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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, February 8, 2019 Volume 148, Number 15 bowdoinorient.com

MUSIC FOR MUNCHKINS: Casey Edmonds-Estes ’22 plays

bassoon at the Bowdoin Children’s Center. Student performers help
kids discover music through live performance. See Page 8.

Disparities exist in CPC programming Political donations from

“Helpfulness” of Career Planning Center
faculty and staff increase,
by Nell Fitzgerald and
Surya Milner
Orient Staff for seniors by field of interest stay left in midterm cycle
The Orient’s midyear ap- didates or groups. The figure
Tech by Jessica Piper
proval ratings showed that the exceeded the $18,626 that was
Orient Staff
senior class is overwhelmingly donated 2016 and is nearly four
dissatisfied with the Career Political donations by Bow- times as much as the College’s
Planning Center (CPC)—but doin faculty and staff surged employees donated during the
further investigation has shown Law during the 2018 midterm cy- last midterm cycle in 2014.
that approval varies widely by cle and universally supported Professor of Government
industry, with students looking Government liberal causes, according to an Michael Franz, whose research
to enter consulting and technol- Orient analysis of data from includes campaign finance, not-
ogy generally expressing positive Marketing and Advertising the Federal Elections Commis- ed that the 2018 election cycle
sentiments while students in arts sion (FEC). Donations made by included more competitive races,
and communications are the Finance, Banking, or Consulting members of the College’s Board both in the primary and general
least happy. of Trustees were varied between elections. The number of races
Executive Director of the Medicine Democratic and Republican and the hype around them could
CPC Kristin Brennan noted that groups and candidates, but have energized donations from
for most students, the timing of Arts and Entertainment donations to liberal causes far both parties’ bases and may ex-
the job application process varies outnumbered donations to con- plain the uptick in donations.
by industry. Recruiting for fi- Communication and Journalism servative causes. “I think we'll find, given how
nance and software engineering Employee donations recorded many competitive elections there
occurs in the fall, for example, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT by the FEC amounted to $22,148 were, that there was more money
and hiring for most other fields Extremely helpful Moderately helpful Slightly helpful Neither helpful nor unhelpful in 2018, with the entirety of the
ramps up in the spring. funds going to left-leaning can- Please see DONATIONS, page 6
“The inherent challenge for a Extremely unhelpful Moderately unhelpful Slightly unhelpful
student navigating this terrain is,
Seventy-nine current seniors conveyed their attitudes towards career planning in an Orient survey. Those who hoped
‘what does the job search for me
to work in technology or education felt that the CPC has been helpful in their job search, while students planning to
look like?’—not ‘what does the
work in communication, journalism, arts or entertainment were underwhelmed. Overall, 59.5 percent of seniors felt the
job search look like, period,’” she
said. “Because they actually look
CPC has been helpful in their job search, while 31.1 percent felt it has been unhelpful. These figures are similar to those Last April, Bowdoin announced
reported in the Bowdoin Orient Student Survey two weeks ago.
so different.”
Still, some students say they
its carbon neutrality, two years
feel certain industries have more
support than others. Just 43 per-
under “Finance and Banking”
and 18 under “Consulting.”
demic year, the Consulting and
Finance newsletters list an aver-
to a greater number of job post-
ings in fields where Bowdoin
ahead of schedule—but the
cent of students looking for jobs “Whenever I go on [eBear] age of 13.1 jobs each week, while lacks, such as communications. connection to the environment
in arts and entertainment were looking for something film-re- the Arts and Communications For example, a Bates student
satisfied with the CPC, com- lated, or science communica- newsletters list an average of 5.5 searching on Handshake would goes back much longer. A look at
pared to 73 percent of students tions-related even, there’s really jobs per week. currently see more than 150 jobs
looking for jobs in technology. just not a lot on there,” said Railey Beyond eBear, the CPC offers and internships in journalism. where the College has been and
Bowdoin’s online job board, Zantop-Zimlinghaus ’19, an Earth the Liberal Arts Career Network By comparison, LACN lists just
eBear, currently has five job and Oceanographic Studies major (LACN), a consortium of more a dozen. where it is going.
postings listed under the indus- with a Cinema Studies minor. than 30 colleges that includes a Brennan, who started at Bow-
try of “Arts & Entertainment,” This disparity exists beyond job database. Several of Bowdo- doin this past fall, emphasized
which includes the subcategories the current snapshot. The CPC in’s peer schools in the LACN, that the CPC aims to support
“Film/Video,” “Performing Arts, sends out weekly newsletters such as Bates and Middlebury, all students—regardless of what SEE PAGES 4-5.
“Graphic Arts,” “Visual Arts” with job and internship oppor- also subscribe to other services, they want to do.
and “Music.” By contrast, 45 jobs tunities for each field that they such as Handshake.
are listed under “Education,” 31 have found on eBear. This aca- These services provide access Please see CAREERS, page 3

Associate Professors of Government Henry Laurence George Lopez puts on a special, Super Students look to stay in Maine over the A group of Bowdoin students spends their Lowell Ruck ’21 questions Bowdoin’s
and Laura Henry are here for you. Page 3. Bowl-inspired show. Page 7. summer. Page 9. weekends out on the ice. Page 12. connection to Maine. Page 13.
2 Friday, February 8, 2019

2/1 to 2/6 STUDENT SPEAK:
What is the state of YOUR union?
Conner Lovett ’19
“Drunken dismay.”

• Officers and counseling service assisted a student

in distress.
• An officer checked on the well-being of a student
near South Campus Drive.
• An intoxicated student at an event at Sargent Gym
was given an escort to his residence hall. Scott Kuhnle ’22
• A student at Coleman Hall reported that three men
had entered the hall. The men were determined to be
alumni who visited briefly and then left the building.
“I’m looking to unionize!
Sunday, February 3
(650) 380-3822.”
• Cooking smoke activated a smoke alarm inside
Stowe Inn.
Friday, February 1 • A student at Appleton Hall with flu symptoms was
• A baseball player received a nose laceration from provided an escort to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
being hit in the face with a ball during practice. The • A student who fainted at Appleton Hall was transport-
student was escorted to the health center. ed to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation. Ariana Smith ’20
• Concern over a suspicious package delivered to Mas- • A student cooking food activated a smoke alarm at 86
sachusetts Hall turned out to be unfounded. Federal Street. “Underfunded and completely
Saturday, February 2 Tuesday, February 5 shut down.”
• Loud music at Howard Hall generated a noise com- • A student with ongoing pain symptoms asked for an
plaint. escort to Mid Coast Hospital.
• An officer checked on the well-being of an intoxi- • Two folding tables were severely damaged in the
cated student at Coleman Hall. basement of Ladd House.
• Officers assisted a child visiting the Museum of Art • A student who was kicking a soccer ball accidentally
who was reported to be displaying signs of seizure. damaged a light fixture at Appleton Hall.
Brunswick Rescue transported the child to Mid Coast Clay Starr ’19
Hospital. Wednesday, February 6
• A fire alarm at Quinby House was caused by the use • A student reported a man acting suspiciously on “My national park is unattended.”
of a hair straightener. the Maine Quad. Officers monitored the man for a
• A candle flame at Quinby House activated a fire short while and he left campus without incident.
alarm. (The use of candles in campus buildings is not • A student at Mayflower Apartments requested an
permitted. Try battery operated candles instead; they escort to Mid Coast Hospital for evaluation of flu
look real and create a lovely ambiance.) symptoms.

Leah Kratochvil ’20

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Friday, February 8, 2019 NEWS 3

‘Humorous and
informative:’ two
explain Brexit
ly dormant voter bases, noting
by Andrew Bastone that a significant portion of
Orient Staff
“Leave” voters had not been
Broken promises and active in politics before.
straight-up lies were the sub- Laurence, wearing a half-
ject of discussion on Tuesday Union Jack and half-EU flag
evening as two government tie, told the 200 attendees that
professors tried to explain some British tabloids spun
Brexit. a series of lies regarding Eu-
The process has been even rope long before Brexit. These
more complicated by the de- myths, Laurence said, included
feat of Prime Minister Theresa purported EU bans on curved
May’s proposed deal for the bananas, double-decker buses
split on January 15. May has and barmaids’ cleavage. PJ SEELERT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
another chance to win over her Jared Foxhall ’22 described
EXPLAINING THE EXIT: Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies Henry Laurence (left) and Associate Professor of Government Laura Henry
Parliament on February 13. the talk as “humorous and in-
(right) discuss the potential implications of Brexit, including the possibility for conflict along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Speaking before a large formative.”
crowd in Kresge Auditorium, “It was shocking to see that Ireland, or no deal will be bro- tive classes, “British Politics people that would have voted attendees of the talk would
Henry Laurence, associate many of the metrics illustrating kered, forcing the establish- and Society” and “The Politics ‘Remain’ and now wish they remember some of the deeper
professor of Government stark ideological divides mir- ment of a hard border. of the European Union.” How- had, although turnout was very moral and political questions
and Asian Studies, and Laura rored that of the United States,” If the latter occurs, it would ever, Laurence soon realized high.” at play.
Henry, associate professor of he said. be the first time since the Good there was popular demand for He also ascribed dishonesty “If people came away realiz-
Government, discussed the With the Brexit deadline Friday Agreement that a hard the talk. as a theme that has relevance in ing this is important—not only
approaching March 29 exit only six weeks away and the border returned to Ireland. The “We quickly realized there today’s society, both in the UK in its own light, but for what
date. They reflected upon the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, 1998 deal, brokered by former had been demand for it,” he and in the United States. it tells us about how politics is
bitterly fought 2016 referen- the professors identified the Senator George Mitchell ’54, said. “We were talking to our “The ‘Leave’ campaign headed in all democracies—
dum campaign narrowly won most significant unresolved ended a bloody, decades-long friends and a lot of them said promised things they couldn’t then that will be worth it,” said
by “Leave” supporters, those issue as the border separating ethnonationalist conflict. Lau- they’d like to come.” possibly deliver,” he said. “The Laurence.
who advocated in favor of the Northern Ireland, which is rence and Henry suggested Reflecting on the talk, Lau- politics of promising fantasies When asked about his tie,
United Kingdom (UK) leaving part of the UK, and the Repub- that such a hard border could rence highlighted a few lessons is unfortunately a powerful Laurence explained he pur-
the European Union (EU). lic of Ireland, an EU member. trigger a renewal of violence. he hoped observers had taken way to win elections and a chased it online from an artist
Laurence and Henry high- Laurence and Henry surmised Speaking after the talk, Lau- away. terrible way to run a country, cooperative.
lighted the skill of the United that either a “backstop” will rence admitted that he and “First is that elections mat- and that’s very relevant for all “The tie was quite cheap,”
Kingdom Independence Party be agreed upon, effectively Henry had originally intended ter, they have consequences,” of us.” he said. “But the express ship-
(UKIP) in energizing previous- extending the status quo in to give the talk to their respec- he said. “There are a lot of Laurence said he hoped ping—not so much.”

CAREERS with various advisors at the CPC

in the fall, he said that the greatest
internship application, I think
you’d be a really good fit for it. If
advice he received was the name you want me to send over your
“On month seven in the role, of an online job board specifically resume, we’ll see where it goes
I’m deeply curious about what tailored for jobs in higher ed. from there,’” said Korando. “So it
people's experience with ca- “[My advisor] showed me really sort of came up as more of
reer planning is,” she said. “We LinkedIn, but I’m already pret- a spontaneous thing.”
should get more different people ty familiar with LinkedIn, so it In addition to one-on-one
on different paths, because that's kind of felt like wasted time,” he meetings, Korando cited con-
really important.” said. “I felt like, not even that I sulting-specific resources, such
After several appointments was going in circles, but that I as practice case interviews,
at the CPC, Zantop-Zimling- hadn’t even started making next- which help prepare students and
haus has come to rely on per- step sort of progress.” personalize questions to a range
sonal networks to launch a ca- This experience contrasts of businesses and firms.
reer in the film industry, using with that of Eddie Korando ’20, That type of relationship be-
connections referred to her by who is interested in pursuing tween the CPC advisor and em-
her aunt and her roommate to consulting. Korando secured ployer is one that Zantop-Zim-
set up interviews. his internship for this upcoming linghaus says she wishes were
“I’ve never actually landed summer directly through the more common.
something directly through Ca- CPC and indicated that his in- “I wish there was a more
reer Planning,” she said. ternship could potentially result personal aspect to networking,
Dean Zucconi ’19, a senior in a full-time job. rather than just emailing some-
looking toward student affairs “I was meeting with [my one who graduated in like 1960 KAYLA SNYDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
in higher education, echoed this advisor], and he told me about and being like, ‘Hey, I also go to SEEKING CONNECTIONS: Bowdoin seniors report having access to fewer job postings in fields such as journalism
sentiment. After five meetings this firm. He said, ‘They have an Bowdoin!’” than in fields such as finance. Other colleges seem to offer more resources.

