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FEATURES: ALUM REACHES CHINESE STUDENTS
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MORE NEWS: BSG LOOKS TO UPDATE;
ADMITTED STUDENTS DAY ALTERED
TODAYS OPINION
EDITORIAL: Telling both sides
Page 14.
SPORTS: MENS AND WOMENS HOCKEY FALL SHORT
The mens and womens hockey
teams both were eliminated from the
NCAA Quarternals over break, end-
ing two of the best seasons ever for
Bowdoins hockey program.
Page 10. Page 7.
Page 2. THE LORAX: Ben Richmond 13 on the
loopholes in Bowdoins carbon neutrality
plan.
In his second book, Yongfang
Chen 10 aims to describe
the liberal arts experience to
Chinese students and families.
BSG: Members debated changing the constitu-
tion to reect new policies.
Page 14.
ADMITTED STUDENTS: Bowdoin Experience will
merge with admitted students open houses.
Page 4.
COURTESY OF JULIE BENDER
Elizabeth Carew 15, right, expertly catches a frisbee at the Uprising tournament over Spring Break. Chaos Theory went undefeated and ranks No. 1 nationally.
BY ALEX BARKER
ORIENT STAFF
Interim appointees made permanent
Two recent internal Bowdoin hires
prompted a closer investigation into
the Colleges process for flling new po-
sitions. Te week before Spring Break,
Tim Ryan was named the new athletic
director and Sarah Seames was ap-
pointed director of the McKeen Center
for the Common Good. Both had been
serving as interim directors up to that
point.
Te search committees for both
positions were chaired by Tim Foster,
dean of student afairs, and consisted
of faculty, staf, students and trustees.
Te McKeen Center group was also
co-chaired by Nancy Jennings, chair of
the education department and senior
faculty fellow for the Center.
Bowdoin contracted Alden & As-
sociates, a consultancy specializing
in athletic directors and had recently
completed searches for Williams and
Colgate, to aid in the search for a new
Hoodie Allen, Guster to
headline Ivies Weekend
BY LINDA KINSTLER
ORIENT STAFF
Please see IVIES, page 3
College sees all-time high for applications
Pingree co-sponsers bill
for marijuana legalization
BY SAM WEYRAUCH
ORIENT STAFF
Last Tursday, Congresswoman
Chellie Pingree pledged her sup-
port for H.R. 499, Ending Federal
Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013.
Pingree, who represents Maines
1st District including the town of
Brunswick, is currently one of the
bills thirteen co-sponsors.
Te bill, which would regulate
marijuana in the same way as to-
bacco and liquor, follows past eforts
from Pingree. In a previous session
of Congress, Pingree cosponsored
a bill along with Congressmen Ron
Paul (Republican of Texas) and
Barney Frank (Democrat of Massa-
chusetts) that would have decrimi-
nalized marijuana. Willy Ritch 87,
spokesman for Pingrees Portland Please see PINGREE, page 5
om ce, explained that Pingree sees
the bill as a reasonable approach to
marijuana regulation.
News of Pingrees endorsement
came on the same day that a press
conference by the Portland Green
Party, the Marijuana Policy Project
(MPP) and the ACLU announced a
petition to legalize small amounts
of marijuana in Portland. Te peti-
tion, if passed, would enact a city
ordinance permitting the posses-
sion of up to 2.5 ounces of mari-
juana. Although 1,500 signatures
are required, the petition committee
hopes to receive over 3,000. Expecta-
tions for success are high, said Da-
vid Boyer, a political director for the
MPP, as Portlanders overwhelm-
ingly voted for medical marijuana in
Tis past Friday, the Om ce of Admis-
sions ofered admission to 792 students,
or 12.3 percent of regular decision ap-
plicants. In total, 1,021 students were
accepted to the College, resulting in an
overall acceptance rate of 14.5 percent.
Both fgures are records, down from last
year when 13.8 percent of regular deci-
sion and 16.1 percent of total applicants
were accepted.
Te College received an all-time high
of 7,052 applicants this year, an increase
from last years 6,716, which was the
previous record.
Dean of Admissions and Financial
Aid Scott Meiklejohn attributes the
increase to the fact that Bowdoin is
BY DAVID SPERBER
ORIENT STAFF
becoming more well-known.
Each year Ive been asked about why
applications are going up, thats the frst
thing I say, he said. I think the College
is getting better and better known as a
really fantastic place. We play a role in
helping people understand how great
the College is.
Te admissions om ce is aiming for
500 students to fll the class of 2017,
Meiklejohn said.
We have done a lot of calculations
about class size and used as much in-
formation as we have available to us to
calculate how many ofers of admission
we should make to get the class size that
we want, said Meiklejohn. Its always a
little bit of science and a little bit of art.
Meiklejohn expects to come in slight-
ly below the target size and intends to
accept students of the waitlist. Tat
was also the plan last year, when yield
was higher than anticipated. Conse-
quently, students could not be admitted
from the waitlist.
Tis year was the frst that admis-
sions decisions were released online
rather than in letters delivered to ap-
plicants homes.
According to Whitney Soule, director
of admissions, the change was imple-
mented to increase delivery reliability.
All accepted students were also sent a
formal admission letter signed by Dean
Meiklejohn.
As in recent years, applications this
year were down in the northeast and
up in the west. Tis year also marked an
athletic director. Members of the frm
came to campus last fall to compile in-
formation about the College in order
to create a profle. In early January, the
frm posted an announcement of the
open position.
Tese organizations are notoriously
good at having big rolodexes of people
in the feld, so in the case of Bowdoin
when opportunity becomes available
word spreads pretty quickly, said Fos-
ter. He said the overall applicant pool
both for this search and the McKeen
Centers consisted of frightfully talent-
ed groups of people, and that part of
the reason the pools were as strong as
they were was because there was some
word on the street that we had a really
strong person internally.
Te initial group of applicants was
narrowed down to six semifnalists
three men and three women, four sit-
ting athletic directors and two senior
administrators at Ivy League institu-
tionsby the time Alden transferred
control of the process to the search
committee. Te committee interviewed
the candidates in Portland before invit-
ing two fnalists, Ryan and one female
candidate, to campus for interviews.
On campus it became a drinking-
from-the-fre-hose sort of experience,
said Foster. In a day and a half they
met with 90 people, including student
athletes, senior om cers, coaches, the
president, and the head of human re-
sources, before the committee met
with President Barry Mills and ulti-
mately decided on Ryan.
According to committee member
and student-athlete Michael Eng-
lish 14, Ryan was judged in a similar
manner to the other candidates, even
though he was a familiar face.
Te other candidates were very
seriously considered, and it was not
a runaway, he said. We kept our
personal relationships with him
completely separate and even tried
to keep separate what hes done as
Guster, rapper Hoodie Allen,
and 3LAU will headline this years
Ivies weekend, the Entertainment
Board (E-Board) announced on
Wednesday.
3LAU, the stage name of DJ and
producer Justin Blau, will perform
in Morrell Gymnasium on Tursday,
April 25. Guster and Hoodie Allen
will take the stage on Whittier Field
that Saturday. In the case of rain on
Saturday afernoon, the concert will
be held in Farley Field House.
Te E-Board used the results of its
October survey to decide which acts
to bring to the College; Guster and
Hoodie Allen were two of the most-
requested groups listed on the sur-
vey, according to E-Board co-chair
Michael Hannaman.
Guster won a third of the votes in
the medium act category, Hanna-
man said. It felt right to put in a bid
for them.
Hoodie Allen was the second
most popular hip hop artist on the
survey, he added. Macklemore
garnered more votes than Hoodie
Allen, but Hannaman explained
that the E-Board was unable to
book Macklemore after his asking
price rose quickly following the
release of his debut album, The
Heist, in October.
I know a lot of people are prob-
ably thinking about Macklemore...
back in October we sent a request out
for him, but we were competing with
a lot of festivals and schools with
much bigger budgets, and his ask-
ing price just shot up exponentially,
Hannaman said.
Macklemore is scheduled to per-
form at Colby on April 12 and at
Amherst on April 27. Colby students
were asked to pay $15 for admission
to the concert. Amherst students are
entitled to one free ticket, but the
Amherst Student reported that the
colleges Program BoardAmhersts
equivalent of the E-Boardmaxed
out its $40,000 budget to secure the
bid, and had to ask for an additional
$5,000 of funding from Amhersts
student activities om ce.
Te October E-Board survey asked
students to indicate which genre they
would prefer the Ivies acts to fall un-
der, how many acts should ideally
perform, and whether students would
prefer one large act in the place of
multiple medium or small acts.
Te genre part of the survey was
split between a rap or hip hop art-
ist, an alternative act and a DJ, said
Hannaman. We got a lot of positive
feedback from having Milkman last
year, which was the frst time we had
a DJ act...[and] people were pretty
split on whether they wanted two or
three acts.
Milkman, a DJ and mash-up art-
ist, played at last years Ivies weekend,
along with rapper Childish Gambino
and the indie-pop band Phantogram.
Te E-Board was working with a
talent budget of $65,000 this year, the
same budget as last year, according to
both Hannaman and Associate Direc-
tor of Student Activities Nate Hintze.
Te artists contracts stipulate that
Bowdoin cannot disclose the booking
fee per act.
Its not a huge budget by industry
standards, but weve been success-
ful in the past, and we hope that the
campus is really excited about it, said
SNATCHING VICTORY
Please see HIRES, page 3
Please see APPS, page 2
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SPORTS: Athlete of the Week FEATURES: Maple Tapping A&E: Caped alumnus pays a visit to Art Museum
Isaac Ardis 11, sporting his artwork as a cape, turned
some heads at the Bowdoin Museum of Art.
Page 13. Page 9. Page 7.
I dont know who any of
[the Ivies performers] are.
I think I probably will do
some YouTubing.

QUOTABLE

SECURITY HIGHLIGHTS
A rear hatch window on a stu-
dents vehicle was accidentally shat-
tered when the hatch was closed
onto two beer kegs that didnt quite
ft into the back (March 8).
At its frst meeting afer break, Bow-
doin Student Government (BSG) began
business by discussing proposed chang-
es to its constitution. Te BSG Afairs
Committee had produced several pages
of changes that were described as nec-
essary to update the outdated constitu-
tion.
Vice President for BSG Afairs Chris
Breen 15 commented on the changes.
Basically the constitution is a little
outdated right now. It has a lot of terms
and responsibilities that dont exist, or
have been changed, said Breen. Te
motivation for the changes was to fesh
out all these problems in it, and make it
easier to read, and clarify some of the
stuf that wasnt really clear, and elimi-
nate the stuf that wasnt relevant any-
more, he added.
Te largest structural change made
to the BSG assembly was to replace the
seat of the Inter-House Council (IHC)
President with a representative of the
McKeen Center. Both IHC president
and vice president are voting members
of the assembly. Te written proposal
argued that this change would be ben-
efcial to campus as it would formally
Captain Carolyn Gorajek 13, the womens lacrosse teams leading
scorer for the past two seasons, is closing in on Bowdoins career
goals-scored record, which she could topple as early as this weekend.
connect the Center, and the volunteer
organizations that operate within it,
with the assembly. Breen argued that
this would not diminish the voice of the
IHC in the assembly, considering that
the seat of the IHC Vice President would
still remain.
IHC President Neli Vazquez 14
asked that the when assembly considers
the changes, they remember that IHC
is representative of a large portion of the
student body, and that extra vote does
count.
Te rest of the changes to the consti-
tution are small and largely cosmetic.
Most changes involve updating the
names of the various boards and com-
mittees that BSG interacts with. For
example, the Entertainment Board is
still listed under its previous name, the
Campus Activities Board, and numer-
ous references in the old constitution
contain committees that no longer exist.
One of the notable changes was to de-
lete several clauses that implied that BSG
had to confrm members appointed
to the Judicial Board. According to the
current BSG constitution, the body also
has the power to remove members from
the board.
Addressing this change, President
Dani Chediak 13 stated, We have nev-
er had the power to do that, and that has
never actually happened. According to
Chediak, when the constitution was re-
written ten years ago, the president had
included the clause in the constitution
in the hopes of having the assembly as-
sume that power, but the Judicial Board
or Administration has never allowed it.
Chediak said that removing the
clause was one of her overall goals as
BSG President: to make sure that ev-
erything we say we can do, we actually
can do.
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A party at Colby on the night of
March 9 ended in court summonses
for 81 students, and nine other par-
tygoers. Two Colby students were
charged with furnishing a place for
minors to consume alcohol.
James Axelrod, 21, and Oliver
Brown, 20, were arrested afer a
party at their rented of-campus
house was broken up by a dozen lo-
cal police om cers around 11:45 p.m.
Brown faces additional charges due
to his attempt to fee the scene on
foot.
In September 2011, around four
dozen Colby students received sum-
mons and three individuals were ar-
rested for furnishing minors.
Tis is pretty common behav-
ior from the Waterville police, said
one Colby student, who spoke to the
Orient on the condition of anonym-
ity. I didnt think the behavior was
rowdier than usual.
Colby has made eforts to improve
its relationship with the city of Wa-
terville, but theres defnitely some
tension between the two, said the
student.
Te student added: A lot of peo-
ple speculate that the reason the
Waterville police are so tough on
students are that they see us as some
sort of huge cash cow. When they
bust a party, the town gets $200 per
summons. Times 90 kids, its a lot of
money.
According to the Portland Press
Herald, the Waterville Police De-
partment has denied that it targets
Colby students, as it typically deals
only with of-campus issues.
Tose charged will appear before
court May 7.
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Colby students summonsed for
drinking at o-campus party
NESCAC ROUNDUP
Bowdoin Organic Garden held maple syrup
demonstrations this week from sap collected on
campus.
Molly MacVeagh 15
Please see Ivies, Page 3.
Te National Association of Schol-
ars (NAS), a conservative organization
that aims to foster intellectual freedom
and to sustain the tradition of reasoned
scholarship in America, will release
its complete report on the intellectual
diversity of the College next Wednes-
day, according to NAS President Peter
Wood.
Te Bowdoin Project, as the study
is titled, is a critique of Bowdoins liberal
arts curriculum, and has been in the
works since fall 2011. Wood explained
that the report addresses the curricu-
lum, core concepts, faculty, and stu-
dent life at the College. Te reports pref-
ace contains its lone recommendation
for future action: that Bowdoin form
a commission to examine some of the
problems that we think weve brought
to light.
Funded by investment manager
Tomas Klingenstein, the study has
been the subject of much controversy
on and of campus, which began shortly
afer President Barry Mills anecdotally
cited Klingensteins dismissal of Bow-
doins liberal arts model in his Septem-
ber 2010 convocation address. Klingen-
stein responded to Mills remarks with a
harsh essay in the Claremont Review of
Books that spring, and announced the
NAS studythen titled What Does
Bowdoin Teach? the following Octo-
ber.
We hypothesize that certain core
beliefs at Bowdoin are rarely challenged
because there is very little exposure to
competing beliefs. It is true that these
core beliefs (for example, diversity and
multiculturalism) are normally charac-
terized as liberal, wrote Wood, who
directed the study, in an Orient op-ed in
November 2011.
In an interview with the Orient on
Wednesday, Wood said that hypothesis
was confrmed, adding that the full re-
port, an in-depth ethnographic study,
stands at 380 pages, including a 40-page
preface. Te aim of the report, he said,
is to answer the question, What do stu-
dents learn at Bowdoin College?
