Bowdoin’s Elias on the Peshawar School Attack (CTV)

Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias.

Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias interviewed on CTV News

Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias was invited by CTV News to share her knowledge of the Pakistani Taliban in the wake of the attack on a school in Peshawar that left 141 children dead. Elias, who is wrapping up a semester during which she taught the courses Weapons of the Weak and United States Foreign Policy, says it was a message and a personal attack, as the children killed belonged to families of the Pakistani army, which took action against Pakistani militants earlier this year.

Click here and then look for Elias’s interview, “CTV News Channel: ‘Instability’ the Goal of Attack” on the second page of videos featured in the column at the right-hand edge of the page.

Bowdoin, Tuck Collaborate on Financial Accounting Course (EducationDive)

hubbard256Bowdoin’s new collaboration with Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School is featured as one of “7 ways higher ed institutions are increasingly joining forces” on EducationDive.

This spring, Bowdoin students will have the opportunity to work with a team of Tuck and Bowdoin faculty to study financial accounting.

Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association Sees Hope in Restoration of Diplomatic Ties with Cuba (Bangor Daily News)

cuban flag256The Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association has worked for years to promote goodwill between the people of Brunswick and the residents of the Cuban city of Trinidad. But attempts to connect with Cuba here in Maine have been held back by the U.S.’s political isolation of the island country.

That’s why the association sees hope in President Obama’s recent announcement that the U.S. is working to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Read the article.

Fuzzy Therapy: Bowdoin Students Relieve Stress with Visiting Therapy Dogs (Forecaster)

Close-up portrait of a cat and dog

Stress levels run high for Bowdoin students during the week of finals and exams at the end of the semester. That’s why Amy Heggie, the circulation manager at Bowdoin’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, organized the popular stress-relief program “Dogs in the Library,” in which students take a break from studying to play with some furry friends.

Read coverage by The Forecaster and see some pictures of the visiting dogs from the Casco Bay Dog Training Club!