Despite the generally positive reception of the Free Flow project—which installed dispensers for free pads and tampons in 12 women’s and four men’s bathrooms across campus—the initiative has also elicited negative responses. Housekeeping confirmed that all the tampons and pads in the men’s restroom of the first floor of David Saul Smith Union were thrown away unused several times.
To accompany this week’s feature on class,“What Money Means,” I invited Drew Van Kuiken ’17, Jhadha King ’20 and Kate Berkley ’18 to have a candid, personal discussion about class. In my reporting, many students expressed frustration with a lack of meaningful discussion.
An in-depth look into the dynamics of class and wealth among Bowdoin's student body, especially exploring the perspectives of the wealthy majority on campus. Confronting class differences throughout a diverse student body can be uncomfortable and difficult to navigate; this article asks students to face this discomfort and talk about their experiences anew.