From the NASs point of view, the
answer is clear: not much. While the
contents of the report are not yet avail-
able, it is seems that Te Bowdoin
Project will cast the College in a high-
ly unfavorable light. Te Chronicle of
Higher Education recently reported
that at the annual NAS conference
earlier this month, Michael Toscano,
the lead researcher on the project, said
that Bowdoin had replaced general-
education requirements with curricu-
lar incoherence, setting students loose
to fnd themselves.
Over the past two months, the NAS
has released 13 preliminary reports
as part of Te Bowdoin Project. One
preliminary, titled Gender Decon-
structed, discusses the adaptation of the
Ofer of the College removed its original
gendered diction: the willingness to
amend historical documents to imprint
them with updated language and ideas
cuts against the values that Bowdoin is
ostensibly extolling.
Tough Wood claims that the docu-
ment is infused with a pretty healthy
respect for the intelligence of Bowdoin
students and alumni, he explained that
with the report, the NAS is ofering
something that will help Bowdoin stu-
dents see this really important part of
their lives more clearly.
Wood and Klingenstein spoke at
an event sponsored by the College Re-
publicans in May 2011. Asked about
his impressions of the College from
NAS to release The Bowdoin
Project next Wednesday
that experience, Wood said he believes
that Bowdoin students while clearly
very bright, have a somewhat exagger-
ated sense of how well the College has
presented its educational oferings to
themthat students did not essentially
know what they didnt know.
Whether the conclusions of Te
Bowdoin Project will in fact be useful
to the Bowdoin community remains to
be seen. Te full report will be available
online on Wednesday morning.
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BSG discusses constitution
changes, McKeen representation
increase in international students ap-
plying to the College.
One of Meiklejohns favorite statistics
APPS
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Four associate professors have
been promoted to the rank of full
professor, achieved afer holding
associate positions for at least six
years while demonstrating contin-
ued excellence in their teaching and
scholarly endeavors English profes-
sor Brock Clarke, art history profes-
sor Pamela Fletcher, biology profes-
sor John Lichter, and anthropology
professor Susan Kaplanwho is also
the director of the Arctic Museum
were all elevated to the post.
A full article will be published on
the Orient website next week.
Four faculty members promoted
to full professorships
is the number of high schools represent-
ed in the applicant pool. Tis year, appli-
cants came from 3,184 schools, marking
a 4 percent increase over last year.
Te Admissions om ce is enthusiastic
about the incoming class.
We are really excited about them.
[Tere are] lots of great applicants who
are the kind of people we want to have
here, Meiklejohn said.
Admissions statistics from Colby
and Bates have not yet been made
public but are expected to be released
next week.
Admitted students have the option
of attending an on campus open house
April 18-20 and two online chats, ac-
cording to the Admissions website.
Tey have until May 1 to make their
decisions.
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MATTHEWGUTSCHENRITTER , THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
A six-year look at Bowdoins applicant pool & acceptance rate
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Hannaman.
Sophomore Anna Reyes was far
from excited about the news, but ex-
pressed some interest in the lineup.
I wasnt expecting much, so I
dont really mind. I know 3LAU, she
said. It seems appropriate for Ivies,
but in terms of all the other ones Im
kind of ambivalent.
Justin Wong 13 was particularly
excited about 3LAU, but felt a simi-
lar ambivalence about Hoodie Allen
and Guster. He said he wished the E-
Board did not feel obligated to bring
in artists from several genres.
Personally I dont care about the
range, he said. I just want the things
I want.
I dont know who any of them
are, said Molly MacVeagh 15. I
think I probably will do some You-
Tubing.
Tis Ivies is the frst in many years
during which campus-favorite Racer
X, an 80s cover band fronted by
professors Vineet Shende and Aaron
Kitch, will not perform on Tursday
night. Both Shende and Kitch are on
leave this year.
Many spring athletes, who have
games at other schools on the Satur-
day of Ivies, will only see the Turs-
IVIES
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day night performance. Betsy Sachs
14, a lacrosse player, said she will
miss Racer X, but is excited to see an
new act.
I always loved Racer X, espe-
cially seeing your professors up there
on the stage, but Im very excited. I
think that 3LAU will be really fun,
she said.
Te E-Board released the news in a
video posted to its Facebook page as
part of an efort to hype up the annual
weekend. Te lineup did not come as
a surprise to many on campus, as ru-
mors had been circulating for weeks.
But the E-Board could not confrm
the lineup until it had approved the
fnal contracts from the acts, the last
of which was received over Spring
Break. Te E-Board works with the
booking agency Pretty Polly Produc-
tions to bid on potential perfomers.
Its a long, drawn-out process,
said Hintze. It took longer for the DJ
choice to be made. We had all signed
contracts by the middle of the second
week of break.
In an efort to tighten security at
the concert, Hintze said that Bow-
doin students will only be allowed to
register three instead of fve guests
for Ivies weekend. Last year, 462 reg-
istered guests attended the concert,
and visitors were accountable for the
majority of run-ins with Security
one visiting University of Southern
Maine student vomited in the C-
Store, and three incidents involving
Bates students were reported.
Te incidents that happened last
year tended to be by the people who
did have fve guests, said Hintze, who
explained that the change is for secu-
rity purposes, and making sure that
people are really accountable for their
guests. Its a really great time and the
trouble usually happens with guests.
Te cost for students to register
one guest is $20.
Ivies Weekend kicks of Tursday,
April 25 with a DJ set by 3LAU in
Morrell Gymnasium.
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report.
the interim director.
For the McKeen Center position, the
College decided not to use a frm, be-
cause of the unique nature of the posi-
tion and the fact that there werent re-
ally frms out there who we felt would
add as much value as we would by
doing it ourselves, according to Fos-
ter. Te McKeen Center search com-
mittee independently put together an
announcement of the position before
bringing candidates to Portland for
interviews. Tree women were chosen
as the fnalists, and went through to a
similarly rigorous interview process as
the other search.
Ironically, both national searches
which Foster said cost the fee we paid
Alden and the hundreds of hours of
time invested by people across this
campusended with hirees from
within the College.
I would not have anticipated this
as an outcome, he added. If you had
asked me back in the fall if I thought
we would hire internally, I would not
have anticipated doing so. Foster said
that if he had that could have been a
much more abbreviated process, and
we could have saved a lot of money.
Searches like these can allow inter-
nal candidates the chance to step into
their own spotlight afer working in
lower positions.
What I learned through this pro-
cess is, you dont realize how talented
really talented people are until things
change and theyre given new opportu-
nities, Foster said.
According to the Chronicle of
Higher Education, Some universi-
ties prohibit an administrator who
holds an interim appointment from
being a candidate for the permanent
position, but others allow the interim
leader to be an internal candidate for
his or her job, and that raises some
challenging questions. Bowdoins
adoption of the latter policy has been
seemingly successful.
Tough relatively recent director
appointments like Scott Meiklejohn
to admissions and fnancial aid, San-
dra Hayes to health services, and Kate
Stern to the Resource Center for Sex-
ual and Gender Diversity have been
interim candidates, there are instances
this semester that have gone the other
way. Frank and Anne Goodyear were
named the new directors of the Bow-
doin College Museum of Art with no
prior am liation with Bowdoin, while
a student digest post last week men-
tioned that the three fnalists for the
permanent librarian position were all
external candidates.
Foster acknowledged that some
believe that interim candidates will
always win the job, but said that this
is untrue.
Seames noted that the College was
not obligated invest the time and en-
ergy it did, and that she and Ryan could
have been appointed last year without
search committees had they known all
along that it would end up that way.
Going through the full process
with 11 people who spent a lot of time,
they were there to really think about
what is best for the Center going for-
ward, she said. I defnitely did not
feel like this was just perfunctory; it
wasnt just for appearances, and was
not an easy process.
Rather than it being internal or
external candidates who apply, its re-
ally important for the College to take
an opportunity like this to look at the
McKeen Center or athletics and really
think strategically what theyre looking
for, and then you fnd the best person
for the job based on that, she added.
Internal fnalists do beneft from
a familiarity with some of the people
they meet with during the interview
process, and this allows them to better
prepare for how committee members
will react. Ryan admitted that this was
certainly helpful for him throughout
the process.
Seames said being at Bowdoin for
seven years prior to the start of the
search process was helpful for her be-
cause people got to know me, and be-
cause I was running some of our more
well known programs like Common
Good Day and Alternative Spring Break
people probably associated me with the
success of the McKeen Center.
She did acknowledge that there was
some downside to being well-known
for her performance within the Center.
I think being an internal candidate
is a double edged sword, she said.
Tere is the advantage that if youve
done your job well youre known for
being skilled at what you do, but people
see you in a certain light that may or
may not ft with what youre going for
in a new position. You have to stretch
beyond what people already know.
Te committee is faced with a dif-
ferent challenge when evaluating can-
didates with whom they already have
a relationship.
Te fact that you know somebody
a lot better means you know their
gifs, but you also know their warts,
said Foster.
When deciding about instantly fll-
ing directorial positions versus making
interim appointments, Foster said that
timing of the process is very important.
If I [lose] somebody in August Im
not going to run a national search, Im
going to try to appoint somebody in an
interim role and run the search at the
time of year when I can get the most
qualifed people, he said. I would
not put someone in an interim posi-
tion unless I believed that a person was
available who would do the job until a
search is conducted and a permanent
person is appointed.
Foster said that in his seven years of
experience as dean of student afairs, he
has not hired an abnormal amount of
interim candidates.
When I look at my own depart-
ment heads group and deans team,
[searches are] how we hired the vast
majority of staf who fll those roles,
Foster said. A few were frst interims, a
few were promotions, but the vast ma-
jority were searches where there was
not an interim.
HIRES
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Bowdoin Experience to coincide
with Admitted Student Open House
BY KATIE MIKLUS
ORIENT STAFF
The Office of Admissions will
debut a new program for admit-
ted students next month, merg-
ing Bowdoin Experience with
open houses for admitted stu-
dents. Beginning Thursday, April
18, prospective students will have
the opportunity to stay overnight
with a host and attend a variety of
programs offered by student orga-
nizations.
Associate Dean of Admissions
John Thurston said that admitted
students previously had the option
of attending one of three Open
Houses.
The Bowdoin Experience, which
offered more opportunities for in-
teraction with current students,
was only open to multicultural
students.
Many on the Admissions staff
wanted the Bowdoin Experience to
serve as a blueprint for all admit-
ted student programming.
I think there were a lot of expe-
riences people were having in that
program that we wanted to make
sure others had the chance to do,
said Claudia Marroquin, associate
dean of admissions and coordina-
tor of multicultural recruitment.
The Experience, we feel, does
a much better job of really get-
ting the students out to see whats
happening on campus, what stu-
dent organizations do, how they
contribute to the life on campus,
Thurston said.
Marroquin added that merging
of admitted student open houses
with the Bowdoin Experience was
partially an attempt to address the
criticism that the Experience left
students with the impression that
Bowdoin was more culturally di-
verse than it really is.
There will be a lot of students
visiting campus, from many dif-
ferent backgrounds, allowing pro-
spective students to meet as many
potential classmates, as possible,
she wrote in an email to the Ori-
ent.
Its always the individual stu-
dents responsibility during any
visitation program to have conver-
sations with a broad range of stu-
dentsnot just the students they
may have met at the airport, Mar-
roquin added.
Sara Driscoll 13 was largely
responsible for enlisting various
student organizations to hold pro-
grams during the Admitted Stu-
dents Weekend. After 4 p.m., all
events are open to admitted stu-
dents only, rather than parents.
According to Marroquin, many
campus organizations ranging
from the Bowdoin Food Co-op
and the Bowdoin Green Alliance
will be hosting events, and an aca-
demic fair is also scheduled, which
will allow admitted students to
really get a sense for academics
beyond just sitting in on classes,
said Marroquin.
Both Thurston and Marroquin
said that having so many students
on campus at once will be their
biggest challenge.
Thurston mentioned that his
main worry is making sure there
were enough student hosts for all
students who wanted to stay over-
night.
I think its something differ-
ent for the campus as well to have
that many admitted students all at
the same time, said Marroquin. I
think our primary thing is to make
sure that students have a good ex-
perience at Bowdoin.
Student responses to the new
Admitted Students weekend were
largely positive. Serena Taj 16,
who attended the Bowdoin Expe-
rience as a prospective student last
spring, agreed that implementing
similar programs for all admitted
students would be beneficial.
I applied to 20 small liberal
arts colleges and didnt seriously
consider attending most of them
because the open houses left me
feeling like too much of a visitor
to get distinct impressions, she
said. Spending a full weekend
here gave me an idea of what be-
ing a Bowdoin student was actu-
ally like.
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SECURITY REPORT: 2/28 to 3/27
will send a wrong message if we legal-
ize marijuana, expressing concern that
marijuana is a gateway drug for those
with substance abuse issues. Such indi-
viduals start using marijuana early, and
had it not been for that, they wouldnt be
on the path that they are, said Liberty.
Liberty also addressed the claim
that the law enforcement system is
burdened with addressing illegal
marijuana. Teres not a whole lot of
resources spent in the correctional fa-
cilities or in law enforcement dealing
with marijuana use, he said.
ursday, February 28
A BPD om cer on patrol spotted
a suspicious looking man peering
into a frst foor window at Bruns-
wick Apartments. Te man ran of
when he saw the police car. Te sus-
pect was a white male, 6 feet tall, and
wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt
and blue jeans.
Saturday, March 2
An intoxicated female student
at Hyde Hall was transported to
Parkview Medical Center by Bruns-
wick Rescue.
An unregistered event was reported
in the basement at MacMillan House.
An intoxicated male student be-
came sick at Super Snacks. Te stu-
dent was escorted to his residence and
cited for a hard alcohol violation.
Gram ti was spray painted on the
side of Harpswell Apartments.
Tree students in Coleman Hall
were cited for alcohol policy violations.
Sunday, March 3
A registered event in Coles Tower
was dispersed afer it exceeded fre
code capacity limits.
A student was cited for being dis-
ruptive at an event in Coles Tower.
An om cer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student in
Hyde Hall.
A student was cited for an alcohol
policy violation at Baxter House.
A window was broken and a toilet
vandalized during a registered event at
Ladd House. Tree students took re-
sponsibility for the damages.
Monday, March 4
A student placed an electric tea
kettle on a hot stove burner at 24 Col-
lege Street. Te kettle melted and acti-
vated the fre alarm.
Wednesday, March 6
A student reported that his bi-
cycle was stolen from the bike rack
at the McLellan Building. A security
investigation led to an identifcation
of a suspect and the recovery of the
bike. BPD issued a thef summons to
Derald A. Com n, 33, of Brunswick,
and he was prohibited from all Bow-
doin property.
Friday, March 8
An om cer checked on the well-
being of an intoxicated student in
Reed House.
A rear hatch window on a students
vehicle was accidentally shattered when
the hatch was closed onto two beer kegs
that didnt quite ft into the back.
Saturday, March 9
An intoxicated male student
caused a disturbance at Farley Field
House by banging on the door of the
deserted building and yelling Let
me in! Te student was cited for an
alcohol violation and escorted to his
residence.
Holes were kicked into a base-
ment wall at Quinby House.
A suspicious man, 6 feet tall and
wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and
blue jeans, was reported to be displaying
odd behavior near the Childrens Center
on South Street. Te man fed the area.
Sunday, March 17
A local youth reported that
someone stole his wireless head-
phones at the mens locker room at
Farley Field House.
Monday, March 18
A granite garden statute of an
Asian fsherman was reported stolen
from the east lawn of the Develop-
ment Building, 85 Federal Street.
ursday, March 21
An om cer attempted to assist a lo-
cal teen who was seen walking across
campus with fresh facial injuries. Te
teen refused medical treatment. Te
matter was referred to BPD.
