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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, October 25, 2019 Volume 149, Number 7 bowdoinorient.com

A win for Bowdoin’s workers? Campus reacts to wage hike


campus community on Monday, increased proportionally. ical step for the College and was regarding the wage increase. Sher- was worried about what it meant
by Diego Lasarte this will cover both an increase In an interview with the Ori- the product of a regular review of ry Cousins, a long-time Bowdoin for her, a veteran of the house-
and Nina McKay in wages for workers who cur- ent, Rose explained the rationale compensation and benefits com- housekeeper, said she was satisfied keeping department who already
Orient Staff
rently make less than $17 an behind the decision. pleted by Senior Vice President with what the raise represented. makes more than the entry wage
The College will spend an ad- hour, which will be the College’s “We did this because it’s the for Finance and Administration “I think we are headed in the for Bowdoin housekeepers.
ditional $1.6 million annually to new minimum starting wage for right thing to do for our employ- and Treasurer Matt Orlando. right direction of fixing what is Sandy Green, a housekeeper
increase wages for benefits-eligi- hourly benefits-eligible employ- ees in the context of the realities Housekeepers, a subset of the broken and making a better future at Bowdoin for 11 years, told the
ble hourly employees beginning ees, up from the current starting of the labor market, and [out of] College’s hourly workers whose for the newcomers,” she said in a Orient in a phone interview that
July 2022. wage of $12.65. For employees a desire to remain a leader in the wages have been the subject of meeting with members of Bowdo- she was disappointed with the
As President Clayton Rose who currently make more than state and in the region,” he said. scrutiny and contention by stu- in Student Government (BSG).
announced in an email to the $17 an hour, their wages will be He added that this was a log- dent activists, had much to say However, she added that she Please see WAGES, page 5

Faculty to consider
motion calling for
Rose’s account of
Brooks’s fellowship
the production or release of the
by Ian Ward report.
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Associate Professor of Clas-
The faculty will consider a sics and Chair of the Classics
motion at next Monday’s facul- Department Robert Sobak in-
ty meeting that would require troduced the motion.
President Clayton Rose to “I’m trying to better under-
produce a written account of stand why faculty were neither
the process that led to Arthur consulted on the decision to
Brooks’ appointment as the in- create the fellowship nor on the
augural Joseph McKeen Visiting naming of Arthur Brooks as
Fellow. the inaugural fellow,” said So-
Brooks was the president of bak in an email to the Orient.
the American Enterprise Insti- “Hopefully my motion not only
tute, a right-leaning think tank results in more transparency on
based in Washington, D.C., this particular issue, but also
from 2009 until July 2019. prompts genuine collaboration
If passed, the motion would going forward.”
require Rose to present the fac- Several students and some
ulty with a report detailing how alumni also reacted with confu-
the College is financing Brooks’s sion and even anger at Brooks’s
visit, how and why he was se- appointment in April of this
lected as a visiting fellow and year.
whether any members of faculty Scott Hood, senior vice pres-
were involved in the decision ident for communications and
to appoint him to that position. public affairs, declined to com-
The motion also requires Rose ment on the motion.
to “provide any and all details Brooks will visit campus
relating to the involvement, from November 7-9 to partic-
financial or otherwise, of any ipate in a series of moderated
organizations or interests other discussions and workshops
than Bowdoin College, at any with students and faculty. He
stage or part of these processes.” will return for a similar two-
The motion, introduced at the day event sometime during the ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
last faculty meeting on October
7, did not specify a timeline for Please see BROOKS, page 3 Putting on a musi-COLE this weekend. See PAGE 9.

BSG passes statement in support Got milk?


of college’s hourly workers
by Andrew Bastone
removing language about specific
wages.
we’ve had, and to see if there was
any additional information that
We do.
and Seamus Frey The resolution was passed after we have not yet attained,” Mishra
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a vote on a previous draft was de- explained.
Bowdoin Student Government layed at last week’s session. Director of Student Affairs Nate
(BSG) passed a resolution Wednes- BSG hosted two unofficial con- Hintze and reporters from the
day supporting the College’s versation sessions with housekeep- Orient were also present at both
wage increase for housekeepers. ers on Monday and Tuesday. BSG meetings.
The resolution was unanimously President Ural Mishra said the Caroline Poole ’22, who coor-
approved after BSG debated the sessions were intended to inform dinated the meeting, expressed
terms of the resolution, adding an
amendment supporting continu-
members’ vote on the resolution.
“[They were held] to gain new
mixed feelings about the realiza- See PAGE 8.
ing engagement with this issue and perspectives on a conversation that Please see BSG, page 5

N JUST DANCE F IT TAKES THREE A SUMMER LOVIN’ S END OF AN ERA O CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL
Bowdoin’s Dance Marathon chapter hopes CXD expands accessibility with its new Recipients of summer visual arts grants Nate Richam-Odoi ’20 looks back on a How Arthur Brooks’s think tank helped
to raise $40,000 this year. Page 3. peer advisor program. Page 6. display their work. Page 10. historic Bowdoin football career. Page 11. disseminate climate change fallacies. Page 15.
2 Friday, October 25, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT
10/17 to 10/24 STUDENT SPEAK:
What college memory would you not want to tell
Thursday, October 17
• A student reported a suspicious person at
alarm. A bong, grinder and a small amount
of marijuana were seized. your parents?
Brunswick Apartments. The person was • A student was cited for possession of
determined to be an I.T. technician following alcohol by a minor on Park Row. Tia Hannah ’21
up on a work order. • Two students at Mayflower Apartments
• A student reported a strange encounter with
a man on Park Row near South Street.
were asked to reduce noise levels after a
complaint was received.
"My eating habits. I might get scurvy,
• A student was cited for vaping in Coleman
Hall after the vapor activated a smoke alarm. Sunday, October 20
Mom."
• A student and a guest entered Super
Friday, October 18 Snacks and obtained food without paying.
• An officer checked on the well-being of an
intoxicated student who was sick in a Cole- Monday, October 21
man Hall restroom. • A student riding a bike on Park Row
• A parent requested a well-being check for a flipped over the handlebars and fell hard Alexandra Niles ’22
first-year student. All was well. onto the pavement, receiving abrasions

Saturday, October 19
and bruises. An officer escorted the stu-
dent to the health center for treatment.
"Skipping class to watch Netflix."
• An intoxicated student at Coleman Hall was • A staff member reported sexually explicit
transported to Mid Coast Hospital. graffiti on a wall in the Craft Center.
• Officers checked on the well-being of an • Brunswick police are charging three local
intoxicated guest who was visiting from juveniles in connection with two arson
another college. fires that occurred on September 29 inside
• An officer removed a sliver from a student’s Sargent Gymnasium and in the Sargent
finger at Winthrop Hall. restroom, that resulted in fire damage
• An intoxicated student was transported from at both locations. The same juveniles Emily Coffin ’22
MacMillan House to Mid Coast Hospital. were also involved in the vandalism of a
• A student driving a College van was involved
in a minor collision in Massachusetts.
Smith Union restroom on September 29
and a Sargent Gym restroom on Octo-
"Everything I did at Ivies."
• A student reported the theft of a black and ber 14. In both cases, feminine hygiene
red road bike (unknown make) that was products available in those facilities were
locked to a street sign at the corner of Park destroyed. The three juvenile suspects
Row and Longfellow Avenue. and two other juveniles were served with
• In response to a noise complaint, three small criminal trespass warnings barring them
gatherings were dispersed on the Brunswick from all College properties. In addition to
Apartments quad. the Brunswick police, the Brunswick Fire
• A student was cited in Chamberlain Hall Department and the state fire marshal’s Marina Henke ’19
after marijuana smoke activated a smoke office assisted Bowdoin security with these
KYRA TAN
investigations. "Having my significantly out-of-college
Tuesday, October 22
• A visiting faculty member was transported
girlfriend stay in my freshman brick."
to the hospital for treatment of an injury
sustained on a treadmill at the Peter Buck
Center for Health and Fitness.

Thursday, October 24 Lizzy Kaplan ’23


• An officer escorted a student to Mid Coast
Hospital for possible strep throat.
• The Office of Safety and Security issued a "I fell backwards off a ledge and broke
timely warning informing the community
of a criminal suspect who has been re- my wrist. "
leased from prison after serving a sentence
for violation of privacy involving Bowdoin
students in 2015.
COMPILED BY DIEGO LASARTE AND MAIA COLEMAN

Eight places to hide from your parents this weekend


by Lily Randall
2. Moore Hall. Does this place even exist? Unless you’re one of 6. The Shannon Room in Hubbard Hall. If you’re looking to hide out in
Orient Staff
the unfortunate first-years who call Moore Hall home, this is a style, this is for you. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time to
pretty safe bet, if you can find it. the 1920s, and should any trouble arise, the ghost will protect you. If your
Let’s not beat around the bush. It’s been a good parents come looking for you, they will get too distracted by the Arctic
eight weeks since the majority of us saw our Museum a floor below you. Gets em every time.
parents, and backsliding into our high school 3. Bowdoin Organic Garden. This one is for those looking for
personas does not exactly sound like the best a change of pace. Tired of your parents’ conservative bullshit?
Wander through the garden to clear your mind. Maybe you’ll 7. Make a cave under your lofted bed. Throw it back to the early 2000s
time. Sure, actually getting a hug from your mom by making a “No Parents Allowed” sign to post outside your bunk. If it
is great and all but explaining the empty Natty find a yoga mom if you’re lucky.
worked in second grade, why shouldn’t it work now? Regression is back,
Light cans littering your dorm? Less so. If you’re bitches.
looking for a way out this weekend, we’ve got you 4. Russian VHS closet in Sills. Most of our parents were raised
covered. Here are the best places on campus to during the Cold War, and they might disown you if you’re found
intermingling with the commie tapes. Despite the fact this is 8. Gender Neutral Bathrooms. No one over the age of 40 understands
hide from your parents. this. If you’re really desperate, this is the holy grail. You’re guaranteed safe
quite possibly the most obscure location on campus, the fact
that we have a Russian department with a vast VHS collection here. Good luck, soldier.
1. The vault in Massachusetts Hall. Known by
few, hidden by those who do, the vault is perhaps seems fitting; both are pretty irrelevant. While you decompress,
the most cryptic aspect of the College’s campus. you can watch Putin’s sex tape and pretend it’s still 1990.
It’s rumored that the vault is home to a cryogenic
chamber holding Nathaniel Hawthorne himself, 5. The Roux Center. Not only is the Roux Center a great place
as well as a nuclear fallout shelter and a portal to to get some natural light and recover from the weekend’s
the fourth dimension. Whether or not any of this emotional trauma, but the horde of rich boomers descending
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is true, the vault is the perfect place to hang low on campus would never set foot in a building dedicated to YR
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protecting the environment. If anything good is to come of SYD
for an afternoon. Bonus points if you can make it
down the Mass Hall stairs without bashing your climate change, exploit your parents’ denial of it, and bathe in
head into the rafters. the vitamin D-saturated light of the Roux.
Friday, October 25, 2019 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF COMPILED BY AURA CARLSON, ROBERT SHEPHERD,


