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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, April 12, 2019 Volume 148, Number 21 bowdoinorient.com

Janet Lohmann to become Dean of Student Affairs in July


rent Dean of Student Affairs Tim and great insight to the key is- she’s quite modest and humble, assistant professor of sociology, back, but come back with sort of
by Emily Staten Foster when he steps down at the sues affecting students and to which I think in many ways assistant dean of student affairs a new voice about how I do this
Orient Staff
end of the academic year Rose changing our college for the personifies what I love about our and dean of first-year students. work,” said Lohmann.
In an email to the Bowdoin noted that the College conduct- better over a number of years— student body,” said Foster. “She’ll She left the College in 2016 to Lohmann says she is especial-
community on Monday morn- ed a national search to replace makes her the ideal choice for bring a different vision, a differ- become dean of students at Ken- ly excited to have the opportuni-
ing, President Clayton Rose Foster, ultimately interviewing this critical position,” Rose wrote ent leadership style, a different yon College, then returned one ty to work more proactively on
announced that current Dean four finalists. in his email. approach, a different focus to year later to become the dean improving student life.
of Students Janet Lohmann will “The arc of Janet’s career—in Foster anticipated that the work than I have, and I think of students at Bowdoin, then a “A lot of what I'm doing is
serve as Bowdoin’s new Dean of student affairs, as a member of Lohmann would bring a new that’ll be great for the College.” newly created position. working with students when
Student Affairs, effective July 1, the faculty and as a leader who perspective to the position. At Bowdoin, Lohmann pre- “I love Bowdoin and I love
2019. Lohmann will replace cur- has brought passion, judgment “She’s a remarkable person— viously worked as a visiting Maine, and it excited me to come Please see LOHMANN, page 3

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

LET’S ROCK ’N ROLL: The annual Battle of the


Bands was held in Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill on
Saturday. Seven student acts performed, with judg-
es watching from the balcony above while students
gathered below. The band Tusk came in first place,
although each of the top three acts will have the
chance to open for concerts during Ivies Weekend.
(LEFT) Students watch as Tusk performs. (ABOVE)
Martha Boben ’19 (left) and Lily Johnston ’20, both
members of Earl’s Girls, perform a number.

Countdown to BSG How does Bowdoin spend its money?


elections: unopposed Payroll makes up 65 percent of the College’s expenditures for the fiscal year 2018-2019
candidates dominate by Rohini Kurup, Diego Lasarte and Jessica Piper
Orient Staff
lion for the 2018-2019 academic
year. Bowdoin pays its faculty
functional categories.
Facilities Management and Se-
more than the average four-year curity, which includes housekeep-
by Aura Carlson candidates, serves as a good way of In recent months there has been a pattern of stories in the Orient private college. According to data ers, groundskeepers and security
Orient Staff seeing how ranked-choice voting exploring the complexities and limitations of Bowdoin’s endowment published by the Chronicle of officers, has 18 administrative staff
plays out on Bowdoin’s campus. and operating budget. To add context to the series of articles and op- Higher Education, assistant pro- and 144 support staff—the most
On Wednesday, students filled In their opening statements, eds, the Orient has decided to break down the numbers behind the fessors at Bowdoin, on average, employees of any functional cate-
the chairs of Jack Magee’s Pub and all three presidential candidates money that makes Bowdoin run. made $82,499 for the 2017-2018 gory. Payroll for these employees
Grill to watch the annual Bowdoin referenced the various experiences This is Part 2 of a two-part series examining Bowdoin’s budget. academic year, compared to an in- totals $10.4 million for the 2018-
Student Government (BSG) elec- and leadership positions they have Part 1 examined the College’s sources of revenue. This week, we look dustry average of $75,529. Bowdo- 2019 academic year.
tion debates. Moderated by the held that make them qualified for at its spending. in’s average salaries for all profes- The category with the sec-
Orient’s editors-in-chief Calder the presidency. Yet despite their sor ranks (assistant, associate and ond-most employees is Auxiliary
McHugh ’19 and Jessica Piper ’19, differing platforms, making stu- Bowdoin has 1,828 students, the operating budget goes toward full) exceeded those of any other Enterprises, which includes Dining
the debates gave students the op- dents feel comfortable bringing 95 buildings, 376 administrators, salaries and benefits for the Col- college in Maine. staff and store employees. There
portunity to get to know the can- their ideas to BSG emerged as a 373 support staff, more than 200 lege’s roughly 940 full-time equiv- Not all faculty are compensated are 20 administrative staff and 115
didates for next year’s BSG execu- clear goal. faculty, 24 academic departments, alent (FTE) employees. Salaries equally. Faculty salaries, like others support staff under this category,
tive team and hear their proposed Nate DeMoranville ’20 has heldeight academic programs, two din- total $80 million each year, while at the College, are based on market and total payroll is $9.1 million.
platforms. multiple positions on BSG. Previ- ing halls and one taxidermied polar health and retirement benefits wages, so professors in high-de- The remaining nine categories
This year’s voting process will bear. Maintaining the College as we
ously, he has been a class represen- come to roughly $28 million. mand fields such as computer all have more administrative staff
differ from previous years in one know it costs money—about $168
tative and a class president, and he The $80 million in total salaries science might be paid more than than support staff. The category
key way: Dylan Hayton-Ruffner million for this academic year. Data
is currently the chair of Facilities is divided among about 200 facul- their colleagues in less marketable President, Finance, and Admin-
’20 created a new software to facili- and Sustainability He also chairedfrom the Office of the Treasurer ty members, 368 administrators disciplines such as history. Bow- istration, which includes the
tate ranked-choice voting through the dining advisory committee explain how this money is spent and 372 members of support staff. doin increases faculty payroll each President’s Office, the Treasurer’s
Blink. Current Vice President for and played an influential role in across campus and beyond. Faculty and administrators are year based on average raises over Office, the Controller's Office and
Student Government Affairs Am- bringing picnic tables to the patio Payroll salaried employees, while support the past three years at comparable Human Resources, has 31 admin-
ber Rock ’19 said that this election, Most of Bowdoin’s money is staff are paid hourly. colleges.
which features three presidential Please see ELECT, page 4 spent on people—65 percent of Faculty payroll was $27.6 mil- Staff payroll is divided into 11 Please see SPENDING, page 4

Read the stories of current students, who explain how they made the decision to come to Bowdoin. SEE PAGE 6.

N LOOMING LOTTERY F WORKING WOMEN A TOO MUCH LIGHT S #POLAR2ONE O MAINE AND THE WORLD
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors Bowdoin’s first female professors didn’t Masque & Gown’s spring production New football coach B. J. Hammer revitalizes Lowell Ruck ’21 on why the Pine Tree State
brace for the housing lottery. Page 3. have it easy. Page 5. upends theatre as we know it. Page 8. the team’s social media presence. Page 11. isn’t so easy to classify. Page 14.
2 Friday, April 12, 2019

2 PAGE TWO
SECURITY REPORT 4/5 to 4/10
Friday, April 5 Sunday, April 7
STUDENT SPEAK:
• A student reported the theft of boots and shoes • A security officer responded to a loud noise (PROSPECTIVE STUDENT EDITION)
from the second floor hallway at Ladd House. The complaint at Harpswell Apartments at 3:00 a.m. to
boots are Doc Martens brand, maroon, size 7; the
shoes are Uggs brand, light brown, size 7.
find a student, with his apartment door wide open,
blasting music. The officer informed the student First impressions of Bowdoin students?
• A report of a suspicious man inside Smith Union that the party was over.
turned out to be a • The door mecha-
dining employee. nism on the Baxter
• An unlocked House exterior base- Ryan Kovarovics ’23 (tbd)
silver Ironhorse ment door was van-
mountain bike
with thin wheels
dalized.
• Wall damage was “Beary involved.”
was stolen from reported in the Ladd
the bike racks basement after a
outside the Haw- registered event.
thorne-Long- • A three-year-old
fellow Library. child (or one of Nicolas Bell ’23 (tbd)
Special safety ad- his older brothers)
visory to the thief:
the front brakes
pulled a fire alarm
inside the Visual “Very nice, mediocre at trivia
don’t work. Arts Center during
• An investigation
was initiated re-
an event at Kresge
Auditorium, causing
and less preppy than expected.”
garding a suspi- SHONA ORTIZ a building evacua-
cious individual tion.
making frequent • A student playing
annoying phone calls to College offices. loud music on the seventh floor of Coles Tower Aoguzi Muhameiti ’23 (tbd)
• A security officer checked on a student’s wellbe- generated noise complaints.
ing, at the request of the health center.
Monday, April 8 “Humbly intellectual.”
Saturday, April 6 • A student reported accidentally damaging a door
• An officer checked on the wellbeing of an intoxi- at the Searles Science Building.
cated student at Quinby House.
• An unlocked black Trek Dual Sport 2 bicycle was Tuesday, April 9
stolen from the bike racks at Coleman Hall. The • A student at Mayflower Apartments with a lac-
bike has an Ace Wheel Works sticker on the frame. erated finger was given an escort to the Mid Coast Ana Gunter ’23 (tbd)
• A noise complaint was received about students Walk-In Clinic.
banging on walls and ceilings at a registered event
at Brunswick Apartment O. The bangers agreed to Wednesday, April 10 “Quirky.”
stop being pests. • Students living on Belmont Street reported a sus-
• Loud music was reported on the third floor of picious vehicle with two suspicious looking men.
Chamberlain Hall. Investigation determined that there was nothing to
be concerned about.
COMPILED BY THE OFFICE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY
COMPILED BY KATE LUSIGNAN

Word-Up!
CREATED BY AUGUST RICE

Across 57. Spanish party island


*58. Object that was photo-
1. Bits of paint graphed for the first time this
5. Skill or talent week, or a clue to what’s miss-
11. Short preposition ing from the other starred clues
13. A major part? 62. V doubled to Caesar
15. __ cetera 63. Steal
16. Is in the process of 65. Division in a textbook
*18. Children’s nursery song? 66. “Yolo Swag God,” according
20. Popular copier to Urban Dictionary (Abbr.)
21. Email summary abbr. 67. Topic in Vogue
22. Tate Modern offering 68. Popular congresswoman of
24. Tofu base New York’s 14th district
25. Toronto airport code
26. Fatigued
29. TOEFL prep course
*30. Social activist phrase?
Down
33. Not an asset, or a Lorde 1. Owed money
song 2. Lab report element
35. Drain cleaning solution 3. “Blowin’ in the Wind” sing-
36. Dosage words er-songwriter
38. Bedside fixture 4. Cinemax competitor
40. Type of card 6. 2007 animated film that
12. Attractive or cunning cept 46. Morsel of information
42. Fa follower gained a lot of internet popu-
14. Spanish, to “be” 30. Falsity 47. Williams of Paramore
*43. Bubonic plague? larity in 2015
17. Letters on the 7 of rotary 31. Goaded 49. New Hampshire’s second
48. Hangout for grapes 7. Suffix for “Israel”
phones 32. Email back largest city
50. “+” or “-” particles 8. International Baccalaureate
19. Violet’s relative 34. Diving hazard 54. Chow
51. River inlet (Abbr.)
23. With com, a movie genre 37. Married woman no more 56. Tennis match do-over
52. Office of New Animal Drug 9. Type of evidence needed
26. Joker, in some games 39. Keep it coming! 59. Audio Visual Lighting
Evaluation (Abbr.) when writing an English essay
27. Working no longer, abbr. 41. Belarus capital (Abbr.)
53. Popular recent type of oil 10. “Month” in Chinese
28. Text talk for “We’ll chat at 44. English philosopher’s pas- 60. Lennon’s wife
54. Swirl down the drain 11. “Lawrence of Arabia” actor
another time” times I ignored? 61. Driving req.
55. Type of feed Peter
29. Microeconomics 101 con- 45. It can be happy 64. Coll. forerunner
Friday, April 12, 2019 NEWS 3

