The 72 students who participated in the McKeen Center’s Alternative Spring Break program gathered for a special dinner at Daggett Lounge recently to reflect on their week of service.
Bowdoin Japanese language students Justin Ehringhaus ’16, Alexandra Mathieu ’15 and Tianchen Zhou ’14 all placed in a recent Japanese language contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
A humanitarian soccer player and an advocate for greater digital privacy have each won a one-year grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to travel the world.
Bowdoin’s Asian Students Association on Saturday evening presented its annual ASA Fashion Show, showing off an array of fashions and talents.
About 300 people volunteered to walk the Farley Field House track during last Friday’s all-night Relay for Life.
Students gathered last weekend for Masque and Gown’s 80th Annual One-Act Competition, which began Friday evening with three distinctly different pieces, five to 10 minutes each. Bowdoin students wrote, directed and acted in each play.
Each year, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity holds an essay contest for undergraduates, looking for pieces in which students grapple with ethical issues. This year, senior Christiana Whitcomb received $5,000 for the top prize.
David Prouty ’80, general counsel for Major League Baseball Players Association, was on campus to give a talk on “power, money and how collective bargaining and players’ interests continue to shape the game of baseball.”
At the International Club’s 2014 annual talent show, students and faculty performed acts representing cultures all over the world, including France, Cambodia, Vietnam, Spain, China and the United States.
At the invitation of Bowdoin’s Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, former NFL player Wade Davis visited campus for the College’s annual Anything But Straight in Athletics event. This event is dedicated to raising awareness about gay athletes who play at every level of every sport.
In its fifth year, Bowdoin’s teacher certification program has more participants than any to date. Fifteen Bowdoin students, both graduates and current seniors, are currently enrolled in the intensive semester-long training, learning what it takes to be a middle or high school teacher.
Lonnie Hackett is not yet a college graduate, but already he is founder of a healthcare nonprofit in Zambia that provides free medical treatment to children. For his humanitarian work, Hackett has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant.
Jerrod Dobkin ’15, an alpine skier at Bowdoin, formed a Bowdoin College volunteer ski team and raised $1,300 for last Saturday’s Maine Adaptive Ski-a-Thon at Sunday River ski resort in Newry.
This was the 15th year of the Delta Sig art contest, and the largest show yet, with works from more than 120 students.
Students visited Maine’s biggest city for Bowdoin Day in Portland, a daylong trip designed to show students some of the diverse and interesting career possibilities in and around the city.
Over 70 students gathered at Howell House last weekend for Bowdoin’s first-ever Sushi Party, an event sponsored by the Japanese department. Students were treated to tea and miso soup, followed by fresh sushi created by chef Shuji Oki.
Meredith Outterson ’17 and Courtney Payne ’15 have reestablished a campus tradition students call “grinner,” for green dinner.
Bowdoin College students, curious about the unfolding political situation in the former Soviet Union, recently asked Laura Henry, a government professor and an expert on Russian civil society, to lead a discussion at Burnett House on the topic.
NerdScholar, a division of the personal finance website NerdWallet, has called Bowdoin’s spring break trip to the Passamaquoddy reservation one of the best school-sponsored alternative spring break programs that colleges have to offer.
Karen Gordon Mills recently took time out of her schedule as a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government to deliver a talk on finance to Bowdoin students.