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EDITORIAL: Sandys groundswell.
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Led by rst year Jamie Hofstetters
three goals, the fourth-seeded Polar
Bears beat fth-seeded Hamilton in
the NESCAC quarternals. They will
take on the third seed, Amherst, in
the seminals.
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PUBLIC EDITOR: Jim Reidy 13 on
misquotation in the Orient.
Davee aims to improve the
health of Bowdoin students by
developing their eating habits.
SANDY: The hurricane did little damage to the
College and the town of Bruswick.
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SPEECH: The elections has stirred debate about
speech and liberal bias on campus.
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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY: A wreath adorned the Downeaster on its inaugural journey from Boston to Brunswick yesterday.
Please see ARRIVES, page 3
Initiatives seek to hold students, College accountable on sustainability
New student-run environmen-
tal initiatives on campus aim to
give students the chance to stand
behind more than just their ballot
votes next week.
Eric Chien 14 recently launched
a dorm room energy audit system
and a Sustainable Room Certifica-
tion Checklist, in an effort to hold
individual students accountable
for their lifestyle choices and pro-
mote environmentally-conscious
actions. Chien, a former Eco-Rep
who now works for Sustainable
Bowdoin, is also a proctor in Ap-
pleton Hall, which has given him
a forum to implement his projects.
Advertising the first-year dorm
energy audit through Residential
Life, Chien personally responds to
student requests, evaluating rooms
in three categories: Lighting and Please see INITIATIVES, page 6
76 percent of students to
vote Obama, poll nds
When the Amtrak Downeaster
rolled into Brunswick Station yester-
day afernoon, its arrival marked the
frst time in 53 years that a passenger
train arrived in Brunswick.
Te catalyst for the expansion of
Amtrak service to Brunswick was a
$38.3 million grant from the Federal
Railroad Administration, part of the
$8 billion American Recovery and Re-
investment Act.
It certainly is a physical manifesta-
tion of how [the stimulus] provided
some real help around the country,
said Angus King, independent can-
didate for U.S. Senate and a former
Maine governor.
Te project was approved for
funding in 2010 and fnished on-
budget and on-schedule.
Te extension of Amtraks Maine
route will allow passengers to ride the
Downeaster from Boston to Bruns-
wick. Te train stops in Freeport,
Portland and eight other towns in
Maine, New Hampshire and Massa-
Te inaugural ride departed from
Boston and had brief whistle-stop
celebrations at each station. At every
stop, a group of dancers got of the
train to perform and give prizes to
onlookers and passengers boarding
the train.
Passengers included local gov-
ernment officials, railroad per-
sonnel, reporters and members of
TrainRiders Northeast.
At extended stops in Freeport and
Brunswick, project leaders and politi-
cians spoke to crowds of hundreds of
local residents.
Its a great success story for our
state, Congresswoman Chellie Pin-
gree said to the crowd in Brunswick.
According to Republican Senator
Olympia Snowe, the extension should
bring $325 million in construction in-
vestment to Brunswick by 2030, while
Seventy-six percent of Bowdoin
students will cast their votes for
Barack Obama in next Tuesdays
presidential election, while 16 per-
cent will vote for Mitt Romney,
according to an unscientific poll
conducted by the Orient.
Two percent of students plan to
vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson,
one percent for Green Part candi-
date Jill Stein, and three percent
remain undecided. The poll, which
was distributed via email and di-
gest post, received 719 responses
between October 29 and Novem-
ber 1.
Obamas support on campus has
waned since 2008, when 84 percent
of students reported they would
vote for him. The same trend can
be seen on the national stage;
many states that Obama won eas-
ily in 2008 are now battleground
The 2012 poll suggests that the
Bowdoin student body leans sig-
nificantly left of both the nation
and the state of Maine. The most
recent national poll, conducted by
Rasmussen Reports, gives Rom-
ney a 49 percent to 47 percent lead
over Obama.
In Mainea state the Demo-
cratic candidate has won in every
election since 1988Maine Pan
Atlantic SMS September 28 poll
shows Obama with a 52 percent to
37 percent lead over his Republi-
can rival.
That same poll shows indepen-
dent Angus King carrying 50 per-
cent of the vote in Maines U.S. Sen-
ate race, compared to 24 percent for
Republican Charlie Summers and
12 percent for Democrat Cynthia
At Bowdoin, overwhelming sup-
port for Obama did not translate
into votes for fellow Democrat Dill.
Perhaps buoyed by his connections
to the College, where he taught be-
tween spring 2004 and spring 2012,
King received 71 percent support
among Bowdoin students.
The Democrat in the race to rep-
resent Maines First District in the
House of Representatives fared bet-
ter among Bowdoin students. The
Pan Atlantic SMS poll gave Demo-
crat Chellie Pingree a 57 percent to
24 percent lead over Republican Jon
Courtney. At Bowdoin she leads 64
percent to seven percent.
The same-sex marriage refer-
endum, Question 1 on the ballot,
has sharply divided Maine voters.
This is not so at Bowdoin, however,
where 92 percent of students said
they would vote yes to legalize
same-sex marriage.
This overwhelming margin sug-
gests that many of Bowdoins con-
servative students are willing to
take a more liberal stance on social
issues. Forty-five of 61 registered
Republicans said they would vote
yes on Question 1, as did 72 out of
117 Romney supporters.
Only half the respondents will
vote on Question 1, however. The
remaining half is either not reg-
istered to vote or registered in an-
other state.
Many students who come from
outside of Maine decided to register
Downeaster arrives, right on schedule
Please see POLL, page 4
Electricity, Heating, and Food
and Cooking. He said his goal is
to make students aware of lesser-
known energy-saving measures,
such as making sure refrigerator
cooling coils are clean and using
task-oriented lighting instead of
overhead lights.
We become inundated with the
same old factoids about energy
savings and such, and my hope is
to expand on that and get some
new information, said Chien.
He said participation has been
limited so far.
Only a few people have asked
me to comeits generally only the
people that are doing the best, said
Chien. Part of my hope is to get
people who actually have questions
and may need it more than others to
be comfortable asking me about it.
Next week Chien will expand his
Sustainable Room Certification
Checklist from Appleton, where
he has been piloting it for the last
few weeks, to the rest of the first
year bricks. If successful, he hopes
to make it a campus-wide move-
The Sustainable Room Certifi-
cation Checklist lists 26 possible
actionsunder the categories
of Rooms: Waste and Energy,
Laundry, Bathrooms, Din-
ing Hall, and Get Involvedof
which rooms discuss and decide
Check out other sustainability
stories in this issue of the Orient:
Energy competition: page 3
Green Talk of the Quad: page 9
Whats the beef?
Meatless Monday
Green Bowdoin: page 10
Green athletes: page 13
Editorial: page 17
Sandys Groundswell
GREEN: Eric Chien 14, left, and Matt Goodrich 15, right, are leading campus green initiatives.
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Mens cross country star Coby Horowitz 14 won the mens NESCAC
individual championship title last weekend, the rst time in twelve
years that a Polar Bear has won the title.
SPORTS: Athlete of the week: Coby Horowitz 14 FEATURES: Wheres my Halloween?
Julia Binswanger 16 laments the lack of
Halloween spirit on campus.
A&E: Unexpected curators
The story behind how Juniors Ben Livingston and Ursula
Moreno ended up curating their own exhibition, We Never
See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painters.
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At its Wednesday night meeting
the Bowdoin Student Government
(BSG) discussed a public com-
ment submitted by Ricardo Zarate
13, which urged the group to take
a stance on Question 1, Maines ref-
erendum on the same-sex marriage
Afer prolonged debate, BSG de-
cided not to take a stance on the is-
Some members, such as At-Large
Representative Sam Vitello 13, ar-
gued that there was precedent for
such an endorsement, citing last
years letter supporting the Occupy
Bowdoin campus protests at UC
Berkley and UC Davis in California.
Inter-House Council Representa-
tive Neli Vazquez also argued that
BSG should follow President Mills
lead in endorsing a yes vote, dem-
onstrating BSGs belief that every
student is equal.
Vice President for BSG Afairs
Chris Breen 15 disagreed, arguing
that the slim margin of the previ-
ous years deadlocked endorsement
votewhich passed by one vote
showed that BSG has a tenuas histo-
ry when it comes to making a stand
on national political issues.
Vice President for Student Afairs
Sarah Levin 13 also took issue with
the endorsement, arguing that tak-
ing a stance on any current politi-
cal issue was a slippery slope, that
could prompt petitions for endorse-
ments on a variety of national issues.
Otherssuch as Class of 2016
Representative Michael Colbert
wondered whether BSG was quali-
fed to take a stance on the issue, as
it represents a diverse student body
with many political viewpoints.
In addition to discussions of Ques-
tion 1, Senior Vice President for Fi-
nance and Administration Catherine
Longley spoke to the assembly about
the future of the proposed Longfel-
low Arts Building.
Te Board of Trustees approved
the proposal to convert the vacant
Longfellow Schoollocated behind
Coles Tower on South Streetinto a
studio arts building.
Currently, the studio arts pro-
grams are spread throughout the
campus and the town of Brunswick.
While the drawing studios are lo-
cated on-campus in the Visual Arts
Center, the sculpture and wood-
working studios are located at Fort
Andross. Digital media and dance
programs occupy other of-campus
buildings in the town of Brunswick,
and the colleges printmaking studio
is located behind Burnett House.
Longley said that the Longfellow
Arts Building would provide a home
for studio arts and dance courses
with numerous studio spaces, a
dance space for both practice and
performance, and a digital media
Te tentative schedule provided
to BSG predicted renovations would
be completed by July 2013, and the
building would be ready for use in
the fall of 2013.
Te assembly also authorized
$350 to spend on an election viewing
party in Jack Magees Pub and Grill
on November 6. Te proposal passed
-Compiled by Nicole Wetman
BSG decides not to take stance
on Question 1
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RUN, FORREST, RUN: Runners dodge zombies on the 1.5 mile course behind Farley Field House at Residential Lifes rst annual Zombie Run last Saturday.
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As the weather starts to grow
colder with every passing day, the
organizers of Date Monthwhich
will take place throughout No-
vemberare hoping to heat up the
campus dating scene.
Date Month, sponsored by the
Alliance for Sexual Assault Pre-
vention (ASAP), seeks to promote
safe and healthy dating at Bowdoin.
Formerly known as Date Week, the
initiative has been extended in an
effort to increase its impact.
I think a lot of people were con-
cerned that weeks can be too con-
centrated, said Kendall Carpenter
13, one of Date Months coordina-
tors. If people have a busy week,
they cant end up going to all the
Te increased duration was one
of several changes made to the ini-
tiative this year, including the addi-
tion of a date panelcomprised of
six students who will answer dating
questionsa date ram e, featuring
prizes like a sunset cruise in Port-
land and a fondue basket, and dating
discussions in the College Houses.
House members speak to af-
filiates about their [dating] expe-
Date Month aims to spice up dating scene
rience at Bowdoin and things that
they had wish they had known,
said Matt Frongillo 13, who is
working with Carpenter to coordi-
nate Date Month.
This year, Date Month will no
longer offer special deals restau-
rants in Brunswick.
We chose not to do that this
year, said Carpenter. We heard
from the restaurants that they
werent used as frequently as we
would suspect them to be.
Instead, there will be a date
night in Daggett Lounge on Fri-
day, November 16. Organizers
predict this event will be better at-
tended, since it is more convenient
for students.
It gives students a free, easy, fun
option that people can go to, said
Other Date Month events in-
clude flirt notes, which students
can purchase and send for $1, and
Screw Your Roommate, which
allows students to set their room-
mates up on blind dates.
Several other NESCAC schools,
including Colby, have events simi-
lar to Date Month.
While many of the specifcs of Date
Month have changed this year, the
overall goals have stayed the same.
One of the things were trying
to get across through Date Month
is that dating does happen at Bow-
doin, said Carpenter.
The initiative also hopes to ex-
tend relationships beyond College
House parties.
Date Week developed as a way
to promote people to go on dates
and get to know each other, said
Carpenter. Not necessarily to pro-
mote relationships but to get people
to know each other outside of the
party scene.
Some students felt that in the
past, Date Week did not promote
new relationships.
[Students] dont take advantage
of it to meet new people, said Ta-
sha Sandoval 13. A lot of the time
its just people going to the events
with their friends.
Students from the Bowdoin
Queer Straight Alliance, Bowdoin
Student Government, Safe Space,
and Peer Health comprise ASAP,
the group behind Date Month.
ASAP came about a couple of
years ago as a desire for a lot of
these different groups on campus
that are working towards raising
awareness about sexual assault,
said Frongillo. [Its] a space for
them to connect and collaborate on
Te residents of Coles Tower did it
in the dark best during the month of
November, winning the 11
Energy Savings Competition by reduc-
ing their energy use by 29.8 percent.
Twenty residences competed in
the competition, including every
frst year brick and College House.
Te percent decrease in total energy
use, based on electricity and heating,
was measured in every residence hall
against a previously recorded con-
sumption standard.
Overall, the campus saved 16,522
kilowatt-hours of electricity, which
amounts to a reduction of 12,546
pounds of carbon dioxide.
Te competition has been based
on a percentage
i mpr ove me nt
over a period
of time that we
monitor before
the competition
begins, said
Keisha Payson,
the Colleges sus-
tainability coor-
dinator. Its hard
to come up with
the fairest comparison, so looking at
peoples efort in wanting to improve
and do diferently is something that
we value, but cant really measure.
Helmreich House came in second
with a 28 percent reduction, followed
by Baxter House with a17.5 percent
decrease. Moore Hall placed frst
among frst-year bricks with a 14.2
percent reduction. Helmreich House
and Maine Hall won the prize for
biggest reduction between a College
House and its am liate brick.
We have a lot of buildings that
are doing well, Payson said. Tis is a
time of year when its darker than the
comparison time and its in general
colder. Te fact that all these build-
ings are doing better says something.
Some buildings fared worse, how-
ever. Howell House, which fnished
last in the competition, saw a nearly
24.4 percent increase in energy con-
sumption during the month of Oc-
tober. Payson ofered a possible ex-
planation for its poor performance,
saying that some residences have cer-
tain disadvantages.
Te heating system is a place that
were seeing some inequities, said
Payson. Poor Howell Housewe
wonder, why does Howell House al-
ways come in last? It turns out that
it has something to do with the heat
pumps in their building.
Payson said a request will be made
to fx these heat pumps.
Some students suggested that be-
cause the competition focuses on
reductions in energy use, it does not
accurately represent each residence
halls commitment to saving energy.
It rewards one month of good
deeds when a place like Reed House
might have been committed to the
environmental cause all along, said
Reed House resident Peter Naum s 15.
Reed House used 2,595 kilowatt-
hours of electricity during Octo-
berless energy
than every other
residence hall in
the competition.
However, Reed
used similarly
low amounts of
energy in pre-
ceding months,
so it only man-
aged a 2.8 per-
cent reduction.
Te results of the competition
were tracked through a website called
Building Dashboard, which used de-
vices stored in each of the residences
to measure energy usage on a minute
by minute basis.
We used to do it so that the
electric shop would have to go
out and read the meters on the
buildings, so wed only be able to
provide information once in the
middle and once at the end, Pay-
son said. A few years back, we got
meters that were installed in the
buildings that allowed us to use the
Building Dashboard and students
get real time feedback, at any time,
and see how their building is doing
in the competition.
Andrew Cushing 12, Bowdoins
sustainability outreach coordinator,
worked with Eco-Repsone from
each frst-year brick and College
Houseto organize the energy com-
petition. Cushing and Payson hope
students will continue the energy-
saving habits they developed during
the competition.
Coles Tower wins energy
competition, saves 29.8%
producing 800 jobs over the same period.
Tis opens up a new era and a
new chapter for Brunswick, Snowe
said to the crowd in Brunswick.
Tis is an investment in the future:
the future of Brunswick and the fu-
ture of Maine.
With two round trips to Boston and
three to Portland every day, the ex-
pansion provides new transportation
options for students.
I think it could have a big impact,
especially for frst years who dont
have cars, BSG Programming Direc-
tor Bernie Clevens 15 said.
Te opening of the train station in
Brunswick could be an appealing factor
for prospective students and visitors.
Itll be one more little thing that
will help attract students to Bowdoin,
being connected and closer. Itll be
good for Bowdoin and Brunswick for
sure, King said.
