Bowdoin Hillel and the Department of Government and Legal Studies collaborated to bring lecturer in Jewish Studies and director of Jewish Student Life at Colby College Lauren Cohen Fisher to Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday evening. Fisher illuminated historical events occurring from 1917 to 1948 that have shaped the political dynamic between Israel and Palestine and contextualized present violence in the region.
The Division of Student Affairs recently welcomed Bowdoin alumna Sara Binkhorst ’15 as the College’s first director of student leadership development. Binkhorst started her role on Wednesday and is responsible for establishing a framework of what student leadership looks like at the College and how to unify all existing leadership initiatives.
The steps of the Walker Art Building were shrouded in silence and the soft glow of candlelight on Friday as the Bowdoin community gathered to honor the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost in the recent violence in Gaza and Israel.
On Saturday evening, the Bowdoin College Black Alumni Association (BCBAA), Association of Bowdoin Latinx Alumni (ABLA) and the Bowdoin Alumni RepresentASIAN held individual receptions in which alumni shared their own experiences from their time at the College and had the opportunity to connect with current Bowdoin students.
On Tuesday, the Brunswick and Bowdoin communities gathered in Pickard Theater in support of Evan Gershkovich ’14, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), who has spent six months under Russian detainment on charges of alleged espionage.
The Digital Excellence Commitment (DExC) has expanded beyond MacBooks and iPads to technological skill-building through the new Digital Agility Program. Student and faculty feedback on the DExC from last academic year inspired the establishment of the Digital Agility Program.
Last weekend, the men’s tennis team (15–4; 8–2 NESCAC) placed second in the NESCAC Championship. The Polar Bears swept Bates College (7–9; 4–6 NESCAC) on Friday by a final score of 5–0 and won their game on Saturday against Williams College (14–4; 8–2 NESCAC) 5–2.
Although it’s not his first film that has screened at Bowdoin, “Palisadia” is Henry Spritz’s ’23 last before he graduates. The film, which premiered in Sills Hall last Friday, tells the story of an actress living in New York City as she navigates both the acting in a movie and her life outside her work, as the experiences begin to increasingly mirror one another.
This past Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) presidential candidates Francisco Perez ’24, Jacob Horigan ’24 and Paul Wang ’24 took part in a debate ahead of the upcoming BSG executive elections, open today, April 21, through Sunday, April 23.
Last Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team (9–3; 5–3 NESCAC) defeated Trinity College (6–6; 3–4 NESCAC) 20–15 after overcoming a two-goal deficit and scoring ten goals in the second half. The team continued its momentum on Wednesday night when it defeated Colby College (2–8; 0–7 NESCAC).
On Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) met to finalize details for the spring concert, discuss the upcoming elections and vote on where the remaining funds will be allocated. BSG President Susu Gharib ’23 clarified the spring concert will take place in Morrell Lounge on Friday at 9 p.m.
Bowdoin alumnus Dr. Bob Lochte ’72 recently made a donation of roughly $13,000 to WBOR, which the station will use to update its equipment and heighten its production value. Lochte himself was involved with WBOR during his time at Bowdoin, and his passion for radio has extended far past his graduation.
Ever since his debut role as the provost in his high school’s production of “Measure for Measure,” Souleman Toure ’23 has captivated audiences on the stage. When he arrived at Bowdoin as a first year, he quickly joined the ranks of the improv group Office Hours and made a home for himself in the College’s theater productions.
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) convened on Wednesday to discuss the Integrated Health Survey (IHS), the success of Tuesday night’s BSG office hours and the winter concert happening Saturday in Morrell Gymnasium. BSG was joined by Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Health Education Rachel Reinke to brainstorm how to incentivize students to take the IHS so that certain areas of health education can be strategically bolstered by the College.
Since being cast in the role of a murderous old woman during her freshman year of high school, actor, writer and director Julia Jennings ’23 has only grown in her understanding and appreciation of theater. From studying at the National Theater Institute (NTI) in 2022 to, more recently, writing and developing a play titled “In the End, we all go to Providence,” Jennings has been involved in many different facets of theater production, ranging from writing to acting to stage management.
On Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) convened with Director of Multicultural Life Eduardo Pazos to discuss the Education through Global Engagement (EdGE) diversity and inclusion training platform. The Class of 2026 was the first to use this platform in its mandatory diversity and inclusion training in the fall.
Guard Sydney Jones ’25 led the women’s basketball team (13–7; 2–4 NESCAC) with 16 points and ten rebounds in last Friday’s 60-56 loss to Connecticut College (7–12; 1–5 NESCAC). She was named NESCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week earlier this year and leads the team in points this season.
While Bowdoin students may recognize Alex Washburn ’25 as the drummer of campus band Lily in the Weeds, over winter break he swapped college house shows for California campuses as he toured Southern California with his musically-inclined home friends.
The women’s hockey team (2–2–0; 1–1–0 NESCAC) went 1–1 at the Codfish Bowl last weekend, with a 2–1 overtime win against Nazareth College (6–1–0) and a 4–1 non-conference loss to Colby College (3–0–0; 0–0–0 NESCAC) in the tournament final.
This fall, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) opened its new exhibition of Papua New Guinean funeral masks titled “The Masks of Memories: Art and Ceremony in Nineteenth Century Oceania.” The exhibition shares the powerful history of the masks, detailing their creation on the island of New Ireland, their significance as cultural artifacts and the way in which they were acquired by the BCMA.
Aniqa Chowdhury ’26 has just begun her journey at Bowdoin and is already working to create a stronger community for herself and others. Her creative journey began after teaching herself henna at age eleven. Now, she is sharing her art with the campus community.