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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, October 18, 2019 Volume 149, Number 6 bowdoinorient.com

Border patrol halts first year student in Brunswick


in her dorm room. She had her was just a very random and Rosario, who is a U.S. cit- was seven. And even when I bers who have been stopped by
by Eliana Miller toothbrush, her school work, a awkward experience,” Rosario izen, did not see the officer was seven, just watching the CBP this past month. That same
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birthday card for her mom— said. “This officer came up to question anyone else at the news, I could tell that some weekend, Dalton Dear ’22 saw
In mid-September, as Es- she was prepared for a week- me out of nowhere and asked station. She had been at Bow- people didn’t want people like CBP agents questioning travel-
ther Fernandez Rosario ’23 end back home in Boston. me, ‘are you a U.S. citizen?’ I doin for less than a month me here,” said Rosario. “There ers boarding a bus at the Bruns-
waited for her train in the But she wasn’t prepared to be looked at him with a face that when the incident occurred. are people now that don’t want wick transportation station. He
Brunswick transportation cen- stopped by a U.S. Customs and said ‘um, yes.’ And then he “I am an immigrant. I came me here.” said that while saying goodbye
ter, she double checked that Border Patrol (CBP) officer. backed off and said, ‘have a to the United States from the Rosario is one of several
she hadn’t forgotten anything “It caught me off guard. It safe trip.’” Dominican Republic when I Brunswick community mem- Please see CBP, page 3

Nor’easter leads to power outages


and fallen trees Thursday morning

customers of the Emera Maine throughout the morning.


by Maia Coleman electricity company reporting The Office of Safety and
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outages in northern Maine, Security reported downed
Yesterday morning a nor’eas- according to The Times Re- trees near Pine Street Apart-
ter wiped out power on campus cord. CMP’s website was also ments and Watson Drive,
and across midcoast Maine. down for much of Thursday, causing road blockages on
Heavy rain and strong winds posing problems for custom- Watson Drive for much of
began late Wednesday and ers checking on the status of the morning. Beyond these
ramped up over the course of outages and creating uncer- obstructions, Security con-
the night, culminating in pow- tainty about the exact number firmed severe damages to a
er outages, downed power lines of outages in the state. student vehicle parked in front
and street flooding in Bruns- Power at the College went of Brunswick Apartments af-
wick and several surrounding out at around 4:15 a.m. ter a large tree branch fell on
towns. According to the weekly Thursday morning, affecting the car. The Bowdoin College
security report issued by the multiple areas on campus, Museum of Art also reported
Office of Safety and Security, particularly buildings on its water damage but confirmed
no injuries were reported. southern half. The College that no artwork was affected.
Roughly 175,000 custom- delayed opening until 10 a.m., Power was restored to cam-
ers of Central Maine Power though classes were held at pus at around 11:45 a.m. with
(CMP) reported power out- the discretion of individu- the exception of a few build- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ages by Thursday morning al professors. Both dining ings, all of which regained UPROOTED: At about 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, a nor’easter caused multiple power outages in the southern half
with an additional 38,000 halls remained in full service power later in the afternoon. of campus. Fallen trees blocked Watson Drive and a large branch caused severe damage to a student vehicle.

Faculty approves DCS major BSG delays vote on statement of


and urban studies minor support for housekeepers
proposal and labor issues at the a challenge [to] the administration
first DCS course, Brawer will to interdisciplinary studies. by Seamus Frey College that lasted the duration of and an invitation to the adminis-
by Kate Lusignan be one of the first DCS coordi- “It’s an affirmation of a lot of Staff Writer
the meeting. trators to confirm that employees
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nate majors after proposals for the other kinds of commitments Following a contentious de- Caroline Poole ’22, the Faculty will not face intimidation,” Poole
Reid Brawer ’21 took his the DCS coordinate major and that we’ve made on campus in- bate, the Bowdoin Student Gov- Development Committee repre- explained in a phone interview
first Digital and Computational minor, an Urban Studies minor ernment (BSG) decided to delay
terdisciplinary [studies],” Book- sentative to BSG, introduced the with the Orient.
Studies (DCS) Course—Intro to and a new Biology concentra- er said. “The coordinate majorsa vote to ratify a statement sup- proposal at last week’s meeting, Senior Vice President for Fi-
DCS—on a whim. tion were approved at the Octo- of DCS, education and environ- porting housekeepers until the following the publication of an op- nance and Administration and
“I was looking for classes ber faculty meeting. mental studies are one example upcoming Wednesday meeting ed in the Orient by a dozen house- Treasurer Matt Orlando respond-
[my first year] and I needed one Clara Booker ’20, a poten- that Bowdoin has made this on October 23. keepers describing difficult and at ed to the op-ed, calling the claims
more. And I was like, hey, DCS,” tial urban studies minor, noted commitment to interdisciplinary The meeting began with pub- times unsafe working conditions. misleading or false. Orlando and
he said. these curricular additions em- lic comment time, which led to “In sum, [the statement is in-
Two years since taking his phasize Bowdoin’s commitment Please see NEW MAJOR, page 3 a wide-ranging discussion of the tended to be] an act of solidarity, Please see BSG, page 5

N OUTTOBER REVAMP F IS BOWDOIN HAUNTED? A DANCING WITH THE STARS S STAYING AFLOAT O TRUSTEES MEETING
New BQSA leadership rethinks club’s Sela Kay ’22 shares ghost stories and eerie Emma Dewey ’22 challenges conventions in Water polo prepares for its conference Editorial Board asks: Does Jes Staley
mission and OUTtober. Page 3. remnants of Bowdoin past. Page 8. her modern dance compositions. Page 6. tournament this weekend. Page 10. represent Bowdoin? Page 13.
2 Friday, October 18, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT
10/4 to 10/17 STUDENT SPEAK:
Friday, October 4
EMMA
SORKIN
What did you do in the dark?
• An officer provided first-aid for a student who
tripped over a stump at Boody-Johnson House. Jay Sayler ’23
• An officer assisted an intoxicated alumnus and
drove him to an off-campus residence where he was
staying. "I sang with my friends,
Saturday, October 5
• An officer conducted a wellness check for an pants-less."
intoxicated student at Hyde Hall. at the Searles Science Building was given an escort
• An intoxicated student became ill in the men’s to the health center.
room at Thorne Hall. An officer escorted the • Administrative building fire drills were conducted
student to his residence hall. • A staff member reported the theft of a College
• A student at an off-campus residence reported laptop from a vehicle that was parked in South
that a group of four intoxicated alumni (visiting Portland. The crime was reported to local police. Peter Jacobson ’20
campus for Homecoming) came pounding on
windows at 2 a.m. yelling, “Hey, we used to live
here!”
Tuesday, October 8
• Administrative building fire drills were conducted "Echolocation."
• A visiting team bus for the Homecoming football • There was a complaint of loud music on the fifth
game ran into a student’s parked car in the Polar floor of Coles Tower.
Loop parking lot.
• A fan at the Bowdoin-Wesleyan football game Wednesday, October 9
bit his tongue, resulting in excessive bleeding. An • A student with a severe migraine was taken to Mid
officer escorted the fan to the Mid Coast Walk-In Coast Hospital.
Clinic.
• A minor student was cited for an alcohol violation Thursday, October 10
in Moore Hall. • A student reported a possible gas leak at 52 Lauren Caffe ’22
• A student attending an event in the basement of Harpswell. The fire department investigated and
Park Row Apartments 2 slipped on a wet floor and
rolled an ankle.
determined there was no leak.
• A contractor working at the Schiller Coastal "You know what I did in the
• Officers escorted a student to the hospital after Studies Center construction site was transported by
he flipped over his bicycle handlebars and landed
face-first on the pavement at the corner of College
ambulance to the hospital for a medical issue. dark."
and Coffin streets. The student was treated for Monday, October 14
facial and knee injuries. • A housekeeper reported vandalism involving femi-
nine hygiene products in the Sargent Gym hallway
Sunday, October 6 rest room. The incident is under investigation.
• Brunswick police cited a minor student for pos-
session of alcohol (by consumption) on McLellan Tuesday, October 15 Shani Agarwal ’20
Street near the Lighthouse Deli. • A student driving a College van backed into a
• A student complained of loud noise coming from
a room at Ladd House.
parked truck in the Bangor area. "I studied by candlelight. I
• Security located a student and checked on his
well-being at the request of a concerned room-
mate.
Wednesday, October 16
• An officer escorted a student to the Mid Coast
Walk-In Clinic for treatment of a rugby related
mean ... flashlight."
• Two students reported the theft of two longboards ankle injury.
from the area of Smith Union and Sargent Gym- • A student reported the theft of a skateboard from
nasium. Investigation determined that the boards the main entrance of Farley Field House.
were stolen by a local juvenile. The stolen boards
were recovered, returned to the owners, and the Thursday, October 17
juvenile was charged with theft and served with a • A storm with heavy wind and rain caused a cam- Jiadi Chang ’20
criminal trespass warning. pus power outage from 4:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
• A student’s gray Murray Ultra Terrain bicycle was
stolen from the covered bike racks at the Edwards
Several campus buildings were affected, mostly
on the southern half of campus. Large trees
"It is only in the darkness
Center for Art and Dance.

Monday, October 7
were downed near Pine Street Apartments and
on Watson Drive. A branch fell onto a student’s
parked car on Park Row in front of Brunswick
that we see the stars. "
• A fire alarm at the Whittier athletic building Apartments, causing extensive damage. The
was set off by the use of a disinfectant/sporicidal Museum of Art reported some water damage;
fogger. no artwork was affected. There were no injuries
• A student who reported feeling dizzy during class reported on campus as a result of this storm.
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College installs squeaking beds in ongoing effort to slut shame students


by Ian Ward, Andrew Bastone and Lily Randall Row resident Samantha Screecher. “I’ve actually lost drives my dogs crazy at night, too. They spend the whole night howling—
Orient Staff hearing in my left ear, and my roommates haven’t unlike Bowdoin students, from what I understand.”
slept in a week.”
After the College conceded to student demands for larger The Brunswick walk-in clinic has reported an increase in cases of both
beds in new housing to accommodate booty calls and bang “What?” added Ben Dover, Samantha’s partner. tinnitus and blue balls.
buddies, the administration had to develop a new way to
enforce its puritanical sexual mores on the student body. Randolph said the plan has worked perfectly, and Randolph anticipates the program will only expand from here.
the College is considering installing the beds in all
The solution, according to Director of Residential Life for the dorms. “It’s really cutting down on the number of condoms we have to buy for
Massachusetts Bay Colony Louisa Randolph: squeaky beds. dorms,” said Randolph. “It’s actually the reason we’re limiting the number
“We wanted to ensure that if students were, in fact, of students who can live off campus. God knows what our students would
“The twin XLs were really working well to ensure that basically doing the dirty deed, every single person in their do in real beds.”
no one had sex, and if they did, they at least didn’t spend the building would know about it,” said Randolph.
night stewing in their sin,” said Randolph. “But sometimes “Shame is a real sociological force. John Winthrop
you have to abide by the popular will, so we came up with the taught me that.”
squeaky beds. We were going to go with a ‘Scarlet A’ for those
having sex outside of Ivies, but the plan fell through.” Ramifications of the beds are being felt in the wider
community as well.
Student reaction has been vehement.
“It’s pretty annoying,” said Brunswick resident Frank
“It’s like my mattress is stuffed with dying cats,” said Park Gripper, who lives three blocks from campus. “It KYRA TAN
Friday, October 18, 2019 NEWS 3

New BQSA leadership revamps mission and OUTtober


from the LGBTQIA+ commu- statement emphasizes that the in common with the queer kids is to be queer but talking about en and Gender, noted that stu-
by Aadhya Ramineni nity who are not in the BQSA. club should be an outlet to pro- who were leading queer life [at how our other identities play dents used to celebrate ‘Gaypril’
Staff Writer
The organization’s new lead- mote activism for students with Bowdoin],” said Prabhu. “I want into how we experience our when she first started work-
Following changes in student er, Rahul Prabhu ’22, is one of a diverse experience of being to really appreciate and cele- queerness.” ing at Bowdoin, which soon
leadership and a consequent the architects behind the club’s queer or allied and to celebrate evolved into ‘Februqueery’ to be
redesign of the club, Bowdo- redesign. He even had a conver- intersectional identities of the more inclusive of the trans and
in Queer-Straight Alliance sation with other club members LGBTQIA+ community. “I want to really appreciate and non-binary community. It be-
(BQSA) is transforming this regarding whether or not BQSA Prabhu explained that there’s celebrate the diversity of queer life, came OUTtober three years ago
year’s OUTtober celebration should host OUTtober at all, a small number of people in in order to welcome and inform
to include more small social given the past focus on large the LGBTQIA+ community on so a big goal for the BQSA is to new students about the queer
gatherings that bring together a
range of queer experiences rath-
events.
“On the one hand, we [are]
campus and an even smaller
number of people who feel the
create a platform where we’re not community on campus at the
beginning of the school year.
er than large scale events. this new BQSA: [we are] need to be activists. However, just talking about what it is to be Beyond OUTtober, BQSA
First created by BQSA three
years ago, OUTtober is a month
changing everything [and are
implementing a] new mission
for Prabhu and others involved
in the BQSA, being activists
queer but talking about how our has plans to team up with affin-
ity groups throughout the year
for the LGBTQIA+ community statement,” said Prabhu. “On about their sexuality is a very other identities play into how we to organize the “InterseQtion-
and allies to share their experi- the other hand, we wanted to important and liberating aspect ality” film series, with the “Q”
ences and celebrate all genders be respectful to the history of of their college experience. experience our queerness.” indicating the series’ relation to
and sexual orientations.
Yesterday, a group of
queer activism [at Bowdoin]
and the queers who were on this
“Throughout high school,
[when] I was a semi-closet-
–Rahul Prabhu ’22, BQSA Leader queer identities.
According to Prabhu, the
LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff campus [before]. OUTtober can ed gay teenager in India, I film series will show two films
met to share cupcakes and com- still be these small events where [couldn’t] wait to go to the brate the diversity of queer life, This is not the first time a semester that explore intersec-
ing out stories. Tonight, Boody allies and queer kids can find U.S. and be in college and get so a big goal for the BQSA is to OUTtober has undergone tionality between different sex-
Johnson House will host a dia- community.” involved with queer life, but I create a platform where we’re changes. Kate Stern, director of ual identities, races, disabilities
logue between diverse students The new tentative mission didn’t feel like I had any thing not just talking about what it the Center for Sexuality, Wom- and classes.

