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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, February 1, 2019 Volume 148, Number 14 bowdoinorient.com

Polar Bears maul rival Mammoths

Bowdoin gets revenge


on Amherst. Page 13.
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

BOUNCING BACK: Taylor Choate ’19 prepares to take a shot in the epic Bowdoin-Amherst match up last Saturday. The game was a rematch of last year’s National Championship game, but this time ended with much better results for
Bowdoin. After trailing 34-18 at the half, the Polar Bears rallied to defeat Amherst 65-56. The team has continued its win streak and enters the weekend with a record of 20-0 for just the second time in program history.

Construction to continue with new Bowdoin kicks


academic building, Arctic Museum off Black History
by Emily Cohen
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Dean for Academic Affairs Eliz-
abeth McCormack.
This construction proj-
tion site may be affected.
Matt Orlando, senior vice
president for finance and ad-
will help tremendously.”
The timing of the con-
struction is also related to
Month and Beyond
Two new buildings—an ect, which is slated to begin ministration and treasurer of the phasing of the Campus
academic building named for in the summer of 2020 and the College, made assurances Master Plan. Mills Hall will Month and Beyond has been
former College President Bar- be completed by the end of that efforts will be made to provide a “swing space” for by Danielle Quezada made possible by the collabo-
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ry Mills and a new home for 2021, is part of the College’s minimize damage to the trees. faculty displaced during the rative efforts between groups
the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Master Plan. The plan—cre- The construction project Sills Hall renovation. A Pulitzer Prize winning such as the African American
Museum and Arctic Studies ated in 2004 by architectural will cost around $30 mil- Since 1967, the Peary-Mac- author and a White House Society (Af-Am), Africa Al-
Program—will be constructed firm Skidmore, Owings & lion, which Orlando said the millan Arctic Museum has correspondent will be among liance, Student Organization
in the coming years on the cor- Merrill—outlines Bowdoin’s College has already secured documented Bowdoin’s con- the guests on campus for for Caribbean Awareness,
ner of College Street and Sills expansion and renovation through issued bonds. nection to the Arctic, dating Black History Month and the Sexuality, Women and
Drive. President Clayton Rose projects for the next several In addition to a 200-seat back to the mid-19th century, Beyond this year. The cele- Gender Center (SWAG), the
announced the plans in an decades. The Roux Center for auditorium and a 250-person in what was once the reading bration, led by several affinity Muslim Student Association
email to campus on Monday. the Environment and Park event space, Mills Hall will room of the College Library. groups, will officially com- (MSA) and the Dean’s Office.
The construction of a new Row Apartments are also part expand the number of class- Though some appreciate the mence today during the Kick- The Outing Club and Stu-
academic building, which of the plan. rooms that cater to the facul- intimate feel of the space, its Off Reception in Russwurm dent Activities were the lead
is on track to include class- Old standbys on campus ty’s needs and desires. Results size has hindered the Muse- African American Center sponsors of Dr. Carolyn Fin-
rooms, faculty offices, study will be torn down to accom- from a classroom utilization um’s ability to expand and ac- from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ney’s presentation “Black Fac-
spaces, an event space and modate the new additions. study conducted last year commodate research. It is also “It’s been a cold winter, so es, White Spaces: Re-Imag-
an auditorium, will allow for Dudley Coe, constructed reported that faculty prefer not climate controlled, which hopefully people can bring ining the Relationship of
renovation of Sills Hall, which in 1917, will be demolished classrooms with flexible fur- endangers the collection. some warm energy to Russ- African Americans to the
retains many features from its when construction of the niture and technological ca- “This is something that a wurm and continue to fight Outdoors,” which took place
original 1950 construction. two buildings is complete. pabilities, said McCormack. number of us have been ask- the good fight in fellowship,” last night. Finney sparked a
The new structure for the Arc- The future locations of the Orlando added that mid- ing for a very long time,” said said Benjamin Harris, direc- fresh conversation that Harris
tic Studies Program will allow offices and facilities housed sized classrooms are in par- Susan Kaplan, professor of tor of the Student Center for believes is relevant to Bow-
the Arctic Museum to vacate in Dudley Coe, including the ticularly high demand. anthropology and director of Multicultural Life. doin’s community, given that
its current location on the first Office of Residential Life and “We have a deficit of class- the Peary-MacMillan Arctic In planning programming, part of Maine’s appeal to many
floor of Hubbard Hall. WBOR-FM, have not yet been rooms that are suitable for Museum and Arctic Studies Harris tries to combine var- students is its opportunity for
Plans have not yet been made determined. class sizes, really between 30 Center. ious ideas transpiring on engagement in a multitude of
to decide which departments In addition, a grove of pine and 60 students,” said Orlan- The new and larger space campus and present them outdoor activities.
will occupy the new Mills Hall trees at the proposed—but do. “That’s a constant chal- cohesively to the community.
or the vacancy in Hubbard, said not yet finalized—construc- lenge for scheduling, so this Please see BUILDINGS, page 3 In this vein, Black History Please see MONTH, page 4

N MIDDLEBURY DIVESTS F TEA TIME AT THE CONNELLYS’ A DANCE AWAY S BRINGING MUSIC BACK O BULLDOZING TO BUILD
Middlebury announced that it will divest How one professor’s tea company has grown Innovative class challenges the distinction The new Bowdoin Pep Band is wowing James O’Shea ’20 laments the loss of
its endowment from fossil fuels. Page 3. into an international business. Page 5. between acting and dancing. Page 8. crowds. Page 9. Bowdoin’s pines for new construction. Page 14.
2 Friday, February 1, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT
1/25 to 1/31
STUDENT SPEAK:
What is something that is OK to occasionally do, but
Friday, January 25
• A student in Chamberlain Hall using a hair straight-
• There was a report of students smoking inside an
apartment at Brunswick Apartments. not everyday?
ener accidentally set off a smoke alarm. • Students playing video games at Chamberlain Hall
• Security officers and Brunswick Rescue assisted an at 2 a.m. generated a noise complaint.
elderly patron at the Museum of Art who was feeling • Brunswick Fire Department responded to Bruns- Will Donaldson ’20
ill. wick Apartment O, second floor hallway, for a fire
• An officer escorted a student with a dislocated
shoulder to Mid Coast Hospital.
alarm. The cause was undetermined.
“Screaming at the top of your lungs.”
Monday, January 28
Saturday, January 26 • A student at the Visual Arts Center with severe ab-
• A door alarm sounded at the second floor fire exit dominal pain was escorted to the health
at Baxter House. center.
• An unregistered event was dispersed in the base-
ment of Baxter House. Wednesday, January 30
• An officer conducted a wellness check for an in- • A student at Smith House reported that a stray dog
toxicated minor who was passed out in a hallway at jump into her car. The student drove the dog to the Gerard Goucher ’21
Winthrop Hall. security office. The dog, who was later identified as
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxi- Falla, was reunited with his owner. "Flirting with an old man ... or more."
cated minor at Mayflower Apartments. • A student reported a parka missing from the cubbies
• An intoxicated student who became ill in the stands at the Buck Fitness Center. It turned out that the parka
at Watson Arena was escorted to a residence hall. was taken by mistake.
• A student entering Coles Tower lobby received a
laceration when a door he was opening struck him in Thursday, January 31
the eye. • Reports were received from the Peary-MacMillan
Arctic Museum and Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
Sunday, January 27 that a man was being inappropriate and making stu- John Penek ’20
• An intoxicated minor student on College Street was dents and staff uncomfortable. Security encountered
assessed and then escorted to his residence.
• An officer aided a student who was reported to be
the man near the Main Quad where the man became
uncooperative with officers. Brunswick police were
"Washing your hands.”
in distress. called and the man was served with a trespass warning
• A student with recurrent symptoms from a barring him from all College property.
previous concussion was transported to Mid Coast
Hospital.
COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY
• An officer checked on the AND SECURITY
well-being of an intoxicated
minor at Hyde Hall.
• At the request Claudette Proctor ’21
of a friend,
an officer “Peeing just a little bit in your pants.”
checked on
the well-being
of a student
at Brunswick SYDNEY REAPER
Apartments.
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Across 51. “Despacito” singer Fonsi


52. SNL feature
1. Mass air flow (Abbr.) *53. Some certain insects, or a
4. Devil’s designer label, in a 2006 what the starred clues contain
movie 55. Pennsylvania Ave. trees
9. Big name in shoe stores 56. Spine chilling
12. ____ in the wheel 57. “Put out,” in Tokyo
14. With 7-Down, CNN host 58. Delaware’s capital?
15. Delete everything 59. Union setting
*16. Waterproof canvases 60. Hwy. such as 66
17. Email heading words
18. Comes before a patent Down
19. Honorable “you” in Chinese
20. Start a billiards match 1. French Fauvism artist
21. Use a thimble 2. The scholastic world
*22. Guyana capital 3. Tip off
25. Very intoxicated 4. New Year’s Day activity
27. What bales are made of 5. Trusted
28. Neuro-linguistic program- 6. Vital acid
ming, familiarly 7. See 14-Across
29. Norse goddess of healing 8. T or F, frequently (Abbr.)
30. Tijuana “that” 9. Make a meal of
*31. Lincoln follower? 10. Outstretch
36. 23andMe test subject 11. “Starboy” singer, with “The”
37. An archive file format for data 13. College stat
compression 15. 1832 Presidential candidate
39. Prefix with center or pen William
42. New Zealand songbird 20. Singer also known as Sasha
43. Statistical norm Fierce 33. Oliver Twist, for example 40. Deli dill 47. Unreactive, to a chemist
*45. What love is to Johnny Cash 23. Prefix meaning “flow” 34. Prophetic 41. Keeping rhythm, eventually 51. “Inc.” in the U.K.
48. Some movie FX 24. Deep laceration 35. Most relentless complainer 43. “Lawrence of _____” 53. Earl Grey is one variety
49. Be a brat 26. Not a convertible 38. Revised series put out again 44. This wood coating 54. Loki’s daughter, goddess of the
50. Grandma nickname 32. Sufficient, in texts 39. Cleared 46. Nerve dead
Friday, February 1, 2019 NEWS 3

Middlebury to divest endowment from fossil fuels


voted in favor of divestment. shift to 100 percent renewable student petition from Bowdo- thorne-Longfellow Library. in the works for nearly a de-
by Jessica Piper Fossil-fuel investments energy and reduce campus in Climate Action (BCA) call- Members said the protest was cade—and opened the Roux
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currently comprise around energy consumption by 25 ing on Bowdoin to divest from necessary because the Board Center for the Environment,
Middlebury College will four percent of Middlebury’s percent by 2028. The fourth fossil fuel companies, Barry of Trustees had not taken which meets the requirements
begin to divest its billion-dol- $1.06 billion endowment. In pillar of its plan involves en- Mills—president of the Col- their calls for divestment se- for Platinum LEED certifica-
lar endowment from fossil fu- a statement, the college said vironmental education. lege at the time—and Senior riously. tion by the U.S. Green Build-
els, the college announced on it will work with Investure, Middlebury becomes the Vice President for Investments When President Clayton ing Council.
Tuesday. The decision is part the Charlottesville, Virgin- first NESCAC school to an- Paula Volent said that 1.4 per- Rose took Mills’ place in the Still, Haley Maurice ’20, a
of a four-step environmen- ia-based firm that manages nounce a divestment plan. cent of the College’s endow- summer of 2015, he said he BCA co-leader, said she sees a
tal plan, called Energy2028, the endowment, to phase out Among Maine institutions, ment was invested in fossil fu- agreed with his predeces- key difference in Bowdoin and
that the Middlebury Board of direct investments, with the Unity College decided in 2012 els and that divestment would sor’s judgment that Bowdoin Middlebury’s respective atti-
Trustees approved last week- goal of complete elimination to divest its endowment from cost Bowdoin $100 million should not divest. tudes toward the environment.
end. within the next 15 years. The the top 200 publicly traded over the next ten years. After floating a student pe- “Divestment is a core part
The decision follows broad college does not have plans to fossil fuel companies. The BCA met with the Board tition on divestment again in of Middlebury’s commitment
expressions of support from cease its holdings in general trustees for the University of of Trustees about divestment the fall of 2016, BCA—known to the environment,” she said.
both Middlebury students and equity market index funds, Maine system voted in 2015 to in the fall of 2014 but did not for its strong stance on divest- “The thing that separates Bow-
faculty. Last April, nearly 80 which make up a smaller por- divest from coal investments. make headway on the issue. ment—announced in April doin from Midd is [that] they
percent of students supported tion of the endowment and While Bowdoin has had Critics of divestment have 2017 it would be ending that are willing to look into their
divestment in a vote led by the sometimes contain oil and gas active protests in favor of di- argued that it is a largely sym- campaign to better focus its functioning as an institution.”
college’s Student Government investments. vestment in the past, momen- bolic gesture that would hurt energy on local politics. Another petition for di-
Association, according to the In addition to ending its tum for the cause on campus the College’s finances. In the Since then, Bowdoin has vestment at Bowdoin, Mau-
Middlebury Campus. In No- fossil fuel investments, the has declined in recent years. spring of 2015, BCA staged a declared itself carbon neu- rice added, is “not off the
vember, 92 percent of faculty college announced plans to In 2013, in response to a sit-in at Mills’ office in Haw- tral—a plan that had been table.”

