Bowdoin’s Organic Garden Opens Minds and Mouths (Bangor Daily News)

Bowdoin Organic GardenWhen student interns learn how to grow vegetables and flowers in Bowdoin’s organic garden, they don’t just learn the basics of farming, they also learn what a freshly picked red pepper or tomato tastes like.

“It opens up the mind,” garden supervisor Jeremy Tardif told the Bangor Daily News. Read the article, “On the farm at Bowdoin College, education grows organically.”

Students, McKeen Center Make Voter Registration Push on Campus

Liam Gunn ’17

Liam Gunn ’17

Bowdoin has a new “engagement election fellow,” a student who is leading a voter registration push on campus this semester and laying down a basic infrastructure for future voter-registration efforts.

The McKeen Center for the Common Good created the position last spring, hiring Liam Gunn ’17 to take charge of signing students up to vote in Maine or in their home states. Gunn is also tasked with helping students  get up to speed on national issues and Maine ballot questions.

Gunn and his campus partners last night organized a debate viewing party in Jack Magee’s Pub, where a voter registration table was set up. Today, which is National Voter Registration Day, students are tabling from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Smith Union, helping more students register. Read more about voter registration and education efforts at Bowdoin.

Art Provides Backdrop for Student Soirée

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Student Night at the Museum a cappella concert

Now a fall tradition, Student Activities threw a party at the Museum of Art Friday night. Students perused the art before gathering in the pavilion for an a cappella concert. Check out a slideshow and video from the event.

Student Government Election Draws Many Candidates — And Funny Posters

bsg_elections_2016-5On Friday, campus polls open for the student body to elect new members to the first-year and senior-year class councils. This year, 34 students are running for 10 open seats. The online election closes Sunday at 8 p.m.

“It’s an unusually large number,” Reed Fernandez ’17 noted. As vice president of the Bowdoin Student Government General Assembly, Fernandez oversees student elections. Read more about the elections and see a slideshow of some of the catchy posters.