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4 NEWS Friday, February 8, 2019

Five decades of the environment at Bowdoin


From Kent Island to the Roux Center, Bowdoin’s study of, responsibility to and connection to place.
environment with the College’s the first Earth Day in April 1970 and brought together disparate 1980s when the oceanographer reach beyond the major, say-
by Harrison West broader goals and whether Bow- signaled the birth of a national ways of thinking around a loosely Ed Laine came to the College as ing that it should “encourage
Orient Staff doin is fulfilling its own institu- environmental movement. defined topic. the program’s first official direc- broad environmental literacy
In April of last year, the Col- tional responsibility to address These changes led to a major Thus, the goal of the program tor. The program was expanded through course offerings and
lege announced its achievement environmental concerns. rethinking of who the College was to provide students with to include six core courses and co-curricular activities avail-
of carbon neutrality, two years Bowdoin’s environmental was for and what purposes it both specialized knowledge in began graduating between eight able to all students.”
ahead of schedule. The notice studies program dates back to should serve. In the following few one established field, such as gov- and 12 majors every year. Col-
came after a decade of infra- the early 1970s, when environ- years, Bowdoin began to admit ernment or history, and a broad lege pamphlets from this time II. Interdisciplinary Studies
structural overhauls—a cogene- mental awareness at the College women, became test-optional understanding of how to think describe the program as com- This emphasis on the study
rations turbine, oil to natural gas converged with the emergence of and completely restructured its about the environment. bining the three primary areas of the environment as interdisci-
conversion, the installation of environmental conservation as a curriculum to reduce the number Meanwhile, there was a bur- of study—the natural sciences, plinary has continued in the last
thousands of LED lights and, fi- national issue. In the following of course requirements outside geoning state-wide recognition social sciences and humanities— 20 years. It was of particular focus
nally, the purchase of renewable decades, the program expanded, of the major. Certain traditional that Maine’s landscape was as well as integrating service- and in the events and announcements
energy credits. This achievement and the College deepened its en- standards were loosened amidst endangered and in need of pro- field-based learning. surrounding the opening of the
also followed two large-budget vironmental connections in oth- a general push for an academic tection. In 1966, John McKee, a Robert Edwards, who became Roux Center last semester.
project announcements—the er areas. Bowdoin’s connection program more relevant to con- French instructor at Bowdoin, president of Bowdoin in 1990, “These events recognize our
construction of the Roux Center to the environment has played temporary social and political published a series of photo- saw greater opportunity to take nearly fifty years of leadership in
for the Environment and major a key role in the ever-evolving issues, and new interdisciplinary graphs in an exhibition titled “As advantage of the College’s loca- interdisciplinary environmental
expansions to what is now the actualization of its identity as an programs were established, in- Maine Goes.” The photographs tion in order to build its unique studies,” President Clayton Rose
Schiller Coastal Studies Center. institution. cluding an Afro-American Stud- show trash, sewage pipes leading brand. The Outing Club was wrote in an email to students
These measures may suggest ies major. to the ocean and the prolifera- greatly expanded and took over about the opening of the Roux
that Bowdoin is a largely environ- I. History Though events such as the tion of commercial development orientation trips in 1992. In these Center.
mentally focused school or could In 1969, at age 33, Roger first Earth Day went largely unac- along the shoreline. McKee in- years, the College’s advertising The study of the environment
be seen as a timely response to Howell Jr. ’58 became president knowledged at Bowdoin, height- tended for the photographs to increasingly focused on the op- spans many areas of academic
the growing relevance of envi- of Bowdoin College. At the time, ened environmental awareness bring attention to the destruc- portunities provided by its coastal study at Bowdoin, with the ES
ronmental concerns in our world. there was a strong mood of politi- manifested itself in the classroom tion of Maine’s unique coastal Maine location. program listing nine professors
But even as the College takes cal ferment at educational institu- as students expressed increased and 22 contributing faculty mem-
steps forward, some students
and faculty wonder how to rec-
tions around the country, largely
due to opposition to the U.S. war
interest in studying the environ-
ment academically. Some envi-
These events recognize our bers in 12 different departments.
However, this wide range does
oncile the academic study of the in Vietnam. At the same time, ronmentally-conscious profes- nearly fifty years of leadership in not inherently guarantee interdis-
sors began offering more courses ciplinary collaboration.
to meet this demand. In 1971, interdisciplinary environmental Vladimir Douhovnikoff,
10 departments listed courses studies. associate professor of biology,
designated as environmentally pointed out that while there are
relevant. –President Clayton Rose, in an email many faculty members on cam-
In 1972, Bowdoin created a pus with deep knowledge about
formal environmental studies landscape. As Edwards contributed to the the environment in their partic-
(ES) program. It was among the Bowdoin professors looked growth of the natural sciences at ular subfield, there is compara-
first wave of schools to do so, at Maine’s unique environ- Bowdoin in those years, the Col- tively little discussion between
following Middlebury, Univer- mental challenges as academic lege had also took advantage of its departments.
sity of Wisconsin–Madison, UC opportunities. In 1971, Chuck property on Orrs Island in Harp- “There is a lot of room for
Santa Barbara and Dartmouth. Huntington, a biology profes- swell in addition to the biological leveraging the knowledge that
Rather than a stand-alone major, sor developed a senior seminar field station on Kent Island in we have to address environmen-
Bowdoin established a coordi- for ES coordinate majors called the Bay of Fundy, Canada. In tal topics in a more structured,
nate program, meaning that stu- “The Androscoggin River: A 1998 the Coastal Studies Center targeted and collaborative way,”
dents would pair environmental Case Study.” During these years, opened on Orrs Island with a ter- Douhovnikoff said.
studies with a major in an exist- the Androscoggin was one of restrial and marine lab. Associate Professor of Eco-
ing department. the most polluted rivers in the In 1998, the Environmen- nomics and Sustainability Im-
This took advantage of ex- country—its fumes notoriously tal Studies Committee drafted plementation Committee (SIC)
isting expertise among faculty stripped the paint off of houses a new mission statement that member Erik Nelson, who
in multiple departments and along its banks during a summer focused on enhancing the pro- works with ecologists from other
allowed for more collaboration drought. The class examined the gram’s interdisciplinary nature— universities and organizations
on environmental topics. It also history and issues of the river, which would span the natural in his research, explained how
addressed a problem of focus and leveraging the different disci- sciences, social sciences and interdisciplinary work can re-
legitimacy—there was no clear plinary expertise of students by humanities—as opposed to the veal surprising commonalities
idea of what students would learn pairing student-run seminars program’s existing focus in the between different fields. He said
COURTESY OF EMMA GREENBERG in an environmental studies ma- with lectures by professors and natural sciences. that economists and ecologists
DOWN AND DIRTY: Kent Island provides students of all disciplines the jor, as the field lacked the same other specialists. The statement also pro- often model systems in similar
opportunity to study and connect with the Maine environment. long tradition as other disciplines The ES program grew in the posed expanding the program’s ways, so when they collaborate,
Friday, February 8, 2019 NEWS 5

they can share and grasp ideas attachment to the environment,” but rather to encourage careful
quickly. said Kitrea Takata-Glushkoff ’19, thinking about the stakes of
Matthew Klingle, associate an Earth and Oceanographic Sci- environmental topics. He cit-
professor of history and envi- ence (EOS) major. ed the principle of “equipoise,”
ronmental studies, works across For her, science strengthens used in medicine, which distills
several disciplines in his own this sense of connection. “So down to these questions: Before
research, which relates to the much is so perfectly captured in thinking about how to solve a
intersections of the environment these beautiful processes that are problem, one must consider
and human health. He admitted interconnected with each other,” if it’s really a problem, how it’s
that interdisciplinary study is in she said. “The more you learn a problem and for whom it’s a
reality incredibly difficult. about it, the more magical it ac- problem.
A historian by training, he tually is.” Thus, environmental studies
took a series of classes at Harvard Takata-Glushkoff has also is about challenging preconcep-
on public health and learned become interested in promoting tions—thinking, at the most basic
how to read sources from other more cross-cultural communi- level, about what the environment
disciplines, including biomedical cation in the geosciences, as she encompasses. Klingle noted that
scientific research, which allowed thinks there often is a disconnect conceptions of the environment
him to approach the history of between scientists who extract have often been quite narrow and
diabetes from new angles. Klin- data from a place and the people haven’t considered how everyone
gle sees the coordinate major’s who live in and interact with that is intimately connected to the
requirement for training in a place every day. natural world. Public discourse,
particular discipline as key to this “Thinking about the environ- in particular, has often been nar-
kind of work. ment is so much more powerful rated by people with relatively
“[Interdisciplinary study] is when you’re thinking about high socioeconomic status who
about knowing what you don’t people,” she said. “Not everyone want to protect certain beautiful
know,” and for this, “you have to might say that they care about spaces for their own interests and
know something fairly well … some environmental issue, but uses.
It gives you an understanding of everyone can say, ‘I want my Takata-Glushkoff thinks that
your limitations,” said Klingle. neighbor to be healthy.’” there could be more assump-
Emily Ruby ’19, an ES–Afri- Kate Dempsey ’88, director of tion-breaking thinking within
cana Studies major, thinks that the Nature Conservancy in Maine, the environmental sciences in
the coordinate major has fallen echoed this sentiment. “Conserva- particular. “In ES, we talk more
short of this goal. She has found tion today really is about working theoretically about what all these
the major to be too restrictive and with resource users to design strat- issues of justice are,” she said.
the four required core courses to egies that allow them to thrive as “[And] in EOS, we just don’t.”
be largely ineffective. humans,” she said. While acknowledging that
“Professors should be able to Before moving to the Nature this is partly due to the nature of
teach the topics that they have Conservancy, Dempsey worked the material, she pointed to the
been studying in the last few years in affordable housing and public opportunity for greater knowl-
as opposed to a broad survey health after going to graduate edge co-production within the
class,” she said. school for urban policy. environmental sciences, in which
Ruby believes that these re- “Through that work, I began the people that live in an environ- MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
quired courses often end up to understand how essential a ment or use a resource have more
DIFFERENCE OF DECADES: The College has drastically increased its investment in the health of the environment
sacrificing depth for breadth, as healthy environment is to thriv- involvement in the scientific re- since 1966, when the above image was taken at Fort Popham State Memorial. Below, the Roux Center opened last fall.
they prevent students from fo- ing communities,” she said. search about it.
cusing on a particular area of ES. Dempsey was not involved She said that seeing that hu- IV. Institutional Responsibility cheaper. For this reason, Bow- group spent years campaigning for
This particularly affects ES–hu- in environmental issues during mans are harming the natural In 2001, Bowdoin established doin bought a large portion divestment before pivoting to pol-
manities majors like herself, for her time at Bowdoin. She bare- world and wanting to mitigate that its Sustainability Office with the of non-additional RECs from itics in 2017. For Ruby, Bowdoin’s
whom there are fewer crossover ly knew of the ES program and underlies her study of the environ- goal of reducing the environmen- wind farms in Texas in order to carbon neutrality isn’t enough.
courses, she said. would have assumed the major ment, but pointed out that geo- tal impact of its campus. achieve carbon neutrality. “BCA wants the College to be
While the ES department has was only for those studying the scientists often don’t come to the “I was one of the first five peo- Bowdoin also joined a con- doing more outside of the insti-
tried to drive collaboration, it is natural sciences. subject as environmentalists. “Half ple in the country doing this,” sortium of schools to support tution in national, state and local
not the only hub on campus for Nonetheless, she does believe of geoscientists end up going into said Keisha Payson, who has been the construction of a solar array politics,” she said.
thinking about the environment. that her education at Bowdoin, oil,” said Takata-Glushkoff. the sustainability director at Bow- in Farmington, Maine. The RECs She said that divestment of the
In particular, Douhovnikoff not- doin since its inception. from this project, which can be endowment from the fossil fuel
ed the new ecology, evolution and Payson said that Bowdoin be- considered additional, will offset industry would still represent this
marine biology (EEMB) concen- Thinking about the environment gan tracking its carbon emissions a larger fraction of Bowdoin’s kind of outward-looking action.
tration within the Biology De-
partment, which was announced
is so much more powerful when in 2003, but the goal of carbon neu-
trality emerged in 2007 as an agree-
energy use when the project is
“It doesn’t ultimately matter
what our institution’s energy foot-
last year. The concentration, he you’re thinking about people. ment between hundreds of college The next climate action plan print looks like if the fossil fuel
hopes, will allow more focused –Kitrea Takata-Glushkoff ’19 presidents nationwide. Each insti- is currently being developed by industry maintains a stranglehold
collaboration for studying envi- tution committed to developing the Office of Sustainability, which on our economy,” she said.
ronmental topics through these a climate action plan, including a discusses its projects and strategies Takata-Glushnoff, who was
fields, in which several professors as a government and legal studies However, certain environmen- date for carbon neutrality. with the SIC, a group made up of involved with the Sustainability
in the department work. major, was important for her later tal issues have emerged that will “The whole campus sustain- students and faculty that meets a Office as a first year and soph-
work. have enormous repercussions ability movement really took few times each semester. The new omore, said that she is proud
III. Academics and Activism “Thinking about how various for society as a whole. As an off. That one commitment was a plan’s goals will likely be for 2030. of Bowdoin’s commitment to
Students come to Bowdoin communities [and] countries International Panel on Climate game-changer across the coun- Payson said that this plan sustainability but sees discrep-
with their own reasons for caring design healthy communities was Change report published in Au- try,” Payson said. will shift its focus from scope ancies between Bowdoin’s com-
about the environment, which obviously incredibly grounding gust again makes clear, there is Bowdoin decided on 2020 as a 1 to scope 2 emissions. Scope mitment at an institutional level
may interact with academic inter- for me,” she said. broad consensus that if carbon date for carbon neutrality. Know- 1 emissions, which result from and among the student body as
ests in a variety of ways. Connec- Klingle wants the ES pro- dioxide emissions don’t soon fall ing that the slow pace of develop- electricity use, made up most of a whole. She pointed to the low
tion to the environment comes gram to encourage this kind significantly, global warming will ing technology would make com- the College’s 28 percent reduc- level of activism on campus and
in many forms, but it often orig- of broad thinking about how be catastrophic. This demands plete elimination of on-campus tion in campus emissions. Scope wishes that more student leader-
inates from a simple awareness the environment is highly in- concrete action beyond further emissions impossible, the College 2 emissions, which come from ship had generated energy and
one’s surroundings. terconnected with other social study of the issue and has opened set a goal of a 28 percent reduc- natural gas heating and fuel used conversation around the carbon
“The reason that we want to and political issues. He pointed the opportunity in recent years tion of on-campus emissions. It by the campus vehicle fleet, hav- neutrality plan.
study the earth in a scientific way out that the goal of the program for Bowdoin to use its power as would then match its real carbon en’t decreased much since 2008. Ruby noted that while Bow-
and learn more about it is that is not to create unquestioning an institution to make a notable footprint—the amount of carbon Reducing scope 2 emissions will doin’s location and outdoor
we have this initial, emotional advocates for the environment, difference. actually burned to make the Col- require more major infrastruc- culture contributes to students’
lege run—by purchasing renew- ture changes, on which the Office interest in and care for the envi-
able energy credits (RECs). is currently working. Payson said ronment, it doesn’t often translate
A company or utility produc- that the new College residences to climate activism. She said that
ing renewable energy receives on Park Row will require very students involved with climate
RECs for each unit of power that little energy to heat. politics overlaps more with those
it produces, which it can then Ruby has been working with involved in other forms of politi-
sell to another institution. An the Sustainability Office to devel- cal activism “because those peo-
REC can be additional or non– op this new climate action plan. ple share the same belief in how
additional. She feels that the infrastructural change occurs, which is from bot-
“If someone is going to build a changes being developed are nec- tom up as opposed to top down.”
solar array, and the only way they essary at the institutional level. Dempsey, who has worked
can afford to do this is by selling “You can ask people to re- on environmental issues with all
RECs, then the REC is called duce their energy use, change sorts of people, agrees that the
additional. The institution that their practices, which is a val- strategy must be expansive.
bought these RECs is responsible ue,” Ruby said. “But ultimately, “We need every type of per-
for the creation of this solar ar- Bowdoin is faced with the ques- son, every discipline, every back-
ray,” said Nelson. tion of wanting to actually be ground,” she said. “In the broad-
If that solar array would carbon neutral.” est sense of the term, [we need]
COURTESY OF MATTHEW KELLER be profitable without selling During her time at Bowdoin, every type of person involved
ISLAND LIVING: The sun sets on another day at Bowdoin’s biological field station on Kent Island in the Bay of the REC, it is called non-addi- Ruby has been involved with Bow- with solving the challenge of cli-
Fundy, Canada. The station has been operated by Bowdoin and offered students opportunities for research since 1935. tional and is generally much doin Climate Action (BCA). The mate change.”
6 NEWS Friday, February 8, 2019

