‘No-Hate November’: Reducing bias at Bowdoin
Determining an appropriate campus response to the recent bias incidents considering the nature of the offenses is difficult; it is hard to imagine a reaction that would please everyone. I hope therefore, that you will take these thoughts in the spirit that they are meant—as an attempt to work through a difficult issue that offers no easy solutions, and to consider how we can address the question of how to make Bowdoin feel safe and supportive to every student.
Every student here should know how seriously the College takes such incidents. However, I understand students who feel confused about the precise aim of the Bowdoin Student Government’s (BSG) recently recognized “No-Hate November,” or who don’t understand why these incidents warrant such a response, while incidents perpetrated by a non-anonymous individual and dealt with by the Judicial Board (J-Board), seem to be punished and then swept away.
Obviously, there are confidentiality issues at play, but J-Board incidents are seen as part of a norm—to be dealt with only on an individual level—while anonymous bias incidents elicit a campus-wide response. There must be some way for the administration to preserve confidentiality while also publicizing J-Board statements at the time of the incidents and inviting an appropriate campus reaction.
TV Land: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ funny, but oftentimes fraught
I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, an expert in science fiction trivia. I do not know the names of ships, minor characters, or even major characters from "Star Trek." I am also not particularly good at math, and would never make it as a theoretical physicist. What I am telling you, essentially, is that I have very little insight into the world inhabited by the characters of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory," a show currently in its fifth season.
Art Smarts: WRC hosts three-part series on incarcerated women
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) helped sponsor a three-part series of lectures and screenings about incarcerated women this week, in effort to bring attention to the often-overloaded issue.
Art Smarts: Sprinkle and Stephens deliver ‘Ecosexual Position’ lecture
Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens explored how to expresss love through art on Monday in their talk titled "Assuming the Ecosexual Position: Adventures of the Love Art Lab."
Art Smarts: Students to perform in Chamber Ensembles Concert tomorrow
Take a study break and go listen to your peers perform in tomorrow's Chamber Ensembles Concert.
College connects to Wabanaki tribes through discussion and arts festival
Maine colleges team up to bring Native Americans to campus, diversify student body
As part of the College's long-standing efforts to reach beyond its borders, events sponsored by the Wabanaki collaborative will headline on campus today and tomorrow.
Capillary Action flows up to Bowdoin
Comtemporary music band to perform Wednesday night in Studzsinski Recital Hall
As students eagerly await the all-star Ivies line-up featuring headliners Janelle Monae and Mac Miller, a very different, up-and-coming group, the avant-garde Capillary Action, will grace the stage of Studzinski theater, offering a taste of the contemporary music scene that promises not to disappoint.
Art Smarts: Beehive shared mission with campus on Monday
The Beehive Design Collective visited campus early in the week to talk on the application of visual art to social change.
Call It The Truth to play comeback concert tonight
Strange as it sounds, Bowdoin student band Call It The Truth traces its roots to Oberlin College in Ohio. At the Cleveland airport, on their way to an admitted students weekend in the spring of 2009, Nate Joseph '13 and Fhiwa Ndou '13 met for the first time. The two quickly discovered that they shared similar musical tastes and decided that, if they ended up at the same school in the fall, they would get together and play. A few months later, they were both at Bowdoin.
‘The Bible Illuminated’ under art museum’s lights
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art reveals a novel exhibition on February 8
Robert Crumb spent almost five years illustrating the Book of Genesis in comic book form. The monumental project included panels showing Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark and Sodom and Gomorrah; Crumb illustrated the entire book, verse by verse, in 207 drawings of six to eight panels. Eventually, the work was printed as a graphic novel with the warning "Adult Supervision Recommended for Minors" emblazoned on its cover.
Reed House brings E-603 to perform on Saturday
Following The Morning Benders concert tomorrow night, the popular mash up artist E-603 will perform at Reed House's space-themed party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Art Smarts: CPC, Museum of Art, Art History Department combine forces
Telling your parents that you don't know what you want to do with your life, or worse, that you want to major in art history can be a challenge. But never fear, the collaboration between the Career Planning Center (CPC), the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) and the art history department is here to the rescue.