Student Life

Students, Staff Spend A Moment in Silence

Students and staff gathered on the Museum of Art steps today at 12:30 p.m. to observe a moment of silence in recognition of LGBTQIA youth who still face rejection or violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Local 9th Graders Visit Bowdoin to Get Inspired By College

The aim of Aspirations in Maine Day is to inspire high school students from nearby towns to go to college.

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Student Baking Club Makes Goodies For Local Food Pantry

The student baking club, run by Laura Griffee ’17 and Emily Jaques ’17, has begun volunteering its services and talents at the local food pantry and soup kitchen.

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A Week of International Events, from Pan-African Fashions to Korean Dakgalbi

Last week students organized a week of cultural events, from an African fashion and dance show to a night of worldly storytelling. They also offered a cooking workshop, featuring Mexican, Pakistani and Korean dishes, and showed off their musical and creative talents at an annual talent show.

Students Analyze Alternative Spring Break Trips

Student participants of Alternative Spring Break trips gathered recently with faculty, peers and representatives from local agencies to explore opportunities for continued engagement in the social issues they investigated during their March break.


Five Alumnae Return to Campus to Advise Biz-minded Students

On a recent Sunday afternoon in Lancaster Lounge, a panel of five Bowdoin alumnae offered career advice to students of all class years.

Annual Delta Sig Art Show Honors Student Artists

The Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon foundation this year gave out five awards to students who submitted artworks to its 16th annual art show for students.


Camp Hope Founder Justin Pearson ’17 On Serving the Underserved

Last summer, Justin Pearson ’17 launched a new camp in his home city of Memphis, Tenn., for teenagers growing up in poor parts of the city. He recently gave a talk about his experiences.


Visiting Education Scholar Advises Staff, Students on ‘Positive Masculinity’

Frank Harris, who researchers college-aged men, came to Bowdoin to run two workshops on young male leaders who are “culture changers.”

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Scott Mitchell ’15 Receives $10,000 Davis Grant

Scott Mitchell ’15 has received a $10,000 Davis Project for Peace Grant to continue building and distributing his low-cost standers that help children with cerebral palsy gain strength and interact with people around them.


Phui Yi Kong ’15 Wins Watson Travel Grant

Phui Yi Kong ’15 will travel around the world next year to practice martial arts and physical theater, and to study how these practices can nurture civic action.


Will Ossoff ’15 to Join Carnegie Peace Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has awarded senior Will Ossoff with one of its Junior Peace fellowships.

First-Year Class Asks President Mills For Words of Wisdom

Before spring break, members of the Class of 2018 invited Barry Mills to a Friday afternoon reception in Moulton Union and asked him to impart a bit of presidential wisdom.

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Bowdoin Gardeners Begin Maple Sugaring on Campus

Come March, when nighttime temperatures remain chilly but the days begin to warm, Sara Cawthon and her student assistants scope out between 15-20 maple trees on campus to tap for sap.


After a Tough Winter, Students Treat Hardworking Staff

Students in Quinby House recently treated Bowdoin’s groundskeepers, housekeepers and carpenters to a free breakfast to thank them for their hard work this winter.

The Best Chili on Campus? Thorne Hosts Student Cook-off

Last night, the 11th Annual Doug Pollack Polar Chef Competition pitted student chef against student chef in a chili cook-off.

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Mapping the Careers of Bowdoin Staff, Faculty, Alumni

Meg Springer of the Career Planning office says the posters can reassure students that successful careers don’t always need to follow a direct path.


Students Shovel Snow, Raise Money for Iraqi Refugees

When Lillian Gharios ’18 returned to Bowdoin in January, she thought about what she could do to raise money to send to the Iraqi refugees she had gotten to know in Jordan.

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New McKeen Fellowship Fuses Community Engagement and Academics

The Denning Summer Fellowship is unique in that it intentionally links advanced-level students’ summertime internships with their academics.

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Smith Union as Student Art Gallery

“Up to now, all the student art has been mostly isolated in Edwards [Center for Art and Dance] or the Visual Arts Center,” Olivia Paone ’15 said. “We want to bring it to the community.”