Archives for April 2015

College Holds Evening Vigil to Reflect on Events in Baltimore, Nepal

candle vigil

Photo by Eliza Graumlich ’17

Bowdoin students, staff and faculty gathered on the Museum of Art steps last night to hold a candlelight vigil for the “pain, anguish and grief being expressed by people in Baltimore,” according to Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster. In addition, Foster said that members of the community have begun ways to contribute to the relief efforts for Nepal.

“While Bowdoin can sometimes feel like a bubble, it is important that we recognize that what is happening locally, nationally and globally can have a profound personal impact on individual members of this community,” Foster said. “We are all processing these events, but some of us may need more support at this time. The hallmark of a strong community is the way its individual members support one another — by listening, empathizing, and demonstrating compassion.”

Foster wrote in an email that he hoped the vigil would give students a moment “to reflect on the state of society and the world beyond our campus and to reach out to those who need our support and understanding.” See a couple more photos.

BSG Gifts President Mills With Student’s Oyster Shell Sculpture


Photo by Eliza Graumlich ’17

With a 14-year tenure as the president of a prestigious liberal arts college under his belt, the world will be President Barry Mills’ oyster when he steps down from his position this spring. And the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) won’t let him forget it.

Last night, at their final meeting of the year, the BSG and class councils gave President Mills a sculpture made of oyster shells. The piece, a life-size female silhouette, was imagined and constructed earlier this year by Ben Eisenberg ’17.

“We thought a long time about what to give President Mills,” said Chris Breen ’15, BSG president. “What do you get someone who’s already been gifted everything Bowdoin-related?” Read the story by Eliza Graumlich ’17.