BUILDINGS
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the College’s financial aid pro-
gram was an important value
and goal during Mills’s pres-
Who’s paying for it anyway?
Bowdoin primarily finances capital projects such as the construc-
Deadline extended for
will grant the Arctic Museum
more flexibility, not only to
display more of its collection
idency. When Mills was Pres-
ident between 2001 and 2015,
Bowdoin admissions became
tion of Mills Hall and the new Center for Arctic Studies through
debt, donations or a combination of the two. Treasurer Matt Or-
lando explains.
applications to
but also to encourage faculty
and students to engage in the
interdisciplinary nature of
need-blind and the College
adopted a no-loan/grant-only
financial aid policy.
To finance through debt means that the College issues bonds,
which are purchased either by banks or on the public market; Bow-
doin tends to see better prices on the public market. In order to
senior-only House
Arctic Studies, said Kaplan. “He really moved the nee- go into the market, Bowdoin works with Maine Health and Higher but we know how to use it
Initial plans for the new facil- dle for the College in terms of Educational Facilities Authority (MHHEFA), the conduit for all by Rohini Kurup since we’re older, and we’re not
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ity also include a classroom, improving our financial aid tax-exempt entities in Maine that want to issue bonds, and with an afraid to use it.”
which the current museum packages, implementing the underwriter, a Wall Street bank, to provide extra insurance to the The Office of Residential Unlike other College Hous-
lacks, to facilitate hands-on no-loan policy and expanding College (Bowdoin’s underwriter is usually Barclays, “a major player” Life (ResLife) has extended es that are required to program
interaction with the museum’s the endowment, growing the in higher education bond issuance, according to Orlando). the deadline for juniors to for first years, Ladd, which
artifacts. scholarship endowment for With these agencies Bowdoin receives an estimate issue of how apply to Ladd House, the sole doesn’t have affiliates, has
“The museum has collect- the College, and so this makes much the projects will cost and how much each bond should cost seniors-only College House, been able to cater events to the
ed so many artifacts and a lot perfect sense,” Orlando said. in order to pay for the project. From there, the bonds go on the until after Spring Break in senior class. Orosco, who lived
of people have donated stuff, Druckenmiller, formerly market, with the hope that there are enough orders to cover the an effort to better align the in Ladd during her sophomore
and there is just not enough a hedge fund manager and issued cost. If so, the underwriter can raise the price of the bond, application process with the year, was excited to return to a
space in the current museum member of the College’s Board thus decreasing the yield, or what Bowdoin needs to pay off in the general housing lottery. The space so central to campus life.
to house all of those artifacts,” of Trustees, is a repeated do- end. Typically that payoff term is 30 years, and the bonds may be deadline for applications was “The best thing about liv-
said Seneca Ellis ’22, who nor to the College. In 1998, paid off incrementally or all at once, with interest. originally January 25. ing in Ladd sophomore year
works in the Museum. “So it’s Druckenmiller gifted $35.6 Once sufficient bonds are sold, the College receives net pro- Interim Assistant Director is that we had so many re-
super cool that they’re going million to the College, the ceeds from the deals after paying fees and costs. Those proceeds of Residential Education Tim quests to use the areas that we
to have a new place where largest donation ever received. constitute the capital budget, which is separate from the College’s Coston said the change came didn’t have an issue of feeling
they can display more of the A program committee for operating budget. after ResLife and members of like there was a lull in pro-
really cool things that they’ve each building, consisting of Using debt markets to pay for capital projects, rather than Ladd House found that the gramming, and it’s the same
managed to collect.” students, faculty and staff, taking from the endowment, is wise for the College, explained initial application timeline this year,” said Orosco. “We
In the Monday email, Rose will convene soon to begin Orlando, since the long-term return rate of the endowment tends would pose difficulties for definitely prioritize putting
also announced a $5-million designing Mills Hall and the to be higher than the interest rate that the College has to pay on current juniors. on social events for the house
donation toward financial Arctic Studies Center. Orlan- issued bonds. “For a lot of juniors coming and our friends and the senior
aid from Fiona and Stanley do estimates that schematic Of course, new buildings may also be financed through do- back from abroad, or juniors class as opposed to for the
Druckenmiller ’75, H’07 to designs will be ready to pres- nations. The Roux Center for the Environment was financed going abroad, housing is not campus.”
honor Mills, the 14th Presi- ent to the Brunswick Plan- primarily through gifts, while Park Row Apartments are financed something that is super on For Ladd Programming Di-
dent of the College. Bolstering ning Board early next year. completely through debt. their mind, and so we’ve got rector Simon Chow ’19, being
a lot of interest but it doesn’t in an all-senior College House
seem like the right time for has special advantages for put-
students,” said Coston. ting on events.
Coston does not think the “A large part is the fact that
highly-anticipated opening I’m a senior in a social house,
of Park Row Apartments will and that has allowed me to use
deter juniors from applying to the connections that I’ve made
Ladd. from my years here at Bowdo-
“I think that there’s a lot in to create programming and
of interest, and rightly so, create events,” said Chow.
around Park Row Apartments According to Coston,
right now,” said Coston. “Un- ResLife plans to keep Ladd a
fortunately, there are a limited senior-only house for the fore-
number of beds and a vast ma- seeable future.
jority of people won’t be able “This year we looked at it
to live there. So I think people as a trial run, and the people
have been realistic about that living there have had over-
and still have shown a lot of whelming success,” said Cos-
interest in Ladd.” ton. “I really think everyone
Both ResLife and current has been pleasantly surprised
students consider Ladd a suc- at how much they’ve done and
cessful housing experiment. In how active they are and how
its first year as a senior-only they’ve been able to do it in
College House, according to their own way.”
its current residents, Ladd has For Chow and the friends
given seniors unique opportu- he blocked with, living in
nities they would not have had Ladd meant a new opportu-
in other housing options. nity to make the most of their
“We have a whole a pot final year at Bowdoin.
of ResLife money that you “As a senior, a lot of times
wouldn’t be able to use in oth- you think of applying to jobs,
PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT er senior living spaces,” said to graduate school, just trying
Ladd House President Amber to finish college,” said Chow.
CONTINUAL CONSTRUCTION: In addition to the previously announced construction projects that will impact residential life, the College will be using an
alumni donation to build two new academic buildings, one of which will house the Arctic Studies program and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Orosco ’19. “We have a really “We wanted to end it on a good
large budget to work with … note, really finish strong.”
4 NEWS Friday, February 1, 2019

BSG seeks input on double minors, exam policy


Executive Committee mem- “I think that, as an insti- representative to the CIC. can, it can be very limiting for ten don’t know it … so if this is
by Jessica Troubh ber Jenna Scott ’19, who—like tution that uses a variety of “Obviously, there’s going students who, like me in my something that we want, if the
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many of her fellow students— methods to show what students to be a lot of discussion about first year, wanted to go into survey reveals that, then I think
Bowdoin Student Govern- has questioned both of these have learned in a semester, our it before they make any huge three different fields but didn’t [the administration] will take it
ment (BSG) sent out a survey policies many times since the handbook and policies should change,” said Tjin A Djie. want to have to cut one out into pretty decent account.”
to gauge student opinion of start of her academic career at reflect that,” said Scott. “Because that’s a significant … or focus on it to the point Additionally, Scott encour-
two widely-contested academ- Bowdoin. While Scott anticipates that change.” of being a double major,” said ages students who feel passion-
ic policies last week with the Although the bunching rule changes to the bunching rule However, it is clear that Scott. ate about policies such as these
hopes of garnering momentum is currently only utilized by will have a decent chance of some students believe that the So far, 328 students have to voice their thoughts at BSG’s
to convince faculty to change around three percent of stu- passing through faculty and the College should allow for dou- responded to the survey; Scott general assembly meetings,
the policies. The first of these dents, Scott laments that it only Curriculum Implementation ble minors. Essentially, Scott would love to see this number which take place in Daggett
policies, known as the “bunch- applies to examinations and Committee (CIC), she thinks believes students should be increase to at least 500, as she Lounge every Wednesday from
ing rule,” states that students fails to recognize other meth- a policy allowing students to able to get credit for multiple believes that student feedback 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. The first 15
with three final exams in a ods of evaluation, such as final double minor might be a bit passions, especially if they will play a significant role in minutes of every meeting are
48-hour period can reschedule papers. She believes students harder to pass, as it is a more have put in the work and taken the policymaking process. designated to Public Comment
one to a more convenient time; should be allowed to resched- significant change to academic enough classes to fill the re- “I think faculty really want Time.
the second policy prevents ule due-dates of final papers if policy at Bowdoin. quirement for a minor. to hear from students. When “We really want people
students from declaring two they have three papers or a mix Nicole D Tjin A Djie ’21, “At a school that talks so I talk to administrators, they to come to Public Comment
minors. of papers and exams within one chair of academic affairs for much about wanting us to ex- always say the students are the Time,” said Scott, “even if it’s
Leading the initiative is BSG 48-hour period. BSG, agrees. She is the BSG plore as many passions as we ones with the power, but we of- not about this issue.”

Working groups looks to involve students in future library plans


Students answered questions ed by the Future of Libraries (H-L), Hatch Science Library, Furthermore, the group has “Renovations and things of
by Kathryn Bosse about topics ranging from use at Bowdoin Working Group, Pierce Art Library and Beck- held open forums for faculty to that nature take time and plan-
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of physical space to whether which was charged by Presi- with Music Library. Hassen speak about how libraries at Bow- ning,” Hassen said. “President
As a working group contem- students thought the libraries dent Clayton Rose, and began emphasized that the group’s doin can best meet their needs [Clayton] Rose wanted to form
plates changes to Bowdoin’s li- needed standing desks, more meeting in fall 2018. intention is to envision a library and the needs of their students. the group well ahead of time.”
braries, students weighed in this comfortable seating and tables The group aims to gain a bet- system capable of fostering the Faculty members received a sur- Hassen explained that, for
week via a survey. conducive to collaborative work. ter understanding of what stu- best possible academic success. vey similar to the student version. now, library plans are con-
“The last time H-L was ren- The survey also covered resourc- dents would like to see in librar- Along with distributing the The changes, however, many ceptual—students still have a
ovated was 2003,” said Director es, including online databases ies across campus and of what survey, members of the Future not happen during current stu- chance to impact the trajectory
of the Library Marjorie Hassen and physical collections, and constitutes a Bowdoin student’s of Libraries at Bowdoin Working dents’ tenure. The current pur- of library changes. Interested
said. “As we know, things are asked students whether they ideal library. Group have spoken to students pose of the group and the survey students are encouraged to pro-
no longer done as they were in thought a café would improve Bowdoin’s library system studying in H-L at various times is to begin a conversation about vide their email when prompt-
2003. We want the library to be the working environment. already spans four buildings: during the day to receive input what libraries on campus should ed at the end of the survey to
a modern, useful space.” The survey was distribut- Hawthorne-Longfellow Library and have formed focus groups. look like in the next decade. participate in the dialogue.

