Bowdoin a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Two faculty members and eleven students were awarded Fulbright grants in 2016, making Bowdoin one of the top Fulbright producing institutions of the year.

Check out the full list in The Chronicle of Higher Education and learn what these faculty members and students are doing with the opportunity.

Elisabeth Pearson ’03 Has ‘One of the Most Important Jobs in Democratic Politics’ (Roll Call)

Elisabeth Pearson ’03. Executive Director, Democratic Governors’ Association. Photo: Blink Photography

By the time she graduated, Elisabeth Pearson ’03 had already “been infected with the political bug,” according to a Roll Call profile. After working on a number of electoral campaigns, Pearson now serves as executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, where’s she described as a “leading strategist in the party’s redistricting efforts.”

Democrat Senator Mark Warner of Virginia describes her position as “one of the most important jobs in Democratic politics right now.” More in Roll Call. 

Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67 and Government Professor Barbara Elias Klenner Talk Foreign Policy (Maine Public Radio)

Barbara Elias Klenner and Laurence Pope ’67

Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias Klenner and former Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67 discuss the proposed wall on the Mexican border, the recent reversal on the “one China” policy and other matters of US foreign policy with Maine Public Radio News Director Keith Shortall ’82 on Maine Calling. Listen to the segment.

Joshua Chamberlain: ‘The Last Man to Die of Civil War Wounds’

Joshua Chamberlain

President Joshua Chamberlain

Civil War hero and Bowdoin College President Joshua Chamberlain, a member of the Class of  1852,  died 103 years ago this week, on February 24, 1914, at at the age of eighty-five.

As the Bangor Daily News reports, in its “This Week in Portland History” segment, Chamberlain spent much of the last fifty years of his life in considerable pain, nursing the nearly life-ending wounds he sustained at the Siege of Petersburg in 1864.