The Brunswick Town Council voted 8-1 on Monday, March 20, to ban Brunswick retailers from providing single-use plastic bags. The ordinance will go into effect September 1. Most representatives supported the ban to limit the impact of single-use plastic bags on the environment.
Courtesy of Michael Maher For the first time since 2009, Bowdoin will not host the annual U.S. Open for Robocup, a tournament in which student-programmed robots play soccer against one another. Instead, teams will compete at the University of Miami in Florida during the weekend of Saturday, April 29.
The Metro BREEZ bus will extend its service to Brunswick this fall after receiving approval from the Brunswick Town Council for a two-year pilot program on March 8. Bowdoin has pledged to contribute $10,000 to the service for each of the next two years, approximately 20 percent of the program’s cost.
The College has acquired the funding necessary to renovate the Magee-Samuelson Track and Whittier Field facility after receiving a large donation over Spring Break that pushed the first phase of the project to meet its $4.5 million budget.
Ann Basu Despite the generally positive reception of the Free Flow project—which installed dispensers for free pads and tampons in 12 women’s and four men’s bathrooms across campus—the initiative has also elicited negative responses. Housekeeping confirmed that all the tampons and pads in the men’s restroom of the first floor of David Saul Smith Union were thrown away unused several times.
Ann BasuDemocratic political strategist Donna Brazile gave a lecture titled "Political Outlook: A Comprehensive Picture of What's Going On in Washington" in Morrell Lounge on Wednesday. "I have to give Mr. Trump his just due.
Students in the Bowdoin MOGUL hub—an online new aggregate for women—are working to bring the group’s #ReadMyLips campaign to the College in an effort to continue the actions ignited by the Women’s March in January. The project consolidates individuals’ concerns on women’s rights and health issues and will culminate on April 5 when the messages will be sent to President Trump at the White House in a floral sculpture designed by “Saturday Night Live” veterans.
Students packed into David Saul Smith Union last weekend for the College’s third annual CBBHacks Hackathon. About 50 students from Bowdoin, Colby, Bates and Williams participated in the Hackathon in some capacity, and several Bowdoin students took home prizes for their creations.
The Brunswick Town Council will vote Monday on a proposal which would extend the Metro BREEZ bus service to Brunswick. The commuter bus service, which launched last summer, currently connects Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport with 10 round trips on weekdays and five on Saturdays.
The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) extended the application deadline for students hoping to live in Howell House to February 28 after the house did not get enough applicants during the initial round of College House applications.