CBP those that are directly affected


by this,” Arein Nguyen ’21 said.
There are various resources
on campus for students con-
NEW MAJOR “[Mills] asked a group of fac-
ulty to discuss his idea that com-
signed majors involving urban
studies.
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“[All students] should be able to cerned about CBP activity. puters were changing the world Jill Pearlman, senior lecturer
to a friend from home who had move wherever they want to.” Eduardo Pazos Palma, direc- work. At the heart of a liberal and that was going to seep into in Environmental Studies, and
come to visit, he saw around six Nguyen is Vice President of tor of the Rachel Lord Center arts education is interdisciplin- academia and Bowdoin could one of the faculty members
CBP officers. Bowdoin Student Government for Religious and Spiritual ary education.” either be a leader in thinking involved in the proposal, said
Since Brunswick is less than (BSG) and co-president of De- Life, is the College’s point The new major and minors about how that will change ac- there is general interest in urban
100 miles from a U.S. border, fine American, a group that person on immigration issues. are composed of courses al- ademia or it could wait and be planning and studies. She esti-
in this case the coastline, CBP promotes discussion about As a confidential resource, ready offered. a follower, and his feeling was mates that at least one student
officers are legally allowed to immigration policy. he can help students who are “We think there’s real value in we had an opportunity to lead,” a year pursues an urban studies
stop and question people in He added that BSG wants undocumented or beneficia- providing an intentional frame- Eric Chown, professor of digital graduate programs.
town. Travelers have the right to support all students who ries of the Deferred Action for work, both in terms of the kind and computational studies, said. There are currently 17 faculty
to remain silent if stopped on are concerned about CBP and Childhood Arrivals (DACA) of core course that [we] will Since the first class in 2013, members from 10 departments
the street, regardless of citi- other “fear mongering federal program. He works to connect provide and in terms of hav- DCS has expanded to an in- and programs including envi-
zenship or immigration status. agencies.” students with Brunswick com- ing students more consciously terdisciplinary initiative that ronmental studies, history, gov-
The American Civil Liberties Professors are also sur- munity members and organi- think about the connections includes courses taught by over ernment and legal studies and
Union (ACLU) website clari- prised and worried. Some zations, such as the Immigrant among the specific classes that 40 professors. digital computational studies
fies that there is only one ex- have begun to inform students Legal Advocacy Project and they’re taking,” said Rachel “If you look around the teaching courses relating to the
ception: “for people who do in their classes about these in- the Maine Immigrant Rights Sturman, associate professor of country, really nobody does field.
have permission to be in the cidents and ways they can stay Coalition. history and Asian studies and what we’re doing,” Chown said. “Urban studies by its very
U.S. for a specific reason and informed. “If anybody at any point one of the professors involved “There are lots of schools that nature is interdisciplinary. It
for, usually, a limited amount “I think it’s really important feels like they just want to in the creation of the urban have digital humanities pro- has emerged as a field through
of time (a ‘nonimmigrant’ on to say that this is happening get more information, I am studies minor. grams. There’s lots of schools the intersection of history and
a visa, for example), the law and to take a stand about it, in available for students, staff or The new additions to the that have computational social architecture, literature and ar-
does require you to provide order to let students, faculty faculty to come talk to me with curriculum align with a work- sciences, but nobody is doing a chaeology,” Sturman said.
information about your immi- and staff of color know that any questions. This is some- ing group’s September 2018 program that really is integrated Previously, students interest-
gration status if asked.” they have support,” said Doris thing that we think about and report that answered President across the curriculum.” ed in urban studies took courses
Michael Niezgoda, a public Santoro, chair of the education this is something that we take Clayton Rose’s question: “What Bates is the only other in different departments that of-
affairs officer for CBP, told department. “We want them seriously,” Pazos Palma said. Knowledge, Skills and Creative NESCAC school that offers a ten taught similar concepts.
The Times Record that agents here as part of this community “It’s a good thing to be able to Dispositions (KSCD) should DCS program. However, Hall “There’s been an overlap in
lingering at a bus stop, also and we aren’t happy if they end find these little coves where every student who graduates explained that Bates does not what we teach that we can now
known as a “hub check,” is up feeling targeted.” you’re able to find some ref- from Bowdoin ten years from have a Computer Science (CS) address,” Pearlman said.
“nothing out of the ordinary.” Santoro posted information uge. And hopefully this office, now possess?” department so their program Emilia Majersik ’22 knew she
The Brunswick Downtown on her classes’ Blackboard among many others on cam- Crystal Hall, director of DCS incorporates more coding. was interested in urban studies
Association (BDA) manages pages about Fourth Amend- pus, can be that kind of refuge and associate professor of dig- As for the transition from before she came to Bowdoin
the transportation center, but ment rights and what to do for students.” ital humanities, said the DCS an idea into actuality, Hall be- and reached out to Pearlman.
the BDA executive director, if you are questioned about Next week, Pazos Palma is major and minor were being de- lieves the shift will be seamless Although there was not a pro-
Debora King, said she has your immigration status. She leading a workshop for mem- veloped before the KSCD report because the College already has gram established, Majersik has
never heard of CBP agents has also requested “know bers of Student Affairs on ways was released last fall. the requisite resources, classes taken three courses that will
questioning passengers before. your rights” information cards that they can best support stu- Dean for Academic Affairs and faculty. contribute towards the minor;
Marcos López, an assistant from the ACLU and plans dents who are undocumented Elizabeth McCormack said The department is comprised she said she has been choosing
professor of sociology who to put them in public spaces or DACA recipients. talks of expanding the DCS of two full-time, tenured DCS classes based on her interests,
teaches courses about immi- across campus, such as David The workshop aims to give initiative to a major and minor professors, one professor who not based on the potential for
gration in the United States, Saul Smith Union. administrators the tools to “dovetailed” with the KCSD re- will be a part of DCS and CS the minor.
believes that the increase in Emma Bond, a staff attor- help students like Rosario port. and two visiting assistant pro- “I’ve been pleasantly sur-
CBP activity in Brunswick is ney for the ACLU of Maine, navigate potential future run- The major, minors and con- fessors. prised with how many classes
reactionary. said that CBP agents rely ins with CBP. centrations will be available Students interested in the there’s been about cities, consid-
“I speculate it’s because heavily on people consenting “One of the things that drew for students in the fall of 2020; major must fulfill five depart- ering Brunswick is not [one],”
of the political showdown to questioning that they don’t me to Bowdoin, at least when students who plan to pursue ment requirements totaling sev- she said.
around immigration [in have to answer. I came to visit, was how wel- the new major, minors and en DCS courses. The minor in- Trinity is the only other
Maine] that kind of came to a “[CBP] is the largest law coming the Brunswick com- concentrations can receive ad- cludes one introductory course NESCAC college to offer urban
climax over the summer when enforcement agency in the munity was to Bowdoin stu- visory assistance beginning this and four elective courses. studies courses.
[Governor Janet Mills] basi- country. And we are all less dents,” she said. “I knew I was semester. The urban studies minor was The minor includes five
cally let it be known that she safe when the patrol agents going to a very white space, When Hall arrived at Bow- proposed in 2018 by a group of courses. There are four major
welcomed immigrants into racially profile and target peo- but I didn’t expect something doin during the summer of professors who taught courses requirements including one of
Maine,” López said. ple based on the color of their like that would happen to me. 2013, faculty were having relating to urban studies after the four introductory survey
He added that the incidents skin or the language that they You have to stay informed, conversations—instigated by noticing an increase in student courses, one humanities course
“create a climate of fear” in the speak,” Bond said. “That’s not know what resources are avail- then-President Barry Mills interest. and social science course, one
Brunswick community. the kind of society that we able and know your rights.” ’72—about how technology is In the last decade, there have non-U.S. based course and two
“I feel scared. I’m scared for want to live in.” shaping society and academia. been more than a dozen self-de- elective courses.

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4 NEWS Friday, October 18, 2019

Report of academic, social code violations


revised to preserve student anonymity
Reported cases of sexual misconduct increase, number of academic and social code violations unclear
O’Grady. informational” report that tions and three alleged social the College operates when includes neither all allega-
by Emily Cohen Previously, the annual re- maintains the anonymity of code violations. Last year, said dealing with matters that are tions of sexual misconduct
Orient Staff
port presented only the cases the students involved in each O’Grady, “there were neither important to the College or or cases in which the com-
Last week, the Office of the for the previous academic case. an unusually high number are violations of the College plainant chose not to pursue
Dean of Students released its year. The new report includes “It’s really difficult for stu- nor an unusually low number policy,” said Odejimi, “so they an investigation or alternative
annual conduct report in a the finding of the J-Board and dents who have to go through of cases.” can be better informed about resolution.
campus-wide email and pub- the Office of the Dean of Stu- [the process], and we don’t Moreover, Odejimi and our process in general and Odejimi and O’Grady opt-
lished it online. dents and the resulting sanc- want to exacerbate that by O’Grady wanted to simplify also about what to expect if ed not to revise the format of
The annual report of aca- tion in each case heard in the then splashing out there— the report’s format to create they happen to be in an unfor- the sexual misconduct report,
demic and social code viola- past 10 years. It is comprised for everybody to see—what an accessible, understandable tunate situation where they’re created in conjunction with
tions was formatted different- of eight documents, one for happened,” said O’Grady, reference document, updated going through the process.” the Title IX office, because it
ly this year, in order to protect each category of violation who serves as advisor to the annually, that can be viewed The Sexual Misconduct is not intended to represent a
the identity of students in- within the Academic Honor J-Board. by students, faculty and oth- and Gender-Based Violence precedent of decisions made
volved in cases heard by the Code and Social Code. The change also means that er members of the Bowdoin Annual Report from 2018- in sexual misconduct cases.
Judicial Board (J-Board) and Case information that may it is unclear exactly how many community who are curious 2019 was also released last “We wanted to just simply
adjudicated by the Office of potentially identify involved cases of alleged academic and about what has happened in week, though the format of report out on the number
the Dean of Students, while students, including when a social code violations were past cases, which may be used this report was unchanged of cases as we always have,
simultaneously improving case was heard and adjudicat- heard last year. Odejimi and as a precedent for future cases. from past years. It reported whereas the other informa-
readability and accessibility, ed, is omitted, and the cases O’Grady declined to disclose “Our goal is to provide five violations of the Student tion [conveyed in the annual
said Dean of Students Kristina are not arranged in chrono- those numbers. greater clarity to the Bowdo- Sexual Misconduct and Gen- report of academic and social
Bethea Odejimi and Associate logical order. The goal of such In the 2017-2018 academic in community on academic der Based Violence Policy, up code violations] is intended
Dean of Student Affairs and omissions, said Odejimi and year, there were six alleged and social violations so that from three in the 2017-2018 for the community’s educa-
Community Standards Kate O’Grady, is to create a “truly cases of academic code viola- everyone has an idea of how academic year. This number tion,” O’Grady said.

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Friday, October 18, 2019 NEWS 5

Empowerment self defense workshops to begin this Tuesday


and building trust in each oth- can all take up more space in of thinking about the ways in about this particular program Prevention and Education
by Horace Wang er,” said Lisa Peterson, associ- the world by expressing what which we construct gender because there are so many ap- have decided to try four two-
Orient Staff
ate director of gender violence we want, need and feel and then as a society and how folks of proaches that are being taken hour long sessions over the
This semester, the Office of prevention and education. intervening early to prevent and those genders have been so- throughout all the sessions.” course of the semester.
Gender Violence Prevention “The material kind of builds respond to harassment abuse cialized to exist in the world Both Peterson and Reinke “We hope that [the new for-
and Education and the Sexual- on itself.” and assault,” Peterson said. and empowering folks to ar- emphasized that the work- mat] will be the right balance
ity, Women and Gender Cen- The four workshops will be The program’s organizers ticulate what their [needs and shops provide a comprehen- of ensuring that folks have
ter (SWAG) are partnering to led by a pair of facilitators from hope to draw around 20 par- desires are], and to feel con- sive approach to dealing with enough time together to really
provide a series of empower- ‘Prevention. Action. Change.’ ticipants, a group size which fident and feel valid in doing gender violence on campus. delve into the material, but that
ment self defense workshops. (PAC), a Portland-based will allow them to work with as that,” Peterson said. While similar workshops it’s also manageable with class
All four workshops will focus group that focuses on counter- many people as possible while Rachel Reinke, associate have been offered twice in the schedules,” said Peterson.
on assertive communication, ing abuse, assault and harass- still ensuring that all partici- director of SWAG, echoed this past, the length of this year’s With participants filling out
boundary setting, bystand- ment. Peterson complimented pants can practice the skills they sentiment, adding that the workshop makes the program anonymous surveys each year,
er intervention and physical this organization, noting the learn and create a sense of com- program emphasizes personal different from that of previous Reinke reiterated that student
self-defense. language it uses to achieve its munity. The program is open power and agency. years. Following feedback that feedback is essential to the
“We ask that people commit goals. to all self-identifying woman, “It provides more options previous workshops were too program’s success.
to going to all four sessions “‘Prevention. Action. gender non-conforming and for what that power can look short in their first year and The four workshops will be-
so that they’re really building Change.’ focuses on exploring non-binary individuals. like,” she said. “I think that too long in their second year, gin next Tuesday night.
community within the group and sharing the ways that we “It’s really taking the lens was something really appealing the Office of Gender Violence

