While some students spent winter break hitting the ski slopes or catching up on much-needed sleep, Kate McKee ’22 explored Bologna, Italy to learn about spiritual breadmaking. McKee was one of many students who immersed themselves in research or volunteer work thanks to Bowdoin fellowships and grants provided by Bowdoin’s Center for Cocurricular Opportunities.
At the beginning of winter break, the College barred all those outside of the College’s COVID-19 testing program from attending indoor sporting events for the break’s duration. Whereas the new policy has led to a loss of a community for players, it has provided some surprise positives as well.
As fall semester classes come to a close, the development of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and accompanying potential of international border closure is complicating international students’ travel plans of going home for winter break. Depending on their home countries’ ever-shifting COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, students have been forced to make difficult travel decisions for winter break.