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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, April 27, 2018 Volume 147, Number 23 bowdoinorient.com

Rule violations
mar election for
BSG chairs
mass email by Aneka Kazlyna ’20
by Sarah Drumm and Fanta Traore ’20 who were
Orient Staff
running on an unofficial ticket
Bowdoin Student Government together.
(BSG) canceled and then re-held “During all of the information
its election for six Executive Team sessions, or at least some, from
positions this week after concerns what I understand, I explained
about possible violations of elec- to potential BSG candidates that
tion rules. After a meeting of the they were allowed to send mass
Election Commission, Nora Cul- emails as long as those emails EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
len ’18 and Justin Weathers ’18, were not using email lists—like ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Security officers break out the rickshaws and take them for a test drive in preparation for this weekend’s Ivies festivities.
chair and vice chair of the Judicial the Class of 2021 email list, for

Psych department struggles to meet demand


Board, respectively, presided over example. I was wrong to say that,”
the new election independently of Alam said at the meeting.
the BSG Executive Team. Kazlyna and Traore said they
On Sunday evening, shortly be- did not use such an email list, but
fore polls were set to close, the BSG sent emails about their candidacy
Election Commission notified the to about 400 students, which was, very rewarding.” assistant professor of psychology, ple,” Parker-Guilbert said. “Mental
student body in an email that the by their understanding, not a vio- by Nina McKay Abnormal Psychology is a will be teaching Abnormal Psy- disorders and mental illnesses are
election for chair positions had lation of election policy. Orient Staff course that focuses on the treat- chology in the fall semester. She quite prevalent—you know, almost
been canceled and rescheduled. DeMoranville confronted During Round 1 of course ment of mental illness, including is filling in for Hannah Reese, an one in two people will experience
Polls opened for the second time Alam about the mass emails policy selection for the fall 2018 semes- depression, bipolar disorders, anx- assistant professor of psychology a psychological disorder in their
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and closed at comment time. He said he left ter, there were 62 requests for 35 iety disorders, obsessive-compul- who is on leave for the 2017-2018 lifetime. So I think people have
at 10 a.m. Wednesday. his own information session with spots in Abnormal Psychology, sive disorder, post-traumatic stress academic year. personal experience, either them-
Ben Painter ’19 was elected a clear understanding that mass reflecting a strong student inter- disorder and eating disorders. The Parker-Guilbert explained that selves or friends or family, and they
chair of student affairs, Nikki Tjin emails were against campaigning est in clinical psychology and an course can only be taught by a clin- the course begins with an exam- want to learn more about it.”
A Djie ’21 chair of academic affairs, rules. He also questioned how under-resourced department, ical psychologist, or someone who ination of mental disorders and an Due to the specialized nature
Mamadou Diaw ’20 chair of diver- holding a second election changed according to Samuel Putnam, pro- studies mental illnesses and ways exploration of how “abnormality” of psychology, the department
sity and inclusion, Jenna Scott ’19 the impact of these emails. fessor of psychology and chair of to treat them, which puts a strain is defined. She supplements text- contains faculty members with
chair of student organizations, Har- “To my understanding 580 the department. The class was also on Bowdoin’s small psychology book readings with materials writ- different specializations who are
ry Sherman ’21 chair of the treasury emails were sent on behalf of two overenrolled last year. department and hinders students ten by individuals with different therefore qualified to teach dif-
and Nate DeMoranville ’20 chair of candidates encouraging people “It’s a crisis that I think we need who want to take the course. mental disorders to give students ferent courses. Putnam explained
facilities and sustainability. to vote for them…how does the to start talking to administration None of the other 2000-level an idea of the daily challenges and that many of Bowdoin’s peer in-
On Wednesday evening, after impact of 580 emails change in the about,” Putnam said. “I fear that non-laboratory psychology classes experiences that go with having stitutions have larger psychology
results had been announced, BSG new election—you’re still encour- we’re going to be turning students filled to capacity during Round 1. certain mental illnesses.
President Irfan Alam ’18 addressed aged to vote for the same people,” away from careers that would be Kelly Parker-Guilbert, a visiting “It’s of interest to a lot of peo- Please see PSYCH, page 3
the student body at BSG public said DeMoranville.

College to open testing center for accommodations


comment time. With a six page Alam apologized for misin-
statement, he took responsibility forming candidates, and noted
for the confusion over campaigning that the way he explained the elec-
rules that resulted in candidates un- tion rules was the same way they
wittingly committing violations, in- had been explained to him last
cluding the sending of a mass email year when he ran for a position. ning,” said Lesley Levy, the director and three students, has used the that Bowdoin has dedicated a
by two candidates, and candidates Samuel Lewis ’19 questioned by Harry DiPrinzio for accommodations for students demands of a student petition con- director of accommodations for
not being informed that others had how BSG could fairly evaluate the Orient Staff with disabilities. ducted last April as its roadmap. students with disabilities, the po-
dropped out of the race. impact of the potential rule-break- Bowdoin will hire two full-time The new hires and testing cen- All of the changes currently in the sition which Levy now holds. Pre-
The candidates, according to ing and associated controversy on employees devoted to accommo- ter accompany a number of small- works were outlined in the peti- viously, the duties of that position
Alam, enumerated six separate the election’s outcome. dating students with disabilities er changes to accommodate peo- tion, issued by the Disabled Stu- had been only one element of a
concerns about the election pro- “It seems that the consequence next year, pending Trustees’ ap- ple with disabilities. The College dents Association (DASA), which single dean’s set of responsibili-
cess: the names included on the of what [DeMoranville] says, is proval of the budget this May. is close to finalizing a map, to be is led by Daisy Wislar ’18 and Zoe ties. Those responsibilities rotated
ballot and the order in which they that candidates who were meticu- Additionally, the College will published online, that highlights Borenstein ’18. between deans every two years.
appeared, the ability of candi- lous were disadvantaged because designate a testing center in Haw- accessible spaces and entrances “The petition has been a guide- The appointment of a staff person
dates to table in David Saul Smith of a mistake that you made,” said thorne-Longfellow Library where on campus and is working on post,” said Senior Vice President fully focused on disability was one
Union, accusations about the Lewis. “How are you holding your- students who receive academic ac- increasing signage that notes ac- for Finance and Administration of students’ primary demands last
removal of posters, the legality of self accountable…and how is this commodations such as extra time cessibility on campus. Information and Treasurer of the College Matt spring.
sending mass emails and the Elec- going to be made right for the can-will be able to take exams. Technology has done preliminary Orlando, who leads the Accessi- Wislar, who has been active on
tion Commission’s handling of the didates who did follow the rules?” The new developments re- work to create a lending library of bility Task Force. “It was the first disability issues throughout their
entire process. Alam said that him abstain- spond to calls from students with technology—for example text-to- thing we reviewed as the task force time at Bowdoin, was recognized
In an email to the student body ing from presiding over the new disabilities who, over the past three speech apps or smart pens—that committee. And [Wislar], Astrid with the President’s Award, which
on Monday, Cullen and Weathers election was a way to hold himself years, have sought to start a con- make studying easier for some [Self ’20] and Ana [Timoney-Go- honors a student who shows cour-
explained that “due to the details of accountable. versation about disability at Bow- students who receive accommo- mez ’18] have been fantastic at age, imagination, and generosity of
the original campaign complaints” Weathers noted that the behav- doin, laid out specific demands dations, and the office of the Dean helping us get student input on spirit. However with graduation
they decided to administer the for more resources for students
ior of candidates in this year’s elec- for Accommodations for Students everything we’re doing.” approaching, Wislar is worried
election without involvement from tion did not strongly deviate from with disabilities and have shared with Disabilities is in the process of In addition to the develop- that students’ efforts to push the
any BSG members. past years. negative experiences in receiving acquiring software to automate the ments mentioned above, the Col- College to provide more compre-
The second election included accommodations themselves.
“If you went back to like the last procedure for requesting accom- lege hopes to make the new apart- hensive accessibility will dwindle.
no changes to the ballot. Neither four elections, there’s several peo- The College is in the process of modations for disabilities. ments to be constructed on Park “We are the last class that had a
students nor the Orient were giv- developing a job description for
ple that held positions that cheated, These changes are the product Row fully accessible, according to pretty negative experience getting
en any further information by the the assistant director of accommo-
basically, if we go by a strict inter- of the work of the Accessibility Orlando. accommodations. I don’t want we
Election Commission and were pretation of the bylaws,” Weathers dations for students with disabili- Task Force, which was reconvened There are also plans for the as an institution to forget about
instructed to vote while rumors said. “There [are] people that ran ties and it hopes to hire somebody and renamed in the fall after the College to erect a ramp so that stu- that just because the ones that
swirled about which candidates this year that last year would havewith a background in disability Americans with Disabilities Act dents can fully participate in com- were affected by that aren’t here
had violated campaigning rules. been disqualified, had we held services to start by mid-August. (ADA) Committee had not met mencement, which takes place anymore,” they said. “I’m spending
A major issue raised both by people to the same standard. So I “Their position will be locat- for over two years. either on the steps of the Bowdoin a lot of energy right now on how
candidates during the election think part of the confusion is justed in the testing center and they The task force, comprised of College Museum of Art steps or on we can make this memory live on.”
period and at Wednesday’s BSG will have a lot of responsibility for staff from departments across a raised stage in Watson Arena. Mitchell Jurasek contributed to
meeting was the sending of a Please see BSG, page 3 getting that test center up and run- campus, faculty representatives This academic year is the first this report.