Friday, March 22
BPD responded to a local residence
afer receiving a report that a person
was in crisis and in need of help. Te
person, who turned out to be a Bow-
doin student, was transported to Mid
Coast Hospital for evaluation.
Saturday, March 23
Four students in MacMillan House
were found to be smoking marijuana
and in possession of hard alcohol.
A student with breathing dim cul-
ty was transported to Parkview Medi-
cal Center by Brunswick Rescue.
A student burning a candle in
Appleton Hall set of a smoke detector.
Two intoxicated students set of a
smoke alarm in Coles Tower by burn-
ing magazine paper with a lighter. Te
students were cited an environmental
health a safety violation and a hard al-
cohol violation.
Sunday, March 24
A student backed his vehicle out
of the Baxter House driveway and col-
lided with a fashing crosswalk sign
post. Te post was destroyed.
An intoxicated female student at
Brunswick Apartments was transport-
ed to Mid Coast Hospital by Bruns-
wick Rescue.
An intoxicated male student was
cited for an alcohol policy violation at
Brunswick Apartments.
A student took responsibility for
accidentally breaking a light with a
basketball at Sargent Gymnasium.
Monday, March 25
Marijuana smoke activated a
room smoke alarm in Coles Tower.
Two students were cited for posses-
sion of marijuana.
A yellow Specialized Rock Hop-
per bicycle was stolen from a bike rack
near Winthrop Hall.
Tuesday, March 26
Staf at the Museum of Art report-
ed a book thef from the gif shop.
A student reported the thef of
a neon green North Face bag from
the womens locker room at Morrell
Gymnasium. Te bag contained white
spinning shoes, Under Armor span-
dex pants, North face shorts, and a
Ben & Jerrys T-shirt.
Wednesday, March 27
Two students with fu symptoms
were escorted to Parkview Medical
Center.
A student with asthma symp-
toms was escorted to Parkview Med-
ical Center.
A smoke alarm in a third foor
stairwell at Osher Hall activated the
buildings fre alarm. Brunswick Fire
Department responded.
A student who cut her fnger on
a door in Reed House was taken to
Parkview Medical Center.
-Complied by the O ce of Safety
and Security.
2009 and are expected to vote simi-
larly this year.
Te Maine Sherifs Association, con-
versely, is not in favor of easing mari-
juana restrictions. Kennebec County
Sherif Randall Liberty, president of
the Maine Sherifs Association voiced
his disapproval of the bill in an inter-
view on the Maine Public Broadcasting
Network. Liberty stated that the state
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WRITERS NOTE: Greetings from
the beyond, wherever it is. While death
is lifes only certainty, most dont know
the when and how. I did, and I decided
it would be fun if my nal writing as-
signment were my own obituary. -S.
Sandor M. Polster, who worked
closely with Walter Cronkite, Dan
Rather and Tom Brokaw as writer and
news editor in the 1970s and 1980s,
died on March 21 at his apartment in
New York. He was 71. Te cause was
complications from gastric cancer,
which he had battled for more than
two years.
Polsters 20-year career in network
television news began somewhat ser-
endipitously: the CBS Evening News
with Walter Cronkite was looking for
a foreign news writer, and Polster had
majored in Journalism and Soviet
Studies while in college. A graduate
school classmate connected Polster
and the Evening News, and he spent
four days at the broadcast, observing
and writing occasional news stories.
When Cronkite hired him on the
fourth day, he advised Polster, Just
think of being back on rewrite at a
newspaper, except we have only one
deadline, and it cant be slipped.
Polster, whose family and friends
called him Sandy, began his journal-
ism career while a student at Ohio
State University in Columbus, Ohio,
where he was born on February 27,
1942. He originally studied com-
merce, planning to go into the family
business selling commercial restau-
rant equipment.
But an English professor, Milton
Kessler, thought that Polster had a
knack for writing, and suggested he
try a class. Polster did, and immedi-
ately took to reporting.
Te journalism students frst as-
signment was to conduct simple in-
terviews; Polster, however, decided to
fnd basketball star Jerry Lucas, who
was fnishing his academic studies but
not giving any interviews.
Polster tracked Lucas down at a
freshman team practice, and Lucas
agreed to talk with him. Tat inter-
view became Polsters frst byline in
the Ohio State Lantern, the student
newspaper; he later would be named
editor of the Te Lantern when he was
a junior.
I had wanted to work on my high
school newspaper, Te Torch, Polster
recalled recently, but the adviser, Sara
Amos, told me I never would possess
the qualities required to be a good
journalist.
While at Ohio State, Polster did
freelance work with Billboard Maga-
zine, the now-defunct Dow Jones
weekly National Observer, and the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, where he had
several front-page stories during the
turbulent free-speech movement in
the mid-1960s. He also
worked with the Uni-
versitys radio station,
WOSU.
From Ohio State,
Polster attended gradu-
ate school at the Univer-
sity of Iowa School of
Mass Communications,
where he freelanced
with the Associated
Press. During the sum-
mer of 1966, he worked
in the APs Columbus
bureau, and the wire
agency recruited him
afer he graduated from
Iowa.
While Polster could
have started in New
York, he opted for the
Portland, Maine, bu-
reau. I knew I wasnt
ready for the Big City,
he said recently. I
needed to hone my
skills.
Afer a year in Port-
land, though, he was
ready for New York.
He was hired by Doro-
thy Schifs New York
Post, and worked as a
rewriteman, but quickly
was assigned beats, frst
community services,
then labor, then City
Hall, where he covered the last two
years of Mayor John Lindsays tenure.
My frst love always was rewrite,
he said. Teres an excitement with a
breaking story, gathering facts from a
lot of street reporters, and putting it all
on paper on deadline. Tere were half-
a-dozen deadlines throughout the day,
and if stress was a problem, it wasnt a
job for you.
Polster married Rea Turet in May
1970. She was the love of my life, he
said. Of all the things I have done in
life, this was the best. Te second best
When it came to being a student journalist, Sandy taught me every-
thing I knew. He was the beating heart of the Orient, an ever-reliable
and sharp editor, and a wonderful friend.
-Gemma Leghorn, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2009-10
S.uov M. Pois1iv, 1i-io1
thing I did was fathering Rebekah, he
said. If there can be a perfect daugh-
ter, she is it.
In November 1973, Polster moved
to the CBS Evening News with Walter
Cronkite. I was with Walter seven
years, and they were the best, most
challenging, most fun years of my
journalism career, he said.
Polster, an avid tennis player,
helped organize an eight-member
gate hearings, the Richard M. Nixon
resignation, the Sadat visit to Israel,
the peace shuttles of President Jimmy
Carter and Israeli Prime Minister
Menachim Begin, the Teheran hos-
tage crisis, and all the political prima-
ries and presidential campaigns and
conventions.
Being a part of the so-called rough
draf of history is heady stuf, he re-
called, but afer a while it just became
routine.
When Cronkite lef the
broadcast in 1981, Polster
worked fve years with Dan
Rather at the Evening News,
but their relationship al-
ways was rocky. Dan just
couldnt trust anyone who
had worked with Walter,
Polster recalled, and in Sep-
tember 1985, when the two
of them had a disagreement
over a non-show issue, Pol-
ster was fred.
Dan told me 20 years
later that he hadnt wanted
me to leave the Evening
News, but that someone
he forgot whominsisted,
Polster said.
In January 1986, the
NBC Nightly News with
Tom Brokaw hired Polster,
with the intention that he
would become News Edi-
tor of the program.
Where CBS was very
West Side and casual, NBC
was very Midtown and suit
and tie, but it was a great
eight years, he said. Te
people at NBC obviously
were of a diferent person-
ality, but no less profession-
al. I continued to learn a lot,
and to grow as a journalist.
Polster said the favorite
story he helped cover while at Nightly
was President Ronald Reagans unsched-
uled trip to Reykjavik, to meet with So-
viet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev.
I clearly did not appreciate how cold
it was at the Arctic Circle, he said. I
grossly under-packed.
In 1992, Polster decided that 25 years
of New York journalism were enough,
and a year later his wife and their
daughter sold their house in Chelsea
and moved to their country residence in
Durham, Maine.
One of my executive producers at
CBS told me, Polster, your birth cer-
tifcate might say Ohio, but you were
born in New York. He was right, the
city and I embraced each other, Pol-
ster said, but its a young persons
business, and it was time to explore all
the things that I had wanted to do, but
never had the time to do.
In Maine, Polster began freelance
writing, for magazines and Internet
blogs. He worked for two years as a
columnist with the Bangor Daily News,
and for a year as editor of the daily
Brunswick Times Record.
But in 1999, when he was asked to
be unpaid adviser to the Bowdoin Col-
lege student newspaper, Te Orient,
Polster learned his true calling: teach-
ing. He mentored Bowdoin students
for 12 years, until being diagnosed with
cancer. He also was hired as a visiting
lecturer at Colby College, to teach po-
litical journalism. Inspiring students
to consider journalism as a career was
very fulflling, he recalled. Im pleased
that a lot of those whom I infuenced
are working in the profession now, and
doing well.
In an efort to get some of his expe-
riences on paper, Polster began a blog,
http://newsmediamaven.blogspot.
com.
I wish we had just a few of the digi-
tal tools back in the 1970s and 1980s
that we have now, he said. Just think
of how much more we could have
done.
In addition to his widow and daugh-
ter, a son-in-law, Timothy Hansen, and
grandson, Benjamin Miller Hansen, of
Brooklyn, survive Polster.
Ill miss all of them, Polster said just
before his death, but I will most miss
watching Ben grow up. He is the reason
for being.
A memorial service will be held
in New York later this spring at a
date to be announced. Polster will be
buried following a graveside service
at the Beth Israel cemetery in Bath,
Maine.
A memorial fund to beneft Te
Bowdoin Orient and to bring jour-
nalists to the campus has been estab-
lished in Polsters name. Contribu-
tions are tax deductible and should
be made to Bowdoin College, with a
notation that the gif is for Te San-
dor M. Polster Fund; they may be
sent to Bowdoin College, Om ce of
Development, 4100 College Station,
Brunswick, ME 04011-8432.
Longtime Orient adviser Sandy Polster died on Thursday, March 21 at his New York home after battling cancer for more than two years. Bill Wheatley, a close friend of Sandys and former executive vice presi-
dent of NBC News, notied friends of Sandys death in an email that evening to which the following obituary was attached. As you know, Sandy loved to write. Accordingly, he composed his own obituary,
which he asked be sent to you,Wheatley wrote. Sandy advised The Orient for 12 years, presiding over a marked increase in the professionalism of the paper. Which is not to say that he was satised: One
hundred percent of The Orient is 40 percent overwritten,he once said. To a student body with a four-year memory, his perspective was invaluable. He is missed, but his guidance steers us still.
T
Bowuoi Ovii1
Remembers Sandy
Sandy shaped my development as a journalist more than anyone else at Bowdoin, and I will forever admire the generos-
ity with which he mentored me and so many other aspiring writers. -Zo Lescaze, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2011-12
Sandy was a wonderful mentor who pushed and challenged and always wanted more and better... When youre older, you look back, and you re-
alize how important that infuence was. I know my life would not have been the same without him. -Belinda Lovett, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2001-02
He told stories about fying back and forth across the Atlantic in the Con-
corde, and playing tennis with Walter Cronkite on a court hidden atop
Grand Central Station... in Sandy, we had a reminder of what our profes-
sion could be at its romantic best. -Nat Herz, Senior News Sta 2007-09
Sandy treated us like grown ups. His critiques could be biting,
but in turn we always knew the praise was real. For that reason I
saved the email Sandy sent around afer the last issue my senior
year: Add to the pride that you should feel, the pride that I feel.
-Beth Kowitt, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2006-07
He insisted on the power of journalism at any level to be
a force for change and gooda belief he lef impressed
upon all of us. -Adam Baber, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2004-05
Sandys lessons extend beyond journalism and I will remember
his uncommon generosity and warmth (and homemade pickles)
always. -Piper Grosswendt, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2010-11
Its true, his criticism could be harsh. But he made us want to be good.
Really good. And if you did get one of his prized compliments, it could
make your day. -Mary Helen Miller, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2008-09
Sandy will be sorely missed but Ill still hear his voice (and
occasional biting critiques) in my head, no matter the time
or place. -Alison McConnell Pierce, Senior Editor 2003-04
We will always be better reporters, not to mention better people,
because we knew him. -James Fisher, Senior Editor 2001-02
Sandy gave me confdence when I had next to none that I could pursue a career in journalism...
Ill never forget the passion Sandy showed for the Orient, and the drive he had to see all of us
who hungered for journalism fnd a strong path. -Mnica Guzmn, Senior Editor 2004-05
I will continue to think of him each and every time I carefully
dodge what he considered a great sin of language: the non-verb
usage of hopefully. -Seth Walder, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2010-11
His praises and criticisms were always afer the fact, and never before; as such, his approach
was the ultimate expression of a faith in us as people and as publishers. Sandy put his trust in us,
and in doing so, became our most trusted man. -Bobby Guerette, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2006-07
When I was a freshman at Bowdoin, I made the rookie mistake of showing up at an Orient function without a pen. Sandy got wind of this and set me
straight. A journalist should always carry a pen, he told me... It has been 12 years since that encounter and I still carry a pen with me every single day.
-Karsten Moran, Photo Editor 2003-05
Sandy taught me something really important. A spirit of irrev-
erence and moral vigilantism fuels a lot of good journalism. But
it also fuels a lot of bad journalism. Working for the public good
means keeping peoples egos in checkincluding your own.
-Steve Kolowich, Co-Editor-in-Chief 2007-08
PHOTO COURTESY OF REATURET
Sandy Polster with wife Rea and daughter Rebekah in their New York home in 1981.
lunch-time club twice a week that in-
cluded Cronkite, Executive Producer
Burton Benjamin, Senior Producer
John Lane, correspondents Andy
Rooney and Charles Osgood and pro-
ducer Howard Stringer. It was my
job to make sure we had four players
each time, Polster recalled. Id call
Walter, Bud, Andy, and theyd say, Let
me check my schedule. When I would
call Howard, hed ask, Who else is
playing?
Among the stories that Polster
worked on at CBS were the Water-
FEATURES
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Second book by Yongfang Chen 10 brings liberal arts to Hong Kong
BY MARTIN SHOTT
STAFF WRITER
A second book by Yongfang Chen
10 will hit shelves in Hong Kong
this spring, and will provide insight
about liberal arts education for a
Chinese audience. Traverse the
Ivory Tower: My Academic Journey
at Bowdoin is a selection of Chens
undergraduate essays and inter-
views he conducted with College
administrators.
In the most recent decade, the
concept of the liberal arts educa-
tion has gained a greater popularity
among Chinas high school students
and parents, Chen wrote in an
email to the Orient.
While a lot of them struggle to
gain admission into institutions
like Bowdoin, they ofen have no
idea what kind of life they will ex-
perience in college. Tis book will
answer this question precisely, he
wrote.
Wen Wei Publishing Co., Ltd
will print about 15,000 copies of
the book sometime between April
and May, which will be primarily be
available in Hong Kong with limited
availability online.
In 2010, Chen graduated from
Bowdoin with a double major in
Economics and Psychology. He was
a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar
and took fve classes each semes-
ter, including independent studies
in economics, history, flm studies,
asian studies, and psychology.
One of my history intermediate
independent study essays is about
the only Chinese female Emperor.
I wrote hundreds of pages in that
year. Endless research, reading,
writing, and re-writing almost
drove me crazy, Chen wrote.
I still remember how painful it
was to look for proper primary re-
sources to support my arguments.
