Forty Bowdoin students — from across class years, majors, and backgrounds — trekked to California over spring break to explore career opportunities in technology. Now in its second year, the West Trek, a Bowdoin Career Planning program, was expanded this year to allow twice as many students to participate.
Teaming up with 10 marine research centers up and down the coast, Bowdoin College has embarked on a longterm study to better understand how the Gulf of Maine is transforming as the climate changes. Scientists report that the Gulf of Maine is heating up more rapidly than 99 percent of the world’s oceans.
Senior Raisa Tolchinsky received a small grant from Bowdoin to study in Italy this spring break. An English major and Italian minor, Tolchinsky is pursuing an independent study on mystics and the meaning of mysticism.
Danielle Haas Freeman ’17 and other student researchers at Bowdoin have launched a new “informal” science blog about their research. With “Bowdoin Student Scientists: Science in Informal Language,” they aim to communicate the importance of science in a time when public policy appears to be veering from mainstream scientific findings, particularly on climate change. Freeman explains in the blog that she is concerned that […]
President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, as expressed so far through his actions and rhetoric, threatens to weaken the United States’ standing in the world, according to a Bowdoin government professor.
Donna Brazile, a longtime political strategist for the Democratic party, spoke to students in Smith Union on Wednesday night, urging them to get involved now, while they’re still young, in politics. She also beseeched them to remain receptive to people whose beliefs don’t match their own, to listen closely to their political opponents.
The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated twelve seniors for membership in ΦΒΚ. The nominations are in recognition of the students’ outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have studied through the first semester of their senior years. Eileen H. Bates Peter L. Cohen […]
A current photography show in Lamarche Gallery in Smith Union is the outcome of a discussion among women of color at Bowdoin, who gathered recently to speak about what it means, and how it feels, to be in their skin at Bowdoin. Part of the conversation included a photo shoot.
The Ramp Gallery in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, which lies along a ramp on the library’s bottom floor, has a new student show of large-print microscopic images.
Thorne Dining Hall might have been, briefly, the meatball center of the world Thursday evening, when the Polar Chef Competition took place. This year, the annual cooking competition featured three student teams (all dining hall employees) vying for tastiest meatball.
Three Bowdoin students have been in Hawaii this week presenting their honors and independent study research at an ocean sciences conference in Honolulu.
Each year, the Bowdoin Outing Club works with the Women’s Resource Center to come up with expedition ideas that might appeal to women a tad skeptical about rugged outdoor adventures. Or to women who want to try something new.
“I thought it would be really nice to have a space where people could do creative journaling in a no-pressure way to reflect on their week. Because I know for me, if things are really rough, writing is a super helpful way to figure some things out.”
Smith Union was filled with techies last weekend who were participating in the third annual CBBHacks Hackathon, the largest student hackathon in Maine.
The McKeen Center for the Common Good recently hosted a panel of four alumni who are providing affordable housing in Maine and beyond. The four guests work for a social services agency, a law firm, a nonprofit affordable housing investment fund, and a nonprofit affordable housing developer. They answered a range of questions, from addressing the nitty gritty of their jobs to speaking about the entrenched social inequalities, market realities, and political inaction that can lead to homelessness.
The Peace Corps has announced that Bowdoin College ranked No. 13 among small schools on the agency’s 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 10 Bowdoin alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Connie Chiang recently spoke at the Center for Multicultural life about the history of Japanese American incarceration in relation to President Trump’s travel ban.
Each year, the African American Society at Bowdoin holds its campus-wide Ebony Ball, usually on the same weekend as the Oscars. Now a tradition dating back more than 20 years, students party and dance in Moulton Union until early morning.
Each year, students come up ideas for new campus clubs that they make official by chartering them through student government. This year, along with a new Russian Club, a cappella group, comedy magazine, and dance group—among others—two students have launched a new club called Films About Feminism.
Bowdoin research and instruction librarian Barbara Levergood has responded to the quickly developing news of the day by putting together an online guide of primary and secondary sources that relate to current events in government.