F ONE CHILD N SURVEY SAYS A GINGERSNAP S FINISH STRONG O FINAL ADVICE


Scout Gregerson ’18 addresses speaking See the results of the Orient’s biannual Meet the student band opening for Track and Field rides a good performance into Osa Fasehun ’18 offers words of wisdom to
for others in academia. Page 5. student survey. Page 7. D.R.A.M. on Saturday. Page 8. NESCAC championships this weekend. Page 9. students before graduation. Page 11.
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SECURITY REPORT
4/20-4/26
STUDENT SPEAK:
Friday, April 20
• Two students were smoking marijuana inside Win-
appeared distraught.
• Brunswick police cited a minor student walking on
What is your favorite Ivies memory?
throp Hall. Garrison Street for possession of alcohol and littering.
• A concerned student requested a wellness check for
a student.
• A student reported his bicycle stolen. A security offi-
cer recovered the bike at Brunswick Apartments.
Lisette Watters ’20
Saturday, April 21
• A student who was longboarding on Harpswell Road
reported that an odd acting man lunged toward him. The "The welcome champagne brunch
at Ladd before Laddio."
• An officer checked on the wellbeing of a student who student was not harmed.
had been drinking and became ill at Thorne Hall.
• A student called security when he became disoriented Monday, April 23
while walking in a town neighborhood. A security officer • A student riding around on his loud moped near Coles
located the lost student and brought him back to campus. Tower at 1:00 a.m. disturbed students who were trying to
• A minor student was found to be in possession of two sleep. The moped rider was told to shut it down and be
fraudulent identification cards. more considerate. Louisa Izydorczak ’20
• Local residents of Pine, Bowker, and Chamberlain • A ceiling tile was vandalized in the first floor rest
streets complained of team busses, associated with a track
meet at Whittier Field, parking on the
room at Helmreich House.
• A vehicle and a bicycle collided at the
"I came up with a good pun. There
street or using neighborhood streets
as throughways. The matter was
intersection of Maine Street and Columbia
Avenue. The student who was riding the
was a blow-up whale at Smallpools
addressed with the bus drivers,
and the director of athletics
bike was transported to Mid Coast
Hospital for a broken clavicle and
and people tried to get lifted up on
was informed of the issue.
• A men’s lacrosse athlete
other injuries. The student was wear-
ing a helmet.
it but it didn’t go whale."
who sustained a broken jaw • An officer aided a student at
in a game was transported to
Maine Medical Center. ALEX
BURN
S
Reed House who was having an aller-
gic reaction. Yuejay Reeves ’19
"Hmmm."
• Four alumni were found in • A student was taken to Mid Coast Hos-
possession of two kegs of beer at a lacrosse game at Ryan pital with flu-like symptoms.
Field.
• An unregistered event was dispersed at Harpswell Tuesday, April 24
Apartments. • A pair of KRK headphones was reported stolen from
• A student was found unconscious in the Moulton the media commons at Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.
Union women’s room. Brunswick Rescue evaluated the • A student’s unlocked bike was stolen from the bike
student and did not transport her. racks at Coleman Hall. The bike is a light purple Raleigh
• A wellness check was conducted for an intoxicated
student who fell and bumped his head.
cruiser.
• A student took a spill while riding a bike on Park Row
Giselle Hernandez ’19
"Fried Oreos. Can we have those
• A male student was seen openly urinating and expos- near Admissions. An officer treated a leg injury and then
ing himself as he was walking on the sidewalk on Harp- escorted the student to Mid Coast Hospital.

again?"
swell Road near Bowker Street in broad daylight. Security
cited the student for indecent conduct. Wednesday, April 25
• An officer checked on the wellbeing of an intoxicated • A power outlet in a student’s room at Coles Tower
student near Harpswell Apartments. was sparking and smoking. The fire department and elec-
• A 22-year-old Topsham man lost control of his ve- trical shop responded.
hicle at high speed on Harpswell Road at the corner of • Students cooking in the MacMillan House kitchen
College Street and crashed through the construction fence activated a smoke alarm. Cesar Siguencia ’18
at the Roux Center for the Environment at 11:40 p.m. The • The Brunswick police arrested a suspect who violated

"I brought my shopping cart and


vehicle continued through the construction site, knocked a student’s court issued protective order.
down a power pole, damaged a lift, and finally came to rest • A smoke alarm at Maine Hall was caused by burnt

someone gave me a ride at Quad


on its side at the far end of the lot. The building was not microwave popcorn.
damaged. The driver received relatively minor injuries and
Brunswick Rescue transported him to Mid Coast Hospital. Thursday, April 26
The driver was charged with operating under the influence
and operating after license suspension.
• Loud noise was reported to be coming from Ladd
House. An officer dispersed an unregistered event in the
Day :) ."
basement.
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• A officer checked on the wellbeing of a student who
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Your Ivies horoscope (April 23-29, 2018)


Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Libra (September 23 - October 22) Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
by Samuel Rosario
Orient Staff Rational thinking will not be with you this The people all around you will try to tip your It is not the time to be choosy. You can’t have
week. But enjoy the blissful ignorance. Let scales. AJR might be worse than D.R.A.M. But it all. Make sure to head into the weekend with
go of thoughts of the fast-approaching finals don’t let it stop you from making things right your priorities set and don’t lose them. Your
Aries (March 21 - April 19) week. Don’t be afraid to try new things even if and just. Have transport services on speed demands will be met if you set them up cor-
This is the moment you’ve been waiting for all you see all three of your besties shaking their dial. You are ready to save lives this week. rectly. Everything is in your grasp, even that
year. Listen to the beast inside you, gnawing heads. They don’t know that true happiness cutie on the soccer team.
to get out. Become the dance floor animal you comes in the ill-advised moment. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
were destined to be. Jump on stage and show You will not let anyone kill your vibe this Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
D.R.A.M. you got the broccoli. Leo (July 23 - August 22) week. You are a strong, independent polar Hopefully you polished your throne this week
You spent weeks perfecting your Super-Me- bear and you know it. You will dab on these because you will be pulling it out at every
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) ga-Detailed 2018 Ivies plan. Everything is cal- haters and flaunt that outfit your friends told opportunity. Be sure to do face exercises so
Love energy is in the air this week. It will seep culated to the ounce. No more and no less. Just you was a mistake. You will attract everyone’s your stank look can be on point. Remember
into your heart as the IPA seeps into your liver. sit back and watch all the pieces and plastered attention everywhere you go. Just remember to keep repeating the phrase: “These foolish
The AJR boys are looking like delicious Bow- friends fall right into place. Trust in your plan- they are laughing at how awesome you are and mortals are so ignorant to the true fun in life”
doin logs. Do not stray away from your desti- ning skills and let it lead you to your rightful they won’t forget it. as you finish up that problem set you teacher
ny. Do not let your future hubbies escape your place: the front of the pack. assigned the day prior.
net of love. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Beware of the car that carries your entire fam- Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Gemini (May 21 - June 20) We are finally at the last segment of the “Bow- ily and little baby Susie for a surprise visit. You will channel the spirits of Ivies past. Let
Your friends will gift you with many treats doin destroys my life” marathon. You have kept They have decided to bring the whole fami- them guide you to the land of the porta-pot-
this week. Be sure to smell them first and have a careful pace throughout, keeping your head ly along to tell you that Susie spoke her first ties. There you will discover what you have
your roommates taste them first. Always sec- low (do not recommend for actual runners). words. Don’t let little Susie start to repeat how been looking for all week. Or something like
ond guess yourself–that might be a returning You see the finish line in the distance and your many firsts you experienced the night before. that.
intuition at the door. Also, make sure to hold heart is starting to pump a beat faster. You are Also, it’s not recommended to play peek-a-boo
up the lines at the food trucks, you want to be almost there. Just be sure to jump over the while hungover, you might just disappear.
able to savor everything on the menu. empty kegs and thrown out textbooks.
Friday, April 27, 2018 NEWS 3