Lecturer analyzes premodern reproductive health

port the misleading narrative
by Emily Cohen that I am going to now de-
Orient Staff
construct,” Tuttle said. “The
On Monday afternoon, dramatic, well-documented
Leslie Tuttle, associate profes- case in which every female
sor of history from Louisiana participant ends up dead may
State University, began a talk make a compelling story, but
to a packed audience in the it is utterly unrepresentative
Beam Classroom by describ- of the norm.”
ing the “suspicious death” of Associate Professor of His-
Mademoiselle de Guerchy, tory Meghan Roberts invited
a tabloid star of Louis XIV’s Tuttle to Bowdoin after hear-
Paris. As Tuttle revealed, de ing her talk at a conference.
Guerchy died due to com- The event, sponsored by the
plications from an abortion history department, the Sex-
procedure. The registered uality, Women and Gender
midwife in whose home de Center and the Gender, Sex-
Guerchy was found dead was uality and Women’s Studies
charged with the death of de Program, augmented the
Guerchy and of the unborn content of the courses Rob-
child, and she was sentenced erts is teaching this semester:
to death. History of the Body and Old
But the tragedy with which Regime and Revolutionary
Tuttle opened her talk, titled France.
“Exploring Hidden Networks “We’re constantly bring-
of Abortion in Early Modern ing in present day issues and
Paris,” is not really the point. thinking about how studying
Rather, Tuttle used the exam- the past helps us understand
ple of Mademoiselle de Guer- the present in a much more
chy to spark questions about complex and nuanced way,”
the widely-accepted notion said Roberts of her courses.
that women’s rights in West- To Tuttle, abortion in early DISPELLING MYTH, INSTILLING FACT: In a lecture on Monday, Associate Professor of History at Louisiana State University Leslie Tuttle addressed the
ern civilization have always modern France may be con- providers of abortion in early modern Europe, focusing on 17th-century Paris. At the time, the procedure was not completely stigmatized.
progressed toward greater in- sidered a “twilight moment,” destine business, in which completed in early-modern 16th-century “ostensibly dra- made modern state criminal-
dividual freedom, culminat- a term coined by historian they sought to demonstrate Paris was occasionally a way conian” edict against clan- ization, rather than decrim-
ing in widespread liberation of sexuality Anna Clark that more expertise than their to, as one midwife put it, re- destine pregnancy, the justice inalization in the 1960s and
movements of the 1960s and describes activities that peo- “competitors” and develop a store a woman’s honor and system appeared “extremely 70s, the historical turning
70s. ple are reluctant to openly reputation of providing ef- salvation. ill-equipped” to prosecute point of history?”
With humor and occasion- discuss and document, but fective and safe care for their To Zach Scharlau ’21, a stu- cases of abortion, said Tuttle. Tuttle said she doesn’t have
ally gruesome detail, Tuttle also do not result in com- clients. dent in Roberts’ Old Regime “It was when things went an answer, but for Roberts,
illustrated the robust net- plete stigmatization. In her In terms of regulation, and Revolutionary France catastrophically wrong that the important part was that
works of abortion providers research Tuttle found discus- Tuttle argued that neither class, this part of Tuttle’s ar- we see them, for the most the legal history of abortion, a
and clients in 17th-century sion of abortion procedures the Catholic Church nor the gument was unexpected. part, at all,” she said. controversial topic in modern
Paris, where the practice was in archival materials ranging state was unequivocal. Con- “I figured that, given how Throughout her talk, Tut- political conversations, not be
neither uncommon nor rig- from police reports to royal fessor’s manuals at the time religious old society was, that tle suggested that the main- oversimplified.
orously prosecuted. Begin- pharmacopeia that included suggested that, until at least abortion would have been stream narrative of women’s “There are these de-
ning her talk with de Guer- recipes for potions to induce the 18th century, inducing more criminalized than it history is misleading. Euro- fault, easy historical narra-
chy’s case, she admitted, was contractions. abortion before the subjec- had been,” he said. “Even the pean nation-states in the 18th tives about the past that get
demonstrative of the exact “Don’t try this at home,” tively-defined moment when Catholic Church didn’t have century, she noted, codified brought into our political de-
idea she would attempt to joked Tuttle. the fetus acquires a soul was as extreme a stance on abor- the illegality of abortion in a bate all the time, but they're
challenge. Most abortion procedures considered a sin analogous tion as I thought they would way that early modern Paris not actually accurate,” said
“Retelling the story of Ma- at the time, however, were not to lying by concealing sexual have had, so that was the most did not. Roberts. “So how does the
demoiselle de Guerchy—as medieval in nature. In fact, immorality, rather than mur- surprising part to me.” Tuttle left the audience to conversation shift if we em-
I myself have done, as I just explained Tuttle, providers of der. Though the practice may Royal law similarly left ponder the question: “How brace living in shades of grey,
did again in front of all of abortion procedures viewed eventually have been elevat- abortion in a gray area. would our understanding of which is what I really want my
you—can unwittingly sup- their practice as a sort of clan- ed in seriousness, abortion Despite the existence of a abortion look different if we students to do."

DONATIONS donations to conservative causes

or groups.
in that people can be very politi-
cal but just not want to give their
the College’s Board of Trustees,
which summed to $1.5 million
dates from both parties.
Leading the way in trustee
Traditional PACs can make limit-
ed donations to campaigns, while
The liberal slant of donations money,” he said. “It just shows in 2018. political giving was John Fish ’82, Super PACs can support candi-
than previous congressional elec- from employees didn’t come as you which out of the left-leaning Of those donations, $1.32 mil- CEO of the Boston-based Suffolk dates but cannot coordinate with
tions,” Franz said. a surprise to Francisco Navarro faculty are more active and actu- lion went toward liberal causes, Construction Company, who their campaigns.
The FEC’s public dataset only ’19, leader of the College Republi- ally want to do more about it.” while $179,000 supported conser- made a $1 million donation to Franz noted that, while can-
includes individuals whose cu- cans—though he noted that cam- The uptick in political dona- vative candidates or groups. An the Senate Majority PAC, a Super didates might seek both wealthy
mulative political contributions paign contributions are only one tions from Bowdoin employees additional $14,000 went to politi- PAC which supports Democratic and small-dollar donors, Super
exceed $200, meaning it’s possible aspect of political action. still pales in comparison to do- cal action committees (PACs) that candidates for Senate. Fish also PACs tend to solicit money from
that some employees made small “I think donations are unique nations made by members of have historically supported candi- contributed to a number of oth- individuals who have a lot of it.
er liberal groups and candidates, “Super PACs know that they
Bowdoin Employee Political Contributions including Maine second-district
representative Jared Golden,
can play a potentially important
role in various things,” he said.
though he also made donations “[They] can therefore try to use
to the Republican national com- that to extract donations from
$41,478 mittee and now-Utah Senator wealthy, wealthy interests.”
40,000 Mitt Romney. President Clayton Rose do-
Campaign finance laws cap nated to only one candidate—
donations to individual candi- independent Angus King. Rose
dates at $2,700 during the prima- made the maximum donation
30,000 ries and an additional $2,700 for of $2,700 to King’s campaign in
the general election. Traditional both the primary and general
PAC have a $5,000 per person cap stages of the election cycles.
on individual donations, while King, a longtime Brunswick res-
$19,688 so-called Super PACs—officially ident who taught as a lecturer at
20,000 $18,626 known as independent expendi- at Bowdoin in the 2000s, was
ture-only committees—do not re-elected to the U.S. Senate by
face legal limits in fundraising. a wide margin last November.

I think we’ll find, given how
$2,735 $5,189
many competitve elections
0 there were, that there was
2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 more money than previous
CREEPING BACK: Political donations by Bowdoin employees in 2018 far exceeded other midterm years, though still didn’t top the 2012 election. All dona-
congressional elections.
tions recorded by the FEC went to liberal candidates our causes. –Professor of Government Michael Franz
Friday, February 8, 2019 7