Its a great thing for Maine. Its
not the train from Portland to Bos-
ton, its the train to Maine, said
Maine Commissioner of Transpor-
tation David Bernhardt at Bruns-
wick Station.
Following seven record-breaking
years of ridership on the Downeaster
service, optimism was high about the
success of the extension.
Te future is bright for passenger
train transportation in Maine, Bern-
hardt said. In ten years well have a
million passengers or more and well
be going to other places.
Te October 26 article SOOC
charters eight clubs, campus total ris-
es to 107 incorrectly stated that the
certain clubs receive funding based
on their operating costs, not based on
a decision made by the SAFC. In fact,
operating budget clubs receive all of
their funding at the beginning of the
year. Te amount they are given is de-
termined by the SAFC.
Te article also incorrectly stated
that the SOOC funded clubs and the
SAFC chartered them. All clubs are
funded through the SAFC and char-
tered by the SOOC.
It rewards one month of good
deeds when a place like Reed House
might have been committed to the
environmental cause all along.
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With the election four days away, po-
litical discussion on campus is sparking
questions of bias and free speech. In last
weeks New York Times op-ed Feign-
ing Free Speech on Campus, Greg
Lukianof, the president of the Foun-
dation for Individual Rights in Educa-
tion (FIRE), decried the proliferation
of speech codes at institutions of higher
Lukianof contended that the
codes not only fy in the face of the
intellectual free enquiry colleges and
universities value, suppressing free
expression instead of allowing for
open debate of controversial issues,
but also would not pass constitutional
muster at public institutions.
FIRE ranks many American colleges
and universities based on the degree to
which their policies restrict free speech.
Bowdoin ranks in FIREs red category,
which means there is at least one policy
that clearly and substantially restricts
freedom of speech. However, FIRE does
not identify any specifc policies at Bow-
doin that meets those criteria.
Te Colleges policies seek to foster
an open environment for intellec-
tual discourse, and there is no om cial
speech code. Te Faculty Handbook
encourages members of the college
community to express their views
on all matters including controversial,
political issues in the public domain.
Preservation of freedom of speech is a
primary task of the College; the right
to express both popular and unpopu-
lar views is to be protected.
As an institution, Bowdoin is careful
to refrain from taking sides in politics.
Members of the community are expect-
ed to avoid the appearance of speaking
for Bowdoin when they take public po-
President Barry Mills signed his let-
ter to the editor in support of Question
1 last week as a private citizen, not as
the president of the College. Several
major political fgures have appeared
this fall on campusKaren Mills, Bob
White, and Angus Kingand several
weeks ago Maine Public Broadcasting
Network hosted a debate between the
candidates running for the frst congres-
sional district in Studzinski Auditorium;
the Bowdoin Daily Sun did not publi-
cize any of these events.
Despite the Colleges eforts to be
politically neutral, conservative students
ofen feel that their views are suppressed.
When Bob White 77 came to campus
several weeks ago, several students at the
lecture and the reception that followed
it expressed that sentiment. Te Orient
reported that one attendee said that he
hoped Bowdoin students would one
day feel comfortable announcing them-
selves as Republicans.
Tyler Silver 13, co-chair of the Bow-
doin College Republicans, noted theres
less tolerance on our campus for even
viewing the conservative side of things.
John Grover 14, a member of the Re-
publicans, agreed with Silver, noting that
he sometimes opts to keep his views to
himself, even though the whole point
of being at an academic institution is to
have that kind of fow of discussion.
He said the College Republicans have
focused on organizing events on cam-
pussuch as Bob Whites appearance
and on publishing op-eds in the Orient
to show students that its okay to have
conservative values.
It has proven to be no easy task. Pro-
fessor of Government Richard Morgan,
who teaches Constitutional Law, point-
ed out that colleges and university cam-
puses in America today are shockingly
politically, morally and socially homog-
enous. In that context, he noted the
inevitability of sanctions imposed on
those who disagree with a dominantly
held viewpoint.
Judah Isserof 13, co-president of the
Bowdoin Democrats suggested that that
homogeneity is self-reinforcing. Tere
is, in his view, an expectation of liberal
viewpoints on this campus, and peo-
ple come here expecting to fnd liberal
Tis assumption is backed by the
demographic reality: an overwhelming
majority of students have liberal politi-
cal views, illustrated by the fact that 76
percent of Bowdoin students told the
Orient they intended to vote for Barack
Obama in the upcoming election.
Ben Richmond 13, co-president of
the Democrats, emphasized the difer-
here because they felt Question 1
was so important.
Those who registered outside
of Maine generally did so because
they felt their vote would have a
greater impact elsewhere.
Many Massachusetts voters
wished to vote in a tight Senate race
between Democrat Elizabeth War-
ren, and Republican incumbent
Scott Brown.
Other students voted elsewhere
because they did not feel entitled
to vote in Maine, either because
they consider their residence here
temporary or because they did not
feel adequately informed about
Maine politics.
Thirty percent of students evalu-
ated their knowledge of Maine poli-
tics as so-so. Thirty-one percent
said they knew a little and 23 per-
cent said they knew very little.
On the whole, the student body
said that Bowdoin was a liberal en-
vironment. Eight-five percent of
students felt professors were either
very liberal or liberal, and 92 per-
cent said the student body was ei-
ther very liberal or liberal.
The economy was far and away
the most important issue to stu-
dents, with 42 percent citing it as
the key factor, compared with 11
percent for abortion/contraception,
nine percent for the environment,
and nine percent for healthcare.
Election calls into question free speech, balance of discourse on campus
ence between bias and being outnum-
bered. A lot of people see themselves
outnumbered and end up with this idea
that people are biased against them.
Richmond cited the debate on
Tuesday eveningbetween students
representing Republicans, Democrats,
Green and the Occupy Wall Street
Movementas evidence of free dis-
course on campus.
Grover felt diferently, suggesting
that theres a much bigger stigma re-
garding political views that are right-
of-center than there is regarding chem-
free housing.
Anecdotal examples of anti-conser-
vative sentiments have cropped up this
fall. Sam Sabasteanski 13, co-chair of
the Republicans, described several en-
counters he had while tabling for the
club at the Student Activities Fair in
September. One student came up to
him and told him he was a bigot for
not supporting gay marriage. Sabaste-
anski doubted that similar antagonism
would be directed towards students at
the Bowdoin Democrats table.
It was acceptable for them to heckle
me because Im a Republican, he said.
At the same event he was approached
by students who wanted to be on the
mailing list, but they didnt want to put
their names down because they didnt
want anyone to see that they were am li-
ated with the Republicans.
Earlier this week several announce-
ment boards in Smith Union were pa-
pered over with signs proclaiming, A
Vote For Romney = A Vote Against LG-
BTQ Equality. Te signs were removed
within hours, but reappeared a day later.
Te vote on Question 1, Maines ref-
erendum on same-sex marriage, brings
to the fore a social issue that is emotion-
ally charged and politically polarizing.
Sabasteanski thought the political envi-
ronment borne of Question 1 and the
presidential race brings conservative
and liberal diferences to the surface,
and stifes people hearing conservative
viewpoints on campus.
Despite the polarizing nature of the
same-sex marriage question, 92 percent
of Bowdoin students indicated support
for it in this weeks Orient poll. Many of
these students were registered Republi-
cans or planned to vote for Mitt Romney,
indicating that same-sex marriage itself is
not as polarizing on Bowdoins campus.
Grover described hearing people
say you should not be Facebook
friends or real life friends with some-
one who would vote for Romney be-
cause those people are, in so many
words, evil, because theyre support-
ing so many of his policies that are
sexist, racist or homophobic.
Dean of Academic Afairs Tim Fos-
ter expressed concern that some stu-
dents feel that they cant speak up be-
cause somehow they will be silenced or
marked as conservative, but added that
diferent students might feel that way
about any number of issues.
Grover, Sabasteanski and Silver
stressed the importance of separating
Republican social policies from other
conservative policies. Isserof saw it dif-
To expect Bowdoin students to
forgive the Republican Party for dis-
criminating whole-sale against wom-
en and gays is not a fair expectation,
Isserof said.
Colleges and university campuses
in America today are shockingly
politically, morally and
socially homogenous.
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Thumb through Bowdoins
course catalogue, and youll find
hundreds of courses ranging from
multivariable calculus to inter-
pretive dance. For students who
find this list insufficient, however,
there is another option.
Bowdoin students can take
courses at Colby, Bates or the
Maine College of Art in Portland,
though few students take advan-
tage of the opportunity.
The four colleges agreed that if
one of their students was aware of
a course at one
of the other in-
stitutions that
their home in-
stitution didnt
offer, they
would allow the
student to take
that class, said
Bowdoin Regis-
trar Jan Brack-
S t u d e n t s
who are inter-
ested in taking
a course at one
of the other
schools register for an indepen-
dent study. They then work with
both a professor at Bowdoin and a
professor at the other school to ar-
range auditing the course.
Despite this option, Brackett
said that it is extremely rare for
Bowdoin students to take advan-
tage of this choice.
Someone has to be highly moti-
vated in order to take that course,
said Brackett, explaining that stu-
dents have to arrange their own
transportation to and from the
other schools.
Mik Cooper 14 considered tak-
ing a class at the Maine College of
Art last year, but found it too dif-
ficult to schedule.
It was tricky ftting in a class
with a 40 minute commute either
way, particularly when a fair share of
their classes were in the afernoon,
she wrote in an email to the Orient.
Cooper looked to the Maine
College of Art because the College
does not offer the class in which
she was interested.
I felt that while Bowdoin had
a fantastic array of traditional vi-
sual art classes, there was a lack of
emerging contemporary art forms,
namely graphic design and other
digital media, she wrote.
In an email to the Orient, Col-
by Registrar
Beth Schiller
said that only
two Colby stu-
dents have tak-
en Bowdoins
courses since
she became
registrar in July
2006, and that
there have not
been any Bow-
doin students
who have taken
classes at Colby
during that
Brackett said that the registrars
office is not necessarily aware
when a student takes a class at a
different school.
What we know in our office is
that someones done an indepen-
dent study, she said, We dont
know when that might have been
done through an arrangement with
another campus.
Furthermore, the office does not
keep official records of auditors,
and therefore does not have records
of students from other school who
have taken classes at Bowdoin.
We only hear about it if some-
one needs electronic services for
the course, said Brackett.
Classes at three Maine colleges
available to Bowdoin students
Thursday, October 25
A woman rugby player re-
ceived a facial injury during rugby
practice and was escorted to Mid
Coast Hospital.
A report of a suspicious vehicle
in the lower parking lot at Stowe
House Inn turned out to be local
juveniles smoking.
Friday, October 26
An officer checked on the con-
dition of a student in Chamberlain
Hall who became sick after con-
suming too much hard alcohol.
A vehicle alarm sounded in the
Helmreich House parking lot. An
officer and the owner checked the
vehicle and there was no indica-
tion of missing property.
A fire alarm at Brunswick
Apartments F was caused by a
student who over-cooked instant
pasta in a microwave oven.
A student reported the theft
of a blue Specialized Hard Rock
bicycle from a bike rack at Cham-
berlain Hall.
An employee reported receiving
a series of unwanted text messages.
Saturday, October 27
A neighbor reported excessive-
ly loud voices coming from Mac-
Millan House. A group of students
was asked to lower their voices.
Burnt microwave pizza on the sec-
ond foor of Chamberlain Hall set of
the buildings fre alarm. Te Bruns-
wick Fire Department responded.
An officer escorted a Coleman
Hall student with a sprained ankle
to the Mid Coast Walk-In Clinic.
Brunswick Fire Department
responded to a report of a students
vehicle leaking gasoline at Bruns-
wick Apartments. The vehicle was
towed away for repairs.
A student who tripped and fell
while attempting to avoid a zombie
received a head injury. Brunswick
Rescue transported the student to
Parkview Adventist Medical Center.
A student alleged that another
student violated the terms of a no-
contact order.
A student reported someone
attempting to enter Reed House
SECURITY REPORT: 10/25 to 11/1
through a ground floor window.
The building was checked and no
intruder was found.
Two students reported that they
accidentally broke the glass on a
fire extinguisher wall box in Ladd
House during the Haunted House.
The students were given credit for
reporting the damage promptly.
A student was escorted to
Parkview with a back injury from
falling of a horse.
A student backed a College van
into a stone wall in West Bath, re-
sulting in a dented bumper.
Sunday, October 28
An officer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student in
Maine Hall.
An officer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student in
Chamberlain Hall.
A student reported the theft of
a bright blue Raleigh bicycle from
the area of Moore Hall.
Monday, October 29
An employee at the Museum
of Art accidentally punctured his
palm with a pencil. A ecurity of-
ficer provided first aid.
Power was lost for a short pe-
riod of time at Burnett and Mus-
tard Houses.
High winds associated with
Hurricane Sandy set off motion
and vibration alarms at the Mu-
seum of Art.
Power was knocked out at the
Coastal Studies Center. Facilities
personnel responded.
Tuesday, October 30
A combustible gas alarm was
received from a lab at Drucken-
miller Hall. Brunswick Fire De-
partment and Environmental
Health and Safety staff responded.
A staff member was injured
while moving a cylinder at the
Druckenmiller loading dock.
Brunswick Rescue transported the
employee to Parkview.
Wednesday, October 31
Damage to a security system
cabinet was reported at the Whit-
tier Street Warehouse.
Two students reported a pos-
sible sighting of a Coles Tower
burglary suspect who was depicted
in a recent security alert.
Burnt microwave popcorn set
off a smoke alarm on the second
floor of West Hall.
Thursday, November 1
A student reported that a Yel-
low Bike was stolen from outside
of Thorne Dining Hall. The bike is
named Tron Legacy and the reg-
istration number is 03590.
-Compiled by the Office of Safety
and Security
The four colleges agreed that
if one of their students was
aware of a course at one of the
other institutions that their
home institution didnt oer,
they would allows the student
to take that class.
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how many to commit to. For Sus-
tainable Bowdoin certification,
rooms need to pledge to sign onto
at least 20 actions.
When people make commit-
ments and sign their name, theyre
just more likely to follow through
with those things, said Chien.
Dorm rooms that receive the
certification get a Bowdoin
Green-Certified seal of approval
for their door.
We also have had almost exclu-
sively female participation, said
Chien. Thats actually a larger
trend across campus for any envi-
ronmental awareness projects.
Chiens project contributes to
the broader goal of Bowdoins Car-
bon Neutral by 2020 plan, a com-
mitment the College announced in
2007 when President Barry Mills
signed onto the American College
and University Presidents Climate
Commitment, a network currently
consisting of 661 institutions of
higher education who promise to
address global warming.
Were trying to fnd ways to get
students more involved in the climate
action plan, said Bowdoins Sustain-
ability Coordinator Keisha Payson.
Matthew Goodrich 15, the Reed
House Eco-Rep, is also knocking on
doors in first year bricks, seeking
signatures to challenge the Colleges
commitment to this 2020 goal.
Goodrichs petition I Believe
Carbon Neutral Means Carbon
Free, questions how the College
plans to reach carbon neutrality
without eliminating natural gas as
a primary heating source. It also
urges Bowdoin to divest fossil fu-
els by committing to invest only
in clean energy by 2013 to support
a livable future for its students.
Im trying to create grassroots
student support for this, said Go-
odrich. Its not really the responsi-
bility of the students to make sure
Bowdoin fulfills its promise of be-
ing Carbon Neutral. Were trying
to keep the administration in line
with what theyve said they do.
As long as Bowdoin relies on
fossil fuels, Goodrich asserts that
the College will not truly live up
to its promise to be carbon neutral.
We should focus less on making
students recycle and focus more on
what we are investing in and where
we are getting our energy from,
said Goodrich.
He began circulating the peti-
tion during Septembers Green-
stock event, and launched a related
Facebook group last week. He said
the petition has over 200 signa-
tures so far.
This fossil fuel divestment
movement has picked up speed
across the country this year, as stu-
dents from Hamilton to Harvard
urged their administrations to
eliminate endowment investments
in coal and oil companies.
If all the NESCAC, all the Ivies,
divested from fossil fuelsthey
could directly impact the health of
that market, said Goodrich.
Sustainable Bowdoin employee
Sarah Johnson 13 applauds Go-
odrichs initiative rallying stu-
dents, but questions the feasibility
of his aims.