Professors propose urban studies minor PSYCH In an email to the Orient, Hig-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ginbotham disclosed that there
were 17 sophomores who did not
departments that allow them to get into the course and may be
course offerings to create one at an urban studies coordinate ma- through the first round of com- over-represent clinical psychol- intending to major in psychology.
by Kate Lusignan that time. With a growing num- jor or stand-alone major. mittees, where questions such as ogists in their faculty and thus He explained that those students
Orient Staff
ber of courses that address the “If there is growing interest the necessity or desire for an in- respond to the large demand for will have the highest priority
A group of professors has sub- topic, and demonstrated interest around a minor, you could imag- troductory course arose. clinical psychology courses. among the students in their year,
mitted a proposal for a new urban from students and faculty, the ine where contributing depart- Part of the interest to faculty “If you think about people who should they try to register for the
studies minor as result of growing time seems appropriate, said Jill ments might think, ‘Oh it’s in our and students is the interdisciplin- are going on into careers, a fairly course again in the future.
interest in the topic amongst stu- Pearlman, senior lecturer in envi- best interest to offer these courses ary nature of the proposal. small portion of them go into ac- Higginbotham added that
dents and faculty. Though this is ronmental studies. Pearlman has on a recurring basis.’ That begins “It’s a great thing for faculty ademia and some of them go into many departments would like
not the first time an urban studies overseen 12 self-designed majors to create the underpinnings of to come together who are from research, whereas a pretty healthy to add staffing, and that funding
minor or major has been pro- involving urban studies since 2004, what could be a major,” said Hig- totally different departments and slice of them go into counseling limitations present a restriction.
posed, faculty believe that there and she spearheaded the effort to ginbotham. be thinking and discussing the psychology or clinical psychology,” Departments can make requests
are now enough courses, drawing produce the proposal, along with Among NESCAC schools, same thing,” said Pearlman. “It Putnam said. for additional staff members
from various departments and Associate Professor of History and Trinity is the only one to offer a also does the same for students Reese is currently the only by writing a proposal to be re-
areas of study, to sustain a minor. Asian Studies Rachel Sturman. major in urban studies. Pearlman studying in all departments or clinical psychologist occupying viewed by the Curriculum and
“Faculty are [thinking] cre- “For various reasons it didn’t cited programs at Dartmouth, fields who normally wouldn’t a permanent faculty position at Educational Policy Committee
atively about how to connect dif- go through [before], mostly be- Vassar and Bryn Mawr as models come together—[they] will come Bowdoin. Putnam noted that that (CEP), composed of staff, faculty
ferent areas of the curriculum, but cause we didn’t have enough bod- for Bowdoin’s proposed minor. together around these issues.” there will be a semester overlap and students. The CEP reviews
are also responding to larger in- ies on the faculty to make it work. The current urban studies Sturman was impressed by between Reese and Parker-Guil- proposals in conjunction with
terests in society at large,” said Jim Now we do,” said Pearlman. “We proposal outlines a minor that the wide range of departments bert next spring, so that the de- data about course registration,
Higginbotham, associate dean [now] have 26 classes. It is becom- includes five mandatory courses and professors who will be repre- partment can offer two sections of considering each request in an
for academic affairs and chair of ing a field that other universities and elective courses from a vari- sented in the area of study, if it is Abnormal Psychology, which may institutional context that balanc-
the Curriculum Implementation and colleges have departments ety of disciplines, but the specifics approved. act as a temporary “relief valve,” es college-wide priorities before
Committee (CIC). and majors and minors in. We of the minor have not been con- “We have professors from but he does not feel that it consti- making a recommendation to
In the last decade, nine stu- have enough people and there is firmed. Asian studies and Africana stud- tutes a permanent solution to the the President about a position.
dents have declared a self-de- great enthusiasm for it.” The group is hopeful that the ies, Latin America studies, history, high demand for courses taught by Higginbotham does acknowl-
signed major related to urban The group believes a minor is minor will be available for fall of different literatures,” she said. “We clinical psychologists. edge that the data available does
studies. most practical because there are 2018, but the proposal must be have a lot of different sociology, James Higginbotham, associate not account for cases in which
Previous discussions about currently only enough courses of- approved by the CIC, the Cur- government [courses]. Seeing the dean for academic affairs, drew students see a plethora of requests
creating a formal area of study fo- fered to sustain a minor, but not a riculum and Educational Policy number of different fields which attention to the difference in com- for certain classes and choose not
cusing on urban studies occurred major. If interest in the field holds, Committee (CEP) and the faculty students will be able to approach, position between the group of 35 to attempt to register.
in 2004, but there were not enough the minor will be a logical step to as a whole. The proposal has gone study is really cool.” students who got into Abnormal Lauren McLaughlin ’19, a psy-
Psychology and the group of 27 chology major, said she never tried
students who did not. Polaris gave to take the class.
BSG and Traore had been targeted by
BSG throughout the election pro-
the BSG bylaws. I was shocked by
his/her behavior,” she said.
candidates who are also in this cur-
rent election and had performed
the highest priority to junior and
senior psychology majors, all of
She noted that that many stu-
dents who are not majoring in
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cess for the use of campaigning The pair was called to sit in front the same emailing practices as us whom got into the class. psychology try to take the class,
from years and years of the process methods that had been explicitly of the Election Commission on were not.” “Since you can’t accommodate given that the only prerequisite is
not being checked.” approved by Alam. Sunday evening regarding potential “I urged the Election Commis- everyone all the time, you can’t the popular Psychology 1101.
Students and many candidates “When we were tabling, a BSG violations—they were the only can- sion to take into account the inap- just make the classes bigger and “Not only do you have psych
were present at comment time and executive member came to our table didates to be questioned. Kazlyna propriate behavior of the executive bigger. You try to make sure that majors trying to take it but also
expressed continued frustration and attempted to rudely rip off our was disheartened by the hearing. team towards Fanta and me and those people who get into the people who have just taken psych
over BSG’s response to the situa- poster without speaking one word “In my opinion, there was ab- consider the possibility of the final class are the ones who actually 1101 and think it’s an interesting
tion and questioned how a new to us. Before he/she could yank it solutely no point in the hearing. election results being jeopardized need it,” Higginbotham said. “So class,” McLaughlin said. “So I
election held two days later fea- off, I spoke up and told him/her to Rather, I feel that it was an attempt by the very people who handled departments and the Registrar’s think this happens every year. I
turing the same candidates could ‘respect me as a human being and by certain members of the BSG them,” she said. “I encourage the Office work to make sure the never tried to take abnormal… I
right the wrongs committed. talk to me.’ I repeatedly informed executive team to disqualify us,” student body to fight for complete courses have logical preferenc- always knew that it was going to
In a statement to the Orient, him/her that I had permission to she said. “I felt that we had been transparency from the BSG and es…that help [those who need it] be hard to get into just for that
Kazlyna said that she felt that she table as granted by Irfan Alam and specifically targeted and previous question what they see.” to get into the class.” reason.”

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F FEATURES
4 Friday, April 27, 2018

Erin Johnson fuses art, tech and activism for Social Change prioritizes the interesting projects that I, as
by Mollie Eisner concerns of its partnering organi- the instructor, could never have
Orient Staff
zations over technology. dreamed of. They’ve been led
I met Visiting Assistant Pro- “We start with the question, through the process, but the pro-
fessor of Art Erin Johnson in her the challenge,” Johnson said. “We cess is theirs.”
studio in the Edwards Center figured out which tools are best Johnson formerly worked as
for Art and Dance. Midday sun suited to dealing with that chal- an organizer at Service Employees
streamed in through room’s the lenge, instead of starting with the International Union (SEIU), and
large windows, generously light- technology and [trying] to push it finds that community organizing
ing the space. There was very little into something.” skills are useful in her work as an
furniture in the room, giving it an At the beginning of the semes- artist.
airy quality. We sat at Johnson’s ter, Johnson presented the chal- “The skills that are useful in
work table. lenges of the two organizations both realms can be employed in
Johnson is in her third year at to her students, who then picked a single art practice. The visual
the College and has, in her short challenges of interest and worked thinking processes that you use in
time here, already made an im- in small groups to create different art-making can be employed in a
pact. prototypes, responding to feed- community organizing context,”
Alongside two other profes- back from partnering organiza- she said.
sors, Johnson was awarded the tions throughout the process. Her exhibition in the Portland
2018 Donald Harward Faculty “Some students are creating Museum of Art Biennial displays
Award for Service-Learning Ex- websites; some students are cre- her argument perfectly. The piece,
cellence. The honor was awarded ating data visualizations that are entitled “The way things can hap-
by Maine Campus Compact, a projected in windows for the pen,” depicts some of the 5,000
group whose mission is to connect public to see; some students are residents of Lawrence, Kansas
higher education to service and creating videos that are embedded who were cast as extras in the 1983
annually awards Maine educators in physical objects that tell stories film “The Day After.” Johnson was
who integrate community service about people who have secured interested in investigating the way
into their curricula. affordable housing,” Johnson said. the film blurred the distinction
“I felt very honored to be nom- Johnson explained that this between the fictional narrative
inated and to represent Bowdoin,” class is different than others that of the film and the actual lives of
Johnson said. “I’m excited to con- JENNY IBSEN, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT she has taught because of the sus- Lawrence’s citizens. To complete
tinue to develop classes that move DIGITAL DESIGN: Assistant Professor of Art Erin Johnson was awarded the 2018 Donald Harward Faculty tained relationship between the the project, Johnson had to utilize
the learning inside the classroom Award for Service-Learning Excellence. She currently teaches the Art, Technology and Design for Social Change. students and the organizations. her community organizing skills.
outside to the larger community focused primarily around print- Technology, and Design for Social organizations: Avesta Housing and She listed many other ways that “I’m knocking on strangers’
and the kinds of challenges that making and book arts, though she Change combines several fields of Catholic Charities Refugee and the class is designed to benefit doors, saying, ‘Hi, were you in this
provides.” began to incorporate video and study, and in the process asks stu- Immigration Services. Johnson students: from learning about the film? Can we meet? Can we talk?’
Johnson’s work and interests sound into her work as a graduate dents to explore answers to a series sat down with both organizations state of Maine to how to work well [I was] building a community
are the very definition of interdis- school at the University of Califor- of questions. to create a list of challenges and in a group. of people to make this video art
ciplinary. While an undergraduate nia, Berkeley. “How do digital media and concern voiced by the non-profits. “By giving students open-end- project that lives in a museum or
at Warren Wilson College, she de- “[Book arts] has a natural technology affect the way we re- “The challenges included, ‘we ed challenges where they find gallery,” she said.
signed her own major called Art translation to video art because late to each other and the larger want the general public to be more their own path, that introduces a Johnson invites members of
and Community Organizing. book arts and video art are both community?” Johnson prompted. engaged with the issue of afford- lot of moments of precarity, con- the Bowdoin community to join
“My work is focused around time-based experiences,” she said. “How can we harness and utilize able housing,’ or, ‘we want people tingency and potentially anxiety,” her and the students enrolled in
building projects over time with Johnson brings her interdisci- different skill sets, whether they’re who are experiencing homeless- Johnson said. Art, Technology, and Design for
communities. There is a natural plinary interests into the courses visual or programming or cod- ness or are waiting for affordable Despite—or maybe because Social Change for a community
progression between seemingly she teaches at Bowdoin, many ing-based to do work that moves housing on a list to have access to of— that open-endedness John- ‘report-back’ in which students
disparate parts coming together of which are cross-listed with us toward the greater good?” be able to speak with their legisla- son says that her students’ work will summarize their projects. The
in my activist practice and my art the Digital and Computational Through the McKeen Center tors about issues they’re confront- this semester has thrilled her. event will be held on Tuesday, May
practice,” Johnson said. Studies (DCS) department. This for the Common Good, Johnson ed with,’” Johnson said. “They have come up with 8 from 4-5 p.m. in the Shannon
Her undergraduate practice semester, the course titled Art, has connected the course with two Art, Technology, and Design astounding, elegant, innovative, Room in Hubbard Hall.

