Women’s Resource Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mya Taylor, star of the acclaimed indie film Tangerine, visited Bowdoin last week.