BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will award 454 degrees as it holds it 205th commencement today.

Of the 454 graduates, 50 are from Maine. In all, students come from 40 states and 16 foreign countries.

Honorary doctorates are being awarded to educator Joan Countryman; financier J. Taylor Crandall; economist Michael McPherson; and neuroscientist Eve Marder.

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