Accommodating potentially 1,500 students, faculty and staff in a space meant to seat 630 could be a recipe for disaster. However, thanks to much foresight and organization, Bowdoin Dining Service was able to provide refuge and electricity in Thorne Hall during this week’s power outage.
Ann BasuBowdoin Logs Groundskeeping works to clear a fallen maple tree from the Main Quad after the storm that caused a campus-wide power outage cleared. Following a storm early Monday morning that left nearly 500,000 homes and businesses in Maine without electricity, Bowdoin was plunged into the state’s worst ever power outage that, for some, lasted over two days.
Ann Basu Campus Power Outage On October 30, a severe wind storm knocked out Bowdoin's power for nearly 48 hours. The Orient looks at student and staff responses to the incident. Dining makes overcrowded Thorne a home for Bowdoin communityNovember 3, 2017Storm tests College's emergency planNovember 3, 2017Uprooted and explained: how the storm took down Bowdoin's treesNovember 3, 2017Powered down: how Bowdoin handled the blackoutNovember 3, 2017 In addition to waking up without power Monday morning, Bowdoin’s campus awoke to the loss of some of its oldest residents—three trees on the Main Quad.
Even in the chaos of the storm, many students didn’t feel much of a reprieve from their typical day-to-day academic pressures. Tables in Thorne throughout the day could be seen covered in laptops and notebooks as students tried to keep up with their coursework. A photographic look at how Bowdoin reacted to the worst power outage Maine has seen in decades.
A storm Sunday night and Monday morning caused extensive power outages, affecting campus and a record number of people in Maine. All classes scheduled before 10 a.m. were canceled by Elizabeth F. McCormack, dean of academic affairs, and many more later in the day have been canceled at professor discretion.
Sam HoneggerStudents, faculty and members of the Bowdoin community gathered on the Museum of Art steps Tuesday evening to reflect on the widespread impact of gender-based violence and sexual assault on campus and throughout the nation.
As white nationalism has gained prominence across the United States, former Bowdoin student Evan McLaren holds a leading role at one of the movement’s most prominent organizations, the National Policy Institute (NPI). McLaren, who attended Bowdoin for three semesters between 2003 and 2006, became Executive Director of NPI in July.
Gideon MooreOf the near $4000 raised by the Bowdoin community, approximately $1750 will be going to ConPRmetidos and Oxfam Mexico each, while $400 from the Lift-a-Thon will be going to Unidos por Puerto Rico. In September, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, the U.S.
On Tuesday, hundreds of students, faculty and staff donned yellow shirts that read “Respect. All genders. All sexualities,” for Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance’s (BQSA) seventh Yellow Shirt Day. A part of programming for OUTtober, the event is hosted annually near National Coming Out Day in order to show solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community at the College.
Courtesy of Sydney Avitia-JacquesLove yourself Women of color gather in Baxter House to discuss body positivity and beauty standards at Bowdoin and throughout their lives. Last Friday, “Our Bodies, Our Bowdoin,” sponsored by Peer Health and the Women of Color Coalition, brought together women of color to discuss beauty standards on campus through reflecting on their own experiences.