On Halloween night, a spooky assemblage of polar bears, princesses and superheroes converged on Maine Street, where they were greeted by candy and groups of costume-clad College House residents.
Trick-or-treaters traveled to Boody-Johnson House to carve and paint pumpkins, MacMillan House to decorate cookies or Quinby House to have their faces painted.
Last Friday, as campus began to empty for fall break, faculty members convened in Mills Hall, where they debated the topic of another break: Thanksgiving.
The meeting, which was moderated by Associate Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger, was the second of the academic year and featured conversations about several proposed changes ranging from the adoption of a week-long Thanksgiving break to academic policies and procedures revisions.
Last Friday, September 8, faculty convened for the first time under Barry Mills Hall’s lofty wood ceilings for their opening meeting of the 2023–2024 academic year. The meeting, which was moderated by Associate Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger, covered the Supreme Court’s historic decision on race-conscious admissions practices, provided updates about the College’s ongoing initiatives and welcomed new faculty and staff members.
Set to the tune of Tunisian music, the Middle Eastern and North African Student Association (MENASA) hosted a jubilant club kickoff on Tuesday in the 30 College Great Room. The event, which featured lively dancing and Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) snacks, marked the organization’s first.
Though roughly two millennia and 4000 miles separate present-day Bowdoin from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” the text assumed new life on Wednesday evening as Stephanie McCarter, a professor of classical languages at Sewanee: the University of the South, delivered a lecture on her 2022 translation of the Roman epic.
After an extensive review of the current first-year advising program and a prolonged effort to devise alternatives, faculty voiced their opinions about the future of first-year advising at this semester’s third faculty meeting. The meeting, moderated by Associate Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger, was held on Monday in Daggett Lounge and continued prior discussions about changes to the faculty hiring process.
On Thursday, February 16, unredacted portions of a federal suit filed against J.P. Morgan unveiled new details about email communications between former Bowdoin trustee James ‘Jes’ Staley ’79 P’11 and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The filing alleges that Staley and Epstein shared “photos of young women in seductive poses” over email and partook in “discussion of sex with young women.” This news comes after over three years of speculation regarding the nature of Staley’s ties to Epstein.
On Monday, Bowdoin faculty members gathered in Daggett Lounge for their first meeting of the semester, which covered academic freedom and ChatGPT, among other topics. The meeting, which was moderated by Associate Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger, also continued prior discussions about the College’s transition to Workday and a new faculty meeting time.
On Monday, November 7, Bowdoin faculty members convened in Daggett Lounge for their third meeting of the semester, where they continued discussions about changes to pre-major academic advising and declining enrollment in the humanities. The meeting, moderated by Associate Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger, also covered potential changes to faculty and department meeting times, the October meeting of the Board of Trustees and the College’s transition to Workday Finance for budgeting and administrative financial planning.