High school counselors, college admissions staff, deans, financial aid advisors and many others who help talented low-income students gain admission into colleges or universities, and help them to thrive there, gathered at Bowdoin this week to share their knowledge and make connections.
This year, eighteen Bowdoin students from the class of 2018 have received Fulbright Fellowships to live abroad for one year — in Indonesia, Taiwan, Nepal, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, or Malaysia.
Reading’s interest in making art that speaks to the ways humans connect to the outdoors is in harmony with parks’ interest in teaching their visitors how to care for the land and to leave no trace.
The $15.25-million project has been developed to achieve “Passive House” certification, using half the amount of energy as regular buildings because of more efficient insulation and ventilation systems.
A wealth of projects and programs were showcased at the McKeen Center’s Spring Symposium, Bowdoin and the Common Good. Posters, presentations, photographs, and video were on display in the Morrell Lounge of the Smith Union, representing more than sixty examples of Bowdoin’s commitment to the wider community.
A hand-clapping, thigh-slapping performance by Bowdoin’s oldest female a cappella group, Miscellania, has the won the vocal ensemble first prize in the “colleges” category of a regional television contest.
“A lot of people go through life wondering if they made a difference,” he said, “but as a United States Marines officer, I will never know that feeling.”
In the week leading up to graduation on Saturday, seniors get a chance to relax with friends on campus and bask in a wash of emotions as they head toward life after college.