Founding Principles: Congress

This is the third installment of “Founding Principles,” an educational video series dedicated to civics. Each one is narrated by Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, who helps provide an introductory overview and basic understanding of American government.

The History of the LOL (The Conversation)

Laughing out loud guyHaha, LOL, Hehe, Hoho, ROTFL — it seems there are nearly unlimited ways to express laughter, chuckling or giggling with text. According to The Conversation, some of these these textual acknowledgments of laughter have actually been around since the age of Chaucer.

Is it Better to Buy or Rent? (New York Times)

house from bank-notesHomeowners know that purchasing a house is a huge commitment with a number of factors to consider. Between mortgage, tax and maintenance, it can be at times better to simply rent. The New York Times’ Upshot has created an interactive calculator that can help you determine which option is best in the longterm.

Reviews and Media Coverage for ‘Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960’

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of the night in American art from 1860 to 1960, has earned rave reviews and mentions in local and national publications. The show, which brings together 90 works in a range of media, opened June 27 and runs through October 18, 2015.

"The Fountains at Night, World’s Columbian Exposition," 1893, (detail), oil on canvas by Winslow Homer. from the 'Night Visions' exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

“The Fountains at Night, World’s Columbian Exposition,” 1893, (detail), oil on canvas by Winslow Homer. From the ‘Night Visions’ exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.