Video: Bowdoin Students Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

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.

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


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

McKeen Center Volunteer Fair from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.
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.