BSG resentatives of the student body,


BSG members should echo and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
support student efforts to support
Mary McAteer Kennedy, associate on-campus staff. Not doing so is as
vice president and executive direc- much a statement as doing so.”
tor of campus services, both attend- Three housekeepers also at-
ed the meeting and took questions tended the meeting and made
from assembly members regarding remarks.
both the statement and the treat- “It used to be a common phrase
ment of housekeepers. for workers to hear, ‘if you don’t
The meeting was uncharacter- like it you can leave,’” Housekeeper
istically boisterous for the BSG, Beth Icangelo stated. “Workers at
as a throng of students crowded the College should have no reason
into the back of Daggett Lounge to to fear vocalizing concerns and
watch the debate and speak during calling for changes that are need-
public comment time. ed. Everyone here at Bowdoin is
“This is the most people that here to make the world a better
have come to a BSG meeting ever place. Why not start at home?”
in my time here,” noted BSG Pres- Orlando delivered a statement
ident Ural Mishra ’20. regarding comments made in the
“We are here because we firm- previous week’s BSG meeting,
ly believe that students have the where the proposal was originally
power and responsibility to expose introduced.
areas where the College should do “The College would never
better,” Song Eraou ’23 said during retaliate, would never intimidate
public comment time. “As rep- [employees and] would never tol-
DEBATE TIME: (Clockwise from erate [intimidation] on this cam-
top) Senior Housekeeper Sherry pus,” Orlando explained. “This
Cousins, Matthew Orlando and goes against our ethos, what we
Caroline Poole ’22 speak at the BSG are all about, and I have zero tol-
meeting about voting on a statement erance for it.”
ANDREW BASTONE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT supporting Bowdoin’s housekeepers. Kennedy also defended herself
against accusations raised in the
previous week’s meeting that she
requested photos of housekeepers
not doing their jobs.
Although questions focused
on the working conditions of
housekeepers, BSG members also
inquired about wages.
“We set our wages based on a
competitive market and not on a
living wage,” Orlando said.
The assembly voted 13-11 in fa-
vor of delaying the vote on Poole’s
proposal until next Wednesday.
BSG Vice President Arein Nguy-
en ’21 introduced the motion to
delay the vote after members of
the audience and representatives
voiced frustration at the lack of
housekeeper involvement in the
meeting.
Despite the delay, there was
significant support from repre-
sentatives to invite housekeepers
to meet with assembly members
at some point next week during
the day in order to accommodate
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AF ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Portrait of an Artist: Dewey ’22 defies boundaries of dance
very strong divide between mind
by Kate Lusignan and body, and that is a fallacy. The
and Eliana Miller way you experience the world is
Orient Staff
absolutely always through your
Sophomore Emma Dewey body. And being connected to
used to think dancing was about my physical being is really, really
perfect posture and technique. For important for my mental health.
her, improvisation used to take So dance for me is always very
place in her bedroom only. Now, cathartic and grounding. There’s
in her fourth dance class in three not one feeling that I get when I
semesters and as a leader of the dance—it’s every feeling.
Bowdoin Modern Dance Collec-
tive, she’s begun exploring dance Q: How does your identity as a
that makes her feel good—and lots queer woman play into your life as
of other feelings, too. a dancer?
The following interview has A: When I danced growing
been edited for length and clarity. up, [there] were very strict gen-
der roles that, as a queer woman,
The Bowdoin Orient: When felt very dissonant to my identity.
did you start dancing? Ballroom is a very cis-heteronor-
Emma Dewey ’22: I started mative dance system. In order to
dancing when I was 12. I started compete it’s always a male-female
with competitive ballroom and I couple, and a very hyperbolic ver-
was trained in international ball- sion of masculinity and feminin-
room and Latin. I really enjoyed ity. So for competitions I had to
performing and I really enjoyed wear very dramatic makeup and it
partner dancing. I was a very shy took almost two hours to get ready
child, so ballroom felt a lot more and just do hair and makeup. And
comfortable to me because I was Latin is very sexualized. I had to
performing, but with someone wear two to three-inch heels.
right there next to me so I wasn’t
alone under the spotlight. Q: Do you plan to continue
dancing after college?
Q: What is your relationship AADHYA RAMINENI, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT A: I come from a family of “not
with dance at Bowdoin?
ONE WITH NATURE: Dewey has excelled in dance during her time at the College, having already taken four classes in the subject and leading the Bowdoin creatives.” And I think there is a
Modern Dance Collective as a sophomore. She aims to break conventional gender stereotypes and use dance as a means of confidence-building.
A: Now I take classes in the bit of apprehension on their part
dance department and I’m also there are no rules and it’s about into the studio and realizing that stage than speaking on stage. Be- So I think getting into the dance of, “where will this lead me?” And
involved with the Modern Dance what feels good for your body. there was just so much space and ing trained in ballroom for so long world itself, made me a more con- I don’t really have a paradigm for
Collective, which is basically just it was incredible that I had access has increased my confidence in fident person in all areas of my life. where investing myself in dance
a weekly drop-in class. The first Q: What classes are you taking to it whenever I wanted. So I think myself and how I move through can take me. I know that I am a
dance class that I took at Bowdoin this semester? in a lot of ways, improv has been the world and how I carry myself Q: How do you feel when you dancer and I know that it’s a huge
was Advanced Modern with [As- A: Currently I’m taking Af- very important to my growth as a because so much of ballroom is dance? part of my life now. Coming to
sistant Professor of Dance] Aretha ro-Modern II: Technique and dancer because it allows me to just about presentation. The first thing A: It really depends. I, in a lot college is about finding yourself
Aoki. That class blew my mind be- Intermediate Improvisation and really explore how I want to move you learn is how to have good of ways, think of dance as thera- and all that, and I think dance and
cause it was very liberatory for me. Partnering. I was really excited and to play. posture, and that is what they py for myself. There were a lot of Bowdoin has been a really huge
Ballroom was so limiting. There to try improv because that was groom you on constantly. One of times last year when I was feeling part of creating my own identity.
were so many rules about the something that I always secretly Q: How has dance affected my first teachers said, ‘to practice stressed or anxious, and I would But I don’t know for sure where it
character you had to perform and did by myself like in my bedroom your life? your posture, you just have to sit just come to the studio and dance will take me. Hopefully I’ll always
the technique you had to execute. or in my bathroom, but that’s such A: I definitely still feel a lot up straight all the time—walking for an hour. I think in our Amer- be dancing in some capacity in my
And then in Advanced Modern a small space. I remember walking more comfortable dancing on through school, sitting in class.’ ican, Western culture, there is a life.

Speakers highlight the historical


significance of modernism exhibit Duchamp,” Goodyear said before are still in many ways sorting out of modern art, and Conover laid
by Halina Bennet the presentation. many of the questions that these the historical framework for the
Orient Staff During their talk, the speakers modern artists posed to us. And discussion of the art developing
Over a century after its emer- presented on the history of mod- that’s why I organized this exhibi- under Pach’s influence.
gence, modern art is more relevant ern art as it grew in the first half of tion,” she continued. A little over a year ago, Bow-
than ever. The movement often the 20th century in tandem with According to Conover, modern doin received an archive of Pach’s
thought of in a strictly historical the economic, social and political art still has pertinence today. work, which Goodyear plans to
context is apparently less removed situation of the period. The ex- “These modernisms deserve make available to the public.
from our contemporary world hibition and the talk explore the the epithet ‘avant garde,’ for these “We also have his library of
than it appears. important shift that the world of are more anxious, more precari- his own publications, which
In a presentation entitled “The have been annotated by him, in
Transnational Framework of Mod- I would say that today, we are storage,” Goodyear said. “We’re
ernism’s Many Emergences, 1900-
1950,” author and collector Laurette
still in many ways sorting out really excited to make that ar-
chive available to the world.
McCarthy and former Executive many of the questions that these Pach’s paintings, his drawings,
Editor of MIT Press Roger Con-
over ’72 discussed the history and modern artists posed to us. sketchbooks, prints and then
also this amazing library of his
impact of the exhibition, which was –Anne Goodyear, co-director of BCMA publications.”
curated by the museum’s co-direc- Goodyear emphasizes the
tor, Anne Goodyear. The Bowdoin art underwent at the turn of the ous modernisms … so much in exhibition’s importance for the
College Museum of Art (BCMA) century. front of their time that they are College—particularly as it high-
hosted the event in conjunc- “That type of radical rethink- only now just beginning to be lights the connection between the
tion with its ongoing exhibition, ing of what art is very much a key noticed in our time. They fit more College and major figures in the
“Emerging Modernisms, Ameri- legacy of early 20th century mod- comfortably with this century’s art world.
can and European Art, 1900-1950.” ernism. I think that’s actually what postmodern tendencies than they “I think it’s really interesting
“My goal was to look carefully I find most interesting,” Good- did in their own century,” Conover that Walter Pach, as well as Roger
at Bowdoin’s own holdings. We year said. “There are a number of said. Conover, both have really import-
are fortunate to have a number pressures coming together in the The talk focused on one of the ant ties back to Bowdoin, which in
of really strong early 20th century world, on intellectual, social and modern art movement’s key ac- my view reflects on the power of
artists represented in our collec- political [levels], that led to revo- tors, 20th century artist and critic the aesthetic and intellectual ex- DIEGO VELASQUEZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
tion—artists such as Alfred Stieg- lutions in how art is understood.” Walter Pach. McCarthy shed light perimentation that this school can RETHINKING ART: Laurette McCarthy challenged the audience to consider
litz, Pablo Picasso [and] Marcel “I would say that today, we on his contributions to the world foster,” Goodyear said. the social and historical factors that shaped the growth of modernism.
Friday, October 18, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 7

Prof. Kolster redefines the L.A. River in new book


Corps of Engineers channel-
by Cole van Miltenburg ized the river in response,
Orient Staff
giving it a slanted concrete bed
A living testament to the of 50 miles to hold a greater ca-
rise of a city and its natural pacity of floodwater.
remnants, the Los Angeles Riv- “Los Angeles is like a base,
er was a one-of-a-kind subject surrounded by these tall moun-
for professor of art Michael tains whenever it rains, and
Kolster. In his new book “L.A. people don’t realize it, but there
River,” Kolster captures the are moments of severe rain
river through a 19th century storms in the area,” Kolster said.
lens, questioning conventional “And when that happens … a
notions of time and technical lot of water flows through these
progress. things.”
Last Thursday in Haw- In this effort to protect its
thorne-Longfellow Library’s Nix- urban frontier, the natural envi-
on Lounge, Kolster presented his ronment was irreparably dam-
work to the college community at aged and altered, which Kolster
a book launch moderated by As- noted closely throughout his
sociate Professor of History and artistic process.
Environmental Studies Matthew “[I was] thinking about the
Klingle. Associate Professor of relationship that we have to
Romance Languages and Litera- trying to engineer these huge
tures Margaret Boyle and Alyce solutions that have natural re-
McFadden ’20, also spoke at the percussions,” Kolster said.
launch about their interactions Though limited, nature’s
with the river as residents of Los presence—alongside the con-
Angeles. crete structures and telephone COLE VAN MILTENBURG, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
This book comes as a com- wires which make up an urban CONCRETE JUNGLE: Kolster traveled to different locations along the L.A. River, setting up his 19th-century camera equipment at each site and often
panion volume to Kolster’s landscape—is captured in Kol- staying at each location for the entire day. Last Thusday, he presented his book “L.A. River” to the college commmunity in Hawthore-Longfellow Library.
2016 book “Take Me to the ster’s work.
River,” which explored the ef- However, what stands out is coined the “colloidal meth- Kolster sees the images’ imper- Los Angeles area experienced the river, often spending all day
fects of 20th century industri- most about the book is its od” and dates back to 1850, fections as symbols of the nat- an influx of settlers and began at the same spot, setting up his
alization on the Androscoggin long-exposure, black-and- when photographs were pro- ural environment’s dynamism. to surge in population. equipment and shooting.
and three other East Coast riv- white photographs marked with duced on glass plates rather “All these things start to “The coincidence of photog- Co-Director of the Bowdoin
ers. Kolster similarly highlights blemishes around the edges. than rolls of film. Creating and reference the dynamic and un- raphy and the technology that College Museum of Art Frank
human impact on the environ- Kolster’s choice to portray mod- developing these films involves predictable nature of the river allowed for us to make pictures Goodyear applauds these efforts
ment in “L.A. River,” but this ern-day settings through an mixing chemicals to produce itself. Every time you go to a of places was basically hap- as key to the end result of the
time shifts his focus towards aged lens was not only an aes- a wet plate which is inserted river, it looks different, right? pening at the same time as we book.
the distinct urban setting of thetic one, but also points to the into a camera and eventually Moving water changes what started changing those places “I think part of [Kolster’s]
Los Angeles and its adjacent ever-changing state of the envi- produces a negative imprint on you see, on a moment to mo- so irrevocably,” Kolster said. project in this is to make visible
San Fernando Valley. ronment and historical context the plate. In order to emulate ment basis,” he said. Kolster’s decision to em- something that is largely invis-
The unique origins of the of its surroundings. this method, Kolster created a In addition, the colloidal brace this portrayal of the ible in this huge urban center,”
L.A. River cannot go unno- “All of the images are made makeshift, portable dark room method speaks to the history river required an unusually he said. “I think this project is
ticed when discussing it in on site and they’re handmade,” shrouded from light that he of the river. California was de- large amount of time and ded- sort of a reminder that urban
a modern-day context. At a Kolster said. “That’s kind of a could transport from site to site clared a state in 1850, around ication. First, he embarked on a space is built atop a natural
time when the city was rapidly strange thing to think about around Los Angeles. the same time when this process cross-country road trip to bring world. We sometimes lose sight
expanding, a flood ravaged the these days because right now we What is inconvenient to of photo-taking became widely the necessary equipment for the of the fact that in the midst of
land, buildings and communi- have digital cameras or phones.” some made all the difference embraced. Moreover, Kolster project to L.A.. He then staked a city … there is a natural en-
ties along its banks. The Army The process used by Kolster to Kolster in his final product. emphasized, this was when the out different locations along vironment.”

