Chris Rossi '10 leaves ResLife to pursue graduate degree
After three years as assistant director of Residential Life (ResLife) and seven years as a member of the Bowdoin community, Chris Rossi ’10 will leave his position to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education next fall.
“This is my one experience as far as what a school is like,” said Rossi. “Grad school gives me an opportunity to explore different systems, to explore different directions.”
While a student at the College, Rossi majored in government. He also worked with ResLife as vice president of Baxter House, head proctor of West Hall, and head RA of Harpswell Apartments. While his experiences affected his approach working at Bowdoin professionally, Rossi tried to be open minded about his position.
Laurence questions ability "To be at home in all lands" at year's first Uncommon Hour
How does a Bowdoin education make a student feel at home in all lands?
“The IP requirement,” joked Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies Henry Laurence in his Uncommon Hour talk on Friday.
The lecture titled “To Be at Home in All Lands? Does the Internet Make Nations Irrelevant?” aimed to shed light on the changing meanings of travel and global culture in the digital age.
From bros to Beyoncé: Kang '02 on what works in modern journalism
Given the choice between a story entitled “25 Celebrities You Might Not Know are Bisexual” and a fifteen page piece of well-reported investigative journalism, most internet users would probably read the former.
Jay Caspian Kang ’02 made precisely this point in his lecture at Ladd House last night. He then posed the question: does modern journalism challenge readers enough?
Kang noted that websites such as Gawker have a hard time “justifying” funding lengthier, more investigative pieces simply because longer articles don’t lead to bigger profits.
Fearless Project highlights LGBTIQ athletes
The Fearless Project, a photography exhibit celebrating athletes who have come out about their homosexuality, will culminate today in a reception featuring four of the five Bowdoin athletes profiled in the exhibit.
“It’s important for all of us to be respectful of anyone that we may interact with,” said Tim Ryan, interim athletic director. “This is a way to draw attention to a segment of society that may not have received that treatment in the past, especially within the athletic community.”
The Fearless Project first came to Bowdoin three years ago, but members of the Department of Athletics and the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity thought its 2013 return would be even more effective as the exhibit now features five Bowdoin alums: Colin Ogilvie ‘12, Ben Chadwick ‘11, Shana Natelson ‘10, Lindsey Warren-Shriner ‘10 and Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers ‘10.
Faculty tables week long Thanksgiving break
At last Monday’s faculty meeting,a working group tasked with examining changes to the fall semester academic calender announced that a weeklong Thanksgiving break would not be feasible for the 2013-2014 academic year. “A lot of time and energy has been spent on this issue by many folks,” said Margaret Hazlett, senior associate dean of student affairs. “I hope there’s a benefit down the road for students.”
College warns students to take precautions as flu season gets underway
Health Services is anticipating an increase in influenza cases over the next few weeks as students return to campus carrying germs from all over the world. “Usually about a week after students return from winter break we start seeing patients with flu-like symptoms,” said Sandra Hayes, director of health services. However, she added, “I think we’re preparing for the flu in the best way possible."
100% of faculty donations go to Obama, FEC reports
One hundred percent of the donations made by Bowdoin faculty and staff in November’s presidential election benefitted President Obama’s campaign, according to data collected by the Federal Election Committee (FEC). According to public records published by the FEC, donations to the president’s campaign from Bowdoin College employees totaled $5,300, with ten Bowdoin College employees donating to the president’s campaign. No donations were made to the campaign of Republican Mitt Romney.
Panelists discuss Maine’s refugee population
Amnesty International invited local activists to campus on Wednesday for a panel discussion about the difficulties of providing aid to the refugee population in Maine, a state with one of the most homogenous populations in the nation. The panel, titled “Local Voices, Global Perspectives: Refugee and Immigrant Rights in Maine,“ aimed to raise awareness about problem’s caused by the state’s burgeoning refugee population. In the last 30 years, over 12,000 refugees have moved to the state from Somalia, Iraq, Congo, Rwanda, and Sudan. They have settled primarily in Portland and Lewiston, according to the Maine State Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Date Month aims to spice up dating scene
As the weather starts to grow colder with every passing day, the organizers of Date Month—which will take place throughout November—are hoping to heat up the campus dating scene. Date Month, sponsored by the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP), seeks to promote safe and healthy dating at Bowdoin. Formerly known as Date Week, the initiative has been extended in an effort to increase its impact.
Mainers United steps up on-campus mobilization
With election day approaching, the Mainers United for Marriage campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Maine is working hard to rally the support of the Bowdoin community. If accepted, the ballot measure, could make Maine the first state to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. A similar ballot measure was defeated in 2009, mustering only 47 percent of the vote.
BSG holds first meeting of 2012-2013 academic year
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) approved one decision at its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, unanimously deciding to update the bylaws of the Student Organization Oversight Committee.
Strong start to men’s rugby season hurt by hazing scandal
The men’s rugby team opened the season against Bates last weekend, racking up a 67-0 score before the final whistle.
Mills reminds entrepreneurs: education should be priority
In his convocation address, President Barry Mills urged student entrepreneurs to prioritize a College education over their own projects, a remark that caught the attention of Bowdoin entrepreneurs on campus and those taking time away from school.