Maine Reporter Speaks at Bowdoin about New Bio of Sen. Mitchell ’54

Doug Rooks, left, at a book signing at Hawthorne-Longfellow Library

Doug Rooks, left, at a book signing at Hawthorne-Longfellow Library

Doug Rooks recently stopped by the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library to give a talk about his new biography of former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who graduated from Bowdoin in 1954.

The third floor of the library, where Rooks spoke Wednesday afternoon, was an appropriate venue. To research Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible, Rooks spent many hours in the archives here, which are named for Mitchell, and which hold many of Mitchell’s papers, as well as more than 300 oral interviews about him. Read more about Rooks’s new biography.

Student Government Election Draws Many Candidates — And Funny Posters

bsg_elections_2016-5On Friday, campus polls open for the student body to elect new members to the first-year and senior-year class councils. This year, 34 students are running for 10 open seats. The online election closes Sunday at 8 p.m.

“It’s an unusually large number,” Reed Fernandez ’17 noted. As vice president of the Bowdoin Student Government General Assembly, Fernandez oversees student elections. Read more about the elections and see a slideshow of some of the catchy posters.

Hyde School Founder Joseph Gauld ’51 to Receive Lifetime Achievement in Character Education Award

Joseph Gauld '51

Joseph Gauld ’51

Joseph Gauld ’51, founder of the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, has been chosen by Character.org to receive the 2016 Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.

Gauld, the author of four books on parenting and education, has also written columns that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes and the Today Show. More about Gauld, his work, and the award here.

Polar Bear Teams In Action This Weekend

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A busy weekend of action awaits the Bowdoin fall sports teams as eleven squads will compete, including the season-opening contests for football, women’s rugby and women’s tennis.
Complete coverage will be available at the Bowdoin Athletics website and @GoUBears Twitter account throughout the weekend. A full recap of the weekend’s action will be available in Monday’s Bowdoin Daily Sun.