Last night in Quinby, one of the College Houses on Maine Street, students and Brunswick residents gathered to hear three local candidates for the Maine House of Representatives talk about economic development and job creation.
The candidates, Republican Grant Connors, Democrat Mattie Daughtry and Fred Horch of the Green Independent party, offered ideas and answered questions. The forum will be available on local access television.
Evan Hoyt ’15, president of Quinby House, said the 24 residents of the house jumped at the chance to host the event when Laura Henry, Bowdoin’s John F. and Dorothy H. Magee Associate Professor of Government, recently suggested it.
“People care about local politics,” Hoyt said. “And having Brunswick represented at Bowdoin and represented in our living room is exciting.”
Students who live in one of Bowdoin’s eight College Houses regularly offer campus-wide events from lectures and film screenings to apple picking trips and registered parties.