May 1 marked the 2021-2022 college admissions cycle’s conclusion, establishing a nearly finalized picture of the Class of 2026. The 521 students who enrolled in the class, along with nine incoming transfer students, will bring unique and diverse perspectives to Bowdoin’s campus next fall.
Transgender rights activist and author Akkai Padmashali spoke to the Bowdoin community over Zoom on Tuesday, April 5. Padmashali told her story as a transgender woman in India, drawing connections between her personal experiences and political issues in India and across the world.
On Tuesday, writer K-Ming Chang visited the Bowdoin community virtually to speak about her work and her experiences in the writing world as a queer woman of color. Prior to a webinar in the evening, Chang hosted a small writing workshop for students of color at Bowdoin.
Mathematician Wanlin Li from the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques in Montreal delivered two talks to the Bowdoin community over Zoom on Tuesday. She first presented a lecture, “Diophantine Problems,” about number theory. The second talk, “Official and Unofficial Stories,” was a question-and-answers session in which Li discussed her journey from being a first-generation college student in China to pursuing a tenure track teaching position at Washington University in St.
At the beginning of winter break, the College barred all those outside of the College’s COVID-19 testing program from attending indoor sporting events for the break’s duration. Whereas the new policy has led to a loss of a community for players, it has provided some surprise positives as well.
Last Sunday, the men and women’s cross country teams competed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship in Manchester, Connecticut, with both teams placing higher than their seeds and recording memorable individual performances.
In its second game of the season, the women’s rugby team dominated Colby-Sawyer by a score of 79-0 on September 17. The Polar Bears are the 2019 defending national champions, but with only two games under their belt and a team that hasn’t competed in-season in over a year, the Polar Bears are focusing on the small achievements.