Bowdoin Holds Locavore Dinner to Highlight Local Suppliers, Celebrate Earth Day

locavore3Anyone having their evening meal at Thorne Hall of Moulton Union April 20 would have been presented with an almost entirely locally produced menu.

Bowdoin held its Spring Locavore Dinner with the help of nearly 30 local suppliers, offering a range of hot and cold foods plus desserts, all sourced right here in Maine. Read more about Bowdoin’s Spring Locavore Dinner

Student Multicultural Center Starts Up ‘Freedom Fridays’


Benjamin Harris

Freedom Fridays is a new program at Bowdoin designed to spark interesting, informal discussions about popular culture and social issues. The first meeting began with a conversation about Beyoncé’s controversial song and video, “Formation.”

Benjamin Harris, director of the Student Center for Multicultural Life, said “Formation” was the perfect subject to launch Freedom Fridays because it is relevant to young people and it speaks to the current climate of race relations in the United States.

Harris added that he hopes Freedom Fridays will bring students together so they can learn from one another. “We have different social circles,” he said, “and we don’t always hear people of contrasting views. We want to foster a better community for communication, so it’s not just social media rants or anonymous posts.” Read about Freedom Fridays.

Turning 15 All Over Again: Students Throw a Quinceañera Bash



On Saturday night, the Latin American Student Organization invited students to join them in recreating a quinceañera, a girl’s coming-of-age celebration for her 15th birthday. “Quinceañeras are a cherished tradition and we would like to share this ceremony with the Bowdoin community,” LASO explained on its Facebook invitation. See more quinceañera photos.

New Insulation Project Promises Environmental and Financial Payback


Insulation may not seem a sexy subject, but it is helping the College toward its goal to become carbon neutral by 2020. Learn how padding the pipes helps save money and the environment.