News Archive 2009-2018

Residential Life

Jake Stenquist ’19: Scholar, Athlete, Marine (and Rock Drummer)

On May 26, 2018, when most of the Bowdoin community was celebrating the College’s 213th Commencement, rising senior Jake Stenquist was on his way to Marine Officer Candidates School (OCS) at Marine Base Quantico, Virginia, for six weeks of “organized chaos.”

Bowdoin Bakes and Builds for National Gingerbread House Day

Tuesday December 12, 2017, is national Gingerbread House Day—as if you needed reminding! In preparation for this momentous occasion, and to compete in Desserts in December event,  a group of student bakers got together over the weekend.

Bowdoin Art Society, Helmreich House Celebrate World Cyanotype Day

Sam Brill-Weil ’20 spearheaded Helmreich house’s World Cyanotype Day workshop on Sunday, October 1. “I wanted to bring this process to Bowdoin,” he said. “When people think of photography, they think of disposable cameras, dark rooms, iPhones. But photography started out completely differently. Bowdoin has the facilities for cyanotype, and I wanted to show that.”

Students Reflect on Being Religious at Bowdoin

Though the panelists came from a broad range of religious traditions and understood their own spiritualities quite differently, it became clear over the course of the talk that, by being religious at Bowdoin, they have shared a set of experiences.

Class of 2021 Arrives on Campus

Emotional scenes on campus on August 22, 2017, as the Class of 2021 moved into their dorm rooms. Student helpers were on hand as carloads of incoming first years and their families arrived in Brunswick from all corners of the country.

A Petting Zoo and Taco Truck on Osher Quad

Residential Life and the Inter-house Council arranged to bring a taco truck and (unbelievably cute and soft) animals from the Waterville-based Pony X-Press petting zoo to campus Thursday afternoon to give students a treat during reading period.

A Slice of Bowdoin College Life: The Annual Housing Lottery

Each spring, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors enter the lottery process to pick their ideal living situation for the following year. Roughly 90 percent of students live on campus, and the options for residential housing are fairly broad.

Maine Muslims Speak About Life Under Trump

The Muslim Student Association and Howell House on Tuesday night hosted a panel of Muslim immigrants who are educators, writers and politicians in Maine. Speakers shared their stories about starting their lives in the US and how President Trump administration’s rhetoric and actions have affected Muslim communities in the state.