Museum steps to maple branches: seasons on the quad


sonal depression) as a maple next sale ice skates from the back of my and I duck my head to avoid with friends or appreciate budding grass and summer shade, and
Space, Place, to Hyde turned a premature fiery closet. decapitation. “It’s only fifty de- trees, though we know that their the quad will prepare for its next
orange. But sometime in March, the grees,” I am tempted to tell the leaves will just barely be emerging round of Bowdoin Hellos and a
and Sucking As classes and extracurricu- snow begins to melt and I can underclassmen playing spikeball by the time we leave in May. new generation of slackliners and
Face lars and work and the chaos of walk directly from the Searles to in their pastel pink shorts. I hold In a month’s time, hammocks Frisbee throwers and classmates
by Jonah Watt Bowdoin life pick up, the leaves Moulton without making ninety my tongue, though, and let them and laptops and spikeball nets who will learn to dread the winter
begin to change. If you blink (or degree angles. I am reminded of have their fun as I pull out my will be replaced by rows of plastic chill and embrace the spring thaw.
“The quad is really the heart never leave H-L), you may miss it. what the Earth looks like and that sunglasses and laptop. chairs and expectant families and They will come to appreciate the
of campus,” I used to tell uncon- By Family Weekend, the quad is there are paved paths that neatly As the seasons change, the hungover students, subsumed by solitude of a late night cry on the
vinced tour groups, faking a smile ablaze in a palette of oranges and bisect the quad. quad’s function change, too. It goes the pomp and circumstance of museum steps, the rush of wind
as we walked along snow banks reds and yellows. I wonder if the By late April the quad becomes from being a thoroughfare to a graduation. We’ll cross the stage and adrenaline of streaking the
piled four feet high through the College plans this. Early morning the Outing Club’s playground as destination, from icy paths to invit- and exchange stiff handshakes and quad on a late summer night, a
winter. “It’s really beautiful during light dapples the quad in kaleido- Chaco-clad students string up ing patches of grass and shade. The hug our friends and say goodbye. crescent moon rising between the
the first and last weeks of the scopic patches, and it is still warm hammocks and slacklines and quad becomes a watering hole, as We’ll leave behind chapel towers on a midnight walk
year!” I promise them. And it is. enough for the intrepid quad-go- scamper up trees and practice one friend put it. We no the lush green home from the library and the glo-
Once the permafrost thaws and ers to sit under the falling leaves. acroyoga. The College wets itself longer hurry through rious warmth of the first true day
the giant puddles of water dry up, We immortalize this landscape on at this sight, especially if it coin- windswept trees on of spring.
the quad truly is a beautiful place. Instagram and the next day the cides with Admitted Students’ our way home, but
I fell in love with the Bowdoin trees are bare. weekend. Frisbee boys take over instead stop to chat
quad when I first visited on an When we leave for Thanksgiv- the quad, impervious to the
August afternoon. One year later, ing in late November, the quad is space they take up,
I listened to President Barry Mills ominous and uninviting. Skeletal
welcome our class with promises trees and brisk November winds
of endless Bowdoin Hellos and whisk us off campus and make
the best four years of our lives. us grateful that we only have one
During orientation, I reveled in month left.
the late summer sun, enjoyed ba- We return from Winter Break
gels in front of Hubbard Hall and to an impenetrable wasteland.
waited in line for twenty minutes The quad is no longer our friend;
for gelato on the museum steps. the bitter cold lashes out at us as
In my first few weeks, I sat with we try to dash across campus in
my geology textbook and floor- our five-minute passing time.
mates and soaked up the last rays Sure, the ice rink can be fun when
of summer sun, watching with it’s actually frozen, but I never JENNY IBSEN
wistfulness (or early onset sea- made the time to pull out my yard
Friday, April 27, 2018 FEATURES 5

Talk of the Quad


That’s why I was surprised that parents taught you, but also
AMERICANS LEARNING
it was only after that a student incorporates what they taught
ITALIAN
said, “L’italiano è una lingua you not to.
“Perché gli americani vo- perfetta per descrivere mo- This is not just my story.
gliono imparare l’italiano?” menti come questi” (“Italian is This is the story of brave legs
(“Why do Americans want to a perfect language to describe and brains that move forward,
learn Italian?”) This was the moments like this one”), after sometimes painfully and con-
question my friends asked having listened to an Italian fusingly. They keep moving at
when I told them that I was recording of the description of the rhythm of a new intonation
going to go from working on a cloudy sky, that I understood on their tongue. (Something
my Master’s in Italy to teach- how this principle applied to that, according to the German
ing Italian conversation at those learning my home lan- ears, sounds like: Babedib-
Bowdoin. guage, too. This student’s wide ubedi.) They keep learning it
My reply was aloof, open eyes were trying to catch because, as they have told me,
well-hidden behind an ex- all the imaginative power and they are sure that their families
ploratory and reassuring the descriptive strength con- will eventually comprehend:
tone: “Hopefully I will able cealed in the Italian language Indeed, choosing Italy as the
to tell you the reason when I while listening to the voice in background of their smiling
am back.” At that time, I told the earphones. Can you imag- faces—for a semester, a year
myself that I could say “pizza” ine the smile on my face when or even longer—will eventu-
with a faint American accent. the same student told me that ally prove to be a better idea
That could always be my an- they started reading “Città that stepping into the picture
EMMA BEZILLA
swer when I returned home invisibili” by Italo Calvino in in which their parents might
if I did not find a better re- Italian, despite not taking an have imagined them.
sponse overseas. I also imag- still sound valid to me. But if imagined that some American a deep breath, trying to sense Italian course this semester? Italian is also the smile that
ined that Americans would someone wants a more sat- students wanted to trace back what the act of learning a lan- I am quite positive that, after appears on the face of the stu-
be interested in studying isfying response, I want to their roots through the acqui- guage—a language new to the having read the entire book, dent sitting at the next table in
Italian politics, perhaps, to be ready. So here I am, less sition of the language. Yet I student, but at the same time, they will go back to Italian the dining hall as I pronounce
handle their Berlusconi-style than one year later, trying to did not expect that for them, old and forgotten to their fam- classes. a sentence in Italian—maybe
president’s policies and lov- fit some of the stories I have learning Italian meant even- ily—implies. Language is a plane. It is in too ebullient of an Italian
ers. Back in August, I did not encountered here at Bowdoin tually discovering that their As a student of languages, I a plane that brings you to a voice—in which they might
know that I could simply say into the scrapbook I will bring grandma was unable to speak know the new skin one can put more neutral sphere where have found a familiar word. I
that they wanted to under- back home. it anymore. Indeed, grandma on when speaking a language you can claim to belong to a don’t know which word it was
stand all the dialogue in the My ideal response is was told to forget the language different from one’s mother different culture that has dif- that popped into their ears,
Oscar-winning film “Call Me multi-faceted. It has the fac- as her heavy accent affected tongue. I even make fun of the ferent values. It gives you the but I can see that it brought
by Your Name.” es of the students who let me her English pronunciation fact that most speakers—and I tools to bind together pages them to a reality that can only
I am still thinking about peep into the consciousness and limited her opportunity am one of them—change their with refreshing new words. be described in Italian.
using these answers when that brought them to the Ital- to find a good job. It is at this voices when shifting from one It helps you shape an image Arianna Apicella is the Ital-
I return to Italy, since they ian language and culture. I point of the story that I take linguistic identity to another. that will contain what your ian Teaching Fellow.

a way, it is easy to imagine moment.


ON CHINA’S ONE-CHILD that a policy—some faceless, But I have a better
POLICY: REFLECTIONS OF
inanimate force—was respon- understanding now.
AN ADOPTEE
sible for the separation, rather My reaction to Profes-
Two years ago during my than something wrong with sor Conly’s article was
sophomore fall, I stumbled my birth family, or worse yet, a visceral response to
across an opinion article by something wrong with me. her speaking about
Professor of Philosophy Sarah Some twenty years later me and for me. It
Conly in the Boston Globe. I found myself in Bruns- was a stirring of
Professor Conly was writing wick, surfing the internet the ghost memory
on the heels of China’s deci- one quiet evening. I en- of structural vio-
sion to end its decades-old countered Professor Conly’s lence that links
one-child policy and allow Globe article, “Here’s why my history to
two children per family. Her China’s one child policy was millions of oth-
argument asserted that China a good thing.” While I was er women and
was making a grave mistake in confused by the piece, I was girls affected
relaxing this policy. She wrote even more confused by my by this poli-
not only that China should intense and contradictory re- cy. Professor
reinstate the one-child policy, actions. My mind felt at war Conly notes
but that the rest of the world with my body. A little voice that the
might benefit from adopting in my head, the model Bow- one-child
CAROLINE CARTER
this strategy as an effective doin-trained critical thinker, policy is not
method of controlling the piped up: Rationally engage responsible
global population. Professor with the argument. But my for the sex- of our words.
Conly has also written and body was tensing up. Read ism, the forced sterilizations We must take
published a book on the sub- it for comprehension. Why and abortions, the dispropor- into consideration
ject. couldn’t I breathe? Assess its tionate rates of female child the lived experiences
I am not writing to debate strengths and weaknesses. My abandonment and infanticide of the real people we
population ethics or to hash body seemed to be shaking, and the subsequent gender write about and invite
out the philosophy of natalist near revolt. Respond. imbalance in China seen in those people into the
policy. Instead, I’m writing to In the minutes after fin- the years after the policy was conversation. And I hope
speak about my experience ishing the article, I tried to instated. Yet it was this policy that those whose stories are
reading Professor Conly’s laugh it off, grasping onto through which cultural sex- not represented may find the
piece, why it has taken me anger and cynicism, those ism was exacerbated and en- support and security to find
years to respond and why it universal emotions that cover acted. It was this policy that their voice.
means so much to me. up pain so effectively. I in- codified the proper family It has taken me over two
Sometime in October of stinctively grabbed my phone and placed limitations and years of thinking since first
1995, I was left by my birth and without thinking hit the restrictions on the bodies agree with the reading Professor Con-
family in a bustling train sta- top contact. “Hi honey, how and souls of women. It was intention of this argument, I like me become inconsequen- ly’s article and more than
tion in Hangzhou, China. I are you doing?,” my adoptive this policy that forced the cannot overlook the ways in tial, just a small factor in a two months to write this
was adopted in March of the mom answered. A jumble of separation of daughters from which it excuses the suffering scheme for the greater good. short piece in response. I’ve
following year by a white, words fell from my mouth as their mothers, producing un- of current generations at the I’m sharing this experience struggled to make sense of
single, American woman. I I tried to explain what was thinkable consequences for hands of such a policy. In this with the hope of generating the vast stake I hold in this
have always connected the happening, and suddenly I so many women and their thought experiment, there more sensitivity, thought discussion alongside my un-
circumstances of my sepa- was in tears, incomprehensi- families. is no room to consider the and reflection within our ac- certainty and fear of how I
ration from my birth family ble even to myself. My mom Professor Conly’s article ways in which I’ve struggled ademic discourse. We hold might be received. Yet here I
to the one-child policy. Why sat with me on the end of the stresses the moral obligation to make sense of my identities immense narrative power as finally am, and I am certain
else would a family abandon line through the eruption of to protect future unborn gen- and experiences as an orphan an intellectual community. that saying this is one of the
its child, leaving her with sadness, anger, powerlessness erations from the devastation and as an adopted person or With that power must come kindest things I can do for
nothing except a tender note and rage that poured from of overpopulation through the experiences of countless awareness of whose stories myself.
that included her birth date me. I had no idea I what emo- policy made in the image of others in my position. My ex- we are telling, for whom we Scout Gregerson is a mem-
and a wish for good luck? In tions I was excavating in the the one-child policy. While I periences and those of people speak and the consequences ber of the Class of 2018.
6 FEATURES Friday, April 27, 2018

