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.