Educational Justice Talk Kicks off ‘Latinx Heritage Month and Beyond’

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Julian Vasquez Heilig speaks at Bowdoin tonight about educational injustice, particularly for students living in poverty, in the context of education reforms. His talk will be live streamed.

The address by Heilig, a professor of educational leadership and policy studies at California State University, kicks off Latinx Heritage Month and Beyond at Bowdoin. Included in the lineup of events are visits by MIT Professor of Linguistics Noam Chomsky, who will speak at Bowdoin Oct. 13, and author Junot Diaz, who will give a talk here Nov. 3.

McKeen Center Hosts Volunteer Fair to Recruit Returning, New Students

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Hyde Plaza was buzzing with activity as the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good held its annual volunteer fair  September 2. More than thirty student volunteer groups were on hand, along with several local non profit organizations, to try to encourage students, both new ones and those returning from their summer break, to donate some of their free time to worthy causes.

Campus Walking Tour Maps Offer of the College

cross BDSOn a recent walking tour of the campus, Secretary of Development and College Relations—and de facto College historian—John Cross ’76 explained how President William De Witt (1885-1917) transformed the College in ways that reflected “The Offer of the College,” which he wrote in 1906. Read more about Hyde’s presidency.

College House Profile: Reed House

Each semester, we profile a College House, one of the eight houses that make up what some call Bowdoin’s “living rooms.”

The College Houses are all former fraternities that are occupied today by sophomores. Each year first-year students who are interested in hosting campus-wide academic and social events, and shaping the campus culture, apply to live in the houses during their second year here. Then throughout the academic year, house residents organize talks, tastings, debates, and parties in their communal living spaces. They also create special social events just for the first-year affiliates assigned to their house.

This semester, we profile Reed House, on Boody Street. The house, once the home of Alpha Eta of Chi Psi, was dedicated on September 28, 2007, in memory of Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902), Class of 1860, a U.S. Representative from Maine and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.