AND HORACE WANG

STUDENT ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTS


NEW ANONYMOUS HAZING FORM
In an email sent to the student body earlier this month, Student
Activities introduced a new online form for students to report haz-
ing incidents.
No hazing forms have been submitted yet. The Office of Safety
and Security will investigate all reported incidents, whether or not
they were submitted anonymously.
The survey encourages students to enter their contact informa-
tion, but students also have the option to submit the form anon-
ymously. In the past, the only way students could anonymously
report hazing was in a sexual misconduct or bias incident form.
Last spring, Director of Student Activities Nate Hintze attended
the American College Personnel Association’s conference, where
he attended a session led by Elizabeth Allen, a professor at the Uni-
versity of Maine, about the best practices for handling hazing.
“She mentioned one of the best practices was having an anon-
ymous form for people to be able to indicate if they have been a
witness to or heard about hazing,” Hintze said. “I hope that stu-
dents take it seriously. Hazing is not something that I tolerate at
all. I want to make sure that we can investigate it and get it to stop.”
Hintze also noted the importance of educating all club leaders
about hazing.
“We do a full hazing introduction to what Bowdoin classifies
as hazing which goes along with [raising awareness about] Maine
state law,” Hintze said. “Bowdoin takes this really seriously because COURTESY OF BOWDOIN DANCE MARATHON
not only is hazing against college policy—it’s against the law. And FOR THE KIDS: At last fall’s dance marathon, members pose for a picture with children from the Barabara Bush Children’s Hospital.
so [we are] making sure that students are well aware that not only
could you get in trouble with the College, you could be arrested.”
If teams, clubs or any other groups want to host initiation
events, Hintze urged leaders to meet with him beforehand to hear
their plans and ensure that there will be no intentional or uninten-
tional hazing.
Dance Marathon chapter expands
FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR
outreach to attain $40,000 goal
GINA MCCARTHY TO GIVE The club hopes to raise forts of] 13 people, I don’t take how to fundraise and pushing
by Keyna Mecias Quiñonez
LECTURE ON CLIMATE CHANGE Staff Writer
$40,000 this year, a sum which that as a bad thing,” said Heidg- people to fundraise, we had
will go to the hospital to pro- erken. “It means that we have significantly more people fund-
Last year, Bowdoin’s Dance vide toys and activities to keep 13 people who are incredibly raise something.”
A former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admin- Marathon chapter raised the children’s spirits high. The involved with the cause itself.” At the end of November,
istrator Gina McCarthy is coming to campus today to lecture $30,000 for the Barbara Bush funds will also be used to help Still, Dance Marathon sees Dance Marathon will collabo-
on climate change and environmental protection. The lecture Children’s Hospital. However, the hospital pay their full- the importance in growing rate with Bowdoin’s men’s and
will take place in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center two-thirds of the money was time teacher so that students the chapter. Aitelli and Heidg- women’s basketball teams by
at 12:30 p.m.. raised by just 13 individuals, can continue curricula during erken emphasize that getting tabling at their games against
In addition to her lecture, McCarthy will visit an Environ- so this year the group is testing treatment. involved is easy and does not the University of New England
mental Studies class, have lunch with faculty and visit the Pres- out new methods to increase “Getting to help these kids have to be a stressful time com- to rally more participants.
ident’s Summer Research Symposium. donations and club member enjoy their childhood the best mitment. “This is the first time we’re
McCarthy’s lecture is sponsored by the College’s Arnold D. participation. they can is really special,” said “You don’t have to do some- doing a partnership with a
Kates Lecture Fund, which supports regular lectures, seminars Dance Marathon is incen- co-leader Audrey Aitelli ’20. thing every single week. Really, sports team like this,” said
and colloquia on scientific topics, especially from guests who tivizing participation through “The money that we fundraised you can register for the event, Heidgerken. “It’s not just Dance
specialize in biological or health sciences. a series of smaller events held in the past years has gone to forget about it, and then that’s Marathon tabling at basketball,
The organizers of the lecture hope that McCarthy’s varied throughout the year. It has different initiatives like putting all, if that’s all you want to do or it’s Dance Marathon and bas-
experiences in both politics and science will expose students to hosted two events so far, and an Xbox in every single room can do,” said Heidgerken. ketball working together.”
the different ways studying biological and health sciences can over 75 students have already in the hospital or paying for Aitelli emphasized the “Our motto for the year is
be applied—whether by conducting scientific research or pur- registered to participate and bears or different games that growth in the participation of ‘A Marathon You Don’t Have
suing a career in public policy. help fundraise. In the club’s the kids can play while they’re the club since its founding. to Train For’,” he added. “You
Prior to her work at the EPA, McCarthy served as an environ- most recent event last Satur- there.” “If you look at our first year don’t have to dance to do Dance
mental advisor to five different Massachusetts governors and day, students were able to meet Although the club is trying we had a lot of people that Marathon. You don’t have to be
was the Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and some of the children from the to expand its core of fundrais- registered but then didn’t end athletically fit. You don’t even
Radiation. She led the EPA from 2013 to 2017 as the agency’s hospital. ers, Heidgerken noted that up fundraising at all and their have to stand up to do Dance
13th administrator. McCarthy is currently a Senior Leadership “We had the children there it does not matter that most main participation was coming Marathon. All you have to do is
Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the so you could see what you’re of the money raised last year to the event,” said Aitelli. “If show up, fundraise for the hos-
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as an oper- actually donating towards and came from a handful of people. you compare our very first year pital, be there for the kids and
ating advisor at Pegasus Capital and a member of the Board of fundraising for,” said co-leader “The fact that the majority of to last year when we put a lot put yourself in a place where
Directors at the Energy Foundation and Ceres. Rodger Heidgerken ’20. our funding came from [the ef- of emphasis on teaching people you can help other people.”

BROOKS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

GOT SOMETHNG TO SAY? spring semester.


Brooks last visited Bowdoin
on October 2, 2017 to partic-
ipate in a moderated discus-
sion with New York Times
SUBMIT A LETTER TO columnist Frank Bruni. The

1 SUBMIT AN OP-ED
500-700 words 2 THE EDITOR
100-200 words
event, called “Talking Face to
Face When We Don’t See Eye
to Eye,” was the second in a
series of events planned by a
committee convened by Rose
and designed “to encourage
intellectual diversity and

Send all submissions to orientopinion@bowdoin.edu by 7p.m. on thoughtful dialog,” according


to an article on the College’s

the Tuesday of the week of publication. Include your full name website. The discussion was
moderated by Gary M. Pendy
Sr. Professor of Social Science
and phone number. Jean Yarborough and received
mixed reviews from students.
4 NEWS Friday, October 25, 2019

Golz lecturer discusses women’s role in Indian history


Janaki Nair, professor at the Wills and Female Personhood.” vulnerable and the displays of right-wing government, which women should have and de-
by Rohini Kurup Centre for Historical Studies at In her lecture, Nair told the female solidarities, however has campaigned against univer- bates about what kinds of rights
Orient Staff Jawaharlal Nehru University in story of a debt owed to a banker doomed,” said Nair. “These small sities, intellectuals and the free women should have and where
How do historians interpret New Delhi, India, addressed this family and the efforts to claim it voices of history must be made press. modernity is identified for the
the surprising presence of or- question on Tuesday at the Alfred by its women inheritors, before to yield their potential to disturb “In the context of increasing British, in particular, with prob-
dinary women in the historical E. Golz Memorial Lecture titled it was ultimately converted into the univocality of statist dis- repression and intimidation, lematizing women’s rights but
archive? “Inheritance of Loss: Women’s public charity. course and recover for the wom- Professor Nair has been a prom- not necessarily giving women
In 1845, banker Damodar en whose lives have been invol- inent voice fighting for intel- rights,” said Sturman.
Dass of Mysore loaned money to untarily collided with authority, lectual freedom and for broad Earlier in the day, Nair visited
the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wod- a place that was not intended for economic and social justice and Sturman’s seminar, “A History of
eyar III, going unpaid for over them.” political rights that seem so pre- Human Rights,” and discussed
70 years. Nair discussed the four The traces of the women Nair carious at present,” said Sturman. contemporary women’s rights
female family members’ claims describes can be found in the ar- Sturman, who organized debates in India. Sturman be-
to the unpaid debt and the legal chives only because of their fail- Nair’s visit to campus, has fol- lieves that this experience was
and bureaucratic challenges they ure to produce male heirs. Their lowed her scholarship after first valuable for her students.
faced in their attempt to recover personhood, Nair explained, is reading her work in graduate “I think it’s useful for stu-
it. These stories reveal a complex difficult to recover. school. After meeting Nair at a dents to be exposed to different
framework of laws pertaining to “Sandwiched between the conference in Delhi five years styles of academia. This is an
women’s rights and the creation intents of the colonial, princely ago, Sturman knew she wanted example of Indian academia
of a new moral order at a time state and the patriarchal struc- to invite Nair to Bowdoin. and Indian intellectual work and
when India was becoming into a ture of the feudal family, we’re al- Sturman thinks that while an opportunity for students to
modern bureaucratic state. lowed small glimpses in the rips the lecture might have been think about how the question of
The story of women’s inheri- and tears of the fabric of the law challenging to folllow for some women’s rights or the question
tance that Nair presents speaks from the personhood of wom- students unfamiliar with the of human rights … appear with-
to the importance of using archi- en,” Nair said. “The determined topic, it was still an interesting in an Indian context and for an
val research to read beyond the effort of the state to deny them opportunity to understand the Indian academic,” said Sturman.
official language or legal docu- these claims forged them into legal rights of Indian women in “We expect things to translate in
ments and courtroom speeches the tortured fragments of our the 19th century. a way that is automatic, that hu-
to understand the experiences of archive.” “This is a context of British man rights or women’s rights has
women. In her introduction to the colonialism but where the Brit- a kind of immediate readability
“Our circumscribed task may lecture, Associate Professor ish didn’t rule directly … it’s universally, but even the concept
be to hear in the interstices of of History and Asian Studies this very interesting combina- itself gets interpreted differently
DIEGO VELASQUEZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT official reports, in the fragmen- Rachel Sturman remarked on tion of colonial logics and very in different academic contexts.”
FAMILY AFFAIR: Janaki Nair, a professor from Jawaharlal Nehru University tary speech of the courtroom, Nair’s advocacy for intellectual strong modernizing logics and Nina McKay contributed to
in India, addresses the crowd during her lecture in Kresge Auditorium. the exercises of choice, however freedom under India’s current ideas about what kinds of rights this report.

Activist addresses living with FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM


disability in a global context @bowdoinorient
and acclimating to customs, versity, but accessibility isn’t
by Rebecca Norden-Bright such as the expectation of something that’s mentioned
Staff Writer
removing one’s shoes before really ever.”
Sitting in a lounge chair entering a home. Fries lives Nor, as Fries noted, is
onstage in Kresge Auditorium with a physical disability disability always depicted
Monday night with a stack that limits his mobility and respectfully in literature.
of books on the table next to requires wearing specially de- That’s why Fries developed
him, author and activist Ken- signed orthopedic shoes. His the pioneering literary the-
ny Fries took the audience on shoes are bulky and difficult ory known as the Fries Test,
a global tour of living life with to remove quickly, so this ex- which outlines certain crite-
a disability. pectation was difficult to ful- ria that a disabled character
In his talk, Fries discussed fill. When he first visited the must meet in order to portray
with members of the Bowdo- country in 2002, Fries noticed disability accurately.
in community the challenges that people with disabilities “[The work] needs to have
in confronting perceptions of were not a visible or outspo- more than one disabled char-
disability around the world. ken group there. But, in the acter,” said Fries. “The dis-
The talk, entitled “Disabili- years since, he has noted that abled characters need to have
ty Everywhere: Writing the Japanese society has become their own narrative purposes
Body Different at Home and more inclusive. In Germany, other than the education and
Abroad,” was the second in too, social norms are shifting profit of a non-disabled char-
a series of lectures hosted at towards inclusivity and acces- acter,” he added later. ”Also,
Bowdoin this year about dis- sibility. the character’s disability
ability and accessibility—a At the end of the lecture, should not be eradicated by
topic often missing from con- audience members had the curing or killing.”
versations about inclusivity. opportunity to ask questions, Assistant Professor of En-
Fries explained that as a spurring a conversation about glish Alex Marzano-Lesnev-
gay, Jewish and disabled man, Fries’s most recent work. ich was the primary architect
he grapples with the complex- Entitled “Stumbling Over in bringing Fries to campus.
ities of identity daily, a bal- History: Disability and the One of their goals in doing so
ancing act that guides much Holocaust,” it focuses on Nazi was to encourage attendees to
of his writing. His lecture Germany’s Aktion T4 pro- view disability through a so-
centered on the intersection gram that targeted individu- cial rather than medical lens.
of his experiences with the als with disabilities. Thinking about disability in
changing discussion of dis- The talk elicited numer- this way can be somewhat
ability and inclusion. ous responses from audience radical they said.
Fries’s work, including members, many of whom had “I always think that the
three memoirs and three col- Bowdoin’s interactions with definition of success in an
lections of poems, follows his accessibility and inclusivity at event is whether people have
own travels around the world, the front of their minds. Thais a passionate response to it,”
from his birthplace in Brook- Carrillo ’23, who attended said Marzano-Lesnevich.
lyn, New York to Germany and the talk, expressed hope that “And it seemed like it resonat-
Japan. During his lecture, he events like Fries’s lecture ed with a number of people
explained how traveling and would pave the way to more there.”
living abroad is often compli- conversations about topics The event was sponsored
cated for an individual with a surrounding disability. by the Harold and Iris Chan-
disability, but also provided “I wish that there were dler Lectureship Fund, and
insight into the perception of more forums to talk about co-sponsored by the English
disability in other cultures. [disability] because there re- department; Asian studies
Citing an excerpt from his ally [aren’t],” said Carrillo. department; Gender, Sexu-
2017 book “In the Province of “Going back to orientation, ality and Women’s Studies
the Gods,” Fries recalled ar- we talked about socioeco- program and the Student Ac-
riving as a foreigner in Japan nomic diversity and racial di- cessibility Office.
Friday, October 25, 2019 NEWS 5

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


MORE MONEY, FEWER PROBLEMS: Students, faculty and staff participated in the Rally for a Living Wage last spring. The protestors marched to President Clayton Rose’s office with a petition demanding a living wage for college employees.