QUINCEAÑERA
The Latin American Student Organization
(LASO) held its third annual Quinceañera
on Saturday night. Based on the coming-of-
age ceremony for a fifteen-year-old Latina
or Latin American woman, the celebration
included a traditional corte de honor dance,
choreographed and performed by LASO
members. Miriam Fraga ’18 (below) was se-
lected as the quinceañera. “The quince sym-
bolizes that Latinos have a place at Bowdoin
and that Latino culture can be appreciated
and celebrated,” Fraga said.
By Ann Basu
Friday, April 27, 2018 NEWS 7

Bowdoin Orient Student Survey


SPRING 2018 RESULTS
Compiled by Hannah Donovan and Jessica Piper

GENERAL APPROVAL RATINGS Last week, the Orient sent issued summons to several
out a revised version of its students for violations rang-
DINING SERVICES biannual approval ratings ing from possession of liquor
survey, known as the Bow- by a minor to jaywalking
THE FACULTY doin Orient Student Survey, and shut down the Cold War
which asks students about party in February. Last week,
SAFETY AND SECURITY
their habits and opinions in Director of Safety and Secu-
THE LIBRARIES
relation to the College. The rity Randy Nichols advised
survey was sent to all 1,816 students to exercise caution
BOWDOIN COLLEGE students and yielded 409 re- and discretion during Ivies
sponses. weekend after BPD broke up
BRUNSWICK, MAINE As with last semester’s a party at Bowker Street the
survey, students were asked weekend before last.
PRESIDENT ROSE questions about demograph- Disapproval of the Office
ics, academics and lifestyle. of Safety and Security in-
HEALTH CENTER In previous years, the sur- creased from four percent
vey had included only de- last semester to seven per-
REGISTRAR
mographic questions and cent this semester, although
approval ratings for various the percentage of students
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
campus institutions. who approved or strongly ap-
THE BOWDOIN ORIENT As with last semester’s proved of Security remained
survey, “No Opinion” was the constant at 87 percent.
OFFICE OF OFF-CAMPUS STUDY center option for students to The survey asked students
select. However, there was about their political beliefs
RESIDENTIAL LIFE no default option, unlike last in addition to certain de-
semester when “No Opinion” mographic characteristics.
CAREER PLANNING CENTER was also the default. Students Notably, students who iden-
did select “No Opinion” less tified themselves as varsity
BSG PRESIDENT IRFAN ALAM
in this semester’s survey athletes also identified as
compared to last semester’s. more conservative-leaning
YOUR CLASS COUNCIL
Disapproval of the Bruns- than other students.
COLLEGE HOUSE SYSTEM wick Police Department Members of the Class of
(BPD) spiked dramatically 2019 continued to disapprove
STUDENT ACTIVITIES FUNDING COMMITTEE this semester. 56 percent of of their class council at a rate
respondents disapproved higher than other class years.
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS or strongly disapproved of Dining Service remained
BPD compared to eight per- the most popular institution
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS cent last semester. The shift on campus, with 97 percent
in opinion comes after BPD of respondents’ approval.
BOWDOIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT

COUNSELING SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS STRONGLY APPROVE


JUDICIAL BOARD APPROVE
ENTERTAINMENT BOARD
NO OPINION
DISAPPROVE
BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% STRONGLY DISAPPROVE

CLASS COUNCIL APPROVAL RATINGS VS. CLASS YEARS BPD APPROVAL RATINGS VS. CLASS YEARS

2018 2018

2019 2019

2020 2020

2021 2021

0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

ARE YOU HAPPY?


VARSITY ATHLETES VS. POLITICAL BELIEFS RELATIVE TO BOWDOIN
STRONGLY LIBERAL
YES NO
84% 16%
LIBERAL
NON-ATHLETE
AVERAGE
DO YOU GIVE A DAMN?
ATHLETE CONSERVATIVE
YES NO
STRONGLY CONSERVATIVE
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
83% 17%
A
8

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Friday, April 27, 2018

A strong start:
Gingersnap to
open Ivies

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


JAMS BEYOND JAZZ: (Clockwise from back left): Milo Richards ’21, Isabel
Udell ’19, Ellis Laifer ’19, Jon Luke Tittman ’19 and Zakir Bulmer ’19 comprise
the band Gingersnap, which will open for D.R.A.M. tomorrow afternoon.
and original music. “Places,” the band’s Saturday “I think we can bring great gether different combinations excited about going to see
by Nicole Tjin A Djie The band’s setlist for to- setlist will include “She Sleeps energy and a smooth transi- of music tastes—you make a shows,” said Tittman. “I think
Orient Staff
morrow includes four original in the Library” and “Sally tion into D.R.A.M.,” she said. sound that’s cool and that’s 20/20 raised the bar of what
Although the student band songs by Bulmer, one of which Jean,” also two originals. Although a majority of the worth listening to,” said Titt- student bands could do on
Gingersnap is relatively new features lyrics by Udell. Bulmer’s songs have a com- five members have experience man. large stage performances, so
to the Bowdoin music scene, “[Bulmer] has a beautiful mon romantic theme. in jazz, they don’t categorize Members said they also I think we want to continue
it is already leaving its mark voice and could be singing “They are all love songs. themselves as a jazz band, cit- draw inspiration from oth- their momentum.”
on campus. Last week, the this stuff, but then he trusts Zakir doesn’t like it when I ing hip-hop, reggae and Latin er campus bands, including As for the group’s unusual
group won first place for me to sing it and gives me call him a bleeding heart, but music as influences on their World Peach, The Commis- name, members were unable
its performance at Battle of such a leash with it,” said he is,” Udell said. sound. sion and 20/20, last year’s to reach a consensus on its
the Bands—only its second Udell. “I’m going to stretch Gingersnap’s members are source.
performance together—and the melody, I’m going to play eager to take on the challenge “We really don’t know,” said
earned the spot as the open- with the phrasing, but he just of performing at Ivies and “I think we can bring great energy and Richards.
ing act for D.R.A.M. in to-
morrow afternoon’s Ivies
lets us go with it. He’s a great
teacher. He’s really flexible
have been practicing almost
daily since Battle of the Bands
a smooth transition into D.R.A.M.” “Isabel has red hair,” Laifer
suggested.
concert. with us kind of shaping his in preparation. –Isabel Udell ’19 “That’s really not why,” said
Band members Isabel Udell music into what works for the “It went from fine-tuning Udell.
’19 (vocals), Zakir Bulmer ’19 whole group.” three songs to having to cre- “I like the name—you can
(guitar and vocals), Jon Luke One original song, “Places ate a set that is like an hour’s “We have all played in dif- Ivies opener. quote me on that,” said Laifer.
Tittman ’19 (bass), Ellis Lai- She Goes,” was a joint effort worth of songs,” said Udell. ferent groups and with peo- “The music scene at Bow- “Anything with ginger is great.”
fer ’19 (piano and vocals) and between Udell and Bulmer Nevertheless, Udell is opti- ple in other bands too but doin, compared to our first Gingersnap will perform
Milo Richards ’21 (drums) —Bulmer wrote the music, mistic about tomorrow’s per- when you put different music year, is much more engaged, tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Farley
will perform a mix of covers Udell the lyrics. Along with formance. groups together, you bring to- and a lot of people are more Field House.

