News Archive 2009-2018

The Story of Bowdoin’s Guest Semester Program is Told around New England and ‘The World’ Archives

In the aftermath of the devastating storms that struck Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Bowdoin opened its classrooms to students whose education was disrupted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Two students accepted the invitation to enroll in the spring semester, with their tuition, room and board, books, winter clothing costs, and transportation to campus all covered by the College.

News coverage of this “guest semester” program appeared in The Bowdoin Orient, on local and regional TV stations, and most recently, on Public Radio International’s The World. To listen, click here, look for the May 8, 2018, compilation of news stories and select “Puerto Ricans contemplate going home.”

Click images to below to view coverage by NECN and WMTW.