Student Life

Annual Delta Sig Art Show Honors Student Artists

The Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon foundation this year gave out five awards to students who submitted artworks to its 16th annual art show for students.


Camp Hope Founder Justin Pearson ’17 On Serving the Underserved

Last summer, Justin Pearson ’17 launched a new camp in his home city of Memphis, Tenn., for teenagers growing up in poor parts of the city. He recently gave a talk about his experiences.


Visiting Education Scholar Advises Staff, Students on ‘Positive Masculinity’

Frank Harris, who researchers college-aged men, came to Bowdoin to run two workshops on young male leaders who are “culture changers.”

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Scott Mitchell ’15 Receives $10,000 Davis Grant

Scott Mitchell ’15 has received a $10,000 Davis Project for Peace Grant to continue building and distributing his low-cost standers that help children with cerebral palsy gain strength and interact with people around them.


Phui Yi Kong ’15 Wins Watson Travel Grant

Phui Yi Kong ’15 will travel around the world next year to practice martial arts and physical theater, and to study how these practices can nurture civic action.


Will Ossoff ’15 to Join Carnegie Peace Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has awarded senior Will Ossoff with one of its Junior Peace fellowships.

First-Year Class Asks President Mills For Words of Wisdom

Before spring break, members of the Class of 2018 invited Barry Mills to a Friday afternoon reception in Moulton Union and asked him to impart a bit of presidential wisdom.

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Bowdoin Gardeners Begin Maple Sugaring on Campus

Come March, when nighttime temperatures remain chilly but the days begin to warm, Sara Cawthon and her student assistants scope out between 15-20 maple trees on campus to tap for sap.


After a Tough Winter, Students Treat Hardworking Staff

Students in Quinby House recently treated Bowdoin’s groundskeepers, housekeepers and carpenters to a free breakfast to thank them for their hard work this winter.

The Best Chili on Campus? Thorne Hosts Student Cook-off

Last night, the 11th Annual Doug Pollack Polar Chef Competition pitted student chef against student chef in a chili cook-off.

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Mapping the Careers of Bowdoin Staff, Faculty, Alumni

Meg Springer of the Career Planning office says the posters can reassure students that successful careers don’t always need to follow a direct path.


Students Shovel Snow, Raise Money for Iraqi Refugees

When Lillian Gharios ’18 returned to Bowdoin in January, she thought about what she could do to raise money to send to the Iraqi refugees she had gotten to know in Jordan.

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New McKeen Fellowship Fuses Community Engagement and Academics

The Denning Summer Fellowship is unique in that it intentionally links advanced-level students’ summertime internships with their academics.

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Smith Union as Student Art Gallery

“Up to now, all the student art has been mostly isolated in Edwards [Center for Art and Dance] or the Visual Arts Center,” Olivia Paone ’15 said. “We want to bring it to the community.”

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College Houses Become Cultural Sites For a Week

For the college’s inaugural Language and Culture Week, each of the eight College Houses adopted a language and threw a series of events in honor of some of the cultures that speak that language.

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Vegan Options? Check. Chocolate sprinkles? Check. Student Dining Group Advises on Good Eats

The opinionated group discusses the many things Bowdoin Dining is doing right, while also offering suggestions about what it could do better.

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It’s Snow Big Deal: Bowdoin Admissions Embraces, Defies Winter Wonderland

As snow piles up outside of the Admissions Office, prospective students become increasingly wary about the prospect of spending their next four years in Maine. But Bowdoin Admissions has a plan: The Scott Meiklejohn Hawaiian Shirt Campaign.

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Student Hackathon Inspires Grand Ideas

Students from Bowdoin, Bates, Colby and beyond were recently camped out in David Saul Smith Union for 36 hours to participate in one of the first hackathons ever held by a liberal arts college: CBBHacks.

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Theater Professor Offers Public Speaking Tips

Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Abbie Killeen recently offered a public speaking workshop in Hubbard Hal. She started the session by acknowledging that public speaking is, frankly, terrifying, particularly for those not used to doing it.

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Poetry, Plays Kick Off Bowdoin’s Black History Month

Black History Month kicked off at Bowdoin with a slam poetry performance and art reception in Smith Union. A few days later, students performed a series of short plays that address Trayvon Martin’s death and the acquittal of the man who shot him.