Seniors encounter job market with varied results
During a year that has seen the loss of millions of jobs nationwide, the senior class has attained mixed results in its job search. While some have found positions, others have taken alternative career paths, or still continue to search for jobs as graduation approaches.
Longfellow remembered as poet, patriot with ‘Paul Revere’s Ride’
State offices, schools, and local businesses throughout Maine and Massachusetts will close on Monday to celebrate Patriots' Day and commemorate the first shots of the American Revolution. Festivities will include historical re-enactments in Lexington and Concord, Mass. where minutemen first met the British army in battle.
Prompted by community input, College makes small-scale cuts
In an effort to cut costs at the College last fall, the Bowdoin Treasurer's Office began seeking community input for money-saving ideas. After gathering nearly 40 suggestions from community members, some of these ideas are already making an impact on the way money is spent—or not spent—at Bowdoin.
Cross-campus celebrations mark Black History Month
Honoring a tradition now more than 80 years old, students and staff at Bowdoin have planned several events to celebrate Black History Month. According to the Web site of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Black History Month began as a single week of recognition in February 1926. Since then, the African-American community has made significant progress in attaining civil rights and, with the recent election of President Obama, major political representation.
Heating costs lower than recent past
Although there are more buildings on campus than ever, the College expects to pay less to heat them this winter than last.
BSG discusses health survey in final meeting of semester
Returning to a topic of concern for many Bowdoin students, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) members discussed fielding a new Health Center survey in conjunction with the College administration on Wednesday. Members were presented with a draft survey compiled by Director of Health Services Sandra Hayes and Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs Margaret Hazlett.
BSG debates first-year seminar selection
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) President Sophia Seifert '09 offered an accurate description of BSG's meeting on Wednesday evening when she announced that members would "have a pretty light meeting." When she called BSG to order, Seifert suggested that someone "call a friend," a reference to the lack of initial attendance which left the body without a quorum.
BSG assesses Dudley Coe student evaluation survey
It was back to business as usual for Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) Wednesday night, as representatives completed their first meeting in several weeks without a visit from a College official. Discussion centered largely on a proposal, initially introduced last week, which called for reform of the Judicial and Sexual Assault and Misconduct Boards' information dissemination process. To reinforce the significance of both the Honor and Social Codes, the BSG Affairs Committee made five core proposals: that the boards provide a report semiannually, that they provide more specific detail of the circumstances and consequences of each case, that they send the report to the Orient, that they publish the report online and that they better educate incoming students about the codes.
Nichols meets with BSG, urges safety
Director of Safety and Security Randy Nichols has a mantra. Asked to divulge it by Class of 2012 Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) Representative Nyle Usmani during a visit to Wednesday's BSG meeting, Nichols stated, "Number one, you've got to care." During the 40 minutes that he spent with the BSG, Nichols offered a verbal report of the state of the College's security situation.
BSG meets with Mills in 'executive session'
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) held a closed-door meeting with President Barry Mills on Wednesday evening before launching into a discussion with the Bowdoin Evergreens about bottled water on campus. When Mills arrived, the body quickly voted to go into Executive Session, which lasted for the duration of his hour-long talk with BSG.
BSG speaks with Judd; purchases movie tickets
Remarkable efficiency kept Bowdoin Student Government's (BSG) meeting moving this week as the body spoke with Dean for Academic Affairs Cristle Collins Judd. President Sofia Seifert '09 opened the meeting by welcoming Judd, who promptly launched into a description of her office's range.
BSG meets with two boards; plans to co-host econ forum
With annual reports from the Student Judicial Board and the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Board, a discussion about the pending Health Center investigation, and a contentious vote to extend the mandatory adjournment time, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) representatives had their hands full at Wednesday's meeting.
BSG mulls over campus social scene
During its Wednesday meeting, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) members expressed their concern regarding the state of the College's social scene. Following Ladd House's Playboy Mansion-themed party held on Saturday, October 4, BSG began an internal discussion about gender roles and sexuality on campus.