On November 19, Joe Biden pushed his expansive, unapologetically progressive domestic agenda through the House on a party line vote. By Christmas, universal pre-K, price controls for prescription drugs and an unprecedented investment in renewable energy are likely to be signed into law, along with new funding for child care, elderly care and affordable housing.
This week isn’t going well for the Biden administration. The President’s approval rating is in freefall. West Virginia Senator and Democrat Joe Manchin won’t budge on his $1.75 trillion cap for infrastructure spending, and (unlikely) rumors are floating that he’s prepared to switch parties if the budget deal goes south.
Progressives are trapped between nostalgia for the past and a deep disgust with it. The left’s legislative heroes—Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mark Pocan, Ayanna Pressley—appropriate the language and rhetoric of a bygone era of American politics for their progressive agenda.
Joe Biden is a progressive icon. There, I said it. You’re cringing, I know. The typical Bowdoin student’s reaction to Joe Biden is an oxymoron: hard-lined apathy. If you’re politically aware, then you’re haughtily unimpressed by the President’s so-called accomplishments.
On April 9, Associate Professor of Art Carrie Scanga hosted printmaker Mizin Shin for a lecture on her recent work. During her talk, Shin showcased some of her most notable projects and demonstrated the art form’s unique ability to depict contemporary challenges.
It’s internship season. Handshake-scrolling, interview-scheduling, rejection-coping internship season. Around this time ten years ago, Marguerite Mariscal ’11 was also searching. After graduation. she landed a short-term position with Momofuku, a startup culinary brand led by famed restaurateur David Chang.
As shrapnel and earth rained over Elliot Ackerman’s humvee after an explosion in Iraq, his identity transformed. Ackerman was no longer only a ranking officer in the United States Marine Corps; he was also a combat veteran.
This spring, Bowdoin Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BIE) is hosting a “Capitalism for the Common Good” workshop series aiming to engage students with startup development—an agenda that has been met with mixed responses from the campus community.
When Emma Hargreaves ’23 was hired as a server at Thorne Hall in February, she anticipated regular hours and a steady income. “I wanted to do two or three shifts a week,” she said in a Zoom interview with the Orient.
Instead of focusing on the cancellation of their season, the men’s basketball team has shifted to cultivating a sense of community between upperclassmen and first-year members. Inspired by the push for anti-racism in athletics, they have been hosting biweekly meetings that are dedicated to discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion.
On November 3, professors across all departments were faced with a challenge: how to address the election. From canceling class to walking to the polls, professors had a variety of plans for students on Tuesday and throughout the week.
Historically, voter turnout among college students and young adults has been lower than for most other age brackets. To combat this trend, the College is working to increase engagement across the community through the new initiative NESCAC Votes.
BC-3 is a 144 acre plot of land that occupies the southwestern zone of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Once used for base operations and military training, the land now serves as a monument to Brunswick’s rich history and biodiversity.