As the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline intensifies, several dozen students and other members of the Bowdoin community gathered on campus recently to voice their opposition to the project. The Native American Student Association and Bowdoin Climate Action organized the rally on October 5, 2016. Banners were displayed and a petition was signed in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s efforts to block the construction of a pipeline through sites the tribe describes as sacred.
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.
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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.
On 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.