On PolarFlix: Make your Ivies like “Project X”


police helicopters, drugs rain- Greatest One-Liner: guests. The cool part about Ivies have no idea what that would’ve Watch/Don’t Watch:
by Calder McHugh ing from a garden gnome and “I’m going to go have a long is that you see most everyone been like (mostly kidding every- If I’m being honest, I think
Orient Staff
much of the neighborhood on cry and then start calling some you know on the Brunswick one!). Other than that, it’s meant this is a pretty stupid mov-
Welcome to the fourth week fire. In other words, things get lawyers.” Costa says this after Quad at some point. I have to attract any and all people who ie. But, like almost every-
of On PolarFlix, a column a little out of hand. the revelry is over and the trou- some personal trouble relating like the idea of partying and/or thing else, it feels a lot more
meant to do exactly what it ble the kids are in slowly begins to the movie in that all three of watching others party. charming during Ivies week.
sounds like: review films on Best Mood for Watching: to be clear. A word of advice: the main characters are kind of
Bowdoin Student Govern- The film has a really fun do your best to make sure that losers at their high school, and I
ment’s movie streaming ser- soundtrack, which lends itself this isn’t what your Ivies Sun-
vice, PolarFlix. Given that (if to easy watching. The tagline day looks like, unless of course
you haven’t heard) it’s Ivies on the poster is “The party you are a member of the about
week, we’re reviewing a true you’ve only dreamed about,” 30 percent of Bowdoin students
party film: “Project X” (2012). so it’s helpful to be dreaming with lawyers for parents and
about or more broadly inter- you’re just calling to have your
Plot Summary (since the ested in a party while watch- regular Sunday chat.
movie has a tenuous plot, ing. On the one hand, this
either no spoilers or all makes it the perfect film for Intended Bowdoin Au-
spoilers depending on your Ivies week. On the other, it’s dience:
personal definition of the maybe too crazy? To the po- The cool part about
word): tential disappointment of ea- the party in “Project
When Thomas’s (Thomas ger first years reading this, I X” is that it has
Mann) parents go out of town have to admit that Ivies does a real eclec-
for his birthday weekend (yes, not generally include peo- tic mix of
you’ve heard this type of story ple jumping off roofs onto
before), he and his two idiot bouncy castles or yelling, en
friends Costa (Oliver Coo- masse, “Cops go home!” as
per) and J.B. (Jonathan Daniel the police attempt to shut
Brown) decide to throw a par- down an event. (I will ad-
ty at Thomas’s house. A night mit with an increased BPD
that begins in a fairly innoc- presence around campus
uous manner ends with thou- in recent months, the latter
sands of people in Thomas’s does seem more possible
backyard, a car in the pool, this year.) KODIE GARZA
S
9

SPORTS
Friday, April 27, 2018

HIGHLIGHT
REEL
WHAT LEGENDS: The
College announced six
inductees for the 2018
class of the Bowdoin
College Athletic Hall
of Honor, a biennial
event founded in 2002
to remember individuals
who have accomplished
greatness in athletics.
This year’s awardees are
1955-1983 track and field
coach Frank Sabasteanski
’41, who also coached
the Ghanaian national
Olympic track team in
COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD/BOWDOIN ATHLETICS 1964, defensive-back
RUNNING AWAY WITH THE WIN: Sarah Kinney ’19 won the 3000M steeplechase at the Aloha Relays last weekend. The women’s team won the meet by almost 100 points, beating second-place Dana Verrill ’74 who holds
the Bowdoin record for

Track hopes to carry success to NESCACs


Bates 214-120. The men’s team also had success last weekend, winning the Maine State Championship for the second year in a row. The teams are looking to carry this success to the NESCACs.
interceptions in a season,
national champion shot
putter and offensive line-
man Dick Leavitt ’76, soft-
it celebrated senior day for team The men’s track team also had almost every event was really close. then that would be a really good ball, soccer and basketball
by Kodie Garza captain Sarah Kelley ’18. Kelley its share of success in the Maine We were fighting for every point all day for us.” star Christine Craig ’86,
Orient Staff
was named NESCAC women’s State meet. Papa Sekyere ’20 won day long. And, in the end, when we The women also have compe- three-time all-NESCAC
Both the men’s and women’s track performer of the week after the Alan G. Hillman Memori- came out on top, it was really close.” tition in Tufts and Williams, two honoree field hockey
track teams dominated their meets winning the 800M with a time of al Most Valuable Track Athlete Next week, the women’s and teams that were not present at the and ice hockey stand-out
last weekend, with the men team 2:14.63 and the 1500M with a time Award after winning the 100M men’s track teams will be com- Aloha Relays this weekend. “We Marissa O’Neil ’05 and
winning its second straight State of 4:37.62. She currently holds the and 200M and anchoring the first peting in the NESCAC champi- saw Bates and Colby this weekend, the most decorated bas-
Championship and the women top NESCAC time in the 1500M. place 4x100M relay. Brian Green- onship competition. Last year, the but once we get out of Maine, we ketball player in program
winning the 30th annual Aloha “We host the meet, so we set berg ’18 won first place in the long Bowdoin women finished 5th in start to really see those outstanding history, Eileen (Flaharty)
Relays by almost 100 points over the tone for what we expect in the jump with a mark of 6.95 meters NESCAC and the Bowdoin men teams,” said Ory. Moore ’07.
second-place Bates. coming up years,” said captain Sara and was named the NESCAC finished 3rd. This year, the men’s Coming off an exciting victory,
“This weekend is the full Ory ’19. “We’ve won the Aloha men’s field performer of the week. track team intends to secure a spot the team expects to step up to the
team highlight of the outdoor Relays for the past several years, Despite the numerous excel- in the top two, which has not been level of their competitors.
track season. Our rivalries with so it is really exciting to keep that lent performances from the men’s done since 2002. “We’re coming to compete. NETTIN’ THOSE WINS:
Bates, Colby and Southern tradition going.” track team, the Maine State meet “We’ve got a really strong team We’re coming to try to win ev- Second-ranked men’s
Maine track teams have a lot of Although the team has won this was a narrow victory, with the this year, so we’re hoping for an erything we possibly can. We are tennis (15-1, NESCAC
energy and prestige for Maine meet for the past several years, this men winning by only 11 points elite performance, which I think peaking. We have a lot of individu- 6-1) rallied back after its
college track. It was a fantastic year’s margin of victory was vast. with a score of 224. we would consider top three in als and teams who are really ready first lost of the season,
weekend to win both meets,” “The women ended up winning “The men’s state meet was a NESCAC,” said Kennealy. “Tufts to compete with these other amaz- beating fourth-ranked
wrote Head Coach Peter Slov- by a lot of points, so I think it was super scrappy meet,” said captain and Williams are currently strong ing NESCAC competitors.” Williams (12-3, NESCAC
enski in an email to the Orient. really exciting to see how well ev- John Kennealy ’18. “It was really programs. They have bigger teams The teams will travel to Trinity 5-1) in a tight 5-4 match.
Winning the Aloha Relays was eryone performed,” Ory said. “I close between us and Bates, and the and more resources. They’re always College this weekend, with the 2018 The Polar Bears won two
a particularly meaningful victory guess we exceeded our expecta- conditions were not great for it. It the top two, so if we can knock one NESCAC Championship kicking out of the three doubles
for the women’s team this year as tions.’” was really windy, a little bit cold, and or both of them off of their spots off at 9 a.m. matches in order to take a
2-1 lead going into singles

Baseball looks to rebound from Middlebury, beat the Mules


play. On Wednesday,
the team continued its
streak against Bates in
its last regular season
home game, beating the
games. In exact numbers, the Bobcats 5-0. The team
by Harry Jung team has scored 141 runs while
Orient Staff will have its final regular
giving up 154 runs. season matchups against
After losing a non-conference This makes it difficult for the Tufts and Wesleyan this
series against Middlebury this team to qualify for the NESCAC weekend on Saturday and
weekend, the baseball team (11- tournament, which was its goal Sunday respectively.
16, NESCAC 4-5) seeks to win at the start of the season. The
its final three conference games top two teams out of five in each
against Colby (5-18, NESCAC division qualify for the tourna-
1-8) this weekend. ment. This format will change COMING FROM BEHIND:
The Polar Bears currently next season when the top eight The women’s lacrosse
stand in fourth place out of five teams out of ten will qualify for
team (11-4, NESCAC
teams in the NESCAC East divi- the tournament.
6-4) came back after
sion and are tied for sixth overall “There’s just no margin for
trailing 4-5 at halftime in
in the NESCAC. Winning at least error. If you want to make the
order to beat Williams
two games against Colby, ranked tournament, you have win ev-
(6-9, NESCAC 2-8) 10-9
last in NESCAC, will push Bow- ery weekend, you need to sweep
thanks to a goal by Katie
doin’s conference record to the teams and you need to bound COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD/BOWDOIN ATHLETICS Miller ’21 in the final two
0.500 mark, meaning that the teams off,” Billings said. “There
MULES NEXT TO BAT: Austin Zakow ’21 high-fives his teammates. The team recently lost the Middlebury series 0-3. minutes of the game on
team will have won half of its were lots of weekends when
games. things just didn’t go our way. We thers again came back from a 2-4 when we needed to hit,” he con- pitching, hitting and fielding,”
Saturday. The Polar Bears’
Captain Sawyer Billings ’18 is didn’t compete in the middle of deficit by scoring three runs in tinued. “There were some couple said captain Joe Gentile ’18. “I
win streak ended against
hopeful that the team can sweep games or, you know, just a num- the final inning to win with a fi- bounces that didn’t go our way, think we’ve seen that the three Tufts (12-3, NESCAC
the series. ber of factors.” nal score 5-4. In the final game of and I think in baseball when you facets of the game don’t really 8-2) in their last regular
“[Colby] definitely had their The team looks to bounce back the series, the Panthers’ pitching have two teams going at it like line up with each other well. season game on Wednes-
down year, and it would be a from the loss against Middlebury staff shut out Bowdoin’s offense that, pretty evenly matched, it’s So we might hit really well one day, a close match which
statement to win three and ba- (2-4) last weekend. In the first of to secure a 3-0 win. going to come down to timely game but not really have the ended with the Jumbos
sically say, ‘Sure, [the season] the three games, Bowdoin took “It was really tough. I just feel hitting and timely defense. It pitching form to close out a on top 11-10. Despite the
didn’t go the way we wanted— a 0-4 lead after two innings, but like you [have] to show up ready wasn’t our weekend I guess.” game. So, having consistency loss, the women’s lacrosse
but it ended on a high note,’” said Middlebury exploded offensive- to compete all through nine and In order to get back into the in all three facets will lead us team did enough to
Billings. ly and jumped out to a 9-5 lead seven [innings], and then we had win column, the team will be to success against Colby this earn a spot and a home
This season, the Polar Bears after the sixth. The Polar Bears low periods in the middle of the focusing on doing well in all as- weekend.” game in the NESCAC
have failed to sweep any teams. answered back and came back to game that hurt us, but they were pects of the game so that they do The team will travel to take tournament and will host
The baseball team has a negative tie the game in the ninth inning, good battles,” said Billings. “And not repeat the mistakes made in on the Mules on Friday at 4 p.m. Wesleyan at noon on
thirteen run differential, mean- but an RBI single by Middlebury that’s baseball.” the Middlebury series. The final two games of the series Saturday.
ing it has conceded thirteen in the bottom of ninth gave the “Everyone pitched great. “I think when we are at our take place at home on Saturday
more runs than it has scored Panthers a walk-off win. From a hitting standpoint we best we are playing well in and Sunday at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
COMPILED BY ANNA FAUVER
throughout all its conference In the second game, the Pan- hit pretty well, but we didn’t hit all three facets of the game: respectively.
O OPINION
10 Friday, April 27, 2018