Painter’s lecture emphasizes a need for collaboration


Monday his focus was the col- work at colleges and universities pulling out his annotated and vice such as Guston’s. Herman on himself and his colleagues to
by Jane Godiner laboration that has shaped his across the world. weathered copy of T.S. Eliot’s made it indisputably clear that carry the significance of his art;
Staff Writer
career. Rather than focusing on “Four Quartets,” and reading he attributed much of his success he also pays attention to how his
Artist and educator Bruce Herman, the current Loth- the beauty and complexity of aloud from the book. as an artist to his external influ- audience, from Maine to Hong
Herman has made a great in- lórien Distinguished Chair in his work, Herman embedded “Look in my direction,” said ences and collaborations. Kong, interprets his work. Often,
dividual mark on the art world Fine Arts at Gordon College as his lecture with anecdotes and Herman, making eye contact “My sort of passion as a paint- those interpretations reveal what
with striking paintings and im- well as an artist, professor, and presentations of the people and with his audience. “I need to er is to connect with people out- we have in common—basic
mersive multimedia projects, curator there since 1984, has media that have shaped his ca- know that I’m connecting.” side of my silo, with composers wants, whether it be for intimacy
but at his talk at Bowdoin last given lectures and exhibited his reer over the years. He began by Connection and universality and poets, novelists, literary peo- or peace.
were constantly at the forefront ple, performers,” said Herman. “I “It’s amazing,” he gushed. “I
of the lecture. Even as Herman love to collaborate.” mean, it’s like discovering over
displayed his own paintings, he Indeed, Herman devoted a and over again, that people ev-
continued to reiterate what he significant portion of his lecture erywhere, in all times, and all
believes to be his purpose as an to exhibiting his multimedia cultures, and all languages, and
artist, and his journey to reach collaborative works, such as his all levels of society, have the same
this conclusion. 2013 project “Q U 4 R T E T S.” hope that their lives will mean
He spoke fondly of his in- Inspired by Eliot’s writing, Her- something and that they will con-
teractions with painter Phillip man worked on this project with nect with others … to find that
Guston, an important mentor visual artist Makoto Fujimura, connection and to celebrate it,
and critic of his own earlier work Yale School of Music composer and to welcome other people into
in graduate school. Herman Christopher Theofanidis and it, is what I was made for.”
recalled one incident in which Thomas A. Langford Distin- Though Herman is an accom-
Guston urged Herman to “kill” guished Professor of Theology at plished artist with the right to
one of Herman’s especially large Duke University Jeremy Begbie. devote the majority of his lecture
and laborious paintings. When asked if he believed to a discussion of his own work;
“‘Make it more personal,’” that collaboration fortifies an in- his lecture focused instead on
Herman said, recalling Guston’s dividual’s artistic voice, Herman how and why he makes art. By
advice. “Then, it’ll be universal.’” responded with a resounding bringing influential figures and
“He wasn’t condemning what “yes.” forces into the conversation,
I’d done,” elaborated Herman. “[Collaboration] is like any Herman provided insight into
“He was just saying, ‘You’re try- really, really good conversation. his own artistic style and vision.
ing to solve all the problems in When someone [tries] to dom- “My art isn’t about me … it’s
one day—you can’t do it.’” inate a conversation, it dies,” about valuing and caring about
Herman looks to his idols, said Herman. “There’s great the other,” said Herman with
collaborators and critics as the freedom there, when you don’t conviction. “[It’s about] knowing
shapers of his work. When he try to dominate—when you ac- that whoever the other is, wher-
projected his work, he presented tually listen to the other person, ever they come from, whatever
DEVAKI RAJIV, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT them not as independent cre- and you actually submit to their their language or their customs,
LEARNING BY EXAMPLE: Painter, professor and curator Bruce Herman cited collaboration with peers and mentors ations, but as heavily influenced voice.” they’re valuable. They’re infinite-
as crucial to his own success when he spoke on his career accomplishments at the BCMA last Monday. by prose such as Eliot’s and ad- Herman does not simply rely ly valuable.”
8 Friday, October 18, 2019

F FEATURES
Turning the page: Twice-Told Tales travels to Maine Street
Street shop officially closed
for business on September 28,
the physical moving of items
to Maine Street was done with
the help of Bowdoin students
dur-ing Common Good Day.
Additional help from the local
community consisted of a 600-
box donation from the Home
Depot and flooring materials
and installation from Lowe’s
Home Improvement store.
Lowe’s also supplied two teams
of workers as part of their
community service program,
Burr said.
“We reached out and told
them who we were and what
we do, and they just said, ‘you
know you’re a nonprofit, and
we have a grant program for
nonprofits, and you [fit] the
bill,’ and we won the grant,”
Burr said.
The volunteers at Twice-
Told Tales hoped to open last
Saturday, October 12, but
were unable to do so because
of a struc-tural complication.
Heavy equipment and other
materials housed on the sec-
ond floor of the shop’s new
building created a potential
ANGEL RAMIREZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
A NEW TALE: Volunteer-run used book shop Twice-Told Tales makes a move to Maine Street. Volunteers hope the new location willl foster a stronger connection with both the Brunswick and Bowdoin communites. safety hazard for customers.
“[The upper area] is the
organization that raises funds cupying the front of the build- community, visibility from directly into donations for the oldest part of the building,
by Danielle Quezada for the local library by sell- ing so you had to go down the the sidewalk and accessibility Curtis Memorial Library. The and [the] structural engineer
Orient Staff
ing donated books that are in hallway [and] down the stairs for visitors—especially from volunteer staff is composed said the weight of all the
After roughly four years on good condition. to get to us. [If] you knew Bowdoin. entirely of retirees, most of books upstairs could come
Pleasant Street, Twice-Told Following the success we were there it was fine, but “We think there’s a lot of whom are former educators, crashing down,” said Burr.
Tales is turning the corner. of their annual book sales, if you didn’t know we were kinds of books that we get librarians and book connois- The goal is to resolve the
The used book store is making Twice-Told Tales took the there, you’d never know,” said that will be of interest both to seurs. problem within the next few
its highly anticipated move mission a step forward and be- Barbara Burr, the current vol- faculty and students who will “They all love books,” Burr weeks so the store can finally
from the current location came a permanent bookshop unteer coordinator of Twice- find this [location] much more said. “People will come in the open for business, although
on Pleasant Street to Maine in the summer of 2015. The Told Tales. easily [accessible],” said Katy store, and [the volunteers] are the amount of time needed to
Street. Pleasant Street location, how- Although obtaining this Kline, public relations and looking for something they fix the problem is unknown.
Twice-Told Tales is a volun- ever, presented various issues new space on Maine Street storefront arrangement volun- love to be able to try to recom- The volunteers have em-
teer-run used book store that including a lack of pedestrian was relatively expensive, vol- teer for Twice-Told Tales. mend [other books].” braced the humor of the sit-
serves as a part of the Friends traffic, windows and handicap unteers hope that the location The shop is run by about The community also played uation through posted paper
of the Curtis Memorial Li- accessibility. will pay for itself through its 40 volunteers, allowing all a large role in the success of signs on the windows: “Com-
brary Program, a due-based “There was a restaurant oc- connection to the Brunswick profits from book sales to feed the move. Though the Pleasant ing soon in 11 days! Or so…”

The haunting of Bowdoin: ghosts and beyond


lieve in ghosts because it seemed age locations for the bodies, to inspect the eerie light more
Poke the Bear impractical, and I rationalized while the gaps between flights of closely, but it vanished to the
by Sela Kay that their existence went against stairs measure the perfect width other side of the room before
scientific thought and reason. to fit gurneys loaded with med- they could get a glimpse. These
When I was younger, I would But the more I thought about ical subjects. When Adams Hall types of stories are not uncom-
go to my friend Clara’s house it, the more ambiguous it has was renovated in 2007, workers mon at Bowdoin, and Francis
around Halloween to bake become. Why is it so difficult to found that the floorboards on explains that housekeepers and
pumpkin pie, watch TV and tell imagine the spirit of a loved one the top floor were reused coffin security officers have scores of
scary stories with our friends. I living on or the soul of a strug- lids from penitentiaries. These ghost stories as well, as these staff
remember huddling in a circle gling mind staying near its place coffins were presumably the least members often roam campus at
under a tent we’d made from of death? expensive wood Bowdoin could night and in the dark.
sheets, taking turns narrating All these thoughts accom- buy when building the hall, and So, whether it’s Adams’ ghosts
the eeriest, most haunting tales panied me to Bowdoin. See, they too came with their own or other resident phantoms,
we could imagine. Some were Bowdoin has a rich history not share of history. Bowdoin is anything but lacking
family tales passed down by our only in ghost sightings but also Not only does Adams itself in the supernatural. Hubbard
parents and siblings and some eerie and unexplainable occur- bear signs of Bowdoin’s ghosts, Hall has been host to three
we created in that very house. rences. In 1862, Adams Hall but generations of students have seemingly coincidental deaths,
We imagined creaky floorboards became home to the Maine passed down their fair share of including one student who
to be ancient ghosts, shadows Medical School. This building, eerie stories. Take, for example, slipped and fell on the way to
on the wall to be dormant kill- although recently renovated, still a female student a few decades class and an IT consultant who
ers and empty rooms to be full bears traces of its inhabitants ago who claimed to see a shad- slumped dead over his comput-
of monsters. Clara’s dad would from over a century ago. David owy figure while studying in er in the basement; one student
sometimes join, using his scar- Francis, resident Bowdoin ghost Adams basement. She stood up fell off the roof of Searles during
iest voice to recount decades of expert and academic technology to approach the figure and just a lunar eclipse. The number of
killings and residents gone rogue consultant, showed me around when it turned to look at her, the unfortunate deadly incidents at
in the neighborhood. The allure Adams Hall and pointed out sig- figure vanished. Many years later Bowdoin is too high to comfort-
of such stories, however, was nificant indications of the build- she came back to campus and ably ignore, and my mind goes
never the exact plot or even the ing’s past. partook in the Haunted Bowdo- once again to the question of
storytelling itself—it was always A black iron hook hangs in tour, confirming this sighting whether ghosts exist.
the anticipation, the tiny bit of down from the top floor’s ceil- and that she still carries the ter- So, as October progresses and
fear that crept into our minds, ing, reminding students of the ror from this incident. campus fills with pumpkin lattes
not knowing for sure if these sto- cadavers hoisted via a pulley Rumor has it that some years and talk of Halloween costumes,
ries were real or made-up. system to the fourth floor during ago, a group of students were don’t forget to keep an eye out
As I grew older, I told my- the medical school. Alcoves and studying in Adams for a math for anything out of the ordinary.
self these ghost stories probably recessed walls in the basement exam when they saw a wispy Who knows? Maybe you’ll expe-
weren’t true. I decided not to be- are lingering reminders of stor- blue-green light. They got up rience a ghost story of your own. KODIE GARZA
Friday, October 18, 2019 FEATURES 9

‘A political existence’: Native culture on campus

YOU ARE ON INDIGENOUS LAND: Amanda


Cassano ’22 holds a poster that is part of the Native
American Students Association campaign to standardize
land acknowledgments at Bowdoin.
COURTESY OF SHANDIIN LARGO

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Maine celebrated its first Indig- of Purchase’s land are unclear, the 2017-2018 school year. stalwart advocates on campus, it talk about this in class,’ and that dents do not engage with Native
enous Peoples Day on Monday. historian Emerson Baker be- The Office of Admissions does became really difficult to lead the didn’t go over very well … [for issues, specifically those of South
For many Bowdoin students, their lieves that most of the lands on sponsor some outreach projects club.” now] I want to approach it from American Indigenous people,
awareness of Native Americans the lower Androscoggin, includ- aimed at introducing Bowdoin to This year, around nine mem- the conversations amongst peers, with whom he identifies.
comes only from history books ing Brunswick, were sold to the Native students. Whitney Soule, bers consistently attend meetings bringing in people to talk,” said “As much as we hate to say it,
or environmental justice readings. British between 1639 and 1660. dean of admissions, said that the to plan events and share their Simpson. the student body itself does not
Native students are very much However, most of these deeds in- office collaborates with College experiences. November is Na- In Cassano’s experience, some react well to [Native issues]. We
present on campus, and Indige- cluded a stipulation that Natives Horizons, a national nonprofit tive American Heritage Month professors are inclusive of Native have posters that say ‘You are on
nous people have been present in could still hunt on the land, so that hosts workshops for Native (NAHM), and the group has orga- voices and sources in their curric- indigenous land.’ Does anyone
the Brunswick area since well be- long as they did not disturb En- high schoolers seeking to attend nized various lectures and events. ula, regularly assigning readings ever talk about them? Does any-
fore Bowdoin’s founding. glish fisheries. college. Bowdoin hosted students Additionally, NASA called about and by Native Americans. one ever talk about them as much
In the late 17th century, most during the summer of 2015, and upon the College to incorporate But she admits that other profes- as they talk about the other posters
NATIVE AMERICANS IN Wabanaki tribes aligned them- admissions staff work with the land acknowledgments as a rou- sors are hesitant to bring Native on campus? No,” he said. “If there’s
MAINE selves with the Wampanoag chief program every summer to provide tine procedure. Land acknowl- issues into the classroom. one association [on campus] that I
Metacom in King Philip’s War. college counseling to participants. edgments recognize Native ties to “There are instances where feel like has been thrown out of the
Native Americans referred to The conflict became particularly Efforts to incorporate more the land, generally stating, “before professors just aren’t as well versed way, it has been NASA.”
the Brunswick area as Pejepscot, violent in southern Maine, where Native students into the cam- we begin this meeting, we would with [Native culture and history]. Other students believe the
which means “long, rocky rapids most of the European settlements pus culture began in earnest in like to acknowledge that we are on They’re not comfortable engaging community is more receptive.
part.” The people living in the area were burned. Around 400 colo- 2007, when the Maine NESCAC the traditional land of the [name] in those conversations about In- Shandiin Largo ’23 said that she
were also known as the Pejepscot. nists and between 100 and 300 schools formed the Wabana- people.” The acknowledgements digeneity,” Cassano said. “There’s has encountered genuine curiosity
They were a subtribe of the Aro- Indians died in Maine during the ki-Bates-Bowdoin-Colby Collab- are often made at large events— a lot of sensitivity, a lot of guilt about her Native culture from fel-
sagunticooks, who were part of battles and raids, and almost all orative (WBBC). Leslie Shaw, a concerts, governmental meetings surrounding these ideas about low students.
the Abanaki tribe. “Abanaki,” or the colonists evacuated to Mas- former visiting assistant professor “I’m just keeping in mind
“people of the dawnland,” are part
of the Wabanaki confederacy, a
sachusetts by 1678. Thirty years
later, once the colonists deemed
of anthropology, ran the program
on the Bowdoin side from 2007 to Native Americans made up that I shouldn’t be offended that
people don’t know [about Native

