Bowdoin will hold its 207th Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, and confer bachelor of arts degrees on 450 graduates. Schedule of events, answers to frequently asked questions and other Commencement information here. Can’t make it to campus for the event? Watch Commencement live online here.
The Bowdoin Bear in The Peter S. Buck Center for Health and Fitness.
The days leading up to Commencement can be a bear. All those last-minute details, program changes — and the chairs. So many chairs.
Especially anticipatory were the days prior to Commencement 1918, when the College was awaiting the arrival of the Bowdoin Bear, procured by Arctic explorer Donald MacMillan, of the Class of 1889.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center’s new blog, A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: Researching the Crocker Land Expeditions 1913-1917, shares some of the story.
Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster has more on the history of how the Polar Bear came to be the College mascot in the Bowdoin Baccaulaureate tradition, “Voices from Bowdoin’s Past,” an address to be presented Friday during the ceremony in Watson Arena. Look for his talk here on the Bowdoin Daily Sun.
Sen. George Mitchell '54 (left) and Jeffrey Selinger
Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell ’54, D-Maine, brought his decades of political experience to a discussion about whether politics is more or less civil than in previous years.
A panel that also included Assistant Professor of Government Jeffrey Selinger and Amy Fried, a political scientist from the University of Maine, was moderated by Keith Shortall ’82, Maine Public Broadcasting Network news director and host of the program Maine Calling. Listen to the show.
Jill Shaw Ruddock '77 (left) with fellow award winner, comedienne Ruby Wax.
Author and Second Half Centre founder Jill Shaw Ruddock, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1977, and comedienne Ruby Wax, who has worked to raise awareness of mental health issues, were honored with the Jewish Care Woman of Distinction award at the Philips de Pury and Company auction house in London in front of more than 160 women.
The lunch raised more than $100,000 to benefit Jewish Care mental health facilities Sydney Corob House and Jack Gardner House in North London. Past recipients of the award include fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg (2011) and philanthropist Dame Vivienne Duffield (2010).
Shaw Ruddock is to receive Bowdoin’s Common Good Award at Reunion Convocation, June 2, 2012.
Men’s Track & Field — Coby Horowitz ’13 posted the second-best time in preliminaries and has qualified for the finals of 1500 meters at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship to be held Saturday.
Men’s Tennis — The men’s tennis pairing of Oscar Pena ’12 and Samuel King ’14 were knocked off in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship Thursday afternoon.
Screenshot from 'In Bedrooms' by Sarah Siwak '13
The Bowdoin Film Society recently hosted its annual year-end student film festival to honor student movies, giving out awards in several categories.
Best picture, best performance and the audience award went to Senior Spring, by Brian Gladstone ’12. Best writing went to Sarah Siwak ’13 for In Bedrooms. Eli Garrard ’12 won best editing/cinematography for Grand Pause. All of the awards, except for the audience award, were decided by a panel of film society members who didn’t participate in making the films, according to David Shuck ’12, co-president of the film society.
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