But I enjoyed it deeply.
Afer graduating, Chen travelled
around North America.
Te initial thought of publish-
ing this book emerged during this
travel, he wrote. Eventually, Chen
returned to Shanghai to join one of
Chinas private equity frms as an
IPO investor.
While a lot of them struggle to
gain admission into institutions like
Bowdoin, they often have no idea
what kind of life they will
experience in college.
YONGFANG CHEN 10
The three of us elaborated on
our academic and social life in our
corresponding colleges, our think-
ing of the system, and our hope for
the development of higher education in
China, Chen wrote.
I particularly described my
reading load, course selection,
professors, writing intensity and
the opportunities that Bowdoin ofered.
Te book sold out in its frst three
months and was a best seller in China
that year.
Chens upcoming book also aims
to show the value of a liberal arts
education, but from a diferent ap-
proach. Written in English instead
of Chinese, the book shows numer-
ous examples of scholarly writing at
Bowdoin, and will not be as easy
of a read as my frst book is for the
general Chinese population, ac-
cording to Chen. But thats exactly
the point of it.
Afer his frst books success,
many Chinese people expressed
their interest to Chen in the Ameri-
can liberal arts educational system.
Afer a long deliberation, I
thought a book of my Bowdoin es-
says and some added features of my
life at Bowdoin could realize this
goal, he wrote.
A preface by President Barry
Mills will appear in the forthcoming
book along with interviews with ad-
ministrators in the appendix, which
Chen conducted in 2009.
I told [Mills] about my plan to
publish this book two years ago and
it was very kind for him to agree to
write the preface for my book. I really
appreciated his writing, Chen wrote.
The main message of the book
is to educate the Chinese audience
about the value of a liberal arts
education.
Writing essays is a signifi-
cant part of our academic life at
Bowdoin, Chen wrote. Te college
education is about thinking criti-
cally and creatively. The skills
you gained in college should help
you embark on any journeys after
graduation, be it work, graduate
studies, or volunteering.
Chen says he will continue to
work in private equity after the
book is released.
The intellectual curiosity that
I developed at Bowdoin will stay
with for the rest of my life.
Class of 2017: the new 16
Fellow frst years, we have been on
the bottom of the totem pole for quite
some time now. Te bottom is what we
are used to. It is all we know.
Being there can be somewhat com-
forting. Because hazing at Bowdoin
is practically a hate crime, there arent
many drawbacks to frst year living. I,
for one, majorly enjoy my central loca-
tion on campus in Moore Hall. Te fact
that food is never more than a couple
steps away is enough to make me sing.
In addition, right now we are still in
the exploratory phase of our liberal
arts education. We still have some time
to take as many intro classes as our
hearts desire. Plus, declaring a major
seems far in the distant future. Sure, be-
ing at the bottom is not the most glam-
orous, but it is free from the pressures
and responsibilities of the top.
However, something has happened
this weekour place in the Bowdoin
hierarchy has slightly shifed. We are no
longer the lowest of the low. Te class of
2017 has been admitted, and that means
that the pre-frosh are lining up to take
our place.
I was extremely curious to fnd out
about these newbies, so I immediately
turned to social media. Twitter was
abuzz with high school seniors excitedly
posting acceptances or passive aggres-
sively tweeting rejections. On Facebook,
I found out who from my high school
had gotten in. Drew Van Kuiken 17, I
never met you in high school, but I guess
Ill be seeing more of you next year.
Still, what may have been most
strange to learn was that the Class of
2017 Facebook group has already been
created. Next years students are already
getting acquainted with one another.
Tey are already embarrassing them-
selves by posting overeager comments
online. Rookie mistake.
Soon enough, these people will be
arriving campus and scoping our turf
during accepted students day. Tey will
come into our dorms like vultures and
soon claim our spots in the bricks.
In one sense, I might be over exag-
gerating. Not that much has changed.
Although we are no longer on the bot-
tom, we also havent really moved up the
totem pole either. Sure, the class below
us has been accepted, but we are still the
frst year class.
In another sense, ever since we re-
turned from Spring break, I cant help
but feel that the end is near. I keep get-
ting emails that are telling me I might
have to start preparing for the housing
lottery, which sounds really scary and I
really dont want to think about it.
Whats more, I feel that everyone
has already started counting down
the fnal weeks until summer. News
is abuzz with what internships and
jobs everyone has been receiving,
and plans are getting set in stone. We
just got back from two weeks of vaca-
tion, yet students are already ready to
leave.
Yes, the pre-frosh are on their way,
but until they get here I propose a cam-
pus-wide carpe diem. Go to a restaurant
in town that you havent been to before.
Sign up for an outing club trip. Venture
to Crack House and see what its about
(then, when you do, tell me what it is
like because I never actually want to
step foot in there). Check of something
from your Bowdoin bucket list before
summer arrives, and most importantly,
recognize that the year is not yet over.
JULIA BINSWANGER
FRESHMEN
FIFTEEN
COURTESY OF YONGFANG CHEN
A JOURNEY ONCE TOLD: Chen collaborates with other liberal arts graduates for research.
While at Bowdoin, Chen co-au-
thored his frst book, A True Liberal
Arts Education, in 2009 with Lin Nie
of Franklin and Marshall College and
Li Wan of Bucknell University.
Bowdoin Organic Garden taps maple trees
Vegetables arent the only things
sourced from the Bowdoin Or-
ganic Garden. This spring, maple
syrup collected from the Colleges
maple trees will also be available.
Yesterday, Cawthon and gar-
den members held a demonstra-
tion on the Dudley Coe Quad,
offering samples of maple syrup
similar to that which they will
produce for the dining halls.
The syrup they provided for
tasting wasnt from Bowdoin
trees, but was from local sources.
Students, professors and
community members pass-
ing by the tent on the Coe
Quad enjoyed tasting samples
of the different types of syrup.
The group offered a medium
gradewhich has a darker color,
and a lighter medium color, which
is closer to Grade A maple syrup.
In addition to offering samples,
the group boiled sap in a pot to show
students how it begins to change
in color. The process, however,
takes several hours to complete.
The Organic Garden has been
tapping maple trees for sap on
campus for three years. Sara
Cawthon, the manager of the Or-
ganic Garden, spearheaded this
years effort. Though she began
the process late in the season, in-
stalling the spiles in the last week
of February, Cawthon has now
tapped 16 trees behind Quinby
House and in the surrounding area.
To collect sap, Cawthon
drills a small hole in each tree
into which she secures a spile.
Buckets hang from the spiles
and sap runs out of the tree and
into the bucket. Cawthon emp-
ties the buckets every other day.
Some overflow with the sug-
ary, transparent sap, while oth-
ers only contain a few drops.
Its the easiest thing in the world.
The only hard part is you really
want to identify your maple trees
in the summer because red maple
and sugar maples look almost iden-
tical in the winter, Cawthon said.
The trees can be more eas-
ily identified in the winter based
on their differing leaf shapes.
Although both trees pro-
duce usable sap, sugar ma-
ples are much more pro-
lific in their sap production.
Bowdoin has mostly sug-
ar maples and only a few red
maples. But Id love to go by
the athletic fields and see if
we have more, Cawthon said.
Additionally, for every 40 gal-
lons of sap collected only one
gallon of maple syrup is pro-
duced, or about two percent of
the raw material. The sap must
be filtered several times and then
boiled to create the final product.
The Organic Garden has sup-
plied dining halls with food before.
Last year, Cawthon estimated the
group grew $34,000 in produce.
Most of our food goes to Din-
ing, said Peter Rosencrans 14,
who interned at the Organic Gar-
den last summer. We tell them
what we have each harvest and they
tell us what they want. Whatever
they dont have a use for on a par-
ticular week, we give to the Mid-
coast Hunger Prevention Society.
We produce about 30 differ-
ent crops, but we try to focus on
things for the salad bar like let-
tuce and arugula, said Cawthon.
The organization also re-
ceives funding from both Din-
ing Services and Student Ac-
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BY MICHAEL COLBERT
STAFF WRITER
The Organic Garden has supplied
dining halls with food before. Last
year, Cawthon estimated the group
grew $34,000 in produce.
tivities to help it with farming.
Dining is super supportive
of the garden, Cawthon said.
Both Cawthon and Rosencrans
said they hope to acquire more
land that is accessible to students.
Currently, the Organic Gar-
den owns plots at Crystal Springs
Farm on Pleasant Hill Road and
two smaller plots on the cor-
ner of Coffin and South streets.
Our problem is were off cam-
pus, said Cawthon. I got emailed
by 100 students last year, but may-
be ten students make it out regu-
larly because of the bike ride or
class schedule. I would love for the
garden to be even closer to campus,
because if you could walk there
would be more participation.
Most of the extensive farm work
happens two and a half miles away
For every 40 gallons of sap
collected, only one gallon of maple
syrup is produced.
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Food for Thought provides fresh perspectives on student interests
KATE FEATHERSTON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: Peter Rosencrans 14 pours samples of maple syrup to students passing the Dudley Coe Quad.
KATE FEATHERSTON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
THE EXAMINED LIFE: Alex Tougas 14 addressed stereotypes of Greek culture from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding,postulating 95%are true.
Te new weekly student lecture series
Food for Tought is quickly becoming
popular with students looking for more
lighthearted academic perspectives.
Every week, Food for Tought
features two students who each speak
for 20 minutes about whatever he or
she would like. Te frst six speeches
have focused on a range of topics that
lie outside the Bowdoin academic
curriculum. Te frst series on Feb-
ruary 8 featured senior Daisy Aliotos
description of growing up as a Chris-
tian Scientist and senior Carl Spielvo-
gels musings about President Barry
Mills plot to create diabetic squirrels.
Forums are organized by
Bowdoin Student Governments
Academic Afairs Committee and
held in Hawthorne-Longfellow Li-
brary. However, it has been so popu-
lar that the event has moved from
the frst foor Chandler Room to
the larger third foor Nixon Lounge.
Vice President of the Aca-
demic Afairs Committee Leah
Greenberg is pleased about
the progress of the series.
Weve had incredible atten-
dance at every single one, and
every time people keep com-
ing up saying they want to
give a lecture, said Greenberg.
During the third event on Mon-
day, Alex Tougas 14 gave a lecture
titled Growing up as a Greek-
American, and Joe Sise 14 spoke
on Te Evolution of Comic Books.
Sises lecture covered the progression
of comic books in American history,
which he said was mostly of the top of
my head. Te presentation was accom-
panied by a slideshow with pictures of
comic book covers and characters.
Sise explained that there are ages
that comic book afcionados and
scholars use to classify the progres-
sion of comic booksthe Golden
Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze
Age, the Dark Age and the Modern
Agethough the exact times that
each age begins and ends are debated
within the comic book community.
Alex Tougass lecture on grow-
ing up as a Greek American was
both funny and informative.
I defnitely wanted to make it
humorous, you know, because this
BY JOE SHERLOCK
STAFF WRITER
MAPLE
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
is in many ways a study break and a
fun thing. But I have, I think, some
points to be made about Greek cul-
ture and Greek values and the lasting
importance and infuence of Greece
on America today, said Tougas.
Tougas devoted much of his lecture to
the tightness of the Greek community,
explaining that his family includes the
nuclear family, the extended family and
everyone whos Greek whos ever existed.
In addition to his speech, Tou-
gas showed pictures of his fam-
ily and of Greece, and excerpts
from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Tougas explained sever-
al Greek customs that might
not make sense to students,
such as the custom of spitting.
When I spit on you, consider
it good luck, explained Tougas.
Coincidentally, Monday was Greek
Independence Day. Te day, Tougas
remarks, when Greeks, in skirts and
slippersdont ask me howthrew
of the yoke of the Ottoman Empire.
Both Tougas and Sise recom-
mended that others should sign up
to give a lecture at the student series.
Tis is awesome. Its accessible,
said Sise. Everybody here is re-
ally supportive. If you have some-
thing that you love, just get up
and talk about it. Ive never expe-
rienced anything like this before.
Aliotos speech was based on her
investigation into her Christian
Science faith afer her P.E. teacher
insinuated she was part of a cult.
Alioto found that Tere are a lot
of aspects of being a Christian Sci-
entist that have really beneftted me
as a person and as an intellectual
and as a Bowdoin student, she said.
Alioto said that the low-key en-
vironment was very appropriate for
giving a personal lecture on campus.
Tis was a really precious,
self-contained thing, said Alioto.
at Crystal Springs Farm. Rosen-
crans, however, is hopeful that
the Organic Garden will be able
to acquire more land in the future.
Were in the process of poten-
tially getting more space off of
Harpswell Road, said Rosencrans.
Theres a bunch of land behind the
future dorms that theyre consid-
ering giving to the garden. Were
definitely looking for more space.
Cawthon said she hopes to re-
organize and re-structure the
garden in addition to expand it.
Students who missed Thursdays
demonstration and tasting will
have the chance to enjoy maple
syrup produced by the Bowdoin
Organic Garden at Thornes local
food dinner on Wednesday, April 3.
CAMPUS FOOD TRUCK REOPENS
KATE FEATHERSTON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
Steve Borukhin 14 prepares an order at the window of Campus Food Truck, whose regular hours returned this week after being closed since last semester.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
For independent artist Isaac Ar-
dis 11, what started out as a course
assignment evolved into what Ar-
dis described as good clean trou-
ble at the Bowdoin College Mu-
seum of Art.
Soon afer graduating from
Bowdoin as a German major, math-
ematics minor and art enthusiast,
Ardis decided he would pursue art
full time.
Tanks to the support and men-
torship of visual arts professor and
Sculptor-in-Residence John Bisbee,
Ardis has been able to set up shop in
Brunswick, where,
in addition to mak-
ing art in his studio,
he is auditing Con-
temporary Art with
Associate Professor
of Art History Pa-
mela Fletcher.
Fletchers assignment to write
about an object in the museum in-
spired Ardis to not only pay a visit,
but to bring his own art, in costume
form, with him.
Our assignment for the day was
to not come to class but instead to go
to the museum and spend the time
there instead with an object that we
wanted toanything in the muse-
umand you could write anything
about it that you wanted, said Ardis.
So I fgured it would be a great time
to go and I decided to wear a paint-
ing of mine.
In cape-like form around his
neck, Ardis artwork-worn-as-cos-
tume was meant to raise eyebrows
and add to the intellectual debate re-
garding questions of what is art and
what isnt art.
If I take a painting and I put a
painting on the wall, its art, but if I
take a painting and I put it on as a
BY TASHA SANDOVAL
STAFF WRITER
Ardis 11 wears artwork
to museum, turns heads
cape, is it still art? questioned Ardis.
Ardis fully admits that he did
not put too much deep thought or
intellectual intention behind his ac-
tionshe simply wanted to chal-
lenge the confnes of the museum
institution while challenging the as-
signment by rendering himself the
art object of study.
People want to say its perfor-
mance art, said Ardis in reference to
his experiment. Intellectually, that
ground between whats art and what
isnt art is blurry, but practically its
not. And thats the interesting part.
As predicted, not only did Ardis
cause a ruckus, he also garnered at-
tention from the museum staf that
he though was ulti-
mately positive.
Tey want me
to come back, he
said. Tey thought
it was funny.
During his stint
in the museum, Ar-
dis also ran into a class session with
Professor Linda Dochertys frst-year
seminar, Te Museum World.
Tey talked about me, since its
a class on museums, he said. I was
carrying out a little cardboard thing,
a little name plate thingand then
I gave it to some kid in the class
Tey mostly talked about me, they
were interested in how much that lit-
tle name plate meant to seeing me as
art or not seeing me as art or if it was
just a stupid little fashion statement.
