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Rachael Allen

Orient Staff

Number of articles: 8

First Article: September 8, 2017

Latest Article: November 10, 2017

Writing

Past, present, future: Jennifer Egan on writing

Eight years ago, Jennifer Egan found herself at a reunion for deep-sea diving army veterans, trying on a 200-pound Mark V diving suit. Research, the Pulitzer-prize winning author told a packed crowd in Kresge Auditorium last night, for her latest and fifth novel, “Manhattan Beach.” Before signing books, Egan read the first chapter of the novel and answered questions about her research and writing process.

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Storm

Storm tests College’s emergency plan

Ann BasuBowdoin Logs Groundskeeping works to clear a fallen maple tree from the Main Quad after the storm that caused a campus-wide power outage cleared. Following a storm early Monday morning that left nearly 500,000 homes and businesses in Maine without electricity, Bowdoin was plunged into the state’s worst ever power outage that, for some, lasted over two days.

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Talk of the Quad

The alum who stole Hitler’s books

Kayla Snyder In May of 1945, Joseph H. Johnson Jr. ’44 found himself shimmying down a rope into Adolf Hitler’s library. Once ornate with handmade bookshelves of wood and glass, the library had been moved from the second floor to underground, thereby protected by the body of the mountain when British troops bombed Hitler’s Berghof home five days before his death.

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‘Class Confess’ Facebook page offers new anonymous platform

Created by an unidentified group of Bowdoin students, the Bowdoin-Class Confess Facebook page has sparked online discussion in the past few weeks around issues such as class, race, gender, sexuality and mental health. With over 1,000 friends and numerous followers including students, alumni and staff members, the page allows students to anonymously post “confessions” and respond to posts.

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News in Brief

Dean Delong takes new job at Bates college

Allen Delong, associate dean of student affairs, will depart from Bowdoin on November 10 to serve in the newly created position of senior associate dean at Bates College. Drawing from his experience developing student spaces at Bowdoin that better reflect the College’s changing demography, Delong will head the Purposeful Work program and Career Development Center at Bates, an office designed to help students prepare for lives of work and social contribution that align with the liberal arts values.

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‘Dark Money’ author discusses book, investigation of billionaire Kochs

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer shared these intricacies and perils of writing her latest book, “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” at a discussion in Pickard Theater Saturday afternoon. Prompted with questions by Bill Nemitz, a columnist for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, Mayer spoke about the pervasive power of the Koch brothers’ money in regards to her own privacy and American politics.

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Off Campus Housing

More limits for off-campus housing recommended

A working group for improving housing policies recommended limiting the students who can live off campus to 25 percent of the senior class, Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster announced in a school-wide email Thursday. Formed last winter, the working group was created following the dramatic increase in the percentage of students living off-campus in the last year.

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