As temperatures drop to frighteningly low degrees, Bowdoin's rumored underground tunnels would certainly be a comfort to use.
Jewish life at Bowdoin has come a long way since the establishment of the Bowdoin Jewish Organization, a small student group at the College dating back to the 1960s.
Bowdoin has seen a considerable rise this fall in the number of seniors applying to the Teach for America (TFA) program, which places graduates in low-income communities to teach in local schools for two years. By the November 2 second-round deadline, nine Bowdoin students had applied for the program. Though there are still two application rounds remaining, the figure represents a 33 percent increase from last year's number of second-round applicants.
Tucked away on the far end of Maine Street, Fort Andross now houses the College's new sculpture studio. The sculpture studio, newly relocated to Room 314 at the mill complex, had formerly been on the fourth floor of Adams Hall.
In recent years, flashing yellow lights lining three crosswalks on Maine Street have made it safer for pedestrians to traverse local roads. The College has recently upped this effort, adding a fourth lighted crosswalk on Bath Road.
Homecoming Weekend will surely see Bowdoin alumni mingling with current students. In addition to the much-anticipated opening of the Walker Art Museum, there are six athletic home games occurring on Saturday. There will be pep rally and bonfire on Friday to start things off.
In response to negative assessments of its academic advising program, Bowdoin officials are aiming to make advisers more than just signatories on students' course registration forms. "The student response in the vast majority is 'advising sucks,'" said Associate Dean for Curriculum Steven Cornish, who previously worked to reform advising at Brown University, and before that, oversaw Dartmouth College's peer advising system.
If cases of mononucleosis are any measure, Bowdoin students appear to be getting along quite intimately well this year. In the four weeks since the start of the semester, five students have already been diagnosed with what is commonly known as the "kissing disease."
Bowdoin students on financial aid may soon find themselves $500 richer.