Preserving ‘Bowdoin Stories’ for the Future

bowdoinstories-256x171Talia Cowen ’16 and Dean of First-year Students Janet Lohmann have launched a new digital repository of recorded interviews between students. They are encouraging two friends, acquaintances, or even strangers to stop by the Media Commons in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library to pick up a kit that comes with an audio recorder and some question prompts. The library archives all the interviews in the Digital Commons.

Cowen said she believes the program, called Bowdoin Stories, can serve both present and future students. “There’s value for the current student, who can reflect on their time at Bowdoin and who they are at Bowdoin,” she said, and there is value for future students who might be curious about those who preceded them. Read the full story.

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