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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, January 25, 2019 Volume 148, Number 13 bowdoinorient.com

College offers
first annual MLK
day programming
cused from class if they chose
by Kate Lusignan to observe the holiday. How-
Orient Staff
ever, many students did not
For the first time when the opt out of classes.
holiday fell during the semes- “There wasn’t any real in-
ter, the College did not hold teraction with the actual ideas
classes on Martin Luther King that Martin Luther King pre-
Day. In lieu of beginning the sented and how we’ve either
semester on Monday, students gone astray or maybe we’ve
were encouraged to partici- achieved, some may argue, the
pate in programming that fo- vision of the just society Mar-
cused on the life and legacy of tin Luther King spoke about,”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The said Tess Chakkalakal, Peter
proposal to start the semester M. Small associate professor of
after the holiday was made Africana Studies and English.
by former College President Lack of engagement
Barry Mills in January of 2015 seemed to derive from a com-
and acknowledged by students mon uncertainty of how to
in an open letter to the com- honor Dr. King. Unlike some
munity that called for admin- religious and national holi-
istrative response after bias days, Martin Luther King Day
incidents in 2013 and 2014. does not have universal prac-
2019 was the first year that the tices or traditions associated
policy went into effect—Mar- with the holiday. ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
tin Luther King Day, which is “Columbus Day, there are
observed on the third Monday sales. Presidents Day there are Men’s hockey hopes to crush the Mules this Saturday. PAGE 11.
of January, has fallen a week sales. There is nothing that
before the start of the spring people do to observe those
semester since 2015. days. What is Martin Luther
Although the College or- King Day?” Chakkalakal said.
ganized celebratory program- The lack of nationally rec- Dining is popular, BPD is not. See how your favorite
ming—such as an annual key- ognized traditions resulted
note—prior to 2015, students
often had to choose between
in flexibility to create pro-
gramming without expecta-
campus figures and organizations stacked up in the
such events and class. In tions or boundaries. A small
agreement with the College’s
policy regarding religious
group of administrators, winter edition of the Orient Student Survey. PAGE 9.
holidays, students were ex- Please see MLK DAY, page 5

‘Multitalented and so humble’: Jonathan R. Farmer ’03

Friends remember Zietlow ’22 among Americans killed in Syria
an intrepid outdoorsmen and a looking forward to starting his Department of Defense con- of person that people enjoyed
by Jessica Piper particularly talented rower. Bowdoin rowing career.” by Calder McHugh tractor Scott Wirtz and defense being around and made the ex-
Orient Staff Orient Staff
Doug Welling, head coach Those who knew Henry contractor Ghadir Taher, the perience of being a teammate,
In his first semester at Bow- of the rowing team, recalled knew his smile—the often-pres- Bowdoin graduate and U.S. other three Americans killed a college student, a classmate
doin, Henry Zietlow ’22 took in watching Zietlow, at the time a ent grin that seemed to light up Army Green Beret Jonathan R. in the blast, according to the and a roommate better.”
the lobster bake, studied plant senior in high school, perform a room, or the docks for ear- Farmer ’03 was killed in action Pentagon. Farmer was assigned Professor of History Pat-
ecophysiology and multivari- at the Head of the Charles. In ly-morning rowing practice. in Syria on January 16 along to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special rick Rael, who had Farmer
able calculus and played violin one of the sport’s biggest events, “People will say someone with three other Americans. Forces Group (Airborne) out in his class twice, wrote in an
in the chamber orchestra. He the Minnesotan competed as a was a light, but Henry wasn’t He was 37 years old. of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. email to the Orient, “Jon was
joined the rowing team, where single rower. a light, he was a lighthouse,” The Islamic State took credit He is survived by his wife, his simply one of those people
he quickly became known for “It’s a feat that many never said Stephen Boe ’22, who for the attack in the northern four children and his parents. who, without ever advertising
his contagious smile and his accomplish,” Welling said. “To joined the team at Zietlow’s city of Manbij, which killed 19 He is the first Bowdoin gradu- it or grandstanding, calmly
distinctive headbands. He in- steer that course … requires a urging. “It could be stormy, people in total after a suicide ate to be killed in action after modeled wonderful ideals …
sisted the accessory brought a tremendous level of bravery, a two feet of visibility and 25 bomber detonated an explo- the September 11, 2001 attacks. May his death help us all be
competitive advantage out on little bit of craziness and an in- miles in the distance and you sive vest inside a restaurant. Farmer, who attended the more thoughtful about how
the water. credible amount of skill.” could see the Henry light spin- Three additional Americans Benjamin School in Palm and why we risk American
This week, as Zietlow’s Zietlow quickly became in- ning around, smiling ear to were killed in the bombing, Beach, Florida, is remembered lives overseas.”
friends and classmates returned volved with the rowing team at ear, hair flopping around with representing the largest loss fondly by those at Bowdoin Current Bowdoin students
to Bowdoin, they remembered Bowdoin. The night before his the headband.” of American life to date in the who knew him. walking through Hubbard
not just his idiosyncratic fash- first regatta, he and first-year The distinctive headband conflict against the Islamic A member and captain of Hall’s second floor may no-
ion choices, but his work ethic, teammate Ben Ross slept in gave Zietlow “free speed,” his State in Syria. It occurred just the men’s basketball team, tice that outside of DeAlva
humility and kindness. Zietlow the common room of a third teammates joked. The style weeks after President Donald Farmer was the recipient of Stanwood Alexander Profes-
died in a car accident in Wis- teammate, Matt Donnelly. The caught on—the first year Trump announced plans to the William J. Fraser Trophy, sor of Government Christian
consin on January 14. trio had to get up very early, but knighted teammates with their withdraw troops from the re- which is given to the player Potholm’s office, space is ded-
Coaches, teammates and Zietlow didn’t mind. own hair accessories before gion, arguing on Twitter that “who best exemplifies the icated to celebrating recent
friends say the first year excelled “We took a selfie at 3 a.m.,” a regatta. To Welling and his ISIS had been defeated there. spirit of Bowdoin basketball.” Bowdoin graduates who have
in many disciplines, though he Matt Donnelly said. “Ben and I teammates, moments like that Trump was on hand at Do- “If you passed him, he’d volunteered to risk their lives
rarely spoke of his own accom- are kind of tired, scratching our one exemplified Zietlow’s ability ver Air Force Base as Farmer’s have a big smile and a big in America’s wars. Photos of
plishments and consistently put heads, and Henry is just beam- to match discipline and intensi- remains were returned to U.S. hello for everyone,” said Head former Bowdoin students in
others before himself. Raised in ing ear to ear with his charac- soil, along with those of Chief Coach of the men’s basketball
St. Paul, Minnesota, Zietlow was teristic smile because he was so Please see HENRY, page 4 Petty Officer Shannon Kent, team Tim Gilbride. “The kind Please see JONATHAN, page 4

The College submitted a comment critiquing Co-directors Anne and Frank Goodyear Newly hired Head Football Coach B.J. A new exhibit highlights the connection Lorenzo Meigs ’21 explains why Elizabeth
proposed Title IX changes. Page 4. transform the art museum. Page 5. Hammer promises change. Page 9. between art and the environment. Page 10. Warren is the president America needs. Page 15.
2 Friday, January 25, 2019

1/8 to 1/24 STUDENT SPEAK:
What inanimate object do you wish you could
Tuesday, January 8
• A staff member at Watson Arena reported that an
unidentified woman gained access to unauthorized
Sunday, January 20
• There was a smoke alarm activation in a second floor
room in Moore Hall.
eliminate from existence?
areas in the building on the morning of January 3. The • A student reported accidentally damaging a fire
woman is suspected of stealing a coat from the men’s
hockey team locker room. The matter remains under
alarm pull station at Stowe Hall. Eric Hall ’20
investigation. Monday,
January 21
Thursday, • A security of-
January 10 ficer on patrol
• A campus visi- encountered a
tor was transport- suspicious man
ed to Mid Coast driving on cam-
Hospital after slip- pus at 4 a.m. The
ping and falling officer ques-
on a walkway and tioned the man Lily Johnston ’20
injuring a knee. about his pres-

ence on campus,
and the man left
“Carbon dioxide from the
January 13
• A female stu-
the area.
• Brunswick po-
atmosphere.” (ES/EOS Coordinate
dent reported be-
ing the victim of
lice and security
aided a student
sexual harassment who was report-
via social media. ed to be in emo-
The matter was tional distress.
reported to the Sophie Sadovnikoff ’19
Brunswick police. Tuesday,
• A criminal tres- January 22 “Juuls.”
pass warning was • A staff mem-
served to a man ber reported
who has made damage to a
several unwanted HOLS wood audio-vi-
visits to campus PHOE sual equipment
offices. cabinet in the
Shannon Room
Wednesday, SHONA ORTIZ at Hubbard Hall.
January 16 Jackson Harrower ’20
• A security officer responded to the Roux Center for Thursday, January 24
the Environment after a report of a dispute between • A burst basement water pipe at the Children’s Center “Smirnoff Ice.”
contractors. activated a fire alarm.
• A delivery truck backed into an employee’s parked
Saturday, January 19 car near the Smith Union loading dock, causing dam-
• A visiting track and field athlete with a broken ankle age to the car.
was transported from Farley Field House to Mid Coast • A student injured a knee during a dance class and
Hospital. was escorted to the health center.

Investigating alcohol trends at liberal art colleges

by Diego Lasarte and 1. Lighthouse Deli their proctor’s door by 9. Red Brick house pipes douse their apartment in
Nell Fitzgerald bans anyone wearing the end of Orientation somehow contain trace vodka and burn it to the
Orient Staff basketball, sailing or week. amounts of tequila. ground so that mainte-
soccer apparel from nance will finally address
In light of an explosive buying Natty Light at 5. Baxter house buys 10. Members of Harp- their work orders.
Portland Press Herald their establishment. three kegs for every swell Apartments plan to
report on Fireball party. No one cares.
Whisky passing Allen’s 2. Roughly 60 percent
Coffee Flavored Brandy of the Peucinian society’s 6. Bowdoin security
as Maine’s best-selling budget is spent on fine, heads up a black market
alcohol, shocking aged whiskey, while the known for selling
Mainers everywhere, school’s leftist reading confiscated fake IDs.
the Orient checked in group embezzles from
on some of the latter the school to buy craft 7. Clayton Rose is think-
brand’s most loyal beer and hard cider. ing of changing his
customers. name to Clayton Rosé.
3. At the start of every
But when the Frisbee semester, frisbee players 8. You know those out-
team declined to Venmo request $60 from ing club trips no one
comment, we decided first years for beer and signs up for? The trip
instead to investigate make a 212 percent profit. leaders just go to the
drinking trends on woods and make moon-
campus ourselves. This 4. Fifty-seven percent of shine while howling at
is what we found: first years throw up on the moon. SOPHIE WASHINGTON
Friday, January 25, 2019 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF Harpswell Apartments to be torn



As the government shutdown drags on for more than a
down, new housing on schedule
month, it has begun to affect scientific research on campus,
already forcing some faculty and students to adjust their plans.
“The shutdown has definitely affected my ability to do col-
laborative projects,” said Patsy Dickinson, Josiah Little profes-
sor of natural sciences. “The other potential impact for a lot of
faculty is that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is shut
down. I have a proposal that was submitted last fall, and I was
expecting an answer by early March. But now I suspect that
notification will be delayed.”
Dickinson’s research plans were heavily affected over break,
as she and two Bowdoin students flew to Arizona only to dis-
cover that the research lab where they planned to study lobsters
was closed due to the shutdown. She and the students expected
to conduct molecular biology and receptor research, but the
shutdown forced them to simply conduct some data analysis.
“It wasn’t completely wasted time. We got a lot done,” said
Dickinson. “But we could have gotten just as much done here
and not have to sit on a plane. It was very frustrating.”
Dickinson currently doesn’t expect the shutdown to have a
noticeable impact on on-campus research during the summer,
but notes that the shutdown has already affected job and in-
ternship prospects for current students. The government shut-
down has closed the NSF and NASA, meaning that students
cannot currently apply to those agencies.