0.3%
coalition of Maine Indians formed Maine safe again, they returned, 2012, and she served as a liaison cultures],” she said. “That’s part of
of Bowdoin’s student
in 1776 that is still active today. slowly pushing Native Americans for Native American affairs in the [being a Native person], teaching
Information about the Pejep- out and forever changing the nat- president’s office—the only one body during the others, but also being mindful of
scot at the time of Brunswick’s ear- ural environment that the tribes the College ever had—and the 2018-19 school year other people’s perspectives on it,
ly settlement by Europeans comes depended on. advisor for the Native American or the lack of knowledge. And
from secondary accounts—the Since then, limited attempts Students Association (NASA) or conferences—and have been colonialism.” then making that clear that I’m
Indigenous people of the region at reparations have been made. which was founded in 2009. commonplace at other U.S. col- Cassano worries that Native not speaking for all Native Amer-
did not keep written records of Currently, there are three Indian Her biggest projects included leges, including Northwestern students’ lack of representation icans, just for myself and my ex-
their history or boundaries. Col- reservations in Maine, though organizing an annual Wabanaki University and Colorado College. allows racism and microaggres- periences.”
onists began documenting Native most Wabanaki people do not Arts Festival in Smith Union and “We just want to make sure sions to go unchecked. For exam- As NAHM nears, NASA
land divisions and culture once live on them. In 2012, the Maine planning faculty trips to Indian that we’re aware of the history, of ple, at the “Cracksgiving” party members hope that students will
they arrived in the 17th century. Wabanaki-State Truth and Recon- reservation schools in Maine. the land, of the people who came in 2014, several students dressed participate in their events and are
However, these reports may be ciliation Commission was created “Leslie’s plan was also to get before us, the people who still live up as stereotypical Native Ameri- receptive to their messages. The
inaccurate, as language barriers to investigate potentially discrimi- various Wabanaki groups in here,” Cassano said. “People forget cans, donning feather headdress- group is open to all students, even
and cultural differences caused natory child welfare practices. The Maine feeling as though they about that.” es and “war paint.” The students those who do not identify as Na-
misunderstandings. Commission found that Native could walk on to campus and they were disciplined, but the incident tive American, and it welcomes
Nicholas Smith, a local histori- children in Maine were five times were not strangers, [that] they NATIVE EXPERIENCES remains an infamous example of new members.
an, says that Native Americans in more likely to be placed in the fos- were welcomed,” said John Cross, ON CAMPUS cultural appropriation in Bowdo- “I want to shine light onto
the area travelled all year long, fol- ter care system than non-Native Shaw’s husband and secretary of in’s recent history. Native history as a remembrance
lowing seasonal game and crops. children and that the removal of Development and College Rela- Students in NASA have differ- “If people don’t know that and as a tribute to those that still
Brunswick was a key fishing spot Native children was evidence of tions who serves as the unofficial ing opinions about how faculty we exist, then it allows people to live today as Indigenous people,”
in the spring. Though there are racism against the Wabanaki. The College historian. engage with Native perspectives mock us, to make fun of Native said Campos.
primary sources that record small Commission labeled the actions of After Shaw’s death in 2012, and sources. American culture, to appropri- Cassano, a Native student, also
numbers of Indians living in the the state “cultural genocide.” WBBC fell by the wayside and the Emma Simpson ’22, a NASA ate it,” Cassano said. “And those wants her voice to be heard, espe-
area, Smith says there are no indi- once annual programs ended. member, said that one of her pro- smaller issues, those little micro- cially at Bowdoin.
cations of a permanent settlement NATIVE CULTURE fessors once had students incor- aggressions, they can build up into “Existing as a Native person
in Brunswick. ON CAMPUS NASA’S REVIVAL rectly reenact an important Native larger issues. If people don’t know is often, whether we want it to
In 1628, Thomas Purchase be- tradition with which she was per- that we’re still here, they can take or not, a political existence,” she
came the first European to settle Despite the area’s history, Bow- Amanda Cassano ’22, one of sonally familiar. She said the pro- away our rights.” said. “We’ve endured. It makes
in Brunswick. He was granted the doin cannot boast a large Native NASA’s current leaders, helped fessor’s response to her complaints NASA hopes to heighten the me very proud to be here today
Arosagunticook land by Massa- student population. According recharter the group last year. was unclear and dismissive, which visibility of Native culture through as a Native person to know that I
chusetts governor John Winthrop to the Integrated Postsecondary “The leaders of the club were discouraged her from approach- its programming, but some mem- survived. I’m constantly fighting
in 1639. According to the colo- Education Data System demo- continuously burned out from ing issues of misrepresentation at bers worry the student body is not against that colonial legacy by still
nists’ reports, Purchase carried on graphic data from colleges, Amer- trying to educate the campus the academic level. ready to confront Native issues being here today.”
10 Friday, October 18, 2019

S SPORTS
HIGHLIGHT
REEL
Legislation targeting NCAA looms
BECAUSE OF WIND-
DIXIE:
The women’s sailing
team competed in two
over Division III, Bowdoin Athletics
separate regattas last Despite this fact, Division III ing these championships events guidelines. changes to education; maintain
weekend, posting strong by Dylan Sloan athletics receive an annual bud- currently comprise three-quarters Lisa Champagne, NESCAC the clear demarcation between
Orient Staff
performances in both get allocation from the NCAA of of the Division III operating bud- Assistant Director for Media Re- professional and college sports;
and qualifying for Match On Monday, September 30, $32.4 million, or only 3.18 percent get. lations, declined to comment at and further align student-athletes
Race Nationals in the California governor Gavin New- of its total operating budget, ac- “If we host an NCAA champi- this time on how the passage of SB with the general student body,”
process. At the Women’s som signed the Fair Pay to Play cording to the Division III 2019- onship event on campus, we’re re- 206 could have implications for reads a release on the NCAA
Showcase B Finals hosted Act, or Senate Bill 206 (SB 206), 20 Facts and Figures infographic imbursed for the expenses that we small athletic conferences such website entitled “NCAA working
by St. Mary’s College of which allows college athletes in published on the NCAA website. incur,” said Ryan. “There could be as the NESCAC and the individ- group to examine name, image
Maryland, the six Polar the state, beginning January 1, Because Division III schools re- a scenario down the road where, ual student athletes within them. and likeness.”
Bear sailors jumped to
2023, to profit off of their names, ceive such a slim portion of NCAA if difficult decisions need to be She suggested that with so many If the NCAA were to pro-
an early lead and cruised
to an easy victory. At the images and likenesses (NIL) funds, even a marginal cut to the made about budgets and things variables still at play, including pose any amendments to its
Match Race New England through sponsorships and en- NCAA’s total revenue due to the along those lines, the NCAA may other states potentially proposing existing regulations regarding
Championship in Newport, dorsement deals. This law directly loss of revenue from players’ NIL pull back some of those resources, similar legislation and the NCAA’s student-athlete compensation,
Bowdoin held on after a conflicts with existing NCAA could have significant implications and that would therefore end up potential response to the bill, it Bowdoin would be able to vote
tough first day to qualify policy which forbids athletes from when multiplied across the hun- having an impact on the individ- would be premature to comment on the new legislation both as an
for the finals, earning them profiting off NIL, sparking con- dreds of schools and thousands ual institutions.” on the matter before the NCAA individual member institution of
a berth to Match Race cerns over a legal showdown be- of student-athletes that comprise Ryan said that these budget convention in January, where the NCAA and as a member of
Nationals during the first tween the NCAA and California. Division III athletics. cuts would likely not dissuade representatives from all three di- the NESCAC, said Ryan.
weekend of November. While the bulk of the national “Each one of those dollars is re- Bowdoin from hosting champi- visions will gather and SB 206 will “The college is able to advo-
dialogue surrounding SB 206 has ally important for supporting the onship events, but he noted that likely be a major talking point. cate for our position through our
PERSONAL BEST & thus far revolved around the fate experience of students on the field schools with fewer financial re- Similarly, Adam Skaggs, the conference and then individually
JELLY: of million-dollar sponsorship and then also the other program- sources devoted to athletics might NCAA Assistant Director of as an institution as well, with the
At the Open New
deals and cash-cow Division I ming that the NCAA supports be less inclined to host champion- Division III Governance Com- network that we have within the
England Championship
last weekend, the programs, the effects of the law like the Careers in Sports Forum ship events if the NCAA lowers its munications, indicated that his leadership of Division III and the
Bowdoin cross-country and potential subsequent leg- or internship opportunities for reimbursement rate. department was prohibited from NCAA overall,” said Ryan.
team emerged from a islation across the nation could students,” said Tim Ryan, Ash- Beyond championship events, commenting on the situation un- Neither the NESCAC nor the
stacked field as one of the have significant consequences for mead White Director of Athletics. a significant portion of the Di- til further notice. College has come to a firm posi-
highest-placing Division III Division III sports—including for Although many Division III vision III budget is allotted to The extent of the NCAA’s com- tion on a potential rule change,
programs in New England. NESCAC and Bowdoin athletics. athletic programs, including programs and events designed mentary on the matter has been said Ryan.
Boosted by a personal-best Although the national im- Bowdoin’s, do not profit from for student athletes. A few of the limited to a series of press releas- Although it could still be years
18:21 5K from Caroline age of the NCAA is dominated their athletic programs and there- largest non-championship ex- es on the topic. The NCAA has before similar laws are adopted
Shipley ’20, the women’s by high-publicity Division I fore would not lose any revenue penditures, for example, include formed a working group that will in Maine or at a federal level, the
team finished ninth overall programs and nationally-visi- if athletes were allowed to profit the Woman and Minority Intern release a series of “overarching effects that SB 206 has had on
and second of the DIII ble events like March Madness, from NIL, the cuts would be par- Program (allotted $1.3 million) principles” to guide each division Division III athletics in California
schools at the meet. The
Division III sports comprise a ticularly felt in the NCAA fund- and Division III Diversity Initia- as it reacts to this legislation. serves as an instructive compari-
men’s team finished first
of all DIII schools. Notably, significant portion of the NCAA’s ing for Division III championship tives (allotted $250,000 annually.) “As part of its efforts, the son for the NESCAC.
all top-five men’s runners internal operations—nearly 40 tournaments. The funds that the These auxiliary projects could be working group will study modi- “The SCIAC and our members
finished with personal best percent of all collegiate varsity NCAA uses to reimburse Divi- some of the first to be hit with fications of current rules, policies have been closely monitoring SB
times in the 8K race. Both athletes competing in Division III sion III schools for the costs they budget cuts should the NCAA be and practices. In particular, it will
teams will have a week programs. incur when hosting and advertis- forced to restructure its funding focus on solutions that tie any Please see NCAA, page 12
to rest before returning
to competition next

Water polo eyes DIII club championship bid


weekend, when they will
host the second Bowdoin
Invitational.

TOO LITTLE, TOO “The thing I’m most proud of


LATE: by Itza Bonilla-Hernandez [is] just what a kind and accepting
The football team’s record Orient Staff
fell to 0-5 after a 36-14 group of people it is, especially in a
loss to Amherst (4-1) last Bowdoin water polo is lac- sport that people think is difficult
Saturday. A slow start cost ing up its caps in preparation [and] violent,” said Wecker. “[It’s
the Polar Bears, who were for the North Atlantic Division about] having a kind, caring, [and]
unable to claw their way championship tournament, accepting group of people … you
back from an early deficit. which will take place this week- can just come to [a meeting] and
The Mammoths put 14 end at Bowdoin’s Greason Pool. [realize] that anyone that wants to
points on the board in Bowdoin will compete against play can do it.”
the first quarter and held teams from Bates, Colby and “The nature of the sport ... is
Bowdoin scoreless until the the University of Vermont in a strenuous and hard to work. It
final quarter of the game. round-robin style tournament takes a certain level of guts to get
Individually, Nate Richam-
for a berth in the Division III in the pool and try to learn it,
Odoi ’20 recorded his third
straight game with more Collegiate Club Championship, which builds camaraderie almost
than 100 rushing yards, the slated for October 26-27 at Car- instantly,” said co-captain Holly
first Bowdoin player to do negie Mellon University in Pitts- Harris ’22.
so this century. Bowdoin burgh, Pennsylvania. Since the team is a club sport,
returns to action at Tufts on The team has competed it receives most of its funding for GRAHAM BENDICKSON , THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Saturday. in one tournament so far this tournament entry fees from the HOT POTATO: A Bowdoin player rises up out of the water to make a pass during a game earlier this season.
season, on October 5-6 at Col- Student Activities Funding Com-
THURSDAY NIGHT by. Bowdoin lost all four of its mittee (SAFC). Last year, the team quest funding for [the club].” For Harris, the varying skill field a complete lineup, so the
LIGHTS: matches to finish last out of the received roughly $3,500, accord- Ahead of the champion- level is part of what makes the two teams combined their num-
The field hockey team four teams. ing to the SAFC Digest from the ship tournament, the captains club experience special. bers to flesh out two full teams.
cruised to a 4-0 victory In the fall season, the team fall of 2018. see this season as a period of “[The beginners are] kind of “At that point you’re not re-
over visiting Husson competes as a co-ed club pro- The captains admit that it’s growth, since their roster is just thrown into it and treated ally there to win because you are
University (5-5) under the
gram against all-male teams. In hard to keep track of club funding made up of players from vary- like every other member on the playing people you know,” said
lights at Howard F. Ryan
Field last night. The Polar the spring, only all-female club deadlines while also being club ing skill levels—from high team,” said Harris. “Whether or Ryan Durkin ’22, a member of
Bears jumped out to a teams are eligible to compete. leaders and students. school state champions to peo- not you can score from one side the team.
quick lead, scoring all four The team, which has been “I know we’re not Student ple who have never touched a of the pool to the other, or you Wecker agreed that while
goals in the first half, and all active since the 1970s, currently Activities’ favorite team be- water polo ball before. have a hard time treading, we are the team hopes for victory,
three Bowdoin goalkeepers has 20 players on its roster, with cause we have a bit of a history “We have a majority of peo- all in the same scrimmage. We they’re mostly satisfied with
made an appearance in net a consistent 10 making up the of being not great about meet- ple [who have] played before, look out for each other.” having a good time.
to maintain the shutout. core of the team. Captain Ted- ing deadlines and that kind but we have a crazy range of Varying levels of partici- “Having an environment
This victory keeps the dy Wecker ’22, who joined the of thing,” said Wecker. “We’re skill levels [and] comfort in the pation among area teams also that can be competitive … in
Polar Bears’ eight-game team as a first-year after playing working on it. It’s definitely water, which we’re working on,” keep things interesting for team the fun way and not [always] in
win streak alive as they water polo in high school, be- challenging to be running said Harris. “There are people members. Last year, when Bow- the way where people are getting
head into their final three lieves that the size of the team practice and wanting to get to who don’t even really know how doin scrimmaged a team from upset when you lose is what we
conference games.
matters less than the sense of know everyone and wanting to to tread right, and then they’re St. Michael’s College in Colches- strive for,” said Wecker.
camaraderie between its mem- teach and play [but] also hav- playing in an actual game of wa- ter, Vermont, their opponent Holly Harris is a member of
COMPILED BY DYLAN SLOAN bers. ing to focus on having to re- ter polo a month later.” did not have enough people to the Orient Staff.
Friday, October 18, 2019 SPORTS 11

