CLASS OF 2018: The senior class reported substantially higher rates of cocaine use than other Bowdoin students. Nationally, 5.8 percent of college students report having used cocaine at some point in their life. Eleven percent of seniors have used cocaine during their time at Bowdoin, according to data from an Orient survey conducted this past December.
This spring, the Office of Academic Affairs will pilot alterations to the Bowdoin Course Questionnaires (BCQs) with a goal of reducing the role of unconscious student biases in course evaluations. The change was announced at last week’s faculty meeting.
Ann BasuLettuce be your farmer Trevor Kenkel '18 took a year off to grow his aquaponics farm, which recently received a $1.6 million investment. Aquaponic farming pioneer Trevor Kenkel ’18, founder and chairman of Springworks Farm, announced that he has received $1.6 million in capital to finance the expansion of his system in Lisbon, Maine.
Ann BasuFreestylin' As part of Black History Month, Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University professor, delivered the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday, addressing forms of oppression. Some students had to watch the talk via lifestream after the room filled to capacity.
Since mid-December, more than 60 students’ email accounts have been hacked, resulting in a series of phishing attempts. Emails claiming association with Temple University and such fictional institutions as “Recruitment Team,” “Market Force Information” and “Mystery Shoppers” arrived in inboxes with promises of easy pay—provided that recipients enter sensitive personal information first.
Courtesy of Bowdoin CommunicationsSenior Gifts Students gather in the Druckenmiller Hall atrium at the kickoff event for the Senior Class Giving Campaign last week. The Senior Class Giving Campaign (SCGC) officially began at its launch event last Thursday with hopes of continuing the College’s tradition of strong alumni giving.
As falling temperatures, rain and snow hit midcoast Maine this week—knocking out parts of campus power on Wednesday—Facilities staff got to work extra early to clear ice from the College’s streets and paths. Over the course of Wednesday afternoon and evening, Brunswick received about seven inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Bowdoin students, and anyone with an iPhone or Android device, will soon be able to use a lobster emoji thanks to lobbying efforts from Senator Angus King H’07 (I-Maine). The Unicode Consortium, a Silicon Valley-based group of individuals and corporations that is responsible for designing emojis, unveiled the lobster along with 156 other new emojis on Wednesday.
The Amtrak Downeaster, which currently runs from Boston to Brunswick, could go as far north as Rockland this summer if the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) approves a pilot program in March. NNERPA wants to ensure that Maine communities will be active Amtrak partners before it finalizes the service, the Maine Free Press reported last week.
Beginning today, a new discussion initiative called World Matters, designed to help students explore and reflect on national and international current events outside of an academic setting and without a planned agenda, will meet every Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.