Personally I dont think car-
bon-neutral means carbon-free,
said Johnson, acknowledging the
necessity of purchasing carbon off-
sets to allow the College to operate.
I think if you were to actually ask
Bowdoin to get carbon-free energy
by 2020 that would really change
life as we know it and would be ex-
tremely expensive.
According to Payson, the Col-
lege originally set a goal of neu-
trality by 2050, but decided that
benchmark was too distant to spur
the kind of action needed.
People said, its way too far
off for the futureif I have kids
that go to Bowdoin, they will have
come and gone way before 2050,
said Payson. It provided no sense
of urgency.
According to Payson, the school
has moved farther, faster than a
2050 deadlinethe carbon neu-
trality benchmark for a number of
schools, including Bateswould
haverequired. Nonetheless, Payson
said it is unlikely the school will
become completely independent
of natural gas without major tech-
nological breakthroughs in the en-
ergy sector.
We need to be realistic and
work within the budget that we
have, said Payson. The chances
of actually reaching carbon neu-
trality by 2020 are probably pretty
slim unless some research and de-
velopment in energy and biofuels
happens quickly.
Payson said that the College has
pledged to purchase Renewable
Energy Credits to offset remaining
emissions in 2020, while continuing
to strive for energy independence.
Were not going to get to 2020,
and say, oh we dont need to work
on this more, said Payson.
She cited the importance of en-
vironmental student engagement
in signaling campus priorities to
the administration.
Having someone like Matt put
together the petition helps put us
focused in what we are trying to do,
said Payson. If students showed no
interest in this, we would still be
working on these efforts, but be-
cause the students are showing in-
terest, it makes us work harder.
The College will release its 2012
Carbon Neutrality Implementa-
tion Plan next week.
As Hurricane Sandy made itsway
up the eastern seaboard on Mon-
day, Bowdoin braced for impact.
In the end, the storm brought only
heavy rain and high winds, which
caused some power outages, but
spared the region the devastation
felt further south.
At 11 a.m. on Monday morning
Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster
sent a school-wide email announc-
ing early closures of the C-Store,
Jack Magees Pub and the Caf,
warning community members
that high winds could cause power
losses and advising everyone to
charge their electronics. At 11:24
a.m. the College declared a weath-
er emergency. By 1 p.m. the Office
of Safety and Security canceled the
service due to the storm.
Students flocked to Smith Union
to stock up on provisions and oth-
er necessities before it closed.
The College took emergency pre-
cautions in advance of the storm.
Facilities sandbagged the below-
ground entrances to Moulton
Union and Studzinski Recital Hall.
They also covered the basement
floor windows of Hubbard Hall
with boards to protect them from
wind and falling branches.
Residential Life and Security
coordinated a contingency plan to
evacuate Pine Street Apartments,
which would be particularly vul-
nerable to falling trees if winds
surpassed 50 miles per hour. As-
sociate Director of Residential Life
Lisa Rendall communicated the
plans to Pine Street residents in an
email Monday morning, advising
students to move their cars to the
Farley Lot and find friends who
could host them for the night.
Nobody was evacuated from the
apartments in the end.
Vice President for Communica-
tions and Public Affairs Scott Hood
said the precautions were neces-
sary, even though the storm did not
end up causing much damage.
I dont think you can over-
prepare for something like this,
he said, The reports were that we
were facing a pretty serious storm.
He went on to explain the Col-
leges disaster-response protocol.
We have a Campus Emergency
Management Team that has rep-
resentation from across campus
the dean of students, the dean of
faculty, Treasurers Office, facili-
ties, dining, you name it. There is a
whole set of protocols that we use
depending on what were facing.
The families of some students
from the New York-New Jersey
area, however, were seriously af-
fected by the storm.
Adam Berliner 13, whose family
lives in Brooklyn, said his parents
had to leave their home.
My parents moved out of their
place on Monday, he said, They
lost power. The substation ex-
ploded on the East Side. Lower
Manhattan was out of power, so
they moved to a hotel just a couple
blocks from their house.
Hood pointed out some ways
in which it was more manageable
than some potential campus emer-
A situation like this is some-
what easier to deal with, he said.
We certainly had advanced warn-
ing, so its not like something hap-
pened and you have to immedi-
ately react.
College, Brunswick spared
from Sandys devastation
STICK IT OUT: Brunswick received little damage during the hurricane, save a few broken branches.
SANDBAGGING IT: Facilities piled sandbags outside of Moulton Union to prevent ooding.
The chances of actually reaching
carbon neutrality by 2020 are
probably pretty slim unless some
research and development in energy
and biofuels happens quickly.
Personally, I dont think
carbon-neutral means
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Bowdoins nutritionist: Good counsel about good food
With a dining service ranked among
the best in the country, a town with
numerous popular restaurants and
our very own campus food truck, food
is important to students. While good
eats abound, Bowdoins dietician, Dr.
Anne-Marie Davee, reminds students
to think about the nutrition behind the
Dr. Davee has worked at Bowdoin
for three years. She is a registered dieti-
cian licensed in Maine and has degrees
from the University of Maine at Orono
and University of New England.
An avid runner, she has participated
in twenty marathons and even ran in
the frst womens Olympic marathon
trials in 1984 behind Joan Benoit Sam-
uelson, a Bowdoin grad who went on
to win the gold. Davee still participates
in triathlons.
Davee says her athletic background
spurred her passion for working with
youth, students, and athletes.
She says, I enjoy working with ath-
letes, particularly with teams to get that
competitive edge with sports nutri-
She works with athletes from several
diferent teams, including tennis, crew,
and cross-country, suggesting nutrition
recommendations to improve their
In addition to working with athletes,
Davee is available to meet with any
student who is interested in nutrition.
She ofen works with students who are
gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose intoler-
ant, or those who are trying to gain or
lose weight.
I really work hard to help them
understand how to best nourish their
body, she says. Every student who
comes to see me will get an individual-
ized plan tailored to their needs.
Many seniors meet with her to dis-
cuss how they will make healthy choic-
es once theyve graduated.
Te most important thing Im try-
ing to work with students on is having
a healthy body image and a healthy
weight, she says.
With trendy diets and new nutrition
research being constantly presented in
the media, it can ofen be dim cult to
A very college Halloween: What I miss about the old days
As a kid, I used to spend a lot of
time planning my Halloween cos-
tumes. The moment the calendar
hit October I started brainstorm-
ing and once I had an idea, I spent
twice as long constructing the out-
fit itself.
In second grade, I was a pum n. I
wore orange tights and made webbed
feet out of felt. My wings were the
arms of a baggy sweatshirt and I used
a baseball cap for my beak. Needless
to say, I looked awesome.
When Halloween finally ar-
rived, I remember eagerly showing
off my ensemble to all my friends
before going out in the middle of
the night to stuff my pillowcase
with candy. When I came home,
I always ate my goods as quickly
as I could so my mom wouldnt
have the chance to swipe my stash.
Those were the days
I have to admit, October 31
doesnt have the pizzazz that it
used to. I still enjoy Halloween,
and I still use the holiday as an
excuse to stuff my face with tons
of candy but no one seems to get
quite as excited as they used to.
I think part of the problem is that
Halloween festivities are not con-
fined to October 31 at Bowdoin.
Because of parties on the Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday leading up to
the holiday, people cant spend all
of their time perfecting one cos-
tume and instead must haphazardly
pull together a few.
In addition, even if students
only had one costume to focus on,
Im still not convinced they would
For example, one friend placed
a quarter on the back of his shirt
and told everyone he was a quar-
ter back. Another drew a compass
on her shirt that only pointed south
and claimed that she was one di-
rection. Although I did chuckle
at these clever outfits, I miss the
craftsmanship of the old days.
In addition, every time I see a
seductive cat, sexy bumblebee
or promiscuous devil, I cant help
but cringe. I want to be careful
when I talk about this, because a
bunch of my highly-intelligent and
awesome friends opted to dress in
this less-than-wholesome man-
ner. Plus, as Mean Girls famously
taught us, Halloween is the one
night a year when girls can dress
like a total slut and no other girls
can say anything about it.
And yet, I cant contain myself.
Ladies, when you dress in such
costumes, you are putting a label
on yourself, a label that you might
not want. I think a lot of the fun of
Halloween is seeing how original
and creative you can be and these
costumes are, in my opinion, just a
missed opportunity.
Now, Halloween is over and per-
haps I am a little too late in deliv-
ering my message. But if the world
doesnt end, October 31 will come
again next year. We all remember
how Halloween used to be when we
THE BALANCED MEAL: Anne-Marie Davee customizes healthy eating plans for students.
discern fact from fction.
Davees strongest advice to students
is to follow the My Plate model,
which puts forth the idea that half of
ones plate at meals should be fruits and
vegetables, a quarter should be protein,
and the fnal quarter should be grains,
preferably whole.
Davee says that its important for stu-
dents to remember that grains, which
tend to get fack for being unhealthy,
are necessary for the body. Addition-
ally, those late-night snacks do count.
Are multiple grilled cheeses consumed
at Super Snack really the best choice?
Davee says: We really need to think
about what the is food doing inside
our bodies when we make our food
Davee commends Bowdoin Dining
Services as an outstanding food ser-
vice, as it provides an array of options
for people with diferent dietary needs.
Furthermore, she believes that
Bowdoin students care about making
healthy choices. Afer all, she says, To
perform mentally and physically, we
need good nourishment everyday.
care enough to spend time on it.
As a kid, whoever worked the hard-
est on their outft was dubbed the
coolest cat on the block, but in college
it seems as if the opposite is true. If I
wore that same well-thought-out puf-
fn costume to a social house party,
I would defnitely get some strange
looks. In addition, most of my friends
only decided the day of what they
were going to dress up as, and the cos-
tumes that received the best reactions
were ofen the ones that required the
least amount of efort.
As a kid, whoever worked the
hardest on their outt was
dubbed the coolest cat on the
block, but in college it
seems as if the opposite is true.
were young. I would argue that most
of us are at least a little nostalgic for
those old days. So if you are feeling
like me, I propose that next year we
prove that Halloween is not a day
just for little kids.
I propose that we spend a ri-
diculous amount of time crafting
our costumes, and I propose that
we wear them with our heads held
high. Yes, it may be hard to find
the time, but lets get over our apa-
thetic attitudes, for Halloween can
be one of the best days of the year.
All we have to do is start caring
about it.
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A woman walks into a neuro conference...
Two weeks ago, 30,000 neuroscien-
tists descended on New Orleans for the
largest annual neuroscience conven-
tion in the world. I was lucky enough
to travel there with other members of
Bowdoins neuroscience department for
a long weekend of what I called neuron
I considered telling you about the
lectures I saw, the exhilaration I felt
presenting my own work to revered re-
searchers and the electric exchange of
ideas that I witnessed at the conference.
It seems, however, that there is some-
thing far more pressing and relevant to
discuss: How cute did I look during my
poster presentation? Did I exude sex ap-
peal in the dark lecture halls as I listened
to talks on ion channels, traumatic brain
injury and the efects of sleep on mem-
ory consolidation? Did I successfully
walk that thin line between smartness
and hotness?
My questions are less sarcastic than
you might think.
Dr. Dario Maestripieri, a neurobiolo-
gist of social behavior at the University
of Chicago, posted his impressions of
this years conference on his personal
Facebook page:
Tere are thousands of people at
the conference and an unusually high
concentration of unattractive women.
Te supermodel types are completely
absent. What is going on? Are unat-
tractive women particularly attracted
to neuroscience? Are beautiful women
particularly uninterested in the brain?
No ofense to anyone.
When I frst got wind of Maestrip-
ieris post, I rolled my eyes and thought
little more about it (gotta love that last
line, though. Tasteful fnesse). It seemed
hyperbolically ridiculous, silly, dumb,
and laughable in its cliche.
Why should any woman in the sci-
ences (or any woman for that matter), if
self-assured in her appearance and her
intelligence, feel threatened by this guy?
Meanwhile, Maestripieris com-
ments quickly spread across the inter-
net. His post was volleyed around Face-
book, rehashed in tweets, and dissected
on science blogs (pardon the pun). It
was beginning to get real news press
Ethics and Science, Kelly wrote, As
someone who was sexually harassed as
both an undergraduate and graduate,
and in fact who just had her academic
achievements belittled a few weeks ago
with the (public) assertion that I must
have slept my way to where I am, I am
deeply invested in outing and shaming
these men.
Associate Professor of Philosophy at
San Jose State University Janet D. Stem-
wedel announced, I want to shine a
bright light on all the sexist behaviors,
big or small, so the folks who have
managed not to notice them so far start
noticing them, and so that they stop as-
suming their colleagues who point them
out and complain about them are mak-
ing a big deal out of nothing.
As Ive read blog posts this past week,
discussed them with friends, family and
professors, my arguably dismissive reac-
tion has given way to numerous ques-
tions about what it means to pursue sci-
ence as a woman.
For example, many of the blog re-
sponses come from men and women a
generation or two older than mehow
has the academic environment changed
more recently? Has it changed? If so,
how do we interpret a study published
by Yale researchers this year showing
that, in a double-blind test, top research
universities rated female scientists sig-
nifcantly lower than male scientists
with identical credentials, and proposed
starting salaries 14 percent lower for the
women than for the men?
Let me emphasize: questions
have been raised, but I wont draw
any conclusions yet; the debate is
open and its time for our genera-
tion to start shaping it. So thank
you Dr. Maestripieri (in all your
benevolent foresight, Im sure), for
starting the discussion.
My arguably dismissive
reaction has given way
to numerous questions
about what it means
to pursue science as a woman.
On some blogs Ive read, commenters
suggested that female scientists have
more important concerns than their
physical appearance, saying things like:
of course these women arent wear-
ing heels, makeup and cocktail dresses,
they have their priorities straight and are
there to talk about science.
Others have blogged things along the
lines of, Its equally insulting for you to
suggest that women who prioritize their
appearance are any less capable of intel-
lectual pursuit than women who dont.
Still others wondered what the big
deal is in the frst place: Tis guy might
be a sexist asshole, but hes not represen-
tative of all men in science.
Posts grew more personal. Posting in
response to a blog titled Adventures in
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What was Meatless Monday?
Why was it such a big deal?
When a fellow student asked me
this, I realized that first years and
sophomores never experienced
the drama of Meatless Monday,
one of the most heated student
conflicts Ive seen at Bowdoin in
my time here.
What happened on campus in
February of 2011 deserves to be
Surprisingly, Bowdoin Dining
Services came up with the idea,
and intended Meatless Monday to
be an educational experience. Stu-
dent groups, including Bowdoin
Democrats and the Evergreens
agreed to run an informational ta-
ble, answering questions through-
out the meal.
Arguments in favor of Meatless
Monday cited the health, societal,
and environmental problems that
could be solved with lower meat
consumption. Meat, especially
beef, has a high carbon footprint.
An acre of corn feeds a cow that
feeds a handful of people, whereas
that same acre of corn could feed
hundreds of people. Groups in
favor of the meal suggested that
the global hunger crisis could be
ameliorated if Americans ate less
meat. They also talked about per-
sonal health benefits of substitut-
ing meat for more grains and veg-
Other students considered
Meatless Monday an assault on
choice. Some complained that
their right to eat meat had been
taken away.
Still others claimed that they
needed a higher protein intake
than the vegetarian food provided.
They didnt just complain, they ac-
tively protested.
People strolled into Thorne car-
rying buckets of Kentucky Fried
Chicken. A group of students
grilled burgers just outside the
entrance to Coles Tower. Two se-
niors went so far as to set
up an Eat Meat to Save
Animals cheeseburger
fundraiser for the Coastal Hu-
mane Society. They gave McDon-
alds cheeseburgers to anyone who
pledged to donate to the animal
Fox News featured these two
students in a special episode of
Fox & Friends, where they com-
plained on television about Bow-
doins supposed assault on choice.
All of this over one single meal.
The protesters missed the point.
Meatless Monday, far from a force-
ful conversion of all students to
common denominator on campus:
everyone eats food, food unites us.
Ive heard some students argue that
we are just too busy to care about
anything less immediate than our
food. Are we so overcommitted
that the only thing we have time to
debate is what we eat?
This conflict was noteworthy
because it was unusual. Many stu-
dents complain about the appar-
ent apathy of Bowdoin students,
but that was nowhere to be seen
on Meatless Monday. The event
thought, debate fosters change. But
why fight over this?