MONTH who will be on campus on


February 28th to recount art
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and narrative regarding social
“It’s interesting to think justice and the black Muslim
about what it looks like for experience.
people of color to experience Other events include “A
the outdoors in a way that tradi- Night of Comedy” on February
tionally has not been the case,” 22 with comedian Teddy Ray
Harris said. “I think the Outing and the annual “Ebony Ball”
Club is doing a really great job on February 23. In addition, on
in trying to bring light and en- March 5, April Ryan, who has
gage folks in conversation about worked as a White House cor-
diversity in the outdoors.” respondent for over 20 years
Af-Am is currently focused and authored the book “Under
on the Concert and Showcase, Fire: Reporting from the Front
an event comprised of creative Lines of the Trump White
student performances, set to House,” will give a lecture.
take place in Jack Magee’s Pub Harris strongly encourages stu-
and Grill on February 16. dents not to miss her visit.
“We usually bring a per- Harris added that Black His-
former on campus, but this tory Month and Beyond encour-
year we are highlighting Af-Am ages people to realize that the
members that produce their world surpasses their immediate
own music and giving them a community and acknowledge
platform to share their art and the black contributions and sac-
music, including rap, R&B, rifices that have generated the
hip-hop and slam poetry,” said world as we know it.
Mohamed Nur ’19, president of At Bowdoin, Black History
Af-Am. “We are trying to high- Month—typically celebrated
light the talent within our own in February—will expand be-
community and show Bowdoin yond the traditional timeline
a different kind of sound.” with Finney’s talk yesterday
The President’s Office and another to be held in early ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

helped bring Taylor Branch, March, giving a literal mean- STARTING STRONG: Students and community members crowded into the lantern of the Roux Center for the Environment at Dr. Carolyn Finney’s talk,
an author who won a Pulitzer ing to the word “Beyond” in “Black Faces, White Spaces: Re-Imaging the Relationship of African Americans to the Outdoors,” the first event of Black History Month and Beyond.
Prize for chronicling the work the name of the celebration. history is always around,” because it wouldn’t be Ameri- feels that the month is a chance to learn more as well as en-
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, the use of the term Harris said. “It’s an opportu- ca without black people.” to create particularly impactful gage around a topic or issue
during the Civil Rights Move- is also symbolic. nity to let people know that Although Harris said his programming on campus. in a way that they might not
ment. MSA focused on the “We are not constrained to it’s bigger than just February. logistical priority is to oversee “I hope people take time to have before coming to a pro-
recruitment of Tariq Touré, the month of February; black It goes throughout the year contracts and facilitate ideas, he laugh, to reflect and to want gram,” he said.

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F FEATURES
Spilling the tea: professor
brings the flavor home
III,” said Connelly. to do anything intellectual, so
by Reuben Schafir Realizing that the only way it’s a good activity for that.”
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to improve his skills was to Still, the Connellys take
Rachel Connelly, Bion R. go to the country, the family their tea quite seriously. They
Cram professor of economics, decided to do just that. When taste many varieties of tea be-
and her family have what she Martin was six, Connelly ar- fore choosing their favorites,
describes as “a long-term love ranged a job for herself in narrowing down an enormous
affair with China.” So when her China for a year and the family selection to just a few prime
oldest son, Martin Connelly, moved. “We totally fell in love products.
graduated from Colby in 2008 with China,” said Connelly. The “We pull the teapot out and
and suggested that the family family continues to travel to the taste the tea—that’s the part we
start a Chinese tea company, it country twice a year. like to do together—and pick
seemed only natural. Seven years later, the Con- out which kind of tea to import,”
After discussing the idea nellys still run their company said Connelly.
with, her husband Michael on a few basic tenets: provide a It’s this piece of the equation
Connelly and her son Martin, good product, do it sustainably that the Connelly’s pride them-
the family decided to try it. Four and make sure it is organic and selves on: picking good tea.
years later, the Little Red Cup fair trade certified. They divide “What people are getting
Tea Company sold its first tin the work amongst them, each from us that they can’t get
of certified organic, fair trade, focusing on the area of business from other places is like we
loose-leaf tea imported directly which aligns with their natural did the work: all of our teas are
from China, and the family has skillset. Martin manages the good,” Connelly said. “They’re
spent the last seven years enjoy- website and wholesale orders, really good. They’re not just
ing its expansion, sip by sip. while Michael travels to China OK. They’re the highest qual-
The company’s origins can to deal with growers and co-ops ity tea that an everyday person
be traced back to two simple and packs the tea into its tins would drink.”
facts about the Connelly fam- at their house. Connelly han- Flavors vary from Da Hong
ily: they love China and they dles the company’s books and Pao, which brews in a deep red
love tea. In 1986, when Martin spreadsheets. color, to the famous Jasmine
was one years old, Michael took “It’s intellectually interesting, Green. Local vendors can con-
Chinese classes at Bowdoin and it does relate to all these firm that it is high quality tea.
in the morning, before taking economic models that I teach “It is a remarkably high qual- PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
over the childcare for the day and to see them sort of in action, ity tea. And that’s apparent right BREWING THE BEST: Professor of Economics Rachel Connelly and her family started a tea company after years of visiting
while Rachel came to Bowdoin to me that’s fun,” Connelly said. off the bat,” said Ben Gatchell, China. Her son, Martin, manages the website; Michael, her husband, deals with growers in China and she does the books.
to teach. She frequently uses tea as an ex- owner of the Brunswick coffee that suited his needs. In search companies that distribute loose- sides in her basement.
“He [took] Chinese I, then he ample in her classes. shop Dog Bar Jim. “You can tell of a local, organic, fair trade leaf Chinese teas, the Connellys “It’s a company secret,” Con-
couldn’t quite keep up with the Teaching, although, remains by the look of it, by the smell of tea, Gatchell was pleasantly sur- see the process through them- nelly said.
undergraduate speed of learning her top priority. it, by the taste of it.” prised that a company providing selves, from start to finish. Little Red Cup tea is for sale
characters, so he took Chinese I “It’s a side business for all of Gatchell, who’s carried Little such a product was just down The family stores the tea in the at Morning Glory Natural Foods
again. Then he took Chinese II us,” she said. “We fill the orders Red Cup since he opened his the street from him. basement of a garage that Mi- and Dog Bar Jim in Brunswick,
like three times, because in Chi- in the evening. It’s at a time of business last April, ran across The local distribution of Little chael built. They sold one ton of as well as various other locations
nese II you just add vocabulary. day when I’m not ready to go to the brand accidently while Red Cup’s inventory is certainly it last year. However, she wouldn’t around New England and Que-
Then he actually took Chinese sleep but I’m not awake enough scouring the internet for a tea not an accident. Unlike other share how much tea currently re- bec, including Portland.

Investigating the Virgin Mary’s sexuality in the Middle Ages


study of virginity in all drama, the Renaissance. skins are used to make vel-
by Lauren Katz but a study of the Virgin Mary In addition to this group, lum. But I’m interested in the
Orient Staff in one manuscript.” Solberg meets with other fac- bugs,” Solberg said. “I asked
In its first of three book Solberg described the re- ulty members who study fem- [Special Collections Librarian
launches this semester, the search and drafting process as inism and the pre-modern. Marieke Van Der Steenhoven]
Bowdoin library hosted As- “nothing but challenges.” Although Solberg teaches to show me the most messed-
sociate Professor of English “I remember transition- drama and medieval literature up book in our special collec-
Maggie Solberg on Thursday ing from the undergraduate courses at Bowdoin, including tions. This thing look[ed] like
to present her new book, “Vir- model of writing, which was courses on Beowulf and Early a sieve. [The bugs] just really
gin Whore,” a study of literary to do everything in a panic Renaissance drama this se- destroyed it.”
representations of the Virgin the night before, stay up all mester, she’s never taught the Jon Luke Tittman ’19, who
Mary’s sexuality in late medi- night and eat espresso beans exact subject of her research, has taken a number of cours-
eval culture. alone in the computer lab— though she tries to incorporate es taught by Solberg, said her
“We think of her as being which does not work—to the elements of it into her courses. project inspired him to con-
a perfect virgin, but if you academic model, where you “I try to give the people sider how the materiality of
look at late medieval culture, chip away at it every day for what they want. I’ve thought the texts contain meaning and
there are alternatives that go years. That’s the only way to about teaching a first year influence the way readers in-
so far as to represent her as a write this kind of book,” Sol- seminar on the Virgin Mary, terpret them.
promiscuous adulteress,” said berg said. “I changed my mind but can you imagine that fill- “It’s sort of like a new way
Solberg. “You might think many times. I was wrong ing up? Maybe I’ll just go for of thinking about how to read
they would mean that as an many, many times.” it sometime—I’ll [call it] ‘The texts. ‘Sir Gawain and the
insult—and sometimes they Despite its challenges, Sol- Virgin Mary’ and see who Green Knight’ is a super old
do—but they also mean it as a berg’s book is also full of farc- shows up,” Solberg said. “It’s text and part of it was disfig-
compliment and a joke.” es and jokes. all in the title. I’d have to find ured, so it’s unclear how to
“Virgin Whore,” which “There were some dirty some really jazzy way to sell translate some of the words,”
is Solberg’s first full-length jokes that I thought about for the title.” Tittman said.
book, is the product of con- years,” Solberg said. “They Now, Solberg is busy study- Tittman, inspired by Sol-
tinued work on her graduate were the gift that just kept on ing literal book worms in me- berg’s work, experimented
dissertation completed at the giving because they just kept dieval manuscripts. with his final essay by burn-
University of Virginia, where getting funnier and funnier.” According to Solberg, this ing part of the last page and
she researched ideas of virgin- Following graduate school, field is relatively new. The poking holes in it. It’s not
ity in early modern drama. Solberg joined reading groups development of DNA and often that students find a
“The more I dug into [the of professors at Bowdoin who protein analysis has aided the professor who encourages
EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT topic], the more lost I got. It’s gather to read and critique studies of manuscripts and such bold risk taking, but for
A RENAISSANCE WOMAN: As part of a series of book launches such a big topic. So my advi- each other’s work. One such contributed to the rise of this Solberg, that’s how to create
this semester, the Bowdoin library started with Associate Professor sor told me to focus, pick a group—the Medieval and Ear- type of research. truly unique work—by going
of English Maggie Solberg’s new book “Virgin Whore,” which looks at text and do close readings,” ly Modern Studies group—fo- “A lot of protein analysis is about research in new, cre-
representations of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality in the Middle Ages. Solberg said. “It became not a cuses on the Middle Ages and being done on animals whose ative ways.
6 FEATURES Friday, February 1, 2019

Deep in the Heart: putting Bowdoin’s lens on our home


up, Texas culture meant af- open-ended, the answers floating If you’re wondering
by Surya Milner fection for guns and God and out there in the ether: What do how any of this per-
and Phoebe Zipper the Alamo. But Texas pride beauty standards mean in 2019? tains to Texas, stick
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is also shaped by the state’s Have identity politics worn out with us. Through
We’re from Texas. Houston backbone of Hispanic immi- their welcome? Is there any es- this column, we’ll be
and Austin, respectively. At grants, a devotion to south- cape from Instagram? Or for traversing time and
first, this didn’t seem to mat- ern warmth and a fierce sense that matter, the 21st-century na- space, seeking a sense
ter much. We both come from of individuality above all else. tion-state? Surya wants to know: of place and sense
transplant families, families It’s a place that contains mul- where did Patricia Arquette go of self. So giddy up,
who found Texas by acci- titudes: Confederate sympa- wrong in “Boyhood”? y’all. We’ve got a lot of
dent—or kismet—depending thizers and Beto-maniacs, From Houston to Austin, ground to cover.
on which way you look at it. deb balls and quinceñearas. El Paso to Texarkana, we’ve
The more we talked, the more So, we’d like to propose Texas traversed many a Texas high-
we fell back on this shared as a prism—through it, we might way. Together, we’ve debated
upbringing in order to make explore a spectrum of thorny the merits of women’s-on-
sense of who we are: two eth- questions that remain despite ly nude photoshoots while
nically ambiguous, romanti- nearly four years at this elite in- nearly naked on the beaches
cally adrift young women in stitution. After all the Foucault, of the Texas gulf coast (think:
Donald Trump’s America. Dog Bar Jim encounters and 2010 BP oil spill), bemoaned
Texas embodies some of hours spent blasting Mitski un- postmodern bros in Marfa
the most notorious American der the gray Brunswick sky, we’re and dissected the motivations
stereotypes: the brashness, still asking ourselves questions of Trump voters while navi-
the bigness, the absolute whose origins owe much to our gating the small town roads
antipathy towards author- upbringing in the lone star state. and piney woods of east
ity. It’s the only state with a At the end of each semester, on Texas. We continually find
capitol building taller than breaks and between flights, these ourselves turning over the

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Washington’s, the only place are the conversations we carry ways our home state frames

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where the deep South bleeds with us. They’re different from the conversations we have

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into the wild West, where the the ones we have at Bowdoin, with each other at Bowdoin,

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state flag flies as high as the where we analyze micro-en- whether we’re discussing lib-
nation’s and where there’s a counters and bemoan the fact eralism and coastal elites or
distinctive fondness for the that Thorne ran out of chia seed technology and self-brand-
idea of secession. Growing pudding. They’re broader, more ing.