WAGES Benjamin Ray ’20 who leads


BLA with Grossmann, agreed.
by student activism.
“If this were some sort of re-
think the BSG has done a whole
lot,” added Mishra, when asked
$40,000 a year. In 2011, the frozen
raises were applied retroactively
employees at the College varies
significantly throughout the year.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
“Seventeen dollars an hour, sponse to the noise, we would have about BSG’s involvement in the to all employees. “The fluctuation from year to
timetable of the wage increases. three years from now, is not a gone to $15 [per hour] and be decision. “I think Arein [Ngyuen The details about the propor- year is largely dependent on the
“When I read that email from living wage.” done with it,” he said. “That is not ’21, BSG vice president] and I es- tional wage increases, as well as many programs the College of-
President Rose, I almost walked According to Bowdoin’s fre- what we’re doing. This is a much pecially have tried to do our part information about budget re- fers to the local and broader com-
out and quit,” she said. “I think quently asked questions page more comprehensive, thoughtful to push senior [administrators] structuring to finance the raise, munities as well as the volume of
it’s just to keep us quiet ... This is about housekeeper compensa- and appropriate program for em- to think about this whole process will be announced as the Board of special events we run,” Orlando
what they did to us last July. It’s tion, the College does not use a ployees.” from the eyes of the housekeepers Trustees continues to determine wrote in an email to the Orient.
three years until it’s $17 dollars.” living wage philosophy in deter- Ray said that the BLA was and the students, but a lot of the the budget for the next fiscal year. Addressing the question of in-
Members of the Bowdoin mining the wages it pays its em- proud of its efforts. leg work was done by the students, The new minimum wage will lation, Orlando explained that the
Labor Alliance (BLA), a student ployees. “I know this wouldn’t have who for the past few years have not apply to “casual” employees, $1.6 million estimate does not in-
group that has organized protests, The page defines a living wage happened two years ago,” he said. stood by these housekeepers.” or to those who work fewer than clude the money that is allocated
demonstrations of student sup- framework as: “[a] program that “I don’t think there was a base of In Monday’s email, President 20 hours a week. According to to the regular staff increase pool,
port and a rally around the issue is structured to pay different wag- students willing to push hard for Rose noted that the College re- Orlando, the College has “ab- which is determined based on
of a living wage for College em- es for the same job based on at our community, to make things views its compensation program solutely no plans to add casual factors that include the competi-
ployees, reacted to Rose’s email least thirteen different personal better around here, as it affects regularly, and reserves the right employee hours” to the proposed tive market and inflation.
with trepidation. circumstance categories (e.g., one wages and working conditions to adjust the program when war- budget beyond usual fluctuations, Although BLA contends that
Diego Grossmann ’20, a leader adult; one adult with one child around campus, until the BLA ranted. For instance, a scheduled ensuring that current full-time the group’s activism on campus is
of BLA, expressed uncertainty as [etc …]).” was able to organize that.” raise for faculty and staff was workers will not be reclassified far from over, Ray is happy with
to whether the wage hike will still The page further explains that BSG President Ural Mishra ’20 frozen between 2009 and 2011, to part-time in order to offset the what the campaign for a living
be enough by the time it is actual- Bowdoin uses an “equal pay for said that he was happy with the following the 2008 financial cost of the rising wages. wage has already accomplished.
ly implemented. equal work” philosophy instead, new $17 minimum wage, as op- crash. This is the only modern While the total number of “I think this campus is fired up
“What students, workers meaning that two people who posed to the $15 minimum wage precedent for such a change to casual employees has remained in a way it hasn’t been in a long
and community members are hold the same job will receive the floated by student activists. compensation. steady in recent years, given that time, and we’re at a point in our
asking for is for Bowdoin to same wage regardless of family “I never thought 15 was However, the vast majority of many of the casual employees world where we need that more
catch up with the bare mini- situation. enough, so seeing it higher than hourly workers’ pay remained only work at Bowdoin for a short than ever,” said Ray.
mum,” he said. “What is the Rose stressed that the decision 15 is a great thing,” he said. unaffected, as the salary freeze time—sometimes only for a sin- Reuben Schafir contributed to
‘living wage’ if not that?” to raise wages was not prompted “To be perfectly honest, I don’t did not affect staff earning under gle event—the number of casual this report.

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Senate candidate grows grassroots CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

tion of the conversation.


“I think everybody that went
[to the meetings] was open and felt
good about it,” Icangelo said.
Wednesday’s assembly session
one-and-a-half years into raising
awareness on campus about work-
ers’ insufficient compensation.”
Following public comment

at on-campus town hall “I think that I had a very differ-


ent idea of what these conversa-
tions would look like,” Poole said.
began with public comment time,
where Nicholas Bower ’22, among
others, addressed the assembly.
time, BSG entered a 37-minute
executive session, during which
seven members of the public,
Sweet walks the walk in this spent much of Sunday’s event All six housekeepers who re- “In the face of victory we should three Orient members and Mike
by Alyce McFadden regard; her campaign is ‘grass- touting her left-wing bona- turned the Orient’s request for give recognition to the groups on Ranen, associate dean of student
Orient Staff
roots’ in the purest sense of the fides, like support for Medicare comment said they did not expect campus that fought ardently for affairs and director of residen-
The odds are not in Betsy term. On Sunday she used the for All. She supports a Green any faculty or staff to present. this change,” Bower said. “The tial and student life, and advisor
Sweet’s favor—but, as she told phrase “power … to the peo- New Deal, and her climate Housekeeper Beth Icangelo was Bowdoin Labor Alliance, an in- to BSG, were asked to leave the
on-campus town hall attendees ple” without a touch of irony, policy proposals range from satisfied with the way the event un- dependent student-led group, put room until the executive session
on Sunday, that’s a critical part and has pledged to refuse mon- the wacky—pods off the coast folded. a great deal of effort over the past concluded.
of her bid for the Maine Dem- ey from corporations and Su- to harness the kinetic energy
ocratic nomination for U.S. per PACs. In the middle of the of the ocean—to the radical—
Senate. town hall, her campaign man- public ownership of the electri-
“I’m all about structural ager implored the audience to cal grid.
change; I’m about thinking out-
side the box,” she said. “When
“I’m all about structural
people say we can’t do some-
thing, I say, ‘you wanna bet?’”
Sweet, a former gubernato-
rial candidate and state lobby-
change; I’m about thinking
outside the box.”
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residents on the second floor
of Moulton Union. If Sweet spread the word about Sweet’s Through her out-of-the-box
wins the June primary, she’ll campaign by downloading a policy proposals Sweet weaves
go on to face Senator Susan ‘digital canvassing’ app. a rhetoric of gritty optimism
Collins (R-ME), who has been Sweet wants voters to re- and hopeful determination. Want to advertise your event, service or
widely criticized following her member all this; it’s a critical On Sunday, her message came
tie-breaking 2018 vote to con- part of what distinguishes through crystal clear: better local business to thousands of Bowdoin
firm Supreme Court Justice
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her from the race’s current
front-runner, Maine House
things are, indeed, possible.
“We could do it—we could!”
students and community members? The
Sweet’s afternoon remarks
emphasized the corrosive role
Speaker Sara Gideon. Gideon’s
campaign is supported by the
she said. “We could fix this, [but]
we don’t have the dedication,
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6 Friday, October 25, 2019

F FEATURES
New peer advisor program expands CXD’s accessibility
The advisors, who are paid visor … [and if ] they feel like volvement can be connected ating their own programs and vember 15. On October 31,
by Annika Moore employees of CXD, went they can’t come to the office to a career path. office hours. they are offering a Hallow-
Staff Writer
through an extended applica- because of that, then they just “That journey is something Rickman said the goal of een-themed workshop fea-
Career Exploration and tion and interviewing process won’t show up,” Veloria said. that took me a while to fig- the workshops is to create an turing snacks, assistance with
Development (CXD) is in- before being hired and received “I think students often find it ure out, and I think my goal inviting and fun atmosphere cover letters and resumes and
troducing a new peer advi- training from full-time advisors much easier to talk to some- is to try to accelerate that where students can begin to a “fortune telling” activity
sor program this semester in before meeting with students. one their age and be honest for everyone I interact with,” think about career opportu- that helps students identify
an effort to provide students Veloria said in a phone inter- and say ‘I really have no idea McAlarney said. nities. potential career interests.
with more opportunities to view that she hopes the peer-to- what I want to do, I’ve never This program is the first The peer advisors recently Peer advisors can also re-
learn about the office and re- peer drop-in hours will allow been to the office before.’” of its kind for CXD. In the organized an event that of- duce the burden on full-time
ceive career support. more students to feel comfort- McAlarney, who has met past, students employed at fered students the chance to advisors by helping students
The three peer advi- able coming to the office. with about 15 students this the office worked on specific take headshots for applica- with basic questions, includ-
sors—Elly Veloria ’20, Mike “Students don’t always feel semester, said he aims to help projects and supported events tions or a LinkedIn profile. ing accessing the Handshake
McAlarney ’21 and Amanda like they are prepared or ready peers identify how their in- planned by the CXD’s full- They are planning another platform or setting up a
Rickman ’20—offer regular to speak to a professional ad- terests and extracurricular in- time advisors rather than cre- headshot photoshoot on No- LinkedIn profile.
drop-in hours in the CXD The peer advisor program
and David Saul Smith Union is part of a broad effort by the
to help students with basic CXD to expand the accessibil-
career tasks like crafting a ity of its resources, including
resume or drafting a cov- directing more programming
er letter. The peer advisors toward first years and sopho-
will also conduct workshops mores.
throughout the year to famil- On October 21, the office
iarize students with the CXD’s held a networking event that
resources. encouraged underclassmen to
CXD Associate Director and connect with juniors and se-
Career Advisor Meg Springer, niors to learn about their career
who manages the program, searches. Over winter break,
said the peer advisors may help CXD will offer a sophomore ca-
students feel that they have eas- reer boot camp, connecting 200
ier access to career resources, students with a host of career
such as resume and cover letter development resources during
help. the last four days of the break.
“For years I’ve been dream- Springer said she hopes
ing about having this program. to grow the program beyond
I’ve worked with student in- the current three peer advisor
terns in our office, and I see positions in this year’s pilot
them doing amazing things program.
and bringing the student per- “So far the feedback that
spective to share with us,” we’ve gotten from students
Springer said. “While the peer has been very appreciative,”
advisors are not replacing the Springer said. “It’s serving to
professional staff here at all, KATIE BACALL, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT really expand our services,
sometimes it’s a really nice en- CXD’S NEW THREE: (From left to right) Amanda Rickman ’20, Elly Veloria ’20 and Mike McAlarney ’21 are Career Exploration and Develop- and I think meet students
try point.” ment’s peer advisors, part of a new program aimed at making the office’s resources more accessible to students. where they’re at.”

Express breakfast:
a practical proposal
When asked if he had any sug- shortage is that Bowdo-
Forking Around gestions to improve the breakfast, in dining has positions
by Will he reemphasized his gratitude open for all shifts. If you
Donaldson and satisfaction, but added that are looking for a lucra-
he had heard minor complaints: tive campus job ($12.50/
As most upperclassmen there was nothing hot. hour), you can find a din-
know, Bowdoin offered “ex- When I first found out ing shift online at Bowdo-
press breakfast” at Moulton about this limited offering of in’s student employment
during finals in the spring of express breakfast, I began to website.
2019. Students could swipe wonder why Bowdoin didn’t “We need to meet our
in at the Moulton Express expand it. I personally prefer current obligations for Su-
counter and grab a breakfast to take my time at breakfast, perSnack and weekend meals
sandwich, a cup of coffee and but I imagine many students before we can consider addi-
some yogurt to go. What fewer would appreciate the option tional services,” he said. He of Bowdoin’s
students know is that Bowdoin to grab a bag of food at 8:25 believes one of the reasons for other employment
still offers express breakfast— a.m. on their way to an 8:30 the current staffing shortage opportunities, which
but only to students in two a.m. class. In order to find is that students are more en- sometimes involve
3000 level classes in the edu- out whether Bowdoin had gaged in extracurricular ac- little more than sitting
cation department. any plans to expand express tivities than in previous years, at a desk and doing
The two classes, which are breakfast, I spoke with Ken which, in itself, is not a bad homework. As long as
corequisites, send students to Cardone, the interim director thing. these “jobs” are avail-
teach in and observe Portland of Bowdoin Dining Services. The staffing shortage, able, students will tend
middle schools every Friday. First, here’s the good news; however, is a major obstacle. to prefer them to the
Nate Blum ’20, who takes both express breakfast will be back Bowdoin dining was forced to actual work involved in
classes, gave me the scoop. for finals this fall. Cardone cancel one SuperSnack in Sep- staffing the dining halls.
“We need to make it to said that he received positive tember because of it, though But perhaps there is a way HOLLY HARRIS
Portland by about 7:30 a.m., feedback on express breakfast they made up for the cancelled for Bowdoin to provide ex-
and it’s a half hour drive. We last year, contributing to the SuperSnack by offering free press breakfast without hiring
leave before the dining halls decision to offer it again. food trucks on Dudley Coe more staff. Diego Lasarte ’22 using a meal swipe. A potential Bowdoin dining should
open,” Blum said. Because Now, the bad news: Bowdo- Quad. Furthermore, the short- suggested the following idea downside of this idea is that The offer express breakfast at The
of this, Bowdoin gives Nate in dining does not currently age prevents Bowdoin dining when I mentioned this article Café could become overcrowd- Café on an “as supplies last”
and his peers a bag of yogurt, have plans to offer express from expanding its services. to him. ed. There could also be difficul- basis, for a trial period of one
granola, coffee and milk. “It’s breakfast full-time. The prob- It also seems hard to solve. Imagine this: from 7:30 ty in keeping The Café stocked week. Mr. Cardone, I hope
incredible of them, and almost lem, Cardone explained, is a The main problem, as I see a.m. to 10 a.m. you could get a with enough food to feed the you’re reading this.
everyone in the class uses it,” staffing shortage. it, is that dining hall jobs are bagel or other food item and a masses. However, I think the Editor’s Note: Diego Lasarte
he said. One upside of the staffing more like real jobs than many cup of coffee to go at The Café idea is worth pursuing. ’22 is a member of Orient staff.
Friday, October 25, 2019 FEATURES 7

