Ann BasuFACT AND FICTION: Author Michael Paterniti visited campus on Wednesday evening to read from his book “Love and Other Ways of Dying,” a collection of essays that walk the line between creative writing and narrative nonfiction.
The student body approved changes to the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) constitution on March 5, although low turnout in the vote prompted some concerns about the validity of the voting procedure. A total of 461 students, roughly 25 percent of the student body, participated in the vote.
Ann BasuSEEKING SUPPORT: In a recent survey, 60 percent of female students said that felt they needed to lose weight. During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the Orient spoke with students about their experiences with and perceptions of eating disorders, excercise and health on campus.
Courtesy of Ashley Gavin New York City-based Ashley Gavin has a range of talents: she’s primarily a comedian, but is also a writer and an actor, delving into topics like feminism and homophobia. She tours at colleges, hosts open mic nights, acts in the web series “Gay Girl Straight Girl (GGSG)” and has starred in television shows and movies.
Currently, both the Senate and the House have passed versions of a revised tax code that would hit wealthy private colleges and universities with new taxes and restrictions. While there are significant differences between the Senate and House proposals, both would affect Bowdoin’s ability to, among other things, provide financial aid through a proposed tax on endowment earnings and a decrease in the number of taxpayers eligible to itemize charitable donations, which may disincentivize donating to the College.
Election 2017 The Orient covers the upcoming Maine ballot, looking at referendum issues and how students view them. Maine issues: the Orient's guide to 2017 ballot measuresNovember 3, 2017Should Bowdoin students register to vote in Maine?November 3, 2017 Q1: Should the Maine Gambling Control Board allow to operation of slot machines or a casino in York County, Maine?
Last Monday, Arthur C. Brooks and Frank Bruni participated in a discussion on campus titled “Talking Face-to-Face When You Don’t See Eye-to-Eye,” the latest installment in the College’s efforts to foster open discussion across the political spectrum.
Last Thursday at around 10:30 p.m., a student reported finding a fully loaded, 9mm, 15 round gun clip under a chair on the third floor of David Saul Smith Union to the Office of Safety and Security.
As Maine and the country experiences an epidemic that is driving down national life expectancy, some at Bowdoin are responding. Drug overdoses in the U.S. have increased by 533 percent over the last 14 years—from 2,089 overdoses in 2002 to 13,219 in 2016—according to data released in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.