Bowdoin received a record-high 9,300 applications for the MOVING RIGHT ALONG: The replacement of Harpswell Apartments with new apartment-style housing is the latest in a series of construction projects designed to enhance
class of 2023, exceeding the previous high of 9,047 applicants Bowdoin’s options for upperclass housing. A new policy, enacted simultaneously, will further limit the number of students who can live off campus.
from last year. The College also experienced a slight decrease
in high school representation, which dropped from 4,383 for the College to avoid hav- upperclassmen on campus, ferent students in all parts of
schools to approximately 4,200. by Diego Lasarte ing empty beds in college increasing the capacity of the the process.
Orient Staff
“It’s always exciting to read applications even though there housing. Harpswell complex from 48 “We’ve been trying to do
is a mountain of them,” said Whitney Soule, dean of admis- According to Dean of Stu- “Is it in the College’s finan- students to 132. some crowdsourcing with [the
sions and financial aid. “It is an absolute privilege to read what dent Affairs Tim Foster, new cial interest to have lots of stu- Current residents of Harp- design]. We’re talking about
is sent in. This group of 9,300 is spectacular, and if we had Harpswell Apartments are dents living off-campus? Not swell agree that it is time for something that’s going to be
more room we would admit more people ... [Our applicants] expected to open in the fall when you have available beds renovations. Cecile Roche ’20 here for 50 years, [so] we want
give me hope about what this generation is and what it has to of 2020 in conjunction with on campus, it’s not,” Foster said. says that while she loves the to get it right,” he said.
offer.” a new policy that will bar ju- According to Foster, the “relaxed and comfortable vibe,” When asked if other
While it is difficult for the Office of Admissions to know niors from living off campus Off Campus and Upperclass she has many problems with the on-campus housing would
exactly what causes more students to apply in any given year, and will allow only one-quar- Housing Working Group con- infrastructure of the housing. be closed due to the increase
Soule attributes this year’s growth to recruiting on the part of ter of the senior class to live cluded that students were less “[The apartment] is falling in housing that Harpswell,
Bowdoin’s staff. off-campus. This policy, which interested in living off campus apart. My ceiling literally fell Boody-Johnson and Park Row
“We want to make sure we establish ourselves in areas where will impact the current first- than they were in higher qual- down in my bedroom the oth- would cause, Foster noted that
the population is growing,” Soule said. “The applicant pool year and sophomore classes, is ity housing on campus, noting er day,” Roche said. changes were imminent but
increased geographically in the South, Southwest and West, part of a larger pattern of the that the vast majority of up- Roche added that while she declined to share any specifics.
which are areas that have been shifting demographically.” College gradually decreasing perclassmen who live off cam- thought about living off cam- Foster also emphasized
The College received applications from 49 U.S. states (miss- the number of students al- pus live within walking dis- pus this year, she chose to live that the new apartments
ing North Dakota), Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the Mar- lowed to live off campus. tance and only seven current on campus because she wanted would comply with the Col-
iana Islands and Guam. Applications also arrived from 143 Currently, the off-campus Bowdoin students are not, at the experience of Harpswell. lege’s dedication to sustain-
different countries. housing policy states that 185 least partly, on the meal plan. However, she does wish the ability, stressing that the con-
“It’s just making sure we’re mindful about promoting Bow- juniors and seniors may live In a December 12 email to housing was more modern. struction process would aim
doin and explaining Bowdoin just about everywhere,” said off campus. The policy will students and faculty, Foster pro- Foster agreed that the infra- to preserve the trees around
Soule. change to 150 students for the vided an update on the prog- structure is out of date, saying Harpswell and that the new
For the binding early decision rounds (EDI and EDII), the 2019-2020 academic year as ress of the Park Row and Boo- that it was a driving reason be- building would help decrease
College tallied nearly 1,000 combined applicants. In the past, the administration eases into dy-Johnson housing projects hind the decision to renovate. the College’s carbon footprint.
Bowdoin has taken slightly less than half of its incoming class the final version of the policy and announced major renova- “It is clear we haven’t in- “We’re thinking of this,
in the early decision rounds. EDI applicants were notified of that will be implemented in tions to Harpswell Apartments. vested in upper-class hous- first of all, as a community in
their admissions decisions in December, and EDII applicants the fall of 2020. The plan details the re- ing,” he said. “It wasn’t a sur- the woods,” Foster said. “So
and regular decision applicants will receive their decisions in This policy change brings placement of the current prise for me that people were we’re trying to preserve as
mid-February and early April, respectively. Bowdoin in closer alignment Harpswell Apartments with voting with their feet and liv- many of these 100-foot pines
Other NESCAC schools, such as Middlebury, also experi- with other NESCAC colleges, three new suite-style apart- ing off campus, because, quite as we can.”
enced an uptick in applications. Middlebury received a total all of which, with the excep- ment buildings, outfitted with honestly, they could get better More information about
of 9,750 applications for the class of 2023, an increase of 5.6 tion of Tufts, have similar private bedrooms, bathrooms housing by doing so.” the Harpswell Apartment
percent over its record of 9,230 for the class of 2022. regulations. and kitchens. According to The College has included renovations, as well as the
“I think that as a collection of schools [the NESCACs], Foster said the policy Foster, the project is part of students in the renovation construction of the Park Row
we’ve been really mindful [that] the population is changing changes are aimed at keeping an ongoing attempt to create process with the Harpswell and Boody-Johnson housing
and the idea of a small liberal arts college is less familiar to students close to and involved a more “independent living Committee, which includes projects, will be released in
some students,” said Soule. “We have been good about getting in the Bowdoin communi- experience” for students. one former and four current the spring. Foster said any
out there and explaining the meaning of a liberal arts educa- ty. Foster also admitted that Notably, the renovation students. Foster stressed the questions can be directed to
tion and that it is affordable.” there is a financial incentive will open up more beds for importance of including dif- the Office of Residential Life.

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4 NEWS Friday, January 25, 2019

College asks the Department of Education CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

ty with laughter and fun.

letic or musical achievement,
those who knew Zietlow fo-
cused on his selfless nature.
Though many of his friends

to reconsider proposed Title IX changes “He was on the crew team for described him as initially quiet,
a semester, and he changed it so he was quick to open up and to
much,” said Jake Readinger ’20. help out a friend.
Though his rowing accom- Mike Donnelly ’20 recalled
Bowdoin’s comments on tutions if the proposed chang- er who, after determining rel- plishments were immense—he asking Zietlow’s help in or-
by Lucie Nolden the proposed changes high- es were to take effect, says the evant questions, would pose qualified for junior nationals ganizing a surprise birthday
Orient Staff
light a wide range of “serious report, requesting that the those questions to another as a senior in high school and party for two other members
In response to a proposal concerns,” stating the ad- Department of Education “re- party or witness.” rowed a marathon on a rowing of the rowing team. Zietlow
by the U.S. Department of ministration’s belief that the consider the requirement to Scott explained that such machine over Winter Break— gladly obliged—and neglected
Education to alter regulations rules “do not provide a fun- provide an advisor to perform a process would be far more Zietlow’s talents extended well to mention that the party date
regarding the implementation damentally fair process, nor cross-examination if a party sensitive to both parties. She beyond the sport. happened to fall on his own
of Title IX, the Bowdoin ad- do they assist institutions in does not have one.” is working on articulating her “One day I saw him across eighteenth birthday.
ministration submitted its effectively confronting sexual According to the com- own comments on the pro- the quad, carrying like a case … “He was so humble, it nev-
comments to the federal gov- misconduct.” The complete ments, such a requirement— posal, which must conform to and then I learned that he was er came up to him to tell my
ernment on January 14. document of comments, which essentially asks that a strict format as mandated by in the orchestra, and he never brother, ‘hey, just so you know,
The Department of Educa- stretching over eight pages, institutions retain a staff the Department of Education. would have it’s also my
tion is accepting comments was the result of work on of professionals with legal Maxx Byron ’19, who is told me that,” birthday,’” said
until Monday, January 28, the part of Director of Gen- training to act as attorneys in charge of the sex project, Matt Donnel- Matt Donnelly.
which marks the end of a der Violence Prevention and for both parties during a live voiced similar unease. ly said. “And “He was plan-
60-day comment period. The Education Benje Douglas, trial—would impose an un- “The cross-examination, then we were ning a surprise
agency is required to review Dean of Student Affairs Tim due burden upon colleges and especially, seems heinous. I talking about party for two
all submitted comments and Foster, Dean of Students Janet universities. can’t imagine having to go courses … and other people
may amend the proposal or Lohmann and Assistant Dean Students are welcome to through that,” Byron said. he mentioned and never said
terminate the rule-making for Community Standards write and submit their own He explained that the inves- the names of anything about
process depending on com- Kate O’Grady. comments to the Department tigative and judicial process his courses and it being his own
ments, data and expert opin- The report dedicates three of Education. Some have ex- should be sensitive to the it was things birthday.”
ions. If the proposed rule pages to the predicted “chill- pressed concerns similar to needs of students who may that I haven’t His team-
goes into effect without major ing” effect of the proposed those mentioned in Bowdoin’s already be facing emotional even taken the mates, howev-
changes, Bowdoin and other rules. The authors of the doc- comments, particularly about trauma due to harassment or prereqs of the er, eventually
colleges may have to signifi- ument cite concerns that the the potential minimization of an assault. “It should be … prereqs of. So caught onto
cantly amend their handling prospects of facing a live trial reporting. a smooth, comfortable pro- now I know he’s the special day,
of sexual misconduct cases. would almost certainly deter “[A person bringing a com- cess—as comfortable as it can athletic, nice, COURTESY OF MIKE DONNELLY and planned a
The new regulations had students from reporting a plaint] could be questioned be.” humble, musi- Zietlow was a talented rower whose surprise for Zi-
been proposed two months case of sexual misconduct. by an attorney from the other Byron thinks that many cally inclined teammates cherished him for his etlow, too.
earlier and amended require- According to the College’s side, who can attack every- Bowdoin students are con- and a genius. positive energy and contagious spirit. “Everyone
ments for the processes by response, the comments thing up to a person’s credi- cerned about the proposed He’s just so said ‘surprise’
which colleges and universi- contended that the proposed bility,” said Jenna Scott ’19, a changes. multi-talented and so humble when he walked in and it caught
ties respond to sexual miscon- new definition of actionable leader of fEMPOWER and one “The Brett Kavanaugh about every single one of them.” him so off guard,” Mike Don-
duct allegations. The changes sexual harassment, as well as of the students who met with walkout was, in my four years, Prithvi Gunturu ’22 met nelly said. “I was shocked, be-
Douglas about Bowdoin’s re- the largest protest Bowdo- Zietlow in Gibson Hall, where cause I thought he would expect
Hopefully the Department of Education will sponse to the proposed rules. in has done, and a lot of my both were auditioning for the it. But he just smiled the whole
“My concern would be that we professors have said the very Bowdoin Orchestra. Both vi- time.”
look at [the comment] ... I just hope that
would get less reporting from same thing,” he said, noting olinists made it, and Gunturu While Zietlow won’t be in
someone is actually going to listen. having that in the rules.” that the current class of first was impressed with Zietlow’s the boathouse or the recital hall,
- Jenna Scott ’19 Scott commended the years seems to be particularly skill. friends and teammates will find
authors of Bowdoin’s com- inspired. “I could always hear him there ways to remember him.
ments for their hard work Scott is cautiously optimis- from behind me,” Gunturu said. “I hope more people start
to the rules, which purport to the decreased protections of and commitment to fairness. tic that the Department of “He was really good. He rarely wearing headbands. I think
ensure “due process protec- complainant confidentiality, She particularly praised the Education will consider the ever missed a note.” you’re going to a see a lot more
tions” for students accused of would “dramatically mini- College’s proposed solution comments submitted by Bow- In the classroom, Zietlow of them,” Boe said.
sexual assault or harassment, mize the reporting of instanc- in lieu of the requirement doin and similar institutions. had a variety of interests, taking Ry Hills, assistant coach of
include an increased standard es of sexual harassment and for cross-examination, which “Bowdoin has really good classes in art history, mathemat- the rowing team, noted that
of proof to find a student re- other sexual misconduct that she took issue with. The Col- name recognition and so ics, history and biology. As a ju- she, like many others, was lucky
sponsible and significantly occur on campuses through- lege suggested that instead of hopefully the Department nior in high school, he had won to have met Zietlow in the first
amend the requirements for out the country.” cross-examination during a of Education will look at the Seagate Emerging Scientist place.
sexual harassment investiga- An increased financial live trial, parties should “sub- that,” she said. “I just hope Award at the Minnesota State “I feel grateful when I say, we
tory and judicial processes burden and liability would be mit written questions to an that someone is actually go- Science and Engineering Fair, got him for a month, we got him
conducted by institutions. incurred by educational insti- investigator or decision-mak- ing to listen.” according to his high school for a semester.”
newspaper. A memorial service for Zi-
“Look at someone who is just etlow will be held on Saturday,
as excited about Brazil as they February 2 at 11 a.m. in Kan-