Sight and sound:
Music at the Museum
When Lopez was watching the you draw personal feeling toward
by Brianna Cunliffe Super Bowl this past Sunday, a cer- the music through narrative, then
Orient Staff
tain advertisement for Bud Light it makes more of an impact.” said
The dome of the Bowdoin involving a fiery dragon and an Lopez. “It gets in, somehow, rather
College Museum of Art (BCMA) ice-cold brew sparked an entirely than just staying on the surface of
rings with music as a full, rapt new direction. the skin, the ear.”
audience experiences sound inter- Rather than focusing on the Lopez uses visuals as an integral
woven with sight. On this Febru- piano as a material resource, Lopez part of his teaching and his craft.
ary night, the performance series began to sort through the flood of His philosophy is guided by a
“Music at the Museum” continues pieces his new theme brought to search for relationships not always
yet another successful run. mind: the four elements. obvious to the eye or ear.
For the night’s performer Beck- “Making music tangible, invok- “I’m very interested in the way
with Artist-in-Residence George ing painting, color, landscape.” said that everything is everything.” said
Lopez, familiar with recital halls Lopez. “Dealing with landscape Lopez. “I’m particularly interested
worldwide, this experience is un- through earth, rivers through wa- in always looking for connections.” REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
like any other. ter, bumblebees through the air—I Through “Music at the Mu-
FRIENDS IN FORTUNO: Since the spring of their first year, Tobi Omola ’19 and Ellis Laifer ’19 have shared a
“It feels more hallowed—in the think it lands on the listener much seum,” Lopez seeks to make the close frienship and creative enterprise, collaborating on original songs through their music duo, Fortuno.
best sense of the word,” Lopez said. more strongly than simply an ab- intangible tangible, the invisible
“There’s a call to bring your cre-
ative best to the moment, because
you’re among the best that art and
creativity have to offer.”
stract would.”
The highlights are varied as the
elements they represent. For earth,
Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 1,
seen—uniting the mind and heart
in celebration of all that art, music
or visual, has to offer.
“I believe there’s a lot more visu-
Portrait of an Artist: Fortuno TO: It’s not true. come to our honors project recital
The concert, like the exhibit it “Romance,” invokes a landscape alization in the creation of music, by David Yang EL: I could play instruments bet- on April 13. And stay tuned to our
accompanies—Material Resourc- reminiscent of a thousand happy both as a composer and as a per- Orient Staff ter than he can. Facebook and Instagram.
es: Intersections of Art and the memories. Air allows the “Flight former,” he said. “Me personally, I TO: Yeah, that’s true. EL: I don’t know what I’m doing
Environment—is curated with of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai see bubbles or rings, each tone is a Tobi Omola ’19 and Ellis Laifer next year. We’re talking long, long
intention, research and a quest Rimsky-Korsakov to ring. For wa- ring of a different size or color so ’19 comprise the music duo Fortuno, Q: How would you guys de- term. Ideally, I would like to be in
for narrative connections. Lopez, ter, “Preludes” by Claude Debussy, that the sound becomes an actual which recently released the singles scribe your musical genre? a place where I can work on things
thing in my mind, it doesn’t stay “Be” and “Feel” on all major music TO: Alternative R&B. with Tobi, but we don’t really know
“There’s a call to bring your creative best out there, invisible.” platforms. Omola will be performing EL: Indie R&B. It’s like a mix what’s gonna happen. Anything can
to the moment.” In anticipation of the sold-out, in his senior recital this Sunday at of produced music with acoustic happen.
–George Lopez brief program, audiences arrive in 7:30 p.m. in Studzinski Recital Hall. sounds and also singing, sometimes
the space with intent, which Lopez The following interview has been rapping. Q: Tobi, what can we expect
who knows piano repertoire inti- a composer enamored with nature, believes makes a difference. After edited for length and clarity. from your recital this weekend?
mately, is guided by the themes of conjures rivers. In fire, Manuel de all, listeners must seek connec- Q: What is your creative process TO: I’ll be singing around eight
the exhibit. Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” is all tions, narratives and the presence The Bowdoin Orient: How did like? How does your music come songs. You can expect contempo-
“I select pieces that highlight vigor and energy—according to of heart, for themselves. you two meet and start making together? rary and modern pop, pop love
directly, as a representation of the Lopez, a real barn-burner. “If you’re not looking for that, music together? EL: It’s difficult collaborating, songs. For example, a Brazilian
art, or that are conceptually con- In this program, as in his other my programs are quaint, but not Tobi Omola ’19: We met in the especially with a friend. It kind of tune by this female artist named
nected by the creative impulse,” endeavors at the College, Lopez effective,” said Lopez. Longfellows. I guess it was that one changes from song to song, but Joyce. I’ll be singing two Fortuno
said Lopez. seeks to draw people in to what he In his extensive travels, Lopez night in Smith. sometimes Tobi will prefer to just originals, a Frank Ocean cover and
The musical program for yes- admits is arcane: classical music. has found those connections from Ellis Laifer ’19: Yeah, it was fresh- work alone, like when he’s record- a Kanye tune. Phenomenal people
terday and today had been set— Academic interest may often be coast to coast, abroad and at home, man year, second semester. We just ing something and just doesn’t want are playing with me. Kevin Elk ’20
until inspiration struck in the most enough to bring people in to listen. no matter whose ears his music jammed one night in a practice me in the room, which is fine. is the drummer, Daniel Mayer ’21
unexpected way. “But if you draw the heart in, if reaches. room, and we had a lot fun doing TO: But sometimes it’s more is playing bass. Ariana Smith ’21,
“I’m interested in the way that it. We pretty much just played piano productive. Oftentimes if we’re jam- Isabel Udell ’19 [and] Anne Greg-
people respond [to music] with together, and then we made a song ming, we’ll be like, “Oh, we like this, ory ’19 are going to serve as back-
the same passion or intensity— freshman year called “Steam” and we’ll record that,” and then we both ground vocalists. Nolan Roche ’19
not on the surface, but with the put it on Soundcloud. take a day to come up with chords is going to play guitar and sing, and
intangibles.” he said. “And so I TO: And our friends liked it. to add to whatever chords that were Ellis is going to play piano.
can take my language on the road EL: It was a decent song. I think introduced the day before.
quite easily.” that was the start of our friend- Q: Anything to add?
Not as far on the road as Cuba, ship—collaborating friendship, I Q: How many songs has Fortu- TO: Fortuno isn’t just the two of
this time—simply down the street, guess. no released so far? us. There is also Eli Koskoff, who is
under the dome of the BCMA, EL: We have officially two songs Ellis’ friend from Connecticut. He is
where the convergence of sight and Q: How and when did you cre- on Spotify. We have more songs currently a senior at USC and goes
sound promises to fill an evening ate Fortuno? that we’re working on, and a few to their jazz school—a phenomenal
with illuminating new possibilities. EL: It was spring of last year, and that are finished that are going to be musician. And I lived with them
MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT Music at the Museum will take then we ended up going to L.A. put out some point in March. for a month over the summer. Now
TANGIBLE TUNES: Music at the Museum, a crowd-favorite performed by place at the Museum of Art Pavil- together, which solidified it. He can TO: In the long term, look for- we’re all one entity. Yeah, look out
Artist-in-Residence George Lopez, had a rapt audience last night. ion this Friday at 5 p.m. sing better than I can. ward to April 13. Everyone should everyone!

Singer Andy Shauf brings ‘The Party’ to Portland

frenzy and painful self-awareness sense of loss leads to Shauf ques- Shauf sounds like indie icon El- seems meaningless—“Let’s for- like you were floating while walk-
by Kayla Snyder of being at a party. tioning his relationship: “Are you liott Smith if he produced louder, get all the things that we’ve been ing out of the venue? And when
Arts & Entertainment Contributor
On Tuesday, February 12, “The running around or just running slightly-less-somber music with learning / From the books with the you woke up the next morning,
You can see the glow of yellow Party” is at 8 p.m. in Portland’s away?” more instrumental depth—from pages not worth turning.” the show almost felt like a dream,
light and the shadows of passing cozy SPACE Gallery. Canadian ba- He recognizes the front people the clarinet, to percussion, to For fans of “boygenius” indie but you could still feel the bass
figures through the windows. You roque-pop/indie-folk artist Andy put on while peering through his synth. His music has similar superstars Lucy Dacus and Phoe- thumping in your chest? I assure
leap up a few steps and pull open Shauf will be performing from his own. In “Begin Again,” he sings: smooth energy to that of Father be Bridgers, be sure to arrive early you that Shauf and Heynderickx
the front door to be greeted by a 2016 album and sharing a vast ar- “This time you should take a bow John Misty with less obvious lyri- to hear opener Haley Heynder- promise a show that will leave you
rap song from Spotify’s Top 50 hits ray of sound from his other three at the very end / It’s quite an act cal boldness. ickx’s melancholic folk melodies. grinning to the ring of your alarm
playing over someone’s parents’ collections. Think everything from you put on.” Although Shauf illu- Throughout his full body of Her music is both playful and the next morning.
speakers and, subsequently, you a sunset playing the ukulele to vio- minates these unsettlingly-accu- work, Shauf captures specific, inti- powerful; in her most popular Whether you’re willing to take
inhale an odd fog of beer, body lently building violins. rate emotions you may experience mate feelings that your brain could track, “Oom Sha La La,” Heyn- the trip to Portland or simply
odor and half-assed Febreze. Throughout “The Party,” Shauf at a party, the gentle, warm tone never adequately express—from derickx sings, “The brink of my searching for some new favorite
It’s a party. Whether you associ- goes from perching anonymously of his voice and the constant pres- feeling like you left something in existence essentially is a comedy / tunes, check out the following
ate these functions with searching in the corner to experiencing first- ence of light acoustic guitar plucks the past and therefore are unable The gap in my teeth and all that I songs for a taste of these perform-
for corners to huddle in, casually hand the anxieties of party-goers, still allows listeners to sit back and to see clearly or live purposeful- can cling to.” ers. Andy Shauf: “The Magician,”
watching the door for that one from mundane musings to intense passively bathe in the harmonies. ly—“Spend my open eyes on the If it’s hard to think about leav- “Twist Your Ankle,” “Jenny Come
person to finally enter or mind- inquiries about dying. The surface You may not have heard of things I left behind / My sturdy ing campus on a Tuesday night, Home,” “Sunset Canyon,” “With
lessly moving your limbs to objec- narrative of his song “The Worst Shauf before, but the show is feet and my hopeful life”—to so think about how it would improve You.” Haley Heynderickx: “Worth
tively bad music, we have all expe- in You” is that Shauf can’t find his worth packing a car and taking a desperately seeking to exist in your Wednesday. Have you ever It,” “Oom Sha La La,” “Show You a
rienced some degree of the ecstatic girlfriend in the crowd, but this few hours out of a Tuesday night. one moment that everything else been to a concert where you felt Body,” “Francis,” “Crow Song.”
8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, February 8, 2019


INTERACTIVE AND IMMERSIVE: Bowdoin students have the unique opportunity to perform live at the Children’s Center, contributing to an authentic sensory experience for the kids and an early exposure to the arts.

Students inspire with live music at the Children’s Center

once a week for a half hour at and their environment. music has a powerful ability to he takes a spiral bound book, just the Children’s Center. Students
by Lucie Nolden a time, with their guitars and “That interactive, hands-on affect the children. like the one where she has her are also invited to come speak
Orient Staff
ukuleles and bassoons, to share kind of experience brings the “Sometimes music helps to re- songs written down, goes into a foreign languages to create an
Take a peek into the Bowdoin the magic of live music with the material into their brain in a way center their focus from a quarrel quiet corner, lays a Jacob’s ladder immersive language experience
Children’s Center, and you might young kids. that’s really concrete, and tactile,” they might have had with anoth- across his chest and sings Leon- for the kids, and the preschoolers
see a student plucking the strings “Mellow Music for Munch- Eshoo said. er child or from a fall to the notes ard Cohen songs to himself,” often visit art shows at the Ed-
of an acoustic guitar, the notes kins”—the tradition of inviting Meanwhile, the kids are hav- of the songs,” DeFries said. “At Hamilton said. wards Center for Art and Dance,
sweetly melodic, a mother with students to practice their in- ing a blast. Eshoo laughs as she other times it’s something they Through the program, the as well as the museums on cam-
a sleeping infant strapped to her struments at the Children’s Cen- recalled the children’s reactions have to be pulled away from as children experience a wide range pus, and find themselves in the
chest and a toddler at her side, ter—began three years ago. The to the music. their family members prepare to of musical styles, from classi- midst of vast collections of new
swaying to the music, listening program sprung from a desire to “We notice the children take them home.” cal guitar patterns to Hawaiian and exciting forms of art.
with curiosity and wonder. create real, sensory experiences pretending that they’re playing Visiting Assistant Professor of ukulele songs and even folk and The Children’s Center bridges
The Bowdoin Children’s Cen- for the children, according to Di- instruments. Someone will pre- German Andrew Hamilton, who R&B. Students who come to play the divide between its tranquil
ter, tucked behind Coles Tower, rector Martha Eshoo. tend they’re playing a guitar, or takes his son, Benjy, to the Chil- their instruments are invited to nursery and the artistic vigor of
shares an intimate relationship The opportunity for children the harp, or, I’m sure the bas- dren’s Center, can speak to how play anything they like, whether this campus. And it does so in
with the College. Faculty and to hear music while at the same soon,” said Eshoo. “We’ve never his son’s interest in music has they choose to practice a difficult the most natural possible way:
staff bring their children, aged time watching its production had an instrument here like the been kindled by the program. piece they’re trying to master through the universal language
between 12 weeks and five years, is a powerful developmental bassoon, so that will be interest- Benjy received a ukulele for his or just play from a selection of of music, enjoyed by those of all
here during the school week. experience that allows them to ing to see.” third birthday after first being songs for a half hour. ages.
Psychology students work as in- begin recognizing the sounds Kai’olu DeFries ’19 has exposed to the instrument by a The music program is only “‘Without music, life would be
terns, sitting quietly and jotting of individual instruments, and brought her ukulele to the Chil- Bowdoin student. one example of an effort to cre- a mistake,’” Hamilton said, sum-
notes or interacting with the to more deeply understand the dren’s Center for four years to “The ukulele player in his ate more connections between moning the words of Nietzsche.
kids. Student musicians come, connections between themselves play for the kids. She believes live classroom so inspired him that Bowdoin students and those of “True words, Fred.”

