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Community welcomes women STEM professors

Ann BasuA New Addition: Tanabe teaches mathematics while learning about liberal arts and the Bowdoin community. Three new female STEM professors, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sarah Harmon, Assistant Professor of Biology Patricia Jones and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Naomi Tanabe, have joined Bowdoin faculty this year and are eager to engage with the liberal arts community.

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Teacher, activist, rabbi: Lisa Vinikoor guides Hillel

Jenny IbsenRabbi Lisa Vinikoor joined the Bowdoin community at the start of the school year. She discussed August's bias incident with students and hopes to help students navigate the current political climate. To Lisa Vinikoor, the journey from elementary school teacher to social justice worker to rabbi was a natural progression.

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Rudalevige popularizes political science in WaPo blog

Ann BasuPROF WITH A BLOG Rudalevige writes about constitutional theory and presidential politics in a blog for the Washington Post. Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige is determined to use his expertise in American government to better civic engagement both at and outside of Bowdoin.

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Kent Island isolates and inspires

Courtesy of Zoe Wood Each summer, Bowdoin offers several fellowships in biology and the humanities that enable students to conduct research or practice various arts on Kent Island. Located off the coast of Maine in New Brunswick, Canada, the 200-acre island has been home to the Bowdoin Scientific Station (BSS), since 1935.

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Taking up space while queer and disabled

Sara Caplan I am a queer person and a disabled person, and every day I am trying to figure out what that means. I decided to write this piece to reflect on those identities—what it means to navigate them and how these identities operate in the world both at Bowdoin and beyond.

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Polar Eyes

Taking the heat

As students write papers in the wee hours of the morning, snooze their alarm for an 8 a.m. class, labor over crossword puzzles at lunch, go for an afternoon run, or dance the night away in a dimly lit basement, the Bowdoin Heating Plant’s six engineers work tirelessly to keep the College running.

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Talk of the Quad

From city to sea

Sophie Washington New Yorkers like to brag about how good our drinking water is, straight from the tap. And, okay, New Yorkers like to brag about a lot of things—but the drinking water really is excellent.

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