Student Life

Bowdoin Student Techies Go West for Spring Break

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.

With Neighboring Marine Labs, Bowdoin Commits to Longterm Gulf Project

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.

Raisa Tolchinsky ’17: Writing in Italy

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.

Bowdoin Student Researchers Launch Pro-Science Blog

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 […]

Bowdoin Professor Argues Trump’s Foreign Policy Could Diminish US

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.

Veteran Political Strategist Donna Brazile Urges Engagement, Listening

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.

Twelve Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa

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 […]

‘Beauty in Color’ Photography Exhibit Puts Pictures to Words

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.

Library’s Ramp Gallery Goes Under the Microscope

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.

The Best Meatball at Bowdoin

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.

Bowdoin Students Present Research at Hawaii Ocean Conference

Three Bowdoin students have been in Hawaii this week presenting their honors and independent study research at an ocean sciences conference in Honolulu.

‘Wild Women Adventures’ — From Leather Work to Climbing Walls

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.

Raisa Tolchinsky ’17 Offers New Student Writing Group to Spur Reflection

“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.”

Annual Hacks’ Hackathon Generates Flurry of Innovations

Smith Union was filled with techies last weekend who were participating in the third annual CBBHacks Hackathon, the largest student hackathon in Maine.

Four Alumni in Affordable Housing Describe Their Efforts to Shelter People

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.

Bowdoin Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges

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.

Professor Chiang Recalls Japanese-American Incarceration Camps

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.

Slideshow: All Dressed Up for Ebony Ball 2017

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.

New Student Club Watches Movies For Feminist Insight

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.

Want to Read the Latest Executive Order or Supreme Court Brief? Visit Library’s ‘In the News’ Page

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.