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About Town

Cheer and chocolate at Wilbur’s of Maine

Victoria YuCALLING CHOCOHOLICS: Wilbur's of Maine has occupied their current Maine Street location since 1987, three years after opening in Freeport. Cappuccino Meltaway Truffles. Almond Butter Crunch. Coconut Clusters. Dark Chocolate Pecan Turtles. Peering into the glossy display case at Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections on Maine Street is enough to entice even the slightest of chocoholics.

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Talk of the Quad

Eight years later

Emma Bezilla We are basically in a relationship. It’s been eight years. We’ve lived together for two and a half, traveled around the world, hung out with each other’s families and are currently listed as each other’s “emergency contact.” You can find us eating most meals together in Thorne, popping up most often in each other’s tagged photos and wearing full-set matching pajamas when we go to bed together each night.

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Student Life

Among the pines with the Peucinian Society

Ann Basu Ishani Agarwal ’20 says she came to Bowdoin “blind.” An international student from Mumbai, India, Ishani gleaned everything she knew about Bowdoin from pamphlets and the internet. Once transplanted to campus and settled in small-town Maine, Agarwal wondered about a lot of things.

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Studying the arctic in the era of climate change

Ann BasuPolar Purusits Taxidermied arctic birds and a polar bear on display in the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum With its history of Arctic exploration and museum research, Bowdoin’s connection to the Arctic go way back. Today, with issues still surrounding various polar environments, Bowdoin continues to make strides in the field, as exemplified through a continuous, cross-disciplinary pursuit by faculty members across several academic departments.

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Talk of the Quad

Americans learning Italian

Emma Bezilla “Perché gli americani vogliono imparare l’italiano?” (“Why do Americans want to learn Italian?”) This was the question my friends asked when I told them that I was going to go from working on my Master’s in Italy to teaching Italian conversation at Bowdoin.

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Erin Johnson fuses art, technology and activism

Jenny IbsenDIGITAL DESIGN: Assistant Professor of Art Erin Johnson was awarded the 2018 Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. She currently teaches Art, Technology and Design for Social Change. I met Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Erin Johnson in her studio in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance.

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