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Volume CXXXIII, Number 19
March 29, 2002
Faculty to vote on plus/minus grades
NICHOLAS J. LoVECCHIO, ORIENT STAFF
The Faculty will vote Monday on a measure introduced by
the Recording Committee to switch to a plus/minus grading system. [read
Convienence shuttle replaced by taxi service
FE VIVAS, STAFF WRITER
Brunswick Taxi will take over the convenience shuttle duties
beginning this weekend and continuing for the rest of the month. [read
Suicide bomber causes "Passover Massacre"
Peace talks held to bring calm between Israelis and Arabs...
Earthquake rocks Northern Afghanistan...
Bush approves campaign finance reform...
Oscars and all that jazz ...
Maine Native tribes pursuing casino possibility...
Bates security modified after death
JAMES FISHER, ORIENT STAFF
Bowdoin's Security Department does not anticipate that
the incident will prompt any changes in the College's policies. [read
Panel discusses sexual harassment
VIVAS, STAFF WRITER
The idea for the panel was sparked by an article by Todd
Buell '03 in the November issue of The Patriot. [read
Students distribute $10,000 to non-profits
A Bowdoin College student committee has awarded seven Common
Good Grants, totaling $10,000, to local non-profit organizations. [read
Dean Mangawang to leave Bowdoin
ALISON L. McCONNELL, ORIENT STAFF
committee hopes to have Mangawang's successor appointed by the end of
the academic year. [read the article]
First Parish Church to undergo renovations
NICOLE DURAND, STAFF WRITER
First Parish Congregational Church of Brunswick, near the northwest corner
of the Bowdoin campus, is slated to undergo several renovations in the
upcoming year. [read the article]
(Karsten Moran, Bowdoin Orient)
Tony Award-winning choreographer
and tap dancer Savion Glover performed last night in Pickard Theater
to a sold-out audience.
Glover won the Tony for his choreography of the Broadway hit Bring
in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Glover has also appeared in
other Broadway shows, including The Tap Dance Kid, Black
and Blue, and Jelly's Last Jam.
He co-starred in the film Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy
Davis, Jr., and with Tommy Davidson and Damon Wayans in Spike Lee's
Bamboozled. His television appearances include Dance in America:
Tap! and Sesame Street.
Glover will also be the speaker at today's Common Hour, which will
be held in Pickard Theater at 12:30 p.m.
A conversation with Doug Jehl
I had the unfortunate timing of arriving in Pakistan,
on a temporary assignment, just a few days after Danny was kidnapped.
[read the article]
Archives in the now
According to many archivists, the best way to hold
on to digital information right now is still to print it out.
Such is the advice of Richard Lindemann, director of Special Collections
and Archives. [read the
On Kearns Goodwin and plagiarism
What would happen to Goodwin if she were a student
and The Fitzgeralds and The Kennedys was a 25-page independent
honors project? [read
Smooth words for cash
We at Safe Space are looking to find the people
on campus who have the smooth words to get the green light on
sex. [read the letter]
Miscellania CD hot off the presses
Bowdoin's all-female a cappella group Miscellania
celebrated the release of No Sleep In A Quiet Room, their
first CD released in four years. [read
Common sweetens rap with Chocolate
Hip-hop has long been a popular dumping ground
for those attempting to prove the debasement of modern youth and
music. [read the article]
Women make 'Elite Eight' debut
The Bowdoin Women's Basketball team made history
over spring break. [read
Equestrian team rides to easy victory
The team, only in its third year, currently has
five members and competes in roughly eight horse shows per year.
[read the article]
Matt Spooner '05, above. (Henry Coppola, Bowdoin Orient)
Students with personal laptops participated
in a demonstration of new wireless internet technology in Hawthorne-Longfellow
The software necessary to access the wireless
network was given to students for free, and students were also
able to enter a drawing to win a Mac Airport or PC wireless card
for their laptops.
Students who do not have the appropriate
hardware can still make use of the technology by checking out
a laptop or a wireless card from the library. Although the wireless
network is currently only available in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library,
the technology will be extended to other areas of campus, with
Hatch Science Library next on the agenda.