Fun in the sun


Marketing conservative counter-
culture: a response to Steve
If you have not experienced it (actually, you’re in the middle of ex-
periencing it), you have probably heard the stories. Drinking games in
class on Thursday and Friday (bad). Students sprinting across Brunswick
Quad with stolen beers, pursued by the rightful owners of said beers (de-

Robinson ’11
pends on the brand of beer). The pretense of an ever-so-classy champagne
brunch to drag you out of bed on Saturday (two thumbs up). Enough
shoving at the front of the Saturday show to trample a small animal to
death (our preemptive condolences to the vertically challenged among
us).
The weekend, though, is about much more than that. Or perhaps, much
less. In the end, Ivies is not one thing but many. It’s about having a good pression).
time and reacquainting ourselves with the ideas of “the outdoors” and For all their
“nice weather.” It’s about spending meaningful time with old friends and
Relevant Politics ridiculing
by Brendan Murtha
meeting new ones. It’s a release valve for the pressure that accumulates of “safe
from everyday academic and personal stressors, and it’s a break from the spaces”
often deadening routine of Bowdoin weeks. Everyone goes about these ac- On Monday, April 16, Steve Rob- and liberal
tivities differently and should feel comfortable continuing to do so, even inson ’11 returned to campus to snowflakes,
on the last weekend in April. give a talk entitled “Conservatism conservative
What we will say, though, is to take advantage of a warm, spring week- and the Liberal Arts: How Bowdoin firebrands like
end in Maine, in whatever way makes you happiest. This probably means Made Me Conservative.” Robinson make
staying out of the library and away from the Brunswick Police Depart- During his time at Bowdoin, Rob- their waves by LS
ICHO
ment. We endorse both of those moves. We also endorse: selfies with inson was outspoken about his con- peddling a narrative B EN
OE
Randy, one drink an hour interspersed with H2O, recovery naps, the rally servative beliefs and penned a regu- of conservative oppression PH
(with or without the boot), jean jackets (but not jean skirts), outfits so lar column in the Orient (similar to and fragility. From warnings of
bad they’re good (are they though?), unironic fun, embarrassing yourself this one) that was well known for its “white genocide” from the Alt-Right
in front of Irene and Connie, questionable class swag and Mohamed Nur. controversial content and audacious to laments of censorship from prin-
So, if you’re replacing your blood with booze this weekend or just out headlines (all of which are archived cipled centrist conservatives, the
here trying to catch a few rays, have a happy Ivies, Bowdoin. on the Orient’s website). During his ingredients for the narrative are all may have shifted around within the
talk, it was clear that Robinson’s af- there. sphere of conservatism-libertarian-
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board,
finity for inflammatory rhetoric has In the conservative movement, ism, but the underlying foundations
which is comprised of Harry DiPrinzio, Dakota Griffin, Calder McHugh and Ian Ward.
not subsided—in addressing a wide this myth has several functions: pol- of his conservative thought were al-
variety of political topics, his hard- icy-wise, it elicits fear, a powerful ready in place. Thus, the title “How
line conservative opinions were pre- motive. If you can convince a ma- Bowdoin Made Me Conservative”
sented with the sneer of superiority jority (in this case, white America) is misleading—a better title may
typical of someone who loves stir- that they’re suffering from some have been “How Bowdoin Made
ring the pot. sort of imagined oppression, you Me a Firebrand.” Maybe there’s an
While the talk was rich in explicit can then manipulate their fear of echo chamber issue on both sides
policy positions worthy of rebuttal, I this oppression for political gain. of the aisle, with people digging in
ESTABLISHED 1871 think it is most useful to push back On the flip side, you can then mar- their heels when faced with oppos-
on the talk’s underlying premise tyr conservatives in predominant- ing arguments. However, to claim
rather than specific points of con- ly liberal communities, like the that liberalism is the “path of least
tention. At its core, this talk was a Bowdoin campus, and hail them as resistance” is absurd, especially
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 marketing pitch for the conservative heroes. In Robinson’s talk, this nar- here at Bowdoin. If you really are
movement, crafted in a way that rative of perceived oppression was committed to liberal/leftist caus-
presented conservatism as a “cool” used to market himself and fellow es—especially as a white student—it
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and and “rebellious” counter-culture to campus conservatives as such mar- will involve confrontation with in-
information relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its the “status quo” of campus leftism. tyrs—brave pioneers pushing back credibly unpleasant truths that will
administrators, the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional While few would deny Bowdoin’s against some sort of institutional- make you uncomfortable. It will in-
journalistic standards in writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open campus is predominantly liberal— ized bias, willing to lose everything volve confronting your own role in
forum for thoughtful and diverse discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College or at least left-leaning—this idea of in pursuit of their cause. He spoke institutionalized power structures
community. conservatism as a brave new “count- of being berated by professors and that are unjust, reflecting on the
er-culture” is incredibly dangerous students alike, spurned by the Col- language you use and the products
to the very values Robinson himself lege president, cut off by friends. At you consume. This is no walk in the
seemed to exalt: diversity of thought, face value, these stories might seem park. When Robinson dismissed
Sarah Drumm Harry DiPrinzio free sharing of ideas, et cetera. to be deterrents to campus conser- such difficulties as the trivial re-
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief In order to market conservatism vatism—but coupled with the rest sults of “skin-deep diversity,” he
as both brave and rebellious, Rob- of his rhetoric, they are merely ex- dismissed the very values he was
inson first had to present conserva- tensions of a marketing strategy in- ardently defending: the free sharing
tives as a repressed demographic of tended to make conservatism “cool.” of thoughts and individual self-bet-
Creative Director Managing Editor News Editor minority status. He did so through After all, in an age where #Resist is terment.
Jenny Ibsen Ellice Lueders Emily Cohen distasteful allegory, frequently al- a medal of wokeness, resistance it- I do not want this to come off as
Calder McHugh luding to his “coming out moment” self becomes glamorized even if it is an attack on conservative students
Surya Milner which then encouraged more “clos- against an imagined enemy. here on campus. I disagree with
Photo Editor Jessica Piper eted” conservatives on campus On the topic of bravery, Robinson your ideas, yes, but I respect your
Sports Editor
Ann Basu to show their true colors in some explicitly referred to liberalism as right to them and encourage open
Anna Fauver
Ezra Sunshine perverse moment of self-empower- the “path of least resistance,” assert- debate. This is instead an attack on
ment. Clearly, equating conserva- ing that liberals arriving on campus the marketing strategy that the con-
Associate Editor tives at Bowdoin with LGBTQ youth won’t really have their ideas chal- servative movement is using to rile
Layout Editor Features Editor in America is ridiculous and insult- lenged in our current climate and you up and a stern rebuttal to Steve
Rachael Allen Alyce McFadden
Emma Bezilla Roither Gonzales ing to the actual discrimination and thus equating conservatism with Robinson in particular. The free
Ian Stewart Dakota Griffin violence the latter faces on a daily Bowdoin’s own mantra of intellec- sharing of ideas is not so free when
Nicholas Mitch basis. Yet the strategy in the com- tual fearlessness. The thing is, Rob- one side is perceived as cooler, more
A&E Editor
Louisa Moore Isabelle Hallé
parison is transparent. The conser- inson himself arrived on campus rebellious or more courageous than
Copy Editor Allison Wei vative movement desperately wants a conservative. Maybe he couldn’t the other. Mr. Robinson, you are
Nell Fitzgerald to be oppressed (ironic considering articulate his positions as well as tainting your own values by perpe-
Shinhee Kang its propagation of legitimate op- he can now and some of his views trating such labels.
Opinion Editor
Rohini Kurup
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Friday, April 27, 2018 OPINION 11