As the housing lottery approaches, all eyes are on Park Row


ergy efficiency designation that dents must not rely solely on their
by Benjamin Mason means a structure requires very first-choice housing option.
Orient Staff
little energy for cooling or heating. “Always have backup plans in
As the semester winds down, Harpswell Apartments, which are place so that you don't feel devas-
students must begin preparing being rebuilt and will not be occu- tated when you don't get the only
for the housing lottery, which be- pied next semester, will also aim to place you wanted to live next year,”
gins on Tuesday, April 16. achieve this status. she said. “Some people get their
Like previous years, there are The introduction of Park Row first choice, but not everyone.”
four separate lotteries within the has also lessened student density She said it is also important to
overall housing lottery process, in other housing options. In Stowe be honest with people regarding
each with its own application and Inn, the one-bedroom triple apart- whether or not you want to live
deadline. However, new develop- ments will be double apartments, with them.
ments could change the way the and the two quint apartments will “It's a stressful time of year for
lottery unfolds this year, most sig- now be quads. a lot of people … and we can all
nificantly the fact that Park Row Rendall foresees that Park Row spare a little kindness,” she said.
apartments will be available for could have a ripple effect, opening The deadline to enter four-
occupancy in the fall. up more spaces in Coles Tower , five-, six- and eight-person
“My expectation is that it will for juniors. In addition, during groups is Monday at 12 p.m.,
be only seniors [who get] to live the lottery for off-campus hous- and the lottery will take place
there,” said Lisa Rendall, director ing, which already took place, the on Tuesday. The deadline to en-
of residential and housing opera- College hit its 150-person cap, so ter the substance-free lottery is
tions. “It seems to be very popular.” students seeking to live on campus Wednesday at 12 p.m., and the
The apartments, which have will have a little less competition. CAROLINE FLAHARTY, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT lottery will take place Thursday.
been under construction all year, Ladd will, again, be a se- CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES: The four buildings that will make up the Park Row apartment complex are begin- The deadline to enter one- and
have all single bedrooms with a nior-only College House. Fol- ning to take shape. Offering single bedrooms within suites, full beds, study rooms and kitchens, Park Row Apartments three-person groups is Friday,
full-sized bed for each resident. lowing the four- and six-person are expected to go early in the housing lottery and will likely only be inhabited by seniors in the fall. April 19 at 5 p.m., and the lot-
Each apartment also has a full lotteries, rising seniors will still be tery will take place on Monday,
kitchen, living room and study able to opt to live in Ladd if they Rendall. “We're doing this for se- group of four to try to get one of the mores will be living in College April 22. Finally, the deadline to
room. have already indicated a potential niors that want to live in Park Row Park Row four-person apartments, Houses next year, there are plenty enter two-person groups or the
Park Row will achieve passive desire to do so. as their first choice but Ladd as and if they're not able to select it, of current first years whose hous- available rooms lottery is Tues-
house certification, becoming the “The thing that's different this their second choice.” then the night of the lottery they ing situations are still up in the air. day, April 23 at 5 p.m., and the
College’s first residential building year is that students can submit “A group of four could all submit could select Ladd,” she continued. Rendall believes that in order lottery will take place Wednes-
to do so. Passive house is an en- a pre-approval application,” said a pre-approval app to Ladd, go as a While many rising sopho- to be successful in the lottery, stu- day, April 24.

LOHMANN
Keep the legacy, but change it, too; guest CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

they're feeling vulnerable, when

Sophia Nelson explains her conservatism they're feeling like they're hit-
ting up against a bump,” said
Lohmann of her current posi-
tion as dean of students. “But
“Now there have been moments the campus to hear.” did not share her views. the Division of Student Affairs
by Nina McKay of utter despair, disbelief—being Rayne Elder ’21, the third “It was predominantly more encompasses not only that slice,
Orient Staff a woman of color in the Republi- student organizer of the event, leftist questions, which I thought but really, the Department of
“Whenever you break the can Party for the last 25 years has explained that she had become was great,” Navarro said. “That Athletics, Career Planning,
mold and you do something not been easy, and if you google, involved in the planning process was the whole point of bring- Student Activities, the Outing
different or you stand for some- I’ve been very open about it. It after an initial meeting with Na- ing her—for people to have the Club, the McKeen Center. So
thing, you’re going to get push- gets me in trouble sometimes, but varro and Wu. opportunity to ask questions or I'm really excited about how I
COURTESY OF SCOTT HOOD
back. You’re going to get people I so don’t care. Because that’s the “I did find it fascinating that she make them think in a way that can be a little bit more proactive
who want to shun you and shut way you make change.” is a Republican, especially because wouldn’t happen if they didn’t in thinking about the student MOVING UP: A first-generation
you out,” said Sophia Nelson Laird and Nelson also dis- she came from a mostly Demo- step in the room.” experience.” college student and former Bowdoin
during a moderated discussion cussed healthcare, white privi- cratic family,” Elder said. “It’s just Elder agreed, emphasizing stu- One of the ways she hopes faculty member, Lohmann will bring
with Assistant Professor of Gov- lege, reparations and the Trump that you don’t see a lot of black dents’ willingness to engage. to do so is by strengthening the a new perspective to the office.
ernment Chryl Laird in Kresge administration’s lack of racial Republicans. I kind of wanted that “Personally I’m not Republi- connections between the Office that, while I partner with them,
Auditorium on Tuesday evening. diversity. to be shown more in the sense can, I’m not Democrat, I’m inde- of Student Affairs and what hap- I haven't necessarily supervised
“That’s America, though.” “I don’t want white people to that we don’t have to fit into one pendent, but I really enjoy how pens in the classroom. those offices,” said Lohmann.
Nelson—an author and po- apologize and be sorry for some- ideology.” the questions were respectful “I'm eager to think through “My job [in the beginning] is to
litical strategist—and Laird thing that happened 300 years Elder reached out to Laird and there was no bias coming in how we might deepen those kind of be on a listening tour and
discussed politics, race, identity before they were born. That gets about serving as a moderator for towards her just because she was partnerships between Student really care what the offices have to
and patriotism in front of an us nowhere,” said Nelson. “Rep- Nelson’s visit. After taking a first- a Republican,” she said. Affairs and Academic Affairs,” say about what they want to do.”
audience of students, professors arations have to be about getting year seminar with Laird called Marcus Williams ’21, who at- said Lohmann. “I think I have Lohmann also emphasized
and community members. Be- equality of opportunity, equality Women of Color in Politics, Elder tended the talk, appreciated Nel- a pretty good connection with the importance of student feed-
fore engaging in conversation of access, equality of education … thought Laird’s specialization in son’s openness about her opinions faculty, and I'm eager to partner back in her work.
with Laird, Nelson addressed the the things that … we were margin- politics and intersectionality made and experiences. with faculty around certain ini- “By all means, the reason we
audience on her political views, alized out of, stripped from. You her a good fit for the event. Elder “I definitely, definitely do ap- tiatives [about] how we might do this work is for students, so I
stressing that they are rooted in gotta begin to give access to those also reached out to the Student preciate the fact that she was so deepen this connection.” am not going to lose sight of the
the history of the establishment things in a way that lifts people Center for Multicultural Life and willing to just come out about As Lohmann looks to take fact that I need students to be a
of the United States. up so that they can contribute, so the Women of Color Coalition to her viewpoints and didn’t feel as on the many responsibilities as- part of this process and that we
“A lot of people find it strange that they can have a good life—the sponsor the event. if she had to hide,” Williams said. sociated with the position, she need to factor in what students
that a black woman would write American dream.” “I really wanted to get a lot of “I would definitely look forward anticipates spending more time are looking for in this work,” said
a book about the founding fa- Nelson’s visit was co-spon- women of color in this event,” she to future engagement with these listening to the input of other Lohmann.
thers and about the founding of sored by the Bowdoin College said. types of things and having more offices under the umbrella of Lohmann is currently in dis-
this country, and say that there Republicans, Bowdoin Public In addition to the speech, Nel- conversations.” Student Affairs. cussion with Rose regarding her
is something good that we ought Service Initiative, the Lindsey son’s visit included a talk at the Ca- Both Navarro and Elder viewed “[There are] … lots of places replacement. As of now, there is
to reclaim from that,” she said. Fund for Guest Lecturers, the reer Planning Center on Tuesday Nelson’s visit as part of a larger in the Division of Student Affairs no timeline for an announcement.
“The greatest story of America, Office of the Dean of Student Af- afternoon that focused on how project of increasing opportunities
however … is that we perfect fairs, the SWAG Center, Student women can go about building a for public debate at the College.
this union. That it goes on. And Activities, the Student Center for career when they have multiple More importantly, Navarro and
we correct those things that were
wrong, hopefully, and we make
Multicultural Life and the Wom-
en of Color Coalition. It was a
interests. She started a career as a
lawyer, transitioned to freelance
Elder also appreciated Nelson’s
approach to patriotism. Leaning toward Bates?
those right.” cross-campus, collaborative actu- writing and then changed paths “I think what came across is
When asked by Laird about alization of a vision that Ben Wu again to become a political com- that you can be very proud of this
her entry into the Republican ’18, a co-leader of the Bowdoin mentator. Nelson spoke about the country and love this country and
Party, Nelson explained that she
joined while in college after hear-
College Republicans who is now
abroad, initially had in 2017.
importance of finding a career that
is a source of both financial stabili-
understand that the reason to love
it is because you can still change it,”
We don’t care.
ing a speech by Jack Kemp—a “[Wu] had followed her—he ty and personal fulfillment. Navarro said.
former professional football play- had read her columns,” said Fran- “[Nelson] said you always need Elder agreed, appreciating Nel-
er who had become a politician—
in 1988, when Kemp was running
cisco Navarro ’19, leader of the
Bowdoin College Republicans.
something that makes you money
and something that makes you
son’s nuanced perspective.
“She’s not tribalistic in a way
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for the Republican nomination “He thought [she] was an inter- happy,” Elder said. that ‘America’s great, America has
for president of the United States. esting person to bring to Bowdo- Both Elder and Navarro were always been great,’” Elder said.
“I thought, ‘I must be one of
those Republicans,’ and that’s kind
in, specifically being a moderate
Republican and her view on race
excited about how Nelson’s vis-
it went, noting that audience
“She acknowledges the fact that
we got demons, but we gotta deal bowdoinorient.com/subscribe
of how I landed and have been within the party and within the members had engaged in dia- with them. And that’s the only way
there ever since,” Nelson said. country would’ve been good for logue with Nelson even if they to move ahead.”
4 NEWS Friday, April 12, 2019

