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Election 2017

Maine issues: the Orient’s guide to 2017 ballot measures

Election 2017 The Orient covers the upcoming Maine ballot, looking at referendum issues and how students view them. Maine issues: the Orient's guide to 2017 ballot measuresNovember 3, 2017Should Bowdoin students register to vote in Maine?November 3, 2017 Q1: Should the Maine Gambling Control Board allow to operation of slot machines or a casino in York County, Maine?

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Academic

German department nationally recognized for excellence

Bowdoin’s Department of German will be honored on November 18 as a Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Birgit Tautz, George Taylor Files professor of modern languages, was notified of the department’s designation last month, after submitting an application on behalf of the department to AATG for this honor earlier this year, which included visits by faculty from other institutions to review the department.

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Storm

Storm tests College’s emergency plan

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.

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Storm

Uprooted and explained: how the storm took down Bowdoin’s trees

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.

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Storm

Powered down: how Bowdoin handled the blackout

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.

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Storm

With record outage, students flock to Thorne

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.

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Former student leads identified hate group

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.

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