Celebrated Québécois writer to visit campus
Bowdoin College is worlds away from Haiti, and Dany Laferrière is worlds away from the young man he was when he fled his native Haiti and sought refuge in Montreal at the age of 23. Today, the 58 year-old has earned international esteem and numerous accolades as a novelist, journalist and screenwriter.
Mentoring group pairs first years, seniors
Last Thursday marked the beginning of a new student-led mentoring program on campus: Generous Enthusiasts. The program, spearheaded by Anna Ackerman '12 and Laura Armstrong '12 is meant to improve social relations between first year students and upperclassmen and thereby help first years branch out socially. The self-selecting nature of the program is meant to make it feel less forced. Unlike the existing "buddy" system run through the College Houses, Generous Enthusiasts is fueled by students who are all eager and willing to interact with first years within the partnership.
WBOR concert entertains, even without Kreayshawn
Surfer Blood still well-received at fall concert after starting act withdraws from performance
The WBOR fall concert took a last-minute turn on Friday after the cancellation of its first professional act, Kreayshawn. Earlier Friday evening, the singer tweeted, "As you know I have bronchitis and won't be able to perform for the beautiful young Bowdoin College peoples tonight #sorry."