In addition to his art robe, Ardis
also carried in two pieces of artwork.
One he described as a typical paint-
ing while the other was a piece of
paper that said Its just a piece of
paper.
While Ardis said he did not partic-
ularly value these works very much,
he carried them into the museum to
Troughout her life, author Janisse
Ray has sought to combine her two
passions, writing and the environment.
Author of Te Seed Undergound: A
Growing Revolution to Save Food, Ray
will speak about her career at todays
Common Hour. Te Seed Under-
ground is Rays ffh nonfction book.,
and she has also published a collection
of poetry.
Rays interest in writing began at a
young age. Her deeply religious parents
did not allow a television in the house,
but did permit visits to the library. Ray
credits this upbringing with exposing
her to a reading culture she would not
otherwise have participated in.
Books save your life, and they save
your spirit, she said last night.
Ray was invited to the College by
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Tom Okie and Rosemary Armstrong
of the Environmental Studies program.
She attended Florida State University for
her B.A., and later went to the Univer-
sity of Montana for her MFA in creative
writing. Today, Rays home in south-
ern Georgia, out of reach of the cable
companies, has aforded a similar up-
bringing and way of life for her nine-
year-old daughter.
Student discussion groups met ear-
lier in the week over meals to discuss
Rays latest book. Andrew Cushing 12,
currently a sustainability outreach as-
sistant at the College, led Wednesdays
book discussion. What began as a con-
versation about seeds soon turned into
a lively dialogue about class, public pol-
icy, and the local and organically grown
food trend.
[Ray] doesnt write as an academic,
said Cushing. She writes to reach a
broader audience.
Ray builds her writing out of stories,
anecdotes, and personal experiences.
At a discussion on writing last night,
Ray talked about how she pulled pas-
sages from the 35 full journals she has
kept throughout her life and used them
in Te Seed Underground and in her
other works.
I ofen will go back through jour-
nals to try and fnd people, anecdotes,
dreamsanything that will illuminate
that subject, said Ray.
Ray credits learning this formula
from her creative writing mentor at the
University of Montana, Bill Kittredge.
Kittredge stressed the importance of
writing from life experiences in order to
make an impact and make change.
Facts dont sway people, emotions
sway people, said Ray. I try to touch
people emotionally.
Ray says that throughout the years,
her idea of what being a successful writ-
er means has changed.
Success for me is just when I have a
person say to me, I read it, it touched
me, it made me grow my own garden,
take action, she said. My view of suc-
cess has become more personal, and
thats making me very happy these days.
Environmental and food sustain-
ability are very personal issues for
Ray. She currently runs a farm with
her husband in Georgia, where they
raise a range of livestock from cows
to guinea fowl and have an expansive
vegetable crop.
Ray says that she tries to live life as
close to nature as possible, which means
eating a lot of food she grows herself,
not owning a cell phone, and avoiding
airplanes. However, living sustainably is
not always as simple as one might think.
We try to live as sustainably as
possible, but a sustainable lifestyle is
not necessarily simple, she said. Its
a lot of work.
Cushing cited similar challenges of
green living.
Your back hurts, you have no om ce,
no insurance, he said. Its a lot harder
than people think it would be.
Today, Ray will be speaking about
the loss of the worlds seed diversity and
the shrinking number of locally tailored
plant varieties.
Ninety-four percent of seeds have
been lost, she said. Its a huge loss.
At the turn of the century, there were
7,000 types of apples. However, the av-
erage consumer only has a few options
lef. Ray says this loss is due to the pat-
enting of seeds by large corporations
such as Monsanto.
Whoever controls seeds controls
food, she said. I believe that we have to
retain some seed sovereignty and rescue
local seeds that are in danger.
BY BRIANNA BISHOP
STAFF WRITER
Janisse Ray talks sustainable living
Please see ARDIS, page 10
If I take a painting and I put it
on the wall, its art, but if I take a
painting and I put it on as a cape,
is it still art?
COURTESY OF EAST GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE/CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS
A GREEN THUMB AND A MIGHTY PEN: Rays life is split between that of a farmer and a writer.
New museum co-directors outline objectives for future growth
Last night, the new co-directors of
the Bowdoin Museum of Art, Anne
and Frank Goodyear, discussed their
hopes for the future of the museum
with a small group of students and fac-
ulty at MacMillan House.
Te Goodyears each spoke briefy
about their education and current oc-
cupationsboth are curators at the
National Portrait Gallery in Washing-
ton, D.C. and teach at George Wash-
ington University (Anne also serves as
president of the College Art Associa-
tion)and then opened up the foor
to questions and input from the audi-
ence, which was mainly composed of
art history students.
Anne said they were excited to hear
the students insights and ideas regard-
ing the role of the museum on campus.
We want to understand what the
museum means to the student body,
she said, addressing the group. We
are really excited to hear about your
experiences with the museum, and
your suggestions.
Anne and Frank see the museum
as a place for intellectual engagement
across all disciplines.
We want it to be more than just a
little treasure box, we want it to be at
the crossroads of conversations across
the campus, said Frank. We want it to
be an incubator of ideas and a place of
dialogue.
What is very special about having a
museum of [this] caliber on campus,
said Anne, is that it should provide
opportunities for student engagement.
Were interested in looking at it as a
professional training ground.
Te response from students and
faculty at the new appointment is
widely favorable.
I think they are fabulous, said Pro-
fessor of Film Studies Tricia Welsch. It
couldnt be better, theyre people happy
to be here.
Stephen Roth 13, a member of the
Student Museum Advocacy Council
(SMAC), asked Frank and Anne how
they intended to improve the museums
national standing, and both said that
they are very interested in maintaining
its recent upward trajectory.
I cant stress how important national
visibility is for the museum, said Anne.
Were looking to develop some sort of
strategic plan...getting a better sense of
the strengths of the collection that we
have and the areas we might grow.
Frank went on to say that it is impor-
tant for the museum to engage with all
of the diferent communities it services.
I think it goes back to a museum
wanting to serve many diferent pub-
lics, he said. At the core, we have the
student and faculty on campus, but I
think its so important to engage with
Brunswick and the larger New England
community.
James Denison 14 and Daisy Ali-
oto 13 asked about the role Frank and
Anne saw Maine and local artists play-
ing in the museum.
To be sensitive to the geography,
the history, [and] the politics is incredi-
bly important, because I think its an in-
credibly rich undertaking, said Anne.
Its about a balance, said Frank.
We will be sensitive to this place, for
sure, but we will also look far afeld.
Te Goodyears said that they are
looking to explore the role that tech-
nology plays both at the museum and
in museums in general.
New media art is a brave new fron-
tier, said Frank. Exhibitions pose ques-
tions. At the end of an exhibition we
want to encourage people to continue
those conversations...through the web or
social mediatechnology is opening up
possibilities of what a museum can be.
BY NICOLE WETSMAN
STAFF WRITER
JOANNA GROMADZKI, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
GOODYEARS AHEAD: New museum co-directors Frank and Anne Goodyear addressed a group of students and faculty at MacMillan House last night.
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PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
Zara Bowden 13
COURTESY OF ZARA BOWDEN
BY CAITLIN WHALEN
STAFF WRITER
For most students, it is enough to
go to class, do work, and try to spend
time with clubs and friends. Zara
Bowden 13 manages to ft a whole
lot more into her day-to-day life.
Bowden is a biochemistry major and
sociology minor who kayaks, hikes,
skis, meditates, and devotes time to
her artistic passion, photography.
Bowden received her frst digital
camera in middle school and remem-
bers taking it everywhere with her.
It kind of just evolved, said
Bowden. I almost didnt realize it
was happening, but suddenly I just
realized how much I enjoy photogra-
phy and wanted to pursue it.
Bowdens hobby became an
area of study during her sopho-
more year of high school, when
she began taking photography
electives. For the next three years,
she spent every other day working
in the darkroom with her teacher,
Tom Delaney.
He gave us much more creative
license than I think I even realized,
said Bowden. I was developing my
own personal style and my own
personal interests.
While doing a high school project,
Bowden discovered the work of art-
ist Gordon Matta-Clark. Afer study-
ing and working to emulate Matta-
Clarks negative splicing and collage
work, Bowden developed an appre-
ciation for fnding beauty in destruc-
tion and sharing it with others.
Im really interested in taking
pictures of dilapidated buildings or
gram ti, things that might seem like
vandalism or tainting something
pristine, but do something else en-
tirely, she said. It has been my pri-
mary inspiration.
Im very into exploring and push-
ing the boundaries, Bowden added.
I like seeing how I can push photogra-
phy and make it something diferent so
that when people look at it theyre not
just like, Its just a picture, but, Wait,
what is that? How did you do that?
While she admits her workload at
Bowdoin makes it harder to spend as
much time as she would like with pho-
tography, Bowdens experiences in high
school inspired her to continue her
work. During her time here, she has
taken Introduction to Photography with
Assistant Professor of Art Megan Gould
and is currently enrolled in Digital in
Color with Associate Professor of Art
Michael Kolster.
Te photo classes Ive taken here
have defnitely pushed me and taken
art to a whole new level, said Bowden.
[Tey] helped me discover a lot of
things about my self. I have these ideas
and its really interesting for me to see
how they manifest themselves and how
they play out.
Photography class is also a place for
Bowden to escape her busy life and sci-
entifcally driven academic career.
I like the solitary nature of it, she
said. I really enjoy being able to get
away from the business of Bowdoin
especially with dark room photography.
Last summer, afer receiving the
McKee Summer Photography Grant,
Bowden was able to pursue one of her
greatest undertakings to date, a project
titled, Street Art: A Transformative Re-
construction of Tagged Space.
She began the project afer study-
ing abroad in Vietnam during the
spring of her junior year. Bowden
returned to her hometown of Fort
Worth, Texas and began taking
photos. She wanted to use street art
to challenge her audience and urge
them to question their surroundings.
I think theres a lot more in
gram ti beyond just the colors,
whether it be social, cultural, or
political, she said. I think it just
challenges us to think about the
spaces that were in and what those
mean. Tey force us to reevaluate
our place in the world, what we typ-
ically associate with barriers, and
what they can be transformed into.
While she knew what she was try-
ing to express, Bowden was not sure
how her photos would convey her so-
cial commentary. It was not until the
very end that all of the pieces came
together.
I was actually worried in August
because I was taking photos but
nothing was really materializing,
said Bowden. But then suddenly I
just kind of got one piece done, and it
all started to come together.
Her photographs were pre-
sented in the annual showcase for
summer grant recipients this past
fall, alongside the work of fellow
student artists Becky Rosen 13
and James Boeding 14.
Afer graduation this spring,
Zara plans to take a year of and
step away from science to do
something else that she loves, al-
though she is not sure yet what it
will be. She then plans to become
a real person by going to medical
school and doing clinical research
in Boston. Nevertheless, Bowden
hopes that she will always have
photography as a creative outlet.
Everyone needs that space where
they can retreat and photography is
that for me, she said.
Youth Lagoon back in action
after Year of Hibernation
HIPSTER DRIVEL
MATT GOODRICH
After burning in the sun for more
than an hour, I was about to walk
into Warehouse 1100, where Pitch-
fork was hosting its party showcase
of indie rock up-and-comers. This
was, of course, at South by South-
west, the film/technology/music
shitshow that attracts angel-headed
hipsters to Austin, Texas every year.
My fellow Polar Bear representa-
tives and I hadnt anticipated the
long line (apparently our obscure
tastes just werent obscure enough),
so we tried to look as nonchalant
as possible as Pitchfork-approved
acts like Mac DeMarco and Waxa-
hatchee came and went.
We made it in, however, after
much kvetching about the VIPs
(were they really all that impor-
tant?) who sauntered into the at-ca-
pacity venue ahead of us, and made
our way to the outdoor stage. With
our fake plastic sunglassesfree as
part of a Nikon ad campaignand
an authentic love of music planted
firmly in our heads and hearts, we
ambled outside. We were greeted
by a head of curls, partially dyed
turquoise and lavender, under a
jauntily perched hat that obscured
the big round glasses of Trevor
Powers, alias Youth Lagoon.
Powers is no Justin Timberlake,
but I couldnt stop my fanboy from
showing a little bit. His debut al-
bum, The Year of Hibernation,
was my favorite record of 2011.
The album sounds like it was re-
corded in his closet (it was), but
far from seeming claustrophobic,
it soars with doe-eyed optimism
and resounding crescendos. If it
werent for the cigarette he was
taking drags from, Powers would
have looked no older than seven-
teen. Thats part of his charm; hes
a 24-year-old who dropped out of
college to turn his adolescent imag-
inings into reality.
Powers only furthered the
growth of his reputation with the
announcement of his follow-up al-
bum, titled Wondrous Bughouse
(the dude has a knack for pleasant-
sounding assonance). He chose a
tripped-out sketch that looks like
it belongs in a middle schoolers
math notebook for an album cover,
and performs songs with titles like
Raspberry Cane and Daisypho-
bia. It appears that Powers is re-
gressing into the Wiggles.
But then you turn the music on,
and the reverb-laden instrumental
opener Through Mind and Back
sounds like a descent into, well, the
mind and back, with ominous blips
and beeps. Given the records cot-
ton candy exterior, its rather like
the trip on Willy Wonkas boats
into the abyss. The song fades
slowly out and Mute blossoms in
its place, immediately louder and
more confident than any song on
Powers soft-spoken debut.
The lilting melody amplifies the
singers claim that we live in a 3D
world, but Powers then launches
into a fable where the clock is
in control and the devil tries to
pluck his mind. As the songs lat-
ter half slows down, Powers turns
inwards, singing that hell never
see all the corpses as a horseman
draws him closer to death.
By filtering the themes of mor-
tality and decay in Wondrous Bug-
house through the lens of wonder
he first explored on The Year of
Hibernation, Powers adds a poi-
gnant perspective to innocence and
childhood. Standout track Dropla
sounds like a paean to a sick imagi-
nary friend who lives in a cave,
one made of drapes. Youll never
die he pleads on repeat, willing the
supplication to come true.
And remember Raspberry
Cane? Though the title evokes
the color red, Powers sounds much
more like Lady Macbeth than the
Kool-Aid Man when he sings Im
polluted by my blood / So help
me cut it out. He never seems
self-loathing, but the Elliot Smith-
meets-Animal Collective lyrics are
indeed unnerving, especially con-
sidering their insidiousness, sugar-
coated by the whistles and whirs of
the music. But thats mortality; it
sneaks up on you, whether youre
singing about physical bodies lying
in graves or at South by Southwest
in a debauched race against the
limits of endurance. If this is hu-
man frailtys soundtrack, well, play
on, Powers. Heres to death, drink
up.
ARDIS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
see what would happen. Upon enter-
ing the gallery and deciding to leave
his works in the coat check because
of their obtrusive nature, Ardis was
surprised to fnd that the museum
guards had another destination in
mind for his work.
There was really no security
problem, said Ardis, in reference
to being anonymously mentioned
in that weeks security report. The
only thing that happened was that
I got a lot of attention. The only
problem was the question of
bringing art into the museum. Ap-
parently any art that gets brought
into the museum becomes the mu-
seums responsibility.
So I was asked if it would be
all right if they took my art that I
had left in the coat check, and kept
it safe for me in the museum gift
shop office, which I was told would
be a very secure place for it. So they
took my paintings and locked them
up for me.
Im mostly just interested in caus-
ing trouble, said Ardis. Its what-
ever it takesit doesnt matter if
its a painting or a behavior, its not
about the technique or the apparatus
as much as its about the content
which is the feeling you get before
you walk into a museum wearing a
stupid cape.
