Correction: In our desire to break this story, an earlier version of this article jumped to the conclusion that Boody-Johnson House was to become student housing next year. In an email to the Orient, Dean of Students Tim Foster said the administration was only exploring the possibility of the house being converted into student housing, timeframe unknown, and confirmed that if this transition were to happen, it would not be next year. The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSWS) will move out of Boody-Johnson House, located at the intersection of Boody Street and Maine Street.
WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN A COLLEGE HOUSE?: Applications to live in College Houses dropped this year, although fewer spaces in Houses will be available to sophomores next year as Ladd House will be senior-only housing.
At Wednesday’s Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) meeting, Amber Rock ’19 was elected Vice President for Sustainability and Facilities by the assembly, replacing Ana Timoney-Gomez ’18, who resigned from her position last week saying she had too many other commitments.
CLASS OF 2018: The senior class reported substantially higher rates of cocaine use than other Bowdoin students. Nationally, 5.8 percent of college students report having used cocaine at some point in their life. Eleven percent of seniors have used cocaine during their time at Bowdoin, according to data from an Orient survey conducted this past December.
This spring, the Office of Academic Affairs will pilot alterations to the Bowdoin Course Questionnaires (BCQs) with a goal of reducing the role of unconscious student biases in course evaluations. The change was announced at last week’s faculty meeting.
Ann BasuLettuce be your farmer Trevor Kenkel '18 took a year off to grow his aquaponics farm, which recently received a $1.6 million investment. Aquaponic farming pioneer Trevor Kenkel ’18, founder and chairman of Springworks Farm, announced that he has received $1.6 million in capital to finance the expansion of his system in Lisbon, Maine.
Ann BasuFreestylin' As part of Black History Month, Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University professor, delivered the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday, addressing forms of oppression. Some students had to watch the talk via lifestream after the room filled to capacity.
Since mid-December, more than 60 students’ email accounts have been hacked, resulting in a series of phishing attempts. Emails claiming association with Temple University and such fictional institutions as “Recruitment Team,” “Market Force Information” and “Mystery Shoppers” arrived in inboxes with promises of easy pay—provided that recipients enter sensitive personal information first.
Courtesy of Bowdoin CommunicationsSenior Gifts Students gather in the Druckenmiller Hall atrium at the kickoff event for the Senior Class Giving Campaign last week. The Senior Class Giving Campaign (SCGC) officially began at its launch event last Thursday with hopes of continuing the College’s tradition of strong alumni giving.
As falling temperatures, rain and snow hit midcoast Maine this week—knocking out parts of campus power on Wednesday—Facilities staff got to work extra early to clear ice from the College’s streets and paths. Over the course of Wednesday afternoon and evening, Brunswick received about seven inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.