Crew team gears up for Head of the Charles Regatta

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT: the crew team locks in its form ahead of this weekend’s season-ending race.
COURTESY OF DOUGLAS WELLING

in this weekend’s regatta repre- 38 college programs down the the novice crews have shown for the obstacles the HOCR— ‘great eight’ row on the Charles,
by Ella Chaffin
sent a two-fold increase from three-mile course. The same early promise, with the top known for its winding and which is a composite boat of
Orient Staff
last year in the number of Bow- year, the Bowdoin men came in men’s and women’s novice crews crowded course—might throw many countries’ best rowers.
With packed trailers and full doin boats entered in the event, fifth out of 46 crews. placing first in their events at the at them, said Welling. While we will only compete in
hearts, the Bowdoin crew team said head coach Doug Welling. The team has raced in two Textile Regatta. “The Head of the Charles is races against other colleges, it is
departed Friday morning for Teams earn entries based on regattas this fall to prepare for “The team has been incred- impossible to predict due to the truly breathtaking to see rowing
the Head of the Charles Regatta their performance in the previ- the HOCR: the Cow Island ibly supportive of one another, extreme number of variables at such a high level,” said Scholes.
(HOCR) in Boston. The regat- ous year’s regatta and through Classic on the Androscoggin and each practice has been an that are beyond a crew’s con- Because the rowing team
ta, one of the largest and most a lottery system. In 2018, the River in Brunswick on Septem- opportunity to work against and trol,” said Welling. “We will have also competes in the spring,
prestigious in the world, marks women’s first varsity boat fin- ber 21 and the Textile River Re- with one another to help each to navigate the course better crews will not be finished when
the climax of the team’s fall rac- ished 19th out of 40 boats in the gatta in Lowell, Massachusetts boat race their fastest,” said Julie than other crews. We will have they return to Bowdoin after the
ing season, which has thus far Women’s Collegiate 4+ event, on October 6. Scholes ’20, the women’s team to row faster, and because it’s the HOCR. The team has one final
been defined by early-season and men’s first varsity boat fin- The men’s first varsity boat captain. Charles, you have to have a bit regatta during the fall season—a
success at both the novice and ished 14th out of 40 boats in the claimed gold at the Textile Re- All crews have been training of luck.” friendly scrimmage between
varsity levels. Men’s Collegiate 4+. gatta, while the women’s first since the first week of the se- As they head to Boston, the Bowdoin, Bates and Colby on
Eight varsity crews—four “We are very excited to have varsity boat came in second. mester, with boats getting out crews have two goals for this October 26—before they enter
men’s and four women’s—will a higher percentage of the team The learn-to-row program, on the water five times a week weekend, said Scholes: to finish winter training in preparation
compete alongside 2,254 oth- racing and gaining world-class which prepares rowers with no for early morning practices. strong among the incredibly for the spring season. As tem-
er crews in the regatta, which race experience,” said Welling. formal experience to compete Crews competing in the HOCR challenging competition, and peratures drop, the experiences
spans Saturday to Sunday. A Bowdoin crews have been in novice events during the stayed on campus over fall break to learn about the sport from that crews will gain at the HOCR
boat composed of recent Bow- competitive at HOCR in years team’s spring season, had a re- for two practices each day. Al- watching some of the best crews will buoy the team through the
doin alumni will also race on past. In 2012, the first women’s cord-high 30 participants this though they faced dicey weather in the world compete. long winter as it looks towards
Saturday. varsity boat won the Collegiate fall. Despite having only a few conditions on the water over fall “One of the highlights [of getting on the water once again
The eight crews competing Women’s 4+ category, beating weeks experience on the water, break, it will only prepare them the HOCR] is getting to see the in the spring.

Something’s got to give: the story of Matthew Branche


The Sideline silon chapter received backlash and tennis in order to complete with his team was equally as are expected to put in. How- tendency, if possible, to avoid
Story from the national organization pre-med labs. important in shaping him into ever, the number of hours in a courses that end at 4:15 PM,
for accepting a black man, Reading editions of the the professor and person that week has not. that begin at night or that have
by Julius Long prompting them to withdraw Orient that predate color tele- he is today. Something’s got to give. And lengthy labs.
Between 1946 and 1949, it affiliation with Delta Upsilon vision, you wouldn’t expect The question he now asks too often, that “something” But for Dr. Matthew D.
was hard to find an edition of and convert to Delta Sigma. to find a lot of similarities himself is how would he have manifests itself during course Branche, those pre-med labs
the Orient in which the name Even prior to his graduation, between student life then and managed without it. Professor registration. Both Sobak and were inescapable. The choice to
Matthew D. Branche ’49 did not a certain aura of mysticism sur- now. But this same issue came Sobak recognized the merits of the student-athletes in the sacrifice his athletic enrichment
appear. His athletic dominance rounded Branche’s name, al- up in last week’s Bowdoin Stu- the original question, though, room recognized that, despite was, and still is, the obvious
earned him a great deal of no- most in recognition of the fact dent-Athlete Advisory Com- particularly in the context of the fact that our coaches en- choice. But, to my surprise, So-
toriety throughout the state of that there might never again be mittee (BSAAC) meeting, the Bowdoin and the growing cul- courage us to take full advan- bak doesn’t believe it should be
Maine. He captained the tennis a Bowdoin student-athlete that first for Associate Professor of ture of hyper-specialization in tage of everything the college that way. The virtues of a liberal
and track teams, dominating could repeat his accomplish- Classics and Chair of the Clas- youth sports. Sobak addressed has to offer without consider- arts education include the ability
the podium at Maine’s state ments. An Orient column from sics Department Robert Sobak. an element of the Bowdoin ation for our athletic schedules, to experiment and learn through
track meet in 1948. And, as if 1948 titled McClelland’s Polar Sobak will serve as Bowdo- student-athlete experience there is a unconventional mediums, par-
being a dominant two-sport Bearings etched his legend in in’s faculty representative to that is often taken for granted ticularly those situated outside
captain wasn’t enough, he was ink. the NCAA, a fitting role for a by his colleagues and athletes of the classroom. Whether that
an invaluable member of the “Few athletes have done as former three-sport athlete at themselves: the number of medium is sport, theater, vol-
football team and was named much and probably none have Franklin & Marshall. In that in-class and out-of-class unteering or anything else, all
to the All-Maine team in bas- done more in Bowdoin athlet- meeting, Sobak fielded the academic hours have of us— including student-ath-
ketball. But his presence was ics than the husky track captain same question that popped increased across the letes— should be able to take
felt far beyond the four sports who will hang up his spikes into my head when reading board, along with the advantage of it all.
teams that he played on while for the last time this Saturday that column about Branche. amount of time that
at Bowdoin. … Soon he will be gone from “How [do you] manage being athletes
Branche, a native of Tus- Bowdoin. Those who have run a multi-sport student-athlete?”
kegee, Alabama and a WWII with him or against him will Sobak’s response left the
veteran, came to Bowdoin as never forget him, and neither room silent. For Sobak, it was
one of the College’s first Af- will the Bowdoin he never let never a question of manage-
rican-American students. In down.” ment. He couldn’t have done as
his first year, he became the The column includes a well as he did in the classroom
first African-American to be whole laundry list of his ath- without the focus and the out-
elected president of his class. letic accomplishments over let that playing soccer, squash
The next year, he became the the course of his three years at and tennis gave him. He recog-
first African-American to join Bowdoin. But it also mentions nized that the “student” in stu-
a national fraternity at Bowdo- the fact that, in his senior year, dent-athlete comes first for a
in—a critical juncture in the Branche was forced to quit the reason, but—even more so now
racial integration of Bowdoin’s football and basketball teams as a professor—realizes that the SHONA ORTIZ
social life. Bowdoin’s Delta Up- and dial back his hours in track learning done on the field and
12 SPORTS Friday, October 18, 2019

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


WAITING TO POUNCE: Charlie Ward ’22 waits for the moment to strike when sizing up a tackle against a Hamilton opponent. The men’s soccer team has been using a new suite of data and film analysis tools to target key areas of improvement.

Statistical analysis tools make impact for men’s soccer


competitive edge. responded, “it already has.” “I don’t actually know exactly be made. to look for this one instead,’”
by Sebastian de Lasa For the first time in program InStat has also been helpful how they do it,” said Wiercinski. “As a coach, you sort of rely Kelsey said. “In the moment
Orient Staff
history, footage from men’s soc- for individual players, allowing “I don’t know if it’s guys that on your eyes and your gut, and I just play, but it does help me
The technological era of cer games has been uploaded them to learn more about their watch the game and break it you say ‘this is what I think,’” he identify aspects of my game that
sports is fully upon us. For to the service InStat. Shortly habits and skills. Nate Kelsey down from a visual standpoint, said. “Having the specific statis- I want to improve upon.”
years, pro sports teams have thereafter, Head Coach Scott ’22, a fullback on the team, or whether there’s some sort of tics to back up your gut feelings Going forward, programs
had access to tools providing Wiercinski receives a statistical learned through InStat that his algorithm that converts all of of trends that continue to hap- like InStat will become more
them with advanced metrics breakdown of the entire game, percentage of completed passes the action into simple actions, pen helps confirm a lot of my and more common within the
and film breakdowns. How- from heat maps tracking play- was 80 percent with his right but it’s just a mountain of data own analysis of the game.” soccer community. Wiercinski
ever, these computational and ers’ locations across the field foot but 55 percent with his left, that allows us to look at the Kelsey agreed with his coach, knows that Bates and Colby also
quantitative tools are no longer to data showing how long any leading him to make left-footed game in a different way.” in the sense that, although now use InStat, and he believes
exclusively used by professional given player had the ball at their passing accuracy a focus during Although he praised how the InStat is a reliable resource, it it will only spread to more pro-
teams. Right here at Bowdoin, feet and a plethora of other sta- practice. data brought light to little issues doesn’t immediately affect his grams throughout the country.
the men’s soccer team (6-2-4, tistics. Although the team actively and highlighted the team’s in- in-game mentality. However, whether the program
NESCAC 1-2-4) has been ap- When asked whether statis- uses InStat, Wiercinski admit- game trends, Wiercinski doesn’t “I’m never in a game and can translate individual im-
plying these analytical tools to tical analysis could change the ted that the mechanics of the feel that InStat made him realize think, ‘oh, my InStat says I make provements into wins is still to
its own game footage to find a way soccer is played, Wiercinski program were a mystery to him. any vital changes that needed to this pass too much, so I’m going be seen.

NCAA
Men’s tennis serves up promising start
“That Working Group should
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 have a final report to the NCAA
Board of Governors at the end of
206 throughout the process,” said October. Each Division will then
ing players this fall. tional, held at Bates. Yang and the team, according to Patel. Jennifer Dubow, the Executive make decisions if there are any
by Thomas McEvoy “It’s always really hard to Tristan Bradley ’23 teamed up “From a result standpoint, Director of the Southern Califor- legislative changes that might
Staff Writer
come back from that when we to win the A doubles bracket [Bradley] has done well. But nia Intercollegiate Athletic Con- make sense in the area of name,
After an impressive 2018- lose four vital … people on and Justin Wang ’22 took the the other two freshmen have ference (SCIAC), in an email to image and likeness.”
2019 campaign, the men’s the team,” said captain Oscar B bracket singles title. also won big matches … We’re the Orient. The SCIAC is a small Bowdoin could be more di-
varsity tennis team entered Yang ’22. “It’s really exciting to see expecting a lot out of them,” Division III athletic conference rectly affected by the controversy
its fall season facing serious Despite the loss of last us doing well in the fall,” said said Patel. in Southern California that re- if additional states or the federal
personnel question marks year’s core players, the 2019- Yang. “We have one more The expectations for this sembles the NESCAC in terms of government adopt legislation
after graduating key seniors. 2020 squad has wasted no tournament, so I’m going to year’s crop of first years stem its organizational structure and allowing college athletes to profit
Even so, the team has record- time in getting back on track. make these two weeks count.” from the team’s emphasis member composition. from NIL. As of mid-October,
ed promising results in each In its fall season opener—the Dubow expressed concern 10 states including New York
of its first two fall tourna- Intercollegiate Tennis Associ- with the NCAA’s suggestion and Pennsylvania have proposed
ments. As the team travels to ation New England Regional “It’s always really hard to come that it would exclude Califor- similar legislation, and federal
the Wesleyan Invitational this hosted by Colby—the team back from that when we lose nia schools that allow athletes lawmakers have suggested that
weekend, the final contest
this fall, it will be looking to
quickly turned heads.
Yang mustered an espe-
four vital ... people on the team.” to profit from NIL from NCAA
championship competitions.
Congress could consider the is-
sue.
replicate that early success. cially impressive day, posting –Oscar Yang ’22, men’s tennis captain “We are concerned the bill As this law takes effect and
Last year’s captains Grant a 6-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over would allow California stu- the NCAA is forced to recon-
Urken ’19 and Jerry Jiang ’19 Wesleyan’s Princeton Carter dent-athletes unrestricted name, sider its role in college sports,
finished the season by defeat- before defeating Williams’ “The goal for that is really on improvement that comes image and likeness (NIL) oppor- Division III athletics—including
ing the University of Chicago Calvin Chung to earn a quar- just like work extremely hard from every level of the team. tunities which could render teams those at Bowdoin and the rest of
and NESCAC rival Wesleyan terfinal bid. [these] next two weeks and “Something we pride our- ineligible for NCAA competi- the NESCAC—could be faced
University in order to win the Fellow captain Justin Patel try to have as many people in selves on is we get bottom-up tions,” wrote Dubow. with significant budget cuts
NCAA doubles champion- ’20 was especially struck by on the final day as possible,” and top-down pressure,” said Like the NESCAC, the SCI- to both championship events
ship, offering invaluable con- the team’s performance in the Patel added. Patel. “You have the start- AC is holding off on adopting and auxiliary development and
tributions both on the court singles bracket. All five Polar Looking ahead to what ing guys always pushing the a formal position, according to student-athlete experience pro-
and off. Urken and Jiang leave Bears won their first singles promises to be a pivotal sea- guys who aren’t starting to Dubow. grams. It will most likely take
behind a legacy of leadership match, which Patel referred to son for men’s tennis, the de- get better, but then the guys “SB 206 has an effective date years for these possible changes
and success. as “huge” and something that velopment of first year con- who may not be starting [are] of January 1, 2023 and we are also to take effect, but we may be ap-
In addition to last year’s “we don’t really get … in my tributors will be particularly always pushing … the starters waiting for recommendations proaching a new age for college
captains, the team also saw four years here.” crucial in determining team to improve and get better.” from a working group the NCAA athletics, and Bowdoin will cer-
Luke Carstens ’19 and Aidan The team carried similar success. Michael Vergara ’23, The team will finish out formed this summer to examine tainly be a part of it.
McGrory ’19 graduate, leav- energy into the following Jack Carroll ’23 and Bradley its fall season at the Wesleyan possible modifications to current Ian Ward contributed to this
ing it with only seven return- weekend’s Wallach Invita- will all fill specialized roles on Invitational this weekend. NCAA NIL rules,” wrote Dubow. report.
Friday, October 18, 2019 13

