Center for Common Good will open in '08
If you're looking for the common good, by the fall of 2008, you'll be able to knock on its door.
Allen debates health care reform
Rep. Tom Allen '67, D-Maine, and Tarren Bragdon, director of health reform initiatives at the Maine Heritage Policy Center, agreed that there is a problem with the health care system, but differed on how to fix it during their debate on health care reform on Tuesday night.
Abroad provider SIT sued by Ithaca student
Safety concerns have led the School for International Training (SIT), an organization providing study abroad programs attended by Bowdoin students, to have its use suspended by Ithaca College.
Staying in touch: A look at student-trustee interaction
Busy meeting schedules limit opportunities for trustees to meet students face-to-face
When the Trustees convened for their February meeting, some students might not have even realized that they were on campus. "After four years here, it was the first time I think I ever even saw a trustee," said senior Jon Ludwig, who, as a member of the a cappella group the Meddiebempsters, sang at a reception for the board on the Friday night of the February 8 to 10 meetings.
Trustees approve tenure for seven
Harvard's new president, Drew Gilpin Faust, will receive honorary doctorate
The Board of Trustees approved seven faculty members for tenure at its February meeting over the weekend.
Faculty discuss budget, dean position creation
The administration is proposing a $111 million budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, representing a 5.5 percent increase over the current fiscal year, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Katy Longley said at Monday's faculty meeting.
Alum coach helps riders saddle up
When Karen Lappas '88 was at Bowdoin, there was no outlet for her to continue her longtime passion of horseback riding. During her first year at the College, Lappas said she and several other students tried to put together a team, but after they were unable to find a facility that worked for them, she had to resign herself to only riding in the summer.
Briefly: Third isolated staph infection of year diagnosed
A student was diagnosed this week with an antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, forcing the College to close the Watson Fitness Center and the adjacent weight room from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday at about 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell says he'd consider U.N. post
Former Sen. George Mitchell '54 said it was "very unlikely" he would be tapped by the Bush administration for the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but said he would "consider it" if asked.
Campaign begins with $147 million
It was billed as the start of the capital campaign, but it turned out to be a grand celebration. After all, there was much to celebrate?$147 million?at the the unveiling of The Bowdoin Campaign at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Friday.
Campaign aims for $250 million
The College is scheduled to formally launch its $250 million capital campaign in Boston on Friday. Officials believe The Bowdoin Campaign will be the largest fundraising drive in Maine history.
Marine returns from Iraq service
One trip to Iraq is enough for Alex Cornell du Houx '06. "One deployment is plenty," said Cornell du Houx, who returned to Maine with the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, yesterday after a seven-month deployment in Fallujah, Iraq.
The Orient spoke with six sets of twins on campus about what life is like as a Bowdoin twin.
Becca Lewis '08 had a feeling that she would attend the same college as her twin sister, Lottie. I think I kind of knew we would end up at the same school," Becca said. "You spend 18 years together and I guess I just knew it wasn't over yet."
Women winning college race
In 1971, 250 women applied to Bowdoin. The College wanted only 30 of them. Today, the number of women on campus has risen to the point where, at this once all-male campus, there are now more women than men.
Judd wants ?seamless? education
Cristle Collins Judd is serious about the liberal arts. "A liberal arts college education teaches people how to think, how to write, how to communicate, how to deal with knowledge, how to explore new problems," said Judd, Bowdoin's new dean for academic affairs. "Those are the things that prepare people for engaged citizenship and leadership."
Shain wants friendly admissions
Bill Shain gives out lots of bad news?but that doesn't mean he likes doing it. "We're going to turn down probably fairly quickly more than 80 percent of the people we meet," said Bowdoin's new dean of admissions. "That doesn't mean the journey has to be obnoxious."
Dean Foster: Collaboration is key
CHANGING FACES: 3 DEANS, 3 WEEKS
Though he may be taking over the reins of the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Tim Foster is ready to reach out beyond his department.
2 students diagnosed with MRSA
The diagnosis of two students this week with an antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria shows Bowdoin is not immune to the skin infection that is becoming increasingly common on college campuses.
Foster appointed student affairs dean
Bowdoin has decided that the best person to fill the shoes of Dean of Student Affairs Craig Bradley is one of its own. President Barry Mills announced Monday that current Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster will take on the position when Bradley leaves at the end of the academic year. According to Assistant to the President Scott Meiklejohn, the search committee made its decision last Friday.
