While Hurricane Sandy largely spared Bowdoin, the storm left thousands of Maine residents without power and devastated much of the eastern seaboard. The death toll currently stands at 88, and the situation may get worse before it gets better. Still, life at Bowdoin goes on more or less as usual, even as the families of many students continue to cope with the storm’s damage. Since Sandy hit, much has been written about how the storm will impact the election on November 6. Pundits and public officials across the nation have called for both presidential candidates to seriously address global warming after avoiding the issue for months, an imperative Walter Wuthmann elaborates on in this week’s Talk of the Quad. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have both linked the severity of the storm to climate change. In an op-ed in Bloomberg View yesterday, the mayor endorsed President Obama in part because he feels the president will “place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.” We agree.
New student-run environmental initiatives on campus aim to give students the chance to stand behind more than just their ballot votes next week.
Ladies of the night turn tricks. Liberal arts students turn phrases. “That’s just the way it is,” says Tupac.
The debate over the future of Parkview Adventist Medical Center came to a head on Wednesday, when over 300 community members attended a public hearing to discuss a proposed “acquisition of control” agreement between the hospital and Central Maine Healthcare Corporation. Central Maine Healthcare is a non-profit parent organization that oversees a healthcare delivery system comprised of Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, and Central Maine Medical Center, based in Lewiston.
While many of his peers would end their basketball careers after their playoff loss, Hanley knew his wasn’t finished. He began to explore his options playing professionally abroad.