IT to replace cable with Xfinity on Bowdoin are about calculus,” said Elise bar Auditorium, Studzinski
Hocking ’22. “He was just ex- Recital Hall, with a reception to
tremely brilliant.” follow in Main Lounge, Moul-

students’ TVs, laptops and phones Beyond his academic, ath- ton Union.

campuses. been necessary spending to how much user engagement

FARMER of them. It puts it in very sharp
relief that someone is paying
by Andrew Bastone CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
“The channels that have update the current equipment. will change. Blanc guessed the that price.”
Orient Staff
been important to folks, large- “With the Xfinity sys- new system will attract more full combat gear in Iraq and Farmer did not return to
Bowdoin’s overhaul of its ly around certain sports chan- tem there are a pair of fibers users. Citing the popularity Afghanistan, among other Bowdoin often after his grad-
cable television service will nels, are part of the new pack- that come and plug into our of streaming services such as places, dot the wall. As Pot- uation as he served 10 tours
now allow students to stream age,” Blanc explained. “With equipment, and that’s the only Netflix and Hulu on comput- holm sees it, overseas, but
and watch live TV on smart- Xfinity you’ll be able to watch equipment we have to main- ers and mobile devices, he this wall is ded- he had a love
phones and laptops. In an TV on your device wherever tain,” Blanc said. imagined students might take icated to Bow- for the place.
email to students on Decem- you want, and there’s a full He admitted, however, that advantage of the service when doin students He last corre-
ber 21, Information Technol- DVR system as well so you can the switch will not save much they can’t get back to their who have de- sponded with
ogy announced that students record shows and watch them money in the long term. room to use their own televi- cided to serve Gilbride in
can access the new service, later.” “I expect largely a wash sion. the Common 2016, when
provided by Xfinity, through Additionally, keeping the because the bulk of TV cost Many students expressed Good in a way he told him
a Roku streaming player, a current cable TV system is actually in the content, and excitement about the opportu- different than that he could
Roku compatible television, or would have required costly you’re paying for the content nities presented by the Xfinity most. A pho- not wait to
a personal electronic device. maintenance. no matter who the provider service. to of Farmer, find the time
The Information Technolo- “We’re in a comfortable is,” Blanc said. “The main dif- “I’m excited about it be- whom Potholm to return to
gy department has a limited spot for having a service that’s ference is with Xfinity there is cause it means me and my did not know campus for
number of Rokus available for going to be reliable and work,” no capital outlay.” roommate get to watch the personally, is a Gilbride to
loan to students. Blanc said. The current TV cables in Celtics on NBC Sports Net- recent addition. meet his chil-
According to Steve Blanc, The Xfinity system will College housing will be turned work,” said Jacob Rose ’21. “There’s COURTESY OF BOWDOIN BUGLE
associate chief information require significantly less off on March 1, and the cables “I’m excited to have some that adage that The men’s
officer, the College has been hardware than its predeces- themselves will be removed premium channels like TBS freedom is not Farmer was captain of the men’s basketball
considering the change for the sor. Bowdoin currently has a over the summer. The Xfinity with good content,” said Ar- free,” said Pot- basketball team his senior year. He team will
served 10 tours of duty overseas.
past five or six years. The Col- room of equipment, located system will feature a similar man Kothari ’22. “The Roku holm. “So we’re have a mo-
lege only decided to make the in Sills Hall, for the current number of channels, but will definitely makes it easier be- fortunate that we have people ment of silence in honor of
switch now after ascertaining cable system. The new system provide more high definition cause all I have to do is down- from Bowdoin who are willing Farmer at their next home
that the technology is ready is cost-effective, Blanc said, as (HD) channels. load an app and I can watch to serve, but it’s always very, game against Middlebury at 7
and has worked well on other it prevents what would have While it is unclear exactly right away.” very tragic when we lose one p.m. on February 1.
Friday, January 25, 2019 NEWS 5


comprised of members from

the Dean of Students Office,
Hawthorne-Longfellow Li-
brary, the Office of Student
Affairs and the Joseph McK-
een Center for the Common
Good, planned the program-
ming. The group found a
balance between community
and individual engagement.
Public events included the
projection of Dr. King’s
“I Have a Dream” speech
during lunch in Thorne Hall
and film screenings in Haw-
thorne-Longfellow Library.
Private events included spe-
cial classes.
President Clayton Rose
called on faculty to teach
classes related to Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. Rose himself de-
cided to teach a class that en-
gaged with Dr. King’s “Letter
from Birmingham Jail” which
led to an open invitation to
all faculty members to lead
a class that engaged with Dr.
King’s work.
Students were invited to
pre-register for five spe-
cial classes via email, which
were offered by faculty of
different disciplines. Topics
ranged from examining Af- COURTESY OF NICOLE TJIN A DIJE
rican-American art co-led by REMEMBERING DR. KING: Students joined President Clayton Rose in a special class to examine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” In previous years, classes had been in
Assistant Professor of Art His- session whenever the holiday fell on a day of class during the academic year. This year, the College allowed students to devote the day to learning about Dr. King.
tory Dana Byrd and Kinaya
Hassane ’19 to a discussion inability to make it to campus. “It’s interesting that col- A focus of the day was the video produced by the College throughout Monday’s events.
of Shelby Steele’s 1990 book, The College’s prioritization leges have taken on the role personal tie between King and shard with students in an “It was pretty interesting
“The Content of Our Charac- of diverse programming for to help society as a whole and Bowdoin. The civil rights email from Rose on Saturday. how our discussion came to
ter: A New Vision of Race in Martin Luther King Day aligns determine what it is on this leader’s visit in 1964 has had “[I had] the idea of linking how [Dr. King’s letter from
America” led by Chakkalakal. with a nationwide trend, when holiday. I think that is a good a profound effect on Bowdo- the generations of Bowdoin Birmingham Jail] is import-
Some of the scheduled colleges have taken a lead on de- job for intellectuals,” Chakka- in alumni and students. After students, students who were ant because it is amazing
classes were affected by Win- fining what the holiday means lakal said. an invitation from a student here then and the students that rhetoric and he’s an amazing
ter Storm Harper, which hit for students and the public. “You don’t really think group on campus, King spoke are here now and understand person, but also because it has
New England on Sunday and Every NESCAC has sponsored about how this is a day to to more than 1,000 students, the commonality of the points such relevance,” said Brooke
affected travel plans. One programs that address the life reflect and think about this faculty and community mem- of view,” Rose said of his con- Vahos ’21. “A lot of what he
class was cancelled, anoth- and legacy of Dr. King. The history, especially in this his- bers in the First Parish Church ceptualization of the video. was saying relates to current
er was postponed and other programs range from keynote torical moment with what is and then facilitated a small The video’s theme of con- issues in the United States.”
classes were smaller than ex- addresses to multi-day, themed happening racially with our group discussion. The events nection and honoring Dr. Rohini Kurup contributed
pected due to some students’ programming. country,” Hassane said. were recounted by alumni in a King was evident on campus to this report.

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6 Friday, January 25, 2019

Many nights at the Museum: Goodyears spark innovation
will allow for the public to take
by Emma Sorkin full advantage of the museum’s
Orient Staff
resources through online edi-
While the Bowdoin College tions of its physical collections
Museum of Art (BCMA) is and exhibitions. In 2014, As-
well-known for its extensive and sistant Professor of Art History
unique collections, much of the Dana Byrd coordinated a digital
space’s success and innovation is exhibition with the museum
due to its employees. Anne and entitled “Fifty Years Later.” This
Frank Goodyear, co-directors digital exhibition, which reex-
of the BCMA since 2014, have amined the 1964 exhibition in
played a significant role in facili- the Bowdoin Museum called
tating the museum’s growth and “The Portrayal of the Negro in
creative aspirations. American Painting,” serves as a
Frank and Anne Goodyear, model for the type of exhibit the
after leaving curatorial jobs at initiative seeks to promote.
the Smithsonian Institute in The 1964 exhibition ran
the District of Columbia, trav- longer than it was slated and
eled to Bowdoin with a strate- attracted many notable visitors,
gic five-year plan to introduce including Martin Luther King
more experimentation and Jr., in 1964. Byrd’s exhibition was
dynamism into the museum’s noteworthy in that it brought to
offerings and exhibitions while light this transformative aspect of
creating avenues for students the museum, as well as marked a
and staff to engage with the new type of collaboration.
collection. “This electronic exhibition
To this end, the duo is pre- which, was actually done during
paring a new fiscal plan which the first full year of our tenure, ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
will launch in July of 2019. was a collaboration between the
CURATING CREATIVITY: Frank and Anne Goodyear spend more time together than other couples. As the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s co-directors,
“We’re looking very assidu- art history department, digital they have planned and cultivated a much anticipated transformation of the museum, encouraging new and innovative exhibitions and interactions.
ously at how core activities that and computational studies, and
define the museum align with the museum,” Anne said. place next month. thing extremely innovative and “We have an opportunity to shows that will not only appeal
some of the major goals of the A program was scheduled for “It really fits in with a larger springboard off of that to create draw on historic resources, such to students and faculty and be a
College at large,” Anne said. Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. set of priorities that Frank and I a lasting resource.” as those that are highlighted in resource in learning and teach-
“[These include] fostering in- day, in which the community have for the museum which is to Since their arrival, the cou- this exhibition, as well as on ing, but also appeal to the wider
novative teaching and learning, would have a space to gather really understand the museum ple has also focused on how contemporary responses by cre- public.
being part of an institution and and discuss the exhibition that as a place where collaboration they can nurture creative and ative artists,” Anne said. “The Museum is an education
dedicating ourselves to develop- Dr. King saw, Byrd’s 2014 exhi- across campus can flourish,” independent thinking among When choosing exhibitions, resource for the campus and
ing an inclusive community that bition and the implications this Anne said. Part of the exciting the student body and the com- the co-directors sit on a cura- for the community,” Frank said.
values access for everyone and art has on society in the past, achievement of this exhibition munity at large. For Anne, be- torial committee that reviews “Anything that we can do to facil-
prizes the extraordinary diversi- present and future. While the was precisely that it gave us an ing in the Bowdoin museum proposals from students, facul- itate connections with the collec-
ty of the student body.” program had to be rescheduled opportunity to use a show that, provides her with an environ- ty, curators and the community tions here is something that we’re
One of the new initiatives due to weather, it will likely take now 55 years later, did some- ment to do so. beyond the campus to choose aspiring to do.”

