Teach for America works to narrow achievement gap
A wide variety of leaders in education, politics, and business agree that Teach For America (TFA) is a successful program in its efforts to help close the nation's achievement gap because of both its inventive model and, most importantly, its results.
Legacy remains a plus for applicants
Proponents say special consideration for legacy applicants enhances loyalty among alumni; critics maintain that it gives some an unfair advantage. The practice has been controversial for years. In the 2004 presidential campaign, President George W. Bush?a third-generation legacy himself?joked about following his father's footsteps to Yale University, but he and Senator John Kerry opposed legacy status as a factor in admissions.
Students use tunnel to break into Moulton, steal food, knives
Four first years were caught breaking into Moulton Dining Hall through a steam tunnel they entered from a campus construction site last Friday at 2:30 a.m. According to Assistant Director of Security Mike Brown, the students "took off running" after stealing "bags of bagels, pastries, Lucky Charms, and knives." Brown said that many of the bagels involved were sesame.
Students urge cleaner energy use
Members of the new student group Clean Energy Now plan to present a letter to President Barry Mills and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Katy Longley today urging the College to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from clean, renewable sources of energy.
Disabilities simulation seeks to spark dialogue
Students Embracing Disabilities (SED) ran a simulation Thursday encouraging students and faculty to experience first hand the daily challenges faced by those with disabilities on campus. Students from the group handed out glasses, among other items, to students in Smith Union so they could walk around campus for either five minutes or the entire day simulating hearing or visual impairment.
Plans for new fitness center in the works
A new fitness center significantly larger than the current Watson gym could put campus athletic facilities in much better shape in the next few years. A "state-of-the-art" fitness center will be completed "as soon as possible," said President Barry Mills in an interview with the Orient. Mills said he would like to see a fitness center that could serve the entire Brunswick community. He hopes the College can raise enough money ?to get plans going? in the next year.
College plans to reach target student body cap of 1,700 by '08
The Board of Trustees has agreed to hit a target on-campus student body population of 1,700 by the 2008-2009 academic year, according to Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Katy Longley at a faculty meeting on March 7. The current on-campus student body population is 1,666, up from 1,635 in the fall of 2001 when President Barry Mills was inaugurated.
Mills says no alcohol ?divide? on campus, agrees with AG on underage drinking
President Barry Mills agreed with Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe that Bowdoin students could be influential in curbing underage drinking in the Brunswick community when asked in a recent interview with the Orient.
College admits new dean of admissions
William M. Shain's application to become the new dean of admissions and financial aid has been placed in the "yes" pile, the College announced this week. He will begin July 1.
Conversations with Maine's Political Leaders: An Interview With Senator Susan Collins
Evan Kohn spoke with Maine's junior senator this week about homeland security, the future of energy in America, financial aid, and the war in Iraq
Welcome to the fourth in a series of conversations with Maine's political leaders. After speaking with Governor John Baldacci, Speaker of the Maine State House John Richardson, and Senator Olympia Snowe, this week I had the opportunity to chat with Senator Susan Collins.
Conversations with Maine's Political Leaders: An Interview With Senator Olympia Snowe
The Orient's Evan Kohn spoke with Maine's senior senator this week about the Supreme Court, anti-discrimination law, energy, her future plans, and Bowdoin-Colby hockey
This week I spoke with U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe about a variety of topics pertaining to the lives of Bowdoin students.
Conversations with Maine's Political Leaders: An Interview With The Speaker
The Orient's Evan Kohn talks with Maine's speaker of the house, John Richardson
After an interview with Governor John Baldacci last week, I recently sat down with Maine's speaker of the house and one of Brunswick's state representatives, John Richardson, and posed a variety of questions relevant to the College community.
President Mills supports ?no? vote on Question 1
?Queers and Allies? works separately to unite campus against referendum question
"As a Brunswick resident and citizen of Maine," Mills stated in the letter, "I believe current efforts to repeal these protections at the polls in November are wrong and inconsistent with the fundamental principle of equality in America." Mills cited Bowdoin's longstanding position against discrimination in the letter, and said that "the protections provided by Bowdoin College to its students, faculty, and staff do not promote one lifestyle over another. They simply provide equal footing for all to participate in our learning community."
Conversations with Maine's Political Leaders: An Interview With The Governor
Maine Governor John Baldacci talks with the Orient's Evan Kohn about the air station, Question 1, Al Franken, and his dog, Murphy
Maine Governor John Baldacci talks with the Orient's Evan Kohn about the air station, Question 1, Al Franken, and his dog, Murphy.
Car crash kills Bowdoin senior
Friends remember creative talent and quiet spirit of Katie Scott
Kathryn Anne Scott '06 died as a result of a car crash in New Hampshire over fall break. Scott was alone in the car at the time of the crash on Monday evening. Soon afterwards she was taken to Elliot Hospital in Manchester and succumbed to serious injuries the next morning. "Students who knew her have described Katie as a lovely woman," said Dean of Student Affairs Craig W. Bradley in an email to all students and faculty Thursday morning. "Katie made a number of contributions during her years at Bowdoin."
Bowdoin updating intellectual property policy amid allegation
In the midst of an allegation that a senior administration official improperly used the work of a faculty member, the College says it is working to update and expand its policy to protect intellectual property.
Erik Tillotson approaches students
Erik Tillotson, a man arrested numerous times in Brunswick, has approached students at their off-campus residences on the west side of Maine Street, Assistant Director of Security Mike Brown said early this morning.
President Mills recovers
Mills overcomes prostate cancer and prepares for a successful academic year
President Barry Mills has been told he is healthy and cancer-free. After a March 15 prostate cancer diagnosis, Mills underwent surgery this summer to remove the cancer. Beyond the necessary recovery period he took after the procedure, Mills does not expect any further health-related setbacks in his schedule.
Accounts from abroad: Geneva
Finding Milan?s cathedral covered with scaffolding, Kohn '06 felt at Bowdoin
Geneva, Switzerland?the land where private banks flourish, little white dogs sniff around from the ends of every leash, cuckoo clocks yodel hourly in tourist shops, bureaucrats from international organizations flock to the many shiny glass-blue towers, and a water jet shoots 400 feet up from the lake for no other reason than because it looks cool.
?Difficult semester? for BSG
Bowdoin Student Government is struggling to implement its ideas and programs, is encountering difficulty in communicating with the student body, and is divided over its current state of affairs, an Orient investigation has found.
Question 2 would outlaw bear baiting, trapping
Though bear hunting is most often practiced far from the Bowdoin Quad, a proposition to ban the practice will appear on ballots in Brunswick and the rest of Maine on November 2.
Students suspect date-rape drug use
Two anonymous students have reported symptoms of date-rape drug ingestion to members of Residential Life.
Edwards woos Lewiston crowd
Dozens of Bowdoin students carpooled to Lewiston Sunday afternoon to see that nice guy who, just last fall, campaigned so much in nearby New Hampshire's key primary. But keeping with his campaign's recently-emphasized focus on how to best conduct the war on terror, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards descended into the hot and sweaty Lewiston Armory gymnasium as a political hawk.
President rallies fans in Bangor
President Bush almost didn't come to Bangor yesterday afternoon, unsure if he'd be welcome after a recent weekend at his family home in Kennebunkport.
A Day in Maine: Monhegan Island
Delightfully far from tacky and quite refined, you're not going to find a Hooters anywhere on Monhegan Island. Twelve miles from mainland, the tiny island offers a glimpse into pristine Maine.