Student Life

Tony Antolini ’63: A Brief History of A Cappella at Bowdoin


Students organized an event last week at Helmrich House called “A Cappella Exposed.” Bowdoin Chorus Director Anthony Antolini ’63 gave a brief history of the Meddiebempsters — the oldest a cappella group on campus — and recalled what it was like to be part of the Meddies during his time at Bowdoin.

Bowdoin Eco-Reps Mark Earth Day


In honor of Earth Day today, Bowdoin’s student Eco-Reps slung capes on the College’s iconic statues and put up signs across campus explaining the steps Bowdoin has taken to be green.

Bowdoin Women in Business Discuss Female Leadership


Bowdoin Women in Business, a student organization led by Phoebe Happ ’14 and Tasha Yektayi ’15, recently invited five successful women to campus to participate in a “female leadership panel” and provide insights into the business world.

Bowdoin Students of Japanese Win Top Honors


Bowdoin Japanese language students Justin Ehringhaus ’16, Alexandra Mathieu ’15 and Tianchen Zhou ’14 all placed in a recent Japanese language contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.

Two Seniors Win Watson Travel Grants

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A humanitarian soccer player and an advocate for greater digital privacy have each won a one-year grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation to travel the world.

Bowdoin Hosts 80th One-Act Festival

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Students gathered last weekend for Masque and Gown’s 80th Annual One-Act Competition, which began Friday evening with three distinctly different pieces, five to 10 minutes each. Bowdoin students wrote, directed and acted in each play.

Christiana Whitcomb ’14 Wins Top Elie Wiesel Essay Prize


Each year, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity holds an essay contest for undergraduates, looking for pieces in which students grapple with ethical issues. This year, senior Christiana Whitcomb received $5,000 for the top prize.

Prouty ’80, MLB’s Head Lawyer, Offers Negotiation Workshop


David Prouty ’80, general counsel for Major League Baseball Players Association, was on campus to give a talk on “power, money and how collective bargaining and players’ interests continue to shape the game of baseball.”

Students Show Off International Talents


At the International Club’s 2014 annual talent show, students and faculty performed acts representing cultures all over the world, including France, Cambodia, Vietnam, Spain, China and the United States.

NFL Player Opens Up About Race and Sexuality in Sports

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At the invitation of Bowdoin’s Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, former NFL player Wade Davis visited campus for the College’s annual Anything But Straight in Athletics event. This event is dedicated to raising awareness about gay athletes who play at every level of every sport.

Learning to Teach: Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program

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In its fifth year, Bowdoin’s teacher certification program has more participants than any to date. Fifteen Bowdoin students, both graduates and current seniors, are currently enrolled in the intensive semester-long training, learning what it takes to be a middle or high school teacher.

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Projects for Peace Award


Lonnie Hackett is not yet a college graduate, but already he is founder of a healthcare nonprofit in Zambia that provides free medical treatment to children. For his humanitarian work, Hackett has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant.

Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon


Jerrod Dobkin ’15, an alpine skier at Bowdoin, formed a Bowdoin College volunteer ski team and raised $1,300 for last Saturday’s Maine Adaptive Ski-a-Thon at Sunday River ski resort in Newry.

Students Check Out Portland’s Job Scene


Students visited Maine’s biggest city for Bowdoin Day in Portland, a daylong trip designed to show students some of the diverse and interesting career possibilities in and around the city.