A faithful recipe: cooking, conversation and comaraderie

Though our food wasn’t any let go of Venmo culture and
by Eliana Miller and Sophie better than that of Moulton or its refrains of “I owe you this”
Friedman Thorne, cooking together, in a and “You owe me that.” As
Features Contributors
home, made these meals feel lonely juniors, out of the reach
Although dating culture is different. We quickly grew to of ResLife’s social engineer-
dead at Bowdoin, food cul- love this tradition, looking ing and with half of our class
ture is immortal. By the time forward to Friday nights and studying abroad, we welcomed
students graduate, they have honoring them as almost sa- all new social interaction, in-
attended four Lobster Bakes, cred. Sitting down at a dinner viting others to join on Friday sion in the
eaten 256 Bowdoin Brunches table is similar to buckling into nights. The size of our dinners kitchen. To call
and drained 150 PolarPoints a roller coaster. You committed expanded, as we were excit- our food art feels
far too quickly each semester. earlier, waited your turn and ed to extend a more personal disingenuous, but
Thanks to the fantastic Bow- now you’re locked in for the “You should come for dinner!” we can liken it to
doin Dining staff, we’ve feasted ride. Drinks first, then din- rather than the hackneyed a sort of artistic
on goat cheese paninis, seafood ner, dessert to follow and then “Let’s grab a meal!” This ethos pursuit. Think tod-

scampi and pumpkin chocolate dishes; four D’s that can take allowed us to make new friends dler and stick figures

chip muffins, while our peers about two and a half hours. during a time at Bowdoin that’s rather than Monet and

at other colleges, as Malcolm The formality and ritual of often considered isolating. water lilies. Grapefruits
Gladwell is quick to mention, sharing a home-cooked meal Upon taking the first bite gently skinned to maintain
either suffer through four years brings intimate conversation. of each meal, we’d all blurt out their form, pears patiently
of greasy pizza or abandon Sometimes these conversations almost excessive compliments: browned to achieve the perfect
meal plans and school dining turned outward. As students “best thing I’ve ever eaten!” or caramelization, queso deftly brings com-
hall culture entirely. of varying disciplines and “It’s all in the texture—you’ve sprinkled to allow the proper fort. Like
This past semester, we ate now unburdened by the time done it. You’ve done it again!” carne-to-queso ratio and mu- Proust and
most of our meals in Moulton constraints of a class, we con- Our ridiculous ethos of con- sic, soft during dinner, cranked the madeleine,
or Thorne, but, along with sidered whether it was possible gratulations (and self-congrat- up once we got started on dish- certain flavors
four other friends, decided to to separate artists from their ulation) lent the sensation that es. In the words of our hero, will always taste like
designate each Friday night to work, discussing Kanye, #Me- we’d finally created something Julia Child, “In [Pine Apart- home.
a home-cooked meal. We six Too and Woody Allen. Oth- with our own two hands. As an ments], cooking is a serious art Having spent a lot of time
chefs operated on a rotation, er times these conversations institution of higher education, form and a national sport.” thinking about what food
each cooking about two meals turned inward. Friends shared Bowdoin prioritizes pursuits Lastly, much like the bing means to us, going forward
over the course of the semester. vulnerabilities, bringing up of the mind over those of the of the Student Digest soaring with this column we aim to ex-
The chef of the week chose rec- topics generally hushed else- body. We spend our weeks into inboxes across campus at plore what food means to oth- lem, will dig into a new cuisine.
ipes, picked up groceries and where on campus. And many constantly reading, writing exactly 11:11 a.m. every day, ers. We will both cook meals Meanwhile, Eliana will indulge
spent an afternoon basking nights we sat around the table and analyzing; it’s easy to over- cooking offers us all consis- with new friends and chefs, in the best of Bowdoin Dining,
in sheer domestic bliss. Come laughing at dramatized ac- look opportunities to build tency. No matter what happens interview people for whom both of us exploring how food
dinner time, we sat around our counts of weekday happenings. or create. Cooking, though a during the week in Reed House food and food production is shapes culture and community.
creaky, wooden kitchen table We were all at the mercy of the daily task for many, offers one basement or the Oval Office, a central part of their lives Because food is one of those
in Pine Apartments and shared ride. of those rare opportunities for the mushrooms will always and learn about community few things that we all have in
a home-cooked meal, unusual- The spirit of hospitality was Bowdoin students. brown goddamnit. The routine, food practices and food-re- common, here begins our jour-
ly pleased not to be sitting in a central to these dinners. Our After an analytical week, we the reliability, the simplicity of lated religious rituals. Sophie, ney studying The Common
dining hall. weekly rotation allowed us to all welcomed creative expres- returning to a faithful recipe studying abroad in Jerusa- Food (kämәn fōod).
Friday, January 25, 2019 FEATURES 7

Talk of the Quad

by fear-mongering leaders. tears in the supermarket. I’m I listened in the dark-
If nothing else, remember to so proud of you. I admire and ness between Hyde and
look out for the people around love and cherish who you are Appleton as he told me
you who may be in need, even and who are you are becom- that my writing had
“I want to briefly share a few if you yourself are not, even ing. I love you very much. You caused him to reevalu-
thoughts on my mind lately. if it means risking something make me proud.” ate his emotions on this
Though I’m far from religious, you have. Though in retrospect I day. I flexed my jaws to
I have an indelible tie to my Please remember to vote.” recognize how lucky I am to keep from crying as he
Jewish heritage. My grandfa- I wrote that on October 29, have such a kind and support- told me that that night,
ther, Michael Schafir, was a 2018, a few days before election ive mother, the text drove me for the first time ever, he
Holocaust survivor. He spent day. In an act of self-indulgence nuts at the time. lit a Yahrzeit candle for
five and half years in various typical of the universally-felt, “I’m doing this for political his father (Jews light a
forced labor and concentration attention-seeking behavior we influence,” I thought. “You Yahrzeit candle in recog-
camps throughout Poland and often succumb to, I posted it crying in the supermarket was nition on the anniversary
Germany. I think of him today to Facebook with a picture of not the point.” of someone’s death).
because today is the ninth an- my grandfather, by then an I never responded to the I quickly escaped the
niversary of his death. old man, wistfully holding up text. conversation and hung up.
I also think of him today a striped shirt that has become That evening, my dad called. I approached the friend, who
because of a story he once emblematic of the Nazi con- I picked up the phone, expect- I’d left to chat with someone R
told me about a man, a Nazi centration camps. The lesson ing nothing other than the ban- else, and began to explain to EY
Party member, who saved my rang clear to me, as it had since ter that we have come to enjoy him what had just happened. SY
grandfather’s life by risking first hearing the story. It had every few weeks since I left I was unable to maintain my emo-
his own to drop sandwiches the perfect tragic elements to home. He sounded pensive, his composure—nearly immedi- tional in-
by a fence so my grandfather potentially influence the way tone not unlike the one he uses ately, I began to gently cry. timacy with their
wouldn’t starve. As he told people act in the world. to reflect on his year around I’d never intended for this parents, the post yielded the stands. Go out of your way
an interviewer years later ‘ ... Soon the notifications rolled Rosh Hashanah. happen. I’d never even intend- greatest result of all to me. to be kind to people. Go out
this man—I don’t even know in. My aunt, reposting it. My In a brief, unrehearsed ed for my social-media-inept I suppose this is part of of your way to perpetuate
his name—came in almost uncle, saying how proud he statement, he explained that, father to ever see the post. I growing up. I’ve never felt as positivity in the world. But
every day and, making sure was of me as he too shared it. unbeknownst to me, he’d certainly didn’t expect it to though I was “there” for my more importantly, remem-
he wouldn’t be seen, gave me Though it was my paternal chosen not to recognize his help him in any way. I’ve never parents either—when they ber that you help others in
food. He saved my life.’ grandfather I’d written about, father’s passing on this day, had an emotionally intimate need a consigliere, they call ways you wouldn’t expect;
We live in a world of in- both of my mom’s Jewish par- but later chose to celebrate his relationship with my parents. their siblings. When they you may help them find a
creasing fear. Fascism is on ents also fled Nazi-occupied birthday instead. It became My friends confided in theirs; need to feel intimacy to their state of balance, if only for a
the rise again. As we saw eastern Europe. I soon received increasingly difficult for him together they lived heart- offspring, I’m a body to hug. moment, that they have been
this past week, racially and a text from her, too. to turn a blind eye on October breaks and passions. I never But this feeling is new for me. in search of for nine years.
religiously motivated attacks “Your post on Facebook 29—he needed to recognize did. For someone who has My point about my grand- Reuben Schafir is a member
continue and are catalyzed about grandpa Mike has me in the day somehow. long struggled with a lack of father, by the way, still of the Class of 2022.

Over break, I was riding the homeless woman sat in a chair, different emotion.
New York City subway when a holding out a bucket for change. Anger makes me feel
I am not a generally happy man got on the train and calmly She met my gaze. “I like your good because it’s a balm
person. This is not a new revela- told us his life story: he was a for- haircut,” she said. I approached for my fears about the
tion (nor is it news, I’m sure, to mer music teacher who became her. Wrapped in a blanket at her world and my insecu-
any of my friends), but it’s some- homeless and had a daughter he feet was one of the tiniest, cutest rities about myself. It
thing I’ve been thinking about a was trying to feed. Then, he got dogs I’d ever seen. I asked her lets me focus on be-
lot recently. I like to say that my down on his knees and literally about it, and she told me she’d ing right, in so many
“resting emotion” is anger. That begged for help. I had a million saved the dog from a flood in different ways. But
is, the emotion I default to when excuses not to give him money: her hometown in Florida. “He it isn’t something I
nothing else is immediately pres- I was in a hurry; I needed my almost died,” she said, “but now want to continue to
ent. I used to take pride in this: money; he could find help else- we’ve got each other.” I gave the cling to. Happiness
“anger is a really productive emo- where. I got off the train without woman a few dollars. is an emotion I
tion for me” is a sentence that I’ve giving him anything. When I headed back home, have wildly un-
said more times than I can count. My immediate reaction was the woman was still sitting derrated in my
And it’s true. Anger is inspira- to search for something to be there, shaking her bucket. She life, and it stems
tional for me; it drives me to cre- angry about, and I found easy saw me approach and started from vulner-
ate positive change; it pushes me targets: the man, for making me to ask for change until she ability, from
out of laziness and into action. I feel guilty; the older, wealthier recognized me. “Oh, hello compassion
have a permanent mental image people on the train, for not help- again!” she said, and I don’t and from
of myself with a fire burning in ing so that I wouldn’t have had to think I will ever forget the grin connection.
my chest that powers me like an consider it; America, for not sup- she gave me. Quite honestly, it And the fire
engine, and it gets stronger the porting its citizens better. There was one of the most genuine in my chest,
angrier I get—the more fuel I can were too many potential targets, smiles I’ve ever seen. I smiled it turns out,
find to burn. but I realized that none of them back, waved and went down is not just
I use anger in my essays and presented a course of action for into the subway. I was happi- there to
short stories. I have centered my me to take, so I tried to just shrug er than I have been in quite a burn and
honors project on the value that I the encounter off. But as I walked while, and I was in awe of that destroy,
see in feminine anger, in explor- out of the subway station, I real- woman. She had hundreds of but to keep
ing what it means to allow wom- ized something else: anger often reasons to be angry, and yet, me warm.
en to be unrestrictedly furious leads me to apathy. Anger, more she seemed more at peace with Syd PHOEBE ZIPPER
and full of range and vengeance. often than not, is overwhelming her life than I was with mine. Benjamin
Other people who aren’t as an- and exhausting, and it fosters She wasn’t blind to the realities is a member
gry just aren’t seeing the world disconnect and dissatisfaction. of the world; she just appeared of the Class
clearly. Just outside the station, a to be choosing to prioritize a of 2019.


