Student Life

Bowdoin Marches for Science

Two busloads of Bowdoin staff, students, and faculty headed to the Saturday morning March for Science in Portland, Maine, joining the many thousands of people who marched in defense of science in the US and around the world.

Students Practice Philanthropy in Common Good Grant Program

The McKeen Center recently hosted the Common Good Grant Awards Ceremony and Reception in Moulton Lounge to distribute grants to eight local organizations. The Common Good Grant Committee is a student-driven program that provides grants to nonprofits in the greater Brunswick area. Since 2001, the committee has given out more than $240,000 in grants to over 85 organizations.

Mariette Aborn ’17 Named Bowdoin Student Employee of the Year

After reading write-ups submitted by supervisors, ten members of an advisory board deemed senior Mariette Aborn the top employee of the year.

Professor Jean Yarbrough: ‘How I Became a Conservative’

“I was not born into a conservative family, I was not born into a Republican family, and I am still an outlier in my birth family,” revealed Jean Yarbrough, who is Bowdoin’s Gary M. Pendy Professor in Social Sciences, Government and Legal Studies and an expert in political philosophy and American political thought.

A Slice of Bowdoin College Life: The Annual Housing Lottery

Each spring, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors enter the lottery process to pick their ideal living situation for the following year. Roughly 90 percent of students live on campus, and the options for residential housing are fairly broad.

Professor Laura Henry Analyzes Next Brexit Step

Kicking off International Week at Bowdoin, government professor Laura Henry gave a campus talk about what happens now that British Prime Minister Theresa May has officially began the process of splitting the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Students Answer ‘What Is Love?’ Query

In one of the pieces hanging in a new student-curated art show in Smith Union, two middle-aged people lean over a cake and a diminutive white-haired woman, helping to blow out three numbered candles, 1-0-1. In the accompanying text, photographer Samantha Hoegle ’17 explains that the man in the photo is her father, the woman her aunt, and the small woman […]

ASB Students Reflect on Visits to Philly, Guatemala, Atlanta, S.F., ME., New Orleans

Perhaps as important as going on Alternative Spring Break trips is the reflection and analysis the students do on their experiences after they’ve returned home and to campus.

Two Maine Politicians Discuss State Issues — And Set an Example for Bipartisanship

Given the current political climate, the Maine Politics talk Monday night was perhaps most notable for the amount of bipartisan agreement and respectful cordiality shown by the two political guests and two student moderators.

Mariely Garcia ’17 Wins a Watson to Observe Medicine Around the World

Since she was a kid, Mariely Garcia has wanted to be a physician. And though she is still unsure in what area she will specialize, she is adamant about being a doctor who is sensitive to the unique lives and backgrounds of her patients, and to the sociological, economic, or cultural factors that may have […]

Professors Delve into the ‘HerStory’ of Reproductive Rights in the US

For the final installment of “Herstory,” a month-long examination of “reproductive justice, resistance, and solidarity,” Assistant Professor of Government Maron Sorenson and Associate Professor of History David K. Hecht discussed laws surrounding public health and reproductive laws.

Student Art Overflows Lamarche Gallery at Annual Show

Each year, a foundation set up by the former Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon fraternity invites students to submit artwork to its wide-open art show for photos, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces.

After a Feast, Student Show Celebrates a Continent

This weekend, Africa Alliance hosted a couple of African-themed events, starting on Friday evening with “Tastes of Africa,” a feast of traditional dishes from many countries. On Saturday evening, April 1, the student group organized its second annual “Pan-African Fashion Show” in Kresge Auditorium, featuring music, dance, poetry, and fashion.

Cuba Weeks Brings Some Warmth to Smith Union

Last week Brunswick celebrated its relationship with the Cuban city of Trinidad with a series of events sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association.

Genderbread Cookies For Transgender Day of Visibility

One way students at Bowdoin mark Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31 is by decorating “genderbread” cookies.

Original Student Comedy Headed for NYC Theater

After a successful run at theater festivals last summer, a play by Maggie Seymour ’16 and senior Olivia Atwood has been picked up by the People’s Improv Theater in New York City.

Campus-wide Media Project Targets Red/Blue News Divide

An experimental project on campus, starting Saturday, is encouraging students to stray from their comfortable news sites — where they can reliably read articles with a liberal or conservative bent — and to try reading news from the other side.

Meet The Willners ’06: Silicon Valley Pros Offer Peek Into Tech Culture

Since graduating, Dave and Charlotte Willner have had parallel careers in the fast-paced world of consumer technology.

NBC News Correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78, H’12 Declares Press is as Robust as Ever

Journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, an award-winning senior investigative correspondent at NBC News, spoke to students at Bowdoin Monday night, describing the current media and political environment in this country in a lively discussion moderated by Harriet Fisher ’17 and Marina Affo ’17.

Jake Adicoff ’18 Wins Gold at Para Nordic Skiing World Cup

Para Nordic skier Jake Adicoff ’18 won the first race of his career at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Test Event and World Cup, in the cross-country skiing long distance, visually impaired event, beating Sweden’s World Championships silver medallist Zebastian Modin.