Of all the pressing issues in
todays world to get up-in-arms
about, Meatless Monday seems a
strange choice. In an op-ed in the
Orient after the fact, Judah Isser-
off 13 wrote, Why a single meal
could have stirred Bowdoin stu-
dents so deeply confounds meI
can only hope that my friends and
colleagues will treat issues of ac-
tual import with at least the same
degree of passion and energy.
As I sit at this table in Moulton,
I notice a table tent with a hand-
made look to it. In colorful cursive
writing, it informs me that feeding
the world would require two and
a half planet Earths to produce
enough food, if everyone ate like
This message is food for thought.
Its appearance also alludes to an
almost-forgotten event, a rare and
powerful occurrence:
a true controversy
among students at
Bowdoin College.
-Jessie Turner
As we sit at Bowdoin evaluat-
ing the aftermath of the Franken-
stormjust two weeks after the
Great Maine Earthquakeour
presidential candidates are scram-
bling in the face of the destruction,
trying to salvage as much as they
possibly can from their final
week of campaigning.
Both men have had
to cancel rallies, and
President Obama
has to grapple with
the effects of the
disastrous storm as
both candidate and
As an article in
the New York Times
argued on Monday, na-
tional perception of his
response to Sandy could seriously
affect voter opinion.
Obama has gotten some positive
feedback already; Republican Gov-
ernor of New Jersey Chris Christie
called his reaction outstanding
and others have pointed to the
passage last September of a bill
increasing the goverments fund-
ing of FEMA as an example of the
Presidents foresight.
But both candidates have cause
for concern. The aftermath will
likely present logistical concerns
early voting will probably decrease
drastically on the East Coast, in-
cluding critical battleground states
like Virginia.
Most worrying for President
Obama is that natural disasters
can have significant effects on an
incumbents re-election chances.
Although it may seem obvious
that voters will either respond pos-
itively or negatively to President
Obama based on their percep-
tions of his response to the hur-
ricane, political science professors
at Princeton argue that there are
more even more nuanced factors
in how the climate can influence
the election.
Professors Larry Bartels and
Christopher Achen co-
authored a study in
2004 arguing that
extreme weather
conditions influence
voters to punish
incumbents and
vote for the
in this case, Mr.
Romney and
the Republican
And, as weve
forgotten as we switch our
jorts and flip flops for raincoats
and Bean Boots, by the end of Sep-
tember 37 percent of the contigu-
ous US was listed as experiencing
severe to extreme drought on the
Palmer Drought Index, with as
much as 52 percent of the country
experiencing moderate to extreme
drought conditions. Now, at the
end of October, Hurricane Sandy
has wrecked New York City.
Someone told me in Thorne the
other day that her uncle in New
Jersey found a shark in his front
Billions of dollars will be needed
to rebuild. Whats a President to
do about such bad weather?
Well, its certainly ironic that
both Obama and Romney have yet
to highlight the c-word in their
campaigns. Climate change, that
is. An article Mother Jones pub-
lished earlier this month describes
a growing number of scientists,
environmentalists, and science
policy advocates whose jaws have
dropped steadily lower over the
past month, as the presidential
debates have unfolded without
any mention of the single leading
science-based political and envi-
ronmental issue.
Its shocking that neither candi-
date dared to even name the beast.
In the second debate, which
clearly focused on energy policy,
Obama outlined his commitment
to public funding for clean energy
technologies, but attributed his
motivations for doing so solely to
reduced dependence on foreign oil
and a need to invest in the energy
of the future.
Romney, a man who (at least
since I last checked) has admitted
to the existence of climate change,
couldnt seem to acknowledge any
real need for large-scale energy
reform beyond upping our domes-
tic extraction of the big three: oil,
coal, and natural gas.
The scientific consensus is that
climate change is happening at a
much faster rate than originally
thought, and that the evidence
overwhelmingly attributes this
change to human activity.
Increasing global temperatures
make severe weather events, like
the drought this summer and our
freakish hurricane, significantly
more likley.
Scientists like to use the anal-
ogy of loaded dice to illustrate this
third phenomenon; rising temper-
atures and CO2 levels weight the
dice more and more towards larger
numbersthe more you roll, the
higher the likelihood youll roll a
five or a six (fives and sixes being
severe droughts, hurricanes, and
If anything, this consensus
shouldve been the most important
thing discussed at the debates
climate change is real, its happen-
ing now and as we have just seen,
it has implications for the safety of
the American people.
Four years ago, we worried
about what Obama and McCain
would do to address global cli-
mate change. This year, however,
we worry about whether or not the
candidates will even address the is-
sue by name.
If climate change has become
so politically noxious that neither
of our presidential candidates will
even speak about it, despite the
mounting evidence of its existence,
where can we look to find compro-
mise and bipartisanship?
After Hurricane Sandy slammed
the East Coast and the candidates
campaign plans, the time is more
urgent than ever to free climate
change from its political head-
lockthe same he a d-
lock the far Right
uses to claim
that the fe-
male body
can stop a
after a rape and that intelligent
design should be taught in our
public schoolsand put it back
into the fields of objectivity and
peer review.
If we trust the scientific method
to develop the drugs we put in our
body, construct the chips in our
laptops and iPhones and grow hu-
man ears on mice to one day use
as transplants, we should also trust
science to correctly inform us on
the nature of climate change.
Studies analyzing the ecologi-
cal and environmental factors that
contributed to the making of Hur-
ricane Sandy will emerge in the
coming months, examining such
variables as how rising sea levels af-
fected the storm surge that flooded
parts of Manhattan and the above-
average ocean temperatures over
the summer.
We need to consider this re-
search, and use this as the consen-
sus to start really addressing this.
Debates can be had over wheth-
er strategies like a federal carbon
tax or state-run cap and trade proj-
ects will do the trick, but establish-
ing the objective scientific base
for this debate is the first, logical,
and politically feasible step toward
Sandy, in bringing the reality
of natural catastrophe to our own
shores, should be our wake up
-Walter Wuthmann

The protesters missed the point.
Meatless Monday, far from a forceful conversion
of all students to vegetarianism, was simply a day
to consider eating less meat in a very general sense.
vegetarianism, was simply a day to
consider eating less meat in a very
general sense.
What is it about food that in-
spires so much fervor in Bowdoin
students? With our dining services
consistently ranking first or sec-
ond in the nation, we have little to
complain about. Maybe
its because food is a
spurred an aggressive assertion of
students right to attack an idea.
That strong of an ideological clash
rarely rises to the surface at this
I truly admire the students in-
volved in the controversy for the
fact that they created just that: a
c o nt r ov e r s y.
Conflict in-
spires new
10 svici.i ii.1Uvi iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i 1ui vowuoi ovii1
ITS GETTING HOT IN HERE: Bowdoins central natural gas heating plant was once the Colleges rst gymnasium.
CENTRAL COMMAND: The Sustainable Bowdoin o ce is located in Rhodes Hall.
CALL TO ACTION : 200 students have signed a petition for Bowdoin to stop investing in fossil fuels and aim for a carbon-free campus.
GREEN TUNE: Veronica Verdin 15 performs at the Eco-Rep coee house at Baxter.
INNER WORKINGS: The College installed a high-e ciency boiler in 2011.
ENVIRONMENTAL REPAIR: Alex Butler 14 works to repair a yellow bicycle.
FREE WHEELING: Bowdoins Yellow Bike Club rents out bikes to students.
SOIL AND SOLAR: (Left) Lettuce grows in the Bowdoin Organic Garden. (Right) The rooftop of Thorne Hall collects energy from solar panels.
1ui vowuoi ovii1 iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i .i 11
When Ben Livingston 13 and
Ursula Moreno-VanderLaan 13
signed up to take Associate Pro-
fessor Pamela Fletchers art his-
tory course, The Pre-Raphaelites
last spring, they had no idea they
would have to curate their own ex-
hibit to pass.
We Never See Anything Clear-
ly: John Ruskin and Landscape
Painters debuted at the Bowdoin
Museum of Art on Wednesday and
is composed of works from the
permanent collection chosen by
the two seniors.
Normally when we do a class
that is going to be a museum ex-
hibition class, we decide that in
advance, said Fletcher. The class
is described that way and there
is usually a heavy demand for it,
so youre working with twelve or
maybe even more people.
While The Pre-Raphaelites did
not start out as a museum exhibi-
tion course, when Livingston and
Moreno-VanderLaan were the only
students who showed up on the
first day of class, Fletcher wanted
to find some way to make a two-
person course work.
I went and talked to Joachim
Homann, the Museums Curator,
and we talked about a variety of
the ways that the museum could be
foundational for the course, said
Fletcher. Ben and Ursula were im-
mediately interested with the idea
of a Museum exhibition.
At first the course began as
a survey of the Pre-Raphaelite
Brotherhooda group formed in
Pamela Yates Granito: How to
Nail a Dictator asks the unan-
swerable question of how to bear
witness to genocide. Yates ques-
tions whether bringing those re-
sponsible for the crimes to justice
can, at least for living survivors,
lessen the pain associated with
senseless violence.
The film explores the role that
Yates 1983 documentary, When
the Mountains Tremble, played in
bringing to justice the Guatema-
lan military dictatorship respon-
sible for a decade-long genocide
that devastated the country in the
When the Mountains Tremble
documented the brutal conflict
between the Guatemalan military
dictatorship of General Efran Ros
Montt and guerilla revolutionary
forces in the early 1980s.
Granito is set in the present
Granito carries heavy message, but sinks as lm
1848 by a number of young Eng-
lish artists that are sometimes con-
sidered the first avant-gardesand
their influences. As the semester
progressed, the focus of the course
shifted towards putting together
the exhibition.
Since the museum does not have
any Pre-Raphaelite pieces, Livings-
ton and Moreno-VanderLaan had
to be creative in their approach to
the exhibit. They chose to focus on
the ideas of John Ruskin, the Eng-
lish art critic who first recognized
the worth of Pre-Raphaelites work.
When the Pre-Raphaelites first
started out, everyone thought their
work was horrible and absurd,
said Moreno-VanderLaan. They
were not respected at all, people
thought they had no true sense of
While the criticism was that
they were making things deliber-
ately uglyturning their backs on
centuries of art-makingRuskin
said no, said Fletcher.
According to Fletcher, Ruskin
saw value in the Pre-Raphael-
ites honest depictions of natural
scenes, though she notes he also
had concerns about the ides of
painting landscapes with intense
detail, because painters could nev-
er faithfully depict the atmospher-
ic effect we actually see when we
look at large landscapes.
He was always really conflicted
between getting affect in a paint-
ing and detailrealism versus ide-
alism, said Moreno-VanderLaan.
He could never really reconcile
Seniors curate Pre-Raphaelite exhibit at musem
this and its a huge part of our ex-
hibit. Ultimately he was more for
high detailPre-Raphaelite-type
workbut he also loved Joseph
Turner, who was the first person to
do hyper-abstract landscapes.
Moreover, with the invention of
photography, the question of afect ver-
sus detail became even more confused.
Painters were trying to make
scenes very realistically and then
this machine comes along and can
just do such a better job, said Liv-
ingston. So at that point, the ques-
tion became: whats the role of paint-
ing? Tis question defnitely opened
up more room for abstract painting.
For Museum Curator Joachim
Homann, this problem is what
makes the exhibit so moving.
The students made a really
smart move, said Homann. They
used the introduction of photog-
raphy to anchor this 19th century
debate on what images are sup-
posed to dohow do paintings
and drawings compete with and
respond to the presence of photog-
raphy beginning in the 1840s.
For Livingston and Moreno-
VanderLaan, the course ended up
being one of their most rewarding
experiences at Bowdoin.
We would search the museums
database and go to the museum to
look at paintings, said Livingston.
Other professors would meet with
us to help us with specific ques-
tionsProfessor Wegner with ear-
ly Italian art, Professor Kibbie with
Hogarth, Professor Mullen with
Ruskin drawings.
While Livingston says he will try
making his own art after Bowdoin,
this experience inspired Moreno-
VanderLaan to pursue a career
working in museums.
This was definitely a eureka
moment for me, said Moreno-
VanderLaan. Curating the show
ended up combining pretty much
all of my academic interests into
one thing. It was art, it was aes-
thetics, it was about how people
interact with visual things. It was
culture, it was history, and for me,
it was fabulous. I told myself, I
need to do this. So Im looking for
work in galleries, auction houses,
and museums, and then Im plan-
ning on going to graduate school
after working for a couple of years.
We Never See Anything Clear-
ly: John Ruskin and Landscape
Painters will be on view through
December 23, in the Bowdoin Col-
lege Museum of Art.
but looks to the past, chronicling
the ongoing attempt to indict
Montt in Spains National Court,
which claims international juris-
diction. Prosecutors have com-
piled evidence from a plethora of
sources;, including forensic ar-
chaeology, eyewitness accounts,
and Pamela Yates footage from
When the Mountains Tremble,
which personally implicates the
director in the chaos of the in-
Scenes from the past are inter-
cut with images and reflections of
the present, to provide a compre-
hensive look at how people deal,
or fail to deal, with such horrible
While the film is heart-wrench-
ing, it stumbles in decisive places.
Yates clearly has a very deep per-
sonal connection to Guatemala
and its people, but unfortunately
she fails to deliver a concise and
coherent message. Instead, she al-
lows sentimentality to overwhelm
the narrative, making the film
more about her personal experi-
ence than Guatemalas.
The premise of Granito is
quite clear, yet it progresses along
in a disastrously unfocused man-
ner. The whole film seems to build
towards the indictment, and when
it doesnt come there is a painful
In addition to the fact that we
never see Montts indictment,
Granito feels depressingly in-
complete. Yates never fully ex-
plores the complex reasons behind
the genocide or its racially-moti-
vated underpinnings. The entire
103 minutes feel like an epilogue to
the far superior When The Moun-
tains Tremble.
As a document of human rights
in Guatemala and in the interna-
tional sphere, and as an explora-
tion of the utility of documentary
film to capture the truth, Granito
succeeds. But it is an amateur work
of art.
Yates has clearly demonstrated
that she is a documentary film-
maker of the highest caliber, some-
one willing to sacrifice mind and
body to capture a story on film that
she feels the world deserves to see.
Granito unfortunately just
does not rise to the standard of her
previous work. It is important, but
not necessarily well done or wor-
thy of its potential.
Yates is currently working on
a new ending to accommodate
Montts recent indictment, though
his trial has yet to occur.
Whether the eventual punish-
ment of an 85-year old ex-dictator
can save the film remains to be
seen, but at the moment, Granito
lacks the subversiveness, clarity,
and raw authority that we have
come to expect from Yates.
PAST AND PRESENT: Granitoalternates scenes from the Guatemalan genocide in the 1980s with present-day shots of the legal process against its perpetrators.
STUDENT CURATORS: Ben Livingston 13 and Ursula Moreno-VanderLaan 13 stand in front of the exhibit they curated as part of The Pre-Raphaelites.
12 .i iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i 1ui vowuoi ovii1
Members of the Bowdoin com-
munity were treated to an unusual
performance last Saturday in the
Chapel when keyboardist Sean
Fleming played nine pieces on
Bowdoins historic Austin Organ.
One of two organs in the Chapel,
the Austin was built in 1927 and is
identical to the Kotzchmar Memo-
rial Organ at Merrill Auditorium
in Portland.
Fleming began his perfor-
mance with Dietrich Buxtehudes
Passacaglia in D minor. Later
in the performance he regailed
the audience with Raise Songs
to Bowdoin.
Anthony Antolini, senior lec-
turer in the Music Department and
director of the Bowdoin Chorus,
joined Fleming on stage at one
point to perform what was per-
haps the most touching song of the
evening, Church Sonata for Piana
and Organ, a piece by Myron Rob-
erts, a composer who took on An-
tolini as his last student.
Antolini stood in front of the
crowd after the performance
to describe how Roberts, who
passed away in 1992, felt like a
A crowd of people gathered at the
Coleman Burke Gallery in Fort An-
dross last Saturday to celebrate the
opening of Speaking in Tongues,
a new show by Assistant Professor
of Art Alicia Eggert. At one point,
one woman began to tap dance,
quickly quieting the room. Tree
other dancers soon joined her and all
four moved about the space tapping
what turned out to be Morse code for
I am trying to tell you something.
