Talk of the Quad: Seniors Left Astray
For most students at the College, course registration is an exciting time to consider the future. For first years, with the fateful first semester almost under their belts, spring course registration is a subtle affirmation that, yes, you can make it here. In fact, Bowdoin even wants you back for another semester! Sophomores—those confident, savvy Polar Bears—may not know their major quite yet, but they know what they like and definitely know what annoying professors to avoid. And juniors, well, they could care less. Enjoy camping in Australia next spring!
Town Council moves to swap McLellan and Longfellow
After over a year of negotiations between the Town of Brunswick and the College regarding the soon-to-be-vacated Longfellow Elementary School, the town moved one step closer toward approving a proposed swap of the College's McLellan Building for the Longfellow property at Monday night's special Town Council meeting.
Men’s hockey atop NESCAC with strong play over break
Since the men's hockey team returned to campus on December 30, it has been up against an entirely different set of challenges outside the rink. Rather than facing the Colby Mules or the Middlebury Panthers, the Polar Bears found themselves up against the 'January Yucks.'
Bowdoin Brief: Town, weighing options for Longfellow, tours McLellan
With campus vacated by much of the student body over the long winter break, College administrators continued negotiations with the Town of Brunswick regarding the Longfellow Elementary School property.
Town, College to negotiate Longfellow land purchase
The College made a move to acquire the Longfellow Elementary School property, detailing its proposal in a Nov. 30 letter to Town Manager Gary Brown. The town initially approached the College about a year ago regarding the potential land acquisition.
Oelschlager, Herter and Curren awarded All-American honors
After securing its third D-III National Championship in the past four years, the field hockey team has continued to impress, with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) awarding three members All-American honors.
USA women’s hockey squares off at Watson
USA women's hockey squares off at Watson
Incumbent Pingree faces late charge by Scontras
As campaign season enters its final weekend before the November 2 elections, the congressional race in Maine's First District between Democratic incumbent Chellie Pingree and her Republican challenger Dean Scontras has narrowed to a statistical dead heat. The most recent Maine Poll, released on October 22, reveals a dramatic tightening of the race. While Pingree's lead declined slightly from 48 to 45 percent, support for Scontras made a significant jump from 33 to 40 percent over a single week. Thirteen percent of polled voters remain undecided.
Ultimate prepares to host Red Tide Clambake this weekend
Red Tide has descended upon us. But this is no devastating scourge on the local clam population.
Men’s golf finishes in middle of pack as women beat Bates in Brunswick
After only a single week of play, the men's golf team faces a busy and critical weekend of competition. The team heads to Boothbay Golf Course for the Maine State Tournament on Friday and Saturday, before returning home on Sunday for the annual Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Championship at the Brunswick Golf Club.
Bowdoin Brief: Stanley Druckenmiller retires from post
After more than 30 years of investment management, Stanley Druckenmiller announced his retirement in late August from his position as President, CEO and Chairman of Duquesne Capital, the company he founded in 1981.
Senior Seven has arrived: Seven days, seven hook-ups
Members of the Class of 2010 worried about finding that special someone for their last hurrah before graduation need not look any further: Senior Seven has finally come. The idea driving the Senior Seven tradition is simple. Members of the senior class hoping to achieve that one unrealized hookup (or possibly even seven) are given a last chance to anonymously test the waters before graduating.
Three-sport athletes Hackett, Herter balance school, sports and college life
Many students would agree that balancing athletics and academics at a college as demanding as Bowdoin can be a challenging prospect. Yet if the prospect of playing one season of a college sport sounds daunting, try three.
Campus pranks range from funny to feared
"We decided that the Temple must be utterly destroyed, ruined beyond redemption, so we would blow it up." These words, which some might attribute to a deranged madman, are actually those of a former Bowdoin student. An anonymous note, which appeared in the Bowdoin Alumnus magazine of 1928, described one of the more notable incidents in the long history of pranks at the College: the leveling of the campus outhouse, known as the "Temple" in 1875. With the sense of revelry, and accompanying debauchery, that arrives with Ivies Weekend, this seems a particularly apt moment to revisit the often overlooked, but decidedly lengthy, history of pranks at the College.
Faculty-led travel abroad now requires committee approval
With the recent approval of new guidelines regarding faculty-led international travel at Bowdoin, that trip to Paris with your French class you've been dreaming of may be further out of reach.
Geology major rocked by department changes
What's in a name? According to the students and faculty within the newly unveiled Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science—formerly the geology department—quite a bit.
Athlete of the Season: Leah Rubega ’10
In basketball, rebounding is not the flashiest statistic. Yet its importance, not unlike less visible aspects of the game such as determination, preparation and toughness, is undeniable.
Abroad students report on Chile quake
The devastation caused by the recent 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile may seem remote to students clustered on a small campus in Maine, but for three Bowdoin students studying abroad in Chile, the disaster is anything but distant.
Special teams come up big in wins against Amherst, Hamilton
After two big wins against Amherst and Hamilton, Bowdoin achieves second place in NESCAC
The men's hockey team faces two important conference games as it makes a swing through Connecticut this weekend, facing off with Trinity College on Friday at 7 p.m. and Wesleyan University the following afternoon at 3 p.m.
Students disappointed, angered by small cup size
Although many changes in life at Bowdoin may go unnoticed, the appearance of new paper cups in the dining halls has sparked anything but indifference among the student body. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the Dining Service replaced the old eight-ounce paper cups with a much-maligned six-ounce version at the start of the semester.
Bowdoin-Colby hockey to renew rivalry at new Watson Arena
Less than two weeks ago, the Bowdoin community was basking in unseasonably warm weather, highlighted by the record-breaking temperature of 64 degrees on December 3 that smashed the previous high by a full eight degrees. Yet with the first big snowstorm blowing through Brunswick this past Wednesday, the chill of winter has certainly arrived, and with it the highly anticipated return of the storied Bowdoin-Colby hockey rivalry.
Athlete of the Season: Ellery Gould ’12 and Pat Noone ’12
The Orient chooses the male and female "Athlete of the Season" based on his and her exemplary performance, leadership, and commitment to their respective programs. The winners are selected by the editors of the Orient.