PJ SeelertDAUGHTERS OF IRAN: Bates student Gabriella Shpilsky performs in “The Poets and the Assassin—Daughters of Iran” on Thursday. The play, written by Reza Jalali, tells the stories of Iranian and Muslim women. Despite their centuries-long battle for human rights, the stories of Iranian and Muslim women have traditionally been overlooked in American society.
After years of requests from both students and faculty, the College is hiring two new Arabic language instructors for the upcoming academic year. However, a potential Arabic or Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies major or minor seems unlikely in the near future.
Twelve students will participate in a trial intergroup dialogue (IGD) curriculum on socioeconomic class beginning this February. Kate Stern and Leana Amaez, associate deans of students for diversity and inclusion and co-directors of the Center for Sexuality, Women & Gender will facilitate discussion with students from various class backgrounds.
This week, students were urged to fill out Bowdoin Course Questionnaires (BCQs) to rate their experiences with courses and professors. Students’ responses are used to improve courses, evaluate faculty and supplement the process for making decisions on reappointment, promotion and tenure.
Victoria YuICE ICE BABY: Bowdoin’s arctic studies program began in 1860. Though the concentration averages only eight students each year, renowned alums and arctic explorers Donald MacMillan and Robert Peary continue to inspire students and professors.
Sam HoneggerCONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM Assistant Professor of Romance Languages Meryem Belkaïd (left) facilitated a question and answer session with award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (right) on Tuesday, entitled “Identity, History, and Race.” Peck’s Academy Award nominated documentary film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” was screened in Kresge Auditorium on Monday.
Sam HoneggerForeign language professors and students reflect on the relationship between Liberal Arts education and the study of language. In allowing for cross-cultural communication, the study of language enables students to explore di erent communities in meaningful ways.
Ann BasuOn cloud nine: Elizabeth Growney ’20 competes against Williams on Sunday after beating Wesleyan 6-0 on Saturday. Sunday’s game went into double overtime, with the Polar Bears closely beating out the Ephs 3-2. The team is looking to continue its three game winning streak against rival Middlebury on Saturday.