Tis unexpected performance by Te
Rhythm and Sole Tap Dancing Com-
pany ft in well with Eggerts cryptic
combinations of language in art.
Eggerts exhibit speaks to her up-
bringing in a Pentacostal family.
My father was a Pentacostal
minister so I grew up going to a
church where people would speak in
tongues. Te story of the Pentacost
fascinates methe idea that the dis-
ciples were given the ability to speak
a language they didnt know in order
to communicate an important mes-
sage to people around the world. I
think making art is like speaking in
tongues. As an artist, I ofen feel like
Afer a run as one of the Bowdoin
College Museum of Arts most well-
attended exhibitions, William We-
gmans Hello Nature came down
on Sunday, October 21, concluding
three months of critical acclaim.
Te main foor galleries, where
the Wegman show was on display,
are currently in a transitory state.
Boxes, tools and carts litter the space
while Jos Ribas 76, the museums
technician and preparator, busily
works to ready the space for upcom-
ing exhibitions.
Tis intermediary phase between
exhibits gives guests the chance to
experience the space outside of the
context of a headlining exhibition. As
they make their way up to the perma-
nent collection on the second foor,
visitors walk through the empty frst
foor galleries and get a glimpse of the
work that goes into de-installation,
preparation and installation.
Without seeing any of the art
on the walls, you can pay attention
to what frames it, said Mellon Cu-
ratorial Fellow Sarah Montross. She
said that things we take for granted
father to him.
It was really a wonderful expe-
rience. A very emotional experi-
ence, said Antolini. I think we
really did [Roberts] an honor by
playing it.
Antolini invited Fleming to
campus for the event, 20 years after
his first offer to bring Fleming to
Bowdoin. The two first met when
Fleming was living in his home-
town of Rockland, Maine, in the
early 90s.
I was playing for a concert and
he introduced himself as the new
director, said Fleming. He asked
me if Id like to accompany the
Bowdoin Chorus. So I started play-
ing with the Chorus in 1992.
Antolini says his invitation re-
quires no explanation given the
organ players talent.
[Fleming] is about the best key-
board player in the whole state of
Maine, said Antolini. Ive never
met anybody who played key-
board, especially who can sight
read music, as well as Sean can.
Hes genius.
Fleming left the College af-
ter the 92-93 academic year, but
found himself back in 1996, and
has been accompanying the Cho-
rus ever since. In addition, he ac-
Im speaking a language I dont fully
understand, said Eggert, in an email
to the Orient.
Eggert says that her use of language
allows viewers to become interpreters
and walk away with a personal under-
standing of what her work means. Tese
individual opinions can ofen end up
redefning her own perspective on her
work, making her audience collabora-
tors in building the full signifcance of
her art.
Te viewers place in Eggerts ex-
hibition is apparent from the second
one enters the gallery. Immediately
in front of the entrance is a large, el-
evated neon sign that reads You are
on an island. Te word on fashes
on and of so the sign sometimes de-
clares You are an island. Tis sort
of playful indefniteness shows up
throughout the exhibit.
Another of Eggerts pieces, called
White Lie, is made of miniature white
picket fence that forms the outline of
the word LIE that viewers can step in-
side. Standing inside, one feels isolated,
trapped by some twisted, suburban ver-
sion of the American Dream.
Much of Eggerts work involves lights,
ofen neon, that move or change to con-
vey a sense of ephemerality. Te gallery
Museum in limbo after
Wegman show closes
LOUD PIPES: Keyboardist Sean Fleming addresses the audience during his organ recital last Saturday in the Chapel..
when we walk into an exhibition like
lightingeven the fow of tram c for
our guests are important elements
taken into consideration during ex-
hibition design and preparation.
While the basic elements of the
space will not be completely al-
tered, the galleries will dramatically
change for the new exhibits, accord-
ing to Ribas.
According to Museum Curator
Joachim Homann, the museum is
lucky to have the space to arrange
a variety of exhibitions, including
ones curated by students. Te frst
show to be installed afer Wegmans
exhibit is the student-curated ex-
hibition We Never See Anything
Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape
Painting, which opened with a pub-
lic reception on Wednesday.
A Printmaking ABC: In Memo-
riam of David P. Becker will run
from November 15 to March 10
and Fantastic Stories: The Super-
natural in Nineteenth-century Jap-
anese Prints will open on Novem-
ber 15. The former is an homage
to collector and Bowdoin alumnus
David P. Becker, and the latter is
a celebration of 25 years of Asian
studies at the College.
Fleming raises songs to Bowdoin in organ recital
contains three free standing sculptures
and three wall installations.
Tis idea of communication between
the artist and the viewer is embodied in
the concept of site-specifc art. Eggert is
always conscious of the surroundings of
her work and the environment dramati-
cally afects her process, which she attri-
butes to her years as an interior designer.
Speaking in Tongues is Eggerts
largest solo exhibition, which she says
provided her with a greater degree of
infuence over the space, adding that
the curating aspect was a learning ex-
Eggerts favorite piece is titled Every-
thing You Are Looking For, which was
designed for a specifc wall in the gal-
lery. Te space inspired her to create a
jumble of neon letters that would light
up to spell various things. Afer seeing
the perfect quote on a friends Facebook
page, Eggert collaborated with another
friend, Amy Jorgensen, to create a non-
sensical, line of letters that light up in
turn to spell Everything You Are
Looking For Is Invisible. Everything,
that is, except the exhibit itself.

Speaking in Tongues will be on dis-
play until November 30 at the Coleman
Burke Gallery in Fort Andross.
companies the St. Cecilia Chamber
Choir, directed by his wife, Linda
Blanchard 88, which performs in
the Chapel every December. Flem-
ing is also the organist at St. An-
drews Episcopal Church in New-
castle, Maine.
Fleming concluded the concert
with Toccata on Alma mater, a
song based on Bowdoins alma ma-
ter, which brought the audience to
their feet.
TAPPY FEET: An impromptu tap dance performance surprises viewers at the opening of Assistant Professor of Art Alicia Eggerts new show.
Alicia Eggert speaks in tongues
WANING WEGMAN: The Museums rst-oor gallery stands in a lonely limbo between exhibits.
13 1ui vowuoi ovii1 iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i
actually been part of a group that
implements any change, said Chow.
I thought this would be a good way
to start.
For Tougas, BGA represented not
only an opportunity to merge his in-
terests, but also a chance to use the
infuence of athletics on campus for
positive change.
I think athletes by their very
nature are leaders on this campus,
said Tougas. We try to tap into club
sports, too, so I think that may get us
into 50 or 60 percent of the Bowdoin
population. Bowdoin students are
committed to environmental protec-
tion in generalcertainly more than
the country at large unfortunately.
We have to do something, and this
is my small part. Other people have
latched onto it and are proud to be a
part of it.
BGA took its frst big step this past
homecoming weekend, with its frst
major event. Twenty BGA members
participated in the Environmen-
tal Protection Agencys Game Day
Challenge. According to the EPAs
website, the Game Day Challenge is
a friendly competition for colleges
and universities to promote waste
reduction at their football games.
For Tougas it was a no-brainer.
I spent part of the summer work-
ing with Keisha Payson, whos the co-
ordinator for Sustainable Bowdoin. I
was looking around a little bit and
saw that some schools were involved
Bowdoin Green Athletes join
the EPAs Game Day Challenge
As an environmental studies ma-
jor, swimmer Alex Tougas 14 spends
a great deal of time thinking about
sustainability. A dedicated swimmer,
he works hard to divide his time be-
tween his environmental and athletic
passions. Since founding Bowdoin
Green Athletes (BGA) last spring,
Tougas is now contributing to both
areas simultaneously.
Last year Kristin Hanczor [12]
and I wanted to form an organi-
zation that merged athletics with
sustainability, which both of us
were interested in, said Tougas. I
swim and she played volleyball. We
thought that it would be a really
valuable thing to do. I found the idea
from Middlebury. I should give them
credit because I worked closely with
their athletic director for help on this
stuf, and then it sort of blossomed
from there.
Hanczor and Tougas cast a wide
net across the Bowdoin campus in
search of representation from every
sports team.
Last year when Alex started the
club he sent emails to coaches ask-
ing them to nominate two players to
attend the frst meeting. Ive stuck
with it since, said Emma Chow 15, a
member of the womens tennis team
who is on the BGAs executive com-
Ive always been interested in
environmental causes, but Id never Please see ATHLETES, page 16
individual players to step up at dif-
ferent times, and while its often a
surprise to our opponent, its not a
surprise to us. I feel that thats the
most effective way to build a team,
so that your opponent cant just
Womens soccer wins rst quarternal match in four years
Sa 10/27 v. Hamilton W 32
The Polar Bears took home a 3-2
victory against the Hamilton Col-
lege Continentals last weekend in
the quarterfinal round of the NES-
CAC tournament, securing a place
in the semifinals, where they will
take on Amherst.
This marks the first time since
2008 that Bowdoin will advance to
the NESCAC semifinals.
First year Jamie Hofstetter
scored all three of Bowdoins goals,
leading the Polar Bears to the cru-
cial victory. She was subsequently
named the NESCAC Womens Soc-
cer Player of the Week.
Hofstetters three-goal effort
ties the NESCAC Championship
record for goals in a single playoff
game. Saturdays game more than
doubled her goals scored in the
regular season, bringing her total
to five goals this fall. Hofstetter
also earned Bowdoin its first NES-
CAC Womens Soccer Player of the
Week this year.
Hofstetter controls the play
for us well, and Im so happy that
she had the opportunity to be so
successful in Saturdays match, be-
cause she really deserved it, said
Weaver says she is not surprised
that Hofstetter was able to stand
out on Saturday.
Weve really worked on having
a team attacking philosophy and
not relying on a single player to
score, she said. This has allowed
key on one player and cut them out
of the game.
After a scoreless first half, Hof-
stetter was able to finally get the
Polar Bears on the board soon af-
ter intermission when she scored
on a breakaway early in the second
At half time I think everyone
realized that we needed to just step
up our game and finish Hamilton.
We came out much stronger in the
second half as a group and really
combined well with the midfield
and forwards to finish a few goals,
said Hofstetter. The defense did
a great job denying Hamilton op-
portunities and connected well
with the attack as well.
About two minutes later, Hof-
stetter scored her second goal of
the match after redirecting a shot
from sophomore Kathleen Smith.
The 2-0 lead was short-lived, how-
ever, as Hamilton was able to cut
Bowdoins lead with a goal two
minutes later.
Hofstetter completed the hat
trick with a 66th minute insurance
goal, pushing the Polar Bears to a
3-1 advantage. Despite the Conti-
nentals netting a redirected corner
kick with three minutes remain-
ing, Hamilton was unable to tie
up the game, and the Polar Bears
emerged triumphant.
The Polar Bears will play Am-
herst in the semifinals at Williams.
Amherst dealt Bowdoin its most
significant loss this season, 4-1. In
the past, Bowdoin has had a fairly
discouraging record against Am-
herst, as the Lord Jeffs have kept
the Polar Bears out of the past two
KICK-START: Becky Stoneman 14 clears the ball from an oncoming Hamilton player on Saturday. The Polar Bears won to advance to the NESCAC seminals.
Please see SOCCER, page 14
lone goal for Bowdoin against Tufs.
When it came time for tour-
nament play against Williams,
Bowdoin managed to prove their
team motto of learning from every
You could tell right from the
very beginning that we came out
with a lot of energy and determina-
tion, said Pearson.
Rachel Kennedy 16 scored im-
mediately for the Polar Bears, and
Brooke Phinney 13 scored late in
the frst half to cushion the lead.
Kennedy scored her second goal
of the match in the second half to
guarantee the shutout.
Despite apparent improvement
in the Williams match, Pearson says
she is aware that defeating Williams
(6-9 overall, 4-6 NESCAC) doesnt
Field hockey headed to NESCAC seminals
Bowdoin womens feld hockey re-
bounded from a 3-1 defeat last week
by cruising to a 3-0 victory over Wil-
liams in the NESCAC quarterfnals.
Pass interceptions and more efec-
tive of-ball movement during tran-
sitions allowed Bowdoins defense
to shut down Williams scoring op-
portunities and created the ofensive
chances that the Polar Bears lacked
in the Tufs contest.
In last weeks regular season f-
nale, Tufs outshot Bowdoin 13-4
and capitalized on three corners to
secure the victory.
Bowdoin has ofen used strong
corner-strikes to seal victories
throughout the season, but against
the Jumbos, the Polar Bears found
themselves on the defensive end of
these crucial player-up situations.
Tufs twice found the net of de-
fections from corners, successfully
lofing the ball past Bowdoins de-
fense on the third corner.
According to Head Coach Nicky
Pearson, it was not just the luck of
a player-up corner situation that al-
lowed the Jumbos to score the most
goals against the Polar Bears of any
team this season.
Our marking has been tighter in
other games; we allowed them to re-
ceive the ballwe didnt step up and
beat them to it, said Coach Pearson.
Cathleen Smith 13 scored the
guarantee a victory in the semifnal
round, where they will once more
face Tufs (14-1 overall, 9-1 NES-
Tough Bowdoin is the lower
seed, Pearson says she is eager to
face Tufs again. It will be a unique
opportunity to test Bowdoins ability
to quickly apply the lessons learned
during the frst match.
Pearson said the Polar Bears
wont have a specifc change of strat-
egy the second time around, but
rather will renew focus on tight de-
fense and emphasize a strong open-
ing push in the match. Momentum
will be key.
Bowdoin will travel to Middle-
bury on November 3 for the Tufs
rematch in the NESCAC semifnals
at 1:30 p.m.
TAKING AIM: Rachel Kennedy 16 pushes toward Williamsgoal, which she found twice on Saturday.
Sa 10/27 v. Williams W 30
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the ball, taking some momentum
from Saturdays game where we
were able to put together a really
strong attack and make some goal-
scoring opportunities for Jamie
and other players, said Weaver.
When asked about different
strategies the team will employ
facing Amherst, Weaver says that
Coby Horowitz 14
Four-time All-American Track
and Cross Country runner Coby
Horowitz 14 fnished frst in last
Saturdays NESCAC championship
with a time of 24:26.78. Horowitz
is the frst runner in 12 years to
win the mens individual title for
Like many other athletes,
Horowitz is superstitious about his
race-day routine.
I always wear the same shirt, I
only have two pairs of socks since
they wash our socks for us, and I
pretty much do the exact same
thing everyday, from when I wake
up to when I race, said Horowitz.
Ke$has Die Young was my jam
that day.
Horowitz started the race of
with a 4:52 mile, running in a pack
for most of the race. In the fnal
mile, Horowitz and Matt Rand of
Tufs University trailed Mike Leduc
of Connecticut College. With 800
meters to go, Horowitz and Rand
closed in on Leduc. Horowitz
kicked into a higher gear, battling
it out with Rand in the fnal 20 me-
ters to win by only two meters.
Rand and I have a raced a lot,
so I kind of knew his style, said
Horowitz of his competitor. Def-
nitely a familiar face, and I ended
up beating him so that was sweet.
Te victory was made sweeter by
the fact that last year, Horowitz fn-
ished second to Michael Schmidt
of Middlebury, who is now coach-
ing Rand at Tufs.
Te NESCAC Championship
is an extremely competitive race,
as the NESCAC is considered the
strongest cross-country confer-
ence in NCAA Division III. Last
year, fve NESCAC teams fnished
in the top 15 at the national tour-
Horowitz cites the shared eforts
of his teammates as his motivation.
I know the guys behind me
are doing the exact same thing,
and maybe if I let one guy pass
me than theyll let one guy pass
them, said Horowitz.
A three-time Orient Athlete of
the Week, Horowitz came in sec-
ond place last year at the NESCAC
Head Coach Peter Slovenski says
Horowitz has improved greatly
since beginning his career at the
I think Coby has been very in-
telligent by how hes combined an
All-American work ethic with the
natural ability that he has, said
Slovenski. Coby is really smart
about learning the lessons from his
best races and his of-days.
Horowitz recalls going into rac-
es without a plan during his frst
Heres the guy in frst, Im just
going to sit on him until I die...
which is a terrible plan if hes really
good! said Horowitz.
He credits his improvement this
year to increased summer training.
I was able to do a lot more
speed work this year during the
season because I didnt have to
spend a few weeks getting my base
back up, so it made the transition
into cross country a lot easier.
