Last weekend, Masque & Gown stages an Edward Albee play. Busra Eriz ’17 went behind the curtain to speak to the actors and director before their Friday night performance.
Chewonki wildlife expert Matt Weeks visits Reed House to demonstrate three live predators to students, plus other members of the Bowdoin community, younger and older.
Food Day is a national awareness-raising day about the benefits of healthy eating, the importance of supporting local farmers, and the need to end hunger—everything that Bowdoin Dining cares about, said Michele Gaillard, who helps oversee Bowdoin’s dining programs..
Bowdoin students “Took Back the Night” on Thursday, in an event hosted by Bowdoin’s Office for Gender Violence Prevention and Education and V-Day student chapter. The ceremony supports a worldwide movement to end sexual and dating violence.
The Bowdoin Art Society, a student group of 170 artists and art appreciators, opened its annual show in Ladd House Thursday night, the first night of family weekend.
Since 2005, when a speaker came to Bowdoin to advocate against same-sex marriage, students have worn yellow for one day in October. The color commemorates the way students decided to peacefully show their support for the LGBTQ community during Michael Heath’s talk—they all wore yellow to his lecture.
Before packing into the Helmreich House common room to watch last night’s final presidential debate, students attended a pre-debate panel on the state of the election. Moderator Liam Gunn ’17 started off by asking what makes this election different from previous ones. One professor responded: “This is the most important election that I will ever vote in in my life.”
Chris Gary, the HBO producer who oversaw Game of the Thrones and True Detective, began his talk at Bowdoin Monday night by looking out at the audience and asking, “What do you want to talk about?” In response to cries such as, “How do I get a job?” Gary discussed his circuitous career path and what it takes to make it in the film industry.
The controversial linguistics professor and political commentator took aim at US foreign and domestic policy, describing America as the most white supremacist nation in the world.
As the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline intensifies, several dozen students and other members of the Bowdoin community gathered on campus recently to voice their opposition to the project.
Representatives from a multitude of graduate programs were on hand to offer information to those with postgraduate ambitions.
Students gathered in Jack Magee’s pub Wednesday night to debate San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. They discussed what the football player’s gesture says about patriotism, dissent, the black lives matter movement, and the possibility for change.
To raise awareness of the heterogeneity among Bowdoin students, some of which is not always visible, Daisy Wislar ’18 in September collaborated with photographer Jude Marx ’18 to take portraits of eleven students with disabilities.
Bobby Choi ’17, who said the Board Game Club is “very near and dear” to his heart, explained that, three years after he helped found the club, “we have a great community that I love.”
Liam Gunn ’17 has been coordinating with the McKeen Center’s Andrew Lardie, as well as with Bowdoin Student Government and students in the campus’s three political groups (Bowdoin Republicans, Bowdoin Democrats, and the nonpartisan Bowdoin Political Union). They’re organizing election-themed events and registration drives leading up to election day.
Now a fall tradition, Student Activities threw an elegant part at the Museum of Art for students on Friday night. Students perused the exhibits before gathering in the pavilion for an a cappella concert.
On Friday, voting begins to elect new members on the first-year and senior-year class councils. This year, 34 students are running for the 10 open seats. The election closes Sunday at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, more than 500 students, staff, and faculty signed up to participate in Bowdoin’s annual Common Good Day.
In a recent conversation, Raisa Tolchinsky ’17, a dedicated writer, shared her thoughts on the writing process, studying abroad in Bologna, the writers she’s reading now, and more.
Willy Oppenheim ’09 recently visited Bowdoin to meet with students and discuss some of the “problems and possibilities” that come with volunteering abroad. His visit was one of the McKeen Center’s “What Matters” dialogue events. In response to events and cultural debates that arise in the news cycle, the McKeen Center organizes public discussions on campus, inviting staff, faculty, students, and community members to share their thoughts and questions.