COURTESY OF ISAAC ARDIS
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Having been subjected to a bom-
bardment of advertisements for Oz
the Great and Powerful on Spotify, I
was expecting a production that was
nothing short of epic. If you remake a
classic and widely beloved flm, you
had better be sure your version is
worth the makeover.
Unfortunately, Oz was not.
Tis spiritless creation myth traces
how the Wizard of Oz actually came
to be the little white-haired man pull-
ing levers behind the emerald curtain
in the original flm.
James Franco plays the slight-
of-hand magician himself, whose
womanizing lands him in all kinds of
trouble, both in the sepia-toned Kan-
sas circus and in the post-tornado,
high-def fantasy land of Oz.
When an exceedingly dull Mila
Kunis (in a distractingly massive
umbrella of a hat) takes Franco
to be the prophesied savior of Oz,
a classic battle between the good
blonde witch and the evil brunette
one begins.
Unsurprisingly, it all hangs on
whether Franco can overcome his
self-centered, money-grubbing
ways to become the hero Oz needs.
I bet you are stumped as to how
that one pans out.
Te uninspired storyline was not
even Ozs greatest faw. What I
found most problematic was that the
flm was entirely miscast. Although I
maintain that Franco was robbed of
the Oscar nomination for his per-
formance in Pineapple Express, he
was perceptibly out of place in Oz.
His performance was an inept mish-
mash of unsuccessful Jack Sparrow
imitation and dislikable, yet annoy-
ingly earnest, hero.
Kunis was an even bigger flop,
not only thanks to her absurd pi-
rate get-up but also for being a
consistently boring drag on an oth-
erwise lively backdrop. I struggle
to think of any young actress who
could be less convincing in the role
of an evil witch bent on destroying
the lives of those happy (and still
creepy) munchkins.
Te only actors even reasonably
well matched to their parts were Ra-
chel Weisz and Michelle Williams,
though only because they looked
the parttheir acting was less than
stellar.
Most jarring of all were the
voices of Mila Kunis and Zach
Braff and their animated render-
ings. I do not claim to know what
the voice of a comedic flying mon-
key in a bellhop suit should be,
but having seen Oz, I am certain
that it is not Zach Braff s. Not to
mention that throughout the sec-
ond half of the movie, all I could
hear was That 70s Shows Jackie
wishing death and destruction on
all the land.
Even the relatively action-filled
storyline should have been at least
30 minutes shorter, a measure that
could easily have been achieved by
cutting out the many protracted
scenes of excessively sincere and
yet incredibly clichd pep talks
and inspirational speeches.
Aside from a few witty quips,
like one about yellow brick pot-
holes, the dialogue was unexciting
and unoriginal.
Even Williams, one of the more
talented actors in the ensemble, did
not have much to work with given a
script full of yawn-worthy just be-
lieve nonsense. The plot, though
not without a handful of exciting
sequences, was hardly any more re-
markable.
In terms of its overall tenor, the
movie swung rapidly from humor-
ously offbeateven slapstickto
the (allegedly) genuine and som-
ber, leaving me with the uncom-
fortable feeling of being unsure
whether to laugh or not through-
out the movie.
Te only thing really going for
Oz was its visual splendor, which
was admittedly quite stunning. Tis
movie was defnitely intended to
be seen in 3D, and the result was a
vividly fantastical landscape full of
well-animated, colorful creatures
and creations.
Ultimately, the makers of Oz
succeeded in creating a highly ap-
pealing and impressive aesthetic
production and this coming
from someone who uncondition-
ally despises Tim Burton-style,
over-the-top, fantasy films, the
likes of which were an undeniable
influence on Oz.
But without the visual dazzle,
which would surely be lost in two
dimensions or on a small screen, the
flm really has very little to boast.
When you name your film Oz
The Great and Powerful, you set
the bar pretty high. I left the the-
ater feeling that Oz hardly even
reached for that bar.
Oz the mediocre and obnoxious
YOUR FEATURE
PRESENTATION
TESSA KRAMER
SPORTS
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Record season for hockey teams ends in NCAA quarternals
BY LUKE LAMAR
ORIENT STAFF
The mens and womens ice
hockey teams both ended his-
toric seasons in the NCAA quar-
terfinals on the first Saturday of
Spring Break.
The women hosted the Elmira
Soaring Eagles in their quarterfi-
nal bout. The Polar Bears found
themselves with a shot advantage
in the first period but were unable
to convert any of those opportuni-
ties into goals. Elmira responded
with plenty of pressure and with
less than two minutes remaining
in the period, scored its first goal.
A second goal followed quickly in
the beginning of the second period
to put Bowdoin in a 2-0 hole. Se-
nior goalie Kayla Lessard was able
to stop some of Elmiras point-
blank opportunities and had 21
saves on the night, but continued
pressure from the Soaring Eagles
led to two more goals in the third
period and sealed a 4-0 victory.
Bowdoin was never able to get its
offense rolling and ended up 0 for
5 on the power play.
Te men travelled to Utica for
competitionthe closest score was a
10-9 overtime thriller against Hamil-
ton where Mackenzie Schleicher 14
scored the fnal goal to tie the game and
Lindsay Picard 16 scored in overtime
to clinch the teams fourth straight win.
Carolyn Gorajek 13, the teams scoring
leader for the past two seasons, helped
cement the teams ofensive eforts by
racking up just under four goals a game
over the fve contests.
Mens Tennis
Te mens tennis squad singed the
competition in sunny California in its
spring debut, compiling a 7-2 record
across nine matches. By the end of the
spring break tour, the team earned a
D-III No. 5 ranking, the second best
Spring season kicks off with international travel and undefeated records
BY RON CERVANTES
ORIENT STAFF
Womens Rugby
Te womens rugby squad com-
pleted a tour of Europe over spring
break, stopping in Barcelona, Spain
and Perpignan and Toulouse, France
to play friendly matches against local
squads. According to a post on the
teams athletics website from Aviva
Mattingly 15, the team met tough
competition in their travels, facing
opponents with much more experi-
ence. Te team scrimmaged against
a local French team in Toulouse,
playing 15-on-15 with a mixture of
French- and English-speaking play-
ers on each team.
Baseball
Led by reigning NESCAC Pitcher of
the Year captain Oliver Van Zant 13,
the baseball team got of to a hot start
in the warm Florida climate, where the
team plays during Spring Break each
year. Despite winning its frst four
games, including two 7-0 shutouts of
Husson, the team lost to Keene State,
4-3 afer four extra innings. In the
next nine games, the Polar Bears won
just four games and sufered three
losses in a row, to fnish 8-6 overall.
Chief among the teams early concerns
are its hitting and defenseBowdoin
has allowed 109 hits from its oppo-
nents across 14 games, while only to-
talling 108 of its own.
Soball
Te sofball team cruised to a
4-game win streak in Florida before
losing two straight, the frst to Keene
State 8-4, and the second to Ripon
College 13-5. Te team rebounded
from the defeats, winning seven of
its next 10 games to fnish the break
play 11-5. Of all the teams Bowdoin
played over spring break, it compiled
the same number of wins as Wesleyan,
Salve Regina and Amherst. Despite
outscoring its opponents 78-68 over
16 games, the team allowed slightly
more hits it had, 120 to 118. Te team
is averaging just over two errors per
game so far.
Mens Lacrosse
Te mens lacrosse team spent its
break playing games as far north as
Lewiston and as far south as the nations
capital, ending with a 3-2 record. Te
team lost its frst match of the season
in a close, 13-12 defeat to Connecticut
College. Bowdoin topped St. Lawrence
9-6 at Georgetown and then lost by
the same score to Amherst later in the
week. It fnished the break with a 2-2
NESCAC record afer beating Bates and
Hamilton back-to-back, squeaking past
the Bobcats 12-11 and then trampling
the Continentals 11-5 last Saturday. Te
squad was greatly helped throughout
the break by the play of NESCAC Player
of the Week Franklin Reis 14, the teams
points leader.
Womens Lacrosse
In one of the strongest perfor-
mance from any of Bowdoins teams
over spring break, the undefeated
womens lacrosse team shot out to its
best start since 2006. Winning four
road gamesthree against NESCAC
SCORECARD MEN
Su 3/3
W 3/6
Sa 3/9
v. Williams (NESCAC Champs)
v. Mass-Dartmouth (NCAA 1
st
Rd)
at Utica (NCAA Quarternals)
W
W
L
21
52
42
HONGBEI LI (LEFT), JOANNA GROMADZKI (RIGHT), THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
FINISHING STRONG: (Left) Rachel Kennedy 16 against Williams in the NESCAC quarternals. (Right) Tim McGarry 13 skates against Williams in the NESCAC nal.
their NCAA quarterfnal. Te frst
period went well for the Polar Bears
as they found two goals within two
minutes from Ollie Koo 14 and Har-
ry Matheson 14. Utica fought back
in the second period with an early
goal and looked to increase pres-
sure on a couple of power plays, but
Bowdoin was able to stop the bleed-
ing and kill the man advantage three
times to preserve a 2-1 lead going
into the third period. Once again
Utica scored early in the period to
even the game. Both teams then
traded opportunities for the rest of
the period until just under fve min-
utes remaining, when Utica scored
to take a one goal lead. Bowdoin
pulled goalie Max Fenkell 15 to try
and even the game, but Utica broke
containment and put away an emp-
ty-netter to seal the 4-2 victory.
Both the teams NCAA tournament
runs followed Bowdoin winning the
NESCAC Championships.
The women took on tournament
host Middlebury in the NESCAC
final. The Polar Bears wasted no
time, jumping to a 1-0 lead when
Ariana Bourque 16 put away her
own rebound after Chelsea Mac-
Neil 15 had intercepted the puck
in Middleburys zone. The Pan-
thers found an equalizer midway
through the second period on the
power play, but were unable to
convert other high quality chances
in the period. Early in the third
period captain Kayte Holtz 13
stole the puck and backhanded a
pass to Colleen Finnerty 15, who
put Bowdoin up 2-1. Bowdoin
weathered the ensuing storm of
Panther pressure and came away
with its first NESCAC Champion-
ship since 2004.
The men hosted Williams in their
championship game. The Polar
Bears found themselves on a power
play halfway through the first pe-
riod and they did not squander the
opportunity. John McGinnis 15 fed
Colin Downey 14, who ripped a
shot past the Williams goaltender
to go up 1-0. In the waning mo-
ments of the first period Bowdoins
continued pressure paid off when
Koo was able to find Matheson in
front of the net. Matheson settled
the puck and gave Bowdoin a two
goal lead with less than five seconds
remaining in the period.
Both teams traded power plays
throughout the next period, includ-
ing a brief 5-on-3 opportunity for
the Polar Bears, but the score re-
mained the same. Williams came
out the gates firing in the third
period and cut the lead in half just
a minute into the frame. With the
help of some acrobatic goaltending
from Fenkell, the Polar Bears were
able to hold on to the 2-1 lead and
win their first NESCAC Champion-
ship since their 2011 title was va-
cated due to a hazing scandal.
After the conclusion of the D-III
tournaments, Holtz was awarded
First Team All-American recogni-
tion and mens captain Tim Mc-
Garry 13 garnered Third Team
All-American honors.
SCORECARD WOMEN
Su 3/3
Sa 3/9
at Middlebury (NESCAC Champs)
v. Elmira (NCAA Quarternals)
W
L
21
40
team in the NESCAC behind No. 3
Williams. Kyle Wolstencrof 15, the
teams No. 5 player, won all but one of
his matches over the break. Captain
Casey Grindon 13 went 5-2 in his
matchups at the No. 2 position.
Womens Tennis
The undefeated womens tennis
team sliced and diced its competi-
tion over the break in California,
shutting out three different teams
and winning at seven of nine posi-
tions in two other matchups. Tif-
fany Cheng 16, Susanna Howard
14, captain Kellen Alberstone 13,
Kate Winingham 14, Chantalle
Lavertu 13 and Emma Chow 15
have yet to lose a singles match in
the spring season. In doubles, the
No. 1 squad of Chow and Lavertu
went 4-2, and the No. 2 team of
Emma Lewis 14 and Alberstone
went 6-1. The team was ranked
No. 8 in D-III in the most recent
national rankings.
Track and Field
At the D-III Indoor Champion-
ships on March 9, Coby Horowitz 14
placed third in the mile with a time of
4:09:80, Sam Seekins 14 took 13th in
the 5000-meter run, and Erin Silva 15
took placed 12th in the pole vault. For
his eforts, Horowitz was honored as
an All-American, his second such ac-
colade this year afer also being named
an All-American in cross country.
JEFFREY CHUNG , THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: From left to right, undefeated womens lacrosse players Tara Connolly 13, Natalie Moore 15 and Lindsay Picard 16 drill in practice.
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BY ALEX VASILE
STAFF WRITER
Te womens lacrosse team
started its season with a lot of
question marks afer returning
only three starters from last years
squad. Te only returning attacker,
Carolyn Gorajek 13, helped an-
swer most of those questions on
the ofensive side of the ball, aver-
aging just under four goals a game
so far this season. She has 23 total
points in fve games, 13 more than
the next highest scoring player on
Bowdoins roster.
Tis early success is hardly a
surprise to any womens lacrosse
fans; Gorajek averaged 3.0 goals
per game last season while pick-
ing up 66 total pointsenough to
lead the 2012 team by 20. Should
she sustain her current goal pro-
duction, shell net 56 by the sea-
sons end.
Gorajek is just 13 points, four
goals and 18 assists from owning
Bowdoins career records in all
three statistical categories. She
will likely pass the goal mark
this weekend.
Gorajeks path to NESCAC
dominance started with her par-
ents, former lacrosse players them-
selves. She eventually lef the town
league they started to play at the
Peddie School. Afer falling in love
with lacrosse, the community feel
of Bowdoin and the chemistry that
the team displayed during her over-
night visit eased the dim cult deci-
sion of choosing between the com-
petitive NESCAC schools.
Lacrosse is a quick sport
anything can happen in 10 sec-
ondsbut its also a team sport,
she said. Its about how the
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Carolyn Gorajek 13
ATTACKER
*
WOMENS LACROSSE
JEFFREY CHUNG, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
team unites more than it is about
you personally.
Gorajek played defense on the
soccer team since her sophomore
year, which provided her extra con-
ditioning, though it was sometimes
dim cult to work on stick skills dur-
ing the soccer season.
Gorajek is deservingly one of the
teams captains, and fellow captain
Hannah Wright 13, a defender, said
they strike the perfect balance.
She takes charge and leads
from the front, Wright said. Im
usually in the back pushing people
forward. Its really fun because it
allows me to refect on my own
leadership style.
Wright also noted that Gorajeks
play has helped her whole team ex-
cel, especially with Bowdoin learn-
ing an entirely new list of ofensive
and defensive sets this year.
Its rewarding to get a defensive
stop and see it turn into a goal at the
other end, Wright said. It gives you
the energy to keep up the momen-
tum for the entire game.
Gorajek sees her role as an op-
portunity to give the underclass-
men the confdence they need to
make an impact on and of the
feld. Both she and Wright be-
lieve having the chance to involve
other members of the team is the
best part of having a young team
and new plays.
Everyone has to start from
square one, Wright said. Its easier
to fnd a role because more people
are playing. [Carolyns early success]
shows her ability to learn quickly
and improve year to year, which is
hard to do in the NESCAC.
e sports editor of the Orient
chooses the Athlete of the Week based
on exemplary performance.
