Bowdoin Orchestra Flash Mobs Thorne Diners

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The Bowdoin Orchestra surprised diners at Thorne Wednesday evening with a quick concert. They did the same thing in 2014.

The flash performance was a preview of the concert the orchestra will give Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 pm in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Liberal and Conservative Columnists Find Common Ground in Campus Discussion


The Up For Discussion: Free Speech and Political Correctness on College Campuses event in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Dec. 5, 2016

The issues of free speech and political correctness on campus were front and center as two leading national newspaper columnists—an African American conservative and a white liberal—came to Bowdoin December 5, 2016, for a head-to-head debate and discussion. In his introduction, President Clayton S. Rose stressed the importance of exposing students to differing viewpoints, and opinions they may not all agree with.

“This is how we change the world,” he said. About 600 members of the Bowdoin community packed Pickard Theater for the discussion. The long-anticipated event featured Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and Jason Riley of The Wall Street Journal, who is also a fellow of the Manhattan Institute. It was moderated by Bowdoin College Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Connie Chiang. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin News: De La Rosa ’16 Wins Marshall Scholarship to Oxford; Eyraud ’16 Offers Coding Class to Refugees

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Bill De La Rosa ’16 will study at Oxford University next year

Bill De La Rosa ’16 has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which funds graduate study in the UK for up to forty US students each year. The scholarship was created in 1953 to strengthen ties between the two countries. Read more in Bowdoin News.




Juliet Eyraud ’16 at work in the classroom.

This semester, senior Juliet Eyraud has been traveling to Portland once a week to teach an introductory computer programming class for English language learners. Read more in Bowdoin News.



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Polar Bear Scoreboard

MascotWomen’s Basketball — The women’s basketball team rolled to its third straight victory to open the year, this time over visiting MIT, 88-56, Sunday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

Men’s Basketball — The Babson College men’s basketball team hit some clutch shots down the stretch to edge Bowdoin in a non-conference contest Sunday afternoon, 78-74. Last week, on Tuesday evening, the team closed the game on an 8-0 run to pull away from the University of New England in a 60-52 win.

Men’s Ice Hockey — The men’s ice hockey team exploded for a six goal first period en route to an 8-3 victory over Becker College on Sunday afternoon at Colby. The day before, the Geneseo men’s ice hockey team used a pair of power play goals and a short-handed tally to down host Bowdoin 7-4 Saturday evening.

Women’s Ice Hockey — The women’s ice hockey team dealt Holy Cross its first loss of the 2016-17 season Saturday evening, earning a hard-fought 3-1 victory.