As The Huffington Post reports, it is now near the top (#2) of “The 10 Colleges with the Best Quality of Life.“
In a letter to the Bowdoin community, President Barry Mills announces that Bowdoin College Museum of Art Director Kevin Salatino will be leaving this summer to become the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of Art Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.
Talk of college endowments tends to prompt a fair amount of armchair quarterbacking, replete with comments suggesting that with “so much money, students should attend free of charge!” or “they’re doing so well, certainly they don’t need a gift from me.” Not true, writes Andrew J. Rotherham, co-founder of the nonprofit Bellwether Education Partners.
Rotherham’s Time magazine piece, “College Endowments: Why Even Harvard Isn’t as Rich as You Think,” offers five reasons that “the reality of how college endowments work is different from the rhetoric.”
In a new article in the American Journal of Education, Assistant Professor of Education Doris Santoro argues that many teachers are finding it difficult to experience the “moral rewards” of their profession in a new era of rigid curricula, high-stakes testing and reduced classroom autonomy.
This year, women at Bowdoin have been scaling rock walls, rafting down swollen rapids, catching waves at a popular surfing beach and wielding chainsaws. The Wild Women Adventure series is being offered this year by the Bowdoin Outing Club and the Women’s Resource Center for women only, but is open to students, staff and faculty. Melissa Quinby, director of the Women’s Resource Center, sat down to talk about the series recently with the Bowdoin Daily Sun. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.
Bowdoin Daily Sun: What is the Wild Women Adventure Series?
Melissa Quinby: I’ve been working really closely with Devin [Farkas] and Michael [Woodruff ‘87] and Becca [Austin ‘10] over at the Outing Club to create a series of seasonal outing adventures for faculty, students and staff to build community, learn hard skills in the outdoors and have the opportunity to really celebrate 40 years of women at Bowdoin by playing together and enjoying the opportunity to learn skills that develop confidence.
BDS: And what type of adventures have you offered so far?
MQ: So far, we have gone hiking. We’ve gone surfing. We have gone on an overnight winter camping trip. We did a rafting trip. We did a kayak pool-rolling clinic for women to learn how to roll whitewater kayaks indoors. And also rock climbing.
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