Cyber Chase: racing after an understanding of the future


program. One reviewer said, “the ing to form a single digital mar- dubious North Star, but neverthe- Zuckerberg’s inability to genu- national security but at the cost
by Sasa Jovanovic adventures aren’t scary, violent ket, frustrating American tourists less), the answer is ominous. On inely smile. Allegations range of individual privacy. While Or-
Features Contributor
or sexually inappropriate,” and clicking through one annoying the one hand, we have the hyster- from unintentionally aggravat- wellian techniques of the state are
On January 21, 2002, the also “require fortitude and brain data policy agreement after an- ical nerds of Silicon Valley, who ing racial tensions in Myanmar nothing new, both the scale and
quirky trio of Jackie, Matt and power.” Incredible! other. Meanwhile, countries like through their own startup aspira- to failing to control third parties detail of information-gathering is.
Inez graced the television screens The past couple of decades Sweden are adopting access to tions, such as Pied Piper, demon- like Cambridge Analytica from In 2016, a researcher used infor-
of millions of PBS kids viewers have proven the point of Cyber- broadband internet as a human strate the tumultuous landscape influencing election outcomes mation collected by the U.S. cen-
across the United States for the chase. Innovative Silicon Valley right. of the technology industry. At in 2016. These situations arose sus to geographically recreate the
first time. For a glorious 23 and companies have doubled their The applications of technolo- the same time, we are faced with in instances when Facebook United States by personal identity.
a half minutes, audiences joined value over the course of Cyber- gy are expanding. Genetic engi- Black Mirror predictions of the either escaped regulation or After comparing his findings to
the trio and traveled to Cyber- chase’s run, and are demanding neering. eCommerce. eHealth. many ways in which technology lacked its own infrastructure to the confidential records of the
chase, a digital universe, where more workers skilled in computer Driver-less cars. Cryptocurrency. can harm society, causing me to handle the consequences of its individuals, he found that he was
they protected Motherboard, science, engineering, mathe- Hundreds upon thousands of look at phones, puppets and ex- own technology. If the congres- correct 50 percent of the time.
“the brain of the giant computer matics and information science apps that can help you grow your ercise machines in horror. “Her” sional hearings showed us any- Last month, the U.S. Census
system that oversees all of Cyber- to keep up with this growth. To booty (either monetary or physi- convinces us that a middle-aged thing, it is that the same people announced that it was going to
space,” from cybercrimes com- anticipate the next Facebook or cal) or grow your garden. man really could fall in love with who are tasked with regulating intentionally add a ‘“differential
mitted by Hacker. In order to do Google, angel investors are fun- We’re communicating differ- an intelligent computer operating tech giants like Facebook are privacy” element to its data-gath-
so, they would have to use their neling money into startups. If that ently. “Google it.” “Link me.” “*re- system. shockingly ill-informed on how ering practices, or an amount of
biggest weapon: brain power. funding reaches a billion dollars, acted with !!*”. If we look to the news, the to do so (“With ads, Senator”). randomness, in order to reduce
Over the next 16 years, Cyber- these startups are dubbed “uni- As a genuine Taurus (read: answer is ambiguous. Since these Hacks are prevalent. Given privacy risks, according to an ar-
chase would receive five Emmy corns.” At the end of 2015, there bull-headed and resistant to technologies are relatively new, 1) the high pace of growth of the ticle in the Upshot.
nominations and critical praise were 82 unicorns. In August of change), I ask the question: Is this society is ill-advised about how to tech sector, innovators are eager At the same time, technolo-
for the show’s ability to seamless- 2018, there were 266 unicorns. change good? deal with them; 2) regulations are to get their products out on the gy has also revolutionized our
ly incorporate STEM concepts The European Union is work- If we look to Hollywood (a sparse, or inefficient and 3) tech- market, which often results in lives for the better in countless
into an entertaining children’s nology isn’t perfect and is thus premature adoption. And even ways. From making informa-
susceptible to hackers. in cases when a product has had tion readily available, connect-
Let’s take Facebook, for ample time on the market, hacks ing the world and providing
example. In just the last three still occur—often at significant new environmental solutions,
years, headlines surround- cost to both the innovator and technology has been able to
ing the social media plat- consumer. For example, in De- both lessen inequalities be-
form’s operations have been cember 2016, Yahoo announced tween people, as well as raise
as frightening as Mark that over one billion accounts capabilities. I can go into more
had been compromised—my details of the ways in which
dad’s included. In May 2017, Tar- technology has made our lives
get’s 2013 data breach reached an better, but as a generation who
incurred cost of $292 million to can chart its aging with iPhone
the company. releases, I think that would be
Other recent hacks include: a waste of the Orient’s precious
Macy’s, Delta, WholeFoods, Un- resources.
der Armour and Bowdoin. Where do we go from here?
Last month, German politi- Much like my quirky child-
cians, including Angela Merkel, hood companions, I hope to
lost their personal information cyberchase and crowdsource
ER after a hack by a 20-year-old Ger- thoughts, opinions, questions and
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words like “1234” and “Iloveyou” community. Each article of the
were the extent of protection for Cyber Chase column will feature
the accounts of these top German a professor, a student, an IT pro-
officials, according to the New fessional or an institutional data
York Times. analyst, voicing their own alarm-
Governments are not only un- ist or optimistic feelings regarding
sure how to proceed with tech-re- “the future.”
lated issues but are also misusing Technology is an incredibly
information-gathering technolo- powerful tool that has the poten-
gies themselves. The 2013 Edward tial to overcome many obstacles
Snowden revelations showed the facing the world today, as we al-
public and private sectors work- ready know. But it must be done
ing in unison in the interest of in the right way.
Friday, February 1, 2019 7

A ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


TAKE PART IN ART: Student curators of the Ramp Gallery, Lamarche Gallery and the Blue Box seek to represent a range of student work across media and academic disciplines, making these spaces a unique presence in the campus art scene.

Campus galleries highlight student art talent


Saul Smith Union and Ramp but also to greater Brunswick What interests Bowdoin “[As a curator] I get to more traditional media such
by Esther Wang galleries, encourage all stu- area and beyond. students? What questions are make a space on campus more as paintings, drawings or
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dents—whether they are in “A lot more people from the people asking? What concerns beautiful and in that way I am sketches, the curators hope
Whether it’s trekking up an art class or not—to exhib- neighborhood come into the do people have with society? grateful I get to have this in that future artists will intro-
the ramp to get to the Hub- it their artwork for weeks or Union,” said Meghan Parsons The freedom and autonomy my life,” said Froelich. duce a different variety of
bard Stacks, staring into the months at a time. ‘19, a curator for the Smith of student-curated galleries Because of the broad range submissions including poetry
windows of Lamarche Gallery “[The student-curated gal- Union galleries. “We definitely support students in exploring of opportunities the galleries and videos. The Ramp Gallery,
while working on a problem leries] are opportunities for think about representing the such questions. provide, curators are not al- for one, has recently installed
set or sinking into a couch people to express their cre- Bowdoin art scene in such a “Even though, as art spaces, ways sure what to expect from a new projection system that
right in the middle of the Blue ative side as a person at Bow- central space where more peo- there is value in having shows artists. Actively collaborating will hopefully spark ideas for
Box, Bowdoin students can doin, regardless of what their ple can see it.” that showcase beautiful work,” with artists to ensure that the displaying a diverse range of
easily find art in their sur- degree is going to be,” said Student contribution is said Froelich. “I think that final product conveys the art- works.
roundings. From the Ramp to Blanche Froelich ’19, curator central to these galleries. they are also space for dis- ist’s vision and intent is a huge For the upcoming semester,
the Blue Box, Bowdoin’s stu- of the Ramp Gallery. What makes it special is that a course [where] you can really part of their job. the Ramp Gallery is currently
dent-curated galleries occupy Anyone setting foot on physics major or a government try to push for conversation “There’s so many logistical looking for submissions for
unique spaces on campus and Bowdoin’s campus eventual- major—studies disciplines not about what’s happening.” things that I don’t necessarily the show called Topophilia, a
in our daily lives. ly finds themselves explor- typically associated with the Whether gathering sub- think about when I go to an art connection to or love for land.
Home to the College’s Visu- ing Smith Union or visiting arts—can share their creative missions, installing artwork museum—coordinating a lot “Why do people care about
al Art and Art History depart- the Hawthorne-Longfellow expressions. or publicizing, curators are of people, knowing the artist certain places? What does it
ments, the Edwards Center Library. The public and cen- “It’s rare that someone who charged with overseeing every feels well-represented. Some- mean to be from a place, to
for Art and Dance and Visual tral locations of the galler- does not take an art class ends aspect of the galleries. It’s hard times there’s a mismatch in the have roots in a place? All of
Art Center often only display ies there allow students to up having a show here, but I work, and the curators are re- communication,” said Parsons. these are questions we’re hop-
final projects by art students showcase their work not only think that’s definitely part of warded by the outcome, as cu- Although these exhibitions ing to open up in this show,”
for a brief period. The David to the Bowdoin community, the goal,” said Parsons. ration is an art in and of itself. have typically leaned toward said Froelich.

THE AUX CORD

‘Assume Form’ exposes a different side of James Blake Metro Boomin’s signature hi- definitely aren’t wildly upbeat.
by Sebastian hat rhythms blend perfectly. “Assume Form” sounds like
de Lasa The highlights keep coming Blake emerging from the bed-
throughout the record. “Bare- room, declaring his love and
James Blake’s music cannot foot in the Park” is a beautiful passion out to the world with
be categorized into a specific collaboration between Blake every track. I was shocked on
genre. Many artists have been and neo-flamenco singer Ro- first listen by how happy Blake
labeled as musical chameleons, salia, providing some of the sounds on this album, but I’m
adapting their sound from al- prettiest harmonies record- definitely here for it.
bum to album based off of the ed in recent memory. “Can’t “Assume Form” focuses in-
current trends in music. But it Believe the Way We Flow” tently on little details, adding
would be a mistake to add that and “I’ll Come Too” are two many layers of production
descriptor to Blake as well. Al- incredibly sweet love songs, and vocal harmonies to craft
though his music has changed coming off as genuine and lush rhythms and melodies.
significantly through his ca- spirited rather than tacky. You can hear a multitude of
reer, it has not adapted to the Blake has never strayed away synthesizers, piano and sparse
current trends of the moment, from getting emotional in his percussion on each song, me-
but subverted them. albums, and “Assume Form” is ticulously crafted so no two
His most recent album, no different. songs sound even remotely
“Assume Form,” marks anoth- The difference between similar to each other, while
er radical shift in sound for SHONA ORTIZ this album and his previous still maintaining a perfect
Blake. It is his most vibrant works is that the primary flow from track to track. An-
and warm album yet—a full ing lyrics (see: “Push me to relatively typical James Blake Metro Boomin. “Mile High,” subject of his lyrics is love. A dre 3000 verses, high pitched
departure from both his dron- the edge / all my friends are motif: arpeggiated piano featuring a verse from argu- valid critique of prior James and distorted vocal harmonies
ing and sample-based early dead”), his passionate and melodies and Blake’s croon. ably the most popular artist Blake albums is that they and heartfelt piano ballads
work, and provides a far more heartfelt declarations felt It’s pretty, but the next two of 2018, Travis Scott, is very sound like they could be re- all work together beautifully.
streamlined product than his throughout “Assume Form” songs show off Blake’s ability good and will undoubtedly corded under a thick blanket, “Assume Form” is an album to
prior albums. In an era where are undeniably powerful. It is to incorporate diverse music be overplayed on campus by slightly hermetic and overly play again and again, with new
the most popular songs of the arguably his best work yet. styles into his own album, the end of the month. Blake’s downtrodden. Personally, I sounds revealing themselves
year have generally depress- The album starts with a featuring co-production by signature moody synths and loved those albums, but they upon each listen.
8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, February 1, 2019

