Education: Bowdoin's 150th

Write on your doors the saying wise and old, "Be bold! Be bold!" and everywhere "Be bold;" "Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess Than the deject; better the more than less; Better like Hector in the field to die, Than like a perfumed Paris turn and fly.

Thus, in his Morituri Salutamus, Alumnus Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (class of 1825) exhorted the seniors of Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Me.) on the 50th anniversary of his own graduation. Last week Bowdoin, still one of the nation's top-ranking small colleges, celebrated its 150th anniversary. For 2,160 of its bold alumni there...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!