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Ellery Harkness

Staff Writer — Class of 2021

Number of articles: 9

First Article: September 21, 2018

Latest Article: April 10, 2020

News in Brief

IRB requests any research requiring in-person interaction stop immediately

The Bowdoin Institutional Review Board (IRB) announced last week that any research requiring in-person interaction with subjects, previously approved or exempted, should stop immediately.  The announcement applies to faculty, staff and student research.   The decision was made by the IRB in consultation with the Senior Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs Elizabeth McCormack due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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June Vail: the unsung heroine of Bowdoin dance

What were the first dance classes offered at Bowdoin? The answer, according to Professor of Dance Emerita June Vail, included technique, repertoire, choreography and a senior seminar that took place in Coles Tower. Though her name may not be familiar, Vail remains the unsung heroine behind the founding of Bowdoin’s dance program.

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Equestrian team recruits for new season

Although many student-athletes at Bowdoin are fortunate enough to take advantage of acres of playing fields and Farley Field House, one team prefers grass fields for grazing instead of playing soccer. The Bowdoin equestrian team has embarked on a new season, bringing horseback riding to beginners and advanced riders alike.

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Study Space of the Week

Odd building brings light to campus

Most regulars are hesitant to discuss the hidden gem, the Visual Art Center (VAC), because part of the building’s appeal is its serenity and relative obscurity. The students who frequent the  space are well acquainted with one another, as there is a small but devoted group that studies regularly between the glass walls, bookshelves and quirky posters that line the inside.

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