The College will award five honorary degrees at its 207th Commencement exercises Saturday, May 26, 2012. The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. on the Quad in front of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. In observance of the 40th anniversary year of women at the College, this year’s slate of honorands is made up entirely of women.
They include archaeologist Margaret W. Conkey, philanthropist Agnes Gund, television journalist Cynthia McFadden ’78, human rights activist Humaira Awais Shahid and artist Carrie Mae Weems.
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of women students at Bowdoin, an achievement that’s being celebrated in a number of ways on campus. In the spirit of this celebration, Leana Amaez, associate dean of multicultural student programs, moderated a panel of three speakers Saturday — all of them successful women of color representing different generations of graduates. The event was a collaborative effort between Amaez’s office and Alumni Relations.
“We would be remiss not to celebrate 40 years of women of color and miss the opportunity for students to meet the women who’ve paved the way for you to be here and your ability to thrive here,” Amaez said to the student audience before introducing Iris W. Davis ’78, Karen Hinds ’93 and Sue Kim-Ichel ’05.
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Chakkalakal, above, and Kong.
Bowdoin faculty members Tess Chakkalakal (Africana Studies and English) and Belinda Kong (Asian Studies and English) have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2012. The Board of Trustees voted on their promotion at a recent meeting.
The Board also approved the hire of a new, tenured faculty member in government, Andrew D. Rudalevige, an expert on presidential-congressional relations.
Sam Margolis '01 of Comanchero. Photo courtesy of the band.
The country-funk band Comanchero, featuring Sam Margolis ’01, plays The Big Easy, 55 Market Street, Portland, on Friday, February 17, 2012, to release their new album, The Undeserved.
Comanchero is brothers Greg Moon (drums, banjo, keys, vocal) and Bob Moon (electric guitar, vocals), Andrew Kramer (bass, mandolin, vocals), Sam Margolis (acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals), and Jim Levin (percussion, vocals). In addition, Noel Coakley contributes pedal steel on several tracks of the new CD.
Comanchero’s country-funk thunder melds a rambling jam sensibility with genuine boot-stomping twang. Shades of Widespread Panic, Cake, and Wilco in these feverish Cactus Rock rhythms.
— Relix Magazine
The Bowdoin College Athletic Department hosted a record number of participants at its annual “Girls and Women in Sports Weekend” February 11-12, 2012.
The event drew 225 girls, ages 5-14, and included Saturday’s “Luncheon with the Polar Bears” for middle schoolers and Sunday’s increasingly popular “Girls and Women in Sports Day” at Farley Field House. It’s the first time in the event’s six-year history that it drew more than 200 girls and young women.
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