SPENDING
Staff payroll by categories CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Operations
After payroll, the remaining
What’s not in the budget?
A few of the College’s yearly
istrators and 11 support staff and a 35.4 percent of the operating expenses don’t show up on the
total payroll of $5.8 million. budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018- balance sheet. The investment of-
Communications and Public Affairs In addition to payroll for fac- 2019—approximately $59.3 mil- fice, which has nine employees, is
Admissions ulty and staff, the College spends lion—is used to pay for the Col- funded out of its own returns.
about $1.4 million on casual labor, lege’s operations. These expenses Financial aid, which is rough-
Athletics such as seasonal workers for sum- are the things (not people) that the ly $41.6 million this year, also
mer programs, and $2.6 million College spends money on, includ- isn’t included in the $168 million
Development and Alumni Relations on student labor. ing everything from software and operating budget. That’s because
Health and retirement benefits library materials to travel and bro- the College, rather than giving
Student Affairs are available for all Bowdoin em- chures for admissions recruiting. students money that they would
ployees who work at least 20 hours Auxiliary enterprises, which then use to pay tuition, doesn’t
per week. The College budgeted generate revenue by providing ser- collect full tuition payments from
President, Finance, and Administration $12.8 million for healthcare costs vices to the Brunswick communi- students on financial aid.
this year, though the amount it ty, constitute the largest category Putting the money
Library and Museums actually spends varies based on of operating expenses in this year’s in perspective
the health needs of its employees budget, accounting for about 15 The College spends $92,315 per
each year. percent of all operational expens- student each year, calculated by di-
Information Technology Employees choose from three es. This spending goes toward the viding the current operating bud-
healthcare plan options, which Bowdoin Store, the shop at the get by the number of students on
have different monthly contribu- Museum of Art and the Children’s campus. This figure puts Bowdoin
Facilities Management and Security tions, copays and deductibles. The Center, among others. Informa- in the middle of the pack among
monthly contribution that each tion Technology and Academic NESCAC schools. Spending per
employee pays toward a healthcare Affairs are the categories that re- student is generally correlated with
plan varies based on salary. For ceive the second- and third-most endowment size (Bowdoin’s en-
example, an employee who makes funding respectively. dowment is $1.63 billion). For ex-
less than $43,000 and is also cover- Some operational expenses tend ample, Bates (with an endowment
ing a spouse’s health care pays $398 to stay relatively the same year after of roughly $300 million) spends
Auxillary Enterprises per month for a PPO Health Plan, year. The cost of insurance, for ex- roughly $65,000 per student, and
while an employee who makes ample, is the same this year as it was Williams (with an endowment of
more than $140,001 pays $465 per last year. Other expenses are more roughly $2.7 billion) spends rough-
month for the same plan. subject to changes that the College ly $119,000 per student.
For retirement, the College cannot control; for instance, the A budget, of course, is the
Academic Affairs automatically contributes 10.12 cost of academic journal subscrip- amount of money the College plans
percent to each employee’s 401(a) tions continues to increase. to spend. What would happen if its
Plan, or 12.13 percent if the em- Around $5.8 million (3.4 per- expenses are higher than expect-
OFFICE OF THE TREASURER ployee is over the age of 50. Spend- cent) of the operating budget is ed? For instance, Bowdoin touts
DIVIDING UP PAYROLL: The left bar represents the number of College staff employed in various category distinc- ing on retirement and other ben- spent on major maintenance and its need-blind admissions process
tions, while the right bar represents the total share of payroll taken up by all employees in that category. Facilities Man- efits, including tuition assistance capital renewal, which includes and its commitment to meeting
agement and Security, which includes security officers, housekeepers and groundskeepers, has the most employees of and contributions to the Social repairs, replacements and main- students’ full demonstrated need.
any category. Communications and Public Affairs has the fewest employees. Faculty are not included in these figures. Security Wage Base, totaled $15.4 tenance—projects such as the But this also means that it is impos-
million for 2018-2019. replacement of floors or the on- sible to predict the exact amount of
going renovations to Brunswick financial aid necessary in order to
Cost per student and tuition for the NESCAC Apartments.
The capital budget
fund every student’s education—
and therefore the amount of tuition
While spending on mainte- dollars the College will receive.
Williams $119,028
$69,950 nance and capital renewal projects Similarly, healthcare claims could
comes from the operating budget, be higher than normal, putting
Middlebury $106,885 large projects and maintenance Bowdoin over budget.
$72,248
that cost more than $500,000 The College hopes that, if
Amherst $105,242 come from the capital budget—a expenditures were higher than
$71,166 different budget altogether. The expected in one area, they might
Bowdoin $91,708 capital budget, unlike the operat- happen to be lower than expected
$68,680 ing budget, is intended for one- in another. But in the event of a
Colby $80,339 time projects, such as building the deficit, Bowdoin has a reserve of
$72,500 Roux Center for the Environment roughly $15 million, derived from
$75,029 Per student spending and Park Row Apartments. past budget surpluses, that it can
Hamilton
$68,490 Comprehensive fee Unlike the operating budget, draw from if the planned budget
$68,307 which draws money primarily does not adequately cover the Col-
Wesleyan from tuition and the endowment, lege’s yearly expenses.
$72,164
the capital budget can be financed Bowdoin’s operating budget for
Bates $64,551 through donations or debt. this academic year was 3.4 percent
$69,018
This fiscal year the College an- higher than it was last year, and it
Trinity $62,335 ticipates spending between $35-40 will likely continue to grow. The
$71,710 million on capital projects such as College regularly fields sugges-
Connecticut $62,013 the renovation of Boody-Johnson tions from faculty, staff, students,
$69,670 NESCAC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
House. This expenditure is part of the larger community and even
the College’s $153 million capital the federal government about how
COST PER STUDENT: The cost per student (operating budget divided by the number of students) and tuition for NESCAC schools, excluding Tufts. Cost
per student data is from the 2017-2018 academic year, while tuition is for the 2018-2019 academic year. A college or university’s ability to spend more per plan that spans from FY 2017 to it should spend its money. But for
student than it charges in tuition depends on maintaining a large endowment. FY 2022. now, its plan is set.

ELECT aid students to access certain re-


sources and making UV lamps
what he thought was Bowdoin’s
biggest flaw.
and Arein Nguyen ’21, the vice
presidential candidates, took to
housekeeping staff a living wage.
In response to the moderators’
“It’s really cool to watch them
grow as leaders and take on these
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
more accessible during the win- “The bureaucratic structure of the podiums, they echoed the question about prohibiting bias new positions,” she said.
outside Moulton Union. ter. He named the difficulty of the dean’s office gets in the way of sentiments of the presidential incidents, Nguyen commended Both Tedford and Campos ad-
Ural Mishra ’20 has served as accessing these types of resources student activism,” he said. “I want candidates. They referenced the efforts of Res Life and the vocated for the implementation of
a class and curriculum represen- as Bowdoin’s biggest flaw. He also to convey to the administration flaws in mental health services Real Talks on Class and Race, but double minors as well as various
tative. He cited his continuous said Counseling Services could that it is difficult for students to and suggested cutting down the expressed interest in revitalizing ways to improve students’ mental
efforts to make syllabi available benefit from increasing their voice their opinions.” BSG budget in favor of more Common Hour, a time for stu- health. Tedford proposed college
during class registration. transparency and number of For DeMoranville, Bowdoin’s student-led activities. However, dents to talk about issues together. sanctioned surprise days off, lim-
Salim Salim ’20 emphasized the counselors. biggest flaw relates to campus di- they also introduced new ideas He also thought faculty training iting assignments over breaks and
many perspectives he has gained DeMoranville, on the other vides. He wants to encourage stu- unique to their own platforms. played an important role in cam- bringing mental health into more
from being on class council, re- hand, argued that Counseling has dents to act on the ideal of creating Regarding mental health, pus culture. conversations on campus, while
porting for the Orient, working an undeserved bad perception. an inclusive environment. He Kazlyna recommended training “As we become more diverse, Campos proposed improving
with the Office of Residential Life “They offer good services, but proposed bringing back the Bow- students to operate hotlines that professors must be trained to non-academic spaces, helping
(ResLife) and experiencing Bow- we need to reduce the barriers of doin Hello, renovating David Saul respond to student concerns make students feel more comfort- financial aid students gain better
doin as an immigrant. entry,” DeMoranville said. “There Smith Union’s game room and im- about anything ranging from ac- able and welcomed,” Nguyen said. access to textbooks and lab gog-
Throughout the debate, can- just needs to be a better way of con- proving connections between up- ademic stress to eating disorders Other than Lily Tedford ’22 gles and expanding peer-to-peer
didates voiced similar concerns necting students to counseling.” perclassmen and underclassmen. and depression. Referring to and Carlos Campos ’22, who were mentoring.
about mental health services and In addition to praising Ham- Both Salim and Mishra also Health Services’ limited hours, running against each other for Voting opened this morning
campus divides. However, when ilton College’s efficient case man- noted this issue on campus, too. she also outlined the benefits of Chair of Academic Affairs, the rest at 9 a.m. and will remain open
moderators pressed candidates agement program, Mishra said Salim advocated for more inter- increasing the accessibility of of the elections were uncontested. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. BSG will
further about their platforms, it more money should be budgeted sectional dialogue, and Mishra low-cost contraception and oth- Though Rock doesn’t know be providing iPads and QR codes
was revealed that not all candi- toward Counseling Services from suggested utilizing student orga- er health products, and empha- why there were so many uncon- in Smith Union to encourage in-
dates have similar solutions in alumni and the Office of Student nizations and the College Hous- sized streamlining the process of tested positions this year, she creased voter turnout. Elections
mind. Affairs. es to fix the athlete and non-ath- reporting sexual violence. noted there are a lot of first years for the Class of 2021 and Class of
Salim stressed the importance Mishra named the Dean of Stu- lete divide. Nguyen advocated pressuring currently on the BSG assembly 2022 class councils will take place
of making it easier for financial dents Office when asked to share When Aneka Kazlyna ’20 the administration to grant the who are running for positions. next week.
Friday, April 12, 2019 5

F FEATURES

COURTESY OF GEORGE J. MITCHELL SPECIAL COLLECTIONS


WORKING WOMEN: Bowdoin’s first female professors helped shape a co-ed culture. These women supported female students, created the Children’s Center and argued for maternity leave, all the while teaching and conducting research.
Clockwise: History professors Nyhus, K. Smith, Howell, Jones, Karl and McMahon; German professors Cafferty, Hodge and Beckee; classics professors Nielson, Boyd and Williams Ambrose, Jr.

