Student Life

Bowdoin Students of Japanese Win Top Honors


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.

Two Seniors Win Watson Travel Grants

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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 Hosts 80th One-Act Festival

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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.

Christiana Whitcomb ’14 Wins Top Elie Wiesel Essay Prize


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.

Prouty ’80, MLB’s Head Lawyer, Offers Negotiation Workshop


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.”

Students Show Off International Talents


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.

NFL Player Opens Up About Race and Sexuality in Sports

Left to right: Kate Stern, director of the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Jarred Kennedy-Loving ’15, Matthew XX and Wade Davis

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.

Learning to Teach: Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program

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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 ’14 Wins Projects for Peace Award


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.

Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon


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.

Students Check Out Portland’s Job Scene


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.

Japanese Dept. Offers Popular Sushi Lesson, Dinner to Students


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.

Professor Henry Sheds Light on Crimean Conflict

Laura Henry, the John F. and Dorothy H. Magee associate professor in the government and legal studies department

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.

Bowdoin’s Spring Break Trip a ‘Favorite’ (NerdScholar)

Last year's student volunteers to Pleasant Point. Destiny Guerrero ’13 is in the white jacket.

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 Mills Talks Business to Students

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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.