O OPINION
‘All that is great about Bowdoin’
Yesterday, the College’s Board of Trustees commenced the first of its
Letter to the Editor: Bowdoin’s
treasurer, Matt Orlando,
three meetings that will take place this year. Among the Board’s 40 mem-
bers is James “Jes” Staley ’79 P ’11 whose ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey
Epstein have landed him in the pages of newspapers nationwide.
Staley has a visible and influential position at Bowdoin. He headed the
search committee in 2015 that ultimately appointed Clayton Rose to be the
College’s 15th president. Staley served in the upper echelons of J.P. Morgan
for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Executive of Barclays.
While at J.P. Morgan, Staley worked closely with Epstein, the Wall Street
tycoon who was convicted of soliciting a minor in 2008 and charged in
responds to housekeepers
2019 with sex trafficking. Though Epstein committed suicide before the To the editor: entation for new housekeepers, which have dedicated staff—all of
case could proceed, allegations that he raped underage girls have continued all housekeeping employees are our facilities are on or close to cam-
to surface. An opinion piece by 12 of Bow- trained annually—both online and pus. Some housekeepers choose to
The New York Times reported that Staley visited Epstein not only during doin’s 54 housekeepers and the lead in a classroom setting—to deal with drive rather than to walk to Stowe
his prison sentence after the 2008 conviction but also on the private island editorial in the October 4 edition blood-borne pathogens, and they Inn and to Mayflower and Pine
where Epstein is believed to have committed some of the disturbing acts of of The Bowdoin Orient remind us receive periodic training from ex- Street apartments, but everything
which he was accused. When an internal review concluded that Epstein was that housekeepers do critical and perts in workplace safety (one such needed for their jobs is stored at
a liability to J.P. Morgan, the Times report found that it was Staley’s succes- challenging work at the College. session took place on Wednesday, those sites. When heavy equipment
sor, Mary Callahan Erdoes, who pushed to retain him as a client, and that But much of what is asserted in the October 16). is required, it is transported using
executives were under the impression that she was acting in Staley’s inter- paper is inaccurate or drawn from We know that housekeeping a College van. During a ten-day
ests. The bank dropped Epstein as a client shortly after Staley left in 2013. experiences that occurred years ago. jobs are physically demanding and mandatory overtime period in late
In short, Staley profited off of Epstein and pushed J.P. Morgan to retain Additionally, both pieces ignore the that repetitive motion injuries are May when Commencement and
Epstein as a client so that he could continue to reap the financial benefits substantial work that has been done common in the industry. At Bow- other campus events require addi-
of their relationship. or that is currently underway to en- doin, our safety scores significantly tional staffing, supplies and minor
During Staley’s visit to campus this past summer, President Rose, who sure that Bowdoin housekeepers are outperform industry averages each equipment are often moved between
worked alongside Staley at J.P. Morgan, introduced him prior to a panel appreciated, properly compensated, year because of the attention paid to buildings as necessary to complete
titled “Banking, Business, and Brexit.” and provided with a work environ- proper cleaning techniques. Light- the work in a compressed time-
“There are none that are better at their job and none that are better as ment that is open, fair and safe. weight microfiber mops, electric frame. Each housekeeper has access
human beings and role models than Jes is,” said Rose. “He represents all It is important to acknowledge at shower scrubbers and other ergo- to a pull cart purchased over the last
that is great about Bowdoin and the culture and the values here.” the outset that cleaning our facil- nomic equipment were added to couple of years to transport the sup-
We disagree. ities, restoring spaces after events housekeeper toolkits, and we know plies, but some still choose to drive.
We’re concerned about the character of those chosen to lead the College. and picking up after other people is from many housekeepers the dif-
When the college president cites an individual—who indisputably profited often tough and unpleasant work— ference these changes have made in ENGAGEMENT WITH
off of a sex offender—as a prime example of virtue, this community must here or anywhere. Our colleagues their work. SUPERVISORS AND WITH THE
question those who represent it and have control over its governance. who do this work day in and day out If there is ever an issue with air COLLEGE
At last Monday’s faculty meeting, Rose staunchly defended the trustees, deserve our respect, and we all need quality, the College immediately
Staley included, against the editorial comments made by Visiting Assistant to do what we can to reduce their hires consultants to conduct tests There has been a great deal done
Professor of German Andrew Hamilton, reprimanding Hamilton for his burden and to demonstrate our ap- and to mitigate any problem. When in recent months to improve the
questioning of a donor who had done so much in service of the College. preciation for their amazing work. occasional reports of lice surface in lines of communication between
Staley’s position as a trustee is an unmistakable statement of the confi- Saying thank you is important, the Children’s Center (a common housekeepers, their supervisors
dence that the College places in him—a trust that was reinforced when he but we also encourage employees problem brought into schools and and others at the College. This past
was selected to head the presidential search committee. to come forward when there are daycare facilities), housekeepers summer, I asked Mary Lou Kenne-
Staley’s professional choices indicate that his personal moral compass problems on the job, and we provide are notified of the nature of the dy—who has led Bowdoin’s highly
is no longer aligned with that of the Bowdoin community. We feel that he a variety of mechanisms for doing work-order before entering the regarded dining service for over 30
should no longer represent the College publicly or make internal decisions so. We want to know when working facility and basic protocols are fol- years—to spend the next year as an
in accordance with the College’s mission. conditions need to be addressed, lowed to perform the cleanup. internal management consultant
As it stands, we feel ashamed to have him on our Board. and absolutely no one is disciplined for the housekeeping department,
for speaking up. During the past two WORKLOAD AND WORK reporting directly to me. Mary Lou
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, which years, we have been listening care- SCHEDULES just completed individual meet-
is composed of Emily Cohen, Brianna Cunliffe, Alyce McFadden, Nina McKay, Danielle fully to the concerns and sugges- ings with each of our housekeepers
Quezada and Reuben Schafir. tions of our housekeeping staff and No employee at the College is ex- to hear directly from them about
we continue to take concrete steps in pected or required to complete more work assignments and conditions,
response. work assignments than can typically their work relationships with other
We have replied previously to be conducted in a regular work day, housekeepers, and their successes
inaccurate, misleading and exagger- and overtime is infrequently request- and challenges. Mary Lou will use
ated information published in the ed and rarely mandatory. Protocols the information she has gathered
ESTABLISHED 1871 Orient and elsewhere about Bow- are in place to reduce building clean- to recommend additional improve-
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 doin’s housekeepers. The facts are ing services when staffing levels ments.
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information posted on the Bowdoin website. But are low. There were no vacancies in
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, some of the new claims published on housekeeping from November 2018 •
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in October 4—and the editorial by the to May 2019. Since May, there have
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse Orient staff—require an addition- been a total of three vacancies on the These are just some examples of
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. al response. These new claims deal housekeeping staff: one retirement, what we are doing at the College to
specifically with issues of safety, one promotion to another depart- continually improve the workplace.
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief
training, workload and work sched- ment in August and one resignation We’ve made a lot of progress, and we
Emily Cohen Alyce McFadden ules, distance to work sites and en- in May. In what is a very tight labor will continue to listen and move for-
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor gagement with supervisors and with market in Maine, two of these va- ward with the best interests of our
Steven Xu Maia Coleman the College. cancies have since been filled. With housekeepers and all employees in
Andrew Bastone
Anna Fauver Aura Carlson regard to the work schedule, many mind. It is also incumbent on each
Photo Editor Roither Gonzales SAFETY housekeepers have told us that they of us to pay attention to our own
Rohini Kurup Features Editor prefer an early morning start, and habits that add to the burdens of our
Ann Basu Emma Sorkin
Mindy Leder Nina McKay There is nothing more import- that changing to a later schedule housekeepers.
Ian Ward Sports Editor ant at Bowdoin than safety. The would not be welcome. We will continue to encourage
Layout Editor Dylan Sloan process for new housekeepers has Two years ago, the College’s all employees to speak up when
Executive Editor been restructured and requires ex- events and set-ups crew was re- there are problems, when they have
Emma Bezilla A&E Editor
Jaret Skonieczny Kate Lusignan tensive orientation within their first structured and supplemented with concerns, and when they have sug-
Eliana Miller Cole van Miltenburg two days of employment. Required additional staff. This crew—like our gestions for improving workplace
Ian Stewart
Opinion Editor training includes more than three housekeepers—does amazing work. conditions at the College.
Associate Editor Diego Lasarte
Data Desk Editor hours on dealing with blood-borne The result has been a dramatic re- Housekeeping can be challenging
Kathryn McGinnis pathogens and other hazardous ma- duction in requests for lightweight and unpleasant work and our col-
Gwen Davidson Lucie Nolden Page 2 Editor
Drew Macdonald Lily Randall terials and chemical safety, as well setup assistance from housekeepers leagues who do this work, like every
Lucy Ryan
George Grimbilas (asst.) Reuben Schafir as a full overview with a member of over the last two years. And house- employee at Bowdoin, deserve lead-
Nimra Siddiqui (asst.) Calendar Editor the Environmental Health and Safe- keepers are no longer called upon to ing wages and benefits, a safe and
Head Copy Editor Jane Godiner ty staff. The training also instructs move heavy furniture like they had respectful working environment
Head Illustrator Devin McKinney Senior News Reporter housekeepers on the protocol for been in the past. and our appreciation. Our commit-
Sara Caplan Nate DeMoranville reporting accidents and injuries. ment is to work every day to provide
Copy Editor Horace Wang Immediately following the two-day DISTANCE TO WORK SITES these things.
Social Media Manager Sebastian de Lasa orientation, new housekeepers per-
Ayub Tahlil Danielle Quezada Senior Sports Reporter form two weeks of job shadowing Those familiar with the Bowdoin Sincerely,
Sophie Friedman Emily Staten Ella Chaffin and receive on-the-job training in campus know that, with the excep-
The material contained herein is the property of The Bowdoin Orient and appears at the sole discretion of the the buildings where they are as- tion of the Schiller Coastal Studies Matt Orlando
editors. The editors reserve the right to edit all material. Other than in regard to the above editorial, the opinions signed. Center and the Bowdoin Scientific Senior Vice President for Finance
expressed in the Orient do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors. In addition to training and ori- Station on Kent Island—both of and Administration & Treasurer
14 OPINION Friday, October 18, 2019

Fighting for their right to clean up after you


behalf of cleanliness. I didn’t nag happens far too often to be ex- a substantial difference in our our control, and keeping it clean is ty they deserve, it only follows
by Nicole Feleo my roommates to clear out their cused on campus. Once is too of- housekeepers’ long days or nights. something everyone can do. that we should concurrently call
Op-Ed Contributor
trash at the end of the year when ten to be excused on our campus. What we can convince the College I respect the work current upon each other to do the same.
The people who work for Bow- moving out. Like many of us, I’ve Some of the behaviors we can they ought to do remains to be Bowdoin students have done to Students must be accountable for
doin housekeeping deserve more often wished to do more for our change are basic: think about how seen, but each of us today can do bring the issues of wages and Bow- the damage they inflict and the
from Bowdoin, full stop. This is housekeepers and other support you affect spaces on campus be- little things to reduce the extent doin human resources to light, but work they create, not just during
not, and frankly has never been, a staff but failed to do so. But this fore you leave. Students create the of their work, especially the most I do not believe this should be left Ivies or on weekends, but any day
controversial statement. It is not a isn’t a question of moral purity, majority of work for housekeep- unpleasant tasks. Greeting Connie out of the conversation. Nor do throughout the year. And we do
premise around which the terms and we shouldn’t judge the value ers, sometimes out of necessity, in Thorne or chatting with Bow- I think that questioning our be- that by policing ourselves.
of discussion should be centered. of a message based on the behav- but often through negligence and doin Security while drunk isn’t the havior and norms is incompatible Otherwise, we’re merely fight-
They deserve the right training, ior of the messenger. Still, I have laziness. Take a few minutes to same thing as treating Bowdoin with or detrimental to the cause of ing for the right of housekeeping
equipment and certifications to never defecated in a hallway nor clean up before leaving a room. staff well. Taking care of the spaces justice for housekeepers. Indeed, if to clean up after us.
handle human blood and other broken glass and dangerously left Properly dispose of trash, food on campus that the housekeepers we demand that Bowdoin College Nicole Feleo is a member of the
waste and infestations. They de- it for someone else to step on. This waste or bodily fluids. It can make are in charge of cleaning is within treat its workers with the digni- Class of 2018.
serve to be compensated for using
personal vehicles to bring their
equipment around campus. They
deserve better wage increases if
they take on more responsibilities
and work for Bowdoin for a long
period of time.
But they also deserve more
from us, the students. Housekeep-
ers deserve better than to have
to clean up after students who
vomit in elevators, hallways and
public showers, leave mugs from
the dining hall in random corners
of buildings, pee where they are
not supposed to or move out of
dorm rooms buried in trash and
food waste. Whether we believe
such responsibilities are a part of
their written or implied duties, we
should nevertheless agree they are
an affront to human dignity. Such
behaviors are glaringly contrary to
how we think of ourselves in the
daytime, in our classrooms and on
our resumes.
I will, of course, admit to leav-
ing rooms imperfect and that I
didn’t exactly spend my time at
Bowdoin policing the campus on
SARA CAPLAN

