Liam Gunn ’17 has been coordinating with the McKeen Center’s Andrew Lardie, as well as with Bowdoin Student Government and students in the campus’s three political groups (Bowdoin Republicans, Bowdoin Democrats, and the nonpartisan Bowdoin Political Union). They’re organizing election-themed events and registration drives leading up to election day.
Now a fall tradition, Student Activities threw an elegant part at the Museum of Art for students on Friday night. Students perused the exhibits before gathering in the pavilion for an a cappella concert.
On Friday, voting begins to elect new members on the first-year and senior-year class councils. This year, 34 students are running for the 10 open seats. The election closes Sunday at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, more than 500 students, staff, and faculty signed up to participate in Bowdoin’s annual Common Good Day.
In a recent conversation, Raisa Tolchinsky ’17, a dedicated writer, shared her thoughts on the writing process, studying abroad in Bologna, the writers she’s reading now, and more.
Willy Oppenheim ’09 recently visited Bowdoin to meet with students and discuss some of the “problems and possibilities” that come with volunteering abroad. His visit was one of the McKeen Center’s “What Matters” dialogue events. In response to events and cultural debates that arise in the news cycle, the McKeen Center organizes public discussions on campus, inviting staff, faculty, students, and community members to share their thoughts and questions.
Every September, a good number of Bowdoin’s student groups present their clubs at the Student Activities Fair to recruit new members. This year, more than 124 groups attended the event, which was held Tuesday night in the Smith Union.
Every September, at the annual Greenstock festival on Coe Quad, Bowdoin students celebrate with live music, free ice cream, and an outdoor picnic put on by Dining. The festival promotes environmental awareness, and includes green-themed information tables and activities. Students who bring their bikes get free tune-ups.
On the final Art Walk of the season last Friday evening, ukelele players jammed, young unicyclists showed off their balancing acumen, and Brunswick citizens—including some Bowdoin students—strolled along Maine Street, checking out the art galleries and street festivities.
In what has now become an annual tradition for members of the Bowdoin Student Government, a group of students woke up early on the morning of the 9/11 anniversary and planted small American flags across Coe Quad.
Members of the cross-country team took to the water September 7, 2016, for an amphibious workout that’s been a Bowdoin tradition for nearly three decades—the cross-country team canoe race.
More than thirty student volunteer groups were on hand, along with several local non profit organizations, to try to encourage Bowdoin scholars to donate some of their free time to worthy causes.
The campus was busy Wednesday morning as students rushed across the Quad to their first class. We caught up with a few of them to find out what courses they had started off the semester with.
The Gilman Scholarship Program gives grants to students who resist the allure of the basilicas in Italy, the tapas of Spain, or the cathedrals of France, and who opt instead to study abroad in developing countries.
Jelin, a computer science and math major, and a theater minor, has helped produce Perspectives each year for the past three years. He said he was first inspired to get involved after seeing the production himself as a first-year student and understanding its potential. “It’s a unique and powerful way of approaching diversity,” he said, one that can ably demonstrate the breadth of experiences and outlooks contained within one college class.
From Wednesday to Saturday, all incoming first year students are exploring a part of Maine with their Orientation Trip groups, either doing community service or outdoor activities. A few of the groups are based near campus at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island, or are staying on campus.
The excursion, one of fourteen orientation trips organized by the McKeen Center this week, aims to introduce first-years to different aspects of the immigrant and refugee experience in Maine.
President Clayton S. Rose welcomed parents, families, and guests of the Class of 2020 to the Bowdoin community in an address delivered August 23, 2016, in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.
Friendly student volunteers were on hand Tuesday morning to lend a hand and welcome carloads of incoming first-years and their families.
To get a sense of where the students travel for their orientation trips, we’ve made a map showing where all the trips are based. Some groups will camp in one spot and make day trips; other trips — like the backpacking and some canoeing trips — will start and finish in different locations.