Archives for October 2014

Students Pop-up For Halloween Craft Class

halloween maskIn advance of Halloween, the Craft Center on Wednesday night offered a “pop-up” class in Smith Union to help students prepare for the holiday and take a breather from their studies. Read the story and see photos.

Bowdoin’s Fitzgerald on How Welfare Affects Children

John Fitzgerald presents a faculty lunch seminarThis week’s faculty seminar series featured economics professor John Fitzgerald, who gave a presentation titled “Does Public Assistance Improve Long-Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations.” Find out what Fitzgerald’s research has uncovered.

Plotting the Journey to Poe’s Death (Smithsonian)


America’s “favorite macabre author,” Edgar Allan Poe, died — from mysterious causes, natch — 165 years ago this month in a Baltimore hospital.

Smithsonian magazine highlights the book, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, which checks out the places important to him.

Master Bing Visits Bowdoin, Describes Journey of a Martial Monk

kungfuThe Asian Students Association recently invited a Chinese martial monk to campus to talk about his life in the Wudang Mountains and to teach a free martial arts workshop to the public. Read the full story about Master Bing’s visit to the College.

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