Talk of the Quad

COURTESY OF MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW


After countless diagnoses times he stares into a mirror are when I can accept my fa- James Baldwin writes of ac- back, but it is also his back.
THE DESCENT INTO and brain scans, my father and looks as if he has fallen ther and feel complete bliss. ceptance: “But our humanity Father and son. Father and
THE ABYSS was recently diagnosed with into the abyss, or as Dante But, as you know, these is our burden, our life; we daughter. Breathing together.”
These self-portraits were frontotemporal dementia would call it, the Inferno. moments of happiness are need not battle for it; we need Now all this may sound
made by William Utermohlen, (FTD) at the age of 52. He is My family and I struggle like a butterfly. As Lana Del only to do what is infinitely trivial and simple, but I
a 20th century contemporary suffering, both in mind and to figure out how to deal with Rey writes in her new song, more difficult—that is, accept thought my father and moth-
artist. He was diagnosed with body, and I’m not really sure the reality of Robert Welch, “Happiness is a butterfly, try it.” er would live forever. Then,
Alzheimer’s in 1995. At the he knows what is going on. It’s my father. Sometimes the to catch it like every night. It Acceptance is the first reality set in. My first reac-
onset of his Alzheimer’s, he as if a monster has overtak- solution is to cry, other times escapes from my hands into step. My way of accepting tion was to deny his diagno-
decided to sketch a portrait en his consciousness, and he it’s to laugh, but the most fer- moonlight.” my father is writing poems sis, avoid confrontation and
of himself once a year until can’t control it. When I look at vent emotion in all of us is an- Once the moment escapes in an attempt to preserve his imagine that he would be the
2000—he died in 2007. I re- my father in his present state, ger. Anger at what? Some God from my grasp, I go back and memory, enjoying sunsets at same father I had since child-
member Christoph Straub, I am reminded of a quote by who made him this way—a forth fighting some way or Sea Cliff Beach (his favorite hood. Unfortunately, I was
a visiting assistant professor Frederick Nietzsche: “Who- force or energy in the uni- another for something more beach) and facetiming him at wrong. I had no choice but
in neuroscience, showing me ever fights monsters should verse we can’t control. Fate. in my father, something that night. Even though my father to accept that my father will
these drawings in a class on see to it that in the process he Sometimes I choose to be will never be there. But then is not the same father from die before most mothers and
neurological disorders. does not become a monster. angry and embarrassed at him I ask myself, what if it’s not my childhood, I enjoy these fathers do. The situation still
The drawings were trou- And when you look long into for his FTD behaviors. Other about fighting the past or the times of bliss and invite him doesn’t seem real to me.
bling to see because Uter- an abyss, the abyss also looks times I find myself laughing future situation, but about ac- into my body. As I continue to write po-
mohlen had the courage to into you.” at how he wants to eat at Mc- cepting my present situation? As the Buddha says, “I am etry and try to catch the but-
display his own deterioration My father is fighting mon- Donald’s every day and walk I tell myself to accept his con- aware that my father is fully terfly, I begin to realize that
while still living. These draw- sters and has, at times, been 10 miles up and down the dition, accept his impending present in every cell of my these moments are what I live
ings also offered me a way to a monster. Sometimes I am same street. Whether it be death. body. I invite my father to for. It is a hunger to exist that
view my father’s degenera- scared of the words he mut- laughter, sadness or anger, the Sometimes I can accept breathe in with me. Breathe I believe is unique to the hu-
tion. Art, in a way, widened ters under his breath: “They’re special moments are the ones it, but other times it’s a fight out with me. I would like man condition.
my perspective and provided eating you alive,” “They’re rip- where I can see my father for between me and my will. In to invite my father in me to Dylan Welch is a member of
me with a strange empathy. ping your body apart.” Other who he was. These moments “Everybody’s Protest Novel,” sit with my back—this is my the Class of 2021.

conscious standard of what style. These students are often for caring about what other
TO THE INDIVIDUAL— style was acceptable, largely women of color who contin- kids thought. Being able to
THE POWER OF FASHION based on the cultural norms uously turn out looks; they express yourself is so satisfy-
Fashion is an essential I grew up with. This standard refuse to conform to typical ing and something I appreci-
part of my identity; it’s partly was particularly high due to Bowdoin attire and turn hall- ate every day.
rooted in my personality, but my mother and stylish sisters. ways into runways and side- Last year I felt external
it truly stems from a cultural Leaving the house in certain walks into catwalks. pressure from others, and at
expectation of dress I learned clothing simply wouldn’t be To the small number of some points an internal pres-
while growing up in an Afri- tolerated. students who have taken the sure, to assimilate which I am
can family living in Boston. Even though I’m at Bowdoin liberty to curate your own glad I ignored. The institu-
My earliest memories are and out of the judgmental glare image, I commend you for tional pressure to assimilate
of my mother dressing me for of my mom and sisters, I still not letting the Bowdoin uni- is palpable here at Bowdoin,
school every morning. I was carry those expectations in my form become your uniform. but the radical—and more
like her doll, and she adored head—and I’m so glad I do. After all, it is easier to blend liberating—choice is to be
putting me in sweater vests Here, the Bowdoin “uni- in than stand out. And to all yourself.
with a khaki-shorts-high- form” is clear: Chacos, Pa- the students who are afraid So if the Bowdoin uniform
socks combo. I never fought tagonia quarter zips and the to wear that romper or those is for you, then go ahead and SHO
back because I secretly liked coveted Canada Goose jack- bell-bottoms or are scared to live your truth! It’s not for me, NA
OR
TIZ
her stylistic choices. et. It is easy to blend in here stand out period: don’t be. and it never will be. And I’m
Once I finally started dress- if you choose to. But there I wish that I could go back glad I realized this.
ing myself—at an embarrass- is also a group of students to 13-year-old me and smack Ayub Tahlil is a member of
ingly late age—I had a sub- curating a unique sense of him on the side of the head the Class of 2022.

TALK TO US.
Ranging from lighthearted moments to serious reflections about life at and beyond
Bowdoin, Talks of the Quad feature the Bowdoin community’s best short-form writing.
They are published every other week and can be written by any member of the Bowdoin
community. Generally 600-800 words.

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8 PHOTO ESSAY Friday, October 25, 2019

PHOTO ESSAY

MOOVIN’ ON UP
This fall, Bowdoin Dining switched its milk supplier
from Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy to the family-
run Baker Brook Farm located just 30 minutes away in
Gray, Maine. Baker Brook manages a herd of 120 cows
that provide milk for both Bowdoin and Colby. If you
fill up your glass with milk on the dairy’s delivery days
of Wednesday or Saturday, the milk is just three days
removed from the cow’s udder. That’s up to twice as fresh
as milk from Oakhurst!
Owner Scott O’Brien said, “They really are our family.
Some people have cats and dogs. Well, we have cats and
dogs and cows.”
By Ann Basu
AS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Friday, October 25, 2019 9

A legendary tribute: musical remembers the life of Cole Porter


show of this decade.” and how we can queer those.
by Lucie Nolden So what does it mean to put Being gay, that informed a lot
Orient Staff
on a show built around songs of [Porter’s] life. And so I’ve
With a shimmering silver and composed and performed in been really interested in how
gold beaded curtain framing the the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s in to incorporate dance in telling
stage, audience members of all 2019? “COLE” has given stu- his story.”
ages will be transported back in dents the opportunity to both For Sydel, whose back-
time to the glitz of Broadway in immerse themselves in time- ground is centered more in
the roaring 20’s. The vehicle is less songs and to get creative modern dance rather than
the music of composer extraor- with the staging of those songs in choreographing musical
dinaire Cole Porter, performed in order to tell new stories and theatre, this process involved
by the students in the Musical magnify hidden ones. incorporating new forms of
Theater Performance class in- As a closeted man in the ear- movement into what she calls
structed by Professor of Theater ly 20th century, Porter wrote her “movement vocabulary”
Davis Robinson. his love songs to include few and teaching them to fellow
Thursday night marked female pronouns. students with varying levels of
the opening performance of In doing so, he broke con- dance experience.
“COLE,” a musical weaving ventions in an era when ho- Actors have rehearsed since
together many of Porter’s most mophobia was rampant and the start of the semester, meet-
famous songs, created by the commonplace. ing twice per week in addition
Theater and Dance Depart- Robinson and his students to two weekly two-and-a-half
ment. At first glance, COLE is have arranged many of the hour class sessions. Robinson
about Porter’s life: his glamor- songs differently than Porter’s has been careful to use the re-
ous, jet-setting adventures; his original arrangements to imag- hearsal process as a learning
maybe not-so-secret identity ine the queer relationships that experience, distributing work-
as a gay man and the horseback may have inspired them and load and solo performances
riding accident that left him dis- create a musical that explores evenly among the students.
abled for the final 30 years of his love in more universal ways. “Really, it’s an ensemble show,
life. But while its opulent setting Lucy Sydel ’22, who will be even though everybody has their
may be exciting to many audi- performing in “COLE,” helped individual highlights, and ev- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ence members unaccustomed choreograph the show. She fo- erybody’s got their moment to TAKING CENTER STAGE: Student actors have been preparing since the beginning of the academic year for
to the glamour of the roaring cused on using the movements shine,” Robinson said. “You want “COLE,” attending multiple weekly rehearsals and working closely with Professor of Theater Davis Robinson.
20’s, Robinson hopes that its of the actors to explore how to give people a positive experi-
larger themes will resonate with stories can be told through ence with healthy work habits, in “COLE” are theater majors Porter to life. some tears, some laughs.”
students (and their parents vis- bodies and their visual cues. set a professional level of skill … who could go on to become “It’s like this jet engine that COLE will be playing in Wish
iting this weekend in 2019.) “I’ve been trying to make We want to make sure that they Broadway stars, while others takes off, you carry the audi- Theatre on Thursday, Friday and
“Musicals say a lot about small visual nods,” Sydel said. are singing on key and singing may have no such aspirations. ence and then you put them Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and
the world that we live in, every “I’ve been really interested in with volume and support and But each has been completely down somewhere else after- on Sunday at 4 p.m.. A limited
musical does, really,” said Rob- exploring, for example, het- dancing at the same time.” immersed in the process of wards,” Robinson said. “I think quantity of tickets will be avail-
inson, citing Hamilton as “the eronormative partner dances Some of the student actors bringing the magic of Cole there’ll be some goosebumps, able at the door.
10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, October 25, 2019

