This week, we have compiled a selection headlines and stories related to speakers, performers, and lecturers of significance that have visited the College over the past decade.
Guster blows into town and whips up a frenzy, September 15, 2000
When the dust settles and the three members of the band Guster look back on their musical careers, they will be reminded of their swift ascent to stardom, the energy of their concerts and the endless enthusiasm of their fans. Guster is performing at Morrell Gymnasium on September 15 at 8:00 p.m.
CAB brings Everclear to Morrell Gym, September 28, 2001
Everclear, the ever-popular concert band with five impressive albums to their credit, will be in concert at Bowdoin tonight at 8 p.m. in Morrell Gymnasium. Everclear's most recent album is Songs From an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude. Its hits include "Father of Mine," "Wonderful," "A.M. Radio," and "A New Life."
Political pundit speaks, April 5. 2002
Declaring the beginning of a new political era, William Kristol, conservative pundit, former Chief of Staff for Vice President Dan Quayle, and editor of the Weekly Standard, gave a lecture as part of the John C. Donovan Memorial Lecture Series Tuesday evening. Kristol's talk was entitled "The New Era of Politics." The focus of Mr. Kristol's talk was the changes in the political system as a result of the terrorist attacks.
Angus King slated to teach, lecture, September 12, 2003
After a lengthy "sabbatical" of sorts, in which he served as lawyer, television host, corporate executive, and governor of Maine, Angus King, Jr. will return to Bowdoin this spring with the title "Distinguished Lecturer." It will be his first official position with the College since the 1970s. "The idea is to have Angus King connected to the College in a variety of ways," said Dean of Academic Affairs Craig McEwen.
Students give Ok Go thumbs up for Smith Union show, February 27, 2004
Pop/indie rock group Ok Go visited campus last Friday and delivered an excellent concert to the assembled crowd in Smith Union. As soon as Ok Go took the stage, the audience responded positively to their lively, informal energy. It was clear that they were there to have fun and by the looks of it, they certainly did, carrying with them the voices and applause of over 100 students.
WBOR to host concert, January 28, 2005
WBOR is bringing three of the most exciting new rock bands to play right smack in the middle of Smith Union: The Secret Machines, Moving Units and Autolux. These bands have sold out New York and L.A. venues and are stopping by Bowdoin on their world tour which starts off January 27 in Boston, takes them across America, over to England, ending back in Tennessee on June 10 for the Bonaroo festival.
Salman Rushdie to speak today, February 24. 2006
Today's Common Hour speaker, renowned and controversial author of "Midnight's Children" and "The Satanic Verses," Salman Rushdie, has had a death threat out on him since February 14, 1989. The threat was renewed on its anniversary in 2005. The fatwa, or sentence of death, was issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then leader of Iran.
State Radio to draw wave of listeners, February 2, 2007
Led by former Dispatch frontman Chad Urmston, roots-rock and reggae band State Radio will hit Sargent Gym on Saturday at 8 p.m. for a very promising show. The band, formed in 2002 by the man who penned such hits as "Flying Horses" and "The General," is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has accumulated an impressive following in New England over the past four years.
Chelsea Clinton to speak today on campus, February 8, 2008
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be on campus today, speaking to students and guests at 6 p.m. Clinton is campaigning for her mother, Senator Hillary Clinton, who is locked in a battle with Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Clinton's speaking engagement at Bowdoin precedes the Maine Democratic Caucus.
Author Jonathan Safran Foer to "illuminate" Pickard on Tuesday, March 27, 2009
Pickard Auditorium will be the floor for young New York Times best-selling novelist Jonathan Safran Foer on Tuesday. Foer is the author of several short stories and two novels, "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." He has been hailed as one of the most controversial and influential authors of the decade.