The Orient’s Decade in Review – Part II

In Part II of its series, The Bowdoin Orient takes a look back at some Bowdoin headlines from 2000 to 2009. More…

Essays to Spotlight Franklin Pierce

From the Nashua Telegraph: In the pantheon of U.S. presidents, Franklin Pierce (Bowdoin Class of 1824), the only man from New Hampshire to be elected commander in chief, doesn’t make much of a splash. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t an interesting man. More…

On War and Wool: Correspondence Between James Bowdoin III and the Nation’s First Presidents

Bowdoin’s founder would have been a great interview on President’s Day. James Bowdoin III knew several U.S. presidents well enough to exchange letters on government, war, and even sheep. More…

Bowdoin’s Decade in Review – Part I

From The Bowdoin Orient: In the past 10 years, under the leadership of a new College president, Bowdoin has taken on more than a dozen capital projects and renovations, boasts a net gain in endowment of $250 million despite two recessions, has enhanced its academic curriculum with new programs of study, and instituted new policies for student government and residential life. In this series, the Orient will present the most important stories of the decade, compiled from the Orient’s own archives and conversations with members of the campus community. In doing so, the series will identify stories that were important to students in the past, as well as examine their relevance to the College today. More…