Student Life

Summer Harvest: Bowdoin Garden Crew Brings New Plot to Life

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The new garden on Harpswell Road is producing a bounty of vegetables and flowers this year under the direction of Bowdoin Organic Garden manager Sara Cawthon and her crew.

Bowdoin Environmental Fellows Work for a Healthier Maine

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This summer, 11 Bowdoin students with environmental fellowships are working in Maine and contributing, in a range of ways, to protecting our natural resources.

Bowdoin Engineering Student Designs Stander for Disabled Children

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Inspired to address a Peruvian medical clinic’s need for devices to help children with cerebral palsy, Mitchell has designed a stander that he is now trying to mass produce to donate to clinics around the world.

Interning at Maine’s Iconic Store — In Japan


Greg Stasiw ’15 has a paid internship this summer with L.L.Bean, working for its inventory team. This seems a normal enough job for a college student in Maine — until you learn that he’s based in Tokyo.

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.