Lecture series reflects rising interest in China
Bowdoin students may find that Brunswick is more interconnected with China than they initially thought after attending a talk or two from the two-week lecture series, "Concurrent Worlds: China in the Era of Globalization," which begins Saturday. Presented by the Asian Studies Program and the Asian Students Association, the six speakers will touch on issues including the Chinese military, rural migration, globalization, and energy.
Security seeks suspected computer crooks
Senior Jen Wilkinson always keeps the door to the room of her Chamberlain quad shut because she says she is paranoid of having her things taken. But after four laptops were stolen from the building in one night, her concerns have turned out to be more rational than she thought. "It's hard to have a good sense of community when you have to keep your door closed," said Wilkinson, "but it is a big dorm though so it's probably a good target."
Mills creates advisory committee on Darfur
With the formation of an advisory committee on Darfur by President Barry Mills this week, Bowdoin may become the latest addition to the small list of colleges and universities taking a stand on investment in Sudan. Harvard, Stanford, Amherst, Dartmouth, and, most recently, Brown and Yale have all taken some form of action concerning their investments in the region in response to concerns related to genocide and human rights violations in Darfur.
Bowdoin Briefs: Students will learn to ?pass? job interviews with mind-body techniques
News from beneath the pines
When your Bowdoin education has taken you as far as it can go in the job search, self-hypnosis and meditation might just be the key to overcoming nerves and succeeding in the critical job interview.
Librarians sign on to answer queries
Students now have a new excuse to chat online while working on a paper or a problem set. But this time they're not procrastinating?they're chatting with a librarian. With the library's new instant messaging service through AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and ICQ, as well as a "Live Research Help" link, students can get an immediate response to their questions without stepping into the library.
Obituary: Bowdoin community mourns loss of King ’07
Bus loads of students will head to Lowell, Massachusetts, today and Saturday to mourn the loss of Bowdoin junior Taryn King, who died last Thursday while studying away for the semester in Ireland.
And the survey says...
Students reveal all about sex lives and drug use
Students may think that full knowledge of the Bowdoin social scene comes just by living within the realm of the "Bubble," but the results from the "Bowdoin Student Life Survey" just released by the Gender and Women's Studies Department might leave even the most astute social butterfly surprised.
BSG says no to VP changes
Members of Bowdoin Student Government voted this week against a constitutional amendment that would have led to the biggest revamping of personnel since the current constitution was written three years ago.
Ford provides professional perspective
The Orient's Beth Kowitt sat down with Visiting Professor Richard Ford, a Pulitzer Prize winning author for Independence Day. Ford, who lives in Boothbay, has published five novels and several collections of short stories. At Bowdoin, he teaches Writing Fiction and Making Stories, Not Telling Them while working on his next novel, The Lay of the Land The following is a partial transcript of that interview. For the complete transcript, please visit orient.bowdoin.edu.
Bates blocks men?s shot at four
85-66 home loss ends Bowdoin?s strong three game winning streak
Last night at halftime, the Bowdoin Men's Basketball Team still had a chance of keeping its three-game winning streak alive. Trailing by five in the 39-44 game against Bates, the Polar Bears worked to close the gap in the second half, getting the game down to three points. But after battling it out for the remainder of the matchup, the team fell to the Bobcats, 85-66.
Republicans rally at Dems convention
College Republicans gathered around Maine Governor John Baldacci's vehicle on Saturday and chased it down the street as he left the Maine College Democrats of America College Convention Saturday.
Governor and Congressmen cite youth vote
Maine's top three Democrats emphasized the importance of the youth vote in interviews with the Orient at the Maine College Democrats of America College Convention. Keynote speaker Governor John Baldacci spoke in Moulton Union on Saturday to a packed house.
Estate sale nearly complete
Breckinridge deal follows summer squabbling
Last fall, the College decided to put the the Breckinridge Public Affairs Center of Bowdoin College on the market for $5.3 million. A purchasing sale agreement with two buyers is scheduled to close this fall after a summer rife with controversy.
Softball wins East Division
In line with its level of play this season, The Bowdoin Softball Team (21-8, 7-1 NESCAC) ended regular-season play with a sweep. The team went 2-0 against Trinity on Saturday, edging out the Tigers 2-1 in the first game and continuing on its streak to end the second game at 4-2.
Pemper reflects on her prized Polar Bears
The Orient's Beth Kowitt interviewed Stefanie Pemper, head coach of the Bowdoin Women's Basketball Team, about her record-breaking season.
Basketball concludes historic season
With a season full of nail biters, it was only fitting that the Polar Bears ended their record-breaking run by keeping their fans on the edge of their seats.