Advanced theater class shatters disciplinary boundaries


Aoki crafts a diverse range of of approaching expression,” said
by Cole van Miltenburg in-class exercises meant to put Turner.
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students outside of their respec- Lucy Sydel ’22 comes from a
Walking into Edwards Center tive comfort zones. Movement Performing Arts background and
for Art and Dance, you may run activities challenge actors, where- took Aoki’s Advanced Modern
into interdisciplinary work in ac- as voice exercises test the skills of Dance course last semester. She
tion. Last year, the dance and the- traditional dancers. has found that engaging with per-
ater departments integrated their “Voice is a part of the body too, formance through a combination
curricula to create a Performing but somehow we identify it in the of text, movement and voice con-
Arts major. And this spring, As- realm of theater ... it becomes this tributes to a dynamic classroom
sistant Professor of Dance Are- interesting conversation of why experience.
tha Aoki is teaching Advanced we are disconnected from voice in “It feels almost like even
Dance-Theater Company: Rep- a dance practice,” Aoki said. when we’re working with text,
ertory and Performance—Bow- Automatic writing and danc- we’re still moving our bodies,”
doin’s first ever advanced class to ing exercises have also encour- Sydel said. “Because it’s kind of
combine the skills of actors and aged students to learn more about blurring the lines between what
dancers. the way their bodies move and re- is dance and what is theater,
With support from faculty in spond to physical impulses. Aoki because both dance and theater
both departments, Aoki felt moti- explains that these activities al- involve moving your body and
vated to create a course that chal- low performing artists to express using your voice.”
lenges traditional roles and gives themselves through movement This sentiment is exactly what
students insight into the overlap without having a clear-cut idea in Aoki wants students to take away
between the two practices. mind, instead simply responding from her course.
“The idea is to get advanced to physical sensation. “The hope is that we get to
level actors and dancers in the Placing students from different learn more about ourselves ... how
room together to be in a creative disciplines in one collaborative at- do we develop more tools so that
process together and to under- mosphere may seem like a recipe we can think more expansively of
stand more about their respective for disaster, but students say the ourselves not just as dancers or
actors but as performing artists,”
“We can stretch the boundaries she said.
Although the semester has just
of what we consider acting or begun, students are already antic-
what we consider dance.” ipating a joint performance at the
end-of-semester dance concert.
–Aretha Aoki, assistant professor of dance “It’s been cool to work towards
the idea of a performance,” Sydel
disciplines,” Aoki said. setup works seamlessly. said. “A lot of our improvs have
The class is structured as a rep- Holden Turner ’21 had nev- been solidified into what could
ertory, meaning that it focuses on er taken a class in acting or be a performance, which is a neat
developing original pieces of work dancing at Bowdoin before this way to devise work.”
for performance. Aoki modeled semester, despite having some Aoki will invite local dance
her teaching practices to mirror experience with theater in artist and choreographer Sara Juli
those of a dance repertory group. high school. Even as a self-pro- to campus later in the semester
“It’s called ‘Dance-Theater claimed “amateur,” he has no- and expose students to her cre-
Company,’” she explained. “You ticed a shift in his perceptions ative process. Juli, who performed
MACKEY O’KEEFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
have a group of dancers and surrounding the practices of “Tense Vagina: an actual diag-
actors and more than one cho- acting and dancing. nosis” on campus last Spring, is MOVEMENT AND MENTALITY: Assistant Professor of Dance Aretha Aoki’s innovative theater class blurs the
reographer comes in, so you’re “I’ve worked less with danc- known for her work using physi- boundaries between acting and dance, creating a dynamic combination of movement, text and voice.
involved in multiple creative ing and movement, so when I’m cal gesture as she delivers a textual pieces for the concert. ing performative disciplines as the dancers become actors, but we
processes … these are companies asked to do that it’s more foreign narrative, and students will work Aoki looks forward to seeing semester pushes forward. can stretch the boundaries of
where artists get to come and territory, but it’s still really cool closely with both her and Profes- her students grow creatively and “It’s not necessarily that these what we consider acting or what
work out new ideas.” to try out because it’s a new way sor Aoki to prepare performance develop a new mindset surround- actors become dancers or these we consider dance,” she said.

Ceramics and community: hidden gem at the Craft Center


For Prasad and others, the
by Ayub Tahlil Craft Center gives a space to
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practice pottery without the cost
Bright colors, wheels and an of having a private studio. Mem-
endless amount of materials can bership at the Center is just $10
feed anyone’s artistic hunger in a per semester for students, who
small, white building tucked away can then use all of its materials
behind the Office of Admissions. and services, 24/7.
Bowdoin’s Craft Center offers a Noah Gans ’22 became a
range of creative activities beloved member in his first semester,
by students, from knitting to sew- because he wanted to continue
ing to jewelry-making. working with pottery after being
But for a certain group of stu- first introduced to the medium in
dents, the pottery studio is the high school.
Center’s main attraction. With “Ceramics is super reward-
its eight wheels and mountains of ing and incredibly unforgiving,”
clay, the studio offers a rare cre- Gans said. “It is really neat to take
ative outlet not found elsewhere a clump of clay and turn it into a
on campus. gorgeous piece.”
The studio offers open hours, He added that the form is par-
during which students can exper- ticularly special, because he has
iment freely with instructors on the chance to create “useable art.”
hand, as well as structured classes “If you make a mug, you get to
that cover essential techniques, show off your pottery,” he said.
such as centering and pulling Andrew Mulholland ’21 works
pots. at the craft center as a studio man-
Meera Prasad ’19, who works ager for pottery, teaching, sched-
at the Center as a pottery in- uling and making sure the studio
structor, developed a passion for is organized. He loves ceramics
ceramics in high school. She be- and wants to expand the artistic
MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
came involved at the Craft Center horizons of fellow students.
last semester when she saw an “A lot of people call [ceram- WONDERS ON WHEELS: The pottery studio, with its small group of dedicated ceramicists, is a highlight of Bowdoin’s Craft Center. Student instructors
opportunity to contribute to the ics] a craft,” Mulholland said. “It offer a range of introductory classes and open hours, hoping to spread the joy of pottery. Andrew Mulholland ’21 throws a bowl.
small community of potters. is colloquially called a craft and “I always think of the Craft not only to upkeep it, but also
“When I started at the Craft not a fine art, which I disagree Center as a hidden gem of to advertise to everyone about SEE IT YOURSELF
Center, they did not have enough with. I think it can be as majestic Bowdoin … there’s so much in this great resource they have This semester, the Center is offering two-hour pottery classes, at
pottery instructors, and they were and beautiful as fine art.” there, and I really want more available to them,” Mulholland 3 p.m. on Sunday with Gans, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays with Prasad and
all men, so that was an incentive The Craft Center remains a people [to have access]. As a wrote in a text message to the 8 p.m. on Thursdays with Mulholland.
for me to start,” said Prasad. great place to create. manager, I think it’s my job Orient.
Friday, February 1, 2019 FEATURES 9

POLAR EYES

HITTIN’ THE CLUBS


Students spent Wednesday evening perusing tables in Smith
Union in search of new activities. Over 90 student organizations
recruited students during the semi-annual Students Activities Fair.
Organizations captured the attention of prospective members using
colorful posters, candy and stickers. New organizations, such as the
Sunrise Movement, a political activism club, and the Multi Racial
Student Union, were also represented at the fair.
By Ann Basu
S SPORTS
10 Friday, February 1, 2019

HIGHLIGHT
REEL
POINT GUARD ON POINT:
Women’s basketball
player Samantha Roy ’20
was named NESCAC
Player of the Week after
consistently scoring in the
double digits throughout
the season. The accolade
arrived on the heels of
the team’s victory against
Amherst last weekend.
In that game, Roy scored
13 points, and added six
rebounds and five assists.
The junior currently leads
the conference in assists,
tallying 94so far. In the
week’s games, Roy posted
a shooting accuracy of 50
percent.

ANCHORS AWEIGH: The


men’s indoor track and field
team relied on its 4x400
anchor Soren Birkeland
MITCHEL JURASEK, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
’21 to clinch the win for
SKIING (UP) SLOPES: Lily Johnston ’20 pushes up a steep hill at Quarry Road trails for the Chummy Broomhall Championship classic ski race. This year the Polar Bears made history, winning for the first time.

Nordic team wins state championship


the relay at the Bowdoin
Invitational III, joining
nine other teammates in
the winner’s circle. Stevie
Upton ’20, Lyndbergh
Simelus ’21 and Mateo rowly missed the team victory. be competitive in a sport that fun. At the Chummy it was son pulled away from the pack
Rivera ’22 rounded out the by Mitchel Jurasek With new team members, an tests the body’s limits as much as really weird because I was just early and Vandendries followed.
relay team. In addition, Orient Staff
aggressive early season training Nordic, athletes have to develop having fun focusing on the race, To the astonishment of the spec-
Polar Bears took first in Last weekend, the Nordic Ski schedule and a different disci- a strong love for the race. usually I have to start singing a tators, their coach and the other
three field events: pole team made history. The warmth pline for this year’s race, Head The star of last weekend’s song in my head or something,” racers, the two spent the rest of
vault, long jump and triple of the shining sun and cheering Coach Nathan Alsobrook and men’s race, Elliot Ketchel ’21, Ketchel said. “In the second half, the race gradually increasing
jump. crowd of peer supporters led to the team were looking to finally perfectly embodies what it though, I was pretty much just their lead. In a comparatively
Bowdoin’s first ever Chummy grab the win. means to be a cheerful team surviving. It was brutal. I think short race for experienced Nor-
Broomhall Cup—essentially the “We knew we could very well player. what helped get me through was dic skiers, their dominance was
Maine state Nordic champion- do this—but we had to be on,” Ketchel trained with the U.S. all the Bowdoin supporters we hard to miss.
RUNNING LAPS: The ship. After placing two men and said Alsobrook. “We couldn’t Ski Team coaches in October had there.” As the race sped up and the
women’s indoor track two women in the top three, in- take anything for granted. We and narrowly missed out on a The Bowdoin Outing Club two women locked down in-
and field team swept the cluding the two first-place spots, were racing for each other.” spot in the Junior Nordic World (BOC) took a full van of begin- creasingly larger gaps, Vanden-
competition’s running the Polar Bears asserted their In a sport known for individ- Championship races. And his ner and advanced Nordic skiers dries—a strong classic technique
events last weekend, dominance within the state. ual rigor, team mentality argu- first few races this season went to Quarry Road to cheer on the skier—was able to pull ahead of
finishing the day with 13 Held at Quarry Road, a trail ably plays an equally important well, even resulting in beating team and ski afterward. It is a Anderson slowly, finishing the
separate victories. The venue just minutes from Col- part in a skier’s performance. As the previous year’s Chummy special occasion for Nordic ath- race about 15 seconds ahead of
Polar Bears tallied 98 points by—the reigning state cham- part of Alsobrook’s recruitment Cup men’s champion two weeks letes when peers travel to cheer her teammate, who was already
pions—both men and women process, he seeks out individuals before this year’s competition. them on. Without any home a minute ahead of any other
total, more than tripling
competed in 10-kilometer clas- who can work well as a group In last Saturday’s race, he was races, the majority of competi- competitor.
Thomas College’s second sic races, one of two disciplines and add a certain silliness to the able to get into his stride on the tions are filled with teams and “I’m very comfortable in
place score of 23. Wins for within the sport. The other team. trails, using his unique ability to a sprinkling of parents. But on classic races,” Vandendries said.
the day included Abigael discipline is skate skiing, which Nordic skiing is known turn a grueling sport into a great Saturday, with over a dozen “In the race [Anderson] took
Osmanski ’21 in the 800M, was the chosen competition last across the world as one of the time. added supporters, the Polar out the lead really fast. We had
Stefanie Mueller ’19 in the year when the Polar Bears nar- hardest competitive sports. To “I’m always trying to have Bears had plenty of support to created a pretty big lead and
60M hurdles, Eliza Jevon energize them on the trail. after the second lap I just had
’21 in the mile and Belinda Along with the great condi- this urge to make it bigger, so
St. Louis ’21 for weight tions for the race, Ketchel added I pushed us a little harder and
that remarkable performances eventually pulled away from
throw.
by teammates Gabby Vanden- [Anderson].”
dries ’21 and Renae Anderson While the sophomores in
’21 helped give him the confi- this race definitely garnered the
A FEATHER IN THE CAP: dence to garner such a large lead spotlight with stellar perfor-
Co-ed water polo in his race—over a minute faster mances, the team as a whole did
teammates Teddy Wecker than any of the other men. Van- well too. Along with Ketchel’s
’22 and Jake Dexter- dendries’s and Anderson’s abil- first place finish, Sean Cork ’19
Meldrum ’20 were named ity to pull away from the other placed third, snagging a spot on
All League Second Team athletes in the women’s race and the podium. In the end, both the
lead by large margins surprised women’s and men’s teams each
in the North Atlantic
even their coach. had four athletes in the top ten.
Division this week. Wecker “Absolutely didn’t expect the Looking ahead, the team
is the club’s goalie, starting magnitude of their leads,” said hopes to keep up the energy it
in every game of the Alsobrook. “I knew all three of had at last Saturday’s race. As
season. Dexter-Meldrum them could challenge for the some are preparing for poten-
is recognized for his win, but the magnitude was tial slots in the NCAA Nordic
versatility, playing outside shocking. [Ketchel] noticed the Ski Championships and others
for the majority of the pace felt relaxed so he broke it hope to set personal records in
season and scoring often. up and found no one else keep- the coming weeks, Alsobrook
ing up with him. Something hopes this win will set the team
similar had happened to the up for an eventful and exciting
girls, but they had each other rest of the season.
MITCHEL JURASEK, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT to push themselves faster and “We are really just preparing to
COMPILED BY KATHRYN MCGINNIS CHUMMY CRUSADERS: The team poses after a win at last Saturday’s Maine state championship race. Bowdoin faster.” have a wonderful, fast and fun last
beat Bates and Colby, both of who have won an equal amount of titles. In the women’s race, Ander- couple weeks,” Alsobrook said.
Friday, February 1, 2019 SPORTS 11

