Quinby House debates
Quinby House is reviving its Discussion Series this semester. The series is an opportunity for members of the campus community to gather in an informal but intellectually stimulating environment to learn about and discuss a variety of topics.
Discussion leaders include professors, students, staff members, and anyone else with something interesting to say-have the opportunity to share their knowledge on a topic, and facilitate a related conversation. The topic of conversation is not necessarily the same as that primarily studied by the discussion leader, creating unique opportunities to hear people speak about interests and queries outside of their primary fields of expertise.
The discussion coordinators, Meghan MacNeil '03 and Meredith Hoar '03, aim to offer a wide range of topics and are especially hoping to feature students as discussion leaders. They believe the series is going to be very successful.
"We hope it will be a fantastic opportunity for members of the Bowdoin community to discuss their interests and experiences outside of the classroom," said MacNeil.
The schedule for this semester's speakers is not yet complete, but it already boasts a number of discussion leaders who are certain to provide ample fodder for conversation.
Leaders this semester will include Allen Springer, Professor and Department Chair of Government and Legal Studies; Wil Smith, the Director of Multicultural Student Programs; Peter Coviello, Assistant Professor of English; and Allen Tucker, Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science.
Julie McGee, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, will be leading the first discussion of the year on the topic of black art in South Africa.
Her discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of Quinby House. The discussions last about an hour and are open to the entire campus.