First female professors ‘complicate’ the classroom


R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Ger- Across the quad in Sills Hall, to navigate interactions with leagues criticized her because ceived no maternity leave ben-
by Nell Fitzgerald man Emerita. “They were all Barbara Boyd, now the Winkley difficult colleagues. she was “failing to attract the efits and both were expected to
Orient Staff doing it. Because of 1968—the Professor of Latin and Greek, “We all could almost fit jockstraps like they were used continue research. When Mc-
student uprisings, anti-bour- had a starkly different experi- around a single table at Moulton to.” Mahon had her child in June, a
Hanging on Associate Pro- geois sentiment—there was ence. The classics department Union. One was deeply aware of This attitude became harm- member of the administration
fessor of History Sarah McMa- the feeling that single-sex edu- had been resistant to hiring a being a member of a very small ful to professors’ careers when thanked her for not “incon-
hon’s wall, tucked between let- cation was no longer appropri- woman, and Boyd believes the group,” said McMahon. “I am students submitted course veniencing” her department.
ters from family members and ate. The women’s movement only reason she had been hired so grateful for all of the wom- evaluations. Evaluations were Both professors returned to
images of the Maine landscape, had begun.” was because of pressure from en who came before me, who crucial to securing tenure, and class in the fall.
hangs a quote from former Although it had begun, it the dean’s office to diversify the provided support. I really mean students held female professors “It was stupid what I did,”
President of the College Robert progressed slowly at Bowdoin. department. that. The women who came be- to higher standards than they said Connelly of juggling child-
Edwards: “These colleges, this While the transformation of the “[My colleagues] made it fore me were astonishing.” did male professors. care and a full class schedule. “It
one in particular, grew until student body was immediate, very difficult for me. They real- “[Students] admired author- was ridiculously risky and po-
1970. That year we admitted the shift in the faculty was far ly didn’t really want me to stay. Time in the Classroom itarian, fun, no-nonsense kind tentially dangerous for the child
women, and for that, and a lot more gradual, largely due to the They really wanted me to say During the 1970s and ’80s, of people if they were male. and the mother and for our
of other reasons, we got compli- small size of the faculty and the bye-bye,” said Boyd. “I think as the College transitioned to But if women acted that way, students. As an institution, one
cated.” low turnover rates of tenured there was this distinctive kind of co-education, faculty members they didn’t like it,” said Cafferty. should try to minimize risks.
The quote resonates for Mc- professors. ingrown boys’ club quality that taught some of the first women “There was a lot of discussion And this was not minimizing
Mahon, who arrived in 1982 In 1968, Bowdoin began ap- I think the College as a whole to attend the school. when the evaluations came in anybody’s risk. It was sort of just
when the College was still be- pointing women to temporary had, but that it had really stayed “In the early years, the wom- about whether this played a role ridiculous.”
coming “complicated.” positions, as part-time lecturers in the classics department.” en who came to Bowdoin were in the way women were evaluat- Aside from a lack of formal
Many students today do not and replacements for men on Boyd’s colleagues made her really tough. They were very ed versus men. Who has the au- maternity leave policy, the Col-
question the presence of female sabbatical. It was not until 1972 feel unwelcome, often in unsub- outspoken,” recalls Cafferty. thority to speak? Who gets evalu- lege provided little childcare
professors in the classroom, that the College hired Cafferty tle ways. Once, Boyd contracted Cafferty, Boyd and McMa- ated positively for doing so?” support. The Children’s Center
though just 50 years ago most and Melinda Small, the first the flu suddenly and, after a did not open until 1988, and
would pass through the Col-
lege having only taken classes
female faculty members to be
reappointed and tenured. By
vomiting spell in her office, told
her colleagues that she would be
“I felt a little restricted. The even then only provided care
for children over the age of two,
with male instructoårs. But the 1982—10 years after Cafferty absent for a few days. They shot campus was still in an old New leaving parents of infants with
College’s early female profes- and Small arrived at Bowdo- each other excited glances. Lat- England, sort of WASP-y place.” few options. After giving up on
sors witnessed and experienced in—only nine other women had er, Boyd realized that they had several partial daycare centers,
the intense growing pains of received tenure or were on a jumped to the conclusion that –Professor Emirita Helen Cafferty McMahon and her husband
an institution which had been tenure track. she was pregnant and would hired a babysitter. Connelly’s
exclusively male for over two “I suddenly realized I was in a consequently have to leave— hon fondly remember their husband stayed home with their
centuries. kind of fishbowl,” said Cafferty. Bowdoin, of course, had no ma- students during their first few Maternity Leave children.
“There were so few women stu- ternity leave at the time. years of teaching, men and When the first women ar- “Perhaps it is not a surprise
Arriving at Bowdoin dents and even fewer women However, most women expe- women alike. Their time in the rived, the College’s faculty that Bowdoin did not have a
The first women to teach at faculty. Becoming so visible was rienced treatment somewhere classroom was the best part of handbook made no mention of full-fledged childbirth policy
Bowdoin did so during World disconcerting to me. I felt a little between these two extremes. the job. Most of their favorite maternity leave. This remained and any kind of support for
War II, when the College did restricted. The campus was still Many felt they were treated as students, however, were wom- the case until 1986, over 15 childcare,” said McMahon. “The
not have enough men to fill in an old New England, sort of equals by their contemporaries en. years after women began teach- reality is you don’t have to cre-
its ranks. In 1943, Ruth Mari- WASP-y place.” but that there was a disconnect At the time, students were ing at Bowdoin. ate those unless you’ve got a
on Holmes, wife of a Bowdoin Women’s experiences at with older members of the fac- accustomed to male professors According to the College’s demand. It took women having
math professor, was hired as an Bowdoin varied greatly de- ulty. and their teaching styles, which first policy, “Childbirth entitles children.”
instructor of mathematics, and pending on their department. “They were really more posed a challenge to the female a member of the Faculty to six
Ruth Yeaton and Marguerite McMahon, who arrived in awkward than anything,” said professors. weeks leave of absence with Value of Women in the
Little were hired to teach mete- 1982, had a positive transition Cafferty of her colleagues in “My colleagues had cults of fringe benefits.” The faculty Classroom
orology. The three women were to the College due in part to the the German department. “They personalities. Students took member was also responsible Reflecting on her career, Mc-
quickly dismissed when their support of the history depart- were ready to put their coat courses with them, not because for making “appropriate ar- Mahon stresses the importance
male counterparts returned at ment. According to McMahon, down for you to walk on. They they loved Greek or wanted to rangements to ensure course of a gender-diverse faculty. She
the end of the war in 1945. the department was looking for were very polite, but they didn’t read Homer. What they loved continuity” during their ab- attended Wellesley, where the
A more permanent move to- someone to teach women’s his- really necessarily treat you like was the talk about the latest sence. faculty had always been more
wards a gender-diverse faculty tory, at the time a large gap in a colleague.” football game, the occasional In 1986, McMahon and Ra- than half women.
came with the College’s shift the curriculum. In such an environment, dirty joke—that kind of male chel Connelly, now the Bion R. “If Wellesley had looked
to co-education in 1971, when “They wanted to hire a wom- women relied heavily on their bonding,” said Boyd. Cram Professor of Economics like Bowdoin did in 1974,
admissions allotted 300 slots for an,” said McMahon. “I was very female colleagues for support. Women who were highly and chair of the Department teaching at a college wouldn’t
women. fortunate, my department really Through the 1980s, women trained in their field, and equal- of Economics, were among the have seemed like a possibility
“Bowdoin was not the only was welcoming. In fact, they across departments came to- ly as qualified to teach as their first professors to give birth for me,” she said. “It made a
college making this transition,” were so supportive that they gether through book clubs male counterparts, found them- while on the faculty. Both ba- huge difference. Having pro-
said Helen Cafferty, the first kept cobbling positions for me and potlucks, reading feminist selves judged unfairly because bies were born in the summer, fessors who were role models
female professor in the Ger- to stay until a tenure track posi- theory, presenting their own re- they were unable to maintain so the College’s new policy did helped me realize that I could
man department and William tion opened up.” search and sharing tips on how such rapport. One of Boyd’s col- not apply to them. They re- do that, too.”
6 FEATURES Friday, April 12, 2019

What did you value when you were choosing a college?


We asked current Bowdoin students about their college decision.

“I valued, first of all, what I wanted to study. “Bowdoin had everything that I was ““I didn’t even know what liberal arts “My search was in conjunction with
And also, coming from a low-income family, looking for, but I never visited, so I can’t meant … The biggest thing was that I basketball. I had a couple of Division II
money played a big role. I really value the say that I fell in love the people because had an idea that I wanted to leave Texas. offers for scholarships. But at the end of
scholarships and how Bowdoin supports me I never met them. In the end, for me, it I wanted to experience a different part day, I was like, no, Bowdoin’s rigor and
financially.” just came down to getting a really good of United States.” reputation really speaks for itself. And
— Alison Ambrosio ’22 financial aid package.” — Ray Tarango ’20 that was something that clearly meant a
— Giovanna Munguia ’21 lot to me and still does now.”
— Hannah Graham ’19

“I got the best advice from a friend “It was really the people I was look- “I think everyone values acceptance “I valued the ability to pursue the things I
of mine, [which] I wish I knew when the ing for, people who would be genuine rate to a certain amount. It plays much was doing in high school. I wanted to continue
process started. He said, ‘You’re going and would be very open and willing to more into what people are ready to with my extracurriculars, including track, but
to get more or less—if you’re looking talk to me about their experiences. And admit about how they make decisions also to do more than just run at a school … I
at a lot of the same type of schools—a I found Bowdoin had those types of about the process … Acceptance rate wanted academics to be a priority, and I want-
pretty similar education depending on people above all other colleges that I’ve tells you a lot about how people really ed everyone to be doing something else that
where you go.’ So he told me to pick a that visited. But I wish I had talked to want to come to the school, which is made them feel fulfilled.”
school based on where I felt the most more students who were actually at the good. And it tells you that they’ve got — Julia O’Rourke ’19
comfortable and where I thought I’d College beforehand and seen how their a good admissions team, and it’s a good
have the best time.” experiences evolved over time—that school with good teachers. But that’s
— Teddy Wecker ’22 really would have helped me.” one thing that I wish I had valued less.”
—Mike McAlarney ’21 —Dylan Hayton-Ruffner ’20 COMPILED BY ANDREW BASTONE, JULIA KATTER AND ELIANA MILLER
PHOTOS BY ANN BASU AND EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

Russian department booms, hires new lecturer


sian culture through their own the department’s versatility and The department has benefited permanent position will be creat- Johnson’s arrival and the past
by Emma Sorkin disciplines. its connections to other areas of from Kupensky and several oth- ed in the future. three years’ momentum will
Orient Staff
“I really try to place students study have been instrumental in er fellows in the past few years. “I feel so well supported by the put the department on an up-
When Alyssa Gillespie, now and their interests, goals and attracting students and increas- While they have bolstered the department, by my colleagues ward trajectory.
the chair of the department and opinions front and center,” Gilles- ing class enrollment. department’s course offerings, and by the Dean’s Office and ad- “It’s been really exciting to
associate professor of Russian, pie said. “We also teach an inter- “Bowdoin’s commitment to the constant turnover in teach- ministration generally,” she said. be part of a program that is on
came to Bowdoin in the fall of esting and diverse array of courses Russian studies has shown that ing staff has been a challenge for “But in the future, I would also the rise, that’s coming back to
2016, only one student was ma- featuring the timeless highlights there’s not only a demand in a both students and professors. love to have a third position.” life, that aspires to be one of the
joring in Russian. of Russian culture as well as less- liberal arts environment for the However, this circumstance With a third faculty member, premier Russian language and
Since then, Gillespie has er-known and contemporary knowledge and proficiency of will change at the conclusion of the department could continue literature programs on the liberal
worked tirelessly to expand the works, and I think that these the Russian language, but there’s the semester when Johnson, the to grow not only in size, but also arts level,” Kupensky said. “It’s
department, which now has 15 courses really capture students’ also great demand to learn about new lecturer in Russian, joins the in its range of classes, to include really inspiring to see what could
majors and two minors. There interest and excitement.” Russia as a place, as a culture and department in a more perma- a first year seminar every fall, two happen when a university makes
are classes in both Russian lan- The Russian department’s as an end to learn about the rest of nent, stable role. courses in translation and four a commitment to the study of
guage and culture, some of which tight-knit community has also the political system,” said Nicholas Gillespie said that she is excit- levels of language courses. Russia. Bowdoin made a com-
are taught in English translation. attracted students. Russian cul- Kupensky, the Andrew W. Mellon ed for the addition of a lecturer Whether or not an addi- mitment to this, and it’s really
Due to increased interest, the ture and language can be chal- Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian. in Russian and hopes that a third tional new position is added, producing phenomenal results.”
College is adding a new position. lenging to understand, especially
Next year, Reed Johnson, who for Americans, and creating a
recently received his PhD in Rus- sense of community within the
sian Literature from the Univer- department helps students en-
sity of Virginia, will join the de- gage more deeply with the ma-
partment as a lecturer in Russian, terial, said Gillespie. Events such
working alongside Gillespie and as department-wide dinners ca-
a language teaching assistant. tered by Dining Service, Russian
The department’s rapid expan- folk concerts and lecture series
sion was driven by several factors, have helped create a bond among
including the efforts of faculty, the faculty and students.
increasing utility of the Russian “There are always events go-
language and an influx of funding ing on to spark interest outside
in both summer 2017 and 2018 of the classroom,” said Kitrea
from what Gillespie called a “loyal Takata-Glushkoff ’19, who is
Bowdoin family.” majoring in Russian and Earth
In order to engage more stu- and Oceanographic Science.
dents, Gillespie has extended “It’s really fun to find a sense of
outreach efforts across campus community, even if the people
through posters and events, as aren’t actually Russian, and to
well as crafting classes that ap- be able to connect over Russian
peal to a wider range of students. culture.”
Classes taught in English Gillespie believes that stu-
translation, such as Gillespie’s dents tend to think of Russian
current post-Soviet Russian cin- as a niche subject that would MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
ema class, are cross-listed and have to be their only focus. But RUSHING INTO SILLS: Russian and music major Evan Marrow ’21 exits the Sills Hall stairwell, which is covered in posters advertising Russian department
give students exposure to Rus- she has found that publicizing events: lecture series, folk concerts and department-wide dinners. In the past three years, the department has grown from one to 15 enrolled majors.
Friday, April 12, 2019 FEATURES 7