‘Fashioning Modernity’ examines changing Nigerian identity

dents formed a curatorial team, are intentional.
by Anthony Yanez devoting their own time to orga- “We thought about the history
and Anibal Husted nize the exhibit. Martino served of these ‘cabinets of curiosities’
Orient Staff
only an advisory role, allowing where [objects are] placed in these
Visitors are packed in the Beck- the students to take charge of the glass boxes and you’re separated
er Gallery, chatter filling the air curation. from them,” said Hassane. “You’re
as community members and stu- The artifacts were donated by not really seeing them in the orig-
dents alike wait in anticipation to Brunswick resident Dorothy A. inal context that they were meant
see the new exhibition, “Fashion- Hassfeld, one of the first members to be seen. By de-contextualizing
ing Modernity: Art and Indepen- of the Peace Corps to go to Nige- them, they lose a lot of autonomy
dence Among Yorubas in Nigeria,” ria in the 1960s. A decade after her and power,” said Hassane.
on display at the Bowdoin College first visit, Hassfeld returned, cam- By creating a more animated
Museum of Art (BCMA). era in hand, to photograph what space to display the pieces in this
The exhibit highlights the evo- she saw of the nation. Her photo- collection, the student-curators
lution of Yoruba traditions in the graphs are displayed alongside the hope to remove the distant gaze
postcolonial moment by focusing cloths that she donated. that Americans are so used to in
on the production and signifi- “Once [the group] decided Western museums.
cance of textiles. [on] objects and [what] our guid- “Africa is subject to a lot of
“This is a moment at which this ing inquiry would be, we would misperception from people who TALES THROUGH TEXTILES: The new exhibit, curated by Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana
nation, Nigeria, [is] being forced spend time thinking about the may not have direct contact or Studies Allison Martino and students, highlights postcolonial Nigerian history through examining traditions in textiles.
to think about who they are as a layout and how we would tell the experience with the continent,”
nation now that they’re no longer narrative to viewers … and [we] Hassane said. that are changing and evolving and cultural industry, said Har- “[Fabric] pertains to the larger
under British rule. And that’s be- spent time looking at how Africa This mediated relationship, for many Yoruba people,” Martino rison Dunne-Polite ’19, another theme and really encapsulates
ing expressed through these inno- had been represented in different Martino said, stands in the way said. student-curator. the idea of this traditional object
vative crafts and arts,” said Kinaya kinds of museums,” said Martino. of a deeper understanding of Inextricably linked to identity, Other types of cloth on dis- signifying ideas that look forward
Hassane ’19, who is among the To visitors, the exhibition’s aes- the dynamic, evolving nature of cloth evolved with Yoruba culture play in the exhibition include into the future,” Hassane said.
group of students who helped Al- thetic stands out from the rest of Yoruban textile traditions. The during Nigeria’s independence pe- factory-printed cloth, which was
lison Martino, Andrew W. Mellon the museum space. Cloth drapes team chose a title that reflects riod in the 1960s. once produced in Indonesia, the SEE IT YOURSELF
Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana freely on opposite sides of the these curatorial choices. Aso oke, a traditional cloth Netherlands and England for “Fashioning Modernity: Art and
Studies, curate the exhibition. exhibition room and in the back, “The first part of the title ‘Fash- that’s worn in important events African consumption. Once pro- Independence among Yorubas in
After taking Martino’s course stand mannequins adorned with ioning Modernity’ relates to our like weddings, embodies this dy- duction shifted to Africa, local Nigeria” is on view at the BCMA
last fall titled “African Art and more cloth. interest in considering African namism. In post-colonial Nigeria, identity took over as a key part of until March 17.
Visual Culture,” four of the stu- The difference, Hassane said, Textiles as innovative practices it has become a part of the fashion the aesthetics.
Friday, February 8, 2019 9

English professor earns
international acclaim your work—it can be a little dif- mother of the murdered boy tes-
by Emma Sorkin ficult to wrap your head around,” tified for the murderer, triggered
Orient Staff
Marzano-Lesnevich said. a trying emotional response
This year, the English de- It was particularly meaning- from Marzano-Lesnevich and
partment brought new and now ful to Marzano-Lesnevich that prompted them to look back into
internationally-award-winning the panel was excited about how the case years later, searching
talent to its faculty. Author and their book crossed genre lines— through court records and evi-
Assistant Professor of English autobiography blended with true dence.
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich recent- crime—and prompted more se- “I didn’t get the records [from
ly won the prestigious France rious discussions and interviews the case] initially thinking that I
Inter-JDD foreign book prize for about complex legal matters. would write a book about it, ab-
the French translation of their The book weaves together the solutely not,” Marzano-Lesnev-
2017 cross-genre book “The story of Ricky Langley’s trial for ich said. “I just got the record
Fact of a Body: A Murder and a the murder of six-year-old Jer- thinking that I would put the
Memoir.” emy Guillory and Marzano-Le- story down, that I would stop
This award is given by a snevich’s own experience with thinking about it, and of course
committee of prominent French the case. Through this braided that’s not what happened.”
journalists to one book interna- narrative, Marzano-Lesnevich The France Inter-JDD panel
tionally per year in any genre. Al- explores how we construct the noted that the extensive research
though Marzano-Lesnevich has past through our understanding done for “The Fact of a Body: A
received various awards for the of ourselves and others in the Murder and a Memoir” set the
book, they said this particular context of storytelling. book apart from other competi-
honor felt different. While attending Harvard Law tors for the prize. The book was
“When [the committee School, Marzano-Lesnevich took ultimately written using 30,000
chooses] one book in all the an internship in Jackson, Lou- pages of court records that Mar-
world—even if you believe in isiana at a firm that defended zano-Lesnevich traced down in JACK BURNETT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
your work, even if you’re proud people facing the death penalty. PRIZE-WINNING PROFESSOR: Assistant Professor of English Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich recently won
of your work, even if you love The Langley case, in which the Please see AWARD, page 10 an international award for their genre-crossing book, “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.”

Students try working in Vacationland

about business models. on the area around campus. He
by Penelope Mack “I think that working with has found that many students get
Orient Staff small nonprofits, of which there stuck in the “Bowdoin Bubble”
“Work in the state you love” are a lot in Maine, is really valu- and don’t engage with the com-
was the tagline of this week’s able because you learn so much munity around campus, and jobs
Maine Employer Career Fair, about the way that a company is in the area allow students to break
which brings employees from oiled and how it works and runs,” free.
across the Pine Tree State to cam- she said. “You can get not only inte-
pus. For Bowdoin students, that Lenoir Kelley ’19, who worked grated more into the Bowdoin
state might be the one they grew in a tech start-up in Portland, community that stays behind, but
up in or one they had never seen chose to stay in Maine because also integrated into Brunswick’s
before arriving on campus. But she felt the smaller organizations community and get a better sense
all students who have worked in here would allow her to do more of where we’re actually living,”
Maine over the summer can agree fulfilling work. Milligan said.
on one thing: spending a summer “You get to do more, make Kristin Brennan, executive
in this state is an invaluable expe- more decisions and have more [of director of the Career Planning
rience. an] impact and not just be filing Center, agreed that working in
Ripley Mayfield ’19 spent last papers,” she said. Maine helps students engage with
summer planting crops at a farm Carter echoed the sentiment. the community around Bowdoin.
in Freeport. She said she didn’t “The people that you work “We see Bowdoin as a part of
even consider working in a big with really treat you like an the fabric of the community in
city because she wanted to work at [equal],” she said. “They want to Maine,” she said. “And it is always
one of the small scale businesses know what your suggestions are great when students have oppor- COURTESY OF ANDREW ESTEY
that call Maine home. and what your recommendations tunities to really immerse [them- EAST COAST EMPLOYERS: Hundreds of students attended Maine Employer Career Fair, where dozens of
“[Working in Maine] has been are.” selves] in the state we live in.” companies and nonprofits presented and networked with attendees.
good at helping me realize your On top of the more personal Other students cited the net-
bosses can be your friends and experience of working with a working opportunities as a core of Bowdoin grads in Maine offer portunities, students have found restaurants and explore the nat-
[work] doesn’t have to be a scary smaller organization, the op- part of their decision to work in more opportunities to current that Maine is a great place to ural beauty of the state. Sylvia
hierarchical system. It builds con- portunity to engage with Maine Maine. Olivia Giles ’20, who grew students. spend the summer. Visitors and Bosco ’21, who worked at the
fidence,” Mayfield said. beyond academics lures many up in Grey, Maine, said that, since “There are so many Bowdoin summer workers alike take ad- Biodiversity Research Institute
Like Mayfield, Caroline Carter students into spending summer she plans to work in her home connections in this area that want vantage of the beaches, the parks in Portland last summer, said
’19, who cared for baby seals at on campus. state after graduation, choosing to help you out and want to see and the “Vacationland” culture she liked the bright green maple
Marine Mammals of Maine, said Sam Milligan ’20 spent last to stay here over the summer will you succeed,” said Kelley. “You’re that comes to life once the aca- leaves and the warm sand.
she chose to stay in Maine because summer working at the Natural help her build a network for fu- not going to get that if you go to demic year ends. “It’s nice to see another side of
working at a smaller organization Resources Council of Maine and ture employment. New York City.” Giles loved the opportunity our currently snow-covered cam-
offered the opportunity to learn valued the new perspective he got Kelley agrees that the network In addition to the career op- to explore new towns, try new pus,” Bosco said.


tures are never hard to find when
spending a summer in The Pine
Tree State. Bowdoin students can
be found hiking, gardening, swim-
ming and exploring all that Maine
has to offer when they choose to
use their break to intern at a local
organization or business. Students
may also stay on campus to con-
duct research with a professor. The
Schiller Coastal Studies Center is
always a fan favorite to cool off.
10 FEATURES Friday, February 8, 2019


The Hall effect: how a Bowdoin-taught genius made history

the world … millions him the 1985 Nobel Prize “Hall was one of the key moti-
by Benjamin Mason probably, and they for Physics. Thirteen vators behind putting laboratory
Orient Staff all know who years later, the trio of experiments in science classes.
Bowdoin has no shortage of Hall is.” Robert Laughlin, There were none before then, it
notable alumni to boast about. Hall served Horst Störmer, and was all theoretical,” Syphers said.
Yet unless you’re a physicist or as the princi- Daniel Tsui were After a lifetime of incredible
engineer, you might not have pal of Gould awarded the 1998 work in the lab and classroom,
heard of Edwin Hall, Bowdoin Academy Nobel Prize for Hall passed away in Cambridge,
Class of 1875. from 1875 Physics for their Massachusetts on November
Hall was born in Gorham, to 1876 and discovery of 20, 1938, at the age of 83.
Maine on November 7, 1855, then as the the Fractional Hall was awarded for notable
and grew up in the area, ulti- principal of Quantum Hall contributions to the teaching of
mately attending the College Brunswick effect. physics by the American Physi-
and continuing on to make High School “There was cal Society, which is now called
enormous strides in his respec- from 1876 to this second life the Physics Professional Soci-
tive field of physics that altered 1877. He then with the Quantum ety. Although Hall never won
the course of fields such as en- attended grad- Hall effect and the the Nobel Prize himself, as they
gineering and technology en- uate school Fractional Quantum were not awarded prior to 1901,
tirely. He is most notable for the at Johns Hall effect,” Sy- he made pathways for future
discovery of the phenomenon Hopkins phers said. “There generations to garner the prize.
that would come to bear the University, [were] lots of Despite all of his recogni-
name “the Hall effect.” from which researchers re- tion in the science realm and
While Hall may not share he graduated searching those the benefits society reaps from
the same level of name recog- in 1880. at [their] peak in his discoveries, Edwin Hall
nition as Nathaniel Hawthorne While con- COURTESY GEORGE J. MITCHELL DEPARTMENT the ’80s and ’90s. is not listed in the section of
or Henry Wadsworth-Long- ducting research at OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES There were thousands Bowdoin’s website that lists no-
fellow, his contributions to Johns Hopkins in 1979, Hall in the material to gather to one “They’re used in your automo- of researchers around the world table alumni. He is recognized
science remain essential to made a career-defining break- side of the object and the posi- bile and in your phone. They’re doing research on this again, within the physics department,
modern physics. through, discovering the “Hall tive to the other. The separation used all over the place.” [and] it’s all derivative from though; an annual award is giv-
“There isn’t an engineer in effect.” of particles creates a charge that Aside from its practical Hall’s work.” en out in his honor and there is
the world who doesn’t use or In layman’s terms, the Hall can be measured as voltage. The applications, Hall’s discovery Hall was also an inspiring also a plaque bearing his name
know about the Hall effect,” effect is the phenomenon ob- discovery is used in a variety of enabled other physicists to educator. In 1895, Hall was ap- on the third floor of Searles, the
said Professor of Physics and served when a magnetic field types of technology to this day. make further discoveries in pointed as Professor of Physics home of the department.
Department Chair Dale Sy- runs perpendicular to a charged “There are all kinds of mag- the area of electromagnetism. for Harvard University, where “That’s what you would call
phers. “There are hundreds of piece of conductive material, netic sensors and they use Klaus von Klitzing’s discovery he taught for 26 years before an inside-the-beltway thing,”
thousands of engineers around causing the negative particles the Hall effect,” said Syphers. of the Quantum Hall effect won retiring in 1921. said Syphers.

Bowdoin dining employees: the real dinner-winners

your favorite Bowdoin soup?” best. You feel like you’ve earned Johnson recover safely and even
The Common multiple times and Parker’s your money.” gave him a hand-tapped bucket
Food Cream of Wheat Wednesdays are But food provides more than of maple syrup. Johnson also re-
by Eliana Miller a Thorne institution. Yes, he’s that sustenance and a paycheck for ceives farm-fresh eggs from a for-
Parker. Bowdoin Dining employees as mer Bowdoin Dining employee.
The Orient’s “50 things to do Despite his pivotal role in Din- cooking at Bowdoin has advan- Far beyond pay, the many ben-
before you graduate” reads: “6. ing, Parker is humble. He blushed tages outside of the kitchen. Many efits of dining employment mean
‘Win’ dinner—be the last to leave.” when I told him that every other chefs enjoy spending time with that staff are reluctant to leave.
Come graduation, most students week, my roommate eagerly students. Every fall, Parker looks The three longest tenured Bowdo-
can brag about having won Moul- awaits his Hungarian Mushroom forward to meeting new first in Dining staff—Parker, Director
ton or Thorne at least once. But soup, a popular dish served bi- years, asking them about home of Dining and Bookstore Services
the ultimate winner of Bowdoin weekly instead of on the typical and “grilling them while they’re Mary Lou Kennedy and Ken Car-
Dining is John Parker, who has four-week meal rotation. on the grill.” done, associate director/executive
been working for the College for “I’m kinda the soup guru, I Warren Johnson, assistant chef—have worked at the College
the past 35 years. guess,” he smiled. “It’s pretty sim- production manager at Moulton for a collective 96 years. There are
When Parker controls the mu- ple to [cook in such large quan- feels similarly. One of the more few job openings in the dining

sic at Thorne, he plays “old psy- tities]. I do it every day, it’s like gregarious cooks at Bowdoin, halls except for part-time student

chedelic” hits. Strawberry Alarm brushing my teeth.” At home, he Johnson finds working with stu- workers.

