This month is the College’s first annual OUTtober, a month of programming by Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance (BQSA) celebrating various sexuality and gender identities. In the past, BQSA has organized events during the week of National Coming Out Day on October 11 and has hosted a month of programming in February, known as “Februqueery.” OUTtober will replace “Februqueery” as BQSA’s month-long series of events, although BQSA will continue to recognize Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31.
Ann Basu By hosting speakers from a queer disabled writer to a black transgender reverend, Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance (BQSA) hopes that the first annual “OUTtober” will reflect and engage with a wider range of Bowdoin’s LGBTQ community.
Victoria YuStories in motion: Matt Bollinger speaks about his artwork in Kresge Auditorium last Monday. Bollinger creates fictionalized accounts of his life experiences through multimedia animations, featuring original paintings and music. “The strongest artists are ever more themselves in the work,” the artist said.
Courtesy of Julianna BurkeVan Go: Julianna Burke (center) with ArtVan staff members Kelly Christopher (left) and Jamie Silvestri (right). Summers on Maine’s Midcoast justify the state’s Vacationland reputation. This year, seniors Julianna Burke and Maya Morduch-Toubman took advantage of Bowdoin’s summer fellowships to engage more deeply with the region’s communities through art, storytelling and photography.
Brunswick residents trickled into the Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Meeting Room on Tuesday evening, taking their seats in a circle of chairs for a facilitated discussion about racism and bias as part of the library’s “One Book, One Community” program.
Each spring, the College offers a Faculty Scholarship of $3,000 to 100 students who have been admitted to Bowdoin through Regular Decision. The scholarship is contingent on their acceptance of Bowdoin’s admittance and can be used to fund any “enrichment activities,” such as research or internships, during the students’ Bowdoin careers.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE H. MITCHELL DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONSBITTERSWEET SYMPHONY Former Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus Elliott Schwartz. Schwartz’s life will be honored on Sunday afternoon at the Bowdoin College Concert Band’s final concert of the spring semester.
Compiled by Gideon Moore and Lexi Gray. Source: Bowdoin Office of Instituional Research and Whitney Soule The Office of Admissions accepted 13.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2021, marking the lowest acceptance rate on record.
Indie pop/alternative band Smallpools will perform on Thursday, April 27 as part of this year’s Ivies weekend, and electronic artist Vanic will open for headlining rapper A$AP Ferg on Saturday, April 29. The Entertainment Board (eBoard) released a video announcing the lineup last Friday.