News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin and the Common Good: A Symposium Celebrating Community May 10 Archives


This year, Bowdoin students in more than 20 courses and independent study projects across the curriculum, and those who’ve participated in more than 30 community service projects, summer fellowships and Alternative Spring and Winter Break Programs, have learned through collaborations with organizations in communities here and abroad.

They have taught, developed software, carried out scientific research, presented results to community stakeholders, completed needs assessments for local nonprofits, and raised the hopes and aspirations of children and adults alike. In the process, they have cultivated and helped sustain important and mutually beneficial ties between the College and the communities in which they’ve worked.

The annual Celebrating Community Symposium, to be held 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday May 10, in Morrell Lounge, Smith Union, comprises posters and other displays chronicling a year of students’ and the College’s public engagement and features refreshments including Maine-made root beer and gelato from Brunswick’s Gelato Fiasco.