New inn booked far in advance for Parents Weekend
Finding a hotel room within walking distance of campus on Parents Weekend is not for the faint of heart. Local inns, hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts fill to maximum capacity months in advance while waitlists wrack up the names of hopefuls. As a result, some visiting parents must seek accommodation as far away as Bath and Freeport.
Few Bowdoin students participate in ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests
Curiosity drove roommates Anna Ackerman '12 and Annie Sneed '12 to Zuccotti Park in New York City on October 10. They had heard about Occupy Wall Street, but wanted to experience and understand the leaderless and nonviolent movement against corporate greed firsthand.
Endowment returns 22.3%, grows to $904.2 million
Bowdoin beats returns reported by U. of Pennsylvania and Harvard; sixth-highest increase in past 30 years
Bowdoin has announced that its endowment earned a return on investment of 22.3 percent, rising in value to $904.2 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, up from $753.5 million in fiscal year 2010. The increase in value is the College's sixth-highest single-year gain since 1970.