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Local 9th Graders Visit Bowdoin to Get Inspired By College

The aim of Aspirations in Maine Day is to inspire high school students from nearby towns to go to college.

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Students Analyze Alternative Spring Break Trips

Student participants of Alternative Spring Break trips gathered recently with faculty, peers and representatives from local agencies to explore opportunities for continued engagement in the social issues they investigated during their March break.

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Reflections from Tom Read ' 15 - ASB Leader and Teaching Minor

Tom Read '15 was fortunate enough to co-lead an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Washington, D.C. that focused on learning more about urban education. The trip proved to be an incredible opportunity to develop many of the skills he learned in the course of completing the Teaching minor at Bowdoin.

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Alumni and Current Students Connect

Bowdoin alumni remain connected to the College in a variety of ways. This semester, Ian Yaffe '09 and Peter Hill '02 are working with current students Christine Rheem '15 and Dominique Wein '15, respectively, to collaborate on community-engaged projects supporting the students' academic and professional growth.

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Russwurm Lecture and Book Discussion with Craig Steven Wilder March 31-April 1

Craig Steven Wilder, professor of history at MIT and a leading historian of race in America, will deliver the annual John Brown Russwurm Lecture at 6:30 p.m., March 31, 2015, in Main Lounge, Moulton Union. A book discussion follows April 1 at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

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New McKeen Fellowship Fuses Community Engagement and Academics

The Denning Summer Fellowship is unique in that it intentionally links advanced-level students’ summertime internships with their academics.

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Education Reformer George Khaldun ’73 Gives Career Talk

George Khaldun ’73 has forged a career educating and supporting children, and by so doing, has helped strengthen an entire community. He recently spoke to students at the McKeen Center.

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Alternative Break Students Study Poverty and Policy

The intertwining of policy with social issues was deliberate. "We wanted to give students the big picture, an overview of the policies that affect issues on the ground," Garcia explained.

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Congress Passes Wild and Scenic Legislation

Shana Stewart Deeds, Lab Instructor in Biology, worked to achieve Wild and Scenic River designation for two Vermont rivers - thereby qualifying them for federal funds for conservation and management in order to protect the outstanding value of the rivers.

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Bowdoin Art Activists Brighten Local Rec Center

The student club, which is made up of about 10 active members, has just completed its first big project of the year.

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Working for Health Care Access, Education and Justice

Three Bowdoin alumni joined together to show students a multitude of ways to become involved in the dynamic and ever-growing health care sector. Don Blanchon ’86, Lisa McElaney ’77, and Zander Abbott ’08 emphasized that varied skill sets, motivated minds, creativity, and passion are crucial attributes of those leading the health care effort in today's environment.

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467 Volunteers Take Part in Common Good Day

In an enduring and popular 15-year-old tradition, 432 students and 35 staff, faculty, alumni and family members fanned out across the region last Saturday to accomplish good deeds.

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Student Travelers Reflect on Global Service

This summer, seven Bowdoin students received Global Citizens Grant travel funds to work with grassroots organizations in communities around the world. In their own words, the students reflect on their international experiences.

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Be A Part of Common Good Day

Join 500 fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about our local community and contribute to the efforts of dozens of partner organizations throughout the Midcoast region. This year's projects include outdoor cleanup, painting, office support, recreating with seniors and kids, and much more.

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Students Extend a Hand to Refugees

This summer, several students took advantage of Bowdoin grants to pursue professional experiences with organizations that work closely with refugees and immigrants, both in Maine and around the country.

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Three Students Tackle Public Health In Maine, Cambodia, and Kenya

Each summer, a plethora of grants and fellowships ensures that Bowdoin students have an opportunity to pursue what they are passionate about. Ben Pallant ’16, Aviva Mattingly ’15 and Jordan Lantz ’15 tapped three of these grants to dedicate their summers to addressing public health issues in Cambodia, Kenya and Maine, respectively.

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Community Matters Fellows Tackle Social, Environmental Issues

Twenty-two students had 2014 Community Matters in Maine Fellowships this summer to work on a range of social and environmental issues in the state. They recently gathered to present on their internship experiences.

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Bowdoin Environmental Fellows Work for a Healthier Maine

This summer, 11 Bowdoin students with environmental fellowships are working in Maine and contributing, in a range of ways, to protecting our natural resources.

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Townies: Students Work for Brunswick, Topsham

Libby Szuflita ’15 and Violet Ranson ’16 are mapping parts of Topsham and Brunswick this summer to help local administrators make land-use decisions that improve town life and reconcile the sometimes conflicting needs of residents, businesses and wildlife.

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Collecting Oral Histories from Maine Fishermen

Sitting on a trove of oral histories from fishermen, a Brunswick-based association this summer hired Audrey Phillips ’16 to put together videos based on these recordings.

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Mentoring Middle School Girls Teaches Lessons All Around

FFLY, short for Fostering Female Leadership in Youth, is a student mentoring organization created and developed entirely by Bowdoin college students.

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Annual McKeen Symposium Celebrates Community

At the McKeen Center's annual symposium, held last week in Morrell Lounge, students presented projects they had worked on over the past year that linked the College with the community.

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Making Global Connections Local

Through the McKeen Center, Bowdoin students have found a number of ways of bursting out of the bubble and connecting with residents in the surrounding communities.

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Students, Staff, Faculty Honored for Commitment to Common Good

The McKeen Center has recognized the work of 11 people who are striving to end hunger, to bring art to the community, to help refugees and immigrants set up new lives in Maine, and to help preserve historic buildings.

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The McKeen Center's Local Impact

At a recent town council meeting in Brunswick, McKeen Center Director Sarah Seames and Bowdoin junior Courtney Chuang described some of the many ways in which Bowdoin's community gives back to the local community.

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A Campus Discussion on the Cars of Tomorrow

Last week, junior Courtney Payne invited a panel of experts to campus to weigh in on the future of cars. This future, they all agreed, would have to be one in which not just oil but other types of fuels were available on the market.

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Back at Home, Students Reflect on Alternative Spring Breaks

The 72 students who participated in the McKeen Center’s Alternative Spring Break program gathered for a special dinner at Daggett Lounge recently to reflect on their week of service.

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Creating in Community

During the fall of 2013, students in Mark Wethli’s community-based Public Art course (Visual Arts 3804) turned their artistic vision toward the Brunswick and Bowdoin communities.

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Watch the Online Book Talk with Author Anne Fadiman

In case you missed the live chat with author Anne Fadiman on April 1, you can still watch the recorded online book discussion of her book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.

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