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Storm

Powered down: how Bowdoin handled the blackout

Even in the chaos of the storm, many students didn’t feel much of a reprieve from their typical day-to-day academic pressures. Tables in Thorne throughout the day could be seen covered in laptops and notebooks as students tried to keep up with their coursework. A photographic look at how Bowdoin reacted to the worst power outage Maine has seen in decades.

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Storm

With record outage, students flock to Thorne

A storm Sunday night and Monday morning caused extensive power outages, affecting campus and a record number of people in Maine. All classes scheduled before 10 a.m. were canceled by Elizabeth F. McCormack, dean of academic affairs, and many more later in the day have been canceled at professor discretion.

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Former student leads identified hate group

As white nationalism has gained prominence across the United States, former Bowdoin student Evan McLaren holds a leading role at one of the movement’s most prominent organizations, the National Policy Institute (NPI). McLaren, who attended Bowdoin for three semesters between 2003 and 2006, became Executive Director of NPI in July.

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Students rally for natural disaster relief

Gideon MooreOf the near $4000 raised by the Bowdoin community, approximately $1750 will be going to ConPRmetidos and Oxfam Mexico each, while $400 from the Lift-a-Thon will be going to Unidos por Puerto Rico. In September, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, the U.S.

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OUTtober

Yellow Shirt Day continues tradition of recognition

On Tuesday, hundreds of students, faculty and staff donned yellow shirts that read “Respect. All genders. All sexualities,” for Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance’s (BQSA) seventh Yellow Shirt Day. A part of programming for OUTtober, the event is hosted annually near National Coming Out Day in order to show solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community at the College.

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‘Our Bodies, Our Bowdoin’ promotes body positivity, inclusion

Courtesy of Sydney Avitia-JacquesLove yourself Women of color gather in Baxter House to discuss body positivity and beauty standards at Bowdoin and throughout their lives. Last Friday, “Our Bodies, Our Bowdoin,” sponsored by Peer Health and the Women of Color Coalition, brought together women of color to discuss beauty standards on campus through reflecting on their own experiences.

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Academic

More than posters: symposium engages humanities and STEM

Today, at the second annual President’s Research Symposium, over 100 students will present research across the fields of STEM, the humanities and social sciences. Last year’s symposium was the first to include research beyond STEM fields, and about 40 percent of this year’s research projects are non-STEM, according to Professor of Chemistry Michael Danahy, the coordinator for the event.

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‘Class Confess’ Facebook page offers new anonymous platform

Created by an unidentified group of Bowdoin students, the Bowdoin-Class Confess Facebook page has sparked online discussion in the past few weeks around issues such as class, race, gender, sexuality and mental health. With over 1,000 friends and numerous followers including students, alumni and staff members, the page allows students to anonymously post “confessions” and respond to posts.

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Administration

Delong reflects on campus achievements

Courtesy of Ivy PelletierSO LONG, DELONG: Associate Dean of Student Affairs Allen Delong will leave for a position at Bates College to become dean for purposeful work and career development. As Allen Delong, associate dean of student affairs, wraps up the final days of his 12-year Bowdoin career, he reflects with pride as well as nostalgia on the many strides the College has made.

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