Nearly 500 students, plus staff, faculty and family members, gathered at Farley Field House Saturday for a catered lunch and live music to kick off an afternoon of service.
Meanwhile, across the country, almost 200 alumni also committed to a day of volunteering to honor the tradition of community involvement. Continue reading Slideshow: Bowdoin Gets to Work for 14th Annual Common Good Day
A whaling crew led by Rex Rock Sr. launches their boat from the ice edge near Point Hope, Alaska, to pursue a whale in spring 2011. Photo © Bill Hess.
A group of 11 Alaskan Iñupiat and Yup’ik hunters and leaders will gather on campus September 18-20 for a series of meetings. On September 20 they will participate in a panel discussion, Navigating Alaskan Waters: Natives, Science, and Politics. George Noongwook, a representative of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, will be the keynote speaker. Representatives of the five Alaskan marine mammal commissions (whale, beluga, polar bear, seal and walrus) will join him in discussions moderated by Martin Robards, of the Arctic Beringia Program. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, and is free and open to the public.
The panelists will talk about the challenges and opportunities their families and communities face in light of intensification of oil and gas development in Alaska, dramatic increases in ship traffic as ice disappears from northern waters and climate change. They will also reflect on the importance and difficulty of integrating traditional knowledge, science and policy when trying to safeguard marine mammal habitat and traditional cultural lifeways.
Continue reading Alaskan Inuit Marine Mammal Hunters and Leaders on Campus Sept. 18-20
This Friday, Bowdoin is encouraging employees and students to get rid of all the electronic waste cluttering up their garages, attics and basements.
A Waterville, Maine-based nonprofit, eWaste Alternatives, will set up a collections operation in the parking lot on Coffin Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Bowdoin employees and students can drop off TVs, computers, cellphones, fax machines, microwaves, Game Boys — any electronic device or small appliance, according to Keisha Payson, Bowdoin’s coordinator for sustainability.
The service is specifically for household waste and not office waste, Payson said. Bowdoin already recycles its dated electronics with eWaste Alternatives.
Bowdoin has partnered with eWaste Alternatives because it deals responsibly with electronic garbage, Payson said. The company is a subsidiary of SKILLS, Inc., a nonprofit that helps people with intellectual disabilities and other challenges find jobs, housing and support services. Disabled adults are hired to recycle as much of the electronics as they can. All the salvaged goods, particularly computers and televisions, are provided to disadvantaged communities.
For a complete list of accepted goods, click the link.
Continue reading Bowdoin Offers Free E-waste Take-back Day
Zach Danssaert's game-winner came with little more than four minutes remaining in regulation play.
Zach Danssaert ’14 scored the game-winning goal with 4:04 remaining to give the men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over 10th-ranked Babson Sunday afternoon.
With their third consecutive victory, the Polar Bears improve to 3-1-0 and beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2010.