Security and E-Board prep for Ivies week
With Ivies officially arriving next week, preparations for the event are in full swing. The Office of Safety and Security and the Entertainment Board (E-Board) are gearing up for the events of next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Eco Service Day encourages sustainability in agriculture
With the last of the massive snow drifts finally disappearing from campus, numerous students will take advantage of the spring weather to get outdoors and participate in tomorrow's 10th annual Eco Service Day.
Bowdoin Brief: Africa Alliance sponsors week of “Africa in April” programs
Throughout the past week, the Africa Alliance has been hosting its first-ever "Africa in April" celebration. Organized by the 10 members of the student-run organization and sponsored by Africana studies and the music department, the week has already featured a number of programs to generate greater awareness and understanding of African culture.
Bowdoin Brief: BSG and Facilities team up to install new outlets in Smith
With frustrations mounting over the lack of electrical outlets in Smith Union, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) followed through on a plan to make power more easily accessible by installing more outlets earlier this week.
Inn at Maine Street Station nears completion
Current phase of Maine Street Station construction set to be finished by early summer
With construction well underway, the Inn at Maine Street Station is rapidly nearing completion. Located on the corner of Maine and Noble Streets, the Inn is one of the numerous projects being constructed as part of the new Maine Street Station under the direction of JHR Development, a Brunswick developer.
NESCAC men’s hockey to separate from ECAC
NESCAC athletics administrators confirmed long-standing rumors that the 2010-2011 season would be the end of the NESCAC-ECAC East interlock in men's ice hockey. The decision was released on January 6.
Women’s hockey splits weekend, prepares for Wesleyan, Trinity
The women’s ice hockey team has spent much of Winter Break on campus, training for the season ahead and competing in matches against fellow NESCAC teams.
NESCAC student deans meet, talk about common data sets
On Monday and Tuesday, the chief student affairs officers of the 11 schools that make up the NESCAC convened in Boston at the Westin Copley Place for an annual meeting. A tradition that started over 20 years ago, this meeting allows the NESCAC deans of student affairs to reflect upon and discuss events of the past year at their respective schools.
IT spends $250k to upgrade online storage space to 500 TB
Last Wednesday, Information Technology (IT) put the finishing touches on a new online storage system that will enable students, faculty and staff to save and backup large amounts of data on the College's server. According to Chief Information Officer Mitch Davis, IT's decision to increase its storage capacity was born out of necessity. "If we didn't make the change, we would either have to tell everybody to empty their trash and remove all the information they have collected over the last year or have the whole system crash," said Davis.
First year Lonnie Hackett wins prestigious NFF award
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced on Tuesday that Lonnie Hackett '14 will receive its prestigious High School Scholar-Athlete award.
Health Services gears up for flu season
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the H1N1 pandemic over on August 10, College Health Services is still preparing for the onslaught of seasonal flu. The H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, swept the globe last year, infecting hundreds of thousands of people, including over 200 Bowdoin students. In response to the high-infection rate last year, the College set up quarantine rooms in Chamberlain Hall during September to contain transmission of the virus.
How It Feels...: Students’ summer stories as told to the Orient
I traveled to Rwanda during the month of June, primarily teaching English at a primary school and volunteering at a hospital.
Phase II sleepover tradition endures, prerequisites pose problems for some
For maybe the first time ever, the student at the front of the Phase II registration line was already set with four classes. When Ricardo Zarate '13 arrived at Moulton Union at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, he was not planning on spending the night, but said he thought sleeping over would make a good story.
Six current, former students win Fulbrights
As the results of Fulbright Program winners continue to roll in, it appears to be another good year for Bowdoin applicants.
The grass is always greener on the other quad
A recent Orient survey found that almost half of respondents have considered transferring to another school
While The Daily Beast reports that Bowdoin is the 10th happiest college in the country, a recent Orient survey shows that nearly half of students polled have considered transferring during their time at Bowdoin. Thirty percent of Bowdoin students, or 537 people, responded to a survey conducted by the Orient about transferring from the College. The survey was advertised through e-mails and the student digest. It did not require username authentication to complete. Of the respondents, 47.3 percent, or 254 students, said they had considered transferring during their time at Bowdoin. The percentage of students who considered transferring varied significantly from class to class.
College works to ‘digest’ new health care policy
New health care legislation will not effect College insurance coverage from Gallagher Koster
Despite the sweeping changes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will bring to health insurance policies in the United States, the effect it will have on Bowdoin remain unclear.
Original Research: Senior examines German nuclear energy policy
German language? Check. German literature? Check. German politics? Check. Sally Hudson '10 seems to have it all covered. A government and German double major and economics minor, Hudson is working on a senior honors project that will allow her to combine her love of German politics and culture. Hudson is researching German nuclear energy policy, and according to her advisor, Assistant Professor of Government Laura Henry, "how a country like Germany arrived at this energy policy and how it changes over time." After she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, Hudson became further interested in German politics and, particularly, energy policy.
Students get say in Web through Advisory Team
The development of a Student Web Advisory Team is underway, according to Associate Vice President of Communications for Marketing and Publications Robert Kerr. The group, expected to begin meeting in March, will give students the opportunity to "guide Bowdoin's presence on the net," said Kerr.
Foster calls meeting over 20th transport
A Coleman Hall resident was transported to Parkview Adventist Medical Center for alcohol poisoning last Friday, prompting a mandatory meeting for all first year students on Saturday evening. The Office of Residential Life has since requested that proctors continue discussing thses issues with their first-year floors and extend their on-duty hours.
Sixth annual ‘Longfellow Days’ celebrates earth, sea and sky
Yesterday marked the beginning of Brunswick's sixth annual Longfellow Days, an event that celebrates the nineteenth-century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The theme of this year's program, "Longfellow and the Landscape: Earth, Sea, and Sky," aims to promote appreciation of the natural world and a message of environmental activism.
Belltower Books employs Bowdoin students, irks others
Belltower Books, a company that buys used textbooks from college students, created a stir on Bowdoin's campus at the end of the fall semester. According to the company's Web site, Belltower was founded by two students at Cornell University "to give fellow students a way to sell all of their textbooks conveniently."
Conservatives call for awareness
American Conservatism Week, sponsored by the Bowdoin College Republicans (BCR), ended yesterday after a series of lectures, film screenings and panels about the meaning of conservatism in the United States. "We thought it would be really important to spend a week to get the word out about conservatism to encourage people to think about what conservatism means," said co-chair of the BCR John Cunningham '10.
Buffum ’11 writes the right stuff for ‘Her Campus’
Sick of Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines? Junior Joanna Buffum, along with the rest of the Her Campus staff, have just added another option to the pool—an online magazine aimed specifically at college females. After working as an intern for a blog, Zagat Buzz, Buffum was hired as a staff writer by Her Campus, an exclusively female and college-oriented online magazine.
‘350’: National security tied to climate concerns
Students, faculty, staff and community members rallied around issues of climate change last Saturday during "350," an event devoted to effecting environmental action and awareness.
Professors scrutinize health care
Bowdoin faculty members of the government, economics, sociology and history departments weighed in on the raging health care debate and largely came out on the side of a government-regulated system. Three out of four professors argued forcefully for a government-run model, though the finer points of their positions varied.
Education department debuts revamped teaching program
Responding to an evident desire of Bowdoin students to go into teaching, this semester the education department is debuting Bowdoin Teacher Scholars (BTS), a new teaching certification program. According the Career Planning Center, 18.2 percent of seniors from 2000 to 2007 entered the field of education. Despite the apparent popularity of the teaching profession, the previous teaching accreditation system was not always easy to navigate.