McEwen: Solitary confinement reflects failure of prison

From The Herald Gazette: At a Statehouse press conference Jan. 21, several speakers (including Bowdoin Professor Craig McEwen) representing a coalition of 17 organizations dedicated to limiting solitary confinement in the Maine State Prison said solitary confinement does “damage to the human mind and spirit.” More…

CTV News: Polar Bears Not Endangered Enough for Trade Ban

An international conservation watchdog has ruled that polar bears aren’t endangered enough to need a global ban on trade that would place their hides in the same category as elephant ivory. More…

ABC News: George Mitchell ’54 and Bowdoin Honored With NCAA’s Top Award

Senator George Mitchell '54 accepting the "Teddy" from Bowdoin Athletic Director Jeff Ward

Former U.S. Senator and Bowdoin College graduate George Mitchell ’54 accepted the Theodore Roosevelt Award on Friday evening, January 15, at the 2010 NCAA Convention’s Honors and Delegates Celebration. The highest honor bestowed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Mitchell is the second Bowdoin recipient of the award, joining William Cohen ’62, and putting the College in distinguished company. More…