‘Assyria to America’ exhibit places ancient art in modern context


larger, shared goal among muse- chael Rakowitz. Anne Goodyear
by Elizabeth Flanagan ums to take advantage of resourc- noted his work as paramount to
Staff Writer
es in different parts of the world to understanding the exhibit on a
In 1860, Bowdoin Medical better understand aspects of the larger scale.
School alumnus Henry Byron ancient past,” said Anne Good- “With the addition of the work
Haskell facilitated the shipment of year, co-director of the BCMA. of Michael Rakowitz we are able to
five Assyrian reliefs from the site “It’s really exciting to be able to add an accent of our own contem-
of Nimrud, in modern-day Iraq, tell a fuller story of ancient Assyr- porary moment through the eyes
to Brunswick, Maine. These large ia,” agreed Frank Goodyear, co-di- of an artist to see how and why
stone pieces from the Northwest rector of the BCMA. these objects continue to be reso-
Palace of King Ashurnasirpal In order to tell this story, the nant in the present day,” said Anne
II, built in 879 BCE, traveled on exhibit is arranged in three time Goodyear.
camelback and steamship to arrive frames in order to tell this fuller Rakowitz’s colorful pieces use
where they are now. story. First is the ancient, which Middle Eastern packaging materi-
The reliefs have been in Bow- includes the reliefs themselves and als to recreate scale replicas of the
doin’s possession ever since, but other ancient artifacts. Second is artifacts lost in a 2003 looting of
are now the focal point of a new the original documents, which the Baghdad Museum.
exhibit entitled “Assyria to Amer- narrate the discovery of the tab- “I wanted [visitors], as they’re
ica” at the Bowdoin College Muse- lets and their journey to Bowdo- looking at these ancient artifacts, ISABEL ALEXANDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
um of Art (BCMA). in. Third is the present dialogue to think deeply about our connec- AN EXTRAORDINARY REVIVAL: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Sean Burrus and Associate Professor of
“This whole exhibition is con- which surrounds ancient art as it tions to the past and our respon- Classics James Higganbotham discuss the modern-day importance of the Assyrian reliefs at a talk on Thursday.
ceived of as a … reintroduction exists today. sibilities to the past as well,” said
and a recontextualization of our “We have to remember that the Burrus. “And I think [Rakowitz’s] The original statue can be found the Museum’s ancient collection. Bowdoin.
reliefs,” said Sean Burrus, Andrew past is not neutral—that we, all of works do a really good job of in the British Museum’s collection. “I think that the technology is The “Assyria to America” ex-
W. Mellon postdoctoral curatorial us are involved in using the past to prompting us to think about those This replica was produced from allowing us to not only just make hibit opens on October 24 and will
fellow. “They’ve been here for 150 tell stories about who we are and issues.” over 1,000 pictures taken of the replicas, but it is an important way be up until December 2020. The
years, and we want to invite our how we got to where we are,” said The exhibit takes advantage of original statue which was then going forward, that we can help length of the exhibit will allow for
visitors who have become so fa- Burrus in reference to two mod- modern technology to connect 3D-printed into 28 segments. preserve art that would otherwise it to be a platform for a variety of
miliar with them to look at them ern-day events at the forefront the ancient past to the present day “We wanted to not only look at be lost.” programs, educational initiatives
in a new light.” of this exhibit: the looting of the in novel ways. A projector adds these works of art in their context, In conjunction with the open- and new research. Scholars, re-
In addition to the six Assyrian Baghdad Museum in 2003 and the color to a relief, allowing visitors but also to show how contempo- ing of the exhibit, Higginbotham searchers and art conservators will
reliefs, the exhibit will also include destruction of the original site of a glimpse of its original splendor. rary or more up-to-date technol- and Burrus gave a talk yesterday be visiting campus to continue to
loaned artifacts from the Metro- these reliefs at Nimrud by ISIS in There will also be interactive com- ogies are helping us understand highlighting the importance of expand the story of the reliefs.
politan Museum of Art and the 2015. ponents including a timeline, but their culture.” said Jim Higgin- this exhibit, its historical and “This exhibition is not the end
Harvard Semitic Museum. On display are pieces by con- most impressive is a replica of a botham, associate professor of present day implications and the of a process,” said Burrus. “It’s the
“We feel like this is part of a temporary Iraqi-Jewish artist Mi- statue of King Ashurnasirpal II. classics and associate curator for story of the relief’s long journey to beginning of a process.”

Mandel embraces
artistic contradictions
also worked with the looping of
by Sophie Burchell sound. Projectors display faces
Staff Writer
of individuals holding a breath,
Through the mechanized musical note or scream for as long
movement of light, projections as they can. During that duration,
and objects, artist and Universi- the projected video spins while
ty of Massachusetts at Amherst its frame remains stationary, thus
Assistant Professor of Art Robin holding the image still. The faces
Mandel creates dynamic sculp- are held still or rotated in cycles
tures that explore the power of according to the timing of their
repetition. In a talk last Wednes- actions.
day, “In Rotation: From Motion As light illuminates the instal-
to Meaning,” Mandel explained lation in cycles, the sounds of the
SOPHIA WEI, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT how his videographic portrayals piece interact with the motion’s
CREATIVE CURIOSITY: At the Summer Art Grant Exhibition on Wednesday, students had the chance to learn about the work of their peers. Each partici- of contrasting objects can help patterns.
pant gave a short presentation on their individual projects, which will remain on display until October 27 in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance. . viewers to better embrace oppos- “Sometimes the singing and
ing ideas. the screaming would be happen-

Grant recipients unveil summer projects “Think of it as an antidote to


extremes,” said Mandel. “To un-
derstand the situation in which
ing in sort of a duet, sometimes
... one would start and another
one would end and they would
include Amani Hite ’20, Brian- Students described their ar- arts courses previously, and the two opposing ideas are true at the happen in succession,” said
by Julia Jennings na White-Ortiz ’21, Brennan tistic processes and explained shared thematic and aesthetic same time, that one thing can be Mandel. “And just because each
Staff Writer
Clark ’20, Isabelle Hallé ’20, what inspired their individual influences were clear. understood in two completely of those three clips were differ-
Filling a dimly lit room in Maddie Squibb ’20, Kodie Garza projects. Many also reflected on “It’s a really good way to see opposing ways, depending on ent lengths, those combinations
The Edwards Center for Art and ’21, Sam Betts ’21, Will Larson the value of the grants, not only the parallels between everyone where you stand. That is the kind were constantly kind of shifting
Dance with shining images of ’21, Caroline Dranow ’20, Niles for the development of their that had the same studio cours- of understanding that I want to and changing.”
wood veneer and brightly toned Singer ’21, Phoebe Nichols ’20, work, but also for their own es, because there’s definitely a encourage.” Mandel created a different
paintings, 11 Bowdoin students Marie Bergsund ’20, Tala Glass growth as artists. bunch of visual compliments Mandel’s work primarily con- piece called “Chorus” for his alma
presented their summer artwork ’20 and Enrique Mendia ’20. “The value of Kaempfer is between works,” Betts reflected. sists of kinetic sculptures that are mater Swarthmore. In the piece,
in a series of Pecha Kucha pre- The work created by each the value of learning a process Above all, the presentations made of everyday objects, mech- Swarthmore student vocalists
sentations on Wednesday night. student—from photography, to and learning what your studio demonstrated the vibrancy of anization and light. As visible were recorded singing one note
These students represented sculpture, to painting—is now practice looks like, and of be- the student-artist community. gears turn, a wine glass is filled by and their rotating visages were
the majority of recipients who on display in the Edwards Cen- ing free of material constraints “What’s awesome about the phantom projection of wine projected onto the buildings sur-
had been selected for either ter for Art and Dance. In con- and working in your own time,” talking to other artists and inter- while a wine bottle is uncorked rounding the quad. Each night,
the McKee Photography Grant junction with this exhibition, said Larson. “[What] Kaempfer acting with other artists is that by a projected hand. The opening a new face and note were added
or the Kaempfer Summer Art students provided reflections opens up in terms of possibility you get an appreciation of peo- of a larger door corresponds to until the final night, when the
Grant for 2019. Both grants al- and a look at their work through is really thinking about, how do ple working in different media the opening of a dramatically-lit student vocalists accompanied
low students to spend the sum- Pecha Kucha presentations. This I go out and manage my own … and everyone has their own 12-inch door. A two-dimen- their projected faces and voices in
mer independently studying specific presentation style allows way of art.” way of approaching how they sional silhouette of a bottle spins person.
visual art forms under the guid- the presenter to speak about 20 The exhibition and presen- make art,” Larson explained. to create a three-dimensional, As a professor, Mandel is famil-
ance of a faculty member. different slides for 20 seconds tation mark the first time that “The real value of doing it in a ghost-like bottle. iar with the variety of voices found
“If anybody is looking to each, providing each artist with these artists came together and group is that it brings up all of Pieces of Mandel’s work will be on college campuses, whether
expand their independent prac- a platform for deeper insight. learned about one another’s art these kinds of discussions, and featured in the Center for Maine they are projected onto a building
tice, it’s a very valuable time,” “It’s nice to see everyone’s in a collective showing. you see people working in pho- Contemporary Art’s newest ex- or otherwise.
said Marie Bergsund ’20, one works on the walls or in the stu- “Probably one of the most ex- tography or painting or drawing hibit, “Temporality: The Process “Many voices made the music
of the recipients. “The ability dio spaces, but it’s really fascinat- citing things is coming back and or sculpture. And that intermin- of Time.” Opening November 2, more complex, but also they are
to have no limitations on your ing to have … each artist present seeing everybody’s work as a co- gling of different ideas is what’s the exhibit will incorporate work the college campus,” said Mandel.
project, and also the support of their ideas and goals, because it’s hesive show, because none of us really important.” from a variety of artists using dif- “Their song also echoed in a way
professors over the summer— something that you never see, were really around each other in The exhibition will remain on ferent media that are connected by that the process of intellectual
it’s just a great resource to tap except for maybe through an art- the production,” said Bergsund. display in the Edwards Center their exploration of the concept of discourse [is] sometimes har-
into as an artist.” ist statement on the walls,” said Many of the artists, howev- for Art and Dance through Oc- time. monious, sometimes discord, but
This past summer’s recipients Betts, one of the grant recipients. er, had collaborated in visual tober 27. In his “Hold” series, Mandel always has diverse participants.”
Friday, October 25, 2019 11

S SPORTS
‘Controlled rage’ and running free: HIGHLIGHT
REEL
Nate Richam-Odoi reflects on a life of football DO OR DO NOT,
THERE IS NO TRY:
More Than a The women’s rugby team fell
to Vassar 32-24 on Saturday,
Game snapping a four-game
by Ian Ward winning streak. The Polar
Bears jumped out to an early
Nate Richam-Odoi ’20 was a start, carrying a narrow 12-10
latecomer to football. Instead of lead into half. After a series
putting on a helmet at age six, of Vassar tries, Bowdoin
he had to wait until he turned trailed by a single point with
seven. two minutes left and had an
Chalk it up to the rules. opportunity to take the lead,
In Richam-Odoi’s hometown but a late turnover allowed
Vassar to seal the victory with
of West Hartford, Connecti-
another try. The Polar Bears
cut, the local pee-wee football return to action against the
league mandated that players be University of New England
either seven years old or in the this Saturday.
third grade before they padded
up. Richam-Odoi, whose De-
cember 28 birthday made him TAKE IT SLOW SO WE
the youngest kid in the second CAN LAST LONG:
grade, was neither. The men’s soccer team came
I met the running back out- up short in a 1-0 double-
side the entrance to Hyde Hall, overtime loss to Colby on
where he lives as a proctor. Wednesday, putting a dent
“All my friends were playing, in their NESCAC playoff
hopes. The Polar Bears
and I was just like ‘I want to play
dominated for nearly the
this sport so badly; I want to be entire game, recording 15
with all my friends so badly,’ shots to Colby’s five, but
and I just couldn’t do it,” says were unable to get past
the running back. Colby goalkeeper Matt
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
In the 14 years since Con- Morin. The Polar Bears face
ONE OF OUR FINEST: Nate Richam-Odoi ’20 stands on Whittier Field, the setting for many of his greatest moments in a Bowdoin jersey, as he reflects on his historic career.
necticut deemed him old two crucial contests against
enough to put on a helmet, more than 100 yards in three he has put on some of the most changed his approach. way. Williams and Tufts within
Richam-Odoi has made up for consecutive games. He current- mind-blowing displays of ath- “I run left, and I run right, “From my [highlight] tape the next week. Bowdoin will
any lost time. Now in his senior ly sits second in the NESCAC in leticism that Whittier Field and I look for a hole. I just run.” that I had junior year [of high almost certainly need to win
year, he has become one of the rushing yards and carries, and might ever witness. • school,] I didn’t think I had at least one of these games
most decorated running backs his 1,861 career rushing yards His numbers are made all the We walk together to the Da- enough of what it took to be to have a chance at securing
the final NESCAC playoff
in Bowdoin football history. He are the seventh-most all-time more impressive by the fact that vid Saul Smith Union, where he a college athlete,” says Ri-
seed.
holds the single-game rushing among Bowdoin players. He is he has missed the functional tells me about the football ca- cham-Odoi, who considered
record—which he set on Sep- on track to move into sixth or equivalent of an entire season reer he never thought he’d have. playing collegiate lacrosse in-
tember 22, 2018, breaking a even fifth place by the end of due to injuries—a lateral collat- Today, Richam-Odoi is 5’11”, stead of football. “I remember COLLEGE CRUISES,
42-year-old record with a 288- this season. eral ligament and meniscus tear able to hang clean 350 pounds sending my tape out to a lot of COLBY LOSES:
yard effort against Middlebury In the 2019 season, Ri- midway through his sophomore and squat 500. He looks like the other NESCAC schools, and all At a Monday night contest
(6-0)—and, on October 12, cham-Odoi is responsible season and a bad case of turf toe kind of guy you really, really of them were like, ‘We’re not under the lights, the field
he became the first Bowdoin for 30 of Bowdoin’s 68 total in 2018. wouldn’t want to arm wrestle. hockey team continued
football player ever to rush for points; over his four seasons, The injuries have not But it hasn’t always been that Please see FOOTBALL, page 12 its spectacular season with
a narrow 2-1 victory over
Colby. The victory was Head
Coach Nicola Pearson’s

