to Asian fliers
It is not my weekly routine to write a letter to the
Orient, but the flyers that have been put up recently around the
campus, seeking awareness for Asian students, have prompted me to
share my thoughts. One of the many reasons why my life at Bowdoin
has the potential to become the 'best four years' of my life is
that I am not conscious of the fact that I am an international student.
Even though I am involved in the International Club, I am rarely
conscious of the fact that my home country is Japan. A big deciding
factor that made me come to Bowdoin was the fact that there were
very few Japanese students enrolled here. The reason for this choice
lies in my secondary school experience.
calls Orient on poor grammar
L. Cogan '50
I know this is carping. My wife has told me it is, along with "forget
it, let it go, get over it." But I persist. In the January 26, 2001
issue of the Orient, the lead article on President-Elect Mills contained
a quote by a student member of the search committee. Commenting
on the attractiveness of Mills as a candidate, the student said,
"Love for Bowdoin wasn't a criteria, but it was a definite plus."