Student Life

Bowdoin Slam Poets Give Inmates a Voice

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To draw attention to the educational work it does with prison inmates, the College Guild, a Brunswick-based nonprofit, recently invited members of Bowdoin’s Slam Poetry Society to perform writings by prisoners.

Slideshow: A Night Mingling With Art


In what has become a fall tradition, Student Activities last Friday threw its annual evening soiree at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and invited the entire student body.

467 Volunteers Take Part in Common Good Day

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In an enduring and popular 15-year-old tradition, 432 students and 35 staff, faculty, alumni and family members fanned out across the region last Saturday to accomplish good deeds.

Student Travelers Reflect on Global Service


This summer, seven Bowdoin students received Global Citizens Grant travel funds to work with grassroots organizations in communities around the world. In their own words, the students reflect on their international experiences.

Visiting Reverend Asks, What Does it Mean To Be an Adult?


A group of students gathered recently in the upstairs hall of Massachusetts Hall to hear an Episcopal priest address a question that has likely has crossed the minds of many young people (and perhaps those of their parents well): When would they finally be adults? Rev. Frank Strasburger, author of Growing Up: Limiting Adolescence in a World Desperate for Adults, was Princeton’s chaplain […]

Alumni “Speed Network” With Students


The office of Career Planning took advantage of the presence of 28 alumni on campus last week to arrange its job-related version of speed dating, or what it calls “speed networking.”

New Student Multicultural Coalition Aims to Make Broader Impact


Two students have partnered with Bowdoin’s dean of multicultural student programs to create a new coalition designed to strengthen the collaboration among the College’s many multicultural student groups.

Students Recall Extraordinary Summers

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More than 30 students gathered in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union last week to recount their summer stories. And they were far from your ordinary summer anecdotes of, say, summer flings, trips to the beach house, suntanning mishaps, etc.

104 Bowdoin Students Join NYC Climate March

One bus and eight cars were needed to carry the 104 Bowdoin students to New York City to join the People’s Climate March.

Comedian Aamer Rahman Entertains at Recent Bowdoin Show


Australian comedian Aamer Rahman recently performed his show, “The Truth Hurts,” in Pickard Theater. He captured the audience with one engrossing story after another, cracking jokes about Muslims, Australians, South Asians — most races, actually —as well as terrorism, racism and social media.

Career Planning Director Timothy Diehl: Preparing Seniors to Transition


A Q&A with Timothy Diehl, Bowdoin Career Planning’s director, on what he and his staff are doing now to help seniors prepare for life after Bowdoin.

A Cappella Groups Sing For New Members


All six of Bowdoin’s student a cappella groups performed recently in the Bowdoin Chapel to show off their talents and attract new singers.

Finance Alumni Share Career Insights With Students


Bowdoin Career Planning recently invited three Bowdoin alumni and entrepreneurs to campus to speak to students about their careers in finance.

A Hawthorne-Longfellow Party Leaves Them Dancing in the Stacks

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The class of 2018 last Friday gathered in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library for a Bowdoin College first: a dance party with DJs, disco lighting and Top-40 hits.

Before and After: 52 Harpswell


Bowdoin’s newest residential hall, at 52 Harpswell Road, was completed this summer. The first students to live in the LEED-certified dorm moved in in early September.

Bowdoin Outing Club Orientation Trips: A Slideshow of Maine


To celebrate the Class of 2018′s first few adventurous days of college, the Bowdoin Outing Club recently presented a slideshow of photographs taken by students during their orientation trips.

Pres. Obama Honors LGBT Centers, Including Bowdoin’s


At the end of August, Kate Stern received a letter from President Barack Obama in which he thanked the staff and volunteers of LGBT community centers across the nation.

In the Books: A Bowdoin Rite of Passage

Incoming first-years become “official” Bowdoin students only after they have written their names into Bowdoin’s matriculation books, which contain generations of matriculants’ signatures within their bindings.

A Bowdoin Tradition: A Presidential Welcome on the Museum Steps

Every year, after first-year students have returned to campus from their orientation trips, they gather at the Museum of Art steps for a welcome from Bowdoin’s administrators and to sing the alma mater together.

Bowdoin Deans Offer Top 10 Tips for First-Years (WCSH 207)

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On the Maine TV show “207,” Janet Lohmann and Michael Wood, dean and assistant dean of first-year students at Bowdoin, give their best tips for students and parents to adjust to their first year of college.