With success at Head of the Charles, 350th as coach of the Polar


Bears. Colby jumped out
to an early 1-0 lead, but
Bowdoin responded with

Bowdoin Crew remembers Zietlow ’22


two quick first-half tallies and
maintained the lead until the
final whistle. The Mules had
an opportunity to equalize
with a penalty shot as time
the men’s club fours and one ’22, Kenny Lamm ’20 and ing knows what they’re going slow and there are a lot of expired, but Bowdoin held on
by Dylan Sloan in the women’s club fours. Andy Bolender ’21, finished into, but then actually step- sharp turns on the Charles for the win. The team closes
Orient Staff out the regular season with
The regatta, which is the behind teams from the Uni- ping into it is eye-opening,” that are really hard to execute
The Bowdoin crew team highlight of the team’s fall versity of California, Los An- said assistant coach Ry Hills. on their own makes it really matches against Williams and
stroked their way to the top season, is one of the world’s geles; Orange Coast College “We talk about what it’s going hard.” Tufts before the NESCAC
playoff seeds are announced.
at this past weekend’s Head largest two-day rowing and University of California to be like, we talk about the “Often, the sign of a good
of the Charles Regatta in Bos- events, drawing over 11,000 Santa Barbara. distraction on the shore … [race for the] coxswain … is
ton, with the men’s first var- high school, collegiate, pro- “You’re racing against the but the eye-popper is when that you don’t really notice PINK IS THE NEW
sity boat placing fourth out fessional and masters rowers best of the best … it says a lot you get there and it’s like, [them,] but this race course BLACK:
of 41 boats in the men’s col- from around the globe. for a small club program to ‘woah.’” is totally different,” said Following the volleyball team’s
legiate 4+ event and the wom- Both the men’s and wom- finish up with those [teams,]” Beyond dealing with the Donnelly, one of the row- annual Dig Pink game on
en’s first varsity boat coming en’s finishes represented an said Assistant Coach Ry Hills. crowds and spectacle of the ers in the first varsity boat. October 4, where the team
in 13th in the women’s college improvement from 2018, The Head of the Charles event, the HOCR also pres- “You can feel the effect that recorded a thrilling 3-2 victory
4+ out of a field of 36 crews. when the men’s first varsity is unlike other regattas that ents one of the most chal- the coxswain is having, and over Williams in Morrell
The men’s fourth place fin- crew finished 14th in its event the team competes in, said lenging courses for crews if they have a good race, you Gymnasium, the team has
ish was the second-best finish and the women’s first varsity Welling. As the world’s largest and coxswains to navigate. can absolutely make up time completed its fundraising
at the regatta in the men’s pro- crew finished 19th. collegiate regatta, the HOCR Unlike typical courses that and make up distance.” efforts and announced the
gram’s history, second only to “From the recent past, [the attracts a higher standard of follow straighter and unob- Bolender stressed the final numbers for this year’s
event. The Polar Bears
a third-place finish in 2014. performance] was a jump up,” competition than the small- structed paths, the HOCR’s importance of coming into
recorded 100 digs against
This year’s crew finished the said Head Coach Doug Well- er regional regattas that the 4.8 kilometer course on the race day with a plan for how Williams, and between
5k race in a time of 16 min- ing. “Bowdoin crews have team normally races in. The Charles includes hairpin to navigate the course while per-dig donations and other
utes and 34.6 seconds, more been on the medal stand in stakes, as a result, are much turns and tight squeezes un- also remaining flexible in the fundraising sources the team
than two minutes faster than past years … but any year you higher: every year, the banks der the many bridges that the face of the course’s numer- was able to raise over $5,000
the 2014 crew’s time of 18 can come away with medals of the Charles River and the boats pass under. ous surprises. For example, to donate to the Side-Out
minutes and 59.7 seconds. is pretty incredible, espe- bridges that span it are lined “It’s a coxswain’s race,” said he described how he had to foundation, which promotes
Bowdoin entered a histor- cially considering the size of with upwards of 300,000 Bolender, the coxswain for react to the boat ahead crash- research and treatment for
ically high eight boats in the the schools we’re competing spectators. the men’s first varsity crew. ing and seize the moment to Stage IV breast cancer.
regatta—one in the women’s against.” “The HOCR has a repu- “It’s staggering how much overtake them rather than
collegiate championship, two The men’s crew, composed tation. Everybody knows its time a solid line through get caught in the bottleneck.
each on the men’s and wom- of Walter Gadsby ’20, Jack grand reputation, and anyone the course can save you. The
COMPILED BY DYLAN SLOAN
en’s collegiate fours, two in Tarlton ’20, Matt Donnelly who’s been involved in row- fact that the boats turn super Please see CREW, page 12
12 SPORTS Friday, October 25, 2019

Caroline Flaharty: 1,000 kills and digs and counting


“She’s always striving to get for four years,” Flaharty said. “In
by Holly Harris better and to perfect her game,” order to get any kind of stat in vol-
Staff Writer
Cady said. “Even if it’s just a little leyball, [you have to] depend on
When Head Volleyball Coach bit each year, she is really focused the people around you. It speaks to
Erin Cady watched Caroline Fla- on changing up her offense with a the generations of people that I’ve
harty ’20 play for the first time variety of shots.” played with and coaches I’ve had
during the recruiting process, she Cady appreciates Flaharty’s to set [me] up to get those kinds of
knew she wanted Flaharty on the versatility on the court, as her achievements.”
team. ability to play both back and front As the season comes to an end,
“I think my notes were ‘yes, yes row for six rotations enables her Cady expects Flaharty to continue
please,’” Cady said. to contribute throughout the to be a dominant force and team
As Flaharty wraps up her final whole game. It is her dedication to leader in their important upcom-
season, she has surely exceeded self-improvement and her team- ing matches at Middlebury (11-7,
Cady’s expectations. mates that led her to achieve such 4-2 NESCAC) and Amherst (16-3,
Earlier this season, Flaharty a rare milestone, Cady believes. 5-1 NESCAC) this weekend.
became the sixth player in Bow- Heading into the game on Success in these matches will
doin volleyball history to reach Saturday with 999 digs, it was determine the team’s seed in the
1,000 kills. Last week, in the Flaharty’s first dig from middle NESCAC Championship Tour-
team’s victory against Endicott back that sent her coaches and nament the weekend of Friday,
(17-7), she also hit 1,000 digs, teammates into applause from the November 8. Cady hopes to head
making her the third Bowdoin bench. into the tournament with the
player to record 1,000 in both “It was so early in the game that third-place seed.
stats. With another 3-0 sweep we didn’t stop or do anything cra- Flaharty recognizes the NES-
REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
versus Worcester Polytechnic zy, but it was awesome,” Flaharty CAC championship as “a com-
Institute (13-9) last weekend, the said. pletely different ballgame,” and is FOUR-FIGURE CLUB: Caroline Flaharty ’20 became just the third Bowdoin player to record 1,000 kills and digs last week.
team now celebrates both Fla- Though Flaharty is proud of now focused on “[putting] in the
harty’s accomplishment and its her achievement, she feels more work so that [the team] can come point of the championship match.” 6-0 NESCAC record. the team,” Cady said.
eight-match winning streak. grateful for her teammates and out on top there too.” Cady similarly looks forward With playoffs soon approach- “The NESCAC championship
Since Flaharty’s first season, coaches who have supported her “We are practicing a champi- to seeing success in the upcoming ing, the team will be looking for a is anyone’s,” said Flaharty. “We’re
when she was named Rookie of in realizing these goals. onship mentality [with] every ball games and eventually attaining second chance to defeat Tufts. trying to put in the work so that
the Year for the NESCAC, she has “I think it’s the kind of [ac- we touch,” Flaharty said. “Every a second chance to defeat Tufts, “Even though she’s accomplish- we can come out on top.”
consistently led the conference in complishment] that speaks to the point that we are in should be who is currently seeded first in the ing so much as an individual, her Caroline Flaharty ’20 is a mem-
statistics. entire program I’ve been a part of treated as if it’s the championship league with a 19-1 overall and a goals are always oriented towards ber of the Orient Staff.

CREW Canada, including St. Paul,


Minnesota, where Zietlow
FOOTBALL “Seeing me in college is like
the biggest source of joy for
he says, matter-of-factly. “But
after one semester, I knew that
But surely, knowing what he
does know—that four years of
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
grew up and where his par- him,” says Richam-Odoi. “I I could do this work. I was as toil would yield only one win—
The regatta was a special ents live. looking much right now, we’ll kind of wanted to have that full smart as any of the kids here. I would he have chosen a different
one for the team off the water “It was a time of remem- get back to you.’” name back.” can just do this.” path?
as well as on it. bering and talking about The only coach to get back to But Richam-Odoi, who He pauses, his mind running “Maybe…” he hesitates, look-
On the Friday before the Henry … it was nice for his him was Kevin Loney, Bowdo- speaks with the staccato left, running right, trying to find ing skyward. “Maybe. ... I don’t
regatta, team members at- parents, too, to see the de- in’s assistant coach for running rhythm of someone for whom a hole. think I made the wrong deci-
tended a dedication ceremo- votion that this team has to backs and the team’s player de- speaking is a labor of love, is “I don’t think it’s any more sion at any point along the way.
ny for a new trophy honoring him,” said Hills. “He will be velopment coordinator. characteristically understated difficult because of football, and I think everything this college
Henry Zietlow ’22, a member forever a team member.” “We were watching his film about his background. I don’t think it’s easier.” has given me, everything I’ve
of the crew team who passed According to Welling, and we thought, ‘OK, this kid is “If anything, being those • learned from this game, being
away last winter. The cere- the weekend was especial- actually a really good tailback, accolades—first-generation, Fourteen years after taking on this team—it’s taught me a
mony was held at the studio ly meaningful to the team, so we reached out to judge his African-American college ath- the field for the first time, Ri- lot more than some other teams
of William P. Reimann, the since the HOCR was one of interest,” said Loney, who also lete—is more of a confidence cham-Odoi will step off of it for would have, honestly.”
sculptor commissioned to Zietlow’s favorite events. grew up in West Hartford, boost to myself. Just knowing good in 14 days. It’s not easy to After graduation, Ri-
create the trophy. “We first met Henry at the playing football against Ri- that through the adversity I’ve organize pickup football, he ex- cham-Odoi—an economics ma-
“Funds were raised by HOCR when he was a junior cham-Odoi’s high school. gone through—not having that plains. jor with a minor in psychology—
many people, including a sig- athlete after he competed in Then, on his first visit to kind of knowledge of what col- With the end in sight, he’s will work as an equity research
nificant number of our Bow- a single. And, of course, last Bowdoin that fall, a 16-year-old lege is like, how to even apply grappling with a college career analyst in the Manhattan offices
doin rowing team members, year he was rowing for Bow- Richam-Odoi walked into the to colleges, how to do any of the that has given him both so much of Bank of America, where he
and [the trophy] is a stun- doin at HOCR surrounded coaches’ office and declared his logistical stuff for it and getting and so little. interned in the summer of 2018.
ning piece of art [depicting] by family,” said Welling. “It’s intent to commit to Bowdoin. here and making it through— Over three and two-thirds He says he liked the work, but
Henry standing and holding just amazing to get to see The barriers that Ri-
his oars on top of a walnut all of the people that were cham-Odoi had to clear be-
base,” said Hills. so touched by Henry even fore stepping into that office, “There are a few things in life I enjoy, and
The trophy will be award- before we took to the wa- however, were greater than a
ed to the men’s singles cham- ter—both family and a lot of lackluster highlight reel. The football is number two, family is number one,
pion at the North West Inter-
national Rowing Association
friends from the Minnesota
area.”
child of two immigrants—his
mother arrived in New York
and number three is far, far away.”
Junior, a regatta that Zietlow “There is not a day that City from Jamaica at 18, his –Nate Richam-Odoi ’20, football captain
himself competed in. The goes by that we don’t think father from Ghana at the same
North West region covers the about him,” said Welling. age—Richam-Odoi is the first
upper midwest and central “Every day at sunrise.” member of his family, includ- it’s more of a confidence boost seasons, the 11 members of the finance is not his long game.
ing two older siblings, to go to than anything to feel marginal- class of 2020 have a 1-31 record “I’m a huge fan of green grass,
college. ized for,” says Richam-Odoi. to their name. Every passing dogs and kind of chill vibes, so
But it’s what he’s done while It’s just another thing that, week represents a lost chance to going to work right on 42nd
here that’s meant the most to over the years, he’s learned to raise that one to a two. Street at Times Square was defi-
him and his family. take in stride. Over time, it takes a toll. nitely an adjustment,” he says.
“We had a family shakeup a “I always grew up in a pre- “A lot of football is just con- “People aren’t really too worried
couple years ago, and my rela- dominantly white town, so trolled rage, and I’ll hold up stuff about smelling the roses.”
tionship with [my dad] wasn’t standing out wasn’t something and just let it loose on the foot- His short-term goal is to
always the best before that,” Ri- new to me,” he says. “I realized ball field,” says Richam-Odoi. make some money to give back
cham-Odoi explains. “But after this, like, two weeks ago, that I’m “I think a lot of it comes from to his family before he can get
going to college … that’s kind the only black person on [the having bad games in the past back to the things he loves the
of brought him more into my team’s] offense, and I think [it and wanting to get some guys most: working with kids and
life, just out of support and out has] been that way for the past back for it.” coaching football.
of the joy of making something two years.” When he looks back on his “There are really few things
out of his son.” He pauses to think. Bowdoin football career, the in life I enjoy, and football is
His father now texts him “It’s not something that I have stats are not what he’ll remem- number two, family is number
supportive messages before to deal with or put a weight on ber—or at least so he says. one, and number three is far, far
most games and has attended my shoulders for, but it’s just an- “We always talk about how, away.”
a few himself. His mom, Mi- other label that you can put me even looking back at high school, As we part ways, Ri-
chelle, has been to all but one. down as.” you always say you don’t remem- cham-Odoi for an econ class, I
Family is a blessing that he And labels, as he’s learned, ber the records of the games. You for home, I ask him if the effort
doesn’t want to go unacknowl- often hide more than they reveal. really don’t,” he says. “You always is ever just too much—if some-
edged. After going by “Nate Ri- “When I got [to Bowdoin], remember the guys that you had times he just wants to lie on the
cham” for the first three years of I wasn’t sure if I could do the with you the entire time. And I couch all day, eating Doritos and
COURTESY OF DOUG WELLING college, he took on his father’s school work because of the stig- think these senior guys are more playing video games.
BRINGING HOME THE BACON: The Bowdoin crew team had a historic weekend full last name, “Richam-Odoi,” ma of being a student-athlete resilient than any other guys I’ve “That’s what Sundays are for,”
at the Head of the Charles Regatta, fielding eight boats and placing on the podium. this past year. and only being here for football,” met in my entire life.” he says, and chuckles.
Friday, October 25, 2019 SPORTS 13

