On Thursday night, former Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a Zoom conversation with members of the Bowdoin community. Holder is best known for his service during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2015 as the first African American Attorney General in United States history, but he has also served in previous presidential administrations, including as Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton administration and as Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia during the Reagan administration.
The College celebrated International Day for Persons with Disabilities this week with programming that included the DisAbled Students Association (DASA) tabling in David Saul Smith Union, a “lunch and learn” with the Accessibility Task Force and a student panel on disability at Bowdoin.
A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy is coming to campus today to lecture on climate change and environmental protection. The lecture will take place in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center at 12:30 p.m..
This semester, the Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Education and the Sexuality, Women and Gender Center (SWAG) are partnering to provide a series of empowerment self defense workshops. All four workshops will focus on assertive communication, boundary setting, bystander intervention and physical self-defense.
With issues of anti-Semitism and racism on the minds of many, Ilan Stavans, professor of Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College, told the story of Crypto-Jews on Wednesday night. The term refers to Jews who secretly adhere to Judaism while publicly professing another faith.
On Tuesday, Maine Public will host a series of debates at Bowdoin for Maine’s U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. The debates, which will take place in Studzinski Recital Hall, are part of the group’s initiative “Your Vote 2018.”
Bowdoin now offers applicants to the College the option of recording a short video response as a supplement to their applications. The video response option, last year offered only to international applicants, is now available to all high school students.
Q1: Should the Maine Gambling Control Board allow to operation of slot machines or a casino in York County, Maine?
If passed, Question 1 would allow for the creation of a gaming and entertainment venue in York County, the most southwestern county in Maine, which includes the towns of Saco, Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach, among others.
For the first time in over a decade, major changes have been made to the structure of Bowdoin Student Government (BSG). Nineteen liaison positions were created to work with various administrative departments and offices including Safety and Security, Dining Service and Religious and Spiritual Life in addition.
NExpress, one of the interschool library-loaning systems Bowdoin uses, will be retired in May. April 30 is the last day that schools can request books from NExpress and all items will be due by the end of May.
On Wednesday evening, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) voted on two proposals and discussed three others.
At-Large Representative Jacob Russell ’17 introduced two proposals. Proposal 141544 suggested amendments to BSG bylaws. The proposal gave greater flexibility to the structure of general assembly meetings, which had often ignored BSG bylaws.
The ending of the Offer of the College—“And to cooperate with others for common ends”—serves as the inspiration for Bowdoin’s first-ever TEDx event entitled “Common Ends,” which will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. in Kresge Auditorium.