Horowitzs training partners
Sam Seekins 14 and Nick Saba 14
have been vital to his success, con-
stantly pushing him to run faster.
Most of the time its the full
team but when we do that extra
step its just the three of us, its real-
ly nice to have those two guys with
me all the time, said Horowitz.
Slovenski also believes that
Horowitzs attitude has a positive
impact on his fellow teammates.
In cross country the discipline
and structure can get to be rep-
etitious but Cobys sense of humor
keeps it interesting and fun, said
Slovenski. Hes got a joyful spirit
about what we do. Whether its go-
ing for a 15-mile run or running
repeat miles at fve minute pace,
some people get through it with
a lot determination but it helps if
you have a spirit of joy about what
youre doing, and he really does.
Seekins and Saba also refected
on the interesting dual nature of
Hes very energetic, he has the
heart of a twelve-year-old but at
the same time hes also very seri-
ous and knows when we should be
quiet and focusing on running,
said Saba.
Hes basically a cat: he hates
rain, he loves cuddling and hes re-
ally cute. Hell run on a treadmill
to avoid running in the rain, not a
decision most of us would make,
but one he would make, said
Hes basically a cat: he hates
rain, he loves cuddling and
hes really cute.
Volleyball drops to third place in NESCAC
The volleyball teams hopes of
finishing first in the NESCAC and
securing a conference champion-
ship home-field advantage were
dashed last Friday night when the
team fell 3-1 to host Middlebury.
The Polar Bears redeemed them-
selves on Saturday with an impres-
sive victory over Williams.
The trip to Vermont left
Bowdoin 25-3 overall, 8-2 in the
NESCAC, and ranked as the third
seed going into NESCAC tourna-
ment this weekend at Connecticut
The team played Middlebury
last Friday night. Although the
final score was not close, both
teams made an admirable show-
ing. Bowdoin was initially over-
whelmed by an early Middlebury
surge, falling 25-13 in the first set.
The Polar Bears quickly recovered
from this shock and took the sec-
ond 25-19, tying the match at one-
to-one. A late-game run from a
16-16 tie secured the third set for
Middlebury 25-21. In the tense
fourth set, both teams went back
and forth until Middlebury was
able to get the upper hand and tri-
umph 26-24, sealing the win in a
dramatic fashion.
Captain Melissa Haskell 13 led
the team offensively in the loss
with 12 kills, supported by eight
from Ellie Brennan 14 and seven
from Christy Jewett 16. Libero
Taylor Vail 14 and Brennan racked
up 14 digs each.
Haskell remained optimistic af-
ter the loss.
It was really disappointing to
miss out on hosting the tourna-
ment, but overall I think we played
well this weekend, she said. Go-
ing forward, we cant get distracted
by setbacks but need to continue to
focus on winning each match.
Saturday saw the team quickly
rebound, with Bowdoin shutting
down Williams in a 3-0 victory.
The Polar Bears dominated the
Ephs with set scores of 25-13, 25-
17 and 25-22.
Against Williams, Jewett led the
charge with 10 kills, while Haskell
contributed seven kills and 11 digs.
Setter Sophia Cornew 14 notched
26 assists.
Haskell is guardedly hopeful go-
ing into the tournament this week-
This is going to be a very tough
weekend from the very first round.
Weve had a great season and I
am confident that we have what it
takes to win this weekend, but we
will have to stay focused and be
aggressive, said Haskell. When
it comes down to it, these are just
three more volleyball matches that
we have to concentrate on one-by-
one to win.
The action begins tonight at 8
p.m. at Conn. College against sixth
seed Tufts. If Bowdoin wins, the
team will move on to the semifinal
round, to be played at 3:30 p.m.
on Saturday against the winner of
seventh-seed Trinity against sec-
ond seed Middlebury. If the Polar
Bears win in the semifinals, they
will advance to the final champi-
onship round, played at noon on
NESCAC playoffs. In their past ten
matches with Bowdoin, Amherst
has a record of 8-1-1. Despite this,
Coach Weaver says the team wont
use the past to predict what will
happen on Saturday.
I think Amherst gives us a
golden opportunity to go back and
face down our demon from the
season. I never turn down those
chances, so Im looking forward to
it, as I hope the team is as well,
said Weaver. To prepare for the
match, she says she plans on build-
ing the teams confidence up dur-
ing the week.
[Were] just making sure were
working together on both sides of
the game Bowdoin played against
them earlier in the season revealed
some of their opponents flaws.
When we went after them
the first time around, and really
started pressuring them, we found
that we had an advantage, Weaver
added. Our plan is to play tough
defense to keep them out but
capitalize on opportunities to at-
tack, because thats where they are
According to Hofstetter, the
team is well prepared for Satur-
days match despite the pressure
from the consequences of losing.
Everyone knows that if we dont
show up and play our best against
Amherst, our season will be over,
so I definitely think that when its
time for the game, people will give
it their best effort, she said.
F 10/26
Sa 10/27
at Middlebury
at Williams
I think Amherst gives us a golden
opportunity to go back and face
down our demon from the season. I
never turn down those chances, so
Im looking forward to it.
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Mens soccer ends impressive
season in rst round loss
Football drops third straight
game to Wesleyan
Sailing has strong nish in
New England championships
Te sailing teams co-ed, wom-
ens, and freshman divisions fn-
The mens soccer team ended its
season this past Saturday in a NES-
CAC quarterfinal loss to Tufts.
The Jumbos posed a threat early
in the game with a trio of goal op-
portunities, but a save by Will Wise
14 put a stop to their attack. The
Polar Bears found their best oppor-
tunity of the half near the 30
ute, when a counter initiated by ju-
nior captain Ben Brewster 14 led to
an opportunity downfield for Zach
Danssaert 14. Nonetheless, Tufts
scored the first goal 10 minutes lat-
er. In the next half, Tufts made their
second goal in the 60
minute and
then put it away with a third goal
towards the end of the game.
I think that Saturday just wasnt
our day. Thats the nature of soccer,
sometimes the game just doesnt go
your way and there isnt a solid ex-
planation, said senior captain Mi-
chael Gale. We gave a really strong
effort, but they happened to get the
first goal, which can mean every-
thing in a playoff game.
Soccer is a funny game, said
Head Coach Fran OLeary. We
gave a much better effort in our
second game against Tufts, yet the
score line was not reflective of our
Although the season is over for
the Polar Bears, they have many ac-
complishments from the season to
Sa 10/27 v. Tufts L 30
Sa 10/27 v. Wesleyan L 3414
Afer Bowdoin scored two straight
touchdowns in the frst quarter of
last Saturdays game against Wes-
leyan, the Cardinals responded with
34 unanswered points to deliver the
Polar Bears their third straight loss.
Bowdoin falls to 1-5 as Wesleyan im-
proves to 5-1, tied for second in the
Quarterback Tommy Romero 14
passed for 226 yards, his highest pass-
ing yardage this season, and threw for
one touchdown and four interceptions.
Tight end Michael English 14 was the
recipient of the single touchdown pass.
Sophomore tight end Matt Perlow,
an emerging threat for Bowdoins of-
fense, caught a 62-yard pass that set the
Polar Bears up for their second touch-
down. He fnished the game with two
receptions for 88 yards.
Junior running back Zach Donna-
rumma capitalized on Perlows catch
with a four-yard touchdown run.
Bowdoin did not score again the rest
of the game.
According to Head Coach Dave
Caputi, the teams four untimely turn-
overs prevented the ofense from scor-
ing. On the defensive side of the ball,
a few blown coverages resulted in easy
touchdowns for the Cardinals.
Tey ran 53 plays for 152 yards. We
had nine plays that gave up over 300
yards, Caputi said.
Te Cardinals amassed 454 total of-
fensive yards against the Polar Bears,
with 153 of those coming from two
large second-half plays.
In the beginning of the third quar-
ter, with the Cardinals leading 17-14,
Wesleyans running back broke free for
a 70-yard touchdown run. Tey sealed
the victory in the fourth quarter with
an 83-yard touchdown run.
Despite the multiple defensive
lapses in the game, the Polar Bears re-
main third in the conference in points-
allowed-per-game, with only 24.8 this
Beau Bretonsenior captain, de-
fensive back, and punterpoints to-
ward linebacker Grim n Cardew 14,
currently third in the NESCAC in
tackles, as a key contributor to the de-
fenses success.
Hes always been a great athlete,
said Breton. Hes grown as a football
player and become a leader on the
In last weeks game, Cardew and
Joey Cleary 14 each recorded 10 tack-
les. Sophomore Tom Wells led the de-
fensive line with six tackles. Te Polar
Bears have two remaining games this
seasonagainst rivals Bates and Colby.
Tey will begin their quest for their
second CBB title in three years with
their game against Bates at Whittier
Field this Saturday. With the second-
best rushing attack in the conference
and the most intercepted passes this
year, the Bobcats are ft to exploit Bow-
doins weaknesses. Nevertheless, histo-
ry supports the Polar Bears, according
to the team.
Te trophy has been here for six
straight years, senior captain and of-
fensive lineman Martin Robledo said.
We plan on keeping it for a seventh.
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Womens Rugby nishes
regular season undefeated
Te womens rugby team defeated
Amherst 51-3 and fnished the regu-
lar season undefeated last Saturday.
Tis was the second time Bowdoin
faced Amherst this season and the
Lord Jefs had improved since the
preseason Beantown Tournament.
Coach MaryBeth Mathews said
Amherst was a much more aggres-
sive, athletic team since Beantown.
Sa 10/27 v. Amherst W 513
Mens cross country takes third
in NESCAC and individual title
With the Bowdoin cross coun-
try course packed with nearly 800
cheering spectators this weekend,
the mens cross country squad
placed third in the NESCAC
Championship, coming in behind
Bates and Tufts.
The Polar Bears went into the
championship seeded third and
ranked eleventh in D-III. The NE-
SCAC is widely considered the
strongest conference in D-III, with
five teams currently in the U.S.
Track & Field and Cross Country
Coaches Association top 25. Five
NESCAC teams also finished in the
top 15 at Nationals last year.
At the championship, the Polar
Bears had only a 60-second spread
between the top five runners.
Coby Horowitz 14 earned the
mens individual title, beating out
Tufts top runner by only half of a
second and a two meter berth.
Sam Seekins 14 was Bowdoins
second runner to finish, moving up
from sixth to fifth place in the final
straightaway. Seekins was the first
number-two runner to cross the
finish line.
Both Kevin Hoose 15 and Greg
Talpey 14 earned personal-best
Greg ran a really smooth race
he keeps his poise in the big races,
said Coach Peter Slovenski.
The team is preparing for the up-
coming NCAA Regional. Slovenski
said that in addition to practicing
faster intervals, the team needs to
get restwe look strong, but we
need to get faster.
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Womens cross country places
seventh in NESCAC race
Te womens cross country team
had some impressive and surprising
fnishes this weekend at the NESCAC
Gina Stalica 16 ran the race of the
day. Typically fnishing in fourth or
ffh, she was the third runner for
Bowdoin and overall the third frst-
year fnisher of all the colleges.
Gina rises up to the challenges and
competes really well in championships.
Her performance was a great boost to
the team, said Coach Peter Slovenski.
Madelena Rizzo 14 was Bowdoins
top fnisher. Rizzo made the All-NES-
CAC second team. Olivia Mackenzie
14, the most consistent runner on the
womens team, kept up with Rizzo for
the frst mile but faded in the second.
According to Head Coach Peter Slov-
enski, her race times will beneft from
more rest in November.
Usual third runner Brianna Malanga
16 sufered from a twisted ankle and
had a tough race, coming in eighth
place for Bowdoin.
If Bri gets healthy, I think well
surprise a lot of people, said Sloven-
ski, referring to the upcoming NCAA
Regional meet. Although the womens
team has been ranked eigth for most of
the season, Slovenski expects to see to
the team move up in the rankings afer
the next championship.
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Sa 10/27 NESCAC Championship 3
Sa 10/27 NESCAC Championship 7
be proud of and a bright outlook
for next year.
I think that the team will be a
contender for the NESCAC cham-
pionship next year because we
learned this year the level of com-
mitment and effort it requires, said
This season has left us with
a strong platform upon which to
build, said OLeary. The seniors
provided us with great leadership
and camaraderie. We will regroup
and enter the off-season optimistic
about the future prospects for the
Bowdoin soccer program.
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Sa 10/27 Womens Victorian Coee Urn
Erwin Schell Trophy
Scrumhalf Kameryn Sanchez 14
put the frst points on the board, cut-
ting to the corner of the try-zone af-
ter plucking the ball from a scrum.
Dani McAvoy 13 converted three
out of fve conversions and for her
eforts was voted Woman of the
Despite the early scoring, the
Bowdoin backline had trouble with
their passing early on. Tere were
some miscues between the backs that
resulted in some poor passing how-
ever they were able to settle down.
Te backlines timing and pass-
ing eventually improved during the
match, resulting in two tries from
Randi London 15 and Rachel Hen-
derson 15.
London scored her a pair of tries in
the second half thanks to some good
passes from the backline.
Lynn Freedman 13 scored a try
afer running receiving the ball a few
meters out from the try-zone.
She had been supporting the for-
wards and backs well all game and
fnally got the opportunity to break
through the Amherst defense.
Forwards Uche Esonu 13 and An-
issa Tanksley 14 scored Bowdoins
fnal two tries of the match.
Bowdoin is the frst seed in the
NESCRC Championships and will
play against Middlebury the second
seed at 1 p.m. at Pickard Field.
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ished their penultimate regattas
last weekend at Brown University,
Connecticut College and the Coast
Guard Academy respectively. Tese
regattas represented the New Eng-
land Championships for each divi-
Bowdoins co-ed division fared
the best of the three, fnishing 10
out of 18 boats at Brown, Bowdoins
strongest fnish in this regatta since
the 2007 fall season. Te womens
team fnished 13
of 18 boats, and
the freshman fnished 10
of 22
Te co-ed regattas A division
sailorsSarah Fiske 13, Charlotte
Williamson 15, and Matt Croteau
15advanced but the B division
sailors Pete Edmunds 14 and Ju-
lia Rew 14 missed the top eight by
seven points, a narrow margin over
24 races.
Te best sailors come out of New
England, Head Coach Frank Pizzo
said, adding context to the fnishes.
Realistically, fnishing in the top
ten in New England is like fnishing
in the top twenty in the nation.
Pizzo added that he views the fall
and spring seasons as one season
with a break in the middle. Taking
that into consideration, he is satis-
fed with the teams performance.
Were halfway through the sea-
son and were sailing well, he said,
We have a lot of depth and were
getting solid performances up and
down the rosters.
Te team has two weekends lef
in the fall season, with their re-
maining regattas in Newport and
at St. Marys College in Maryland.
Te former is a 20-team conference
event while the latter is the presti-
gious Atlantic Coast Tournament,
which Pizzo compares to the Na-
tional Invitation Tournament (NIT)
in college basketball.
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PACK WOLF: Sam Seekins 14 was the rst number-two runner to nish the NESCAC Championship race.
1ui vowuoi ovii1 16 iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i
Sa 11/3 v. Middlebury (Championship) 1:00 P.M.
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Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC, NESCRC
Sa 11/3
Su 11/4
at Sister Esther (Salve Regina)
at Michael HornTphy(Harvard)
at Prof. No Ringer Invite (MIT)
at Crews Regatta (MIT)
Middlebury 10 0 15 0
Tufts 9 1 14 1
BOWDOIN 8 2 13 2
Trinity 7 3 11 4
Amherst 6 4 11 4
Williams 4 6 7 8
Wesleyan 4 6 7 8
Conn. Coll. 4 6 7 8
Colby 2 8 6 8
Bates 1 9 4 10
Hamilton 0 10 0 14
Conn. Coll. 8 2 22 2
Middlebury 8 2 19 6
BOWDOIN 8 2 25 3
Amherst 7 3 14 8
Williams 7 3 14 11
Tufts 6 4 13 12
Trinity 5 5 12 10
Colby 2 8 13 12
Wesleyan 2 8 9 14
Bates 1 9 10 16
Hamilton 1 9 11 16
Middlebury 8 1 1 12 2 1
Williams 8 1 1 11 3 1
Amherst 8 1 1 13 1 1
BOWDOIN 6 3 1 11 3 1
Hamilton 5 4 1 9 5 1
Colby 4 6 0 8 7 0
Conn. Coll. 3 7 0 5 8 2
Wesleyan 3 7 0 7 7 1
Trinity 3 7 0 5 8 1
Tufts 2 6 2 4 6 4
Bates 1 8 1 4 9 1
*Bold line denotes NESCACTournament cut-o
Middlebury 4 2 0
Colby 4 2 0
Tufts 4 2 0
Amherst 2 4 0
Bates 1 5 0
Williams 0 6 0
No. 8 Colby (2-8) v. No. 1 Conn. Coll. (8-2)
Friday, November 2, 5 p.m.
