Ann BasuSEEKING SUPPORT: In a recent survey, 60 percent of female students said that felt they needed to lose weight. During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the Orient spoke with students about their experiences with and perceptions of eating disorders, excercise and health on campus.
The College plans to introduce two new upperclass student living spaces in fall 2019—four suite-style apartment houses as well as the conversion of Boody-Johnson House into a College House. Born out of more than 1,600 survey responses from students, faculty, staff and neighbors as well as the efforts of a working group on off-campus and upperclass housing, these two changes to Bowdoin’s campus work to address student desires and entice students to remain living on campus.
Tessa Epstein Jose Antonio Vargas is home. His California driver’s license may look a little different than a citizen’s, but—in front of a packed Kresge Auditorium last night for the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture—he shared his personal struggle to feel like he belongs in America as an undocumented immigrant, and he challenged Bowdoin students to undertake the uncomfortable conversations necessary in today’s immigration debate.
Sometime on the week of March 5, the Office of Safety and Security will hold its first ever on-campus lockdown drill, during which all campus buildings will be locked and inaccessible with OneCards. Although this drill comes shortly after a shooter killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Associate Director of Safety and Security Dave Profit said that this drill has been planned for months and was not influenced by the event.
A ROUX RISING Construction on the Roux Center for the Environment is well underway at the corner of College Street and Sills Drive. The building, which will house the environmental studies department, was funded in part by a $10 million gift from David and Barbara Roux P’14.
Aleksia SilvermanBETTERING BOWDOIN Daisy Wislar ’18 (right) listens to Zoe Borenstein ’18 (second from right) at a student panel on accomodations and disablity. Amid ongoing efforts to improve Bowdoin’s handling of accommodations and disability, students, faculty and staff convened in Lancaster Lounge this week to hear four student panelists speak about their experiences navigating accessibility at Bowdoin, particularly accessibility in academics, and potential steps toward creating a more accessible campus.
In an upcoming panel on intellectual engagement in conversations across political differences, Bowdoin students and professors—representing a variety of political perspectives themselves—will try to tackle the question of how to address disagreement. “The Art of Disagreement in an Age of Outrage,” moderated by Noah Finberg ’16, will take place this Monday in Morrell Lounge from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Students have until Sunday to vote on a string of amendments to the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) constitution. For the constitution to pass, at least one-third of the student body must vote in the election, and at least two-thirds of those students must vote in favor of the changes.
Ann BasuSTUDENT ACTIVISTS Cindy Rivera '18Ann BasuSTUDENT ACTIVISTS Daisy Wislar '18Ann BasuSTUDENT ACTIVISTS Emily Ruby '19Ann BasuSTUDENT ACTIVISTS Mohamed Nur '19Ann BasuSTUDENT ACTIVISTS Rebkah Tesfamariam '18 A week after one of the biggest school shootings in American history and a moment that many have considered a watershed moment for activism surrounding gun rights, students have yet to organize substantive action on campus.
Four students have received court summons in the past two weeks for charges of jaywalking and possession of liquor by a minor. One of those summons resulted after the Brunswick Police Department (BPD) showed up at the annual Cold War party at MacMillan and Quinby Houses last weekend, while the remaining three were issued the previous weekend.