Clock, The Electric Prunes, The makes Progresso soup from a can, dents entertaining and gratifying. “I would’ve liked to move

Tangerine Zoo and The Choc- but frequently bakes and distrib- He is quick to joke around in college resourc- up,” Johnson admitted, “but I’m

olate Watchband are among his utes cookies, “spread[ing] smiles” the hot line. “You want two over es and favorable happy at Bowdoin. It’s a com-
favorites. “They’re tasty, aren’t through his neighborhood. easy? Sorry, we’re all out of eggs!” insurance plans. $70,000 without insurance. munity … In my opinion, the
they?” he laughs. As “Cook I” in Parker has been cooking since he says to even the first diner at “The people keep me here. The “I owe [Bowdoin Dining] not students are the real commu-
Thorne, he lives in the kitchen, he was an undergrad at Hobart Moulton breakfast. schedule keeps me here; I have 11 only for the job, but I appreciate nity and then there are micro-
but it is not the food that has kept College in New York, his only “Students have made me weeks off a year,” said Parker. them for all the benefits that come cosms within that. In our little
him at Bowdoin. time ever living outside of Bruns- laugh, cry and everything in be- He appreciates working 6:30 with it,” said Johnson. “The benefit community, people don’t like to
Parker cooks all the soup wick. For him, cooking is both tween.,” Johnson said. “Why do I a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and having af- that I didn’t know that I was going leave very often.”
served in Thorne and the Pub, dynamic and reliable. get up at 3:30 in the morning in ternoons off to bike and build his to get was that everything in the Johnson says that “Moulton’s
typically stirring 20 to 30 gallons “I like creating. Every day is the middle of a snow storm? Be- record collection, which currently Buck Center was tailor-made for home, Moulton’s better.” Parker
of soup per day. From Curried going to be a little different, no cause I gotta feed those kids; you consists of over 4,000 albums. a guy having to rehab his knees. scoffs, “Of course I’m partial to
Carrot to Silky Cauliflower, stu- soup is exactly the same. Granted, need to be fed. It’s not just that, I Johnson is incredibly grate- There are a couple machines that Thorne.” Meanwhile Kennedy in-
dents sip and slurp his creations I do the same thing every day, but want to be there for you guys and ful for the insurance package you can’t find anywhere around sists that the dining halls are uni-
year round. The aromas of his I like stability, ” he told me. “You you all make me smile. It’s a plea- that Bowdoin Dining offers. He here.” fied. But no matter where staff fall
food permeate campus, reaching walk away everyday knowing that sure for me.” paid only $5,000 for his double Other secret perks abound. on the Moulton-Thorne debate,
far beyond the dining halls. I’ve you did something that hopeful- Employees cite other benefits, knee replacement in 2015, a sur- Neil Willey, head coach of loyalty remains strong towards
played the icebreaker “What’s ly people liked and you did your such as flexible hours, access to gery which on average can cost strength and conditioning, helped Bowdoin Dining.

AWARD they were as real as the people

in the room,” Marzano-Le-
Kennedy School of Govern-
ment, Marzano-Lesnevich
to Bowdoin, where they teach
creative nonfiction writing. So
really wonderful thing.” One
of the most exciting parts of
like the one employed in “The
Fact of a Body.”
snevich said. found that their students were far, the change has been deeply working at Bowdoin, they said, “One of the things I love
Louisiana over many years. The heart of the book, how- often impressed by how useful rewarding. is that faculty and students about the school is the way that
In many ways, the research ever, goes beyond the stories of storytelling and its functions “I love that I don’t have to alike are ready and eager to for myself, and I think many
drives the story. the trial and the narrator’s life. are. It was a lightbulb moment worry about whether the stu- rigorously explore their craft other faculty, our research,
“It’s really the book’s rela- “In a way [the book is] about sparking Marzano-Lesnevich’s dents have done the reading,” and take on new challenges. our scholarship and our art
tionship to research and to the how we understand each other desire to teach students earlier Marzano-Lesnevich said. “I This semester, they’re teaching feed the teaching and then the
court records that show you through our own lives, but it’s in their academic careers. think any professor will tell you a class on creative research, teaching feeds [our work],”
the narrator’s story of gath- also about empathy and how “I was like, ‘Why aren’t I that’s the dream, to just be able which came out of their work Marzano-Lesnevich said. “It’s
ering these court records and empathy works,” Marzano-Le- talking to students earlier?’” to go in and know that we’re on their book. Next spring, just a pleasure to work with
reading them over and over snevich said. “It’s about imag- Marzano-Lesnevich said. going to have an interesting they plan to teach an advanced passionate students and col-
again and beginning to imag- inative understanding.” “That’s what brought me here.” conversation because people nonfiction class examining leagues and get excited about
ine the people in them so as While teaching at Harvard’s This desire brought them are prepared. That’s been a hybrid and fragmentary forms ideas and art.”
Friday, February 8, 2019 11

BUG: The women’s
squash team is traveling
to Trinity this weekend
to compete in the
NESCAC Championship
tournament. Seeded
eleventh, the Polar Bears
are set to face sixth-
ranked Bates. Bowdoin
opened its season in a
dual match against Bates,
losing 9-0. If the Polar
Bears manage an upset,
they will play third-
seeded Middlebury in
the quarterfinals.


RED: Bowdoin football
announced two additions
to B.J. Hammer’s staff
this week. Both Matt
Cochran and Braden
Layer played on the
Denison University
football team and
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT coached with Hammer
HOCKEY HOPEFULS: Katie Leininger ’20 challenges Middlebury opponents for the puck in a match on January 18. The Polar Bears lost but rebounded the next day, beating Middlebury 2-1 in overtime. at Allegheny College.
Layer will serve as the

Women’s hockey fights to redeem losing season offensive coordinator

while Cochran will coach
the offensive line.

The two teams appear sim- play against each other in cap- larger goal in every season—“to team is the strength of its
by Kathryn McGinnis ilar, with first years occupy- tains’ practices. play Bowdoin hockey.” culture and commitment to JACK IN THE BOX:
Orient Staff
ing nearly 25 percent of both Averaging about 30 shots “Right now, especially af- constant improvement. While Jack Simonds ’19
As the postseason ap- rosters. Head Coach Marissa per game, the Polar Bears do ter we’ve not had the season O’Neil was disappointed in posted 31 points as
proaches, the women’s hockey O’Neil works hard to balance not lack an aggressive offense. that we wanted, everyone is the season’s record, she was the men’s basketball
team is facing a lot of pressure class sizes on the team, re- Yet their goal average is much gripping a little bit too much pleasantly surprised to see the
team defeated Husson
to keep its season alive. With cruiting about five to seven lower than they would hope, or moving a bit too fast,” said strength of her team in the
a losing record for the sea- new athletes each year. standing at only 1.4. Neither Fichter. “It comes from [feel- face of adversity. The women’s (13-9) Wednesday
son, the Polar Bears (3-16-1, However, there are oth- O’Neil or Fichter attributed ing] worried that we’re not hockey team strives to “call night. Shooting nearly
NESCAC 2-10) need to defeat er traits in her players that this disparity to the improved going to win. But you have to people in” instead of out. The 56 percent, the team
both Connecticut College O’Neil values as much as, if skill of their NESCAC oppo- find this composure [and be goal is to not criticize team- (14-8, NESCAC 3-5)
(9-8-2, NESCAC 5-5-2) and not more than, experience. nents, but rather the quality of confident] that you are going mates for past mistakes, but to did not give up the lead
Trinity (8-9-3, NESCAC 5-4- “Game sense” and “situation- the Polar Bears’ shots. to put [the puck] in.” challenge them to always play throughout the game.
3) in the next two weeks to be al awareness” are intrinsic The surest way to bypass a O’Neil believes that Bowdo- harder. The Polar Bears will
able to compete in the NES- characteristics that can of- goalie is to aim into the net’s in hockey “requires the team “I think our team is really finish their season this
CAC Championships. ten make or break a winning corners. Yet these shots are to enter the game to win versus good at holding [ourselves]
weekend in two games
The team, who swept the season. difficult, requiring excellent playing a game to not lose.” personally accountable,” said
Trinity series last year, looks According to O’Neil, hock- stick control and finesse. In “When we [play a] game Fichter. “If you’re going to have against Connecticut
to repeat its previous success ey is a turnover sport, mean- the midst of a game, it can be to win, you want to go out a bad day you need to focus in College (7-15, NESCAC
in the final regular season ing play is fast and fierce. hard for players to properly line and play hockey in the sense on yourself, too. I know we’re 0-8) and Wesleyan (15-7,
game. But there is a night Skaters must not only be themselves up to make the shot. that you’re just playing the all trying to be really strong for NESCAC 5-3) with a
and day difference in record aware of their own bodies, but Additionally, nerves can rattle way you need to to have your one another, so it’s the idea that NESCAC tournament on
and recognition between the where the puck is at all times. any skater’s concentration. best game,” Fichter said. “[It you can’t let [up] because then the line.
2017-2018 hockey team—who Captain Marissa Fichter ’19 The team’s challenge, as doesn’t] matter who you’re that’s letting up for your team.”
stood at 9-7-2, NESCAC 3-7-2 said that “situational aware- Fichter called it, is to maintain playing.” The Polar Bears face the
at this point last year—and the ness” is often improved in the “composure in front of the net.” At the end of the season, Camels tonight at 7 p.m. in
current Polar Bears. off-season, when teammates It’s a small part of the team’s the true mark of a winning Watson Arena.
The men’s and women’s
swimming and diving
teams capped off their

Men’s squash looks to correct tournament mistakes season last weekend. In

a decisive win against
Colby on Saturday,
consistently throughout the the Amherst match as a “dis- Becca Stern ’19 placed
by Dylan Sloan season,” said Fortson. “We fo- appointing … team perfor-
Orient Staff cus on having great team dy-
“We played the match with a mance all around,” the team’s
first in two diving events
while Nadia Eguchi ’21
After its recent sixth-place
performance at the NESCAC
namics … and just enjoy the
healthy degree of confidence, but tournament result was good
enough to qualify for the set a personal record
championships last weekend, Last weekend, the team also found some discipline.” CSA Class C National Cham- in the 500 free with
a time of 5:10.23. On
the Bowdoin men’s squash traveled to Middlebury Col- pionship.
team (6-8) will travel to New lege for the NESCAC Champi- –Ian Squiers ’19 Last year, the team com- the men’s side, Michael
Haven, Connecticut for the onships. Based on pre-tourna- peted in the Class D bracket, Tirone ’21 won the 100
CSA Class C National Cham- ment seeding, the team played Despite this setback, the look to play every other eventually winning the Class breaststroke in 58.71.
pionships hosted by Yale Uni- a preliminary match Friday Polar Bears bounced back in match—with a healthy degree D national championship. This The teams will compete
versity night, handily dispatching the first round of the conso- of confidence but also really is the first time since 2016 that in the NESCAC
Though it’s a step up from Hamilton 9-0. However, the lation bracket, beating Tufts finding some discipline,” said the Bowdoin men’s team has
Championships on
previous competition, Head Polar Bears were unable to 8-1 Captain Ian Squiers ’19 Squiers. competed in the C division.
Coach Tomas Fortson says the sustain this momentum into feels the players’ performance The team lost 6-3 to Am- “It’s definitely a step [up] for February 14 and 21,
team’s goals this season lie in the quarterfinals, as the team was in large part due to their herst on the tournament’s us team wise ... it’s exciting,” respectively.
the intangibles. fell to Williams—the eventual mentality. final day to solidify its sixth- said captain Tyler Shonrock ’20.
“We try to focus more on tournament runner-up—by a “We played the match real- place NESCAC ranking. COMPILED BY KATHRYN MCGINNIS
the simple goal of improving score of 8-1. ly the way I think we should Although Squiers described Please see SQUASH, page 12
12 SPORTS Friday, February 8, 2019

Two-time Olympian joins Nordic ski staff

ents in the stands and how
by Julia Katter proud they must have been
Orient Staff
and all they had done for me
Growing up in Paris, to get to that point.”
Maine, Assistant Nordic Ski Beyond a personal feat,
Coach Leslie Bancroft Kric- Krichko’s participation in the
hko never imagined herself 1980 and 1988 Olympics of-
representing the United States fered her a sense of national
on the Olympic team once, pride as she competed before
let alone twice. But the new a global audience.
Bowdoin coach did exactly “I’m in this cowboy hat. I’m
that, competing on behalf of walking,” said Krichko. “They
the United States in 1980 and told us when we walked past
1988. the vice president of the Unit-
“Skiing fast was a dream ed States we were supposed to
of mine,” Krichko said. “I feel tip our hats. Something about
fortunate that I wasn’t chasing that motion, just tipping my
an Olympic dream [specifi- hat, flooded me with emotion.”
cally]. It was just there, and Among the rarities coupled
I became part of it. But then, with making it to the Olym-
getting there, there really is pics, according to Krichko,
nothing like it.” were the material perks.
Though Krichko was able “We could get tickets to
to become a two-time Olym- everything,” Krichko said. “Of
pian, her path was not easy. A course our competitions came MACKEY O’KEEFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
severe foot injury caused her first, but I was able to go to SKI ME ROLLIN’: Leslie Krichko competed in both the 1980 and 1988 Olympics. Now, she is the assistant Nordic ski coach and races in community carnivals.
to miss the 1984 Olympics. all of these other events. All
“I thought I was retired for of the sponsors load you with racer and an Olympian to help can affect your competitions.” skiing coach, with helping to ated a family.”
good,” Krichko said. gear gifts every day. It is really connect with the athletes she After only one season of shape this welcoming team. Having not always expe-
Though the journeywas an out-of-body experience.” trains at Bowdoin. working with the Bowdoin ski “He created this really rienced this team dynamic
hard, Krichko reflects upon Having experienced many “I can empathize,” said team, Krichko is impressed not tight-knit, passionate group of in her own athletic career,
her first opening ceremony different coaching styles Krichko. “I understand what only with its strong skiing per- people that all have the love of Krichko does not take it for
with a huge smile on her face. over the course of her career, they are going through emo- formance but also in its close, skiing in common,” Krichko granted.
“I still get choked up,” said Krichko draws upon her own tionally and how distractions communal nature. She credits said. “They really enjoy each “I just feel extremely lucky
Krichko. “I imagine my par- experience as a competitive like school and relationships Nathan Alsobrook, the head other, and it’s like he has cre- to be here,” she said.