‘The best of Jerusalem:’ sights and sounds of the Shuk


The Common gave me the lay of the land. when three businessmen found-
Food She propped up her legs on our ed the market, naming it after
table and pointed to different one of their brothers, Yehuda.
by Sophie Friedman
clumps of people. Local peasants brought their
It’s easy to tell who the lo- “See, you’ve got the army produce to an empty lot. The
cals are at the Machane Yehuda boys over there. Anyone with Shuk’s central location allowed
Market. Jerusalemites gesture a buzz cut is hopping on a bus it to morph into an organized
emphatically and bicker loudly to go back to base early Sunday market fairly quickly, but Ot-
with vendors. They insist on morning, and you won’t see toman rulers did not invest in
only the freshest. They know them back here till two weeks or develop any infrastructure,
what’s in season and which from now,” she said, while ges- so vendors were responsible for
stalls have access to the best turing at a couple of men who managing their own facilities.
produce. They know exactly were clearly relishing the free- Come the British mandate,
when to come on Thursday dom of a weekend home. Jerusalem’s first governor recog-
afternoon or Friday morning Then, there are the bars that nized the centrality of the Shuk
to make sure they get the best have received the highest Kosher to Jerusalem daily life and found
quality food for Shabbat, while ratings. In those establishments, a city planner, Charles Robert
still snagging a couple of cov- black hats and long skirts reign, as Ashby, to formally design and
eted just-before-closing deals. the ultra-orthodox drink their rab- build the infrastructure necessary
Most only come on Thursdays, binate-approved beers. Right next to maintain a sustainable market.
picking up produce for the up- to those bars is the hippy-mysti- Ashby’s plans were too expensive,
coming week. Some loyalists go cal-alternative Israeli scene, where and even after years of planning
to the same stalls every time, long-haired, pierced, secular folk for sewage, lighting, running wa-
and others scope out the scene dance on tables, avoiding the ter and proper garbage disposal,
each week, looking for the new mainstream and younger crowds the Shuk stayed in its dilapidated,
best buy. in the center of the Shuk. fairly unhygienic state.
The rest of us—the visitors, “And, over there, do you see It took a while to standard-
the newcomers, the clueless— the skinny guys with the Adi- ize maintenance of the Shuk.
walk around the Shuk (“mar- das pants and the kippot?” She Etz Chaim, a local Yeshiva,
ket” in Hebrew) with a sort of explained to me that the Yeshi- took on managing, maintain-
dazed, mesmerized look on our va (or Jewish Seminary) boys ing and renting out a row of
faces. By the time a vendor tells
us a price, we understand the
rapid Hebrew and convert the
Shekels to our home curren-
Filled with infinite corners,
cy, he has already sold us the characters and colors, it
“freshest strawberries in the
State of Israel” and “the best seems impossible to ever
deal on pistachios in the Shuk,”
in addition to the “homemade
really know the Shuk.
spice mix that will change our
lives forever,” which we actually travel in packs. They’re 18 and shops in order to fund their
requested. from America and clear out at religious studies. The British
We soak it all in: the heaps 11:30 p.m. sharp to make their government oversaw other
of spices, the mounds of dried midnight curfews. All of the in- stalls, which were rented out
fruits and nuts, the neat stacks visible boundaries of Jerusalem to merchants. Eventually,
of fresh veggies and colorful exist in the Shuk as well; some- frustrated with high taxes and
pastries. We deflect heckling times they blur as the night health inspection regulations,
vendors, dodge the trolleys progresses, but people generally the merchants established a
of the grandmotherly, expert stick to their own. new market down the street.
shoppers and sidestep lagging Of course, there are other Finally, the Machane Yehuda
children. When the bustle Shuks in Israel: Tel Aviv’s Car- Management team, a group
becomes too much, we duck mel Market, Jaffa’s Flea Market, that manages the Shuk even to-
under one of the storefronts, the Old City Arab Souk. All day, formed through appoint-
sitting down for a beer and a have a similar model: street-fac- ed merchants’ collaboration
chance to breathe. ing stalls, yelling salesmen, with various other Jerusalem
If you’re grabbing your beer wandering shoppers and senso- representatives.
at around 8 p.m., you’ll watch a ry overflow that puts American I’ve been grocery shopping
massive transformation. Metal supermarkets to shame. But here for about three months
storefront shops roll down to when I interviewed people, they now, and the Shuk remains as
reveal elaborate stretches of all agreed that Machane Yehuda mysterious and thrilling as it
graffiti. Bartenders set out ta- was indeed The Shuk. Even a was in January. Filled with in-
bles and chairs where produce loyal Tel Avivian family ceded: finite corners, characters and
stands used to be. They prepare “Sure, I love Shuk HaCarm- colors, it seems impossible
for the night, waiting for people el, but believe me, it’s not the to ever really know the Shuk.
from all corners of Jerusalem same.” She gestured wildly as When I interviewed Shuk-goers
and beyond to flow in steadily, her son and husband nodded about their experiences here,
until it’s impossible to get from along. “Nothing like Machane veteran store-owners and first-
one shop to another. Yehuda! Nothing!” time Shuk-goers alike agreed COURTESY OF REBECCA FRANKLIN
During one of my first weeks Machane Yehuda dates back that there’s nothing quite like SHOPPING AT THE SHUK: Sophie Friedman ’20 interviews a local at the Mechane Yehuda Market, commonly known
here, I sat with a friend who to the late nineteenth century, Machane Yehuda. as the Shuk. Visitors and Jerusalemites of all ages intermingle while they search for the best deals.

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O ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


ENERGY IN ACTION: Masque & Gown’s new show features an intimate cast of seven. (LEFT) Alice Hawkins ’22, Penelope Mack ’22 and Katherine Pady ’21, (RIGHT) Mack, Hawkins, Adam Jackson ’21, Lucy Sydel ’22, Joosep Vorno ’22, Pady and Clay Starr ’19.

‘Too Much Light’ brings Neo-Futurism to the stage


theater in settings that mimic tious project, Hentoff had to unmatched energy. This style Hentoff ’s play. For Starr, one “You kind of just have to trust
by Cole van Miltenburg daily life—actors play no role do more than simply receive of theater poses challenges in of the most difficult challeng- each other to figure it out.”
Orient Staff other than themselves, adding funding from Masque & Gown. more ways than one—not only es is transitioning between Katherine Pady ’21 echoed
Even before the show be- a deeply personal element to He also selected 30 plays from must performers speedily pre- plays, which range drastically the importance of having a
gins, shouts from the audience each performance. a collection of several hundred pare props between scenes, in emotional content. cohesive group for each per-
and screams of “Curtain!” Director Hugo Hentoff ’19 and formed a collaborative but the order of plays is de- “You have no time to get formance. If the group is in
set the stage for the vivacious is the creative mastermind be- group of actors, who each con- termined completely by yells from that emotional state to the wrong state of mind, it can
and fast-paced production hind the production at Bow- tribute something unique to from the audience. the other emotional state ... affect the show. Luckily, she
“Too Much Light Makes the doin. He studied away in Chi- the production. This actor-audience re- but somehow you just gotta said, that’s usually not the case
Baby Go Blind.” Tonight and cago last year, where the city’s “I was really looking for lationship is crucial to the do it,” he said. with this cast.
Saturday, an intimate cast will Neo-Futurist theater scene people who were able to bring development of each play. In The dynamic between the “Every time we put on a
take the audience through a inspired him to bring this cre- their full selves to stage, who fact, there are multiple plays cast of seven actors—forged show, every time we’re back-
whirlwind of 30 plays—a se- ative format back to campus. were able to unselfconsciously in which audience members through many hours of au- stage, I think we really are able
ries of emotional, hilarious “All these plays are between be themselves in front of peo- are asked to determine the ditioning and rehearsing—is to just channel and bring out
and thought-provoking sto- five seconds and three or four ple,” he said. fate of an actor or even join especially important to make the best of ourselves when we’re
rylines—in just 60 minutes. minutes,” Hentoff said. “And The variety of plays takes the cast on stage. each transition. with each other … and I think
Chicago playwright Greg they just packed all of what advantage of the cast’s range “It’s so exciting. Because “There’s an element of re- we’ve definitely formed this lit-
Allen and a small group of you would want in a play—all and enthusiasm. From touch- every single time [a play] is sponsibility to it,” Starr said. tle family,” said Pady.
Neo-Futurists first created the of the honesty and the truth ing, romantic encounters to really relying on an audience
production in 1988, and it has and the comedy in such a an absurdly comical dance member it’s completely differ- SEE IT YOURSELF
undergone many renditions short amount of time. And line, actors challenge the tra- ent,” Hentoff said. “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” will play at 7:00 and
since. Neo-Futurism can best they did it so well.” ditional boundaries of theater Clay Starr ’19 is closing out 9:15 p.m. tonight and Saturday night in Wish Theater.
be described as practicing To pull off such an ambi- and approach the stage with his Bowdoin acting career in