Taking classes Credit/D/Fail is not academic cowardice


that point that if I didn’t change engagement. I didn’t see any data and serious studying they would hours, making separate appoint- academic cowards).
by Benjamin Bousquet something, my semester would supporting her points, and while otherwise engage with.” From ments after class and going to the And let me be clear, this isn’t
Op-Ed Contributor
be miserable. I don’t just mean in I also don’t personally know the my personal experience I can tell class’s drop-in hours even after I just my problem. Just the oth-
Reading the October 4 opin- terms of my grade in that class— statistics, I have gone through you that sometimes, no matter chose to take the class Credit/D/ er day, I was talking to a friend
ion article “Pass/failing is an act while it would have sucked to the Credit/D/Fail process and how much work you put into Fail. Even if more work would who was thinking of taking a
of academic cowardice” brought do badly it wouldn’t have been know it was not an easy decision. a class, it doesn’t always equal have gifted me an A what was I class Credit/D/Fail for the same
me back to what was defini- the end of the world—but in She argues that “rather than put- an A. I was meeting with my supposed to do to find the time? reasons I did. She was interested
tively my hardest semester here regards to everything else I was ting in the serious work required peers multiple times every week, Quit one of the jobs I needed in the subject but found some of
at Bowdoin, sophomore fall. I doing. So many people I know to get A’s in demanding courses, working with to make sure I could support the units difficult, no matter the
was balancing a ton of different emphasize how Bowdoin can students evade much of the re- my profes- myself and buy books and oth- work she put into the class.
things that semester, just like so be a juggling act. Sports, class, vising, rewriting, quizzing sor in er essentials in college? Drop To challenge herself to learn
many other Bowdoin students. music, clubs, social life, sleep— office concert band, which has always new things but to do it without
I was working three jobs on there’s a give and take that been such an important the stress of a grade, I recom-
campus, acting as programming everyone has to learn to break for me? Shirk the mended that she take the class
chair in my college house, per- deal with. For me, responsibilities of be- Credit/D/Fail. Ella, before you
forming in a musical ensemble, I might have been ing a programming try and tell me that this is a cop
trying to enjoy my sophomore able to do alright chair? On top of -out and a way to preserve my
year and figuring out what ex- in the class if I this, her comments ego, please walk a mile in my
actly I wanted to do with the rest dropped every- about taking “easy shoes. Please understand your
of my life. I also decided to take thing else I was A” classes Cred- privilege and know that taking
Multivariate Calculus. While I doing that se- it/D/Fail makes no a class Credit/D/Fail out of la-
was pretty sure I didn’t want to mester, but the sense. People take ziness is the exception, not the
major or minor in math, I was liberal arts ex- these classes be- rule, and that it is necessary for
still interested in it. The class perience is about cause, as Crab- those who can’t afford—in some
proved to be really challenging so much more tree asserts, cases literally—to devote their
for me, so after I was unsure how than Multivari- they are an lives to a class that they’re sim-
the first quiz went, I told myself ate Calculus. “easy A.” ply curious about. Know that
that if I got an 80 or higher, I So in the end, People tak- your peers are as academically
understood the material well I took the class ing classes engaged as I’m sure you are, and
enough and would be fine. Credit/D/Fail. they view as a rule, they do not try and take
I got a 52. The Op-Ed’s as easy A’s, as the “easy” way out.
From this, it was clear to me author, Ella right or wrong All I ask in the end is that
that no matter how much work Crabtree ’22, as they might be you show a little bit of respect
I put into this class—and as my seems to assert about the class in to the academic community,
friends, my peers in the class and that this is an the first place, take and before you decide to de-
my professor can all attest I was act of “academic it for the GPA boost. mean the entire student body
putting in a ton of work—there cowardice,” that in This seems to be and demand that “out of respect
was a chance that I would totally doing this I would be much more in line with for themselves” they don’t take
bomb out. For me, this was the slacking off and not putting the problem of “academic classes Credit/D/Fail, I hope that
first class I had encountered like in the work I need to get an A. cowardice” that she talks about, you can come to understand the
this. It was a great experience I agree with her that academic even though she does not men- complex reasons people choose
in life, but did not solve my re- engagement is vital, but I have tion having any problems with this option.
al-world problem: that I wanted a drastically different opinion LILY FULLAM this (and even then, I wouldn’t Benjamin Bosquet is a mem-
to take the class, but knew at on how Credit/D/Fail affects ever want to call any of my peers ber of the Class of 2020.
Friday, October 18, 2019 OPINION 15

The hard truth behind equal pay and women’s soccer


team in regards to equal pay pulling in 14.3 million views, In regards to the 2019 when you think about the faster and stronger, because
by Jared Cole from USSF. In terms of U.S. so for that reason alone, they Women’s World Cup, the prize global viewership of each as that’s simply the way humans
Op-Ed Contributor
viewership for the 2018 Men’s should be earning just as money the women’s team well as the level of play. were built. And in regards to
This past summer, the World Cup final and the 2019 much—if not more—than the pocketed for winning the final Looking back at the 2015 the World Cup itself, there are
U.S. women’s national soccer Women’s World Cup final, the men’s team from USSF. Yet was $4 million, which is quite Women’s World Cup, the tour- really only a few teams that
team (USWNT) won the 2019 former drew in 11.4 million when it comes to pay from meager compared to the $38 nament brought in a total of match the skill and physical
Women’s World Cup, its sec- viewers compared to the lat- FIFA, that is a much murki- million awarded to the French 764 million viewers, whereas prowess of the women’s team,
ond consecutive World Cup ti- ter’s 14.3 million. However, er argument that ultimately men’s team for winning the the 2018 Men’s World Cup whereas the men’s World
tle. After shredding Japan 5-2 these numbers are a bit de- reveals the underlying truths 2018 Men’s World Cup final. garnered 3.6 billion viewers. Cup has eight or nine teams
in the 2015 Women’s World ceptive. As I stated before, the behind the pay gap between Yet, this disparity in prize Again, this is hardly surpris- that are equal in skill, all of
Cup final, USWNT comfort- men’s team did not qualify for men’s and women’s soccer. money is hardly surprising ing given that men’s soccer is which are European or South
ably defeated the Netherlands the tournament, nevermind the most popular sport in the American. This is a big part
2-0 in 2019. In comparison, reach the final. While soccer is world and women’s soccer is of why the men’s World Cup
the U.S. men’s national team certainly not unpopular in the still growing and developing is much more popular. It is
has had nowhere near as much U.S., it still falls behind foot- globally. Nevertheless, viewer- simply much more competi-
success. In recent years, its ball, baseball, basketball and ship for the 2018 Men’s World tive. There were a handful of
greatest achievements were a hockey. Considering the men’s Cup netted FIFA over $6 bil- women’s World Cup games
Gold Cup victory back in 2017 team did not even participate lion in profit, so for that rea- that I watched that did not
and a fourth-place finish in in the 2018 World Cup, it is son alone, I think the disparity include the U.S., and most of
Copa America the previous tough to imagine that many in prize money is understand- them were tough to watch for
year. And in regards to the U.S. viewers would have tuned able. someone who is accustomed
2018 Men’s World Cup, the in to watch unless they were In terms of the level of play to watching European soc-
men’s team didn’t even quali- true fans of the sport. Con- itself, as someone who grew up cer. Not only were the games
fy. The glaring success of the versely, U.S. viewers who were watching and playing soccer, less entertaining because the
women’s team over the men’s hardly soccer fans likely still the differences between men’s play was much slower, but
has had many progressives, in- watched the 2019 Women’s and women’s soccer are quite the players themselves simply
cluding USWNT stars Megan World Cup final just to be “pa- glaring. And if you watched lacked the skill and flair that
Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, de- triotic.” To push a little further, both the 2018 World Cup and make the sport so exciting to
manding that the United States what if the women’s team did the 2019 Women’s World Cup, watch. The harsh reality is that
Soccer Federation (USSF) and not advance to the final? How then it is likely that you also until women’s soccer is more
the Fédération Internatio- many U.S. viewers still would saw those differences. From a developed across the world,
nale de Football Association have tuned into the Women’s skills standpoint, I would ar- male players are going to be
(FIFA) pay them as much, if World Cup final? gue that the women’s team is paid much more. Viewership
not more than, the players on Granted, the women’s team just as skilled as a top Major is everything, and until the
the men’s team. still did demonstrate just how League Soccer MLS team. Yet women’s World Cup is as pop-
I can definitely understand significant they are to Ameri- from a physicality standpoint, ular as the men’s, the pay will
the argument of the women’s can culture commercially by KYRA TAN a top MLS team is bigger, reflect that.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Defenders of Wildlife DO YOU ENDORSE THE BSG MOTION IN


SUPPORT OF HOUSEKEEPERS?
speak out on HR1146 Answer at bowdoinorient.com/poll.
To the Editor, under our current administration and there are
serious biological, cultural and climate-related
I’m a Bowdoin junior and member of the consequences to proceeding with drilling in
new campus chapter of Defenders of Wildlife.
Our current focus is on preventing the exploita-
the Refuge. I’m encouraged by the leadership of
Maine representatives Jared Golden and Chellie
Last issue’s response:
ARE YOU PROUD TO BE A BOWDOIN
tion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Pingree in voting to pass HR1146 in the House
drilling by oil and gas companies. Not only is of Representatives. I hope you will join us in pri-
the Refuge home to incredible biodiversity— oritizing the interests of people and ecosystems
scientists call it the “Serengeti of the Arctic”—
it’s the homeland of Indigenous peoples, such
over those of corporations by joining Defenders
and putting pressure on companies like Exxon,
STUDENT?
as the Gwich’in Nation, who have spoken out
in clear opposition of drilling initiatives. I’ve
Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Hilcorps not to
bid on oil and gas leases in the Refuge. 81% YES
been extremely disappointed by the extensive
rollbacks of environmental protection policies Audrey Reuman ’21 19% NO Based on answers from 304 responses.

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OCTOBER
FRIDAY 18
EVENT
An Evening of Comedy with Patti Vasquez
Comedian Patti Vasquez, who has collaborated with
personalities such as Sarah Silverman, John Mulaney and
Kevin Hart, will put on an evening standup show.
Kresge Auditorium. 7 p.m.

LECTURE
“The Problem of Desire: Self-
Consciousness and Self-Narration in
Late Tolstoy”
Victoria Juharyan, assistant professor of Russian at
Middlebury, will give a lecture on Tolstoy’s portrayal of love,
sex and desire in a cognitive and philosophical context.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 1:30 p.m.
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
PERFORMANCE UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Bowdoin Hillel builds a sukkah to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The final structure will be topped with
Ear Bus with Tracy McMullen branches and decorated for the Jewish autumnal festival.
Tracy McMullen, chair of the music department, along with
fellow ensemble members Tony Gaboury, Mike Effenberger,
Tyler Heydolph and Andrew Roseman will play improvised

MONDAY 21 WEDNESDAY 23
and composed music spanning a large variety of genres,
including jazz, funk and experimental.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
LECTURE EVENT
“Disability Everywhere: Writing the 2019 Summer Art Grant Exhibition and
Body Different at Home and Abroad” Pecha Kucha
Writer Kenny Fries will discuss how he integrates his Student recipients of the 2019 McKee Photography Grant

SATURDAY 19 personal experiences into larger historical, social and cultural


narratives of disability. His forthcoming book, “Stumbling
Over History: Disability and the Holocaust,” is the first
and Kaempfer Summer Art Grant will display their work.
Each artist will give a Pecha Kucha-style presentation—20
slides, displayed for 20 seconds each. Refreshments will be
EVENT full-length book in English about Aktion T4, the Nazi regime served after the presentations.
“Come Inside” Sukkot Celebration that killed disabled people, and its significance today. Peter and Rosanne Aresty Digital Media Lab, Edwards
Hillel will hold a Jewish harvest festival open to all Kresge Auditorium. 7 p.m. Center for Art and Dance. 7 p.m.
members of the Bowdoin community. There will be food
and music, as well as the opportunity to learn about LECTURE
housing and homelessness in Brunswick from Tedford Bowdoin Book Lecture: “A Mercy”
Housing, The Gathering Place and Homeless Resources Morten Hansen, assistant professor of English, will examine the
for Youth. Toni Morrison novel “A Mercy,” which tells the story of formerly
Dudley Coe Quad. 4 p.m. enslaved Florens and her experience in the 17th century
colonies that would become the United States.
Nixon Lounge, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 4 p.m.
THURSDAY 24
EVENT
Biology Seminar: Thomas Wessels

SUNDAY 20
Thomas Wessels, terrestrial ecologist, author and professor
emeritus at Antioch University New England, will discuss
how self-organization, co-evolution and the specialization
EVENT
Betsy Sweet Town Hall
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Betsy Sweet will hold a
TUESDAY 22 of species over time has contributed to the biodiversity in
today’s ecosystems. There will be a short reception before
the seminar.
GALLERY TALK Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment. 4 p.m.
question and answer session for Bowdoin students.
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 1 p.m. Contemporary Art and the Reframing
of History EVENT
EVENT Museum Co-Director Anne Goodyear will discuss the Pub Trivia
Vinyasa Yoga complex and painful history of enslavement, migration and Student Activities will hold a trivia night and award prizes to
Marie Caspard ’20 will lead a Vinyasa yoga session. political revolution through the lens of art. the top three teams.
Room 301, Peter Buck Fitness Center. 3 p.m. Museum of Art. 12 p.m. Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill. 8:30 p.m.

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