Archives for May 2016

The Honorands: An Introduction to Bowdoin’s 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients

The Honorands: An Introduction to Bowdoin’s Honorary Degree Recipients from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Bowdoin has bestowed honorary degrees since the College’s first commencement in 1806. This video, first shown at a dinner honoring this year’s recipients, introduces the honorands of 2016 and explains why they were selected.

Campus Walking Tour Maps Offer of the College

cross BDSOn a recent walking tour of the campus, Secretary of Development and College Relations—and de facto College historian—John Cross ’76 explained how President William De Witt (1885-1917) transformed the College in ways that reflected “The Offer of the College,” which he wrote in 1906. Read more about Hyde’s presidency.

The Search for a Brain-boosting Drug (Scientific American)

Brain-puppet256 After researchers analyzed 24 years worth of studies of the drug modafinil (commonly prescribed for narcolepsy and sleep apnea) to see whether it affects intelligence, they decided that it can help people more easily perform difficult tasks.

The interest in finding a smart drug is not a new one. “People have been searching for ways to boost their brainpower perhaps for all of history,” according to Scientific American. Read more about what has been found.

Athletic Director Tim Ryan: A Few Days in Kalamazoo

Tim Ryan '98

Tim Ryan ’98

Ashmead White Director of Athletics Tim Ryan ’98 reflects on the trip taken with Bowdoin’s men’s and women’s tennis teams to the NCAA Division III Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where the men’s team would emerge victorious.




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