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Honors students take their research on the road

Government major Sandro be where I’m from, said Miller. “The part that I enjoyed the
by Julia Katter Cocito ’19 traveled to Athens, “[Albany] actually has similar most was surveying random
Orient Staff Greece to talk to political figures architecture to Brasilia and I residents on the street,” Miller
While Bowdoin students and representatives from char- thought it would be really inter- said. “I think that was the cool-
travel all over the globe during itable organizations about the esting to understand how that est part, just to talk to the real
breaks, each year a few students refugee crisis in Europe. kind of architecture played out residents living in these cities
embark on scholarly expeditions “I’m writing about the legal in a very different city and cul- and definitely information that I
as an extension of their senior definition of a refugee and why tural context.” couldn’t gather from books here
honors projects. Through the we need a new one,” Cocito Wetter, like Cocito, found his at Bowdoin.”
College’s various research grants, wrote in an email to the Orient. motivation for his honors while Similarly, Cocito found
students conduct research in cit- “The 1951 Refugee Convention studying abroad. that talking with Greek people
ies across the world. has been applied restrictively in “I took a tutorial on Great on his research topic offered
Miranda Miller ’19 was one situations where refugee issues Britain and the first World War, him more context in under-
such student who traveled to the are politically difficult.” and I loved it so much that I standing the complexities of
capital of Brazil, Brasilia, to study Not only did Cocito engage wanted to continue studying refugee migration.
the city’s unique architecture. in research, but he also started that,” said Wetter. “So I scrapped “All of the people I talk-
“The city was designed in a volunteer program at an NGO my initial plan of doing a thesis ed to are on the front lines
1960 and is being preserved, in Athens he had worked for last on World War II.” politically when it comes to
but it has changed a lot since summer. Though many students com- refugee issues in Greece, and
then,” Miller said. “My research Students completing honors plete honors projects on campus, they helped me understand the
is on public perceptions in the projects must be very dedicated Miller, Wetter and Cocito assert current difficulties in refugee
city and what needs to be done to their topic, as they take at there is something unique about governance and the effect that
to make the city more livable, least a year to complete. Though immersing themselves among negative public opinion toward COURTESY SANDRO COCITO
and also balancing that with some topics may seem niche, the subjects of their research. the Greek national government
what needs to be done to pre- each student has a different in- For Wetter, this meant en- and the European multilevel
serve the city’s unique modern spiration and story behind how countering archival material he governance system has had,”
architecture.” they chose their topics. hadn’t known existed. wrote Cocito.
Beto Wetter ’19 spent 16 days While the idea for Cocito’s “Though Google is amazing Overall, the students report-
during this break in England and project came about from work- and the library databases are ed that the opportunity to con-
researched in archives in Lon- ing at an NGO, Miller was in- great, they haven’t digitized duct research abroad has deeply
don, Leeds and York. A history spired by a class called The City everything from World War I,” enriched their honors projects
major, Wetter’s thesis focuses on Since 1960 with Jill Pearlman, a said Wetter. “The tricky part is and education.
Great Britain and World War I. senior lecturer in Environmental parsing down all my sources and “It was a really interesting
“I am analyzing the impact Studies. piecing my puzzle together.” experience, and I’m grateful
conscription had on Britain, “I did a lot of research in that To Miller and Cocito, what to Bowdoin for giving me the
both on the battlefront and on class on Albany, the capital of made researching abroad valuable funding to go back to Athens,” COURTESY BETO WETTER
the home front,” said Wetter. New York, which happens to were their interactions with locals. Cocito wrote.


TAKING YOUR THESIS ON A TRIP: While many seniors embark on the rigorous journey of a honors project, a handful of students choose to seek part of their research abroad. Beto Wetter ’19, a history major studying Great Britain and
World War I, went to England over break and visited London, Leeds and York. Miranda Miller ’19 went south to Brazil to get a first-hand understanding of Brasilia’s architecture. Government major Sandro Cocito ’19 traveled to Greece.
Friday, Janury 25, 2019 SURVEY 9

W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 R E S U LT S
Bowdoin Orient Student Survey Compiled by Drew Macdonald and Gideon Moore
with help from George Grimbilas and Nimra Siddiqui





This past week, the Orient Strongly disapprove
sent out its midyear approv- THE BOWDOIN ORIENT Disapprove
al ratings survey. The survey
was sent to all 1,805 students
and yielded 475 responses
(26.3 percent). Support for
the Brunswick Police Depart- OVERALL CLASS COUNCIL
ment declined sharply from
last fall amid controversy over BSG PRESIDENT MOHAMED NUR
off-campus enforcement. The
2019 Class Council remains BOWDOIN STUDENT GOVERNMENT (BSG)
significantly less popular than
its counterparts. Career Plan- THE LIBRARIES
ning approval declines as stu-
dents approach graduation, as COLLEGE HOUSE SYSTEM
does approval of the College















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SENIOR SLUMP: The Class of 2019 approves of their class council (LEFT) and the Career Planning Center (RIGHT) significantly less than the rest of Bowdoin’s student body. This malaise is not unique to this group of seniors, though. Last year,
the Class of 2018 also disapproved of their class council much more than any other grade. The senior class council is asked to plan more events than any other year, including weekly senior nights and senior week before graduation.
10 Friday, January 25, 2019


of Art and the
Environment in the exhibit is a preparatory
by Brianna Cunliffe sketch.
Orient Staff
Other works similarly meld the
Enter the latest exhibition at social, political and environmen-
Bowdoin College Museum of Art tal, such as Agnes Denes’ “Tree
(BCMA), and it may not be what Mountain,” an earthwork recla-
you expect. In ‘Material Resourc- mation project that planted 11,000
es: Intersections of Art and the trees in Western Finland. Natasha
Environment,’ notions of what en- Goldman, adjunct lecturer in art
vironmental art ought to look like history, spoke about this large-
are challenged within moments of scale, landscape-based work at a
arrival. panel Thursdy afternoon.
Designed to coincide with the “By incorporating the commu-
October opening of the Roux nity into the process of making ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Center for the Environment, the art, Denes embodies the idea of EYEING THE ENVIRONMENT: New exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art showcases the environmental aspect of artworks across diverse
BCMA exhibit capitalizes on social sculpture. She makes a work media, merging aesthetics and science through an interdisciplinary approach.
Bowdoin’s unique strengths: its that is both of the land and for the
strong legacy in the interdisciplin- land,” said Goldman. knowledge, as Assistant Professor museum’s treasured Marsden globe and two millennia, the cues from records, noting which
ary study of the environment and The active search for creative of Biology Patricia Jones pointed Hartley’s “After the Storm, Vinal- diverse media highlights the en- objects had been pulled for class
its encyclopedic, transnational art solutions to environmental prob- out. haven,” have something new to vironment’s constant presence visits by Environmental Studies
collection. lems is reflected in another high- “The marriage of beautiful aes- be seen when framed with an in art. The exhibition features faculty.
Curated by Curatorial Assis- light, Mel Chin’s “Caged Corn,” a thetics and accurate scientific de- environmental lens. “Material sculpture, painting, photography, “That in itself acknowledges
tant Honor Wilkinson, the ex- sculptural work referencing his pictions remains critical in many Resources” highlights Hartley’s furniture, masks and an especially the fact that these art objects are
hibit is divided into three parts: work with scientists using plants ways,” said Jones. use of pink granite as an object unique and treasured object: the already being used in the study of
Extraction, Conservation and to draw heavy metals out of the Not all art objects are created with a strong connection to place sketch created by famous architect the environment,” said Wilkinson.
Development. soil. with the intent of making an en- and identity, significant in the Le Corbusier during his 1935 visit Faculty engagement goes be-
“[The exhibit] connects objects “Through [Chin’s] aesthetic and vironmental statement. However, economic and cultural history of to Bowdoin. yond record books. Professors are
that span history and the globe creative intervention into the land,” as Wilkinson points out, all art is Vinalhaven. The table-cloth sketch, legend- active participants in the exhibit
under the umbrella of their rep- said Wilkinson, “he’s able to solve tethered to the environment, to “Using the environmental per- arily the product of the architect’s and its literature. One featured
resentation of and use of natural an issue of pollution.” the intertwined earth and human spective helps us represent tradi- passionate outburst during dinner artist, Stephanie Rothenberg, is
resources,” said Wilkinson. Juxtaposed with imagery of systems which formed them. tional art forms. Not just thinking with the College’s president, de- the inaugural Roux Scholar. Her
Environmental artists such mining and intended to confound “The interdisciplinary frame- of them as photography or sculp- picts his vision of the Radiant City, work illuminates non-human
as featured husband-wife team expectations of what ‘extraction’ work of the environment—when ture, but of their connection to the a utopian ideal at the epicenter of systems as models for rebuilding
Christo and Jeanne-Claude create means, this is one of the most you look at a painting from that earth’s resources,” said Wilkinson. his design philosophy. infrastructure—the ways we can
art not just about the landscape, outspokenly activist pieces in the perspective, your path of inquiry “It encourages people to see sin- In her task of narrowing the learn from, and are shaped by, the
but from it. Their work, “Running collection. can go in so many different direc- gular artworks from multiple per- BCMA’s 20,000 strong collection world around us.
Fence,” is a physical fence stretch- Some pieces speak to art’s his- tions,” she said. spectives.” to the eventual 84 featured in the The exhibit will be on view at
ing through the desert. On display tory of communicating scientific Even old favorites, such as the In a collection spanning the exhibit, Wilkinson first took her the BCMA through June 2, 2019.

Portrait of an Artist: Sam Roy ’20, perspective of patience

a year. I started last spring and this Q: You did a TedX talk a few don’t go a day without taking a
by Penelope Mack summer I was able to do my own months ago about the unex- picture. When you’re holding a
Orient Staff
independent project through the pected nature of film photog- photo that you had to go through
Sam Roy is a junior majoring McKee grant. raphy. Did you find surprises in the film development process, for
in neuroscience and minoring in the project you worked on this the enlargement process and all
visual arts. Last November, she Q: What was your indepen- summer? those things that had to go right,
gave a TedX talk in Springfield, dent project? A: Definitely. I couldn’t de- you realize, “Oh, this is cool, this
Massachusetts titled “Accidental A: My project was about velop my film until I got back is more valuable.”
Photographs: Taking Ownership of creating an all-women’s world; to school. When I came back
Chance.” Roy was the recipient of it was modeled after Wonder in August, some of my film had Q: Do you have plans for an-
a McKee Photography Grant last Woman’s world, Themyscira. been from the beginning of July, other project?
summer for her independent study. Basically, I shot photos of wom- so these were pictures that I didn’t A: I would love to do a project
en in everyday life. I was trying really remember. With the size of on something more specific, be-
This interview has been edited to take complicated photos of the project, I was taking so many cause [my first] was very broad, ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
for length and clarity. only women so that when the pictures just to make sure I had it was just street photography. No SAM WITH THE CAM: Sam Roy ’20 embraces the element of chance in her
series was put together, it would enough to go through and look regrets, I’m glad I chose that. It was film photography and captures moments of unexpected surprise.
The Bowdoin Orient: How did be a woman’s world. I’m new to at. When you have to wait to see easier to get my feet under me with
you first get into photography? photography and new to creating them, you look at them with a dif- a project that size. This semester Q: Would you ever do a series Q: Anything else you’d like
Sam Roy ’20: I took a digital my own art in general, so it was ferent perspective. I’m in Documentary Photography, about the Bowdoin campus? to add?
class pre-Bowdoin, got a camera an important experience for me and part of our class is a semes- A: Yeah, I’m a neuroscience A: If anyone’s looking for a
after that, and started doing things to put together my own series Q: Does that make film pho- ter-long project on documenting major and I’m in the lab a lot; class to add in the art depart-
of my own. I took the intro film and all the steps that come with tography more fulfilling for you some person or event, some type of labs are cool in the way they’re ment, Photo I with Mike Kolster
photography class here the spring that, from the planning to the de- than digital? struggle in the Brunswick commu- lit and are different spaces that is the best. It just makes you
semester of my sophomore year, cision-making in the end to the A: Yeah, I think that’s what I nity. I found I like photographing people aren’t familiar with. I have slow things down, look at things
and I just absolutely fell in love time [it takes] in general. love about the film process. We people, so whatever that project is thought about doing [a series] on differently.
with it. I’ve only been doing it for all take so many pictures. You I want to have a focus on people. honors students this spring.


