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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Volume 147, Issue 2

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Students speak out at DACA rally

COURTESY OF BENJAMIN PAINTERSTANDING IN SOLIDARITY (Left to right:) Abukar Adan from Maine Public speaks to Irfan Alam ’18 and Mohamed Nur ’19 about their speeches and Bowdoin’s presence at the rally against President Trump’s rescindment of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals at Portland City Hall last Friday.Bowdoin’s community came together at Portland City Hall last Friday to protest President Trump’s rescindment of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama administration executive order which extended rights such as higher education and tax obligation to undocumented youth.

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McKeen Center

Initiative encourages pursuit of careers in public service

The Bowdoin Public Service Initiative (BPS), a new program housed in the McKeen Center for the Common Good, aims to encourage students to pursue careers in public policy through education, networking and funded internships. Inspired by conversations between President Clayton Rose and Thomas Pickering ’53, H’84, the initiative comes at a time of widespread distrust of the goals and values of governmental institutions.

Recently in ‘Talk of the Quad’

From city to sea

Sophie Washington New Yorkers like to brag about how good our drinking water is, straight from the tap. And, okay, New Yorkers like to brag about a lot of things—but the drinking water really is excellent.

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