Clayton Rose was officially inaugurated as the 15th president of Bowdoin College this morning in front of hundreds of students, faculty and alumni in Farley Field House.

"At its core a liberal arts education is about understanding," said President Rose in his inaugural address titled "Why We Are Here."

Rose's speech emphasized the importance of helping students find their passions and engage with uncomfortable ideas while at Bowdoin.

"Value comes from an education that makes it possible for us to learn what we really want to do," said Rose in his address.

"We must invite in views that are different than ours, and not only invite them in, but engage them," he said.

Rose was joined on stage by former presidents Barry Mills and Bob Edwards.

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