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Julia Dickinson

Orient Staff — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 31

First Article: September 23, 2022

Latest Article: December 1, 2023


Colby lecturer parses history of Israel and Palestine conflict from 1917–1948

Bowdoin Hillel and the Department of Government and Legal Studies collaborated to bring lecturer in Jewish Studies and director of Jewish Student Life at Colby College Lauren Cohen Fisher to Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday evening. Fisher illuminated historical events occurring from 1917 to 1948 that have shaped the political dynamic between Israel and Palestine and contextualized present violence in the region.

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Health Services

Dr. Christine Mahoney starts as new director of health services

Senior Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs Janet Lohmann announced in an email to the student body on Wednesday that Dr. Christine Mahoney assumed her role as the College’s new director of health. Mahoney’s hiring follows Lohmann’s announcement on October 12 of the hiring of Director of Counseling Services Shannon Jackson, who also started at the College on Wednesday.

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McKeen Center

First Social Innovation Week highlights entrepreneurship for the common good

The McKeen Center for the Common Good hosted its first Social Innovation Week—a slate of events that aim to meld global social impact-focused projects and on-campus events—this past week. Social Innovation, a concept that emerged during the 1960s, includes any projects or initiatives that people create to solve social issues facing their communities.

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Zaki sends mass email emphasizing support and dialogue amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict

President Safa Zaki issued a statement explaining the College’s lack of an institutional statement on the violence in Israel and Gaza in an email to the Bowdoin community on Thursday afternoon. The email mentioned the College’s existing support systems available to students, faculty and staff and was issued after conversations Zaki had with students throughout the week and at the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) meeting on Wednesday night.

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Sexual Assault

OGVPHE holds workshop on intervention before Ivies

In preparation for Ivies celebrations this weekend, the Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Health Education (OGVPHE) hosted “Intervening at Ivies,” a workshop focused on consent in practice this past Wednesday night. “This is another way of just sort of getting out a conversation that I think is more nuanced and giving people more tools to actually think about consent beyond just what the definition is,” Director of Gender Violence Prevention and Health Education Rachel Reinke said.

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Polar Bear of the Week

Polar Bear of the Week: Colleen McAloon ’23

Attacker Colleen McAloon ’23 is finishing her senior season on the women’s lacrosse team (6–9; 3–7 NESCAC) as one of its leading scorers and with a ticket to the NESCAC tournament. McAloon was a key player last week in the lacrosse team’s two wins against Endicott College (10–7) and Connecticut College (Conn; 5–9; 1–9 NESCAC), scoring eight goals overall.

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Moon in full: Marpheen Chann’s coming-of-age story

When Marpheen Chann tells people that his first book is a memoir, he is usually met with confusion. “I kind of get this quizzical look,” Chann said. “‘You wrote a memoir at age 30, 31?’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, I’ve experienced a lot.’” Chann is a gay, first-generation Cambodian adoptee of a white, Christian, working-class Maine family.

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News in Brief

Dean Odejimi Leaving

Dean of Students Kristina Bethea Odejimi will depart Bowdoin for her new role as dean of students and associate vice president for belonging, engagement and community at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., on June 1. At Emory, Odejimi will continue to advocate for student success, but she will do so with a focus on student belonging and involvement.

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Digital Excellence

Committee aids faculty in reflecting on the efficacy of digital excellence initiative despite low engagement

Interested in discussing how the iPads and MacBooks provided by the College’s Digital Excellence Commitment (DExC) have influenced teaching and learning in Bowdoin’s classrooms? Apparently, most Bowdoin faculty aren’t. On Monday, the Committee on Teaching and Classroom Practice (CoTCP) hosted a space for faculty to express their thoughts on certain DExC technologies that have become integrated into the classroom.

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Woods, Water, World: Kaplan ’23 on 50 years of environmental studies

Maine is a paragon of serene, pristine natural beauty, but has also been affected by pollution and other environmental harm. Lizzy Kaplan ’23 honors Maine’s environmental history—and celebrates 50 years of environmental studies at the College—in her exhibit “Woods, Water, and World: Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College.” Though Bowdoin’s environmental studies department was founded in 1972, the College’s relationship with the environment dates much further back.

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CXD Sophomore Bootcamp returns to campus sparking praise, criticism and reflection

Sophomores attended the various workshops, networking events and panels offered by Career Exploration and Development (CXD) for the fifth iteration of Sophomore Bootcamp last week. For CXD, the goal of Bootcamp is to provide students with an opportunity to explore potential career paths while also developing skills and resources that will aid them in their job search, including resume building, cover letter writing and networking.

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BSG meets with the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

The workings of the Office of the Dean of Students at Bowdoin can be both difficult to keep track of and challenging to navigate, but Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) is hoping to change this. To that end, BSG met with Senior Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs Janet Lohmann and Dean of Students Kristina Odejimi on Wednesday to demystify the office’s roles of supporting and advocating for students.

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BSG continues working toward expanding SAFC policy

Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) convened on Wednesday to discuss amendments to the Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC) guidelines, BSG office hours and a proposed series of mental health forums. Chair of the Treasury Kiley Briand ’25 presented various SAFC legislation changes to the group: a specific clause on funding club-bonding activities, guidelines on sponsoring DJs and increased food budgets for larger clubs.

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Liz Gonzalez addresses immigration law, advocacy

Attorney Liz Gonzalez spoke about her journey to becoming an immigration rights advocate and the legal obstacles and injustices that immigrants face in her talk entitled “Youth, Representation and Immigrant Rights” on Wednesday. As a Spanish major at Reed College, Liz Gonzalez never suspected  that she would become a lawyer representing children in immigration court.

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Dr. Carissa Veliz lectures on the ethics of data sharing, cites privacy concerns through history

On Monday, the Department of Philosophy hosted Dr. Carissa Veliz, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute of Ethics in AI and a fellow at Hertford College at the University of Oxford. Her talk, titled “Why Privacy is Power,” used a mix of historical and modern examples to discuss the dangers of personal data collection and exploitation.

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Talk of the Quad

First star I see tonight

Looking out my bedroom window, I see a bright light blinking across the dark sky. The sound of an engine rumbles low in the distance. “Starlight, star bright,” I whisper to myself. Growing up next to Boston Logan International Airport, there was too much light pollution to see more than the moon and clouds in the night sky.

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