Students, faculty and community members gathered in a crowded Adams Hall classroom this past Wednesday to hear the Department of History’s latest guest lecturer: Sarah Maza, professor of history at Northwestern University. Maza lectured on the initial reception of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in France and how it reveals the complexity of European racism at the time.
Republican lawmakers expelled Tennessee state Rep. Justin J. Pearson ’17 (D) from the state House in a 69-26 vote last night. Pearson’s expulsion follows a protest he and two other lawmakers staged in the House chamber calling for more stringent gun control measures in the state.
Tonight in Smith Union, indie rock singer Sophia Allison, better known by her stage name “Soccer Mommy,” will headline for this year’s spring concert.
Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Soccer Mommy began recording music in 2015 before attending New York University (NYU).
The men’s tennis team (7–1; 2–0 NESCAC) returned from its annual trip to California with a strong showing against national competition as they look toward NESCAC play.
While several matches had to be canceled due to weather, the Polar Bears, ranked 12th nationally, started their trip with four consecutive victories against Chapman University (5–7), Rhodes College (6–5), University of the Redlands (6–5), and Pomona-Pitzer (7–10).
Last Saturday, the men’s hockey team (13–9–3; 7–9–3 NESCAC) upset second-seeded Trinity College (16–8–1; 13–5–1 NESCAC) in a 2–1 overtime victory in the NESCAC Quarterfinal. The No. 7 Polar Bears will face fifth-seeded Colby College (13–10–2; 10–7–1 NESCAC) in the semifinals tomorrow afternoon.
After closing out its regular season last weekend, the men’s hockey team (12–9–3; 6–9–3 NESCAC) is preparing for the first round of the NESCAC playoffs against Trinity College (16–7–1; 13–4–1 NESCAC) tomorrow. The Polar Bears split their final two games, falling to Tufts University (10–13–1; 7–10–1 NESCAC) 2–3 on Friday night before rebounding with a 2–0 victory over Connecticut College (5–19–0; 2–16–0 NESCAC) last Saturday.
Students and community members filed into Kresge Auditorium Tuesday night to learn about a campaign for better and more people-centered public spaces: the placemaking movement. Executive Director of PlacemakingX Ethan Kent ’98 delivered a lecture on this campaign entitled “Reconnecting People Through Places: Bridging Our Divides Through Public Spaces and Placemaking.”
PlacemakingX describes itself as an international group of leaders working to create inclusive and positive communities through urban planning.
Beyond the classics and language departments, discussions about language and translation now have a new on-campus home at the College: in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA). “Turn of Phrase: Language and Translation in Global Contemporary Art,” a new exhibit at the museum, opened at the BCMA in December and will run through June 4.
Editor’s Note Friday, February 3, at 3:15 p.m.: A previous version of this article included a headline where “reins” was spelled “reigns.” This has been corrected.
Historically, Bowdoin’s Entertainment Board (E-Board) has been responsible for planning performances at the College throughout the year.