Jenny IbsenUNSETTLING MESSAGES: Students examine messages on display in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union. The exhibition highlights sexual harassment by featuring unwanted messages received by Bowdoin students. “good morning.” “Come sit on my Dick.” “It misses u.” That’s one of the 18 messages on display in “Texts,” an art show that opened in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union on Tuesday.
Police investigated threats of violence at two Topsham schools last Friday. Woodside Elementary School was evacuated after a bomb threat while Mt. Ararat High School was placed on heightened security due to student statements about violence, the Portland Press Herald reported.
Journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas will be speaking on campus next Thursday in the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture. His talk, titled “Define America: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” will take place in Kresge Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Half of Bowdoin students who applied for Fulbright awards for the 2017-2018 academic received them, the best ratio among any of the nation’s top undergraduate Fulbright Student producers, according to the Fulbright Program. Forty Bowdoin students applied for Fulbrights last year, and 20 received them, the most from Bowdoin since data became available a decade ago.
CLASS OF 2018: The senior class reported substantially higher rates of cocaine use than other Bowdoin students. Nationally, 5.8 percent of college students report having used cocaine at some point in their life. Eleven percent of seniors have used cocaine during their time at Bowdoin, according to data from an Orient survey conducted this past December.
As falling temperatures, rain and snow hit midcoast Maine this week—knocking out parts of campus power on Wednesday—Facilities staff got to work extra early to clear ice from the College’s streets and paths. Over the course of Wednesday afternoon and evening, Brunswick received about seven inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Bowdoin students, and anyone with an iPhone or Android device, will soon be able to use a lobster emoji thanks to lobbying efforts from Senator Angus King H’07 (I-Maine). The Unicode Consortium, a Silicon Valley-based group of individuals and corporations that is responsible for designing emojis, unveiled the lobster along with 156 other new emojis on Wednesday.
The Amtrak Downeaster, which currently runs from Boston to Brunswick, could go as far north as Rockland this summer if the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) approves a pilot program in March. NNERPA wants to ensure that Maine communities will be active Amtrak partners before it finalizes the service, the Maine Free Press reported last week.
Caroline FlahartySENIOR LODGING Ladd House will be seniors-only next year if enough students express interest this week. The change comes in response to discontent among upperclassmen with the College’s current housing options, and was proposed by a group of juniors.
ON THE RISE Over 9,000 students applied to Bowdoin for the class of 2022, an all-time high. Admissions decisions will be released in the spring. The College received 9,047 applications for the class of 2022, up from 7,251 from last year.