As students, faculty and community members entered the doors of Sills Hall on Monday night, they were asked: “sit-in or talk?” While a lecture from Dr. Michael Rubin discussing the violence occuring in Israel and Palestine took place in Smith Auditorium, roughly 150 students participating in Bowdoin Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)’s silent sit-in lined the hall leading to the auditorium in protest of Rubin’s rhetoric and in support of a ceasefire.
Textiles’ place in the world of Western art has, at times, been tenuous. Woven works that have both a functional purpose and a presence as an art form have historically been devalued in comparison to European painting and sculpture, according to Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) Curator Casey Braun.
As the Bowdoin community attempts to educate themselves on the ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine, six professors shared their thoughts through the lenses of their areas of expertise. Nasser Abourahme Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Nasser Abourahme researches migration, race, anticolonialism and Palestine.
Posters for the student-professor teach-in on the recent conflict in Gaza and Israel advertised Ladd Living Room as the venue, but by the time the event was set to start on Wednesday, it was clear that a much bigger space would be needed.
Former NBA star and sports analyst Jalen Rose visited campus to speak to the community about his life, career and the common good. The talk, which took place in Pickard Theater, was in Q&A style with Max Staiger ’13 moderating.
On Thursday night, the College hosted Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis Heather Berg to give a talk entitled “Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism.” The lecture, which was held on Zoom, was the first in a fall series put on by the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS).
Last Friday night found Bowdoin men’s soccer tied 0-0 with Bates ten minutes into the second half. In front of a crowd packed with equal parts Bowdoin and Bates fans, striker Felipe Rueda Duran ’26 threaded the ball between three Bates defenders and launched it forward, where it collided with the cleat of his fellow sophomore, Mateo Pacelli ’26, and then promptly made contact with the back of the net.
Many students know the Brunswick Town Commons as a parking spot for the Taco the Town food truck or as the setting of the wintertime ice rink. However, when the ice melts and Bowdoin’s students return to regular serotonin levels, the Town Commons becomes home to the Brunswick Farmers’ Market.
After a year of renovations, Ladd House reintroduced itself to students on Thursday evening with a welcome event, which took up the whole first floor of the building and spilled out onto the patio. The event was complete with music, affinity group stations and a formidable line in front of the Taco the Town food truck.
Last Friday, students gathered in Jack McGee’s Pub & Grill to watch the friends of their friends perform for their friends. The Friend of a Friend concert, put on by the Entertainment Board (E-Board) and the Bowdoin Music Collective, brought in artists with direct connections to Bowdoin students to perform on campus.
Despite the nearly two decades that have passed since his graduation, the Bowdoin that Matt LeJoie ’05 inhabited as a student wasn’t all that different from the one of today. He was a DJ on WBOR, played in a student band on the weekends and even wrote a couple of articles for the Orient.
Loraine Hansberry’s 1959 play “A Raisin in the Sun” follows the Younger family as it confronts obstacles both within and outside of its home. The Department of Theater and Dance has recreated the Younger’s South Chicago home on the stage of Wish Theater.
Professor of Music Tracy McMullen’s journey into jazz was neither direct nor without resistance. Raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, McMullen’s introduction to jazz came from a high school stage band visiting her elementary school. “For me, it’s definitely mysterious how I had this love of jazz,” McMullen said.
Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Jazz Night Join the various jazz combos of campus for bossa, blues and ballads at Studzinski Recital Hall. Dec. 2 & Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. – December Dance Concert Students of Bowdoin’s dance courses will show off the results of their semester’s work in Pickard Theater.
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town” depicts the lives of everyday people living in the fictional town of Grover’s Corner, N.H. at the beginning of the 20th century. This weekend, the Department of Theater and Dance is opening its own unique take of the American classic, directed by Professor of Theater Davis Robinson.
If you were to poll members of Bowdoin’s music community on who among their peers they want to play with most, one name would appear with greater frequency than the rest: Danny Little ’22. The second-semester senior started his musical career young, playing classical piano.
This past February, Thando Khumalo ’23 released her debut EP, “Normal Day.” The project’s honest guitar riffs and calming vocals garnered recognition across campus. Khumalo recorded the EP in the laundry room of her hometown house in Oxford, Massachusetts.
This week, Bowdoin’s student-run radio station, WBOR, broadcast more than 40 radio shows over the FM radio waves to the Brunswick community. With the start of the semester underway, the station’s presence on campus has been felt in force during the past two weeks.
Early on Monday evening the Department of Music held Chamberfest, a performance featuring groups of musicians and soloists that spanned across many different genres, traditions and eras of music. Listeners heard everything from a cello solo to a classical guitar duet to a trombone ensemble in Studzinski Recital Hall.
Bowdoin students and members of the Brunswick community packed into Pickard Theater on Monday night to watch a medley of a cappella groups perform. All the campus groups—BOKA, Miscellania, the Longfellows, the Bear Tones, the Meddiebempters and Ursus Verses—performed two songs each, all of which were well received by the energetic crowd.
Spring semester dance classes performed in the Spring Dance Concert in Pickard Hall yesterday and on Wednesday. The performance weaved dance styles and traditions together and included pieces from the Advanced Modern class, the Advanced Afro Modern class and the Introduction to Modern class.
The softball team started off its season with an impressive comeback in Florida over spring break. While the opportunity to compete was the main focus of the trip, players were also excited to continue this team tradition for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.
The women’s basketball team suffered a harsh defeat in their last regular-season game in Morrell Gymnasium on Sunday. Bowdoin’s 0-5 shooting cold streak to start the game opened the door for Wesleyan to go on an early 11-0 run.
Bowdoin Squash experienced a rocky start to this season when both the men’s and women’s teams lost three matches in a row; however, over the course of the season, both teams have become dominant forces. Ahead of their matches this weekend, the men’s team is currently 6-5 and the women’s team is 7-6.
After their win over Husson University on Wednesday, Bowdoin’s men’s basketball team has launched into their season with a 7-2 start. The team looks vastly different from a year and a half ago with the entrance of new head coach Alex Lloyd and two new talented classes to go alongside the already proven upperclassmen.
In Room 213 of the Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness, the same room that holds cycling and yoga classes, a small group of students put their fencing skills to the test three times per week.
In the official preseason rankings that were recently released by D3hoops.com, the women’s basketball team was ranked 13th overall in Division III and second in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), behind only Tufts University.