Gone fishing, polar bears hit the ice the winter. crazed Bowdoin alum” and plate. Sometimes they catch

“Right now we’re focusing on

improving any way we can, and
improvement and trusting
teammates’ abilities.
“We’ve been adding to our
abilities and knowledge and
understanding of the game
Aura Carlson Pleasant Pond is the ice previous department head at larger and rarer fish such as the [luckily] the results are turning [over the course of the season]
Orient Staff
fishers’ favorite place to go L.L. Bean for fly fishing. In largemouth bass, perch and the out for us.” and we’ll be able to put it to-
Last Saturday, a group of and less than 30 minutes from 2012, Lord received the Life- smallmouth bass. While most “What [qualifying for the gether under pressure against
12 Bowdoin students went to campus. It’s typical to spend time Achievement Award from of the trips are catch and re- C division] does is give us some very good opponents,”
six-mile-long Pleasant Pond around four to five hours on the Federation of Fly Fishers— lease, the students occasionally the opportunity to prove that said Fortson. “[The team] has
in Litchfield, Maine to go ice the ice, but smaller trips are the highest distinction in the have a good haul and celebrate we’re supposed to be there,” been very, very good about
fishing. This is no Outing offered, too, that last approxi- fly casting world. with a big fish fry. added Squiers. “It’s one thing their constant growth.”
Club or official club trip; just mately three hours. Chang says the alumnus “They’re pretty small so to win the D division and As the Polar Bears prepare
a bunch of students who love Jane Chang ’20 and Kenny often sends out emails to a you can fry them pretty fast,” know that you were sup- for the final tournament of
to fish. Though some of the Lamm ’20, both avid fisher- big list of Bowdoin students Lamm said. posed to do that but, to be in the season, the same mantra
anglers prefer fly fishing or men, praise the guidance and inviting them to go fishing The first time Lamm went this place and have the op- of steady improvement will
spin fishing, ice fishing is their support of Macauley Lord and bringing them to the best fishing at Bowdoin he caught portunity not to defend your be their guiding force.
go-to weekend activity during ’77—self-proclaimed “fish- spots. a six-pound largemouth bass. position but to strive for “Everybody’s been through
“You can even see him at “We didn’t know it was go- something a little bit more good and bad, but they’ve just
Thorne eating dinner with stu- ing to be a bass because it was … is very exciting.” kept on pushing to keep get-
dents sometimes,” Chang said. pulling so hard,” Lamm said. Despite this opportunity, ting better by training their
“He’s a really generous guy “Luckily we were using the the team remains commit- best every day,” said Fortson.
and he loves to teach people. hole that was 10 inches wide. ted to its ethos of steady “I’m very proud of that.”
Ice fishing is made possible The standard is usually six to
because of him,” added Lamm. eight inches, so if it had been
Lamm has been ice fishing six inches the fish wouldn’t
since seventh grade and ad- have fit through because it was
mits that, while it can be bor- so big and thick.”
ing sometimes, there’s more to However amidst all the fun,
the sport than what meets the the danger of falling through the
eye. ice is real in the Northeast. Lake
“It’s surprisingly social,” said and pond ice conditions are
Lamm. “All you’re doing is sit- typically safe for use in January,
ting there in the freezing cold but Lamm pointed out that ice
and just talk[ing] to people.” fishing season can begin even
Students ice fish either by earlier in parts of Maine.
using a jig—a flexible fishing “As long as the ice is thick
pole about 18 inches long—or enough, you can go whenever
tip ups. you want,” Lamm said. “They
“Tip ups are basically traps, say four inches is necessary
and when the fish takes the bait for walking. The thing that’s
and starts pulling the line, the dangerous though is it could
flag will pop-up,” Lamm said. be four inches where you
Since tip ups do not need are standing but a foot away
individual supervision, stu- it could be two inches and
dents set up as many as 50 at a you have no idea. Ideally you
time to improve their chances. should have at least six inches
“There’s this huge rush of of ice to be safe.”
excitement [when a flag pops Lamm and Chang love the
up],” Chang said. “Everyone’s sport and introducing new-
running up to the flag to see comers to it. Unlike fly or spin
what they caught. It could be fishing, it has few technical
something really cool, like a aspects that could prevent
pike which has super sharp students with no experience
teeth and are pretty big, or it from joining. In the last few
could be a perch or a bass.” months of winter, the group COURTESY OF BRIAN BEARD
COURTESY OF JANE CHANG The most common fish stu- hopes to expand its member- TEAM HUDDLE: (ABOVE) Satya Butler ’19 prepares to hit the ball. (BELOW)
CATCH OF THE DAY: (ABOVE) Jane Chang ’20 holds a freshly caught bass. dents catch is the panfish, a ship and encourage fishing The men’s squash team huddles to talk strategy before a match. While the players
(BELOW) The group catches over 50 yellow perch for their annual fish fry. narrow fish that resembles a across campus. compete individually, each score contributes to the team’s score overall.
13 Friday, February 8, 2019

Planning for the future
According to an article in this week’s edition of the Orient, many seniors are
dissatisfied with the resources provided by the Career Planning Center (CPC).
In the Orient’s biannual approval ratings survey, more than a third of seniors
At home in all lands,
reported disapproving or strongly disapproving of the CPC. In a follow-up sur-
vey conducted this week, the number was similar, with 31 percent of seniors
expressing dissatisfaction.
We think it’s troubling that the class facing the highest career stakes is so frus-
trated with the CPC. We acknowledge that seniors are also more stressed than oth-
except this one?
er class years as the prospect of finding a post-graduation job looms, which likely
contributes to their dissatisfaction, but we don’t think this is the sole cause for the
Addressing the Bowdoin-Maine divide
widespread discontent. what few excursions may occur are Though Bowdoin students spend
We believe that the CPC genuinely wants to do the best job it can. In the past few Pine Tree cursory at best. four years in Maine, our campus’s
years, it has expanded offerings for international students and launched a campaign Perspective The isolation of Bowdoin students wealth and exclusion from the out-
to dispel the stress-inducing misconceptions that often come up regarding the ca- from the rest of Maine is problemat- side world makes us look more like
by Lowell Ruck
reer-planning process. Therefore, we feel confident writing about where students feel ic, particularly in its similarity to the summer people than year-round res-
the CPC falls short and how we think it might improve. We believe they want the best Bowdoin College prides itself on socioeconomic gulf between wealthy idents. Considering that many of us
for us, that they’re usually doing the best they can, and that this, like so many things
its connection to community. Visit visitors to Maine and their local are drawn in by promises of lobster
at the College, is a question of resources and funding. our website and you’ll see count- neighbors. In his book “The Lobster and breathtaking views of the ocean,
One resource that could be improved is the job board. Based on the Orient’s less references to Brunswick and to Coast,” Maine journalist Colin Wood- this is not a surprising resemblance.
preliminary research, joining Handshake, which connects over 700 college career Maine, touting the College’s close ard writes extensively about Maine’s In order for Bowdoin to address
planning centers and job boards, would expand our network and the opportunities relationship with its Midcoast host history of summer colonies and how this divide, it must first work more
available to Bowdoin students and decrease the pressure on CPC counselors. and the state it sits in. “Maine and wealthy people from away have im- space for the study of Maine into
In addition, in survey responses and interviews, students repeatedly expressed our hometown of Brunswick are pacted the social landscape. “There its curriculum. Currently, very few
the feeling that the career counselors, often assigned three or more fields to ad- fundamental to our identity,” reads was—and in many places still is—an courses that focus on Maine are
vise on, are not always well-versed in some industries that interest students. For the beginning of one page, marked imperial dynamic in the relationship available—only two are being of-
some industries, the counselors are excellent—they know which alumni to contact in bold. Confronted with this asser- between Mainers and summer peo- fered this semester, for example.
first, how field-specific interviews are structured and other details that hours of tion, pictures from the lobster bake ple,” he argues. “The latter, after all, But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Googling won’t turn up. In the areas our counselors know best, they can’t be beat. and mentions of Brunswick’s vibrant lived in ‘colonies,’ surrounded by and Numerous departments, from Fran-
But it is an awful lot to ask one person to have a deep knowledge of several downtown, it seems hard not to feel dependent on the labor of ‘the na- cophone Studies to Biology, have
broad career areas, and student experience suggests that it is, in fact, impossible. that Bowdoin is intimately linked to tives.’ They were generally wealthier both the right focus and the right
The career counselors shouldn’t be expected to be jacks of so many trades. Instead, the communities which surround it. [and] more educated … [and] spoke, tools to study Maine. Whether in the
the College should allocate more resources to the CPC and hire more counselors I agree that Bowdoin and Maine dressed and behaved differently than natural sciences, the social sciences
who could provide specialized knowledge in a broader range of fields. We don’t have close ties. Yet the more time that the locals and, while in Maine, gener- or the humanities, there should be a
have intimate knowledge of the College’s budget, but when allocating resources in I’ve spent here, the less I have come to ally socialized among themselves.” concerted effort to broaden Maine’s
the future, we ask that it considers increasing CPC funding. believe that such links are reciprocal While we’re not necessarily living place in Bowdoin’s academic life. If
A disconnect between our classroom experiences, which generally preach or that they are truly as meaningful as in a colony, there are some import- possible, if it would encourage the
learning for learning’s sake, and advertising ourselves as capable to succeed in a they are portrayed to be. Despite nu- ant parallels with the situation that student body to engage in such study,
professional environment, is bound to occur. At its best, the CPC is capable of merous efforts by groups such as the Woodard describes. Roughly 54 per- I believe that a “Maine” distribution
bridging this gap. We simply ask that it work harder with students who eschew Joseph McKeen Center for the Com- cent of Bowdoin students pay full requirement would also be an effec-
pre-professionalism in favor of fulfilling other parts of the Offer of the College. mon Good and various other clubs on price to attend this school, a cost tive way to expose more students to
Students who do not actively seek out help from the CPC are without a doubt campus to connect with our communi- that, at around $68,620 per year, far the environmental and social realities
harder to serve. However, we believe the CPC is capable of providing the resources ty, it is entirely possible for a Bowdoin exceeds Maine’s 2017 median house- of our state.
necessary for post-grad success to all 1,800 of our students. student, nestled in the comfort of the hold income of $53,024. To maintain Bowdoin must also find a better
Bowdoin Bubble, to avoid any sort the comforts of fine dining and clean way to promote student engage-
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, of real connection with the outside housing and grounds, we employ lo- ment with Maine outside of class.
which is composed of Emily Cohen, Nell Fitzgerald, Roither Gonzales, Dakota Grif- world (no, runs to Frosty’s or trips to cals at wages that often aren’t enough Though things like Common Good
fin, Calder McHugh and Jessica Piper. Sugarloaf don’t count). Academically, to get by on. And if the moniker Day, Alternative Spring Break and
unless you are a student of the natural Camp BoBo has any truth to it, we Community Immersion Orientation
sciences or environmental studies, very certainly don’t tend to interact with Trips through the McKeen Center are
few classes ever venture be- people beyond the good ways to learn about our state,
yond the boundaries boundaries of they can easily be avoided. Commu-
of campus and campus. nity service is an effective means of
education and would most definitely
ESTABLISHED 1871 complement an enhanced curricu-
lum if it were a required part of the
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Finally, Bowdoin as an institu-
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relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, deals with its neighbors in Bruns-
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writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse shares its home. While it is easy to
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. be dismissive of our housekeepers,
groundskeepers and dining workers,
Calder McHugh Jessica Piper we must give greater recognition to
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief them and to the many other
locals who keep the Col-
lege running every day. By
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor instituting a living wage
James Little Anjulee Bhalla Nina McKay and cultivating respect for
Emily Cohen our staff, we can work to
Photo Editor Nell Fitzgerald Features Editor break down some of the
Dakota Griffin Mitchel Jurasek imbalances that plague our
Ann Basu Rohini Kurup
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A&E Editor to its claim of connection with
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Ian Stewart
Ian Ward to make its students “at home in
Opinion Editor all lands,” as the Offer of the Col-
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Hannah Donovan Sam Adler the relationship it has cultivated
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George Grimbilas (asst.) Devin McKinney our website claims, as a fundamen-
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Surya Milner Diego Lasarte change is in order. Only through
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ward bridging the divide between
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14 OPINION Friday, February 8, 2019

