‘For the Common Good’: Dorn Book Challenges ‘Crisis in Higher Ed’

Professor of Education Charles Dorn researched 200 years of higher education history to gain a unique perspective on some of the most vexing issues facing the field today.

In his new book, For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America, Dorn argues that we can’t understand what’s going on with colleges and universities today until we examine where they have come from, why they were founded, and how society has viewed their function at different points in time.

Michael Howe ’96 and Company to Appear on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ (WCSH)

Jay Leno visits Howe and Howe Technologies (Image: WCSH)

Michael Howe ’96 and his brother, Geoff Howe, owners of Howe and Howe Technologies, welcomed a familiar face — and his 25-member production crew — for a bit of a show-and-tell of their company’s products.

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno, now the host of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC, visited Waterboro, Maine, to check out the EV-2, featured in the latest Fast and Furious film. Read more about Leno’s visit here.

Ambitious Cycle: Bowdoin Security Bike Patrol Climbs in Number

Ambitious Cycle: Bowdoin Security Bike Patrol Climbs in Number from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Bowdoin’s Office of Safety and Security has stepped up its bike patrol force — training more officers in a way that is “clean, green, fast, and efficient,” says Director of Security Randy Nichols.

The Varied Answers to Museum of Art’s Question ‘Why Draw?’ (Portland Press Herald)

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram helps readers probe a question posed by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in its exhibition Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College.

“With more than 150 works by American and European artists, Why Draw? examines the many different roles that the act of drawing plays in an artist’s practice and offers insight into how drawing has changed with the advent of technology and how it yet remains very much the same today as it was 500 years ago.” Read the article.