Equestrian team recruits for new season


by Ellery Harkness
Orient Staff
Although many student-ath-
letes at Bowdoin are fortunate
enough to take advantage of acres
of playing fields and Farley Field
House, one team prefers grass
fields for grazing instead of play-
ing soccer. The Bowdoin equestri-
an team has embarked on a new
season, bringing horseback riding
to beginners and advanced riders
alike.
After a brief hiatus last year,
the team started up again this
fall. Captains Olivia Blair ’21 and
Grace Hambelton ’21 jumped
headfirst into the responsibilities
of managing the club.
As first-years, both Blair and
Hambelton joined the equestrian
team before its dissolution, see- COURTESY OF AL HAMBELTON
ing the challenges the team faced HORSIN’ AROUND: Club leaders Grace Hambelton ’21 (ABOVE) and Olivia Blair ’21 (RIGHT) compete in
firsthand. For starters, the barn a horse show last fall. The team ended the day with three first place finishes.
where the team practiced was 40 “The barn is so much more “You don’t get points as a team In local showings, where riders
minutes away from campus, mak- convenient to get to and the in- [in local showing] which is what have to bring their own horses
ing travel burdensome. Addition- structor is much more accessible, happens with IHSA, but we are to competitions, these factors
ally, the barn’s management was so it’s much easier to have a team,” hopefully going to get back into mean that wealthier competi-
uncooperative and its schedule said Blair. that next year,” says Hambelton. tors have an edge.
overtaxed, making it hard to book The team currently partici- Aside from a higher level of The team has made consid-
practice time. pates in local showings, but hopes competition, the league is ap- erable efforts to make the team
“Last year the team was in a to compete in the Intercollegiate pealing because it assigns riders affordable through its Student
transitional period [because] we Activities Funding Committee the sport are worth the effort. the horses’ temperaments.
were trying to find a new barn,
“It takes a lot of commitment, but (SAFC) funding, says Blair. Les- “It takes a lot of commitment “They are very opinionated,”

we both find it rewarding because


so it just took a while to get all the sons, which are $70 a week, are to get good, as with everything, said Blair. “Each horse has their
paperwork settled, so by the time now funded for the first time by but we both find it very rewarding own personality and you kind of
it was done, the year was almost you bond so much with the horses.” the SAFC. The team also uses the and it’s kind of unique as a sport have to figure it out.”
over,” Blair said. funds for shows and team gear. because you bond so much with For Hambelton, however, the
This year the team’s seven –Grace Hambelton ’21 For now, the team is hoping to the horses,” says Hambelton. equestrian team is ultimately a
members are riding at Underwood expand its membership. It had “It’s sitting on top of a way for her to disconnect from
Farms in Brunswick, only about a Horse Show Association (IHSA), specific horses to ride at the show, almost 20 new sign ups at the 1,000-pound animal and con- campus stresses and reconnect
10-minute drive from campus. which has 400 member colleges removing the difficulty of having club fair this week. trolling it and being able to learn with her peers.
Students work with a trainer across the country. With many to own a horse and thus the in- Hambelton noted that new how to ride them is really interest- “[Riding is a] stress reliever for
during riding lessons twice a week. members having just taken up equities that result from spending members will have to work ing and fun,” added Blair. me,” she said. “[I’m] at my barn
The new location has proved to riding, the team is not yet ready to more money on certain horses to hard in order to improve, but Having ironed out a lot of lo- and there is a great community
be a boon to the team’s planning. compete at the national level. breed and train them than others. she believes that the joys of gistical challenges, one remains: and I’ve made friends through it.”

Swim and dive shows strong performance before NESCAC finals


The Polar Bears have had a idates the hard work that we consists of warm-ups, tech- season while school is not the hardest for the swimmers.
by Anibal Husted particularly successful season put in every single day,” said nique work on strokes and in session [that] the stu- The trainings over break in-
Orient Staff
so far, winning meets against captain Will Park ’19. turns and a couple of exercis- dent-athletes get to be solely volve a lot of specific atten-
Last weekend, Bowdoin’s Bates and Worcester Poly- Over winter break, the es specific to the swimmer’s athletes for a short time,” tion to detail and aerobic
swim and dive teams domi- technic Institute, and hope team returned to campus event. wrote Diving Coach Kelsey training.
nated the competition against to keep the momentum going early and had double practic- In addition to on-campus Willard in an email to the On the weekend after the
two NESCAC rivals, with into the NESCAC finals on es six days a week. Training workouts, the swim and dive Orient. Florida trip, the swim and
both the men’s and women’s February 14. for diving involves building team traveled to Pompano Although the trip is said to dive team had a successful
teams beating Wesleyan and “[The meet is] a confi- muscle memory and finesse, Beach, Florida, for one week. be one of the most fun weeks meet against Bates and UMa-
Trinity in two dual meets. dence booster in that it val- while training for swimming “It is a unique time in the of the season, it is also one of ine-Orono.
“[Last week’s meet against
Wesleyan was] a great op-
portunity for the divers to
compete for a second day in a
row and have the opportunity
to put their best foot forward
even when they were physi-
cally tired from competition,”
Willard wrote. “[The meet
gave the team] a taste of what
competing three days in a row
at NESCACs will be like both
physically and mentally.”
But before the NESCAC
championships, the team has
one last meet against Colby.
Coaches and athletes know
that Colby is a good team.
“It’s a big one,” said Park.
“They beat Bates the week af-
ter we raced them. They have
some fast swimmers.”
Nonetheless, the team be-
lieves its hard work will con-
tinue to pay off. Last year,
the men’s team beat Colby
197-79 and the women’s team
beat Colby 204-64.
The swim and dive teams
REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT hit the water tomorrow at 1
DIVING INTO THE WEEKEND: Members of the women’s swim and dive team dive into Greason Pool for an event last weekend. The Polar Bears dominated the weekend, winning p.m. in Greason Pool.
both meets on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s and women’s teams will face Colby this weekend as they prepare for the NESCAC finals.
12 SPORTS Friday, February 1, 2019

Men’s basketball faces pivotal NESCAC weekend


good wins and some bad losses “Sometimes players can
by Emily Staten against teams we should’ve beat- put too much pressure on
Orient Staff
en,” said guard David Reynolds themselves,” said Gilbride.
The men’s basketball team ’20. “We’re just trying to devel- “You [have to] remind them
(12-7, NESCAC 2-4) will face op our consistency right now, ... you’re doing this because
tough competition as it enters really on both ends, offense and you like it, and trying to win
the final few games of its season. defense.” is a fun thing, it shouldn’t be
Currently sitting in ninth place in Stephen Ferraro ’20 noted a pressure thing. It’s fun to try
the NESCAC standings, Bowdo- that a reliable offense could to win.”
in must move into the top eight act as a catalyst for better per- Especially in the NESCAC,
to advance to the postseason. formance in other areas of the where every game matters over
The team will face third-ranked game. the short season, it is import-
Middlebury (15-5, NESCAC “I think the main point is just ant for the team to approach
4-2) and first-ranked Williams more consistency in our offense the challenge offered by the
(18-2, NESCAC 5-1) today and and just running things sharp- fierce competition in a positive
Saturday, before taking on Con- er … that’ll help us defensively way, said Gilbride.
necticut College and Wesleyan and with all other aspects of our “It makes it fun. A challenge,
next week. game,” said Ferraro. and fun,” said Gilbride. “There’s
“Middlebury and Williams The Polar Bears are also look- no game that you’re certainly
this weekend are two of the top ing to approach games with a guaranteed winning, but there’s
teams and Wesleyan is one of the more productive mindset. For no game that you can’t win ei-
ther, so it’s a matter of going into
“There’s no game you’re certainly it with a positive mindset and
trying to play your best.”
guaranteed winning, but there’s For now, the team remains
no game you can’t win either...” positive as players prepare for
the competitive games ahead of
–Head Coach Tim Gilbride them.
“I’d say we’re excited, we’re
top teams, so three of the four Jack Bors ’19, this means cap- ready,” said Bors. “We know the
games [left] are against some of italizing on strengths and not NESCAC is one of the toughest
the top teams in the conference,” losing sight of the team’s iden- conferences in the country, so
said Head Coach Tim Gilbride. tity. pretty much every team, top to
The team, however, is opti- “It’s just about focusing on bottom, is capable of beating
mistic about its chances. the things that we do well,” said anyone pretty much any given
“[The league] is totally wide Bors. “The times that we’ve night. That gives us a lot of hope
open,” said Gilbride. “We have to had bad games is usually when that if we’re playing our game
win games, or we won’t qualify, we’re trying to force [play] … [and] playing a good game, we
but if we do win games, there’s a and playing out of character.” can definitely get a win.”
lot of people that’ll be in the mix.” Most importantly, Gilbride The Polar Bears will tip off
Although the team has a win- said, is that players cultivate a against Middlebury at 7 p.m.
ning record so far, it has strug- desire to win while maintain- in Morrell Gymnasium tonight COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
gled to play consistent basketball. ing a spirit of enjoyment for and will face Williams at 3 p.m. CRUISING TO VICTORY: Stephen Ferraro ’20 jumps for a layup in a game against Bates. Bowdoin won 99-70,
“I think that we’ve had some the game. in Morrell on Saturday. bringing its NESCAC record to 2-4 for the season.