Rachlin ’08 investigates cracks in criminal justice system


Mumma’s tireless efforts both It was there that he found a he would allow the writer in- “If you ask a bad prosecut- this book from people who
by Mitchel Jurasek to free Grimes and to improve small excerpt in a local news- sight into his life. This was a ing attorney about their job, knew better than me,” he said.
Orient Staff
a dysfunctional system. paper about Grimes’s exoner- gamble, as Rachlin didn’t want they will say they need to get “Including some of those in
When Benjamin Rachlin “There has been an ideal ation, which sparked intense to trigger any past trauma. convictions,” Rachlin said. “If this room.”
’08 was studying English at set in American history that curiosity. After months of “I went there knowing I had you ask a good prosecuting Bringing authors like Ra-
Bowdoin, he wanted to be a [the criminal justice system] the news clipping rattling in to be okay with him saying no. attorney about their job, they chlin to campus demonstrates
rich short-story writer despite provides unflawed care to the his brain, Rachlin finally suc- I had to let him say no,” Ra- will say they need to find jus- the English department’s goal
the paradox. But when he re- accused,” Rachlin said in a cumbed to the artistic and in- chlin said on Tuesday. “If he tice.” of expanding its creative writ-
turned on Tuesday, it was to phone interview with the Ori- tellectual drive of how to put did, I would look for another It is the need to both expose ing program to nonfiction.
discuss a work of nonfiction, ent. “The reality is that there this story into words. story.” the faults of America’s system Assistant Professor of En-
Rachlin’s first book, titled have always been people who The investigation started But Grimes didn’t say and to portray the modern glish Alex Marzano-Lesnev-
“Ghost of the Innocent Man: have been wrongfully convict- with Rachlin trying to get his no. Instead, he waived pow- champions of this reform that ich, who teaches courses in
A True Story of Trial and Re- ed, and this is just now com- hands on as many pieces of the er-of-attorney, giving Rachlin compelled Rachlin to work fu- nonfiction writing, spear-
demption.” The book follows full access to any and all re- riously on the book. Its duality, headed the effort to bring
the true tale of a man who cords about his life, in and out with both Grimes and Mum- Rachlin to campus. Their
lived a life unimaginable to “The reality is that there have of prison, and relevant court ma’s storylines—the wrongly students have received lessons
most Bowdoin students and
delves into the ugly and over-
always been people who have proceedings. Rachlin spent
the next four years researching
convicted and the believer in
the need for justice—is what
this semester that follow many
of the skills Rachlin had to
looked cracks of America’s been wrongfully convicted, and and writing the book, poring gives “Ghost of the Innocent learn on his own and in grad-
criminal justice system.
Rachlin’s book follows the
this is just now coming into the over tens of thousands of doc-
uments and visiting Mumma’s
Man: A True Story of Trial and
Redemption” its brilliance.
uate school.
At Tuesday’s reading, Rach-
lives of Willie J. Grimes, a public’s view.” North Carolina home, where The book, which has been lin gave students insight into
man wrongfully convicted of
rape, and Christine Mumma,
–Benjamin Rachlin powerful players had met a
decade ago to discuss criminal
praised by publications such
as “The New York Times Book
the hardest part of nonfiction
writing, something that can’t
his attorney and co-founder justice reform. Review,” “NPR” and “The San be easily taught in a class-
of North Carolina’s Inno- ing into the public’s view.” case as possible on his own, The book, however, is not Francisco Chronicle,” is a room: making connections
cence Inquiry Commission. At the reading, Rachlin though he quickly ran into ob- just a critical look at America’s monumental achievement for with real people who live lives
Often people are quick to as- spoke at length about his expe- stacles. Problems with consent incarceration problem, but a a young author like Rachlin. very different from your own.
sume the work is only about rience as a writer and how he and power-of-attorney pro- portrayal of people’s lives. Ra- Published by Little, Brown, This aspect of nonfiction, as
Grimes, which Rachlin is found such a thrilling story. hibited him from getting a full chlin does not believe that ev- and Company, Rachlin can Marzano-Lesnevich pointed
quick to correct, saying there After mostly writing fiction picture of what had happened eryone in the criminal justice now attach himself to one of out in her introduction of
are two threads to this rivet- during his time at Bowdoin, in the case. system is corrupt, but he sees the biggest names in the book Rachlin at the reading, is the
ing story. One depicts Grime’s Rachlin found a love for non- So Rachlin went straight to fundamental problems both business. Nevertheless, he re- most valuable part of this line
innocence, nearly 25-year fiction prose while in gradu- the source, traveling five hours with how the system is struc- mains thankful for his Bowdo- of work and what makes it
stay in prison and subsequent ate school at the University of on a whim after a brief phone tured and how some of those in roots. possible for powerful narra-
retribution. The other shows North Carolina Wilmington. call with Grimes to ask him if within it see their jobs. “I got really good advice on tives to incite change.
Friday, April 12, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 9

Portrait of an Artist: Singer ’21 connects through film


by Ellery Harkness
Orient Staff
Niles Singer ’21 is a visual arts
and francophone studies double
major from Reading, Massachusetts.
He is the Head of Photography for
Avant-Garb Magazine and serves
as a darkroom teaching assistant for
photography courses.
The following interview has been
edited for length and clarity.

The Bowdoin Orient: How


would you describe yourself as an
artist?
Niles Singer ’21: I would say
that I’m someone who focuses pri-
marily on photography and vide-
ography, leaning more towards
the photo side of things. Before MACKEY O’KEEFE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
coming to Bowdoin, I hadn’t tak- POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Niles Singer ’21 captures unique moments and emotions through film, photography
en an art class since eighth grade. and videography. This semester, he has followed Mormon missionaries and snapped shots at college parties.
And so this has been a revival here.
It has expanded from something of photos when I was younger, but photographer. But the process of Q: What other projects are you
that I was not interested in at all to never in a formal sense, just more making things that can either cap- working on right now?
something that is phenomenal and for family or for fun. ture a moment or potentially … put A: The more serious project
is adding so much to my life. Q: What is it that draws you to a smile on someone’s face is really that I’m currently working on, also
Q: What was that initial photography and videography spe- important to me. for the documentary photography
thing that sparked your interest cifically? What is it about film pho- Q: Speaking of film, your latest class, [is] where I follow two local
in photography? tography that you prefer to digital? project is taking photos at parties. Mormon missionaries and try to
A: One of my [Orientation trip] A: I really love the power of Why did you start and how has it document what life is like for them.
leaders, Brennan Clark ’20 told photography. I feel that there are been going? I’m primarily interested in that be-
me, on a whim, “Hey you should moments that I can capture with it A: So I’ve been taking photos of cause they are a community that I here alone. But I’ve also enjoyed And honestly every day I’m ex-
consider taking a photo class,” and that can both preserve a memory parties as a part of my documentary don’t know a whole lot about and connecting with people that other- posed to so many different photog-
I had considered taking sculpture or an emotion and show something photography class. I’m not sure how has some negative stereotypes. And wise I would have been less likely to raphers in class. It’s really hard to
going into Bowdoin. But photog- that I didn’t even realize was hap- it started, to be completely honest, they are also incredibly passionate talk to or connect with. It really got choose. I also really admire Richard
raphy worked with my schedule pening with long exposures or flash but I took photos at a party, and I about it and vocal. They’re pretty me into more of a journalism frame Avedon.
going in, and I thought, “This … I love to be able to slow down realized [they] look really cool be- much my exact same age; they are of mind, in that I’m conducting Q: Is there anything else you
would be phenomenal.” I also met and take a much more cultivated cause there’s no light [at parties,] of- 19 or 20 years old. They’re spending interviews and trying to get as ob- want to add?
the photo professor when I visited approach. I also love the dark room tentimes everyone’s moving around a year, year-and-a-half or two years jective a view of what they’re doing A: I think a big part of my pho-
for accepted students weekend. and the look of film itself. and you get these crazy photos of out here trying to spread their faith. as possible. tography is trying to connect with
The variety of those factors fun- I also feel very fortunate to people jumping, standing on tables It’s been a really interesting project. Q: Who are some of your favor- people. I’m definitely more drawn
neled me into a photo class. But have found what could potentially while other people are shouting at Q: What have you learned from ite photographers or artists? to portraiture or anything that has a
I’ve since realized that I had been become a career or just a lifelong them. There’s lots of great expres- doing this? A: Some of my favorite photog- human connection to it. With pho-
given a camera when I was very passion. I’m constantly driven to sions with hands and moments A: I’ve learned a lot about their raphers are Winston Link [and] tography, I hope that it is something
young for family vacations and achieve in this field, and I know that otherwise would just be lost in faith and also how difficult it can Garry Winogrand. Andre Kertesz that can affect as many people’s lives
stuff. So I was actually taking a lot that I can never become the perfect motion or in the darkness. be [for the missionaries] to be out has done a lot of really cool stuff. as possible.

A look into the art museums of the Maine Big Three


App. While walking through the the museum differently had a dif- by, much of the BCMA’s work feels to the high bar Bowdoin set. After This museum is perfectly con-
Arts In These Bates College Museum of Art’s two ferent exhibit been on view. But intentionally tied to Maine and the visiting, however, I must admit ducive to wandering, as though it
Parts small gallery spaces, I was more with the meager size of the mu- school itself. While actual student that Colby Museum of Art is truly expected you to be overwhelmed
by Kayla Snyder acutely aware the sound of my seum and a comparatively small work is not on view, many of the one of the most phenomenal mu- by the works and sought to gently
shoes made sliding on the waxed budget comes an inherent limit on current exhibitions have been cu- seums, let alone college art muse- guide your way through cleverly
With May 1 approaching floors than of the art on the walls. the quantity and quality of works, rated by Bowdoin students. From ums, that I have visited. interconnected spaces. When I
quickly, College Confidential has The only show currently in so I’m still not sure if Bates’ art mu- the Bauhaus exhibit that honors While a visitor must wind reached the modern wing, how-
blown up with mothers of high the museum is the Senior Thesis seum has a chance compared to its architecture implemented on through academic hallways to ever, I needed to pause a moment.
school seniors who are desperately Exhibition, a collection of pieces fellow Maine NESCACs. Bowdoin’s own campus to show- reach the museum entrance, the The photos from my Contem-
searching for the ultimate answer by each of Bates’ senior Studio Art I remember the first time I casing artists from Maine includ- relatively unremarkable path ac- porary Art textbook seemed to
to the Colby vs. Bates vs. Bowdoin majors. While I praise Bates for googled “Bowdoin,” and informa- ing Winslow Homer and our very centuates the magic of the museum have leaped off the page. Name
(CBB) debate. These moms con- providing these students the space tion about the Bowdoin College own Mark Wethli, the BCMA is itself. Upon entering, I was greeted an important artist from the 20th
verse as if they’re trading secrets, and the opportunity to display Museum of Art (BCMA) popped intentional with each piece show- by bright lavender walls that bore century, and those white walls bore
whispering about the diameters of their work, I wish the museum up before the school itself. It is rare cased. Plus, there’s something an exhibit of 19th century prints. I a piece: Warhol, Pollock, Raus-
the campus pond (Bowdoin’s can wouldn’t have sacrificed a selection to find a Bowdoin student who has about the bright teal walls and the was also struck by the unmediated chenberg, Rockwell, LeWitt, Dix,
be found between Moulton and of the intriguing objects in their not visited our museum at some oddity of the boxy glass entrance introduction of student work; for Grosz and the list continues. Next
Hyde when it rains) and the width permanent collection to do so. point—on one’s own volition or for juxtaposed with marble columns example, a work by Arthur Wesley door, a gallery with 20-foot-high
of their tour guides’ smiles. While And honestly, something about the free snacks at a Student Night. that feels so essentially Bowdoin. Dow, a famous printmaker and walls held hundreds of pieces just
the Maine Big Three may be com- student-only work being shown Either way, the strength of the While I was aware of the fan- teacher of Georgia O’Keefe, was by Alex Katz. The works by these
monly known for their small class made the pieces feel less precious. BCMA is well-known on campus. fare about Colby’s art museum, I hung next to a woodblock carved artists are objectively visually stim-
sizes and absurdly long winters, I’d Maybe I would have received More than both Bates and Col- was not sure if it could compare by a sophomore Colby student. ulating, providing a crash course
like to illuminate another parame- in the wonderful eccentricity that
ter: their art museums. exemplified the range of 20th-cen-
Bates, Bowdoin and Colby’s tury artistic movements.
museums certainly differ, but the Although I must admit that
ways in which they explore the having a prior interest in art in-
connection between their campus fluenced my ecstatic response to
and the work on view are exciting Colby’s museum in particular,
to witness—regardless of whether college art museums are inten-
you’re a prospective or current tionally accessible to all students.
student, an art lover or an intense Don’t care about paintings one
critic. So, if we are to care so much bit? Visit Colby’s art museum and
about the color of buildings (I see what a McDonald’s would
proudly admit to finding Searles’ look like if it flooded. Interested
coral more satisfying than unset- in art but can barely maintain
tling) and the strength of our foot- legible handwriting, let alone
ball teams (all pretty bad), why not render something? See Bates’
consider the museums of the CBB? studio art majors play with mir-
If I were to pick a college solely rors and plaster. Want to learn
based on its art museum, I’m sorry about art but don’t know where
to say that Bates definitely would to start? Just come to Bowdoin.
have been cut from my Common KAYLA SNYDER We’ve got this covered.
10 Friday, April 12, 2019

S SPORTS
HIGHLIGHT
REEL
WHO LET THE MULES
OUT?: The men’s tennis
team (11-1, 3-0 NESCAC)
defeated Colby (4-7,
0-4 NESCAC) on
Wednesday. Doubles
partners Grant Urken
’19 and Jerry Jiang ’19
played in the top spot,
yoking the Mules 8-3. Five
singles wins clinched the
victory for the Polar Bears,
including triumphs from
Urken, Jiang, Justin Patel
’20, Evan Fortier ’22 and
Justin Wang ’21.

