The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) has placed Ladd House on probation until November 1 as part of the response to last week’s Epicuria party. Both the president and vice president of Ladd, where the campus-wide toga party took place, voluntarily stepped down from their positions this week. Ladd faced disciplinary consequences for what Director of Residential Life Mary Pat McMahon referred to as “an unregistered pre-event with hard alcohol prior to Epicuria.” Under the terms of the probation, Ladd House cannot host registered events with alcohol before November 1.
A note from the editors of the 1890 Bowdoin Bugle presents the new edition as if it were a fellow-graduate of the College: “The Bugle, having taken a complete course in the cerebral convolutions of the heads of the several editors, now comes upon the stage to receive his degree from the hand of a criticizing public. We hope it will be at least, cum laude. What is it he says? Vos salutamus.”
The Polar Bears fell to Middlebury away last Saturday, marking the team’s first regular-season defeat since October 2010. Ranked fifth the NFHCA D-III rankings going into the match, Bowdoin has since dropped down to sixth, while the Panthers, still undefeated, moved to second place behind Salisbury.
The Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) will convene for the first time this year on October 10, and some BSG Executive Officers have already begun to make good on last year’s campaign promises. This week, BSG Vice President (VP) of Sustainability Tessa Kramer succeeded in her goal of improving the Bowdoin Shuttle system. It is a strong first step, and we applaud her effort to follow through with her platform. We hope other BSG officers will similarly actualize the proposals they ran on, and we encourage students to hold representatives accountable for their actions, or lack thereof.
Almost two weeks ago, Epicuria happened, and our normally cliquey and divided student body came together in one of those rare moments when debauchery overshadows the crippling social paralysis that often pervades our community. This paralysis stems from students constantly judging and being judged by their peers. For one night, though, the drinking culture veered into unfamiliar territory—uncivilized and unsafe, it became a pagan affair.