Security: Ivies a success
Ivies Weekend had relatively few safety incidents this year, according to Director of Safety and Security Randy Nichols. "We've had the most successful Ivies Weekend in many years," Nichols said. "We measure success by how many students are safe."
BQSA teach-in highlights issues of sexual orientation
Queer-Straight Alliance, gay and lesbian studies department address tough contemporary questions
A group of Bowdoin students and professors met in Johnson House last Sunday to discuss current sexual-orientation issues and to speak about the gay and lesbian field of study, also known as "queer studies."
Posse retreat confronts class issues at Bowdoin
Below the poverty line. Upper class. Lower class. These are among the terms with which students chose to publicly identify themselves at a retreat sponsored by the Posse Foundation.
ESOL program supports students as they perfect writing in English
At the start of the semester, ESOL Coordinator Lisa Flanagan encouraged faculty to recommend students to the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, citing a need for students to get help as early in their Bowdoin careers as possible. The Bowdoin ESOL program provides aid for international students and students with parents whose native language is not English.
Bowdoin names Cristle Judd new dean of academic affairs
Cristle Collins Judd will join the Bowdoin faculty as dean of academic affairs on July 1, replacing Craig McEwen, who has held the position for the past seven years. Judd will be visiting the campus a number of times this spring to work with McEwen before taking up the deanship. Judd will be coming to Bowdoin from the University of Pennsylvania, where she has served as a professor of music since 1993.
Schuberth named vice chairman of state GOP
Schuberth, elected on November 19 on the heals of controversy involving his criticism of U.S. Marine and Bowdoin student Alex Cornell du Houx '06, said that he plans to continue his involvement with the Republican Party and in Maine politics after his term as vice chairman ends in December 2006.
Dudley Coe to open on weekends
In response to concerns that students' medical needs are not being met on the weekends, the College is instituting limited weekend hours for a trial period at Dudley Coe Health Center to deal with urgent medical needs.
Journalist compares Iraq war to Katrina response
For the second time in two weeks, a writer who has traveled to Iraq spoke at Kresge Auditorium calling for a change in U.S. foreign policy. Christian Parenti, who contributes to the leftist magazine The Nation, lectured Tuesday on the war in Iraq and drew parallels to the rebuilding of New Orleans.
Fundraiser aids Rwandan children
Seventeen Bowdoin students and Brunswick community members participated in the Ride for Rwanda to benefit the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation.
Departments adapt to new distribution requirements by adding courses, faculty
Faculty are working to create new courses to fit into Bowdoin's recently updated distribution requirements. While many existing courses will be kept, some current courses will disappear to make room for new ones.
Protesters flock to D.C. to oppose the Iraq war
Twenty-one Bowdoin students joined an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 protesters in a march on Washington D.C. to protest the Iraq war last Saturday.
Community joins students for service
Common Good Day provides volunteers for over 50 local projects
Approximately 475 volunteers donned umbrellas and raincoats to participate in Common Good Day Saturday. Registration showed a significant increase from last year's 430 volunteers, who also found themselves volunteering despite a heavy downpour.
Textbook annex ponders future
Despite student complaints of rising costs, the textbook annex will remain a campus institution, according to Director of Dining and Bookstore Services Mary Kennedy. When renovations of Moore Hall, the current home of the textbook annex, begin next year, a new location will need to be found for the annex.