SPORTS IN BRIEF One game at a time, women’s soccer


COMPILED BY IAN WARD

FOOTBALL FALLS TO 0-6 AFTER


SHUTOUT LOSS TO TRINITY
claws its way back into contention
Head Coach Brianne Smithson leadership team of Gallagher, season. They will face Williams
Bowdoin football suffered its first shutout loss of the season by Andrew Chang also cited several significant in- Lemmer and Lynn Farquhar ’21, (8-3-1, 6-2-0 NESCAC) at Pick-
Staff Writer
on Saturday, falling to Tufts (3-3) 49-0 in Medford, Massachu- juries as an early-season setback. have been instrumental in keep- ard Field on Saturday and will
setts. The Polar Bears drop to 0-6 with the loss and are tied After an 0-4-1 start to its sea- These injuries led to constant ing the team united. They have travel to Tufts (10-1-2, 6-1-1
with Bates (0-6) and Colby (0-6) for last place in the NESCAC. son, the Bowdoin women’s soc- changes to the lineup and some- tried hard to reach out to the NESCAC) on Tuesday. In order
The 49-point margin of defeat represents the fifth-worst cer team has turned a corner, times forced players into new younger players and help build to have a chance at qualifying
loss in program history. The loss was the Polar Bears’ first successfully winning six out of positions mid-game. As a re- a sense of inclusion, whether it’s for the playoffs, Bowdoin will
shutout since October 27, 2018, when they fell to Wesleyan their last eight games. With a sult, Smithson emphasized how through weekly team bonding have to win at least one of those
(5-1) 24-0. 2-0 victory over Bates (2-10-1, important a process-oriented events or simply getting meals two games.
Bowdoin’s defense surrendered 622 yards to the Jumbos, 0-8-0 NESCAC) on Sunday, mindset has been to the team. together. Smithson credited the When asked what her hopes
falling only one yard short of the all-time record for most the team has improved to 6-6-1 Gallagher echoed her coach’s returning players for fostering are for the next two games and
yards allowed in a single game. The record of 663 yards was overall (2-5-1 in NESCAC) and sentiments. team cohesion. beyond, Gallagher’s response
set by Trinity on October 23, 1993. put itself in a position to make a “We’ve been focusing a lot on
On offense, the Polar Bears posted only 181 yards behind run for the conference playoffs. the process and things that we
Matt Marcantano ’21, who got the start at quarterback for the Team leaders Morgen Gal- can control, rather than becom- “We’ve been focusing a lot on
first time this season. Marcantano took over for Austin Mc-
Crum ’21 midway through the Polar Bears’ loss to Amherst
lagher ’20 and Sophia Lemmer
’20—the women’s soccer team
ing obsessed with our results,
and that’s helped us actually get
the process and things that we
(4-2) on October 12. does not have captains—at- the results that we want,” she can control, rather than becom-
“[McCrum] is not playing very well ... so we need to make tribute the team’s newfound said.
a change to give a little spark,” said Head Coach BJ Hammer. success to more time spent in Neither player expressed ing obsessed with our results,
“We’re pretty stagnant right now, so it’s one of those things
where we’re going to see if [Marcantano] can help us.”
practice, which has allowed the
relatively young team to adjust
doubts regarding the team’s
talent—it was simply a matter
and that’s helped us actually get
Marcantano threw for 143 yards on Saturday on 16-36 at- to the more intense pace and of putting it all together. That the results that we want.”
tempts and one interception. physicality of college-level play. moment came on September –Morgen Gallagher ’20, women’s soccer leader
Hammer said that he plans to experiment with McCrum at “Our early schedule was re- 28, when Bowdoin defeated
wide receiver to fill the void left by Bo Millett ’21, who suffered ally jam-packed, [with] back- Trinity (5-6-2, 3-4-1 NESCAC)
a torn medial collateral ligament during Bowdoin’s October 5 to-back games where we didn’t 2-1 for its first NESCAC win of “We have been impressed was simple: “To play as long as
loss to Amherst. Millett, who led the team in receptions, will have much time to practice the season. with how well the team has han- we can.”
miss the remainder of the season. together as a team … we were “That was a big mental shift dled the adversity and resulting Once again, she and Smith-
Bowdoin kept the Jumbos scoreless through the first quar- making these little errors, and for us, where we put everything changes,” Smithson wrote. “We son are on the same page.
ter before surrendering three touchdowns in the second, two we didn’t really have much time together offensively and de- are fortunate to have a strong “Our conference is incred-
in the third and two in the fourth. to fix them,” said Lemmer. “As fensively, and we were seeing group of veterans who have set ibly competitive, and we have
Running back Brendan Ward ’22 led the team in receptions, the season went on, we’ve been the results on the field,” said the tone for us in this area.” learned over time that any team
catching five passes for 65 yards. Greg Olson ’21 had four catches able to have full weeks in be- Gallagher. “It was helpful for Moving forward, Gallagher, can get a result on any given
for 47 yards. The Jumbos defense held Nate Richam-Odoi ’20 and tween games, which just let us our morale and just affirmation Lemmer and Smithson look to day,” wrote Smithson. “We
the Bowdoin offense to 38 yards on the ground. focus on what we need to fix … of the work we’re putting into maintain their process-oriented know we have the opportunity
Bowdoin faces undefeated Middlebury (6-0) on Saturday at in order to succeed.” practice.” mindset as the team plays the to keep this season going—one
Whittier Field at 1 p.m.. In an email to the Orient, The veterans, especially the final two games of the regular game at a time.”
14 Friday, October 25, 2019

O OPINION
The right thing to do
If all goes to plan, by July 1, 2022, Bowdoin’s minimum starting wage
for hourly employees will increase to $17.00 an hour, and existing employ-
ees will receive raises to compensate for the effects of wage compression.
President Clayton Rose announced the wage increase after last weekend’s
meeting of the Board of Trustees. We commend this action—cautiously.
Rose attributed the wage increases to simple economics. In Maine’s “ex-
tremely tight labor market,” nearby Bath Iron Works’ plan to hire 1,000
more employees in 2020 means that competition for workers in the area
will be fierce. As Rose pointed out in his announcement, the new minimum
wage represents a 34 percent increase over the College’s current minimum
wage of $12.65 and a roughly 42 percent increase over Maine’s 2020 mini-
mum wage of $12.00, plus yearly cost of living increases.
We are pleased that the administration has decided to increase wages.
But we also acknowledge that the College still faces a long list of prob-
lems associated with raising the starting minimum wage, including reck-
oning with wage compression for existing employees and hard budget deci-
sions to find the money to pay for these wage increases.
Regardless of the stated reasons for this wage increase, we commend
the staff and student activists who created, as President Rose put it, “noise”
for change on this campus. Housekeepers spoke out about their working
conditions and their economic hardships. Students listened and stood in
solidarity with the housekeepers, mobilizing around the issue and demand-
ing that the College pay attention.
But the work is not done.
Students, staff and faculty must not fall under the illusion that this wage
increase will resolve all the issues that the College’s staff have brought to
light over the last two years.
In an op-ed three weeks ago, members of the housekeeping staff de-
scribed the details of their shocking working conditions, including being
asked to perform tasks for which they had not been properly trained. This LILY FULLAM
practice will not change when the wages go up. We must continue to apply
pressure to the College to resolve these problems.
Moreover, students have a responsibility to maintain the spaces that
they inhabit. As Nicole Feleo ’18 argued out in an op-ed last week, students
ought to treat campus with more respect than they do. Clean up after your-
Only Bernie can defeat Trumpism
self; it’s not that hard. Housekeepers are working professionals employed by Bernie’s base is bolstered by nurses, she fails to acknowledge America’s
the College. They have plenty of work to do without having to clean up the Who’s Left? teachers, waiters and police officers, history of human rights abuses and
little messes we leave. They do not work for the students, nor should they by Livia Kunins- whereas Warren has constructed a blatant violations of international
be treated as though they do. Berkowitz coalition dominated by white, col- law. On the other hand, Sanders is
As Rose pointed out, a wage increase is the right thing to do in the con- lege educated voters. Bernie’s ability building a movement that spans far
text of a competitive labor market, and we commend the College for doing This summer I had the oppor- to unify people across difference is beyond American voters and Amer-
so; improving working conditions is the right thing to do. Period. tunity to hear both Senator Bernie especially poignant in a time where ican borders.
Sanders and Senator Elizabeth War- pundits often lament that America is Sanders lost the election in 2016
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, ren speak to a room of grassroots more culturally divided than ever. but started a political revolution—
which is composed of Emily Cohen, Roither Gonzales, Rohini Kurup, Alyce McFad- activists from across the country. Bernie and Warren often use simi- one that is shaking communities
den and Jaret Skonieczny. Warren delivered her usual stump- lar rhetoric, yet their policies indeed across the U.S. and daring Ameri-
speech—rousing and effective. She differ. Bernie is the only candidate cans to dream once again. Policies
detailed her phenomenal plans and thus far to have proposed universal that once seemed impossible, like
exuded competence. Bernie, on the school lunch, national rent control Medicare For All and free college
other hand, simply used his time and a complete cancelation of stu- are now mainstream positions with-
to thank the activists for their hard dent debt. Bernie’s wealth tax is also in the Democratic Party due to his
ESTABLISHED 1871 work. Bernie didn’t seek to convince far more comprehensive than War- persistence. Immediately after the
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 the people in the room; no matter ren’s. Bernie proposes an extra tax election, Sanders started Our Rev-
who they were voting for, these ac- on wealth over $32 million, while olution, an organization dedicated
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information tivists were already part of Bernie’s Warren’s tax begins at $50 million. to grassroots activism with chapters
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, political revolution. In that moment, Furthermore, Warren proposes a flat now in every single state in America.
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in I fully understood that Bernie’s vi- three percent tax on net worth over Furthermore, his unrelenting ide-
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse sion extended far beyond the pres- one billion, whereas Bernie proposes alism has inspired countless young
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. idency. He is creating a grassroots a graduated system that goes up to an progressives to launch their own
movement dedicated to engendering eight percent tax on wealth over $10 campaigns, resulting in a new van-
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief true societal change. Their speeches billion. It is no wonder some billion- guard of leadership such as U.S. Rep-
Emily Cohen Alyce McFadden struck such different tones, and this aires are falling in line behind War- resentatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cor-
compelled me to consider the other ren as a last defense against a Sanders tez and Ilhan Omar. I am voting for
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor differences between the two candi- presidency. Bernie because he generates hope in
Steven Xu dates. Indeed, both candidates would Bernie and Warren also have dif- so many, even in the midst of these
Maia Coleman Andrew Bastone
Anna Fauver Aura Carlson transform this country for the better, ferent perspectives on U.S. foreign political dark ages. I am also voting
Roither Gonzales but it is Bernie’s movement, not War- policy—a distinction that must be for Bernie because he is the pragmat-
Photo Editor Rohini Kurup Features Editor ren’s plans, that will be the antidote emphasized given the president’s ic choice. Almost every credible poll
Ann Basu Nina McKay Emma Sorkin to Trumpism and to the greater cor- unfettered power as command- declares that Bernie can resound-
Mindy Leder Ian Ward rupt and oppressive forces that have er-in-chief. Bernie is the candidate ingly defeat Trump. In fact, he is
Sports Editor governed the United States for far thoroughly committed to ending currently the only candidate polling
Dylan Sloan too long. America’s endless wars. He has open- ahead of Trump in Iowa.
Layout Editor Executive Editor
Emma Bezilla It’s Bernie who unites people ly criticized American military in- The reality is that Bernie and
Kate Lusignan A&E Editor
Jaret Skonieczny across race, religion, age, gender tervention for his entire career and Warren are rather different candi-
Eliana Miller Cole van Miltenburg
Ian Stewart and region. The Sanders coalition is is the only candidate who has voted dates; only in a country that lacks a
Opinion Editor truly diverse—49 percent of Bernie against every single one of Trump’s serious left is it possible to conflate
Associate Editor Diego Lasarte supporters are white compared to proposed increases in military bud- them. Warren is a ‘capitalist to her
Data Desk Editor 71 percent of Warren’s. At a recent get. His commitment to anti-imperi- bones,’ while Bernie is a commit-
Kathryn McGinnis
Gwen Davidson Lucie Nolden Page 2 Editor rally at a historically black university alism has earned him the support of ted Democratic Socialist. Liz is a
Drew Macdonald Reuben Schafir Lily Randall in South Carolina, Warren handed leaders throughout the world includ- technocrat—she believes that select
George Grimbilas (asst.) out signs saying “African-Ameri- ing San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin smart people in office will be able to
Nimra Siddiqui (asst.) Calendar Editor cans with Warren,” yet she spoke Cruz, who is now a co-chair of his reverse the destructive policies intro-
Head Copy Editor Jane Godiner to a mostly white audience. At the campaign. Bernie is unafraid to call duced by Trump. Bernie was birthed
Head Illustrator Devin McKinney same time, Bernie also appeals to out human rights abuses even when by movement culture; he believes in
Sara Caplan Senior News Reporter
the so called “white-working class” coming from American allies. This is people power and collective action.
Nate DeMoranville that has occupied our imaginations most notable in his unequivocal con- His candidacy is a rousing call for
Copy Editor Horace Wang
since the 2016 election. By the end of demnation of Israel’s expansion into mass mobilization that will continue
Social Media Manager Sebastian de Lasa
Ayub Tahlil Danielle Quezada Senior Sports Reporter August, Bernie had raised double the the West Bank. Meanwhile, Warren far beyond Bernie’s first day in office.
Sophie Friedman Emily Staten Ella Chaffin amount raised by Warren, Biden and vocally supported Israel’s military It is this type of diverse and commit-
Buttigieg in counties that voted for actions in the Gaza Strip in 2014. ted coalition that will truly allow us
The material contained herein is the property of The Bowdoin Orient and appears at the sole discretion of the Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016— Warren’s foreign policy plans criti- to exorcise Trumpism and defeat the
editors. The editors reserve the right to edit all material. Other than in regard to the above editorial, the opinions precisely the counties that must cize the military’s carbon footprint system that produced it. Only then
expressed in the Orient do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors. be won in order to defeat Trump. and the exorbitant cost of war, but can we truly begin to build anew.
Friday, October 25, 2019 OPINION 15

