Archives for September 2016

Meet Bowdoin’s Newest Tenure-Track Professors

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Seven tenure-track professors were appointed to Bowdoin’s faculty this year to teach and conduct research in a number of fields—computer science; English; gender, sexuality and women’s studies; government; history; Russian; and theater and dance.

The professors shared a bit about their background, their research and teaching interests, and what they like to do when they find themselves with free time.

Kelly Kerney ’02 Reads from Latest Novel, ‘Hard Red Spring’

Kelly Kerney ’02 reads from her latest novel

Bowdoin graduate Kelly Kerney returned to campus Tuesday, Sept. 27, to read from and discuss her most recent novel, Hard Red Spring, published by Penguin Random House. The novel, which is told through the stories of four American women, examines the turbulence of nineteenth-century Guatemala. Spanning one hundred years, the narrative entwines stories of Guatemalan history with American intervention.

When she was a student at Bowdoin, Kerney—an English major—worked closely with the department’s writer-in-residence, Anthony Walton. “I had always wanted to be a writer,” Kerney said. “There was never really a decision.” The exposure to classic and modern literature at Bowdoin further inspired her, she said. After reading popular contemporary literature, Kerney thought: “I could do this.” Read more about Kelly Kerney’s visit.

Designer Lauren McGrath ’07 Shares Ideas for Your Small Spaces (Architectural Digest)

Design duo Suzanne Grua McGrath (left) and daughter Lauren McGrath '07 (Image: McGrath II)

Design duo Suzanne Grua McGrath (left) and daughter Lauren McGrath ’07 (Image: McGrath II)

Design is in Lauren McGrath’s bones. Her mother, Suzanne Grua McGrath, earned five Emmys over her decade-long career as style editor and producer at Martha Stewart Living Television, and together this mother-daughter team wrote Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces To Carry You Through a Lifetime and are behind the McGrath II design blog.

Lauren and her work are showcased in the Architectural Digest piece, “The One Must-Have Investment Piece for a Small Space.”

Lauren McGrath ’07 is the niece of Peter Grua and Mary O’Connell, both of whom are members of the Class of 1976.

Polar Bear Preview: Home Openers for Football and Rugby Saturday

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In its 125th season of football, the Polar Bears will open their home slate as they welcome Amherst to Whittier Field Saturday, and the women’s rugby team looks to continue the momentum from last weekend’s dominating win over Molloy College as they host St. Michael’s College at home.
Complete coverage will be available at the Bowdoin Athletics website and @GoUBears Twitter account throughout the weekend. A full recap of the weekend’s action will be available in Monday’s Bowdoin Daily Sun.