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Emma Kilbride

Staff Writer — Class of 2025

Number of articles: 26

First Article: February 4, 2022

Latest Article: December 1, 2023

Men’s ultimate frisbee soars at sectionals, prepares for regionals next weekend

Ultimate frisbee teams everywhere, beware: Stoned Clown is running this circus. At last weekend’s North New England DIII College Men’s Conference Championship in Middlebury, Vt., the men’s ultimate frisbee team (14–1)—better known as Stoned Clown—dominated rivals Bates College, Colby College and Middlebury College to land a spot at the regional tournament in Smithfield, R.I., next weekend.

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diversity

Kate Stern accepts new DEI role

On Tuesday, Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity Benje Douglas announced in an email to the College that Director of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center Kate Stern has been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Institutional Inclusion and Diversity Programs.

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Lecture

Graphic details: An evening with Alison Bechdel

On Tuesday night, members of the Bowdoin community dusted the snow off their jackets and poured into Kresge Auditorium for the long-awaited arrival of Alison Bechdel, who delivered this year’s Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture. Bechdel is a celebrated cartoonist and graphic memoirist whose notable works include “Dykes to Watch Out For,” “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and “Are You My Mother?” Her graphic memoirs are considered by many to be touchstones of the form and have found particular resonance with queer audiences, so much so that “Fun Home” was adapted into a critically-acclaimed Broadway musical in 2015.

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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees addresses Pickard Field renovations, affirmative action ruling concerns

From February 9 to February 11, President Clayton Rose met with the Board of Trustees and other College administrative bodies to discuss issues pertinent to Bowdoin’s immediate future at Babson College in Massachusetts. Among the developments made during last week’s meetings was the Board of Trustees’ official approval of the Pickard Field renovation project, which members of the Bowdoin and Brunswick communities have debated over the past several months. 

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Election

Government department demystifies midterm elections

On Tuesday night, the Department of Government and Legal Studies hosted a public debrief in Kresge Auditorium on last week’s midterm elections. The event, presented by Professor of Government Michael Franz and Assistant Professor of Government Ángel Saavedra Cisneros, was a data-driven overview of election participation and outcomes as well as future implications for potential state and federal policy.

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Brunswick

Butchers & Bakers closes business

The Butchers & Bakers, a gluten-free artisan bakery and butcher shop located in downtown Brunswick’s Tontine Mall, permanently closed its doors on Sunday. Since its grand opening earlier this year, the establishment has garnered praise for its friendly atmosphere, commitment to sustainability and entirely gluten-free product selection.

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Academic

US-Greenland Joint Committee discusses arctic affairs on campus

On Tuesday, the College hosted a meeting of the U.S.-Greenland Joint Committee, an intergovernmental body that meets annually to bolster ties between the United States and Greenland. According to a press release from the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the Kingdom of Denmark, the Joint Committee strives to improve relations and cooperation between the United States and Greenland in the areas of trade, investment and education, among others.

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Lecture

Dr. Bettina Love delivers lecture on abolitionist, restorative teaching

Last night, Dr. Bettina Love, the William F. Russel Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, gave the education department’s annual Brodie Family Lecture. Her talk, entitled “We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Right: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Education Freedom,” focused on committing to educational freedom by taking an abolitionist approach to education, moving beyond reform to create an educational system that allows all students to thrive.

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Key-stitches: Benjamin Felser ’22 uses poetry to inspire environmental change

On Thursday evening, students and faculty gathered in the Roux Center for the Environment for “Key-Stitches: Symbiographies for a Distressed Earth,” Benjamin Felser’s ’22 presentation of their year-long independent study project. Felser, a biology major concentrating in ecology and evolutionary biology who has a passion for literary arts, performed readings of four original poems exploring nature’s complex symbiotic networks, their origins and their vulnerability in a changing environmental landscape.

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Adriana Corral speaks to community on her art and human rights activism

On Thursday night, faculty and students gathered in Kresge Auditorium for a presentation and round table discussion with visual artist and human rights activist Adriana Corral. Corral specializes in interdisciplinary, research-supported installation art, with a focus on global human rights abuses and uncovering untold historical narratives, especially those revolving around gender violence.

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Athletic Department

Don McPherson delivers talk on gender violence, masculinity to Bowdoin athletes

Bowdoin student athletes and their coaches gathered in Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday night for NCAA-mandated gender violence training led by author, speaker and former Syracuse quarterback Don McPherson. After a successful football career spanning both the CFL and NFL, McPherson forged a path that blended sports and activism, bringing his talent to organizations such as Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society and Adelphi University’s Sports Leadership Institute.

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Celebrating 100 years of “Ulysses”: Bowdoin students explore Dublin

This year marks the centennial of James Joyce’s seminal novel, “Ulysses.” Set in Dublin, the novel takes place over the course of just one day, chronicling protagonist Leopold Bloom’s epic exploration of the city. In January, Andrew Chang ’23, Max Freeman ’22, Diego Lasarte ’22, Clay Wackerman ’22 and Dylan Welch ’21 traveled to Dublin to celebrate the novel’s hundredth year.

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