Music from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s second symphony and José Elizondo’s “Estampas Mexicanas,” performed by the Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra in their annual fall concert, filled Studzinski Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evening. Before the music began, Beckwith Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Bowdoin Orchestra George Lopez presented the audience with a video of his search for a statue of Rachmaninoff, a famed Russian composer of the early 20th century, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he visited last month for a performance.
As the sun began to set and the chill November air blew across the quad last Friday afternoon, Bowdoin students and faculty gathered with Brunswick residents on the steps of the Walker Art Building to mourn the lives lost in the Lewiston mass shooting.
At its weekly meeting on Wednesday evening, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) invited Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity Benje Douglas and Marcus Gadsden ’24, who works in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, to speak about building belonging at Bowdoin.
This week, Naomi Lopez ’26 and her experience empowering students to fight climate change was showcased at Bowdoin’s Social Innovation Week’s Solutions Exhibition. The exhibition’s goal was to highlight creative ways students have addressed real-world problems outside of Bowdoin and featured several student projects centered on social justice.
This week, Bowdoin celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with a full slate of workshops, events and discussions. The events of GAAD week spanned from self-paced online modules to community discussions led by members of Bowdoin’s Accessibility Task Force—a coalition of faculty, staff and students working for accessibility all across campus.