SLOW AND STERILE:


On Wednesday the
women’s lacrosse team
(7-4, 4-3 NESCAC)
defeated Colby (7-4,
3-4 NESCAC) 12-7 in a
runaway win. The Polar
Bears held a 37-20 shot
advantage, which helped
Fiona Bundy ’22 score four
goals and Eliza Denious ’21
net three. Erin Morrissey
’19 posted a strong EZRA SUNSHINE, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
performance with several IT’S TENNIS TIME: Sarah Shadowens ’19 (LEFT) and Tasha Christ ’20 (RIGHT) compete against Caltech opponents in Pasadena over Spring Break. The team defeated Amherst last weekend 5-4.
key saves. The team will
travel to face Wesleyan
(10-2, 5-2 NESCAC) on
Saturday. Women’s tennis defeats third-ranked Amherst
chance to choke,” said captain high with only seven people matches, including the Am- “Going into Hamilton the
by Viv Daniel Tasha Christ ’20. was a big challenge at first,” herst match, has allowed the very next day, something he
EASY OUT: The Orient Staff Yet Bowdoin’s journey to said Christ. “But then we re- team to go into singles this said was ‘yeah we’re good, but
baseball team (3-14-1, 3-3 The Bowdoin women’s ten- victory was not a sure thing. alized that everyone who’s on season with an advantage. we’re not really good,’” said
NESCAC) grabbed its nis team (9-2, 4-1 NESCAC) After losing the first sets of the team right now wants to Besides improving on the Essi. “He’s always able to tone
first wins of the season had not beaten Amherst in the match on all but Landau’s be on the team and is compet- courts, the women’s tennis down our egos.”
last weekend in a series a record 13 years until a 5-4 court last Saturday, Essi knew itive and working hard. Now team is dedicated to uphold- The Amherst win has the
sweep against Colby victory over the third-ranked the team had to step up its having seven players, every- ing its unique system of val- whole team motivated for the
Mammoths last weekend end- game. one knows they have to be on ues, including honoring a rest of the season.
(6-9, 0-3 NESCAC). The
ed the streak. “When most of the first sets their A-game for the team to value sheet players create each “I think it definitely shows
Polar Bears won 9-1 on The win comes in the mid- were done, [Amherst] thought be successful.” year. The Polar Bears consider we have the capability to
Sunday with a home run dle of a successful season thus they had the win,” added Essi. The team has only im- grit to be one of their most compete with the best teams,
from Jack Wilhoite ’19 and far, including some come- “We [agreed to] at least proved since the fall. Essi prized characteristics. but I don’t think it’ll by any
three stolen bases from from-behind victories on make [each match] long and felt that the same team that To members of the team, means make us cocky,” said
Wilhoite, Eric Mah ’20 and the four, five and six courts. hard for Amherst because we lost to Skidmore in October “getting gritty” means a combi- Julia Marks ’22. “If anything,
Austin Zakow ’21. Peter Fleming Landau ’21 was the knew our mental game was would not have won against nation of mental toughness and it’ll motivate us more because
O’Connell ’21 and Colby clincher at number six. stronger,” Sasa Jovanovic ’20 Amherst. Saturday’s win was a stamina, which allowed them we know we can compete with
Lewis ’20 provided the “We were like ‘Let’s be the said. “Even if you don’t win, validating progress report. to stay in the match against the best.”
first team to beat Amherst in 13 the person next to you might “This was a message that Amherst and eventually come “We want to keep beating
bulk of the team’s pitching
years,’” said Izzy Essi ’21. “We because their opponent now we mean business and we are from behind for a victory. those really good teams,” add-
while Dan Chapski ’21 knew it was possible; we knew has more pressure on them.” contending for a spot [in the Essi said Head Coach Paul ed Christ. “We don’t want to
closed out the game. The it wasn’t some far-off thing.” Women’s tennis is a very tournament],” said Christ. Holbach, or “Hobie,” was the settle for one good win because
team will face Tufts this The team made it a priority small and young team, but A particular improvement linchpin in turning the match we still have a lot of strong op-
afternoon. to enter into this important these factors—often seen as has been in doubles action, against Amherst through his ponents ahead of us.”
match like any other, albeit, challenges—have worked which plays first and often calm and positive coaching. The team will host its next
with a measured strategy. as advantages for the Polar sets the tone for the rest of the He also imbues his players five matches, starting with a
REDEMPTION: “We talked a lot about not Bears. match. The ability to clinch with the value of humility af- faceoff against Brandeis on
After a 3-1 loss to the overplaying and giving them a “Keeping the team’s energy the doubles point in many ter a hard fought win. Saturday at 1 p.m.
University of Southern
Maine (12-9) yesterday
afternoon, the softball
team (14-10, 2-4
NESCAC) rallied to a
Injuries threaten success of men’s lacrosse season
season, the Polar Bears have DeSisto ’19. This has been a season de- guys play a lot [due to inju-
9-4 victory over USM by Dylan Sloan set their sights on the highest Following a 9-6 loss to fined by injuries, and coping ries.] So it wasn’t like we were
Orient Staff
last night. Caroline Rice of goals. Colby (6-4, 3-4 NESCAC) with the loss of key players completely new … ironically,
’19 drove in two with a Nearing the home stretch “This year, just like every on Wednesday, the team has has been a tremendous chal- though, as the season’s gone
baser-loaded single and of its regular season, the year for the past couple of three chances left to secure lenge all spring. Nevertheless, on, we’ve been even probably
men’s lacrosse team (6-6, years, our preseason goal has one of the final seeds and the despite fielding many less ex- more injured [than last year.]
Sam Roy ’19 threw two
2-5 NESCAC) sits at .500, been to win a NESCAC cham- opportunity to play for the perienced players, the team is It’s been tough.”
hitless innings to finish the but has struggled in the NES- pionship,” said captain James NESCAC championship. still within range of qualifying With such a short season—
game. The team will take CAC, where it is currently in for the tournament. the team’s first game was just
on Colby this afternoon at ninth place. All is not lost, “We were young coming over a month ago—it can prove
4 p.m. though—the team sits just “As the season’s gone on, we’ve into this season … but we had challenging to adjust amid in-
one game behind the final been even probably more injured a decent amount of experi- juries and reshuffling rosters
NESCAC playoff seed with
three conference games left
[than last year.] It’s been tough.” ence,” said Head Coach Jason
Archbell. “Last year, particu-
on the fly. However, the team
has taken some measures to be
COMPILED BY KATHRYN MCGINNIS
to play. –Head Coach Jason Archbell larly in the second half of the
Since the beginning of pre- year, we had some younger Please see LACROSSE, page 12
Friday, April 12, 2019 SPORTS 11

40 years, 40 minutes: Olympian to run Boston Marathon


State, where she stayed until her “It’s really all about passion. I’m
by Eliana Miller junior spring. When she returned as passionate about running now
Orient Staff
to Brunswick, she kept training as I was back then, and that’s what
When Joan Benoit Samuel- on her own and occasionally with keeps me running,” she said.
son ’79 returned to campus after a team out of Cambridge called A resident of Freeport, Sam-
winning the Boston Marathon the Athletic Club, increasing her uelson has kept running at Bow-
the spring of her senior year, mileage and intensity. doin as well, occasionally joining
she received a standing ovation Despite her Olympic-level ath- in on practices with the Bowdoin
in Thorne Hall, then the senior leticism, Samuelson was demoted cross country and track teams.
center. Sweaty and tired from to the Bowdoin junior varsity field “I probably gain more inspira-
her 2:35:15 finish, she soon hockey team after showing up ex- tion from the Bowdoin runners
learned that much of campus had hausted to a field hockey game now than they gain from me,”
watched her on television as she against Colby after winning a half Samuelson said. “They keep me
crossed the finish line in a Bow- marathon in Portland, where she young, and they probably all run
doin singlet. beat the woman who was consid- faster than I run.”
“The applause was memora- ered the best female distance run- Samuelson’s longer runs take
ble and certainly moving because ner in New England at the time. her from her home in Freeport
I didn’t realize that everybody “Back then you couldn’t sub- and around Pickard Field. As a
had taken notice of what I had stitute players except at half time member of the Board of Trust-
done,” she said. “It was sort of my and [my coach] Sally LaPointe ees, she comes to campus often
thing, my challenge. And I still pulled me off the field and for meetings. Her roommates
[run marathons] today to chal- punched me because I was so from college are still her closest
lenge myself.” tired that I could hardly move off friends, once her teammates on
On Monday, Samuelson, at the line,” Samuelson said. “She did the field hockey team and now
61 years old, will run the Boston the right thing, and I learned a lot her ski buddies and neighbors
Marathon again, with hopes of on that team, but then I realized down the street.
finishing within 40 minutes of her that I should just follow my heart Although Samuelson is sure
time 40 years ago. and pursue running.” that she would have begun run-
Samuelson began running her And so she did. Samuelson ning marathons even if she hadn’t
sophomore year of high school as won the first Olympic women’s gone to Bowdoin, she is grateful
a way to rehabilitate her leg after marathon at the 1984 Los Ange- for the College’s running commu-
weeks on crutches from a slalom les Games. She set a world best of nity and its proximity to Boston,
ski race accident. She continued 2:22:43 in the 1983 Boston Mara- the main reason why she ran the
at Bowdoin while also playing thon. Two years later, she ran the Boston Marathon in 1979.
field hockey. Seeing as there was Chicago Marathon even faster, “I didn’t fully appreciate the
not a women’s cross country with a time of 2:21:21. More re- history of the Boston Marathon.
team, Samuelson trained with cently, she won the Veterans (50- I knew all about the Boston
the men’s team and with anyone 59) Division at the 2011, 2013 and Marathon, but I didn’t realize
else who could keep up with her 2014 Boston Marathons, setting how steeped in tradition it was,”
times. a Veteran’s record of 2:50:29 in she said. “And now for me per-
“I ran with the guys. I ran lon- 2013. sonally, there’s a lot of history in
ger runs with the football coach The challenge of running fast- that course.”
and Sam Butcher, who was a er and further kept Samuelson Will she wear the same Bow-
chemistry and environmental going. She is a member of the doin singlet on Monday?
studies professor, and a guy by National Distance Running Hall “I just want to make it to
the name of Charlie Gordon, who of Fame, the Maine Women’s the starting line and then I’ll
coached periodically at Bowdoin,” Hall of Fame, the National Track decide,” she said. “At my age,
she said. and Field Hall of Fame, the US- I’m pushing the envelope. You
COURTESY OF THE BOSTON GLOBE
After her first year at Bowdo- ATF Masters Hall of Fame and never know what will happen.
in, Samuelson accepted a schol- the L.A. Memorial Coliseum’s Finishing, that’s the goal, that’s RUNNING UP TO BOSTON: Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 won the Boston Marathon during her senior
arship to run at North Carolina Court of Honor. the hope, that’s the desire.” spring at Bowdoin. Forty years later, she hopes to finish within forty minutes of her time from that race.