Ten words of wisdom: lessons


learned outside the classroom
gap by speaking our minds
with conviction.
Polar Views 2. If you finish college,
by Osa Fasehun you’ll be able to finish any-
thing. Regardless of the
Instead of waiting until frustrations you might have
junior year of college to go encountered along the way,
abroad, I dared to study in college instills the discipline
France during my junior year to constantly quench your
of high school. During my thirst for knowledge and to
stay, my mother imparted finish what you’ve started. I
me with words of wisdom via don’t know if that’s worth a
email. That “words of wisdom” gazillion dollars—maybe it
series soon became the back- can be done for cheaper. Still, advocate
bone of her parenting style as I college teaches you that you for their
reached young adulthood. For can handle crisis, failure and benefit. Some-
PHOEBE ZIPPER
my last column before gradu- a near overload of commit- day people will see that it
ating from Bowdoin, I have 10 ments and come out stronger. preciative. People’s suffering makes sense.
pieces of wisdom to share with 3. Don’t let your schooling is overwhelming when you 9. “If you have character,
any student who could benefit get in the way of your educa- are helplessly compassionate. What we mil- and they nothing else matters; if you
from them. My time at Bow- tion. A recent Bowdoin grad Heal the world with that rad- lennials have over our never liked don’t have character, nothing
doin has been bittersweet, but shared this gem of wisdom ical empathy. elders in technology litera- you. They else matters,” said Senator
I’ve dedicated much of it to with me. Knowledge acquisi- 5. Intimacy should have cy or “wokeness” is outclassed liked the representation of Angus King when addressing
ensuring that those who come tion and production happen the flavor of love and respect. by their experience and wis- themselves in your views. No the Class of 2021. I was sitting
after me do not have to feel inside and outside the class- Sexual consent that is given dom. A professor, a parent or one is programmed to think with my proctees at the Orien-
the pain or frustrations that I room. Living on campus is like can be withdrawn at any giv- a Bowdoin grad has been in the same way, but people can tation dinner, hoping this idea
faced on campus. My words of “Life 101,” and naturally, it’s en time. Emotional consent, your shoes before, though at a disagree without being dis- would sink in for them. In a
wisdom are the following: easier than in the Real World™. however, is a personal call that different time. Their past can agreeable. Your true friends world where there are leaders
1. Be firm in your beliefs. 4. The Bowdoin Hello involves considering emo- inform our present and future. will probably be outside of the who lack morals and ethics,
Don’t constantly qualify your should be a mantra in life. tional well-being. A hookup 7. Find friends who gen- “conscious” community. this mantra should be self-ex-
statements in the classroom Kindness is underrated in so- should not mean compromis- uinely like you for your per- 8. There is no perfect way planatory.
by saying, “I could be wrong, ciety; people think it equates ing one’s sense of self-worth. sonality or essence, not your to be an ally to those who are 10. These days, to be woke
but… ” Studies have shown to weakness. Compared to 6. Learn from those who politics. In the millennial oppressed. If you make an is to be socially aware of op-
that those with marginalized cruelty or apathy, much more came before you. There’s an world, peers can idolize you error in your efforts to help, pressive structures and conse-
identities (from women, to effort is necessary to be kind, old Nigerian proverb that goes as a social justice icon and apologize and move forward. quently disillusioned with the
people of color, to those of a to give so much of oneself something like, “As much as then disown you as a friend at If your efforts address the real world. To my fellow people of
lower class) tend to lose their without expecting anything in a young person might have a the drop of a hat if you voice sources of oppression and less- color: dare to be woke, mela-
confidence early in childhood. return and to constantly come lot of clothes, they will never an opinion that they disagree en the burden on its victims nated and happy at the same
Let’s bridge that confidence across those who are unap- have as many rags as an adult.” with. These are not friends, in the long run, continue to time.

Continuing the conversation: beyond carbon neutral 2020


Bowdoin then subtracts the re- emission reduction and solar
by Bowdoin Climate Action sulting reductions from its own arrays without mention-
Op-Ed Contributors
emissions. ing communities affected
In a campus-wide email As a wealthy institution, by climate change. It is
last week, President Rose an- this is a worthwhile use of our a disservice to mem-
nounced that the College has financial resources. However, bers of our community
reached carbon neutrality two while the purchase of offsets whose families breathe
years ahead of schedule. Bowdo- and RECs can help to promote air polluted by Shell
in Climate Action is pleased to renewable energy, the logic and Exxon refineries,
hear of the steps the College has of offsets perpetuates the sta- whose water sources are
taken to reduce emissions and tus quo. By purchasing offsets threatened by fracking
reach this goal, and we are ex- and RECs, institutions such as and whose hometowns
cited to engage in conversation Bowdoin can continue emitting went without electricity
around the College’s plan for at the same rate while claiming for weeks following Hurri-
2030. However, we have some “neutrality.” Airline companies, cane Maria. As we continue
concerns about how the Bow- for example, allow passengers to discuss our goals for a more
doin community approaches to purchase offsets to assuage sustainable future, we must also
climate change in conversations the guilt that comes from high talk about climate justice.
across campus. We raise these emission travel. In short, the Through conversations cli- R
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in the hopes that members of offset market enables pollut- about metric tons of emissions mate NY
LAS
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our community will be able to ers and the fossil fuel industry and megawatt hours, we de- change for KA
engage more meaningfully with to continue with business as politicize and greenwash the years to come.
the complex realities of climate usual—the degradation of our climate crisis. As we move to- As we continue to re-
change moving forward. planet and its resources as they wards a new 2030 goal, we must duce our emissions at Bow-
We do not say this to min- place profit over people. stop shying away from conflict doin and around the world, we
imize the important efforts of Our emissions reduction is and controversy and embrace must also address the realities
those who have led this charge essential, but it is only a drop in an intellectually fearless dis- of climate change and incor-
over the past several years. Rath- the bucket in the fight for large- course around the realities of porate an understanding of
er, we think that is necessary to scale climate change mitigation. climate change. Just as Bow- climate justice into our plans
clarify misconceptions around What is of even greater concern doin has taken bold leadership for 2030. We congratulate our
what it means to be “carbon is how we often gloss over the in emission reduction, we urge fellow students and the staff
neutral.” To many, this phrase issues of climate change and cli- the College to speak up on at the Office of Sustainability
may imply that Bowdoin has mate justice. In all of the recent climate justice, too. Critical, who have helped us reach this
reduced its carbon emissions announcements of our recent intersectional analyses are a milestone, and we look forward
by 100 percent. It is important achievement, the term climate hallmark of the Bowdoin ed- to engaging in conversation
to acknowledge, however, that change is rarely used and cli- ucation, and we must extend around what it means to be car-
Bowdoin has only reduced its mate justice is never even men- similar approaches to our dis- bon neutral and how we can be-
emissions by 29 percent, though tioned. Bowdoin must begin to cussions on climate change. It come even bolder climate lead-
this reduction is certainly com- address the effects of climate is our responsibility to engage ers as we look ahead to 2030.
mendable and a significant step change, as well as its anthropo- with the complex intersections This piece represents the views
in the right direction. The re- genic causes, in conversations of race, capitalism, gender and of several members of Bowdoin
maining percentage is account- around emission reduction and the environment. We cannot Climate Action: Sarah Corkum
ed for through the purchase of carbon neutrality. afford to be politically neutral. ’21, Bri Canning ’21, Jillian Gal-
carbon offsets and renewable Climate change is not only Even if the whole world loway ’21, Jesse Dunn ’20, Matt
energy credits (RECs) which a threat to future generations, miraculously stopped emitting Keller ’20, Calvin Soule ’20, Tes-
help fund renewable energy in- but real and happening now. carbon dioxide tomorrow, we sa Epstein ’19, Arnav Patel ’18
frastructure and development. It is disingenuous to discuss would still face the effects of and Jonah Watt ’18.
APRIL/MAY
12 Friday, April 27, 2018

FRIDAY 27
EVENT
Brunswick Apartments BBQ
Pinky D’s Poutine food truck will serve food for the Ivies
celebration at 2 p.m.
Brunswick Apartments. Noon.

LECTURE
“Dostoevsky in the 21st Century”
Kate Holland, professor of Russian literature at the Universi-
ty of Toronto, will draw connections between Russian Artist
Dostoevsky and social consumption today.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 28 ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


YOU’RE THE ONE: Lucian Black ’19 shows his Bowdoin “one” in David Saul Smith Union. BowdoinOne Day is an annual fundraiser during which
students show their Bowdoin pride around campus and plaster it all over various social media platforms. On BowdoinOne Day alumni, students and
EVENT faculty reflect, share and invest in the Bowdoin experience.
Crafts at Howell House
There will be crafts such as decorating a pot, stuffing a bear

TUESDAY 1 THURSDAY 3
and making stress balls at Howell.
Howell House. 1 p.m.

PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE LECTURE


Ivies Concert “Immateriality and Infinity: Measured Words: Computation and
Rapper D.R.A.M. will headline this year’s concert with an
opening act Gingersnap. Students are limited to two guests
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Writing in Renaissance Italy
per person. Guest registration is available at the David Saul Richard Pousette-Dart’s Paintings” Arielle Saiber, professor of romance language and literatures, will
Professor of Mathematics Jennifer Taback, Andrew W. Mel- debut her book “Measured Words: Computation and Writing in
Smith Union Information Desk.
lon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion Anna A. Golovkova and Renaissance Italy” with Aaron Kitch, professor of English.
William Farley Field House. 3:30 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies Peggy Nixon Lounge, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 4:30 p.m.
Wang will discuss the conceptual and spiritual themes of
Richard Pousette-Dart’s paintings from the 1960s and 1970s. PERFORMANCE
Spring Dance Concert
SUNDAY 29
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition
“Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space.” The annual event will feature student performances of original
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 12 p.m. works choreographed by students and faculty. The show will
feature guest choreographer Katy Pyle, who will perform
FILM original work. There will also be performances on Friday and
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story Saturday. Tickets are free and are available at Smith Union or
3 at the door.

WEDNESDAY 2
This documentary will take viewers on the dangerous and
unpredictable process of rescuing an elephant while also Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.
exposing the plight of Asian elephants. The documentary
follows a conservationist’s struggle to bring an elephant 500 PERFORMANCE
miles across Thailand to freedom. EVENT Bowdoin Chorus
Frontier. 3 p.m. Creative Writing Honors Thesis Readings The Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra will
English honor students Alexandra Moreno ’18, Sarah Jane present “Music in Stalin’s Shadow” which features choral
Weill ’18, Rachael Allen ’18, June Lei ’18 and Carly Berlin ’18, pieces that were written during Stalin’s reign.
will read from their creative writing theses. Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY 30
Faculty Room, Massachusetts Hall. 4:30 p.m.
EVENT
PERFORMANCE The Consequences of Shape: Non-uniform
Bowdoin Orchestra Muscle Dynamics in Hollow, Cylindrical
EVENT The Bowdoin College Orchestra will play works from Muscular Organ
Pop-Up Poetry Under the Calder Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, Brahms and others. The Dr. Joe Thompson, professor of biology at Franklin and
Slam poets, Katherine Chi ’19 and Sanura McGill ’20, will concert will feature Hanna Renedo ’18, August Posch ’18, Marshall College, will discuss the result of body shape on the
conclude the “Pop-Up Poetry Under the Calder” series. The Kelvin Guo ’18 and Scout Gregerson ’18. musculoskeletal biomechanics of soft-bodied invertebrates.
series honors National Poetry Month. Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Room 020, Druckenmiller Hall. 4 p.m.
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 12 p.m.

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Are You Satisfied? Ursus Verses Final Jazz Night


Concert

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