Women’s Resource Center

Rise: 52 Female Students, Over 80 ‘Untold’ Stories

Last October, a group of students began collecting stories from other female students, looking for material to put together a play about people’s lives at Bowdoin.

Students Get Ready for Ivies — With Sparkles, Beads, Patches and Prints

On the Tuesday before Ivies weekend, the Women’s Resource Center and Bowdoin Craft Center set up a temporary fashion house in Morrell Lounge, putting out a wealth of used clothing purchased from Salvation Army. Also on offer were colorful patches, paints, needles and thread, hot glue, and assorted sparkly accoutrements to inspire students to make unique fashions for the upcoming Ivies celebration.

‘Beauty in Color’ Photography Exhibit Puts Pictures to Words

A current photography show in Lamarche Gallery in Smith Union is the outcome of a discussion among women of color at Bowdoin, who gathered recently to speak about what it means, and how it feels, to be in their skin at Bowdoin. Part of the conversation included a photo shoot.

‘Wild Women Adventures’ — From Leather Work to Climbing Walls

Each year, the Bowdoin Outing Club works with the Women’s Resource Center to come up with expedition ideas that might appeal to women a tad skeptical about rugged outdoor adventures. Or to women who want to try something new.

New Construction on Campus: Gingerbread Houses

Groups of students affiliated with campus offices competed last week to see who could build the most elaborate gingerbread house. The Outing Club, Student Center for Multicultural Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Women’s Resource Center, Counseling Services, and Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity all made some seriously detailed masterpieces.

Women’s Resource Center’s Annual Lunch with a Point

Two of the Center’s student directors, Kendall Schutzer ’18 and Scout Gregerson ’18, volunteered to lead this year’s event. They selected the theme, which they described as “finding and giving support in relationships” — whether that’s from friends, roommates, family, or romantic partners.

For Suffrage Week, Prof. Martin Talks to Students About Women in Politics

Last week was Women’s Suffrage Week, and tomorrow voters will decide whether to elect the country’s first female presidential nominee. In light of this, students organized a few events to note the important role of women in politics.

Star Mya Taylor Visits Bowdoin, Talks About Her Breakthrough Film

Mya Taylor, star of the acclaimed indie film Tangerine, visited Bowdoin last week.

Repairing the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ of Women in STEM: Clare Boothe Luce Fellows Discuss Their Research

Megan Maher ’16 and Meg Freiberger ’16 are this year’s recipients of the Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship, which is targeted at women doing research in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Students Organize Balanced Debate on Abortion

The Undiscussed organized the November abortion events as part of its interest in opening the campus up to a range of views and ideologies.

Students March in Silence To ‘Take Back the Night’

Bowdoin students, as well as some staff and faculty, recently walked through campus while holding candles to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence. Throughout the walk, which was silent to encourage reflection, the loudest sounds came from the rain falling on leaves and on the ground.

Coffee House ‘Pops Up’ at 24 College Street

Students gathered at 24 College Street on a recent Friday night for a “pop-up coffeehouse,” a new phenomenon at Bowdoin.

Mentoring Middle School Girls Teaches Lessons All Around

FFLY, short for Fostering Female Leadership in Youth, is a student mentoring organization created and developed entirely by Bowdoin college students.

Tallman Scholar Susan Faludi Advises Students on Op-ed Writing

Students packed into the Bowdoin Women’s Resource Center recently to hear a recent talk from Susan Faludi on one of her areas of expertise: women in the media.

Bowdoin Students Look for Love in All the Right Places

Date-apalooza is the latest Bowdoin incarnation of what used to be known as Date Week or Date Month, an annual tradition at the college to promote healthy relationships and new connections.

Students Inquire Into the Relevance of Feminism

A panel of five staff and faculty members recently gathered in Kresge Auditorium to answer student questions about the state of feminism today and its manifestation at Bowdoin.

Bowdoin Offers Women Wild Adventures

For the fourth year, the Bowdoin Women’s Resource Center has teamed up with the Outing Club to offer a popular series of women-only expeditions throughout the academic year.

Students March in Silence, Solidarity to End Sexual Violence

Over 150 Bowdoin students stood in silence, in the flickering light of candles, outside the Bowdoin College Museum of Art the evening of Oct. 23. They were about to start a silent walk around campus in honor of Take Back the Night, a march held worldwide to protest against all forms of sexual violence.

Helen Newton ’14 instructing her intermediate swimmers

Bowdoin Program Eases Women into the Water

Newton is one of six volunteer coaches — five Bowdoin students and one Bowdoin employee — who this year offered six weeks of Women’s Swimming Lessons at the Farley pool.

More than 60 students identified as campus leaders were invited

Bowdoin Women Talk About Campus Leadership

More than 60 students who were identified as campus leaders joined 14 faculty and staff to talk about women and leadership, and more specifically, women leadership at Bowdoin.