Student Life

Townies: Students Work for Brunswick, Topsham

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Libby Szuflita ’15 and Violet Ranson ’16 are mapping parts of Topsham and Brunswick this summer to help local administrators make land-use decisions that improve town life and reconcile the sometimes conflicting needs of residents, businesses and wildlife.

Bowdoin Blogger’s Summer Goal: Visit Every Town in Rhode Island


This summer, blogger Michael Colbert ’16 is on a mission to travel to every town in his home state of Rhode Island.

Interning at NYC Arts Orgs with Bowdoin Grants

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This summer, a handful of Bowdoin graduates are using grants from Bowdoin Career Planning’s funded internship program to explore possible careers in art and literature.

With Summer Grant, John Branch ’16 Helps Find Poverty Solutions

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In his second summer interning with Innovations for Poverty Action, rising junior John Branch is exploring a number of unique ways in which impoverished people are improving their lives and their communities.

Christine Parsons ’15′s Summer Job: Helping to Cure Cancer

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For the second summer in a row, Christine Parsons ’15 is working at Yale University’s Slack Lab, which studies the intricately linked processes of aging and cancer development.

For Profit For Good: Environmental Studies Students Explore Biz World


Two students are approaching their ambition to help the environment by going directly to what is often blamed for environmental degradation — big business.

Collecting Oral Histories from Maine Fishermen


Sitting on a trove of oral histories from fishermen, a Brunswick-based association this summer hired Audrey Phillips ’16 to put together videos based on these recordings.

Henley Regatta: Bowdoin Team Loses Close Race

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After an undefeated regular season, and a first-time win at the international Reading Amateur Regatta, Bowdoin’s varsity rowing team this weekend lost a close race with Yale.

Bowdoin Maps Students’ Summertime Jobs

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For the second year in a row, a Bowdoin student is collecting information from her peers about their summertime jobs, internships, fellowships and volunteer placements around the world.

A Bowdoin Father’s Day


One of Bowdoin’s most celebrated dads visited campus this week with his daughter, just in time for Father’s Day.

Mentoring Middle School Girls Teaches Lessons All Around


FFLY, short for Fostering Female Leadership in Youth, is a student mentoring organization created and developed entirely by Bowdoin college students.

Joy, Tears, Promises at First-Generation Lunch


Each year in May, Bowdoin gathers the family and friends of seniors who are the first in their family to graduate from college.

Bowdoin Celebrates Baccalaureate 2014


Bowdoin College held its 2014 Baccalaureate ceremony Friday, May 23, marking the official close of the academic year and celebrating the College’s 209th Commencement (to be held Saturday, May 25).

President Mills Directs Commencement Rehearsal

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On Thursday morning, Bowdoin’s 485 seniors gathered on the quad to practice the carefully orchestrated ceremony of commencement.

Outtakes From Senior Week

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In the run-up to Commencement, seniors have made the most of their last days at Bowdoin.

Museum Pieces Offer Odes to Spring, Love and Otis Redding


This year’s Museum Pieces included original dances that touched on themes of love, spring and exams, as well as featured a bouncy bee and a beneficent angel.

Annual McKeen Symposium Celebrates Community


At the McKeen Center’s annual symposium, held last week in Morrell Lounge, students presented projects they had worked on over the past year that linked the College with the community.

Bowdoin A Cappella Groups Perform End-of-Year Concert


Bowdoin’s a cappella groups put on their final show of the year at Brunswick’s First Parish Church, attracting some 600 people to the pews to take in the event.

Sailing Moves Into New Home on Orr’s Island


Photographer Dennis Griggs rode a boat alongside the sailboats as they were towed last week from Bethel Point to their new home at the Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island.

Bowdoin’s 2nd Annual Dinner Celebrates Out Seniors


Students, staff and faculty celebrated 16 out seniors in a tradition at Bowdoin that began last year.