No. 6 Tufts (6-4) v. NO. 1 BOWDOIN (8-2)
Friday, November 2, 8 p.m.
NESCAC Championship Game at Highest Seed
Sunday, November 4, noon
No. 1 Middlebury (10-0) v. No. 5 Amherst (6-4)
Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m.
No. 2 Tufts (9-1) at NO. 3 BOWDOIN 82
Saturday, November 3, 1:30 p.m.
NESCAC Championship Game at Highest Seed
Sunday, November 4, noon
No. 7 Wesleyan (3-7- 0) v. No. 1 Williams (8-1-1)
Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m.
No. 1 Amherst (8-1-1) v. NO. 4 BOWDOIN (6-3-1)
Saturday, November 3, 1:30 p.m.
NESCAC Championship Game at Highest Seed
Sunday, November 4, noon
with this, said Tougas. We thought
it would be a perfect thing to do as
the frst big Green Athletes event. We
started our program at the end of last
year, so we said Okay, this will be
our big fall thing.
Te EPA reports that 76 colleges
have participated in the 2012 Game
Day Challenge. In 2011, the event
diverted nearly 500,000 pounds of
waste from football games, prevent-
ing the release of more than 810 met-
ric tons of carbon dioxide, according
to the EPA website.
Challenge winners are named
in fve categories: Waste minimiza-
tion, diversion rate, greenhouse gas
reduction, organics reduction, and
Tougas recruited volunteers for
the event, while Chow publicized it.
Joining them in leading the Game
Day Challenge was Tricia Tibodeau
13, who worked with Payson on the
logistics of the event.
I play sofball and we do conces-
sions at the games, so that was one
reason I wanted to head this up,
explained Tibodeau. Concessions
is one of the primary waste genera-
tors because theyre giving out all
the food and drinks to everyone at
the game. I already knew what food
was being sold and of the facility, so
it made it easier for me to help [Tou-
gas] coordinate.
BGA volunteers dressed up as
trash cans and provided signs to in-
struct fans of proper recycling meth-
ods in order to make the event a suc-
We were able to recycle 81.8 per-
cent of all our waste as well as reduce
NESCAC Standings
our greenhouse gas equivalent by
about half a metric ton, said Tougas.
Were the frst to do it in the NES-
CAC and we hope that other schools
follow suit, added Chow. We ended
up recovering 300 pounds of recycla-
bles and we composted food, which
we sent to a pig farm.
Afer the success of the Game Day
Challenge, the BGA hopes to orga-
nize more events.
Tis weekend were going to
monitor the home football game,
although it wont be as extensive as
last time, said Chow. Were also
working on a shoe recycling proj-
ect, which we started looking into
last year. Te track team is going to
be heading that up, and Ill also be
involved. Well be setting up a bin
in Farley where students and com-
munity members can recycle their
While Tougas stressed that the
BGA tries not to burden its delegates
with extensive responsibilities, its
member athletes report making sig-
nifcant positive impacts on their re-
spective teams.
Te sofball team, were a pretty
small team. I think that makes it
easier to look over and call people
out, said Tibodeau. Myself and
maybe two others are a little more
green-conscious than our other
Tibodeau says the BGAs mission
is not to be overbearing but simply
remind athletes to be green con-
Its just not on their radar, its not
that they dont care, she said.
I had a teammate tell me the
other day Emma, your voice is al-
ways inside my head telling me to re-
cycle, said Chow. I was like Okay,
good. Im doing my job.
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Te death toll currently stands at 88, and the situation may get worse before it
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Since Sandy hit, much has been written about how the storm will impact the
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Only nine percent of respondents to the Orients election survey reported
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climate change and the state of our economy has never been more clear.
In this weeks paper, the Orient reports on students speaking out on the need
to expand renewable energy and cultivate sustainable habits. With his dorm
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standards for environmental em ciency that we hope will become the status quo.
Yesterday, Sustainable Bowdoin installed a compost system for Ladd and Baxter
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House. Last night, students went door-to-door in Brunswick Apartments to ex-
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occupancy sensors will be installed on hallway lights in frst year bricks to con-
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Matthew Goodrichs petition for the College to be carbon-free by 2020 is an
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While it may not be possible to free the campus of its dependency on fossil
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One of Goodrichs goals is for the College to divest its endowment from fossil
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individual action can only do so much to combat climate change. Te hurricane
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Bowdoins leaders will do the same.
We still dont know the full toll of Hurricane Sandy, but the reality is that
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public editor, it is hardly my frst for the
Orient. I spent my freshman and soph-
omore year working as sports editor be-
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junior year. As a result, I am in a some-
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pus of understanding the Orients policy
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print version. With an expanded web-
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policies regarding reporting standards
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future installations of this column.
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Recording interviews reduces misquotations
In his article Sabra hummus
supports Israels human rights
abuses, Chris Wedeman fails to
live up to even the diminished
standard of intellectual rigor re-
served for our public discourse.
The authors of this letter applaud
Chris interest in launching a dia-
logue about the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict. However, it is difficult to
engage in a discussionespecially
over such an emotional issue
when the argument of one side
rests on suppositions that have
been discredited and are frankly
Mr. Wedeman claims that Jew-
ish- Israeli consumption of hum-
mus and usage of Arab words is
tantamount to what he calls a
continuous theft of culture. We
are shocked that Mr. Wedeman is
arguing for the plausibility of cul-
tural ownership. Human languages
and cultures have always bled into
one another. Many Jews speak
Arabic, just as many Palestinians
speak Hebrew. Both are national
languages of Israel. Moreover,
there are nearly three million Jews
in Israel that are descendants of
Arab speakers, most of whom were
expelled by their home countries
immediately after the establish-
ment of the state of Israel.
The simple point is that cross-
cultural communication (in terms
of language and food) is expedient
for social, business, and human
purposes. It is not theft. Its human
In addition, in order to make
Sabra (a hummus company) com-
plicit in the Israeli foreign policy
that Wedeman abhors, he demon-
izes the fact that this company de-
livers care packages to the Golani
Brigade, an elite unit of the Israeli
Defense Forces. Wedeman cites
reports of human rights abuses
committed by individuals in the
Golani Brigade. These transgres-
sions are indisputably detestable,
but are by no means representative
of the moral character of the Israeli
Defense Forces. Furthermore, it
seems to us that this argument is
as ludicrous as one that says that
care packages sent to American
forces overseas corresponds to the
condoning of torture and humili-
ation at Abu Ghraib. Support for
soldiers does not necessarily indi-
cate support for a war. Wedeman
should not condemn a company
for providing the comforts of home
to teenagers who are serving their
Finally, we would like to affirm
one more time our interest in hav-
ing a respectful conversation be-
tween the newly founded Students
for Justice in Palestine (Wedemans
affiliate organization) and J Street
U, a more moderate group seeking
to resolve the conflict through the
two-state solution. But, to suggest
that Arab-speaking and hummus-
eating Israeli Jews are somehow
the expropriators of someone elses
cultural property is not a respect-
ful way to begin this conversation.
To be honest, its offensive.
Sincerely yours,
Judah Isseroff 13
Co-president of J Street
Adam Rasgon 13
Co-president of J Street
Melanie Gaynes 13
Co-president of Hillel
Lydia Singerman 13
Co-president of Hillel
Devon Shapiro 13
Joshua Burger-Caplan 14
Michael Levine 14
Jonathan Held 14
Cultural exchange
among Israelis and
Palestinians is no crime
If you, like many members of the
Bowdoin community, will be vot-
ing in Brunswicks Maine House
District 66, youll see my name
on your ballot for Representative
to the Legislature as K. Frederick
Horch, Green Independent.
Two questions may come to
First, yes, I am related to profes-
sor Hadley Horch in the biology
department. We have been mar-
ried for 17 years.
Second, I am running as a Green
Independent because I share the
values of the Green party, and be-
cause I believe a third-party per-
spective in Augusta will strengthen
our democratic republic.
Our future depends on our abil-
ity to grow a strong and sustain-
able economy. I believe we need
to make fundamental changes,
especially with regard to Maines
renewable energy market. We can-
not remain dependent on fossil
fuel for much longer without risk-
ing complete disaster.
For some of you, this election
will be your first. I remember very
well voting in my first election:
an alumnus of my small liberal
arts college was the Democratic
nominee for President. After hav-
ing avidly followed every aspect
of the presidential campaign, I
realized once in the voting booth
that I knew nothing about the lo-
cal races.
Regardless of your decision,
thanks for participating in our polit-
ical process by casting an informed
vote on Tuesday, November 6.
Fred Horch
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e Orient is introducing Jim Reidy '13
as public editor to act as a liaison between
the paper and its readers. He will solicit
reader concerns and write a monthly col-
umn on the Orients standards and execu-
tion. Jim knows the Orient well from his
two years on sta, but is now independent
from the paper and has been given com-
plete editorial freedom. We hope you nd
him to be a fair judge and strong advocate
for your comments and concerns.
Te Orient plays an important role
on Bowdoins campus. Since 1871, it
has served to create a historical record
of important events and student senti-
ment, and it is in a unique position to
hold both students and administrators
accountable for their actions. However,
it is important to consistently review the
Orients standards and execution of its
policy, especially as it has expanded its
role on the Internet in recent years.
Appointing a public editor marks a
18 oviio iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i 1ui vowuoi ovii1
Vote Yes on Question 1 for equal rights
Tis week, in spite of the pouring
rain and the howling wind, Bowdoin
students headed into town to par-
ticipate, ofen for the frst time, in the
most important element of any de-
mocracy: they went to vote.
Such enthusiasm for the democrat-
ic process was a welcome sight, espe-
cially because of the importance of this
years ballot questions.
However, it is important to re-
member that your obligations to de-
mocracy do not end afer you cast
your vote. Te regularity of the U.S.
election cycle means that for many,
the inter-election years are devoid of
politics. Coming from Switzerland,
where we vote in national referenda
on average four times per year, this
of-season apathy always seemed odd
to me. Because the Swiss vote so ofen,
participation is generally low, between
35 and 45 percent. Despite that, mat-
ters that generate public interest do get
higher turnout. In 2005, a referendum
to grant gay couples the right to civil
unions passed with 58 percent of the
vote and a national participation rate
of around 56 percent.
I hope that we can similarly support
gay marriage in Maine; Te outcome
here may set an example for the rest of
the country. As the Orients editorial
board noted last week, as Maine goes,
so goes the nation.
Fify years ago all non-heterosexual
relations were classifed as felonies
in every state. School children were
shown flms in which homosexual-
ity was demonised. In 1987, exactly
25 years ago, more than two-thirds of
Americans believed that gay and lesbi-
an relations should be illegal. Now, the
numbers are completely reversed. I am
thankful that those narrow-minded,
discriminatory views have been most-
ly consigned to the history books, and
it is heartening to see how much per-
ceptions of the LGBTQIA community
have changed in the past half-century.
All the same, more than half of the
states, including Maine (for now) have
laws that prevent same-sex couples
Like McGovern and Paul, losers can have lasting political legacies
Theres nothing worse than wait-
ing for a text message after a fight.
Even fresh recriminations are pref-
erable to the silence, and the faint-
est soundsreal or imagined
send you digging for your phone.
I recently found myself in just
such a state. Anticipating the fol-
low-up to a disagreement with an
old friend, I was surprised (and
later, delighted) when this message
from another friend was delivered
It took Beethoven 10 years to
write Ode to Joy (his 9th sympho-
ny). All of the others only took him
a few months.
Puzzling over the implications
of this uncontextualized factoid, I
responded with tentative enthusi-
asm before receiving this follow-up
When he 1st performed it he
was completely deaf and people
were crying and giving him a stand-
ing ovation. They had to turn him
around so that he could see.
I pictured my friends Form in
Classical Music professor pepper-
ing the class with anecdotes to stave
off collegiate exhaustion. A roman-
ticized version of history? Perhaps.
But I like the idea that the sympho-
ny requiring the most toil continues
to maximize the listeners joy.
In 1972, George McGovernthe
Democratic candidate for presi-
dentlost to Richard Nixon by 503
votes. When George McGovern
died on October 21st, 2012, The
New York Times reported on the
lasting impact of McGoverns work
for the Democratic party, both
ideologically and institutionally.
What became known as the Mc-
Govern commission rewrote party
rules to ensure that more women,
young people and members of mi-
norities were included in delega-
tions. The influence of party lead-
ers was curtailed. More states began
choosing delegates on the basis of
primary elections. And the partys
center of gravity shifted decidedly
As we enter the final stretch of
the 2012 election season, stereo-
typical horse race reporting is
well underway. With McGovern
in mind, it is important to remem-
ber that losers are not politicians
with a legacy of sound defeat; they
are politicians without a sound
The media is in the practice of
making predictionsId note that
The Times began interviewing Mc-
Govern for his obituary in 2005.
Then there is the case of Con-
gressman Ron Paul, by some mea-
sures, a national loser thrice-over.
Despite his failed campaigns for
the presidency, Paul was on TIMEs
100 Most Influential People list
in 2012. Why? Because, like Mc-
Govern, he never interpreted de-
feat as a mandate to exit the con-
Pauls stance on the Federal Re-
serve had a significant impact on
the most recent Republican pri-
mary. In December 2011, Salons
Gary Weiss wrote, Pauls influ-
ence is metastasizing to the rest of
the GOP field, who are falling over
themselves to show that theyll get
tough with the Fed.
The only candidate who seemed
immune to Pauls position was Mitt
Romney, but the choice of Romney
didnt completely enter Pauls Fed-
Pauls fingerprints can be seen
on the partys official policy plat-
form, Katy Steinmatz wrote on
TIMEs Swampland blog.
Winners, losers, and dream-
ers may abide in America, but the
greatest of these are dreamers.
When we talk about the election
we focus on two outcomes, but this
binary ignores the indelible im-
pressions made by the most lively
political participantsthose who
dont come out on top.
However, if we cannot expand
our measure of influence beyond
win or lose, well find that the
audience, and not the composer, is
It is said that history belongs to
the victors, but history truly be-
longs to the passionate. Come elec-
tion day, one mans candidacy will
end with a concession speech. In
its aftermath, let us hope that there
are trusted advisers and friends
to turn him away from the disap-
pointment of defeat and toward
the makings of a legacy worth pen-
ning in advance.
As for me? I gave up checking
for new texts. The only sound Ill
be privileging this week is a certain
symphony on YouTube.
Here is a nation whose very
foundation was based around the
principle of the equality of all,
yet which continues to actively
discriminate against countless
numbers of citizens.
anny of the majority. DOMAs pass-
ing wasnt demonstrative of democ-
racy; it was mere pandering to the
mob. Lawmakers failed to even con-
sider the hardship this would place
upon same-sex couples in the United
States, especially when it came to
dealing with the tax system following
the death of a partner.
In New York, Edith Windsor, an
83-year old widow received an inheri-
tance tax bill some $360,000 higher
than it would have been if the federal
government recognized her same-sex
marriage. She chose to sue the gov-
ernment and has been successful so
far. Her most recent victory came on
October 18, when the Second Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that
DOMAs provisions were unconstitu-
tional as they deprived Windsor of her
rights under the 14th Amendment.
Tis ruling brings the number of
courts that agree DOMA is unconsti-
tutional to ten.
It always struck me as somewhat
hypocritical for the US to lecture other
countries about human rights abuses
and prejudice, while it continues to
discriminate against people based
merely on their sexual orientation. Yet
these policies will not last much lon-
ger: President Obama ordered the De-
partment of Justice to stop defending
DOMA in court and the number of
states allowing gay marriage continues
to increase, slowly but surely.