Accounts for one-third of
her teams oense output
Leads the NESCAC in goals
per game with 3.6
Poised to break Bowdoins
career goal record this weekend
HIGHLIGHTS
Heat, Penguins streaks show allure of dominance
Afer winning 27 games in a row,
the Miami Heat fnally lost.
As an Orlando Magic fan, Im
thrilled. My enemiesthose who
wanted to be a part of history by
hoping the Heat would break the cov-
eted 33-game winning streak held by
the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers
may consider this to be bad news.
Tose who are disappointed that
the Heat could not mount a heroic
comeback against the Chicago Bulls
on Wednesday night to further ce-
ment their legacy as one of the great-
est teams ever should take comfort
knowing that what they are watching
still stands out in the annals of history.
For the frst time since 1972, an
NBA team won over 22 games in a
row. Simultaneously, the NHLs Pitts-
burgh Penguins are riding a 14-game
winning streakjust three victories
from breaking their own record of 17
consecutive wins in 1992-1993. Tis
may seem like one of those random
ESPN stats, but give it some time to
sink in and you may come to appreci-
ate its implications.
Wednesday night was the frst time
the Heat lost since Super Bowl Sun-
day. Te Penguins have been unde-
feated since February. We can appre-
ciate both of these streaks regardless
of whether the Penguins lose their
next game or never lose again for one
reason: sustained concentration.
In all sports, it is commonly said
that a team can only beat an opponent
nine times out of ten. At some point,
David will get the best out of Goliath.
But for Goliath to continually dem-
onstrate his superioritywhether it
be on the court, feld, or rinkis as
impressive as it is rare. Such a killer
instinct is even more rare to see in
two diferent teams in two diferent
leagues at the same time.
Both the Heat and the Penguins
are the most efficient offensive
teams in their respective leagues.
The Heat lead the NBA in field
goal percentage and are second in
3-point field goal percentage while
the Penguins are first in goals per
game and second in both point and
power play percentage.
Defensively, the Heat forces turn-
overs more than any other team in
the NBA. Meanwhile, the Penguins
have silenced their early critics with
an incredible defensive turnaround
this season. Tey went from allowing
36 goals in the seven games spanning
February 20 to March 7 to allowing
just nine goals in their eight games
since March 7.
Underlying this shared dominance
is a shared sense of urgency.
Were just going out there and
playing the way that we need to, said
Sidney Crosby, golden child of the
NHL and unquestioned leader of the
Penguins, afer their 2-1 victory over
the Washington Capitals on March
19. He had two assists in the game
not a feat in his eyes, but rather a self-
made expectation that he fulflled.
Similarly, LeBron James, the clos-
est NBA equivalent to Sid the Kid,
said to ESPN, We were just happy
that we were able to play our game,
weather some of their storms that
they had and come out with a win
regarding their 107-97 win over the
Lakers on February 10. LeBron re-
corded 32 points on 12-of-18 shoot-
ing as he outplayed Kobe Bryant, put-
ting some of the Kobe or LeBron
conversation to rest.
As legendary UCLA basketball
coach John Wooden once quipped,
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes
character.
With a casual 88 game winning
streak and a cool ten NCAA champi-
onships in a 12-year period, Wooden
has the right to defne consistency. No
collegiate or professional team on this
continent has ever experienced that
kind of dominance that his team did.
Replicating that superiority must
be one of the many achievements
driving LeBrons and Crosbys respec-
tive squads. But instead of ranking
them laterally, based on reaching 88
wins or even their leagues respec-
tive streak records, lets applaud their
teams for returning the competitive
fre to the gamea reminder that
might not come for another 41 years,
when another pair of hockey and bas-
ketball teams simultaneously capti-
vate sports fans and chase history.
FOR CAC
AND COUNTRY
BERNIE CLEVENS
Compiled by Carolyn Veilleux
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC
NESCAC Standings
*Bold line denotes NESCAC tournament cut-o
MENS LACROSSE
NESCAC OVERALL
WOMENS LACROSSE
NESCAC OVERALL
BASEBALL
NESCAC EAST OVERALL
W L W L
Middlebury 4 0 6 0
Conn. Coll. 4 1 4 2
Bates 3 2 5 3
Wesleyan 3 2 5 2
BOWDOIN 2 2 4 2
Hamilton 2 3 3 3
Colby 1 2 4 2
Tufts 1 2 4 2
Williams 1 2 2 3
Amherst 1 3 2 5
Trinity 0 3 2 5
Sa 3/30
Su 3/31
at Middlebury
at Williams
1 P.M.
1 P.M.
Sa 3/30
Su 3/31
v. Middlebury
v. Williams
NOON
1 P.M.
W L W L
BOWDOIN 4 0 5 0
Colby 3 0 5 0
Middlebury 3 0 6 0
Trinity 3 0 6 0
Williams 2 1 6 1
Hamilton 2 2 4 3
Amherst 1 2 4 2
Tufts 1 2 3 2
Bates 1 4 3 5
Wesleyan 0 4 2 4
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OPINION
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Telling both sides
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his year Bowdoin again reported its lowest acceptance rate in history,
14.5 percent. With a record 7,052 applicants, it is clear that the Col-
leges reach continues to grow. The application pool consisted of students
from over 3,184 high schools across the country, continuing an encourag-
ing trend of increased geographic diversity among the student body. As
Bowdoin became even more selective this year, more qualified students
were rejected from the College than ever before.
Though the story of admitted students is the one most often told, those
who are rejected, wait-listed, or who do not even apply to the College
also deserve attention. As The New York Times recently reported, many
highly-qualified, low-income students do not even apply to top schools
like Bowdoin, instead opting for bigger-name institutions that may be
closer to home, or that come with a cheaper price tag. Only by looking
at the admissions process from all perspectivestaking into account the
experiences of all applicantscan we get the complete picture.
This is what the Orient intended to do last week, when a reporter
retweeted applicants reactions to Bowdoins admissions decisions, both
positive and negative. What was meant as an attempt to tell both sides of
the story came off as a cruel mockery of those who were not accepted to
the College, and reflected poor journalistic judgment.
The mistake was a result of the Orients permissive Twitter policy,
which we maintain in the interest of having a robust online presence.
The retweets certainly did not aim to disparage individuals who had been
rejected from the College, and we regret the error. However, we stand by
our original intention of covering the admissions process from different
perspectivesgoing forward, we will make better choices about how we
do so.
With the new changes to programs for admitted students, the College
is doing a better job of presenting a complete image of the student experi-
ence.
This April, the Bowdoin Experiencea weekend-long program de-
signed specifically to encourage minority students to matriculate at the
Collegewill coincide with open house events for all admitted students.
In past years, Admissions has hosted several open houses separate from
the annual Bowdoin Experience. In an editorial last April, this board
wrote that bringing prospective minority students to campus separately
from all other accepted students creates a false image of campus life, and
the revised program should provide the Class of 2017 with a more repre-
sentative idea of what life is like at Bowdoin. Some of the those who will
attend the weekends events may not end up matriculating, but they will
at least leave with a more authentic understanding of this place.
We are heartened to see that the College is taking steps to more accu-
rately portray student life to admitted students. In our print and online
reporting, we will continue to try to do the same.
To the Editor:
Its no big deal. Tat was my initial
reaction to the recent spate of racial in-
cidents at Oberlin. Of course, I loathe
bigotry in all its forms. But, I thought to
myself, the actions of one or two mali-
cious cretins at Oberlin is hardly indica-
tive of a systematic problem there, let
alone at liberal arts colleges in general.
My initial reaction was not an uncom-
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
mon one at Bowdoin. It was also deeply
mistaken. Tis is a vital opportunity to
confront the sinisterly subtle types of big-
otry that are widespread at Bowdoin.
Te average white guy at Bowdoin
lives with other white guys, and most
are comfortable letting loose chauvinist
jokes in the privacy of their dorm rooms.
When challenged, a typical response is,
Chill, bro. Whose feelings am I hurting?
I dont mean anything bad by it. In other
words: no big deal. Its okay to use the
N-word when youre singing along with
a rap song, a Bowdoin student once told
me. So, no big deal. Tats gay. Tats
retarded. Same answer: no big deal.
As Bowdoin students, were better
than no big deal. Homophobic jokes
dont suddenly become acceptable when
youre hanging out with your straight
friends. Anti-semitic slurs arent fair
game when there are no Jews around.
Oberlin is dealing with a couple iso-
lated incidents of public bigotry. Its
time Bowdoin dealt with its systematic
scourge of private, rationalized bigotry.
Sincerely,
Jesse Gildesgame 13
Carbon-neutrality plan undermines renewable energy
College must address
bigoted joke culture
Te current chem-free housing mod-
el is deeply fawed, and we should all be
glad that its changing next year, when
am liation will be determined by foor
instead of by brick.
Te College House application pro-
cess is nearing its enddecisions will
be in student mailboxes by April 8and
all the nervous chatter about pend-
ing House placements made me think
about how the Houses will adapt to the
BY DANIEL MEJIACRUZ
CONTRIBUTOR
Carbon Neutral by 2020. Te man-
tra dots the Bowdoin campus, plas-
tered on students computers and
water bottles, displayed in College
publications, and featured on the Bow-
doin website. With all the talk this year
about divestment and climate action,
some might argue that Bowdoins com-
mitment to carbon neutrality satisfes
its stated commitment to safeguard the
environment.
Unfortunately, up to 60 percent of the
carbon reductions under Bowdoins car-
bon neutrality plan do little to nothing
to combat climate change. Te carbon
neutrality plan relies heavily on pur-
chasing low-grade carbon ofsets, few of
which reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To get serious about sustainability,
Bowdoin needs to improve its invest-
ment in reducing its carbon footprint.
So what is the Colleges carbon
neutrality plan, and how did it begin?
Afer a concerted student campaign
pressuring Bowdoin to recognize the
risk of climate change, President Barry
Mills signed the American College and
University Presidents Climate Com-
mitment in 2007, pledging the College
would achieve climate neutrality.
In 2009, a working group comprised
of students, staf, energy consultants,
and trustees presented the Climate
Neutrality Implementation Plan, put-
ting the College on track to become
carbon neutral by 2020 by reducing
and ofsetting emissions.
Although setting an ambitious goal
of reaching neutrality by 2020, the plan
stipulated that roughly 60 percent of
Bowdoins emission reductions would
come from Renewable Energy Certif-
cates (RECs).
An REC is a fnancial instrument
designed to encourage renewable
energy development. Consider a
frm which builds a new renewable
energy project, like a wind farm.
A wind farm produces two distinct
products. First, it produces electricity
which is sold into a power grid. Sec-
ond, the frm can package and sell of
its green attributes, known as RECs.
Institutions, corporations and utility
companies buy these RECs to provide
an additional fnancial incentive for de-
veloping the wind farm. Teoretically,
each REC purchased reduces emissions
by providing the incentive for replac-
ing one unit of carbon-heavy electricity
with a unit of carbon-free electricity.
Whats going on here?
Bowdoin has been investing in
low-grade RECs. Voluntary RECs,
bought by private groups to create a
green image, sell at less than $1 per
megawatt hour. Tese RECs are just
too cheap to incentivize building new
renewable energy projects and reduce
carbon emissions.
But there are some high-priced
RECs which do get new renewable
projects of the ground. Compliance
RECs, which utility companies are re-
quired to purchase to reach renewable
energy quotas, can sell at close to $60
per megawatt hour. Private institutions
can also buy forward RECs to raise cap-
ital for a new renewable energy project.
Some argue that because Bowdoin
buys Green-e certifed RECs, the Col-
leges REC purchases do reduce carbon
emissions. But Auden Schendler 92, a
corporate sustainability advocate, ar-
gues that Green-e certifcation of an
REC is the, lowest possible baseline,
and that ofentimes these certifed RECs
do little to get renewable energy projects
started. As voluntary RECs sell at a frac-
tion of more efective compliance RECs,
Schendler seems to have a point.
Sixty percent of the Bowdoin Car-
bon Neutrality Plans emission reduc-
tions come from voluntary RECs,
many of which do little to reduce car-
bon emissions.
Although the College has made ad-
equate sustainability investments in
the past, it needs to improve these in-
vestments to actually become carbon
neutral. When will the College agree
to buy higher-priced voluntary RECs,
like forward RECs, which raise enough
capital to actually make new renewable
energy development possible?
When will the College start imple-
menting plans for Solar Photovoltaic
projects on our campus, referenced in
the 2009 carbon neutrality plan but
indefnitely stalled? When will Bow-
doin buy more electric cars? When
will the College join the movement
to divest its endowment from fossil
fuels? Bowdoin, its time to step it up.
New chem-free model will promote diversity as feeling
Please see CHEM-FREE, page 15
new chem-free system.
Ive come to believe that Bowdoin
is moving in the right direction with
the new plan, which was announced
this fall. Dispersing chem-free foors
throughout the frst-year bricks will lead
to an emphasis on what I call diversity
as feeling at Bowdoin.
I say diversity as feeling because di-
versity is not just a statistic. Numbers are
not an adequate measure for diversity
because the concept is as much about
feeling as it is about numbers. If I didnt
feel comfortable on campus, or felt like
an outsider in an ostensibly racially
homogenous community, I promise I
wouldnt care that 32 percent of my class
is made up of students of color. Neither
would you.
When I asked Leana Amaez, associ-
ate dean of multicultural student pro-
grams, about the changes to chem-free
living, she explained that the current
model has concentrated a lot of our di-
versity into the chem-free dorms.
Tis isnt a surprise. My foorthe
Unfortunately, many RECs do not
incentivize building new renewable
energy projects.
Mark Isaacson, vice president of
Miller Hydro Group, a Maine-based
renewable energy company that sells
RECs, told Bloomberg News Nobody
is going to make a decision to build
more renewable energy based on sell-
ing voluntary credits.
Why? Voluntary RECs, bought by
institutions, corporations and indi-
viduals, have such low prices that they
do not provide an adequate fnancial
incentive to develop a new renewable
energy project. Tese low-priced RECs
do not reduce carbon emissions by re-
placing fossil-based energy with clean,
renewable energy.
Despite a Miller Hydro Group repre-
sentative claiming that Voluntary RECs
do little to incentivize renewable ener-
gy development, as of 2009 Bowdoin
was purchasing 12,000 renewable ener-
gy credits each year from Miller Hydro
Groups Worumbo Dam project, claim-
ing these purchases ofset 7,000 tons of
equivalent carbon emissions.
When will Bowdoin buy
more electric cars? When will
the College join the movement to
divest its endowment from
fossil fuels?
THE LORAX
BEN RICHMOND
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All media require journalistic professionalism, even tweets
Tis past week, the Supreme
Court spent time reviewing a chal-
lenge to Californias Proposition 8,
which made same-sex marriage in
California illegal, and the Defense
of Marriage Act (DOMA), which
denied same-sex couples the same
federal benefts as their heterosex-
ual counterparts. In a spoof article
on Wednesday covering the justices
deliberations, Te Onion ran an in-
cisive piece of critical analysis with
the headline, Supreme Court on
Gay Marriage: Sure, who cares.
In response to Attorney Cooper,
the attorney defending Proposi-
tion 8, who said, gay marriage
could harm the moral fabric of the
country and hurt the institution of
marriage, Te Onion reported that
Associate Justice Sotomayor asked,
What are you even talking about?
while Justice Anthony Kennedy
muttered, You got to be fucking
kidding me, under his breath.
Unfortunately, because its Te
Onion reporting, actual events
didnt unfold quite like that.
Nevertheless, the article stands as
a template to which Bowdoin stu-
dents can aspire. As a society, can
we cut the shit? Really though? Is
it acceptable to even pretend to re-
spect views like Coopers?