The Green New Deal needs nuclear no is predicted to die from

Our America cancer later in life. Compare
by Lorenzo Meigs
this to the ongoing slaughter
that is coal power—in Amer-
ica alone, it kills as many as
Climate change is our Cold 30,000 people annually. In-
War. While Boomers lived in deed, per unit of energy pro-
constant fear of Soviet nu- duced, nuclear is safer than
clear annihilation, we suffer hydro, geothermal, wind and
daily from the thought—the even solar.
truth—that the life we now What about nuclear waste?
live is set to slowly deterio- It’s another non-issue; indeed,
rate. Every morning we wake it’s one of nuclear power’s
up to a new report telling us many comparative advantag-
how many more years of in- es. If all the nuclear waste the
action we have left before the US ever produced was put on
Amazon turns into the Sahara; a football field, it would stack
thus, every evening, our exis- just 50 feet high. And all that
tential dread builds. Carbon is waste can be stored safely in
the new communism, and it is nice big containers, right next
sitting on the very soul of our to the plants that produced
generation. it. Compare that with solar
Worse, while the Boomers panels which leak heavy toxic
could rest assured it wasn’t re- metals when haphazardly dis-
ally their fault—Khrushchev posed of in developing coun-
and Kennedy and Cuba were tries and generate 300 times
all people and places and ideas more waste per unit of energy
that were out of their con- produced than nuclear.
trol—our generation knows While it is true the world
that in some small way, we do will eventually run out of ura-
have the power to make a dif- nium, we have at least enough
ference. We realize that every to keep us going for the next
time we drive to Portland, we 200 years, and by then, I’m
fly home, we leave the win- sure we will have figured
dow open or indeed when we out the next great energy
eat meat, that we are actively CAROLINE CARTER source. So, while we wait, let’s
making the future worse. If bonize our economy and thus GND bill. Now, there’s still a a severe omission from their they need to be paired with bring back nuclear. Let’s cut
we stop and think, we start to secure America and the world lot to work out—including bill: nuclear power. massive battery infrastructure through the fear mongering
see that our inevitably con- for our posterity. That’s why killing the filibuster—but the Yes, that’s right. Nuclear and, as hard as Elon Musk is and misinformation and rec-
sumptive existence, even on Representative Alexandria Oc- details we have are wonderful- power. It’s safe, cheap and as trying, that technology is not ognize that we already have
an individual level, is a threat asio-Cortez’s push to wrench ly refreshing. The bill has an clean as energy comes. The quite here yet. all the technology we need
not only to our friends, family open the Overton window overarching goal to reach net fact is, nuclear power has to Nuclear is the only technol- to save ourselves from envi-
and neighbors, but to the very and bring the Green New Deal zero emissions, and it calls for be the backbone of any GND ogy we have that can produce ronmental destruction. Sierra
existence of the human race. (GND) front and center is one getting there through an array proposal, and its decades-long carbon-free power cheaply Club liberals—Boomers who
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be of the most promising recent of smart ideas such as fos- denigration is one of the great- and continuously. had their brains addled by the
this way. developments in progressive sil-free vehicles, smart grids, est environmental tragedies in But what about Chernobyl trauma of the Cold War—have
As much as the ongoing politics. retrofitted buildings, agricul- history. Renewables are great, and Fukushima? Both were too long been making a false
intergenerational and inter- The idea of the GND has tural overhaul and renewable but they can never power the terrible disasters, of course, connection between nuclear
racial warfare that is modern been kicking around since energy investment. Thus, it whole grid consistently. Solar but with relatively few casu- power and nuclear weapons.
America seems poised to take 2007, but it has always seemed seems that we as a nation are and wind, the only renewables alties. In the Chernobyl melt- Let’s eschew the dribble of
it away, we do still live in a de- something of a pie in the sky finally set to go beyond measly that can viably be imple- down, 31 people died from these misguided pension-
mocracy, and we can still force idea—more like Fox News carbon taxes and think bigger. mented on a grand scale, are immediate exposure, while ers and instead import that
the government to radically re- fodder than a political reali- However, if Ocasio-Cortez cripplingly reliant on weather high end estimates say up to midcentury nuclear dream of
orient the way we live our lives. ty. That was, until yesterday, and all her GND advocates are conditions and thus produce 4,000 people could die from cheap and abundant energy
Before it all burns down, we when Ocasio-Cortez and Sen- serious and truly want to see energy erratically and irregu- radiation-caused-cancer. In into the GND. It’s the only
still have the chance to decar- ator Ed Markey introduced a sustainability reached, there is larly. To be any good at scale, Fukushima, no one died, and hope we have.

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Friday, February 8, 2019 OPINION 15

The American Dream: reconsidered course can certainly benefit Andrew Cuomo, recently
by Francisco Navarro from invoking the French- stated, “America was never
Op-Ed Contributor man. Lamentably, Rousseau’s that great” in response to the
The January 2019 econom- words went unresolved and slogan made famous by Presi-
ic report proved that little can his countrymen are currently dent Trump.
stop the steam of the Amer- living under their Fifth Re- Economic inequality is real
ican free enterprise system. public. The United States of in this country, alongside many
The Dow Jones Industrial America was the first large other legislative shortcomings,
Average had its best January republic in the history of the but we must remember that the
since 1985, rising 7.2 percent; world. The idea of people giv- imperfections of the American
304,000 jobs were created and ing themselves a government memory should never limit the
wages rose 3.4 percent, the at such this kind of great scale potential of the American des-
highest in a decade. However, was not thought possible. tiny. At the closing of the 1787
according to Pew Charitable I firmly believe the reason Constitutional Convention, a
Trust’s latest fact sheet, 77 we’ve successfully existed un- woman approached Benjamin
percent of Americans do not der one continuous republic Franklin and asked: “Well,
believe that the iconic rags- is because our foundation is Doctor, what have we got—a
to-riches story is possible rooted in principles that gaze Republic or a Monarchy?” APER
anymore—a seemingly foun- upon virtue. Franklin replied, “A Republic, SYDN opportunity through which
dational pillar of the Ameri- Our Declaration of Inde- if you can keep it.” It certainly I view this country. While my
can dream. The famed adage pendence talks about certain cannot keep itself, and using divide. It is hard for our parents and grandparents lost
of the 1992 election, “It’s the “unalienable Rights, that 21st century moral absolutes policy with immensely diverse nation their entire economic subsis-
economy, stupid,” evidently among these are Life, Lib- to discount the progress of our the ulti- to unite under a single law tence at the hands of a com-
fails to fully encompass the erty and the pursuit of Hap- 18th century foundation is not mate goal or ideal, but I will invoke a munist system, they achieved
character of contemporary piness.” Nowhere written is a way to “keep” our Republic. of writing it, word commonly used in 2019 the American Dream the
American politics. a guarantee of income. Our Economic policy is exact- I constantly lexicon: privilege. We must moment they settled in a land
In his “First Discourse,” Constitution aims to “secure ly that: policy. As a young remind my- remember our American priv- that permitted them the un-
Jean-Jacques Rousseau re- the Blessings of Liberty to adult preparing to enter the self that the ilege and remind ourselves constrained freedom to prac-
minded French aristocrats ourselves and our posterity,” workforce, I certainly favor legislative pro- that we all exist within this tice their religion, educate
of a truism of state building: and thus far it has succeeded positive economic conditions, cess deserves system, whether we choose to their children and choose the
“The ancient politicians for- largely due to its simplicity but I also recognize the vola- our admiration, believe it or not, which eyes manner by which to pursue
ever spoke of morals and vir- and enough structural malle- tility of future human legisla- but never our de- toward virtue. their happiness.
tue; ours speak only of com- ability to ensure generation- tion. To paraphrase German votion. I am the son of two Cuban I acknowledge my Ameri-
merce and money.” While we al revisions. Yet, too many Statesman Otto von Bismarck, Absolute devo- immigrants, and the story of can privilege, and I am grate-
have experienced 243 years of Americans equate current legislation is a lot like sausage tion to a given eco- my family’s diaspora is not ful for it. With only $234.50
unparalleled prosperity and economic inequality as a jus- making, and the product of nomic theory and unique to our nation. Yet, I am in my bank account, I am
our politicians have been the tifiable reason for parading such a process is messy and the portrayal of legis- only one generation removed already living the American
most efficient communicators their disdain for the pillars imperfect. While I am a stu- lation through the lenses of from a very different reality, dream.
of commerce and of money, of our republic. The Demo- dent of government with in- “good” and “evil” are rea- and perhaps this is the reason Francisco Navarro is a mem-
our American political dis- cratic governor of New York, tentions to immerse myself in sons for our rampant political for the lens of admiration and ber of the class of 2019.


Thank you: remembering HAVE YOU EVER DONATED TO A

Dear Editor, coaches and professors. My husband, Dom-
inic, and I were touched and impressed by
I am writing to express my deep appre-
ciation to President Clayton Rose, Coach
the eloquence and thoughtfulness of each
of the speakers. Thank you for sharing your
Answer at bowdoinorient.com/poll.
Doug Welling and the entire Bowdoin com- love for Henry and your reminiscences of
munity for the profoundly moving memo- him with us.
rial service held for Henry Zietlow ’22 on
Saturday. Henry was clearly deeply loved
by his teammates and friends, as well as his
Tamsen Harding Endicott, Class of 1987 Last week’s response:
60% YES
Divestment counterproductive 40% NO
for Bowdoin Based on answers from 72 voters
Dear Editor, has rightly espoused in the past. These in-
clude paying living wages to housekeeping
We were concerned with last week’s edi- and facilities staff, improving financial aid
torial, “Midd divested. Will we?” We believe and creating programs which improve insti-
divestment would severely limit Bowdoin’s
ability to address climate change and lead
toward the Common Good.
tutional access, such as THRIVE.
Bowdoin should continue tangible ini-
tiatives to combat climate change, such as
Bowdoin’s divestment would be inconse- supporting the 75-megawatt solar facility
quential to the fossil fuel industry at great in Farmington and funding world-class re-
cost to our endowment. The 200 largest
public fossil fuel companies, in sum, have
search on the environment. We also think
Bowdoin should follow in Middlebury’s send the Orient to
a market capitalization, or total value of all
publicly traded shares of stock, exceeding $2
trillion. In short, these companies would feel
no impact from our divestment. We believe
footsteps by committing to 100 percent
renewable energy use, but at this time we
believe divestment for Bowdoin amounts to
costly virtue signaling at the expense of oth-
your lover
the $100 million that President Barry Mills er, more impactful programs.
claimed Bowdoin could stand to lose by
divesting would be better allocated towards
local environmental initiatives or working to
Tim Moran, Class of 2019
accomplish other goals the Editorial Board Theo Christian, Class of 2019
16 Friday, February 8, 2019

Bowdoin Reads 10th Anniversary
The Library will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bowdoin
Reads. Students, faculty and staff will share book
recommendations and listen to readings by past Bowdoin
Reads participants.
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 12 p.m.

Students interested in forming a band or performance
group will meet and test out instruments in the Smith Union
practice rooms.
Practice Rooms, David Saul Smith Union. 4 p.m.


PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: President Clayton Rose delivers a speech at Senior Gift Giving Night. This event is part of the Senior Class Gift Campaign,
which is meant to introduce seniors to the Alumni Fund.


Yasmin Vitalius Trio “Institutional Resilience in Turbulent Aquifer Ethnography and the Horizons
Faculty member Yasmin Vitalius, Artist-in-Residence George Times” of Depletion
Lopez, guest violinist Robert Lehmann and violist Kim Leh- William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Constitutional and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of
mann will play an array of pieces dating back as early as the International Law and Government Allen Springer will Oklahoma Lucas Bessire will discuss human behaviors that
18th century, including the works of famous composers such discuss how modern-day institutions across the world are led to the depletion of underground aquifers in the Midwest.
as Beethoven and Dvorak. responding to nationalist sentiment and various Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.
Kanbar Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. other challenges.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m. DISCUSSION
PERFORMANCE “The Radical King: His Final Years”
Squirrel Flower Author and speaker Taylor Branch will discuss his narrative
MacMillan House and WBOR will jointly sponsor the history and research into the Civil Rights Movement and
performance of Squirrel Flower, an Iowa-raised singer and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Branch’s work includes the
songwriter noted for her poetic lyrics and often Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy “America in the King Years.”
minimalist sound. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
MacMillan House. 8 p.m.

Tai Chi
Fitness instructor Ken Ryan will teach an hour-long class in

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art meant to improve
flexibility, balance and coordination.
Room 301, Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 12 p.m.
2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: FILM SCREENING David Hume, Adam Smith and the
Live Action “Ujirei – Regeneration” Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
Frontier will screen all of the short films nominated in the Live The environmental studies and sociology and anthropology Professor and Chair of Political Science at Tufts University
Action category, including “Madre,” “Fauve,” “Marguerite,” departments will screen “Ujirei–Regeneration,” an award- Dennis Rasmussen will speak about his most recent book,
“Detainment” and “Skin.” Viewers can predict this year’s winning project which documents the transition of a South “The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith
winners before the Oscars take place on February 24. American tribe into an evangelical mission. and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought.”
Frontier. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m. Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. 4:30 p.m.

15 PERFORMANCE 16 17 18 19 EVENT 20 21 EVENT

Captain Walker Art Masculinities

January Building Summit
Anniversary Keynote