Talk of the Quad: It's been a good run
When alumni walk in to Admissions, they take one look at the stained glass letters on the window behind me at the reception desk and say, “I remember when this was Deke. It definitely didn’t look like this.” I have worked at the desk every Saturday since September 22. Last Saturday, November 17, was my last shift of the semester. Before the lobby fills at 10:30 a.m. for the information session and tour, the mornings are quiet. The fireplaces flame cheerily on; parents of interviewees mill about, sipping complimentary coffee and reading the Orient front to back before meandering slowly over my way.
College announces language minors in Chinese, Japanese
At the faculty meeting on Monday, the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee (CEP) announced its decision to add minors in Chinese and Japanese languages. This decision will apply to graduates of the Class of 2012.
Office of Multicultural Programs withdraws sermon funds
Citing the College's commitment to creating an "inclusive environment," the Office of Multicultural Student Programs has decided to withdraw funding from chapel services hosted by Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF). The office's decision to withdraw funding was prompted by controversy surrounding the Sunday, September 18 service during which a visiting pastor, Sandy Williams, made comments that certain students found homophobic.
BCF chapel service sparks controversy, leads to withdrawal of funds
Last Sunday's weekly chapel service hosted by the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship (BCF) was interrupted when two students, of about 50 in attendance, walked out of the chapel in reaction to what they considered to be homophobic remarks.
Crustacean population boom a boon to lobster bake tradition
Before he began the tradition of the lobster bake in the 1960s, former Director of the Dining Service Larry Pinette took a class on seafood preparation at the Culinary Institute of America.
YALP oversees Senior Pledge Initiative
Beginning last week, members of the Young Alumni Leadership Program (YALP) began tabling in Smith Union on behalf of the Senior Pledge Initiative (SPI), a program which aims to spread awareness among the senior class regarding how they can give back to the College in the years following graduation.
Bowdoin Brief: Bowdoin prepares to host 2011 RoboCup U.S. Open
Beginning today and continuing through Sunday, Bowdoin's own Northern Bites (NB) will host the 2011 RoboCup U.S. Open for the Standard Platform League in Watson Arena. This is the third consecutive year that the College has hosted the tournament.
ASA dedicates Asian Week to Japan relief
In light of the earthquake that devastated Sendai, Japan and many other areas of the country on March 11, the Asian Students Association (ASA) decided to reorganize its annual week of cultural events as a fundraiser for the Japanese Red Cross.
Recent alumni take Bowdoin lessons to different careers
Recent graduates have proven that life after Bowdoin can lead to many paths, from designing cutting-edge fly-fishing technology to sports writing, to talking about sex. Scott Caras '08, a Government and Legal Studies and Anthropology double major, always had an avid interest in fly-fishing. While at Bowdoin, Caras and fellow students Ted Upton '07 and Max Key '08 would seek out fishing spots along the Androscoggin River and around Casco Bay and Popham Beach. While all three took corporate jobs after Bowdoin, they maintained a strong interest in fly-fishing. After gaining experience in business, the fishing buddies joined with Providence alumnus Peter Crommett in December 2009 to found Cheeky Fly Fishing, a manufacturing company targeted at what the website describes as "progressive fly fishermen."
Janelle Monáe, Mac Miller headline 2011 Ivies concert
Local Natives round out acts for April 30 concert
After weeks of hinting and guessing, the Ivies spring concert lineup is here. Ivies 2011 will feature Janelle Monáe, Mac Miller and Local Natives. "Janelle Monáe was high on our list," said Entertainment Board Co-Chair David Gruber. "She got rave reviews on the comments portion of [the Ivies] survey."
College still on pace for carbon neutrality
Committees continue to look for ways to reduce carbon output in advance of 2020 deadline
In a finding that testifies to Bowdoin's commitment to sustainability, the College announced that at the end of the 2010 fiscal year (FY) it remains on track for its goal of being carbon neutral by 2020. According to the College's Annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory update, the College has made a 7 percent reduction in its emissions since the baseline total was determined in FY 2008. According to Bowdoin's 2009 Climate Blueprint Report, the College used enough electricity in 2008 to power 3,329 homes.
Professor Emeritus Schwartz to perform in Portland
Elliott Schwartz will be celebrating his birthday in style next week with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO).
Bowdoin Brief: Entertainment Board books The Low Anthem, Jukebox
The Entertainment Board (E-Board) will present its annual winter concert in Pickard Theater next Saturday, January 29. Louis Weeks '11 will open for currently touring bands The Low Anthem and Jukebox the Ghost.
Squash teams struggle in tough match at Brown
After a month of preparation and rebuilding, the men's and women's squash teams will travel to Yale tonight to play Amherst, Stanford and St. Lawrence, and the women will play Franklin and Marshall and Mount Holyoke as well.
Issues arise following Milkman's Union show
Last Saturday's WBOR concert featuring The Morning Benders reportedly resulted in an altercation between The Milkman's Union and WBOR management. The conflict ensued after WBOR pulled the plug on the Milkman's Union after the band allegedly refused to stop playing.
Lab rats find a home in Kanbar, enrich student research
When Matt Leopold '11 e-mailed various departments in search of a job, he wasn't quite expecting to receive a reply requesting someone with "enough common sense to take care of rats."
Art Smarts: Art Smarts: Sandy Flint photography
Award-winning photographer Sandy Flint will come to Bowdoin for his upcoming exhibit, "A Perspective View." Over 20 digital prints, portraying Flint's landscapes and wildlife scenes, will be on display in color and black and white, as well as on the inkjet canvas.
BASE boosts pre-major academic advising for first years
As part of an ongoing process to boost academic advising on campus, the Bowdoin Advising Program to Support Academic Excellence (BASE) was initiated this semester to strengthen the quality of first year advising relationships. A two-year pilot program, BASE is the brainchild of Dean of First Year Students Janet Lohmann and Associate Professor of Psychology Suzanne Lovett.