Busting Bowdoin Myths: Security clarifies policy on student lock-outs
The Bowdoin OneCard is sleek, small, convenient, and also easy to lose or misplace.
Professors and students connect over lunch
Lunch at Bowdoin can be like a middle school dance: professors sit at the booths in the back of Thorne or in the faculty dinning room at Moulton, and students sit among themselves. This does not have to be the case.
Lending a hand: Students spring into service
Some 70 students forewent beach parties, European adventures, and the chance to catch up on sleep for the opportunity to make their mark on communities in need around the world. These are the stories of their Alternative Spring Breaks.
Not always on the sunny side
Professor of Psychology and Social Studies Barbara Held thinks it is okay to see the glass half empty. In her book, "Stop Smiling, Start Kvetching: A 5-Step Guide to Creative Complaining," she addresses what she sees as abundant optimism in America. "Americans have a decreasing tolerance for those who are not optimistic or cannot look on the bright side," says Held.
The Baldwin Center offers suggestions for semester's start
Many students return to campus with goals to start off the New Year and new semester with a bang. The Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching works in conjunction with the Writing Project and the Quantitative Skills Program to help students balance their schedules and learn how to become better students. Elizabeth Barnhart, director of the Baldwin Center, and Holly Schreiber '07, an academic mentor, who has been working with the program for three years, provide helpful tips to ensure success:
Mentoring programs 'energize' students
Groups of 12- and 13-year-old students pile into the Mt. Ararat Middle School cafeteria. Seven Bowdoin students stand at the entrance waiting for their mentees. One girl spots her mentor, Jenny Lam '09, and walks quickly to meet her. The first exchange of the day between the two is shy. Quickly, though, the two begin to share stories of the past week.
Maine offers family destinations
Parents Weekend has arrived and Bowdoin students might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of entertaining their parents. But fear not: Mid-Coast Maine offers a variety of activities and restaurants to keep even the most skeptical occupied and content. Here is a selection of local destinations where you can show your parents a good time.
Santoro Gomez: teaching for social justice
"Teaching is an incredibly powerful way of working for social justice," Assistant Professor of Education Doris Santoro Gomez said. "To be a teacher who is committed to a just society is probably the most exciting job."
Students spanned globe for summer endeavors
Nick Manny traveled to Switzerland and Austria to work on several organic farms. He participated in this venture through an organization called Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF). Over the course of the summer, he worked at five farms in Switzerland and one in Austria.