Pep Band entertains sports fans with classic hits


reaction we get is from alum- someone would tell them.
by Viv Daniel ni,” said Brockmeier. “We’ve “If anyone wants to see the
Orient Staff had people come up to us after Pep Band play a song, we can
If you noticed something playing [and] give us a bunch definitely make that happen,”
different at the Bowdoin-Col- of hot chocolate or apple ciders said Ruck.
by hockey game last week- as a way of saying ‘thank you’.” One worry amongst the band
end, it was probably a live “Phi Chi” is a traditional is that it is difficult to get a good
rendition of “Sweet Caroline” drinking song that used to student turnout to athletic events
or “The Middle” between pe- be sung after every Bowdoin at a DIII school.
riods, provided by the new hockey goal in the 70s and One alumnus told the band
Bowdoin Pep Band. 80s. When a Pep Band alum that students used to pack the
The Pep Band was officially from the original group heard hockey arena for every game. At
charted by Student Activities the campus no longer knew it, the center of this spirit was the
last fall, but it is not altogeth- he arranged the song for the Pep Band.
er new to Bowdoin sports Pep Band to perform at the While campus culture has
culture. An older version of Bowdoin-Colby game. changed, Demczak hopes that
the club existed as recently The Pep Band has also de- the Pep Band can still bring ener-
as about 10 years ago and did veloped a positive relation- gy to games that may not have as
everything from hyping up ship with the Department of big an attendance.
under-attended events to ser- Athletics, Ruck said. “It’s also nice [that] if a game
enading the 1 a.m. return of “[The teams] are great,” said isn’t publicized as well, we can
the 2007 women’s field hockey Brockmeier. “They have their still go cheer the team on like
national champions. Accord- COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD traditions—superstitions that ‘hey we got you!’” said Demczak.
ing to legend, the band split ONE, TWO, HERE WE GO: Bowdoin Pep Band performs at a football game last season. After becoming a char- they have to have certain She added that the band mem-
up after playing the USSR’s tered club last fall, the band has performed at football, hockey, volleyball and basketball games. music at certain times—but bers’ attitude will help it do that.
national anthem before a ble to everyone, drawing from a Lineup has even been enough people that we they’ve let us come in and “We’re all very energetic peo-
hockey game rather than that large repertoire of musical tastes known to change in the mid- thought we could give this a break that a little, which we ple. That’s why we’re the Pep
of the United States. and even opening membership dle of a performance. Spirit go,” Brockmeier said. appreciate.” Band, because we’re peppy,” she
The new band is hoping to students with no experience Captain Missy Demczak ’21 Lowell Ruck ’21, who also Selecting songs is a collab- said.
to channel the same spirit of playing an instrument. remembers students in the au- played in his high school’s orative process for Pep Band The group has played at
playfulness as the old band. “We have lots of noise-mak- dience leaving in the middle band, was pleasantly sur- members, but many of the hockey, football, basketball and
“It’s always been a group ers, bass drums and snare of the game on Saturday and prised to play in a Pep band in decisions have thus far been volleyball games over the past
of people who want to have drums if you just want to returning to the arena with college. made by Brockmeier and two seasons, but they do not yet
fun,” said Pep Band co-leader pick up some sticks and play their instruments to join in. “It’s something I didn’t an- Ruck, who have the most ex- know their spring schedule. Still,
Coleman Brockmeier ’21. “So along,” said Brockmeier. Brockmeier and co-leader ticipate that I would keep do- perience arranging. members hope they have done
we’ve taken a kind of comical Because it is composed Kathryn McGinnis ’21 began ing, but it’s actually been kind Pep Band members must be enough to increase their visibility
spin on the music.” mostly of students with many organizing the Pep Band this of a blessing,” he said. able to read the crowd and pick on campus and are looking for-
But it’s not all fun and other musical obligations, Pep fall after bonding over the feel- Musicians say the band has out tunes quickly. They played ward to the future.
games. Pep Band provides Band also remains flexible in ing of missing the large march- also fostered a pleasant com- “Mo Bamba” at last weekend’s “I would say the strongest
serious musical opportunities terms of time commitment. ing bands in which they played munity spirit. They have en- hockey game by ear and with contingent is the first years and
not currently found elsewhere With 26 people and a full in high school. Brockmeier re- countered a positive reaction no previous rehearsal. sophomores, so that does bode
on campus. For example, drum kit, the Bowdoin-Colby called that after conversations not only from students and At the game, they received well for our future,” said Ruck.
Brockmeier appreciates the game was its largest ensemble with students of similar back- players but also from coaches their first song requests. If Kathryn McGinnis and Low-
ability to arrange songs. yet, but numbers vary based grounds, he saw real interest. and alumni. players didn’t know the notes, ell Ruck are members of Orient
The band aims to be accessi- on event and arrangement. “We ended up having “I think the most endearing they could ask around and Staff.
Friday, February 1, 2019 SPORTS 13

Women’s basketball defeats reigning champions


More Than
A Game
by Ian Ward
For Bowdoin women’s bas-
ketball (20-0, NESCAC 6-0), the
story of Saturday’s 65-56 victory
over the Amherst Mammoths
(17-2, NESCAC 4-1) began 315
days earlier in Rochester, Min-
nesota. It was there, in the Mayo
Civic Center, that the undefeat-
ed Mammoths finished off the
Polar Bears, 65-45, to earn their
second consecutive Division III
National Championship title. It
was there, with confetti falling
at their backs, that Bowdoin left
Amherst behind.
Meeting the Mammoths for
the first time since that March
evening, this time on their home
court, the Polar Bears were deter-
mined to end things differently.
So, too, were the throngs of
white-and-black-clad fans who
packed Morrell Gymnasium
to fire-code-threatening vol-
umes to see the rematch of last
year’s championship game. Col-
by-Bowdoin hockey game be
damned—this was the game of
the weekend—hell, of the entire
winter season.
It was certainly the climax of
what has been a season of nearly
unprecedented success for Head
Coach Adrienne Shibles’ squad. in 2011 against—there’s a pattern
Following Saturday’s win over here—Amherst and again in 2015
Amherst and a victory over Ham- against ... Tufts. Bleh.
ilton (10-7, NESCAC 0-5) this Yet midway through Saturday’s
past Tuesday, the team improved engagement, things were looking
to 20-0, only the second time bleak for the women in black.
in program history and the first Vexed by the Amherst defense
time since 2003-4, it has reached and outgunned by its offense,
that milestone. These games aren’t Bowdoin headed to the locker
nail-biters, either. The Polar Bears room trailing 18-34, having shot
average 85.2 points per game to only 20 percent in the half.
their opponents’ 50.4. In the locker room, the players,
And the nation has noticed. On not the coaches, lit the flame that
November 27, Bowdoin was ranked would unfreeze the Polar Bears’
number one in DIII polls, dethron- game.
ing—who else?—the Mammoths. “We needed to come out and
It has remained atop the polls since. play together,” said captain Abby
Winning, as it happens, is an infalli- Kelly ’19. “We’ve been looking
ble recipe for success. forward to this; we’ve been work-
Which isn’t to say that Polar ing towards it.”
Bear basketball is a newcomer to In short: “We needed to play
the limelight. During Shibles’ 11- Bowdoin basketball.”
year tenure, the Polar Bears have And the second half was a
gone 243-63 (.794). Shibles’ pre- veritable Bowdoin basketball
decessor, Stefanie Pemper, now clinic: 20 thrilling minutes of followed by 14 from Maddie Has- in the postseason. Rejoice, fans, one, and they deserve it. in-Amherst rivalry is emerging
the head coach at the U.S. Naval up-tempo, composed, gutsy son ’20 and 13 from Roy. for the fun is only beginning. “[We made] a statement to the as one of the most fierce and ex-
Academy, went 235-48 (.830) ball. Relying on a brutally effec- Besides being one of those Second, it sent a timely mes- nation, to ourselves, to the other citing, certainly in the NESCAC,
over her ten years. Bowdoin won tive press to jam up the Amherst mesmerizing, this-could-have- sage. When the early-season team, [to] all the other teams in if not in DIII ball altogether.
the NESCAC championship for offense, the Polar Bears out- been-scripted displays of athletic rankings placed Bowdoin on the NESCAC that we’re here and Which is all to say: if you’re
seven straight years between 2001 scored the Mammoths 28-10 in dominance and good old-fash- top, above Amherst—mostly the we’re Bowdoin,” said Kelly. not paying attention, you should
(the inaugural tournament) and the quarter, taking the lead on a ioned chutzpah, Saturday’s win result of a fluke Amherst loss And Bowdoin is really, really be.
2007 and hasn’t posted a losing layup by Sam Roy ’20 with 2:33 moved a couple of crucial pawns to Eastern Connecticut State— good. The reality is that Bowdo- But did Saturday redeem the
record since 1993-4. left in the third. The stands of into place for the Polar Bears’ Shibles was uneasy. in’s women’s basketball is almost events of March 17, 2018? “A
Yet the Polar Bears also hav- Morrell shook. long game. “We haven’t earned this,” she certainly the best DIII basketball little bit,” said Kelly. “Not every-
en’t taken home a NESCAC title The Polar Bears kept rolling First, Bowdoin became the said and worried that it would team in the nation. With the ex- thing, but a little bit.”
since 2009, Shibles’ first season through the fourth quarter, car- likely favorite in the NESCAC sidetrack the team from its de- ception of men’s tennis, no other Don’t look now, but with only
as head coach, when they beat— rying a 19-12 advantage to hold playoffs, distancing themselves velopment. Bowdoin team can claim such four games remaining in the
you guessed it—Amherst, despite off the surging Amherst offense. further from Amherst and all but But after Saturday, there is prominence on the national Polar Bears’ regular season, re-
reaching the championship game Kelly led Bowdoin with 19 points, securing home-court advantage little doubt: Bowdoin is number stage. Moreover, the Bowdo- demption, it seems, is nigh.

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

REDEEMED AND THE DOMINANT: (TOP) The team huddles in the fourth quarter of its game against Amherst last weekend. At this point in the game, the Polar Bears were seconds from victory. (MIDDLE) Abby Kelly ’19 dribbles down court.
14 Friday, February 1, 2019

O OPINION
Midd divested. Will we?
This week, Middlebury’s Board of Trustees voted for a plan that will divest the
college’s endowment from fossil fuels within the next 15 years. Our neighbors
in Vermont will also be switching to 100 percent renewables by 2028 and have
pledged to reduce their energy consumption on campus by 25 percent. As Bow-
What about the pines?
doin looks for new goals in the wake of attaining carbon neutrality last spring, this impending doom unacknowl- means it should, but bear in mind
we encourage the College to reopen the conversation on divestment and other by James O’Shea edged does nothing for our current there are more ways to do it than
Op-Ed Contributor
significant measures to combat climate change. situation. To expedite the senescence that most dreaded “land develop-
Bowdoin’s administration has been sharply opposed to divestment in the past. On Monday, Bowdoin’s Admin- of our campus groves with these de- ment.”
In 2013, President Barry Mills said that the College would stand to lose $100 mil- istration announced plans for the velopment plans seems almost cruel. Instead of making yet another
lion over 10 years if fossil fuel investments were removed from the endowment construction of two new buildings, Look closely—Pine Street, the new classroom, improve upon the
portfolio. The College understandably has to consider finances—but six years Barry Mills Hall and the Center for Roux Center, Park Row and now many others that dot our campus
later, it might be time to run the numbers again. Arctic Studies. Fitted with “state-of- Barry Mills Hall and the Arctic and invest in the academic pro-
Middlebury and Bowdoin were not always out of step. In 2013, Middlebury the-art academic facilities,” Presi- Studies Center—the face of campus grams themselves and not simply
published a statement detailing the difficulties it would face if it were to divest. dent Rose is confident that these ad- is perhaps shifting faster than you their physical spot on campus. Be-
Repeatedly in that statement, Middlebury categorized divestment as “unlikely.” ditions will “play a significant role in may think. This, coupled with our gin planting the towering maples of
Now, Middlebury’s Board of Trustees has changed its mind. If one of our clos- enhancing Bowdoin education.” The rotting oaks and multiple new facil- tomorrow. And no, I do not need
est peer schools, whose stance has long mirrored Bowdoin’s, has chosen to divest, Bowdoin website, in their announce- ities taking down the forests at the nor even want a room in Roux with
shouldn’t the College reconsider it as well? ment, included a map of campus Coastal Studies Center, presents a eight (yes, EIGHT) TVs, but rather
In 2013, Mills also disclosed that 1.4 percent of Bowdoin’s endowment was indicating the location of the new very real threat to our beautiful quad desire a breezy spot in the shade to
invested in the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies. This number is buildings. The location is a grassy and coastal woods. Despite their do my work. Give me sturdy foun-
considerably lower than the amount Middlebury plans to divest—they currently patch between Dudley Coe and the haste, these developments creep in dations that root me to the earth yet
have four percent of their endowment in fossil fuels. At the very least, Bowdoin Druckenmiller parking lot, a grassy our peripheral vision, fading in just propel me to the divine and leaves
should assess how much of the endowment it has invested in fossil fuels now and patch that I have never seen before, as our memories of furrowed trunks that cradle within them the hearts
what it would take to get that number to zero. and neither have you. and soft piles of pine needles fade of poets and the prose of biochem-
And this conversation is only becoming more relevant. In 2013, most Bowdo- A letter to the editor written earli- out. Since I applied, Bowdoin has istry, for that may just be what a
in students agreed that climate change was real, but melting ice caps and rising er this year lamented the loss of Pine always advertised itself as a “green” liberal arts education is about.
sea levels seemed foreign and not entirely pertinent. Now, it is much clearer that Street’s namesake trees, and I could school, with glossy photos of Out-
the threat climate change poses is incredibly dire. Droughts, fire and polar vor- not sympathize more. During my first ing Club trips covering our bro-
texes dominate the news—and these issues disproportionately affect low income year at Bowdoin, I was drawn to the chures, and now with the Roux
communities. Climate change costs lives. If we are a school that holds the Com- shady path past the cemetery and the Center and all of the glory
mon Good in high esteem, combating this crisis should be our highest priority. treetops filled with the breathy trills of and progress it represents.
In an interview with the Middlebury Campus, the college’s president, Laurie pine warblers. Once these apartments But advertisements, as a
L. Patton, said that Middlebury’s divestment plan “acknowledges that [they] do were a scenic escape tucked away in rule, should never be
not have all the solutions at [their] disposal at this moment to meet these goals, the evergreens. This is no longer. wholly trusted.
but it commits [them] to make every effort to do so.” Acknowledging the im- Those of us on campus in the If our cam-
mense complexity of the issue, Middlebury is still willing to take the plunge and fall of 2017 vividly remember the pus wishes to
work towards this important goal. carnage on the quad: centuries-old improve it-
In 2012, Mills said, “At this point, we’re not prepared to commit to divest from oaks felled and sidewalk concrete self, then
fossil fuels, but I would never say never.” Seven years later, with clearly different ripped up with them after the black- by all
circumstances, let’s take Mills at his word. If Bowdoin is serious about maintain- out storm. Though tragic, this came
ing a reputation as a school on the forefront of environmental studies and action, as no surprise to me, for these trees
it should consider matching Middlebury’s ambition. are living on borrowed time. An ob-
servant student walking campus
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, in late-September may notice
which is composed of Nell Fitzgerald, Roither Gonzales, Dakota Griffin, George large clumps of mushroom
Grimbilas, Calder McHugh, Devin McKinney and Jessica Piper. sprouting from the oaks’
bases. While my annual
harvest of these “Hens of
the Woods” has become
a tradition, my mush-
room carbonara comes
at quite the cost to the
ESTABLISHED 1871 trees, who have the dis-
tinct pleasure of being
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 devoured inside-out by
a fungus. Nearly every
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information one of Bowdoin’s an-
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, cient oaks are infected
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in with this pathogen, and,
SOPHIE WASHINGTON
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse sooner or later, they all will
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. fall. This is, of course, only the
natural fate of trees, but leaving

