Before Hurricane Lee swept through Maine with winds reaching up to 50 mph on Saturday, Facilities Management, Safety and Security, and athletic teams prepared heavily for the impending storm. Throughout campus, and Brunswick, Lee’s damage was minimal, and its path far tamer than initial projections suggested.
Campus has been feeling electric lately—Bowdoin Facilities Management is aiming to switch entirely to electric vehicles and equipment by 2028. Facilities started this initiative two years ago as a part of Bowdoin’s broader Climate Action Plan for the campus to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2042, and it has made significant strides towards this goal since then.
While the majority of students packed up their cars or boarded planes to get to Bowdoin this August, Henry Penfold ’26 grabbed his 18-foot rowing boat and two oars to embark on a 100-mile trip from Deer Isle to Harpswell.
This summer, Celtic and fiddle student band YONC hopped across the East Coast to promote its new album entitled “The Yalbum.” The band finished recording the project in July and promptly went on tour in the Bronx, N.Y., Providence, R.I., Boston and Portland.
On Wednesday, The Civic Engagement Team of the Office of Sustainability hosted the final talk of their month-long series on sustainability practices in agriculture. Entitled “Farming For a Greener World,” the talk covered the relationship between agricultural practices and climate change, the intersection between capitalism and sustainability and sustainable methods to grow food.
Writers, poetry lovers and literature enthusiasts will gather in Burnett House next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for The Moth Radio Hour, a live storytelling performance event. A tradition at Bowdoin before Covid-19, this event was reestablished by three students this year.
Bright lights, a disco ball, a swing and a two-foot layer of fog accompanied Assistant Professor of Dance Aretha Aoki as she took to the stage last Saturday in her multidisciplinary dance performance: IzumonookunI. On either side of Aoki were her fellow performers: her husband Ryan MacDonald and their six-year-old daughter, Frankie.
The Office of Admissions hosted its annual Bowdoin Bearings program this Thursday and Friday to welcome the 850 students admitted to the Class of 2027 to campus. After a two-year hiatus from hosting admitted students overnight on campus due to Covid-19 protocols, the admissions team expressed excitement about being able to offer admitted students a more complete experience this year.
Last Friday, the departments of sociology, Asian studies and history hosted a day-long symposium on transnational adoption in Asia. Four guest speakers addressed topics central to the discourse on transnational adoption, such as the Chinese adoption narrative, the use of genetic testing in adoption and the history of Philippine international adoption.
On January 9, 2022, French television broadcast a live news interview with renowned Belgian singer Paul van Haver, better known as Stromae. During the last few minutes of the broadcast, Stromae answered the final question of the interview, which was directed towards his struggles with depression, by singing his latest song “L’enfer.” A year later and 3,398 miles away in Brunswick, Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Simon Fraser University Roxanne Panchasi hosted a talk at the College discussing the significance of the moment.
The Environmental Studies department partnered with the Nature Conservancy to host a panel entitled “Women in Climate: Community” yesterday in Kresge Auditorium. State Director of the Nature Conservancy in Maine Kate Dempsey ’88 led the discussion alongside three female panelists involved in fighting climate change.
On Tuesday evening, shortly after the last Mainers cast their ballots for state and nationwide races, a small number of Bowdoin students gathered in Chase Barn to watch the election results pour in. The event was sponsored by Bowdoin Democrats and was the culmination of the group’s efforts to get more students involved in the pine tree state’s politics.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, students hurry across the quad to class, passing by a comparatively less stressful scene—a group of community members practicing Tai Chi. The classes are taught by Bowdoin alumnus Ken Ryan ’71. Ryan started these classes 20 years ago, and since then they have grown every year.
Soon, Bowdoin students will not be judged on the merits of their academics, but instead on how well they can construct a snowman. During their meeting on Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) made plans for the upcoming Winter Carnival, a proposed community-building event to take place sometime this winter.
McKee Grant recipients presented their work during the annual showcase at the Edwards Center for the Arts on Wednesday night. The $1,000 grant funds travel over the summer for recipients as they compile a collection of photographs on a chosen topic.
Last Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) held its weekly meeting, during which members discussed their plans to adjust Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC) guidelines, plans for No Hate November programming and more inclusive dining policies. To begin the meeting, Chair of the Treasury Kiley Briand ’25 announced that in November she will propose legislation to change the SAFC guidelines to provide clubs easier access to funding and materials.