News Archive 2009-2018

Students Take Over Bowdoin’s Instagram, Offer Glimpses of A Maine Summer Archives

Check out Bowdoin’s Instagram to see what some students who stayed local are up to this summer.

They’re interning at Eagle Island, the retirement home of polar explorer Robert Peary. They’re conducting science experiments in a Druckenmiller lab, interning for The Nature Conservancy, or working for Bowdoin facilities, Bowdoin Day Camp, or the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.

These “takeovers” — plus many others — are the students living and working on campus or nearby who have become Bowdoin’s social media ambassadors this summer, providing a look into what life in Maine can be like for a student. They’ll continue to post to Bowdoin’s Instagram through mid-August.

The project was dreamed up by social media intern Mariah Rawding ’18, who was impressed by what students were up to this summer and wanted to showcase the diversity of activity on campus and nearby.

Check out a few recent posts:

Syd welcoming students to Bowdoin! How can we help you?!

A post shared by Bowdoin College (@bowdoincollege) on

Here are some of the summer contributors:

Tharunkrishna Vemulapalli ’19 and Dana Williams ’18: Eagle Island, Arctic Museum interns
Dan Williams ’19: Dube lab, science researcher
Emma Husseman ‘18 and Jack Simonds ’19: Residential Life
Pauline Uniestis ’20: Green crabs study in the Gulf of Maine
Isaac Schuchat ’19: Bowdoin Day Camp
Sabina Hartnett ’18 and Syd Benjamin ’19: Admissions
Hannah Berman ’18: Interns at Natural Resources Council of Maine
Harry Jung ’20: HL Library
Megan Retana ’19: Groundskeeping
Brennan Clark ’20: Artist-in-Residence, Kent Island
Elizabeth Weathers ’18 and Nickie Mitch ’18 — The Nature Conservancy