Watch Online: Bowdoin’s 210th Commencement Ceremony


The College will holds its 210th Commencement exercises this morning, when bachelor of arts degrees will be awarded to 473 students on the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Watch Commencement live online at 10 a.m.

Portrait of Leon A. Gorman ’56 Unveiled at L.L. Bean (Times Record)

Courtesy; L.L. Bean

Courtesy: L.L. Bean

Trustee emeritus Leon A. Gorman ’56, the former chairman of L.L. Bean, has been immortalized in the halls of the company founded by his grandfather, Leon Leonwood Bean. A portrait by acclaimed artist Jon Friedman, who has also portrayed Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Ted Turner, was unveiled at L.L. Bean’s corporate headquarters in Freeport last week. Read coverage in The Times Record.
While it’s reported that the letters “L+L” carved in a tree in the painting are a nod to Gorman’s grandfather, a reliable source — Gorman’s wife, Lisa — tells us the initials actually stand for “Leon+Lisa.”

Watch Online: Bowdoin’s Baccalaureate Ceremony


The College will hold its 2015 Baccalaureate ceremony this afternoon, marking the official close of the academic year and celebrating Bowdoin’s 210th Commencement, to be held Saturday, May 23.

The ceremony begins 4:30 p.m. in Sidney J. Watson Arena and includes remarks by President Barry Mills, Voices from Bowdoin’s Past by Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster, student addresses by Robert Feeney ’15 and Margaret Lindeman ’15, and a keynote address by Harvard University history professor and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore.

Watch Baccalaureate live online at 4:30 p.m., and use the same link to watch Bowdoin’s 210th Commencement exercises at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 23.

Infographic: Bowdoin Lobster Bake By The Numbers

Following Baccalaureate, Bowdoin hosts its annual Lobster Bake for seniors and their families, faculty and staff on the west side of Farley Field House.


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