Do you believe your thoughts hold no ideological bias?


empowerment of first-genera- the left are clearly divided, such of finding the common ground by the rules of those that called our hearts and minds. With
by Radu Stochita tion, low-income students is a as in some European countries based on compassion, love for the common ground. further movement, either to the
Op-Ed Contributor
problem that can be addressed (Spain: PSOE, Podemos—on and unity, we might just throw But now, the call for the right or to the left, the Ameri-
What should we think of by both the right and the left, the left—and Vox or PC—on ourselves into the teeth of the middle ground is louder than can people feel more divided
Bowdoin over-emphasizing we must ask ourselves: how the right), we cannot ignore wolves. This suicidal act will be ever. With the rise of the alt- than ever.
the need for reaching a com- would each of the side do it? that the ideological differenc- applauded by the loud voices right, the neo-fascists It is scary indeed, and the
mon ground between different Would they find a common es still play an important part on the other side of the in Europe and call to reach beyond ideology is
political sides? What should solution, or would the right in the differences between the spectrum, that are waiting the neo-Nazi present at every step we make
we think of Arthur Brooks— rather inspire low-income, parties. And those differences only for the right moment group that has in this society. We are told to
who works at a right-wing first-generation students to aim dictate our trains of thoughts to crush us with their ide- entered the lay our ideas aside and join to-
think tank—coming to campus to work at a morally-corrupt and the way we look at issues if ology and assure us Greek Parlia- gether to try to find solutions
in an attempt to mediate a dis- government surveillance agen- we decide to understand some- that’s what mid- ment, anxiety that are objectively beneficial
cussion on love and solidarity cy, while the left might want to thing as being an issue. The dle ground has begun to to this society. I would love to
and its importance in bridging destroy the system that created political opinion we adhere to looks like. crawl into ask that person who believes in
the social and political gap? the conditions of existence for gives us the tools and instru- Before we objective action, to tell me the
What the posters about him the low-income students in the ments that we use in order to get our pow- truth: do you actually believe
forgot to advertise is that his first place? work towards our goals. er to rise up your thoughts hold no ideolog-
political views are far-right, While those differences Trying to bridge the differ- again, we will be ical bias?
nowhere even close to the might be applicable in a polit- ences that exist between the locked in a sys- Radu Stochita is a member of
‘center’ for which he claims to ical system where the right and left and the right, with the aim tem, playing the Class of 2022.
be advocating. The presence of
Arthur Brooks only reaffirms
the status quo that domi-
nates this campus—the empty
promise of joining together
across party lines and fighting
for a more just world. Before
APLAN
raising our fists in agreement SARA C
with that point of view, we
need to think about what this
fight entails. And how exactly
are we planning to fight for
that cause?
The language of solidari-
ty earns us compassion and
promises us a future based on
values of cooperation and mu-
tual understanding between
the sides. We are told that the
problems we are facing nowa-
days can only be solved if we
bridge the division that exists
in politics. It tells us that the
left and the right should come
together, even if the values
that both of those sides stand
for are different. And it is not
just the values that are dif-
ferent, but also the methods
through which they would
like to accomplish their goals.
If we are to assume that the

LETTER TO THE EDITOR LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Under Brooks, AEI denied climate change Challenge the status-quo


To the Editor, porate-run federal government, and
To the Editor, and frequent promotion of climate change denial. your choice of the word “shameful”
While we are informed that Brooks himself may As a recent subscriber to the is just right. We won’t move away
Opinions about how we should run our econo- accept the science demonstrating a humanity-in- Orient, I was really pleased to see from our national crises (econom-
my and society should be welcomed and discussion duced climate change due to the burning of fossil your editorial in big support of the ic disparity, global climate change,
from multiple viewpoints is important. In that fuels, under his direction AEI actively promoted Bowdoin staff and the Bowdoin militarism and resource wars) until
regard, we might be interested to engage with Ar- misinformation on the subject. Misinformation is Labor Alliance! Clear and properly we begin to challenge the status quo.
thur Brooks. While we may disagree with another not opinion—it is misinformation, and its dissem- outspoken! Well done. And, as to The very wealthy must be made to
viewpoint, it can help to listen and debate. But an ination is contrary to the goals of an educational the courage of the 12 housekeepers, shift gears without delay. If its for-
institute of higher learning should not provide a institute. As the inaugural Joseph McKeen Visiting I feel real gratitude for their daring tunes they’re after, there are fortunes
platform for the dissemination of misinformation, Fellow at Bowdoin, I hope that Brooks will champi- to lead the way toward principles of to be earned in making that shift. I
especially when it is clear that the propaganda is on the efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, and fairness at Bowdoin. It seems that hope to see more Bowdoin students
deceitfully wrong. Nor should it support those promote the common good. the College’s economic principles and alums insisting on it.
who push and actively promote such agendas. have more to do with interest than
Brooks directed the American Enterprise Institute Bruce Kohorn with fairness or democracy. In that Rosalie Paul
(AEI) for the last 10 years and oversaw the active Linnean Professor of Biology and Biochemistry way, they are a reflection of our cor- Community Member

QUESTION OF THE WEEK Last issue’s response:


HAVE YOU BEEN TO A DO YOU ENDORSE THE BSG MOTION
IN SUPPORT OF HOUSEKEEPERS?
BOWDOIN SPORTING
EVENT THIS YEAR? 75% YES
25% NO
Answer at bowdoinorient.com/poll. Based on answers from 168 responses.
16 Friday, October 25, 2019

OCTOBER
FRIDAY 25
LECTURE
“The Future of the Planet: Climate
Change and Environmental Protection”
Former EPA administrator and Professor of the Practice of
Public Health at Harvard University Gina McCarthy will discuss
the current state of the planet and its critical future.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 12:30 p.m.

EVENT
President’s Summer Research Symposium
Students will present their summer research in a poster session
open to all Bowdoin students, families, faculty and staff.
Morrell Gymnasium. 1:45 p.m.

EVENT
Family Weekend Dessert Reception
The Black Student Union will host a reception to socialize ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

and enjoy provided sweets for all students and their families. POST-SHOW CHAT: Comedian and talk show host Patti Vasquez, who has collaborated with personalities such as Sarah Silverman, John Mulaney
and Kevin Hart, answers Bowdoin students’ questions after her standup show last Friday.
Russwurm African American Center. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 26 MONDAY 28 WEDNESDAY 30


LECTURE EVENT
EVENT
Halley K. Harrisburg ’90 and Michael Are You A Sexpert?
Harvestfest Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence Lecture Bowdoin Healthy Relationships, along with College
Reed House will host an outdoor event with fall treats, live Physician Assistant Julie Gray, will host a night of sexual
Artist Andrea Dezsö, who has worked extensively in a
music, yard games, face-painting, crafts and apple-bobbing. education trivia featuring student-submitted questions.
wide range of media, will discuss building a sustainable
7 Boody Street, Reed House. 2 p.m. Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill. 8 p.m.
art practice and how her art has reflected her values and
understanding of humanity.
PERFORMANCE
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.
Student Group Performances
Bowdoin’s student groups—including dance and a cappella—

THURSDAY 31
will perform for students and families.
Morrell Gymnasium. 7 p.m.

LECTURE
“AI and You: the Truth Behind the
Fiction about how Artificial Intelligence
TUESDAY 29 LECTURE
“Landscapes, Not Landfills”
Artist, environmental activist and Maine resident Mariah
is Changing Our Lives” LECTURE
Reading ’16 will display her eco-art, “Recycled Landscapes,”
Professor of Digital and Computational Studiesand former “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To that aims to bring attention to the need to preserve and
head of Bowdoin’s RoboCup team Eric Chown will examine Win the Vote” protect the environment.
the reality behind headlines and stories related to artificial Elaine Weiss, Author of “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Room 116, Edwards Arts Center. 3:40 p.m.
intelligence, and what lies in the future of AI innovations. Fight to Win the Vote,” will discuss the struggle for
Room 315, Searles Science Building. 11 a.m. women’s suffrage, 100 years after the passage of the EVENT
19th Amendment. Spin-Indoor Cycling
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Instructor Matt O’Donnell will hold an evening spin class.
Room 213, Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness.

SUNDAY 27
LECTURE 6:15 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi Society Visiting Writers
Series: Grace Talusan FILM SCREENING
EVENT Lecturer at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at “Damnationland X”
Absen-Tea Time Tufts University and the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence Frontier will be screening “Damnationland X,” in which Maine
Bowdoin students will be able to fill out and mail their absentee at Brandeis University Grace Talusan will discuss her memoir filmmakers redefine the traditional horror and thriller genres
ballots. Tea and other refreshments will be served. and first book, “The Body Papers.” through a series of short films.
Conference Room, David Saul Smith Union. 8 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Frontier. 3 p.m.

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