At what point is an opinion so
stupid that it doesnt even deserve
our attention? At what point can
we drop our liberal arts vocation
to consider both sides of any issue
and just say something is incredibly
dumb? Better yet, can we just slap
a false stamp on these arguments
and move on?
PUBLIC EDITOR
JIM REIDY
Afer adding a blog, Facebook page,
Flickr account and Twitter handle
over the last few years and unveiling
its overhauled website this fall, it is
clear that the Bowdoin Orient is no
longer simply a newspaper. Recent ed-
itors-in-chief have acknowledged that
these extensions of the Orient brand
are experimental, and the policies and
guidelines for each of these platforms
have evolved over time.
With these expansions into social
media, mistakes have certainly been
made. Some, the editors have apolo-
gized for (see On the record, No-
vember 30, 2012), and some they have
not. But to me, no mistake has been
quite as troubling as the Orients deci-
sion to repost tweets from prospective
students who had been accepted, wait-
listed and rejected from Bowdoin over
Spring Break.
On March 22, the Orients Twitter
account @bowdoinorient retweeted
13 tweets by high school seniors re-
sponding to their decision letters from
the Om ce of Admissions. One of those
13 tweets was from a prospective stu-
dent who had been accepted, and it
read, Just got accepted into Bowdoin!
#woooooo #polarbear #wooooo.
Te other 12 tweets were from stu-
dents who had been either wait-listed
might not get the chance to meet them
again.
Afer freshman year, students choose
their own roommates and it can ofen
be dim cult to expand beyond an es-
tablished group of friends. Te current
frst-year housing model doesnt allow
students to truly engage with the dy-
namic backgrounds of their peers and
make the most of freshman year.
Were not exposed to what we could
be exposed tolinguistically, culturally
and just diferent perspectives on life in
general, said Alex Tomas, a frst year
in Hyde Hall.
Arguments that next years model
will achieve little or that it will harm
the dynamic of the Collegemostly
by making College House residents
bond with frst years living in a num-
ber of bricks rather than just oneare
premature. Even though it might have
its faws, the new system is a step in the
right direction.
Te thoughtfulness and inclusive-
ness of the current Bowdoin student
population is more than ready for this
change, said McMahon.
I agree, and I am confdent that the
Class of 2016 will gracefully navigate the
new College House am liation model.
Logistical challenges shouldnt stand in
the way of something that could decid-
edly improve the fabric of our campus.
Rather, these challenges will bring our
campus closer together, and might im-
prove the College House system in ways
we cannot predict.
Of those who disagree, for whatever
reason, I ask the following: when you sit
down for a meal, look around and make
note of who you sit with. When you
walk around campus, make note of who
you say hello to. And at the end of your
day think about this: if your frst-year
experience had been diferent, if you
actually had meaningful dialogue with
plenty of chem-free students, ethically
and racially diverse students and inter-
national students, would your day have
been diferent?
I promise you the answer is yesand
that your day would have been better
because of it.
lone chem-free foor in Hydeis twice
as diverse as the other three foors and
houses a large percentage of the dorms
international students.
Why is this so?
A combination of factors, said
Amaez. Tey dont fall neatly into racial
lines. International students especially
may be unfamiliar with college drinking
culture, and a lot of people just want a
quiet place when they go home.
Some have argued that the concen-
tration of Bowdoins multicultural and
ethnically diverse students in chem-free
housing makes Bowdoin superfcially
diverse but havent taken these other fac-
tors into account. Diversity at the Col-
lege is still a work in progress, but it has
come far in the past two decades.
In 2007, 46 percent of students who
identifed as black or non-Hispanic
lived in chem-free housing. Since then,
this number has dropped to an average
of 21 percent, where it has now stood for
several years.
If the Colleges diversity is still a work
in progress, we need to be working un-
der a system that amplifes our diver-
sity and allows us to engage with it as
much as possible, not one that crushes
it under stigma and banishes it to one
end of the campus.
Tese immediate social barriers
arent what Bowdoin is about, and the
new model will help erode them, said
Director of Residential Life Mary Pat
McMahon. Te College does not want
suites full of people who do not intersect
with others. We want people to live to-
gether who will cross-pollinate interests
and perspectives.
Te strength of the Bowdoin experi-
ence is that you have to live with some-
body who you dont know as a frst year.
Tats a tremendous learning experience
with somebody who is of a diferent
background, Amaez said.
Te point of all this is simple: if you
dont get to know a variety of people
during your frst year at Bowdoin, you
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HYPOCRITICAL
HIPPOPOTAMI
ERIC EDELMAN
Against the Defense of Marriage Acts illogic
or rejected by the College. Here are a
sampling of the tweets retweeted by
the Orient, which provide a sense of
the nature of the students responses:
Rejections a bitch, Oh well. Its
probably for the best that Im not go-
ing to Bowdoin. What a way to end
the day
Just got my frst denial Bow-
doin College. Wooooo!! I really didnt
want to go to Maine :)
No thats fne bowdoinI didnt
want to go there anyways
Got waitlisted at Bowdoin.
so bummed
In evaluating whether the Orient
should have retweeted those com-
ments, there are a variety of things
to consider. Te frst is whether the
Orient had the right to publish the
tweets at all.
In that regard, there is little ques-
tion that the Orient had the right
to retweet them. The tweets were
opinions expressed on public ac-
counts, and the Orient committed
no breach of journalistic integrity
in retweeting them.
Over the last few days, this has
been the most frequent argument in
defense of the decision by people I
have spoken with. Multiple students
have said something along the lines of,
Te Orient did nothing wrong. Tese
students, who all have public twitter
accounts, made the decision to tweet
those comments, so the Orient is well
within its right to republish them.
Again, I agree that the Orient had
the right to retweet the comments,
but I think it is important to hold the
Orient to a much higher standard of
discretion. Rather than asking if the
Orient did anything wrong, we should
be asking if it did anything right. A
secondand I think much more im-
portantquestion to ask is why the
Orient thought it was important for its
readership to see these tweets. What
value did they add?
was from an accepted student, and
the vast majority of the tweetspar-
ticularly some of the more explicit
onesseemed to be chosen more for
their humor and shock value than for
their ability to add to our understand-
ing of the admission process. Afer all,
do readers really need to be told that
acceptance is great and rejection feels
terrible?
Tis leads into a third and fnal is-
sue that I think it is important to ad-
dressthe role of compassion in the
Orients coverage. While some may
balk at the concept of allowing com-
passion and empathy to get in the way
of journalism, I think it is a fair thing
to consider for the campus newspaper
at a small college.
As the editors themselves wrote in
the November 20, 2012 editorial, As a
student-run newspaper, we empathize
with and understand the concerns
of our peers who request that their
names not be attached to sensitive sto-
ries or to those that may cause a loss of
livelihood afer graduation.
Especially for a small-college
newspaper, there is a way to strike a
balance between journalistic integ-
rity and compassion. While a few of
those retweets may have broadened
students perspectives about the ad-
mission process in some minor way,
the cruelty to those prospective stu-
dents and the pain that it may have
caused them seems to outweigh
such a small beneft. Afer all, each
of the students who tweeted their
disappointment about not receiv-
ing acceptance letters got a second
message as well: Retweeted by the
Bowdoin Orient.
In fact, one of the students later
tweeted, Tat horrible moment when
Bowdoin re-tweeted me. #ihatemylife.
To give credit where credit is due,
the Orient reporter who retweeted the
responses replied very thoughtfully to
the student. He identifed himself as a
student reporter rather than a Bow-
doin om cial and promised that the
Orient did not mean to cause any em-
barrassment by its retweet. Neverthe-
less, these tweets did little to enhance
the knowledge or perspective of the
Orients readership and should have
never been re-published on the Ori-
ents feed in the frst place.
Ultimately, this is the type of is-
sue where the Orients editors can
hide behind the fact that they have
the right to publish such material.
However, the decision to republish
those students tweets was classless at
best and cruel at worst, and I think
it is fair for the Orients readership to
demand higher standards from their
campus news source.
While expanding into diferent
types of social media necessitates dif-
ferent policies, the Orient must be
very careful to maintain the profes-
sionalism that has come to be expect-
ed of its print version. Adding insult
to injury by retweeting those students
disappointed reactions failed to live
up to that standard.
I understand that theres an over-
whelming degree of legal compli-
cation surrounding these issues. I
understand that the Constitutions
legal precedents should be followed
because waving magic wands with-
out deliberation to abolish laws
rarely works out.
I also understand, however, that
deference to the complications
of the legal system have provided
cover for hatred and prejudice and
can mask our discomfort with is-
sues we dont want to address. Do
we know how much time we spent
arguing what fraction to value hu-
man life at?
restrict their civil liberties to reflect
my moral belief.
As liberal arts students, we
should see that argument for the
fear of the otherness it represents.
Or more bluntly, irrational hatred
and homophobia. When people fear
what they cant relate to, they make
laws to protect themselves. Before
people were creating laws to stop
same-sex couples from marrying,
they were writing laws to stop black
and white people from marrying
one another.
When we werent focused on reg-
ulating peoples love lives, we were
really focused as a country on pre-
venting those barbaric Irish people
from immigrating to America. And
dont forget those times we were
worried about all those sneaky
Catholics and their papist conspira-
cies ruining our country.
Tese blatant forms of prejudice
and discrimination look really idi-
otic in retrospect. Tank goodness
for that.
And while were here, have the
people defending the institution of
marriage and family values looked
at our country lately? Are straight
people doing a good job of protect-
ing those principles?
Im sure Im oversimplifying. But
I dont think by much. Te world is
really complicated. Tere are a lot
of issues that deserve our attention
and careful thought as Bowdoin
students and as a society. Tis is not
one of them.
As Te Onion so eloquently put
it, so, unless we are the most un-
civilized society on the face of Gods
green earth, I think we can all agree
that a gay person is in fact a person.
So what Im saying is, who are we to
tell a person who he or she can get
married to? Tis is dumb. Can we
talk about a real case now, please?
Hear, hear.
So I guess what I dont understand
is, if our country believes in equal-
ity, how can we not be outraged by
opinions that exclude gay people
from the mix? Creating separate
laws for people based on their sex-
ual orientation stems from the same
philosophy of creating separate laws
for people based on the color of
their skin. Period. All of these con-
cerns about keeping the church and
state separate went out the window
when the government decided to re-
ward straight couples with legal and
fnancial benefts for engaging in a
religious custom. Tats government
intervention in a religious matter.
When you strip away the legal
arguments against same-sex mar-
riage, the remaining argument for
prohibiting same-sex marriage
looks like this: I think its wrong
for two people of the same sex to
love each other. I want the law to
At what point is an
opinion so stupid that
it doesnt even deserve
our attention?
While some may balk at the
concept of allowing compassion
and empathy to get in the way
of journalism, I think it is a fair
thing to consider for the campus
newspaper at a small college.
One response might be that the
immediate reactions of the people af-
fected by the Colleges decision letters
are relevant to the Bowdoin commu-
nity. Since the Orient is rarely able to
interview the afected parties in this
particular case, students and alumni
of the College rarely see such responses.
In addition, the Colleges om cial Twit-
ter account @bowdoincollege was
retweeting the tweets of accepted stu-
dents, so perhaps the Orient believed
that its audience would beneft from a
broader perspective.
If that was the intent, it was execut-
ed poorly. Only one of the 13 tweets
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TUESDAY
OFFICE HOURS
Student O ce Hours with President Mills
Presidents Dining Room, Thorne. Noon.
PANEL
Reaching Day Zero
President Barry Mills will moderate an interdisciplinary
panel discussion about sustainable living at Bowdoin.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.
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SATURDAY
THEATER
Larchmere String Quartet
The group, which includes violinist Tim Kantor 07, will
perform an array of Beethovens music.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCE
Improvabilities
The student improv troupe will put on a themed
performance about Spring Break.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 8 p.m.
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MONDAY
DEADLINE
E-Board Applications Due
Online Submission. 5 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL WEEK
Cultural Games and Crafts
The International Club will provide cultural crafts, games and
activities in celebration of dierent world cultures.
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union. 7 p.m.
1
MONDAY
2
TUESDAY
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FRIDAY
LECTURE
A Growing Revolution to Save Food
Author Janisse Ray will discuss her latest book about the
increasing trend of local farming and the importance of
protecting the diversity of seed varieties.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 12:30 p.m.
UNCOMMON HOUR
To Be at Home in All Lands?
Henry Laurence, associate professor of government and
Asian studies, will discuss how national identity is
aected by social media and globalization.
Main Lounge, Moulton Union. 12:30 p.m.
WORKSHOP
The Bubble Will Bur$t: Money 101
Career Planning Advisors Sherry Mason and Sarah Paul
will lead a discussion about personal nance
management after college.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 2 p.m.
FUNDRAISER
Thrift Shop
A clothing swap will take place at Ladd to benet the
Midcoast Main Hunger Prevention Program. Bring $3 or
old clothing to participate.
Ladd House. 4:30 p.m.
EVENT
Secret Lives of Seniors
A select group of seniors will share their hidden talents
with fellow classmates. Wine and cheese will be served.
Hubbard Hall. 7 p.m.
EVENT
Laser Tag
Bowdoin Student Activities will sponsor the evening
game, which is open to students of all years.
Morrell Gym. 8 p.m.
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SUNDAY
HOLIDAY
Easter Sunday
RELIGIOUS SERVICE
Protestant Chapel Service
The Chapel. 7 p.m.
6 7 8 9 10 11
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WEDNESDAY

SYMPOSIUM
Bowdoin and the Civil War at 150
The College will commemorate the sesquicentennial
anniversary of the conict.
Room 315, Searles Science Building. 4:30 p.m.

LECTURE
True and Fake in Chinas Model Bohemia
Dr. Winnie Wong will explore Chinese culture and its
representation in American media.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.
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THURSDAY
EXHIBITION
Sense of Scale, Measure of Color
The opening day of the exhibition will celebrate the
interdiscplinary work intended to unite the perspectives of art
and science. The show runs until June 2, 2013.
Focus Gallery, Museum of Art. 10 a.m.
EXHIBITION
Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculptures
The talk will highlight the renowned Scandanavian artist
whose work about landscapes and geology will be on display
in the Museum of Art.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 4:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL WEEK
International Trivia Night
Students will compete to display their knowledge of
geography, culture and history.
Jack Magees Pub. 10 p.m.
5
KATE FEATHERSTON, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
SPRING FORWARD: Sunny skies, warmer weather, and a snowless Quad welcomed students back from break.
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CORN BEEF & CABBAGE, PASTA
SEAFOOD ALFREDO, LINGUINE
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CHICKEN TENDERS, CHEESE RAVIOLI
CHICKEN TENDERS, PESTO PENNE
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48
36
STUFFED CHEESEBURGERS, PENNE
LASAGNA, CHICKEN PARMESAN
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49
27
MEATBALLSUBS, BBQCHICKENSUB
GENERAL TAOS CHICKEN, PASTA
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PESTO CHICKEN PIZZA, PORK LOIN
CHICKEN PICCATA, ROAST LAMB
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MAC & CHEESE, BEEF CHILI
MAC & CHEESE, PESTO PIZZA
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SUSHI ROLLS, TANDOORI CHICKEN
MARGHERITA PIZZA, TORTELLINI
COMMON HOUR
Gerald Chertavian
87: Year Up
Masque and
Gown One-Acts
Festival
PERFORMANCE
Compass Points,
Art, Science
and the Arctic
LECTURE
Stories from
Around the
World
DISCUSSION
College House
Placements
Released
ANNOUNCEMENT