Dance, Film, Music: Creative Students Collaborate

Students studying dance, music and film this spring worked together in small groups to make four unique short films. The pieces, which contained a theme and at least four variations, included original dance choreography, musical scores and avant garde cinema techniques. Behind the interdisciplinary assignment were three professors who decided that asking students in different creative fields to work together would strengthen their communication and collaboration skills. Read more and watch the students’ final projects.

A Quad Commissioning Ceremony for 2nd Lt. Mac Caputi ’15

mac caputiThe U.S. Marine Corps held a commissioning ceremony for senior David “Mac” Caputi Friday morning.

Standing before the Bowdoin Chapel, in front of his family, coaches, professors and friends, Caputi took his oath and became a second lieutenant. Read the story and see photos here.

First Tennis Player in Bowdoin History to Advance to NCAA Singles Championship

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Joulia Likhanskaia ’17

Sophomore Joulia Likhanskaia battled to a three-set victory in the NCAA Individual Semifinals to become the first Bowdoin tennis player, men’s or women’s, to advance to the championship match in school history. Read more about it here.

Soar with Pole Vaulter Erin Silva ’15 in High-Flying Video

Erin Silva ’15, a pole vaulter from Westborough, Mass., last week received Bowdoin’s Lucy Shulman Award for Most Outstanding Female Athlete. A two-time NESCAC Champion, school record holder and multiple-time All-American, Silva will compete Thursday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship at St. Lawrence University, two days before Commencement.

Before she left for Canton, N.Y., Silva strapped on a GoPro camera, reflected on her time at Bowdoin, and explained what it’s like to propel 13 feet in the air.

Incoming Student Government President Daniel Mejia-Cruz ’16 Receives Public Policy Fellowship

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Daniel Mejia-Cruz ’16

Daniel Mejia-Cruz is just a junior but he is already quite specific when it comes to his career plans: he wants to work in international education and law on behalf of children around the world. “The ultimate goal,” he said, “is formalizing international law so that access to education is treated as a human right, protectable through litigation in international courts.” Read how he’s making that happen with an impressive fellowship.