Bowdoin’s Franz Discusses Changing Nature of Political Advertising in Latest Book

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Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz draws on a wealth of data in his latest book, Political Advertising in the United States (Westview Press, 2016), which he co-wrote with two other directors of the Wesleyan Media Project.

Read more about the book and see the video in which Franz discusses political advertising.

Historic Day For Bowdoin Tennis Teams as Polar Bears Advance to NCAA Semifinals

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For the first time in their respective program histories, the Bowdoin men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA Semifinals with wins Monday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Both teams will play Tuesday for trips to the national championship matches Wednesday.

Men’s Tennis: In one of the most improbable comebacks in Bowdoin tennis history, the Polar Bear men’s tennis team rallied from a 3-0 deficit following doubles play to shock Johns Hopkins, 5-4, in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament Monday morning. Read the recap | view photos

Women’s Tennis: The Bowdoin women’s tennis team jumped out to an early 3-0 lead following doubles play and held on for a 5-1 NCAA Quarterfinal win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Monday evening. Read the recap | view photos

Bowdoin Students Win National Fellowships For Global Work

Click on the red dots to see where the graduating seniors with national fellowships will be next year. View a larger version of the map.

This year many graduating seniors and recent alumni have received national fellowship that will take them around the world to work, teach, or do research next year. See the full list.

Friends to the End: Franklin Pierce’s Friendship with Nathaniel Hawthorne (Mental Floss)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (left), Franklin Pierce

Nathaniel Hawthorne (left), Franklin Pierce

The illustrious writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, a member of the Class of 1825, and Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States and a member of the Class of 1824, became good friends at Bowdoin.

Hawthorne died 152 years ago this month, during a trip with Pierce to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Mental Floss looks at their friendship through the years.