Calder McHugh Jessica Piper


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Friday, February 1, 2019 OPINION 15

Give power to the students


unsettled by the first breach men having been called the arguing for our Code
Say It Like It Is of our Social Code, “conduct n-word, and when a fight to be revised so that
that is unbecoming of a Bow- ensued, they were the ones it may better repre-
by Nate DeMoranville
doin student.” Examples are asked to leave. Black men are sent the values of
listed, but the phrase is never the demographic least likely our community at
In my time at this college, defined. It begs the question, to graduate in four years, in this point in time,
I have seen a great many stu- what is conduct unbecoming large part due to the judicial and so that it may be
dents of color fail to graduate of a Bowdoin student? process. Despite this, our con- unjust no longer. I pro-
M
on time. I do not have enough When I was growing up, I duct is becoming of a Bow- pose that we make this LA
FUL
fingers on my hands to count spent weekends at my father’s doin student because we are Code a living document NA
N
them all, not even for those in house. I remember this one Bowdoin students. with values-based language. YA
LIL
my class alone. There are sys- time we all sat around the In “Letter From a Bir- We students are members of
temic issues at fault here. Our living room sharing stories mingham Jail,” Martin Luther this community, and we pay
institution does not provide about high school. My step- King Jr. critiques the nature for this privilege. We ought to
enough support for students mother had caught someone of unjust laws such as ours. have the power to manage our change is in-
of color in their academics— spreading lies about her, so “Sometimes a law is just on own conduct. credibly slow
to which THRIVE is certainly she clocked her right in the its face,” he writes, “and un- Until there is real action moving here.
progress—but also their social face. Another time, my fa- just in its application. For on the part of students and Reluctantly, I
life. When they struggle, we ther was backing up a friend instance, I have been arrest- administrators, this mat- say this time is
penalize them. and punched a guy straight ed on a charge of parading ter will never resolve itself. different. Students
Our judicial process is through a car window. These without a permit. Now, there King writes, also in the letter, have met with ad-
flawed. The Judicial Board were violent tales, to be sure, is nothing wrong in having “Time itself is neutral … hu- ministrators. All seem
operates under the Academic but I am better for having an ordinance which requires man progress never rolls in to be in agreement that
Honor and Social Code, which heard them. My father taught a permit for parade. But such on wheels of inevitability … a working group of stu-
has not been revised since me not to take shit from no- an ordinance becomes unjust without this hard work, time dents, faculty and staff
1993. If they find a student re- body. He taught me how to when it is used to maintain itself becomes an ally of the should form to address
sponsible for a violation, the defend myself. segregation.” forces of social stagnation.” this issue. Yet, I fear that
Board “makes recommenda- And yet, my upbringing is Our Social Code maintains When we understand time to this future working group
tions to the Dean of Students at odds with Bowdoin’s zero segregation when students of be neutral, we must act with a will form only to recom-
regarding possible sanctions.” tolerance policy for violence, color are forced to leave our sense of urgency. “The moral mend to President Rose that
I have reservations about ad- which makes me vulnera- college to appease a white arc of the universe is long, but we form another working
ministrative oversight that ble to expulsion. In the past power structure. it bends toward justice, only if group. I have a recommen-
strips students of significant five years, there have been To be clear, I am not ad- we bend it.” dation for President Rose: give
autonomy, but I am more credible rumors of two black vocating for violence. I am For a liberal arts college, power to the students.

Take a leap: quit athletics while you’re ahead think the same holds true for the dining halls, off-campus par-
by Brooke Vahos many ex-athletes on campus. In ty houses, hugs with dining hall
Op-Ed Contributor fact, while I was deciding wheth- swipers and athlete-only water
At Bowdoin, where close to half er to quit, I approached many bottles. Being on a sports team at
of the student body participates in students who were formerly Bowdoin validates that you be-
athletics, we all know someone on on teams to understand long and gives you a certain clout
a sports team. Almost as likely, is their experiences with among the student body. Whether
the chance of knowing someone quitting. After several all the fanfare around athletics is
who has quit a sports team—es- conversations, every deserved is perhaps a different
pecially during sophomore year. student mirrored column, but what is important is
Interestingly, during students’ similar feelings of that athletics is a sure-fire way to
second years, many athletes decide frustration with be socially accepted here.
to quit their respective teams. Off athletics at Bow- Sophomore year gives many stu-
the top of my head, I can think of doin. One of the dents a new sense of comfort and
11 people, including myself, who most memora- freedom to pursue their passions.
have quit teams their sophomore ble aspects of Participating in athletics strongly
year. To some, the correlation be- my decision limits how students can express
tween class year and quitting may to quit was the themselves and interact with all
seem coincidental, but I think the “testimonials” I that Bowdoin has to offer. Many
two are deeply connected. heard from former sophomores quit sports teams be-
There are several unique as- jobs. athletes. Most, if not cause they realize that sports are not
pects about a student’s second Due to all, energetically told me the pinnacle of what is important
year that make quitting so fre- the time con- to quit, and assured me it here, and they no longer need these
quent among athletes. With a year straints—and would open so many more doors. forms of validation.
of experience under their belt, insular nature—of things For me, their surety that being off a There are so many unique ave-
sophomores (generally) feel more my athletic team, I in my life team was better than being on one nues to be involved in on campus
comfortable socially, academically never got to fully ex- to find time helped me feel more secure of my that benefit the community around
ER
and personally. Everything, from plore the diverse opportu- ART for athletics. The feelings and my decision. you and serve the Common Good.
EC
classes to friends, feels more famil- nities that Bowdoin had to of- LIN constant decisions to At Bowdoin, athletics are a Second-year students have a
RO
iar. For me, this sense of belonging fer. This alone is what drives a lot of at Bow- CA sacrifice sleep, skip a club mainstream way of finding social heightened ability to reflect on their
pushed me to explore my identity athletes to resentfully quit teams. doin. During meeting or miss a friend’s validation and “self-expression,” as prior experiences and evaluate the
in more purposeful way than the There are obviously innumerable my time on a team, birthday party led to a building they are placed on a pedestal by a direction of their future here. Often
prior year. This meant pursuing reasons students quit teams (lack there was basically no time (in resentment towards the time that I majority of the Bowdoin commu- times, leaving a sports team is the
passions and goals that revealed a of interest, injuries, mean team- season) to truly dedicate myself to spent on my sport. In practice, in- nity. This comes as no surprise, first step in existing at Bowdoin
completely new side of Bowdoin. mates, etc.), but I think most soph- clubs, academics, friendships and stead of focusing on a drill, I would considering half the student body in a more meaningful and socially
Many sophomores begin to hone omores quit sports teams because my sport without compromising be dreaming about what I would are athletes. The acceptance and diverse way. If you are on currently
in on their interests by becoming what they want to do, and who one of the four. Even out of season, rather be doing with my time. privilege of being an athlete comes on a sports team, and debating con-
club officers, getting meals with they want to be, is not compatible when the time commitment was Quitting became a viable option. in many (exclusive) ways, shapes tinuing, my advice to you is to take
old professors and working new with the nature of varsity athletics less, I found myself negotiating While I am just one case, I and sizes: designated tables in the leap. You won’t regret it.

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16 Friday, February 1, 2019

FEBRUARY
FRIDAY 1
EVENT
Curator’s Tour of “Fashioning Modernity”
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies
Alison Martino will showcase the exhibit “Fashioning Moderni-
ty: Art and Independence among Yorubas in Nigeria” in a tour
open to the public.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Noon.

EVENT
Black History Month Kickoff & Reception
The Student Center for Multicultural Life is hosting its annual
reception commencing Black History month. All are welcome
to enjoy music, activities and catered food.
Russwurm African-American Center. 4:30 p.m.

EVENT
Dinner with a Translator KAYLA SNYDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
In a dinner sponsored by the Department of Romance CHOCOLATE MADNESS: Students swarm over a chocolate fountain during the annual Student Night at Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. The
Languages and Literatures, Emma Ramadan will discuss her museum provided an array of hors d’oeuvres and materials for craft making and hosted several a capella performances.
career as a literary translator and offer advice on the process of
pitching a book.
Hutchinson Room, Thorne Hall. 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY 4 WEDNESDAY 6
LECTURE LECTURE
Exploring Hidden Networks of Early Bowdoin Book Lecture Film
SATURDAY 2 Modern Abortion
Louisiana State University Associate Professor of History
Leslie Tuttle will discuss pre-modern practices of abortion.
The Association of Bowdoin Friends will sponsor a screening
of 1932 science fiction horror film, “The Island of Lost Souls.”
Following the screening, Associate Professor of English Ann
EVENT Kibbie will deliver a book lecture.
Tuttle will exemplify abortion networks during the rule of
Henry Zietlow ’22 Memorial Service French King Louis XIV to examine complex perceptions of Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.
The College is hosting a service to celebrate and reflect on the
abortion in the Enlightenment era.
life of Henry Zietlow ’22 and his time at Bowdoin. A reception
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.
will follow the service in Main Lounge, Moulton Union.
Studzinski Recital Hall. 11 a.m.

EVENT
First-Year Sophomore Dance
The Fire and Ice-themed semi-formal will feature photo
booths, dancing and music from both Jaden Dixon ’21 and LECTURE
THURSDAY 7
student band Contest. Food options include mac and cheese
bites and a chocolate fountain.
Sargent Gymnasium. 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY 5 From Photons to Categories:
Representational Transformations
EVENT Enabling High-level Vision
Maine Employers Career Fair Bates College Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Michelle
Bowdoin alumni and career representatives will discuss Greene will discuss the time course of visual perception in
in-state employment opportunities with interested students. everyday life. She will focus on levels of light, machine
The jobs will be available on eBear before the event. learning and feedback circuits.

SUNDAY 3 David Saul Smith Union. 2:30 p.m. Room 020, Druckenmiller Hall. 4:25 p.m.

EVENT LECTURE
FILM SCREENING Brexit Explained Futures in the Past of China-Africa En-
Becoming Astrid Associate Professor of Government Laura Henry and gagement
As a part of its Independent Film Series, Frontier will screen Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies Henry Director of the African Studies Center and Professor of
“Becoming Astrid,” which showcases the teenage years of Laurence will examine the political factors which contributed History at Michigan State University Jamie Monson will chal-
Swedish author Astrid Lindgren before she went on to au- to Britain’s departure from the European Union. Then, they lenge assumptions about the historical relationship between
thor the famous children’s book series “Pippi Longstocking.” will discuss the difficulties in reaching a leave agreement. China and African countries such as Tanzania and Gambia.
Frontier. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.

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Music at the Allen Springer Bowdoin Book Commemorative
Museum Lecture Lecture Lecture

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