Friday, January 25, 2019 11

The men’s squash
team kept its cool last
Tuesday in a close 5-4
win over Colby. Key
victories from Carson
Claar ’22 (3-1), John
Milligan ’22 (3-1), Drew
Clark ’20 (3-1), Ishaan
George ’22 (3-1) and
Tyler Shonrock ’20
(3-0) ended the match
after aggressive play by
the Polar Bears in the
second half.


VET: The number
one ranked women’s
basketball team (17-
0, 4-0 NESCAC)
continued its winning
streak last weekend,
striking a devastating

Polar Bears prepare to meet Mules on the ice

lighting it up, scoring a lot of feeling to be supported.” it’s a brotherhood and it’s a Bowdoin will face off
blow to Colby (6-10,
0-4 NESCAC) and
finishing the game
72-59. The Polar Bears
by Itza Bonilla-Hernandez goals,” said Geary. “He’s been In addition, the team’s family at the end of the day,” against the Mules at 7 p.m. on never surrendered the
Orient Staff lead, with Abby Kelly ’19
very productive for us offen- community on and off the said Dumont. “Everybody in Saturday. There are currently
This Saturday the men’s sively, so we’ve relied on him.” ice has helped build cohesion that room should be pulling no remaining tickets for the scoring 13 points in the
hockey team (6-9-2, 3-7-1 The team hopes the crowd’s and improve its quality of for each other and trusting game, but a limited number first quarter alone. At
NESCAC) will battle rival energy will propel them to play. each other in or on the line- may be available at Watson no point in the second
Colby (6-7-3, 3-6-2 NES- score quickly and play good “It’s a sign of what Bow- up. [It’s] something that we Arena when doors open at 6 half did the Mules come
CAC). It is the 212th meeting defense. doin hockey is all about: preach from day one.” p.m.
within ten points of the
of the teams. Captain Chris Wallace ’19
The rivalry kicked off in believes that the team will
Polar Bears.
1922, when the Mules beat benefit from sticking to its
the Polar Bears 2-1 in the game plan. Wallace explained
teams’ first ever matchup. the Polar Bears defensive MULES MISS THE MARK:
Over the years, the Bowdo- strategy consists of a non-tra- A last-second shot
in-Colby rivalry has become ditional three back and fore- by men’s basketball
ingrained in the College’s check—a defensive strategy captain Hugh O’Neil
culture. used to regain control of the ’19 cinched a Polar
“[The game] is no bigger puck.
Bear victory (10-5, 2-2
from a stat kind of stand- “Defenders jump in the
point than any other game, rush and forecheck from
NESCAC) over Colby
but it definitely feels a lot above the puck as opposed to (12-5, 1-3 NESCAC)
bigger because we get the below,” said Wallace. last weekend. With the
whole support of the school,” Defenders jumping in Polar Bears leading
said captain Pat Geary ’20. the rush means that the Po- for most of the game,
“To have them come out and lar Bears will skate into the Colby made 37 percent
support you makes you [feel] offensive zone rather than of shots while Bowdoin
special and makes it feel like hanging back, and they will shot 47 percent.
a monumental game.” use forechecking to skate at
The players hope to bring the opponent head-on while
energy, determination and angling him to the side to
confidence come Saturday, prevent him from scoring. FLOAT LIKE A
which Head Coach Jamie Du- The Polar Bears know the BUTTERFLY:
mont, who has been leading effect an excited crowd can Mary Laurita ’21 was
the program since May 2016, have on the game. named NESCAC
believes will contribute to the “The second you score and Women’s Swimming
team’s success. you feel the building erupt, Performer of the Week
“The biggest thing for it’s one of the greatest feel- after winning the 50
us is we want to play to our ings,” said Geary. “It’s why
butterfly and 100
strengths and be confident. a lot of us play hockey. We
We have as much talent as dream of playing in front of
butterfly against Bates
anybody, and we have to con- big stands and big crowds, and posting a personal
tinue to believe in ourselves and this is probably the big- best in the 500 freestyle
and trust each other,” said gest crowd that we play in with a time of 5:18.78
Dumont. “From a team per- front of. It’s really easy to feed during a non-scoring
spective, we have skill and off [that] energy.” meet against UMaine-
speed but it can’t be a one- or Constant support from the Orono. The women’s
two-man show. It [has] to be Brunswick community has team went on to beat
all 22 guys in the lineup, ev- helped the team’s prosperity
Bates 171-125, while
ery night, contributing.” this season.
This year, the team has “At a lot of our games we
the men’s team won
added a lot of younger play- are supported by the com- 184-116.The team will
ers to its lineup. Although munity as opposed to the hit the water again this
inexperienced players can students, so we get a lot of weekend, competing
prove fatal to a hockey sea- locals who live in Brunswick against Trinity on
son, underclassmen such that come to our games,” said Saturday and Wesleyan
as Albert Washco ’22—who Wallace. “It’s a nice feeling on Sunday.
has started in 17 games and to be able to step on the ice
scored eight goals—have ris- come January when all stu- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
en to the challenge. dents are home and still have SOLD OUT: (TOP): Randy Nichols enjoys last year’s Bowdoin Colby game. Students and alumni fill the COMPILED BY KATHRYN MCGINNIS
“[Washco] has been just people at the game. It’s a great stands each year. (BOTTOM): Hockey players take their positions against Colby. Bowdoin lost 6-1 last year.
12 SPORTS Friday, January 25, 2019

Abby Kelly: 1,000 career points and counting

by Ella Chaffin
Orient Staff
Last weekend in a match-
up against Colby in Morrell
Gymnasium, Abby Kelly ’19
became the 15th person in
Bowdoin women’s basketball
history to reach 1,000 career
points. The team celebrated
this milestone along with its
72-59 win over the Mules for
the program’s 17th consecu-
tive win to begin the season.
At the center of Kelly’s bas-
ketball career is her family.
With a younger brother and
an older sister also involved
in the sport, she began play-
ing at a young age with a di-
verse group of athletes.
“My sister is two years old-
er than me, so I always played
with teams that were above ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
my age level,” Kelly said. “I
loved playing with her and
TAKE YOUR SHOT: Abby Kelly faces off against a Colby opponent last weekend. She crossed the 1,000-point mile-
stone in the game’s third quarter after sinking a bank shot. Kelly is the 15th person in program history to reach 1,000 points.
her friends; it was awesome.
Playing with older, more ma- tem behind me no matter if I away several years ago, right at Bowdoin, Kelly found it
ture players gave me more succeed or fail [and knowing] after my 1,000th point in difficult to get used to play-
experience, as well as playing they are going to be proud high school,” Kelly said. ing basketball at a collegiate
co-ed.” of me as long as I’m trying “So this 1,000th point here level.
Kelly’s mom was also a my best and being happy [is has sparked the memory of “I think the NESCAC play
successful basketball player great.]” him and him supporting me is one of the toughest in the
and served as a role model Head Coach Adrienne through everything, and I country, but [specifically] it’s
for Kelly’s career. She played Shibles called a time-out know he’s proud of where I been a challenge [to adjust to]
DIII basketball at Saint Law- when Kelly reached 1,000 am for sure.” the pace of the game, under-
rence University and was in- points during the game last Though Kelly didn’t set a stand the program and how As team captain, she learned as an individual,” Kelly said.
ducted into the college’s hall Saturday. Her teammates met goal of reaching 1,000 points, Bowdoin basketball works to interact with teammates “I think that’s been really,
of fame. Kelly on the court and swept she knew she was close lead- and what the coach expects,” in a constructive way as well really incredible and some-
“She was an awesome ath- her into an excited embrace. ing up to the Colby game. said Kelly. “Coming in, it was as bridge the space between thing that not many people
lete,” Kelly said. “I was lucky This event took Kelly back “It was something that I re- definitely hard to get a feel coach and player. get. Coach [Shibles] and my
to be blessed with some of her to the moment she reached alized I could do,” Kelly said. for everything.” “I’ve realized that Bowdo- teammates have pushed my
genes. I didn’t really realize 1,000 points in her high “I’m just so blessed and proud After Bowdoin, Kelly hopes in basketball has pushed me boundaries both as a person
how incredible and support- school career, specifically the of that fact and to leave a to use the life skills she de- to grow in a way that I never and as a player … which has
ive [my parents] were until memory of her grandfather. piece of me here at Bowdoin.” veloped as a student-athlete would have without basket- made me into someone that I
I left. Having a support sys- “My grandfather passed When she first hit the court in her future off the court. ball. Not just in the sport but am really proud to be.”

Polar Bears of all skill levels find a home on the slopes

going out, competing, and try-
by Dylan Sloan ing to win, whereas skiing is just
Orient Staff about going out with friends and
As Bowdoin students return having a good time,” Richardson
to the campus tundra post winter said.
break, many look to nearby ski Richardson, in some ways, has
slopes hoping to take advantage gone above and beyond in pur-
of the weather. suit of his passion for skiing. Last
Bowdoin’s coastal location spring, Richardson drove with his
offers access to three of New cousin along the Powder High-
England’s premier ski resorts— way, a 630-mile loop in British
Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Columbia. He described this trip
Loon Mountain—are all with- as a “pinnacle skiing experience,”
in 120 miles. Eric Hall ’20 is a because this route “receives some
co-leader of the Ski and Ride of the best snowfall of anywhere
Club, which helps coordinate on Earth.”
free van rides for Bowdoin stu- The ten-day trip started in cen-
dents to the mountains. tral Idaho and culminated with
“We get a lot of interest,” said two days of helicopter skiing near
Hall. “There’s usually more people Revelstoke, British Columbia.
that want [a ride] than we’re able Helicopter skiing, or heli-skiing,
to offer [spaces].” is when the skier is brought by he-
Hall, who has been skiing since licopter to the peak of a mountain
he was six, got involved with the before skiing back down.
club his first year, because he According to Richardson, he-
needed a way to get access to the li-skiing allows access to some of
nearby mountains without his the longest routes anywhere, and
own car. Since then, he has helped the tops of these mountains gener-
the club fulfill its mission state- ally have some of the best powder
ment to “provide [Bowdoin stu- snow, making for some incredible
dents] with the opportunity … to COURTESY OF ALDEN GRIMES skiing. Moreover, because of the
take advantage of Maine winters.” WHO NEEDS A COAT?: The club alpine ski team dresses up in funny costumes before hitting the slopes. While some skiers have extensive lack of obstacles, almost every run
Many skiing initiatives at Bow- experience, others learned to ski after joining. This club is just one example of how students take advantage of Maine’s winter weather. Richardson skied was a near 3,000
doin cater to skiers at all levels. an experienced figure skater fun,” said Austin-Green, “but Vermont since the age of six. For with them.” foot vertical drop.
“A lot of people have skied a lot, throughout childhood with no there [also] are a lot of people [on him, however, the alpine ski team Beyond the programs offered “The cost is so immense that
but for some people, it’s their first previous ski experience, found the team] who do take it really offers more than just a way to con- by the school, some students with I probably won’t be able to [go
weekend or they’re coming up for the learning curve to be steep seriously and who are very good tinue racing competitively. a passion for skiing find their own heli-skiing] for another decade
a lesson,” Hall said. “It’s a good, when she joined the alpine skiing ski racers.” “I always [liked] skiing, because ways to pursue it. For track and or so,” Richardson said. “But I
wide breadth of experience.” team. However, she recalled how Will Rackear ’22 is one of those I enjoy doing it with friends,” said field runner Jack Richardson ’19, thought, ‘I’m probably not going
The club alpine skiing team being a part of the team allowed racers. He came to Bowdoin with Rackear. “Competition wasn’t my as for many other students, skiing to be back in British Columbia for
is another group aimed at help- her to learn how to ski alongside extensive alpine skiing experi- only focus. The ski team is a great provides a way to “unwind” from a while—let’s just go for it. [Those
ing students utilize Bowdoin’s friends in a fun way. ence, having raced competitively group of people, and I really enjoy a busy semester. were] definitely the best days of
location. Izzy Austin-Green ’19, “[Skiing] is supposed to be with a club team in Bromley, hanging out with them and skiing “[For me], track is all about ... my life.”
Friday, January 25, 2019 SPORTS 13