So as you go to the voting booth
over the coming days, think of how far
the rights of sexual minorities in this
country have progressed, and how far
they have yet to go. Maine voters have
an opportunity this Tuesday to show
the country that the puritanical, back-
ward views of old have no place in our
all sit-down interviewswas om cially
taken by last years editors-in-chief, Nick
Daniels 12 and Zoe Lescaze 12, and
that policy has been continued this year
by Kinstler.
Tere are a few notable exceptions to
this policy. Kinstler said, We encourage
all interviews to be recorded if possible,
but if an event is breaking in front of you,
you may not have time to whip out a re-
cording device in time to get quotes. In
that event, we expect reporters to take
notes manually.
If a person does feel that they have
been misquoted, they can email the
Orient at and
request that the editors refer back to
the recording. In these circumstances,
Kinstler said, If they are misquoted,
we will change the article online and
remove the false quotation and run a
correction in the next print edition.
However, she added that much of the
time, sources think that they have
been misquoted, but in reality they just
dont remember part of what they said.
In either case, having the recording
leaves no room for ambiguity.
While the Orient has taken this im-
portant step to reducing misquotations,
many people around campus simply
dont know about the change. However,
it does seem that the general consen-
sus on campus is shifing. While I still
hear complaints about misquoting, they
mostly come from juniors, seniors, and
faculty members who remember in-
stances of alleged misquotation before
the new policy was instituted that be-
came a matter of he said, she said.
As long as the Orients editors and re-
porters are faithful to the new policy, the
ambiguity surrounding quotes should
become increasingly rare. As it does,
and as more people who have negative
memories of the old policy graduate,
such criticisms will hopefully become a
much smaller issue.
You can reach Jim at jreidy@bow-
As my primary purpose is to respond
to reader feedback, I will spend the rest
of this column discussing the most com-
mon criticism of the Orient that I hear
around campus: that the Orient fre-
quently misquotes its sources. An im-
portant aspect of this complaint stems
from the Orients policy that unless
writers have obtained express consent
from their editor, all interviews must be
conducted in person. No interviews via
email are allowed.
Assuming that writers adhere to this
policy and that the editors are not overly
liberal with their permission for email
interviews, I think this is the ideal policy
for any newspaper. In fact, the Princ-
eton University newspaper, Te Daily
Princetonian, took steps to follow such a
guideline earlier this fall, terminating the
newspapers policy of allowing writers to
interview sources over email.
A September 18 letter from the
editor-in-chief said, one integral part
of what the Prince does has no place
in emailinterviewing. Interviews are
meant to be genuine, spontaneous con-
versations that allow a reporter to gain
a greater understanding of a sources
perspective. He later added that email
interviews had resulted in stories flled
with stilted, manicured quotes that ofen
hide any real meaning and make it ex-
tremely dim cult for reporters to ask fol-
low-up questions or build relationships
with sources. Te Daily Princetonian is
absolutely correct that interviews are far
better when conducted in person, but
there is one distinct advantage to email
interviewsthere is never a question
about who said what.
To remedy this ambiguity, the Orient
must take the necessary steps to make
sure that people are quoted properly.
Te most important steprecording
from getting married. Tis state of af-
fairs would be farcical were it not so
appalling, anachronistic and shame-
ful. Here is a nation whose very foun-
dation was based around the principle
of the equality of all, yet which con-
tinues to actively discriminate against
countless numbers of citizens.
Even more problematic than the
state-by-state laws is the infamous
1996 Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA), which defnes marriage at
a federal level as a legal union be-
tween one man and one woman as
husband and wife. Tis preposterous
example of governmental overreach
should be a sobering reminder of the
perils of being beholden to the tyr-
1ui vowuoi ovii1 iviu.v, ovimviv i, io1i oviio 19
Afer four years at a great and
accommodating school, students
should not leave Bowdoin feeling
harried or disrespected.
Yet that is the inevitable result
of the current academic calendar
which, for the past several years, has
forced graduating seniors to pack
up their belongings and leave Col-
lege property by 6 p.m. on the day of
Luckily, there is an easy fx. I pro-
pose that Bowdoins academic calen-
dar be revised to allow graduating
seniors to remain in College housing
until noon on May 26, instead of 6
p.m. the previous day.
Interviews with several recent
graduates show a level of linger-
ing anger that they were not given
more time to tie up loose ends afer
graduation. One Class of 2012 alum-
nus called the exit deadline a hin-
drance. Packing during senior week
meant that he had to spend his last
days at Bowdoin in an empty apart-
ment. An alumnus from the Class of
2011 said that senior week packing
was a disrupt[ion of] our fnal days
together as a class. Tis alumnus
said he wished that there had been
a little more time to say goodbye to
our friends without the pressure of
this deadline.
But you must also consider the
implications of the exit deadline
on graduates travel plans to fully
appreciate why it is viewed as an
inconvenience. Some graduates
have to leave campus almost im-
mediately after receiving their
diplomas, well before the 6 p.m.
deadline, in order to catch a flight
or start a long drive. For some,
this means foregoing last good-
byes with friends for fear of miss-
ing a flight. For others, it means
that a day that should be all happy
memories is concluded with a long
car ride home. For those who start
their journeys home the follow-
ing day, most have to spend their
last night in Brunswick in a hotel.
Recent graduates I have spoken to
who chose this option still remem-
ber how disconcerting it was to be
paying to stay in hotel when their
room and their College was just
down the road.
While the College allows gradu-
ates to apply to stay in their room
an extra night, the procedure
is not encouraged. The Class of
2011 alumnus I spoke to was un-
happy about how he was treated
after choosing this option. He said
housekeeping was at my door at
10 a.m. [the next morning] ask-
ing why I was still there, and they
waited directly outside my room
until I was all out. In his words,
it was not the most ceremonious
way to exit.
Keeping College housing open
for an extra eighteen hours would
allow graduates to catch their
breath, sleep one more night in the
bed that they call their own, and
then, after eating breakfast, get on
the road. I do not believe that this
is an unreasonable request. As a
graduating senior, I believe I speak
for many others when I say that
we would greatly appreciate it if
the College administration would
consider the change I have laid
out here.
Sam Vitello is a member of the
Class of 2013.
Seniors get the boot far too
soon after Commencement
What does a vote for Angus
King mean?
Angus Kings campaign relies on
his supposed political independence
to position himself as a no-nonsense
problem-solver who will get Wash-
ington rolling again. But a vote for
Angus King is not a vote for the
new independent that will solve
A brief exploration into Kings
business ventures, his stint as gover-
nor, and current campaign fnances
reveals that he is a man who does not
appear interested in serving Maine.
Indeed, Kings record does not point
to a crusader of moderation and in-
dependent determination, but to a
man pursuing a self-serving agenda
with a far-lef benda combination
unlikely to remedy partisan gridlock
in Congress.
In 1989, King lef Swif River, a hy-
dropower company to start his own
consulting frm, Northeast Energy
Management. Tis frm relied heav-
ily on government contracts, and
King admits that over 50 percent of
his energy advice involved chang-
ing light fxtures, such as lamps.
As governor, King was the driving
force behind a law that now requires
Maine energy companies to source
30 percent of their power supply
from renewable sources, efectively
ensuring a demand for certain types
of electricity afer he lef om ce.
In 2007, King started a wind
power venture that took advantage
of the law he helped pass. Whats
more, Kings Record Hill Wind proj-
ect received a $102 million Recovery
Act loan guarantee which King per-
sonally solicited. Just before the U.S.
House Committee on Oversight and
Government Reform was set to re-
lease a report that singled out Kings
company as a bad loan from the
Energy Department, King divested
himself from the company. King
insists this timing was an amazing
With the wind power route thor-
oughly exhausted, King has now
taken to supporting natural gas.
Kings independent ideology is misleading
Keeping college housing open for
an extra eighteen hours would allow
graduates to catch their breath, sleep
one more night in the bed that they
call their own, and then, after eating
breakfast, get on the road.
In their ivory tower, liberal arts students must realize discourse isnt action
Ladies of the night turn tricks. Liberal
arts students turn phrases. Tats just
the way it is, says Tupac.
Society expects college graduates to
be literate. At Bowdoin we take it one
step further, expecting even the hard-
est science majors to graduate know-
ing how to read and write. Great Ex-
pectations. Flippancy aside, liberal arts
schools believe it is essential that their
graduates possess an ability to both un-
derstand and participate in the written
discourse of the world.
It may sometimes be dim cult to pic-
ture the real world from our Bowdoin
Bubble, but it is easy to explain the
training process: read, write paper, re-
peat. Te big brains designed the curric-
ulum so that it is impossible to make it
through your frst year without writing
at least three papers. Tese are not just
any old papers either. We expect Bow-
doin students to take on civilizations
biggest questions. Bowdoin professors
ask students to wrestle with racism, ge-
netics, string theory, Freud, failed states,
and the writings of many esoteric dead
Not only do they ask you to weigh
in on the big issues but they also expect
you to construct a coherent and well-
supported argument. Or if that fails,
students can always resort to throwing
academic jargon at the wall until some-
thing sticks. Vague allusions to social
constructs, heavy block quote usage, or
the period trick are all time-tested last
Essentially, Bowdoin trains all of its
students to be academics. While few will
actually go on to become scholars, one
needs to look only at the recent Orient
article by several professors describing
their jobs to see the striking similari-
ties. Heavy helpings of reading, writing,
and discoursing.
Discoursing is my favorite. God
knows I love my liberal arts education
dearly, but I have to confess: sometimes
when I hear the word discourse too
many times in a day, my bullshit meter
explodes. A liberal arts degree ofers
countless advantages; that whole busi-
ness about counting nature a familiar
acquaintance, and art an intimate friend
is good stuf, but there are some nasty
pitfalls as well.
Nope, not lessened employment
prospects. Bowdoin students are privi-
leged with the Career Planning Center
and with better-connected networks
than Comcast.
Housed and educated in the liberal
arts ivory tower, dangerous habits can
form surreptitiously.
Tere is this temptation at Bowdoin
like unicorns and dragons.
Sometimes, though, it is clear that
our solutions should stay hypothetical.
Because sometimes our solutions suck.
Tere is a pervasive belief that we
are qualifed to weigh in on every
issue, even when we are woefully
We are accustomed to professors
asking, What do you think? In some
cases, however, it would be better if we
acknowledged that not every issue can
be simplifed to a ten-page paper.
For example, the Palestinian-Israeli
confict cannot be reduced to a snappy
Orient article on hummus and cultural
expropriation. Making questionable
causal leaps like equating the use of an-
other cultures recipes to tarnishing their
culture is suspect, infammatory issues,
and prevents reasonable dialogue. Te
style and form of academia only work
when you put in the legwork before-
Elitism. Bowdoin prides itself
as a training ground, and a breed-
ing ground for that matter, of the
worlds best and brightest. Ideas and
intellectual horsepower abound on
campus, and it is exciting to be a
part of. Yet, I worry that we get too
caught up in this idea, that while we
dutifully acknowledge what a privi-
lege it is to be in this environment,
we accidentally assume an aura of
superiority. I worry that we confate
academic excellence with excellence as
people. Tat the lack of negative feed-
back we receive as students leads to
an unjustifed self-confdence. I have
this fear that when they set us free into
the real world, well have lost sight of
regular old common sense.
Maybe thats just me. Maybe I am
a hypercritical, insecure worrier. But
maybe a sense of humility is needed to
temper all those generous enthusi-
asms and avoid the pitfalls of feel-
ing too much at home in all lands
and ages.
to think that any issue can be solved
by talking it to death. To believe that
dialogue is a substitute for action. To
hope that merely acknowledging issues
will be enough to cure them. To make
plans and never follow through. While
passively ingesting media gigabyte by
gigabyte, it is easy to forget that action
is the currency of the world, that to get
a job done you have to get your hands
dirty. Without action, the majestically
creative solutions in which we take
such pride start to sound an awful lot
Kings record does not point to
a crusader of moderation and
independent determination, but
to a man pursuing a self-serving
agenda with a far-left benda
combination unlikely to remedy
partisan gridlock in Congress.
Despite writing an op-ed about a
year ago in which he vehemently
criticized hydrofracking, a practice
used to extract natural gas from
shale rock, King has recently been
calling natural gas Americas second
chance in his Senate campaign. Just
like his views on hydro and wind
power, Kings interest in natural gas
coincides with his corporate inter-
ests. In this case, King has recently
joined the board of Curran & Wood-
ard, a natural gas company based in
Now that some of this informa-
tion is coming to light, it should not
be surprising that internal polls in-
dicate Kings lead in the Senate race
has dropped from 20 points over
the summer, to just four points over
Republican candidate and current
Maine Secretary of State Charlie
Summers. As governor, King im-
plemented tax hikes and spending
policies that turned Maines budget
surplus into a huge defcit. Although
King maintains that he lowered taxes
18 times during his tenure and when
he lef om ce there was no defcit,
a fact check by the Morning Senti-
nel, a Waterville newspaper, demon-
strates Kings claims are false.
The Morning Sentinel shows
that King also raised taxes seven
times and did indeed leave his suc-
cessor, Democrat John Baldacci,
with a $1.2 billion deficit. Baldacci
has since endorsed Kings Demo-
cratic challenger Cynthia Dill.
Many on the right fear that King
will caucus with the Democratic
Party. Given Kings donation of
more than $10,000 to President
Barack Obama this cycle, these
suspicions are justified. However,
it is more likely that King will
caucus with whoever will enable
his self-interested lawmaking. It
is unlikely such a senator would
support bipartisan efforts with this
left-leaning record that has clearly
tied personal gains to his public
service. Is this the candidate that
will best represent your interests
and those of the state of Maine?
Do not let Kings title as Inde-
pendent fool you; a vote for An-
gus King is a vote for just another
partisan, self-serving politician.
Tyler Silver is a member of the
Class of 2013.
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Election Day
Students can vote at Brunswick Junior High School.
65 Columbia Avenue, Brunswick, ME. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Library Student Forum
The Library will host a student discussion about its future
and the search for a new director.
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 7:30
Womens Rugby Championship
The undefeated womens rugby team will play against
Middlebury in the NESC championship match.
Pickard Field. 1 p.m.
WBOR Fall Show
WBORs concert will feature RJD2, Shlohmo and a
returning performance from Forget, Forget.
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union. 10 p.m.
Global Citizens Grant
Lucy Walker 14 and Julie Bender 13 will discuss their
summer volunteer experiences in South Africa and Bolivia,
funded by this College grant that supports student public
service projects abroad.
Room 106, Bannister Hall. 7 p.m.
Markets and Networks: An Art Historians
Journey into the Digital Landscape
Dr. Anne Helmreich, associate professor of art history at
Case Western Reserve University, will discuss the develop-
ment of the international art market and the condition of
the digital humanities.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 12:30 p.m.
48 Hour Film Festival
The Bowdoin Film Societys annual festival will commence as
students shoot, produce and edit footage in two days.
Bowdoin Film Society Studio. 4 p.m
Portland Art Walk
The Student Museum Advocacy Council will provide free
transportation to Portland for the monthly First Friday
self-guided tour of local museums and galleries.
Polar Bear Statue, Smith Union. 5 p.m.
Autumn Songs
The Dutch Duo Baars-Hennemans performance will
combine recital and improvisation inspired by the fall season.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.

art. music. party ii: Day of the Dead
Celebrate the Mexican holiday collaborative sculpture,
live music, and food from Pancho Villa.
Reed House. 9 p.m.
Protestant Chapel Service
The Chapel. 7 p.m.
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McKeen Center Open House
The Center for the Common Good will discuss
opportunities available for students interested in volunt-
ing in the local community.
McKeen Center Common Room, Banister Hall. 4 p.m.
The Future of Israel: One State or Two
J Street U Bowdoin will host Lara Friedman, director of
policy and government relations for Americans for Peace
Now, who will lead a discussion the peace process for
Arab-Israeli relations and national self-determination.
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Tim Fosters Weekly O ce Hours
Information Desk, Smith Union. 4 p.m.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Masque and Gown will present Tom Stoppards comedic play
based on Shakespeares Hamlet. Tickets are available at the
Smith Union info desk for $1.
Wish Theater, Memorial Hall. 7 p.m.
Screw Your Roommate
V-day will host a reception for blind date matches. Students
interested in seting up their roomates with a blind date can
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 8 p.m.
HAUNTED HALL: Halloween overtook the facade of Memorial Hall on Wednesday night.
The Supernatural in
19th cent. Japanese
Searles, Room 315
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