Students Pop-up For Halloween Craft Class

halloween maskIn advance of Halloween, the Craft Center on Wednesday night offered a “pop-up” class in Smith Union to help students prepare for the holiday and take a breather from their studies. Read the story and see photos.

Bowdoin’s Fitzgerald on How Welfare Affects Children

John Fitzgerald presents a faculty lunch seminarThis week’s faculty seminar series featured economics professor John Fitzgerald, who gave a presentation titled “Does Public Assistance Improve Long-Run Outcomes for Children? Avoiding Spurious Correlations.” Find out what Fitzgerald’s research has uncovered.

Plotting the Journey to Poe’s Death (Smithsonian)

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America’s “favorite macabre author,” Edgar Allan Poe, died — from mysterious causes, natch — 165 years ago this month in a Baltimore hospital.

Smithsonian magazine highlights the book, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, which checks out the places important to him.

‘Haunted Bowdoin College’ Book Takes Reader on Spooky Campus Tour

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David Francis, Bowdoin’s senior interactive developer, has some scary-good skills when it comes to anything IT-related, but he’s also cracked the code on ghostly happenings amid Bowdoin’s storied past.

Fresh off the presses this fall, Francis’ book, Haunted Bowdoin College, includes “eerie legends about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joshua Chamberlain and other distinguished graduates.”