New football coach begins change in the preseason

wager to make. Viewed from ing the effect of every inevitable our football program but to for a timeline? “I would like to sion titles and competing for
More Than a thousand feet, Bowdoin and injury. But more importantly, our school.” have them here February 1.” the NCAA Division III national
A Game Allegheny have similar institu- Hammer will likely have sig- But the clock is ticking, Yet Hammer’s greatest ad- championship title three times.
by Ian Ward tional profiles: both are small nificantly less of a free hand in and loudly. If J.B. Wells’ short vantage may be that, for all his Having been on both sides of
liberal arts colleges with com- his recruiting choices. tenure is any indication, the recent heroics at Alleghany, the win-loss column, Ham-
With his introduction as the parable enrollment numbers At Allegheny, the average powers that be expect marked he also knows what it takes mer’s objective at Bowdoin is,
30th head coach of Bowdoin and similar football budgets. composite SAT scores range results within three to four sea- to win, and to keep winning. in his words, straightforward:
football (1-8), B.J. Hammer And about his gutter-to-glo- from 1050-1270. At Bowdoin, sons—the exact amount of time At Wabash College, where he “Teaching people how to win.”
finds himself in a familiar spot: ry turn-around at Alleghany? it’s 1360-1510. This isn’t meant it took Hammer to transform was a student before joining Welcome back, Polar Bears, be-
a hole. “There’s no magic pill for that,” to be snobbery—it’s just statis- the Gators from a losing squad the football staff as defensive cause class is in session.
For the second time in four said Hammer. “You’ve gotta go tics. Less rigorous admissions to a winning one. Is three years coordinator, Hammer coached
years, Hammer, a native of to work.” standards mean a larger pool enough time? a team that went
Carmel, Indiana, is taking over And go to work they will. of recruits. Like every staff “We’re ahead of where we 51-7, winning
a struggling football program. In his first meeting with play- before his, Hammer’s team will were at Alleghany,” said Ham- two di-
When he took the top job at ers, Hammer announced that still have to compete for qual- mer. “It may be quicker, it could vi-
Allegheny College in 2016, the the team would train six days ified recruits with Williams, take a step longer, but I believe
Gators had exactly one more a week during the offseason, Amherst and Middlebury, it can be done in that time.”
win in their three prior seasons an increase from the five days all of whom have historically As for his staff, expect
than the number of actual alli- of years past. “Trashcan Tues- more successful football pro- some changes. Though
gators in Meadville, Pennsylva- days”—don’t eat a big break- grams. five of J.B Wells’ seven
nia—that is, one—paired with fast—will become a staple of Hammer thinks he can over- assistant coaches will
29 losses. Three seasons later, the team’s fitness routine. come this hurdle by expand- stay on, Hammer
the Gators posted a 6-4 record, There are, however, a num- ing the breadth of his search. himself will take over
finishing fourth in the compet- ber of significant institutional “We’re going to look outside duties as the defensive
itive Northern Coast Athletic differences which may come [of New England] a little bit,” coordinator, and will
Conference standings. into play. At Allegheny, Ham- said Hammer. “I’ve coached in likely bring in a new of-
Over the last three seasons, mer capped his roster at 115 California, I’ve coached in the fensive coordinator as well as
the Polar Bears are 1-25. Light- players (which, for a time, in- Midwest. I have connections one additional position coach.
ning, they say, doesn’t strike cluded one female player as a down in Florida [and] Arizo- “I [have] some guys that
twice. But does the Hammer? backup kicker). At Bowdoin, na. I think we can do a great coached with me at Allegh-
The Polar Bears are betting he will have to make due with job bringing some kids in from eny who I think would be
that it does. And at first blush, approximately 76, limiting his different areas of the country outstanding fits with me at
that’s not a wholly unreasonable on-field depth and exaggerat- that can add a lot not only to Bowdoin,” Hammer said. As

Women’s track team enters weekend with confidence

by David Yang
Orient Staff
The women’s indoor track
and field team started the sea-
son strong, earning first and
second place in its first two
past home invitationals, re-
spectively. On January 12, the
Polar Bears scored 176 points,
far surpassing WPI (146) in
second place. A week later,
Bowdoin (131) trailed first
place MIT (170) in the second
Bowdoin Invitational.
The third Bowdoin Invita-
tional will be run this Saturday
and the competition this year
promises to be even more in-
tense, as teams seek experience
on Bowdoin’s track, in antici-
pation of DIII Championships
which will take place at Bow-
doin on February 23.
“[Head Coach Peter Slov-
enski] told us to [think of]
these three meets as the best
practice of the week,” said
captain Samantha Schaefer
’19. The team’s performance is
expected to peak around Feb-
ruary, when the major compe-
titions take place.
Although the team has a
heavy race schedule, athletes
are glad to stay so close to
“Home meets are valuable
opportunities for our team,”
RUNNIN’ WILD: (LEFT): Brittney McKinley ’21 competes in a sprint race last weekend. The Polar Bears finished second to MIT. (RIGHT): Carolyn Brady ’19 competes in the triple
Slovenski wrote in an email to
jump. The Polar Bears will compete in the third Bowdoin Invitational this weekend in preparation for the DIII Championship meet held at Farley Field House in February.
the Orient. “We have an amaz-
ing field house, and it’s the best “For the women, we might are … that’s really a huge plus In addition, the team hopes O’Rourke commended the the past few years, we’ve seen
place to get qualifying marks.” only have one home meet going into more competitive its top individuals and re- team’s first-year members for a tremendous improvement
Home meets also provide outdoors, so that’ll really be a meets,” O’Rourke said. lay teams will qualify for the their passion and positive atti- … not only technique-wise,
athletes with an opportunity to different dynamic. We’re really Building on its early wins, NCAA Championship Meet tudes. “It’s been super import- but also mentality-wise,” said
recover during the busy season. trying to make the most of our the team has its sights set on in March. If selected, the Dis- ant for our team culture this Schaefer. “I think we have a
“It’s really nice to be able hosting capacity of the indoor more accomplishments in the tance Medley Relay team can year and for our strengths as a really solid team, more solid
to walk back [to] your room season,” she added. future. defend its national champion- team going into the big compe- than we’ve seen in our four
instead of having to hop on While a number of juniors “We are always trying to ship at the meet in Boston. titions,” she said. years.”
a bus for six hours,” captain left this semester to study win the State Meet and place “We’re not taking [success] Additionally, Schaefer said The Polar Bears will com-
Julia O’Rourke ’19 said. “It’s abroad, the ones who re- among the top three in the for granted, but we’re using it the team has benefitted from pete in the third Bowdoin Invi-
just a lot easier mentally to turned are in shape and ready NESCAC Championship,” as momentum going forward new coaching hires in throw- tational in Farley Field House
prepare when you’re at home to compete. wrote Slovenski. “I think we and gain a lot of confidence in ing and sprint events. tomorrow followed by the
than it is when you are in a “I think we’ve been im- have the talent and the depth our overall team performanc- “I think with the new Bowdoin-hosted Maine State
hotel room somewhere.” pressed with how in shape they to reach those goals.” es,” O’Rourke said. coaching staff we got over Track Meet on February 2.
14 Friday, January 25, 2019

Police Patrol
In the biannual Bowdoin Orient Student Survey, published in this week’s issue,
34.61 percent of students indicated that they disapprove or strongly disapprove of the
Brunswick Police Department (BPD). This is by far the highest disapproval rating of
There is only
one Maine
the individuals, departments and organizations listed on the survey.
In the survey’s comment section, many students took the time to elaborate on their
thoughts about BPD. The comments cover a wide range—everything from blunt anger
to thoughtful reflection. “I don’t like Brunswick PD. Quote me, please,” wrote one stu-
dent. “I think a more holistic assessment of the College’s relationship with Brunswick
PD is very necessary for the future of our students,” wrote another. Someone else wrote
that their “BPD disapproval” was “contingent on [the] new police chief.” Pine Tree
Some students say that the relationship between students and the police has changed
in recent years. For other students, this feels familiar. Regardless of whether these re- Perspective
sponses reflect a real difference, they do represent student perception of that relation- by Lowell Ruck
ship. This is arguably more important because it leads to mistrust, which can lead to
conflict. In her recent inaugural address,
Either way, the reality is that even if you live a perfectly legal life, you’re going to have Maine’s new governor Janet Mills
to talk to the police at some point. Students who feel that the relationship between BPD laid out an ambitious plan to bol-
and the College has changed must acknowledge a hard truth. Even if we could reverse ster the state’s economy, combat
this perceived change, we will still one day be dealing with police who would never in a the opioid crisis and address cli-
million years think to call Randy Nichols before knocking on the front door. mate change. She also sent a strong
Policing tactics in poor and minority communities mean that many students have message of unity to her audience,
experience interacting with the police before they come to Brunswick. But for students proclaiming, “We are one Maine,
who don’t have this experience, the reality is that they either learn how to interact with undivided, one family from Calais
police now while they’re here, or they learn it in some other city, at some other time, in to Bethel, from York to Fort Kent.”
a circumstance that may be worse than an underage drinking citation or a traffic ticket. With this one sentence, Gover-
Bowdoin Security is our biggest resource when it comes to interacting with the po- nor Mills did more than set a new
lice. We think that Security should consider going into more depth when talking to stu- course from the divisive LePage In a time of
dents about police interactions. Opportunities include First Year Brick tours, College era. Namely, she banished the increasing polit-
House Orientation and Off-Campus Living Orientation. decades-old idea of a fault line ical and demographic
While it would be nice if Security gave us this training, we acknowledge that we, in Maine’s cultural and political divisions, it is dangerous to
as adults, need to learn our rights. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sug- fabric, a division that supposedly AM
define Maine as two separate enti-
gests that people stopped by the police should “stay calm” and ask if they can leave. splits our state into two distinct FULL ties. Though Washington D.C. and
They recommend remembering and exercising your right to remain silent. If you are regions: a prosperous, liberal south A Although the country appear more polarized
stopped in a car, this right applies to both drivers and passengers. These are a few tips centered around Portland, and a people may than ever, Maine must not succumb
easily available through several minutes of research—we encourage students to visit the lagging, conservative north with act differently to this mindset. As a state, we are
ACLU’s website and explore further. a mostly diffuse population. I agree in Madawaska than known for our independent streak.
At the end of the day, students must be able to deal with these encounters. Our col- with her. While it’s tempting to in Kittery, the differences Most of the Pine Tree State’s great-
lege education does not end in the classroom; our experiences also help us prepare adopt this generalized, geograph- fall along a gradient. There’s est politicians, from Susan Collins
for the real world. After we graduate, we won’t be able to hide behind the College and ically divided view of our state, no dividing line somewhere in the and Angus King to George Mitchell
our Bowdoin Bubble. We will not have that privilege, and perhaps it is time for us to especially when recent political middle where one culture abruptly and Margaret Chase Smith, have
understand that, educate ourselves and prepare for the future. maps have painted a picture of two becomes the next. risen to prominence precisely be-
separate congressional districts, the It’s also worth noting that, cause of their willingness to reach
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, first blue and the second red, this though Cumberland and York across the aisle and to consider the
which is composed of Nell Fitzgerald, Roither Gonzales, Dakota Griffin, George isn’t a very meaningful division. counties on the whole are better off voices of all their constituents. In
Grimbilas, Calder McHugh, Devin McKinney and Jessica Piper. Maine isn’t neatly split between economically than Penobscot and the tradition of our statesmen and
north and south, inland and coast Aroostook, this doesn’t mean that stateswomen, who, after all, per-
or rural and urban areas. None of they and the rest of Maine’s sixteen fected their craft in Maine, we must
these models explains why a large counties don’t share many of the realize that compromise is still pos-
swath of the Downeast coast tends same challenges. Both areas were sible here, no matter what outside
to vote Republican, or why the St. hit hard by the decline of industry observers might say.
John Valley on Maine’s northern in the 20th century that left crum- With new leadership in Augusta,
border goes mostly for the Demo- bling textile mills in the South and it’s high time that we ditch our trib-
ESTABLISHED 1871 crats. They ignore the myriad cul- struggling paper mills in the North. al divisions and get back on track.
tural subtleties that produce these Traditional fishing communities Governor Mills is right: there is one
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 patterns, from the distinct tradi- along the coast everywhere from Maine, period. We may be diverse
tions of Acadians in Aroostook Portland to Eastport are threatened in regional cultures, but we have far
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information County to the habits of seventh-gen- by gentrification and development more in common than we let our-
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, eration lobstermen in Washington brought on by wealthy newcomers. selves realize. I look forward to this
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in County. It’s reductive to say that Mainers from Biddeford to Bangor new era of progress and coopera-
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse Maine, a state roughly the size of have been devastated by the opioid tion and hope that the new admin-
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. the five other New England states crisis. It is detrimental to our prog- istration will continue to champion
combined, can be lumped into just ress as a state to assume that we suf- what binds Maine together, not
two monolithic cultural regions. fer from different ailments. what tears it apart.
Calder McHugh Jessica Piper
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Friday, January 25, 2019 OPINION 15

