This year, Bowdoin students in more than 20 courses and independent study projects across the curriculum, and those who’ve participated in more than 30 community service projects, summer fellowships and Alternative Spring and Winter Break Programs, have learned through collaborations with organizations in communities here and abroad.
They have taught, developed software, carried out scientific research, presented results to community stakeholders, completed needs assessments for local nonprofits, and raised the hopes and aspirations of children and adults alike. In the process, they have cultivated and helped sustain important and mutually beneficial ties between the College and the communities in which they’ve worked.
The annual Celebrating Community Symposium, to be held 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday May 10, in Morrell Lounge, Smith Union, comprises posters and other displays chronicling a year of students’ and the College’s public engagement and features refreshments including Maine-made root beer and gelato from Brunswick’s Gelato Fiasco.
Professional decorators were in Smith Union all Friday, stringing up banners through the hallways and putting up lanterns and stars in Morrell Lounge in preparation for the annual Spring Gala. The lighting team came the following afternoon. The semi-formal dance, which started late Saturday night, offered students music by the Boston String Quartet and DJ Double G, as well as an on-site henna tattoo artist, photo booth and popcorn machine.
Photos by Michele Stapleton
The annual talent show put on by the International Club provides a rare chance to listen to instruments unfamiliar to many or to discover students’ hidden gifts. This year, the four performances in the Daggett Lounge included a gentle song played on a Chinese bamboo flute and four-stringed Chinese lute and an energetic martial-arts dance. The evening also included a catered meal, with Indian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese food provided by downtown restaurants. The event is part of International Week, organized by members of the student club.
Men’s Lacrosse — Beau Wood scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime to lift the Tufts University men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 double-overtime victory against Bowdoin in the championship game of the New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon. The team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament in selections announced Sunday evening.
Rowing — At the New England Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., the rowing team advanced all six of its entries to the Grand Finals and once there, took four gold medals.
Baseball — Beau Breton lifted a walk-off hit to right field, scoring pinch runner Jon Fraser to cap a wild 9-8,ten-inning win for the Bowdoin baseball team against Suffolk Sunday afternoon.
Men’s Tennis — The men’s tennis team mounted a valiant effort, but top-ranked Amherst College came away with a 5-2 win in the championship of the New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament Sunday at Williams College.
Scores listed are those available at time of publication.
Dana Glazer '92. Illustration by Chelee Ross '12.
This profile originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Bowdoin magazine.
Bowdoin major: History
Current residence: Ridgewood, New Jersey
Bowdoin connections: My father, Martin, is a member of the Class of ’68. My parents married in the Chapel and lived during my dad’s senior year at the Chamberlain house.
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