A film that follows wooden boatbuilder Dick Pulsifer ’62 as he works on his 111th boat will be shown on MPBN Oct. 8, at 10:30 p.m., and again on Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m. The film is by three Bowdoin students who graduated last May.
Three alumni (plus a Bowdoin parent and a non-Bowdoin graduate) who work in the energy field returned to campus last week to speak to students about careers in energy and sustainability.
Fall Night at the Museum, now an annual tradition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, drew more than 500 students — and President Clayton Rose — out last Friday for a slightly more-fancy-than-usual evening of art, music and socializing.
Laurel Varnell ’14 spearheaded a revamp of the Bowdoin Craft Center this fall, a project that included clearing out the space, hiring new instructors (all students) and restocking basic crafting supplies that had run low.
Every year, Bowdoin’s Global Citizens program sends several students to do service and volunteer work around the world at locations they choose. This year, nine students were awarded Global Citizen grants, and several of them met to discuss their experiences over dinner at Frontier Cafe.
Julianna Lewis ’18 said she launched Bowdoin Inklings this year because she felt the college needed a space in which students could explore their religious beliefs and their questions.
On Saturday, more than 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends volunteered to help 60 local service agencies. The volunteers gardened, did trail maintenance, visited the elderly, painted, cleaned up yards, assisted with grant research and played with children.
Two students opened exhibitions in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance last week to display works from independent art projects they pursued during the summer.
It has become a tradition for members of Bowdoin Student Government to wake up early on the morning of the 9/11 anniversary and plant small American flags across Coe Quad.
Wilder Nicholson ’16 received a Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain scholarship last spring to fund the making of a documentary about geothermal energy in Iceland. He will screen the film Sept. 10 in the Beam Classroom.
This year, the Outing Club and McKeen Center organized 30 orientation trips for approximately 500 incoming first years. Reporter Talia Cowen ’16 shadowed one of the hybrid service and adventure trips at the Coastal Studies Center to to see what the trips, and the Class of 2019, are all about.
Continuing a Bowdoin tradition, students new to Bowdoin gathered before the Museum of Art steps on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. to hear from the president of the college and deans.
On Wednesday, Bowdoin welcomed approximately 500 incoming first years to campus. Reporters Talia Cowen ’16 and Elina Zhang ’16 caught up with a few members of the incoming class of 2019 during their first day on campus.
The Class of 2019 arrived on campus yesterday, and with help from other students, their families and Bowdoin staff, they unpacked their luggage and met their roommates before setting off on their orientation trips.
This summer, Nicole Von Wilczur ’18 split her week between research on toddler temperament and working at the Children’s Center where she often had to to moderate the temperaments of toddlers.
When Frances Soctomah makes traditional Wabanki baskets, she uses softened wood cut from ash trees and sweetgrass collected from salt marshes. As she weaves, she carries on a tradition practiced for centuries by the Passamaquoddy people.
Two of the students who worked for the Arctic Museum this summer — Tanisha Francis ’18 and Will Brockett ’18 — explored the museum archives, inspecting old objects for damage. Two others — Wildon Kaplan ’17 and Inho Hwang ’16 — designed new technology to enhance the museum experience.
Stratton Island, a National Audubon bird sanctuary located off the coast of Old Orchard Beach, is part of Project Puffin, a longterm bird restoration project in Maine. This season, Browning-Kamins was past of the island’s four-person crew that lived on the island for the entire summer to protect and monitor its bird nest colonies.
For the past two months, four students have been collaborating on a project to track where food comes from, and where it goes, in Brunswick and 13 nearby towns. After their food assessment is complete, it will be used by local advocates to figure out how to provide more healthy food for schools and low- and middle-income households.
This summer, Michelle Kruk ’16 is volunteering at several urban gardens located in predominantly low-income, African American communities to explore the encroachment and process of gentrification in her home city of Chicago.