Why Elizabeth Warren is the president America needs

plan to do just what Brooks sider the interests of all stake- narrative.
by Lorenzo Meigs wants. She’s called herself holders, “including employ- So, while we’ve still
Op-Ed Contributor
“a capitalist to [her] bones,” ees, customers, shareholders got a long way to go, my
David Brooks wrote in his and her Accountable Capital- and the communities in which money’s on Warren in
January 10 column in the New ism Act is the most exciting the company operates”—just 2020. Yes, in a stark
York Times that what is need- piece of legislation to come what Brooks asked for. Fur- and welcome con-
ed now in the age of the “trib- from the Democrats in recent ther, she requires that all trast to the barren
al emotionalism” of Elizabeth memory. such companies permit their field Hillary left
Warren and Bernie Sanders is To be sure, Warren uses the employees to choose who with her mas-
a third story—one that does language of Bernie—in her will fill at least 40 percent of sive early poll-
not break the world into the announcement video she talks their board seats. Finally, she ing lead in the
“simple narrative” of the “vir- about how America’s middle wants 75 percent of company 2015-2016
tuous us and the evil them class is under attack from directors and shareholders to primary, this
(the bankers),” but instead billionaires who have rigged sign off before a company can cycle will be
focuses on a remoralization of the system to their advantage, make political expenditures. crowded and
the market. and she supports nearly all Through these simple steps, competitive,
From the premise that “cap- of the left’s now seemingly Warren all but guarantees that with seem-
italism is a wonderful system,” mainstream positions like newly empowered workers ingly every
Brooks writes that some of the single-payer healthcare and can now redirect profits into politician,
necessary neoliberal reforms debt-free college—but she’s their pockets and away from Silicon Val-
taken in the past few decades also so much more than Ber- infinite stock buybacks, that ley alum-
to cure the economic anemia nie. companies will now more nus and
of the 70s have gone too far Why? Well, besides the fact readily consider the environ- professional
and that the market has now that she actually has real poli- ment and the wellbeing of the rich person
been allowed to operate entire- cy bonafides, having spent the communities in which they loosely as-
ly on its own accord. Telling- better part of her life as a law operate and that the perni- sociated with
ly, he says that “there’s been a professor investigating how cious influence of money in the left set to
striking shift in how corpora- average Americans are getting politics can be curtailed. Bet- launch their
tions see themselves. In nor- screwed over by a corrupt and ter yet, all this is free! campaign; how-
mal times, corporations serve unholy alliance of govern- But what about Pocahon- ever, it seems as
a lot of stakeholders—custom- ment and finance, she actually tas? It’s a non-issue. Sure, of now that none
ers, employees and the towns wants to make markets work, Warren is essentially a white of them can quite
in which they are located. not take them away; she is person—Trump’s recent tweet compete with War- LLY
But these days corporations choosing to focus on structur- of “Warren, 1/2020” is both ren. NN
see themselves as serving one al reform instead of easy-to- grossly hilarious and basically Biden is myopical- Y
purpose and one stakehold- critique free stuff proposals. correct—but the fact is War- ly focused on a white
er—maximizing shareholder In short, Warren is the Bernie ren’s mother’s Native Ameri- working class that has forever no idea who Gillibrand, Cas- will likely be an asset in the
value.” I couldn’t agree more. for smart people—dare I say, can ancestry was a big part of been lost to the Republicans; tro, Gabbard or Buttigieg are— general election, but that’s just
The thing is, the enemy the Bernie for centrists. David her life. Warren’s father eloped Bernie really is now comical- and nor will you, ever. the problem. When I think of
Brooks identifies in his first Brooks, high atop his third with Warren’s mother because ly old; Booker is, for better or Kamala Harris, my home Kamala I think of politics, not
paragraph—Elizabeth War- way perch, should love her. his parents didn’t want him worse, irreparably tied to po- state’s senator and California’s policy, and if there’s anything
ren—is the one he should Here’s where the Account- marrying a Native American. litically toxic Wall Street and most telegenic politician since to be learned from 2016, it’s
be citing in his second para- able Capitalism Act comes in. It also simply isn’t true that Big Pharma; Beto can’t lives- Reagan, is the only other per- that we’ve got to spend the pri-
graph. In the eons-away-and- Warren proposes that com- Warren was a beneficiary of tream his way out of a serious son I’m excited about. She has mary figuring out who has the
yet-already-upon-us battle panies with over $1 billion in affirmative action. Warren lack of experience; Bloomberg appeal among minority voters best policies, not who can best
for the 2020 Democratic revenue be required to obtain has handled this issue badly, appeals to about four people that Warren does not, and beat Trump. Indeed, it’s the
nomination, Warren is the a new federal charter that but giving it more attention from the Upper East Side of her experience as the state’s only way to beat Trump. That’s
only candidate with a feasible obliges the company to con- is just helping Trump’s racist Manhattan; and I frankly have attorney general, or “top cop,” why I’m with Liz—for now.

A statement in solidarity with federal workers

border wall functions only and they have since been doin College, our institution, our top-notch dining services fering them no-interest loans
by Diego Grossmann and as a symbol of hate meant the backbone of American has yet to provide a statement for the duration of the shut- and numerous restaurants
Benjamin Ray to deepen our nation’s polit- economic, cultural and po- or take action on this issue. down, while they live without are providing much-needed
Op-Ed Contributors
ical divide and advance an litical progress. Workers are Abiding by the “Common paychecks. meals for free.
We, members of the Bow- anti-immigrant, hyper-na- not merely numbers either. Good” means not only stating 3. Allow students with Our proposed steps, how-
doin Labor Alliance, write tionalist agenda. This wall, Their labors and their lives our values, but also putting family members who are fed- ever small, would ease the
this statement to publicly hundreds of miles long on a merit the same respect, dig- them into practice. eral workers to delay tuition burden on some of our com-
express our solidarity with 2,000-mile border, would not nity and value as those of the Thus, we call upon our payments for the duration of munity members and allow
federal workers struggling even accomplish the admin- highest office. Some 800,000 College to: the shutdown. Bowdoin students to more
during these long weeks istration’s own apparent—yet federal workers, integral to 1. Condemn President Doing so would expand deeply engage with those
without pay due to the gov- inconsistently voiced—goal our economy, should not be Trump’s proposed border wall upon the example set by Col- whose often-hidden labor we
ernment shutdown. to deter illegal immigration. $5,000 behind on their bills. and call upon his administra- lege of the Atlantic in Bar depend upon.
Workers should not be Migrants are not merely They deserve better. tion to immediately end this Harbor, Maine which pro- Bowdoin taking action
exploited as political pawns; numbers, nor should they be A society that ignores these shutdown. vided federal workers with a would also inspire similarly
they are our friends, relatives, framed as a threat to rally our facts is an oppressive one; a 2. Allow federal workers meal at no cost in their din- wealthy and influential in-
community members and president’s political base and president who does so is a in our community to access ing hall. Furthermore, local stitutions in our community,
peers. Many workers live from unnecessarily racialize our tyrant. museums are opening up at state and across the nation, to
paycheck to paycheck, and are politics. Immigrants found- We are disappoint- no cost for Maine’s 10,000 follow our lead.
therefore falling behind on ed our country ed that Bow- federal workers, some
current financial obliga- Maine banks are of-
tions—rent, healthcare
and car payments,
education costs and
the need to put
food on the table—
simply because of
our president’s
commitment to
building a wall
between the
United States
and Mexico, an
explicit symbol
of racism and
white suprem-
acy. This situa-
tion is one that
all members of SNYDE
our society should
Trump’s proposed
16 Friday, January 25, 2019

Volunteer Fair
Various local and student-led volunteer organizations will set
up stations in Smith Union for students interested in
pursuing community service opportunities. Staff from the
Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good will also be
present to offer students more opportunities to get involved.
Sail Room, David Saul Smith Union. 4 p.m.

Arctic Museum Student Night
The Arctic Museum and Student Activities will organize
tours of the Arctic Museum and Bliss Room and host a
capella performances. The museum will also provide
students with hors d’oeuvres and materials for making crafts.
Lobby, Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.
PERFORMANCE ICE, ICE, BABY: Students take advantage of the ice rink on the quad to play a casual game of hockey. The seasonal rink was installed over break
Josephina and Zapion and students were pleased to see this Bowdoin winter tradition upon their return to campus.
Belly dancer Josephina Gasca will join Middle Eastern
Ensemble Zapion to perform an arrangement of Middle
Eastern folk, classical, Sufi and art music.
Frontier. 8 p.m.
Trump: A Conversation About the Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos
45th Presidency Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril will show her documentary
As part of the ‘What Matters’ series, the Joseph McKeen in which two young Inuit women decide to get facial and hand
Center for the Common Good will host an interactive tattoos as a means of reconnecting with their culture.

SATURDAY 26 discussion to increase mutual understanding and awareness Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
of pertinent issues in the current presidency.
Morrell Lounge, David Saul Smith Union. 7:30 p.m. EVENT
LECTURE Spring Student Activities Fair
Bowdoin and the Wide World of A large selection of clubs will set up stations in Smith Union for
Hockey: 1880-2010 Book Talk students seeking out new extracurricular opportunities
Members of the community are invited to hear this semester.
Stephen Hardy ’70 discuss his book on the history of hockey David Saul Smith Union. 7 p.m.
at Bowdoin and around the world.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 3:30 p.m.
Dickinson’s Kinesthetic Art
Theo Davis, professor of English at Northeastern University,
will discuss kinesthesia and body awareness practices as
observed in the works of prominent 19th-century poet Emily
SUNDAY 27 Dickinson and other authors. LECTURE
Faculty Room, Massachusetts Hall. 4:30 p.m. Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining
the Relationship of African Americans
FILM SCREENING FITNESS to the Great Outdoors
On the Basis of Sex Barre Fusion Storyteller and geographer Carolyn Finney will discuss her
Eveningstar Cinema will show “On the Basis of Sex,” a film Fitness Instructor Lindsey Larsen Myer will lead a class in Barre aim to increase cultural competency within environmental
detailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s journey to becoming a Fusion, an intense cardio workout which incorporates elements organizations and address the role privilege plays in
Supreme Court justice. of ballet. determining who is involved with environmental advocacy.
Eveningstar Cinema. 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Room 201, Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 5:15 p.m. Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment. 7:30 p.m.


Black History First Year & Maine Employers

Month Kickoff Sophomore Dance Pub Trivia Night
Career Fair