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Financial Aid

Does living off campus impact financial aid packages?

For most students, it doesn’t. For some, they save money. Students receiving financial aid see no change to their packages if they opt to live off campus, regardless of the cost of the off-campus house. “We do financial aid the same way because irrespective of where you live, you’re going to pay,” said Michael Bartini, the director of student aid.

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Judicial Board

New methods to supplement judicial process

The College has begun to implement more broadly tools associated with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the Office of Student Affairs. These tools will supplement, and in some cases replace, Bowdoin’s official disciplinary process with the goal of adding an educational element to a traditionally penal system.

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Bowdoin community members respond to Maine’s opioid crisis

As Maine and the country experiences an epidemic that is driving down national life expectancy, some at Bowdoin at responding. Drug overdoses in the U.S. have increased by 533 percent over the last 14 years—from 2,089 overdoses in 2002 to 13,219 in 2016—according to data released in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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News in Brief

Brunswick town rezoning

The Town of Brunswick recently concluded a three-and-a-half year project to renovate the town’s zoning ordinance to reflect changes in local policy over the past 22 years. The ordinance focused on reducing the number of total districts, catching up with Maine laws regarding signage and shorelands and rectifying the issues brought about by the 21-year-old ordinance’s failure to account for technological advances.

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News in Brief

Trespasser Terry Elwell

On Monday, Randy Nichols, director of safety security, sent out a campus alert warning people of Terry Elwell’s return to Brunswick. Elwell has a long history of convictions in Brunswick and has been involved with multiple incidents at Bowdoin.

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Administration

Volent’s pay jumps $930k

Courtesy of Arthur CohenInvestment Guru In 2015, Paula Volent, the highest paid employee in the NESCAC, earned nearly one million dollars more than the previous year.Chief Investment Officer Paula Volent earned a salary of $2,244,678 in the 2015 calendar year, an increase of $934,754 since 2014, when she made $1,309,924, according to Bowdoin’s Form 990, the public tax filing which reports compensation of the College’s highest paid employees.

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Students speak out at DACA rally

COURTESY OF BENJAMIN PAINTERSTANDING IN SOLIDARITY (Left to right:) Abukar Adan from Maine Public speaks to Irfan Alam ’18 and Mohamed Nur ’19 about their speeches and Bowdoin’s presence at the rally against President Trump’s rescindment of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals at Portland City Hall last Friday.Bowdoin’s community came together at Portland City Hall last Friday to protest President Trump’s rescindment of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama administration executive order which extended rights such as higher education and tax obligation to undocumented youth.

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Off Campus Housing

More limits for off-campus housing recommended

A working group for improving housing policies recommended limiting the students who can live off campus to 25 percent of the senior class, Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster announced in a school-wide email Thursday. Formed last winter, the working group was created following the dramatic increase in the percentage of students living off-campus in the last year.

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