What the hell is the Bowdoin football team doing online?


a recent post which announced perWednesdays, which feature less. There’s no way to exceed
More Than that “40+ majors @bowdoin- Fathead-esque photos of play- expectations, because they’re
A Game college means student-ath- ers pasted inelegantly onto ge- already as high as they can
by Ian Ward letes have plenty of options to neric gradient backgrounds. It possibly be.”
choose from!”, four of the five can’t all be substance, after all. Hammer’s demeanor, de-
Anyone who follows Bow- #JOBALERT posts have fea- These otherwise eclectic scribed by players as “no-bull-
doin football’s social media ac- tured economics majors. But posts do, nevertheless, con- shit” and “businesslike,” has
count has probably asked some shh!) tribute to a unified message, quickly earned him the respect
variation of this question in the The team Twitter account summed up in the two hashtags of veteran players, who had
past few months. Even a cursory regularly retweets prospective that adorn nearly all of these grown used to the mostly jo-
glance over the team’s Instagram players’ posts, which all follow posts: #theAwakening, #PO- vial, almost avuncular style of
page makes it clear that the Po- a suspiciously similar format, LAR2ONE (sic; “zone”). 2019 former head coach J.B. Wells,
lar Bears’ new coaching staff, led including a perfunctory thanks is the year for an emergence, a who once regaled his players
by Head Coach B.J. Hammer, to the coaches for the visit, a (re)birth of Bowdoin football. with tales of his college frater-
is doing something new with picture of Bowdoin’s campus Or so the messaging goes. nity life into the wee hours of
the team’s online messaging. and, last but not least, a snap “I want these guys to get a the morning before a game.
Gone are the days of dramatic, of the oh-what-could-be lock- fresh start with everything,” “Wells talked about high
high-contrast action shots of er set-up, complete with a said Hammer when asked expectations, but I don’t think
players drilling on the turf or correctly-numbered jersey and about the team’s reinvigorat- they were as much of a reality
banging out reps in the weight personalized nameplate. ed online presence. “For our as they are now,” said Gowetski.
room. Welcome to the days of, In a series of five posts fea- players and our recruits, this “Hammer’s not talking about it.
well, something … new. turing an abstract geometric is a fresh start for Bowdoin He’s doing it and living it.”
If the Wells-era aesthetic graphic of a five-pillared tem- football, and we’re going to Aesthetics, in the end, are
prioritized form over sub- ple-like structure, the team take it to a different level of only aesthetics, and athletic
stance—minimalistic, vivid enumerated the “Five Pillars expectation than it has been in performance is another thing
images of athletic dynamism, of Bowdoin Football:” “Aca- the past.” entirely. But there is something
mostly devoid of text—the demic excellence” (“[Bowdoin Speaking of expectations, to be said for consistency. On
Hammer aesthetic prioritizes Football] DOMINATED in the Hammer goes about setting its surface, Bowdoin foot-
the opposite: substance over classroom once again this fall them in an unorthodox way. ball’s new message screams
form. #FacilityFridays show with a 3.29 Team GPA. You At least so say his players, who out from its profile in brutal
off the team’s new locker room can have it all here!!” reads one are months into their offsea- block font: “#theAwakening.”
facility, complete with a new post); “Family” (“Bonds that son training with the new staff. But this is only the message
“hydrotherapy room” (read: can’t be broken”); “Winning” “During the workouts, I on the surface. Buried beneath
small jacuzzi). #JOBALERT (presumably a work in prog- don’t think me or any of my the photoshop and the graph-
posts, complete with photo- ress); “Building impact men” teammates have ever received ics, the real message—the one
shopped picture and inlaid (perhaps ill-advised wording a compliment,” said captain being sent in the weight room
text, announce when a senior for a sport built around literal Joe Gowetski ’20. “You’re ei- as much as online—lies latent BOWDOIN FOOTBALL INSTAGRAM
player has locked down a new impact); and, of course, “Fun.” ther doing the best you can in the structure of the posts FIVE PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE: In addition to changing the team’s
job or internship. (Casting The only deviations from do, which is what you’re sup- themselves: Form be damned. workout regime, new head coach B.J. Hammer has revitalized football’s
some doubt on the sincerity of this trend come on #Wallpa- posed to do, or you’re doing Substance is king. social media presence, including the team’s pillars of values.
12 SPORTS Friday, April 12, 2019

Sailing team qualifies for Team Race Nationals in May


ship and praised the team’s ’19. “But I think we’ve all From now until nationals, “I think we can always get that. When we go to other
by David Yang continued growth. Only four learned a lot. We’ve all put the team plans to refine its faster. We can always work places and it’s cold, I think
Orient Staff teams qualify out of approx- pretty much everything on strategy on the water. on speed, boat handling, and other teams sometimes have
This past weekend, the imately 50 from the New En- the line for this past week, “The nationals are at the communication,” said Kaplan. an adjustment to that, [but]
Bowdoin Sailing team com- gland area. and then it paid off at the end of May, so we have a Sailing in Maine is dif- we’re very much used to it.”
peted in the Team Races of “Almost every year, the end, which is really nice.” lot of time to improve from ferent than elsewhere and The women’s Team Race In-
New England Championship same teams qualify because Lindgren pointed to a pos- here,” said Pizzo. “There’s provides a unique set of chal- vitational takes place this com-
at Connecticut College, fin- they have this really good itive team dynamic as one of a lot of the mental parts of lenges for New England com- ing weekend, followed by the
ishing fourth overall. For the culture and knowledge base the reasons for the team’s suc- the game that we need to get petitors. The team struggles women’s Reed Trophy at MIT
first time in program histo- that perpetuates [them], and cess this year. better at, like setbacks from with low temperatures and on April 20 and 21. The Polar
ry, the coed team qualified that’s been a hard group for “I think something that we tough races or setbacks from high winds. Bears will compete at home
for the Team Race Nationals us to break into until this focus on a lot, especially this tough umpire calls.” “We practice every day, but for the New England Dinghy
which will be held in New- year. To get to this event, it year, was having trust in your Captain Matt Kaplan ’19 is we certainly didn’t practice as Championship on April 27.
port, Rhode Island on May [took] years of building the teammates, and being held looking forward to the com- long as we would have if it “If people get time off
25-27. culture and the knowledge.” responsible for doing your petition. Over the next few was warmer out,” said Pizzo. during Ivies, they can come
Coach Frank Pizzo noted “We’ve had lots of ups and job on the water and being weeks, teams from across the “For our guys and girls, they watch us sail,” Lindgren said.
the difficulty of qualifying downs in the last four years,” able to trust your teammates nation will compete in their have the right mentality and “[It] might be better than
for the national champion- said captain Louisa Lindgren to do their job,” she said. respective qualifier matches. the right gear to deal with some of the concerts.”

LACROSSE Archbell made it clear that


the solution to overcoming
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
injury troubles wasn’t to
prepared for those situations. make dramatic changes to the
“Just because of how ros- formula that has taken the
ters shape up, you’re just not team to where it is now.
going to have a ton of depth,” [They need to] understand
Archbell said. “You have to that … they don’t have to give
do a good job of making sure these herculean efforts,” said
guys are ready to step up … Archbell. “But it’s more just
it’s just trying to make the this guy steps up a little bit
individual as comfortable as here this guy steps up a little
possible when they step into bit here, and this guy maybe
those roles.” plays a few more minutes
DeSisto echoed this senti- here. [That’s how] we can deal
ment, describing the team’s with this.”
culture as key to its ability For all of the team’s strug-
to react to the limited avail- gles, Archbell has never had
ability of more experienced any loss of faith.
players. “If we get healthy enough,
“We’ve always had the we can we certainly have
‘next man up’ mentality. Ev- enough talent and ability to
erybody’s getting equal reps win [the NESCAC champion-
in practice, so it’s the expecta- ship.] It’s more just [a ques-
tion that you’re doing all the tion of,] can we play together
work that you need to do to for 60-plus minutes.”
be ready if you do get put on The team will conclude its
the field,” said DeSisto. “As a regular season with three crit-
team, we have a pretty good ical NESCAC contests, start-
culture of [believing that] ing with a matchup against
nobody’s better than anybody fourth-place Wesleyan (9-2,
else. Anyone can earn a spot 5-2 NESCAC) at Whittier
on the field.” Field on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Importantly, however,

ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT


SKULL AND LACROSSE BONES: (TOP) Donal Mullane ’21 runs with the ball. (BOTTOM) Jeff Powers ’19 and Jake Crossman ’20 run toward Bates opponents in a match last week. The team has struggled to rise in the NESCAC ranks due to unexpected injuries.

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13 Friday, April 12, 2019

O OPINION
BSG, do better
This weekend, students will have the opportunity to elect officers for next
year’s Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) executive committee. Sort of. Only
three of the officer positions are actually contested this year—the chairs of di-
versity and inclusion, facilities and sustainability, student organizations and
the treasury will win by default.
It seems like the student body isn’t very engaged with BSG. There are plen-
ty of reasons why. As several candidates noted in this week’s debates, students
don’t have a good sense of what BSG does—and we think it’s because BSG has
done very little this year. The assembly has voted to change the way it votes
(ranked choice is good, but it’s not an accomplishment). Members changed
their own bylaws. They’ve sent several surveys, but it’s not clear what will
come from any of them. They’ve invited plenty of administrators to their
meetings, but little of the information they glean is conveyed to the student
body. In fact, much of what they discuss goes unreported, as the practice
of sending out meeting minutes has all but died off. Yes, some students use

NIK
services like Polarflix and the shuttle to Portland (though we don’t know

H
AC
how many), and BSG voted to spend $500 on condoms and dental dams for

B
TA
LIA
upperclassmen. But we can, and should, ask for more than this from our

DA
student government.
This lack of achievement might stem from candidates’ unrealistic platforms.
Candidates this year have proposed to implement the double minor, make syllabi
available before course registration and pressure the College to hire new coun-
selors. Most candidates want to revive Bowdoin Course Reviews, but students
almost never fill them out now, and it’s unlikely they will start, even if the website
gets a facelift. For years, president-hopefuls have promised to reconsider the ESD
Why I want to donate my
kidney to a stranger
requirement. This has never gone anywhere in the past, and candidates have not
made a compelling case for why things would be different this time around.
The unopposed candidates are a simpler problem. When voting in an un-
opposed race, students are still given two options: the candidate or a blank
ballot. A candidate running unopposed should have to beat the blank ballot,
and students should be made aware that voting blank can have a material effect would make any difference if this baby I first had this idea when I came across
on the race. In the event that an uncontested student fails to win more than 50 Our America was far away, maybe in another country, a story by Dylan Matthews of Vox. Mat-
percent of the vote, there should be a new election for the position, allowing by Lorenzo Meigs
but still at the same risk of death and still thews was similarly moved by Singer’s
other students to declare their candidacy and run against the formerly uncon- available for us to help just as easily. The drowning child thought experiment and
tested candidate. It should not be possible for a student to be elected to BSG answer, it seems, must remain the same: realized that in walking around with an
by simply tossing their name in the ring. It’s a position that should be earned. Living at the country club that is We still have an obligation to save the extra healthy kidney while there were
Setting grandiose and unrealistic goals, with no clear outline of implementa- Bowdoin College, I often forget just how baby. Distance has no moral relevance. over 100,000 people on a waiting list des-
tion, sets candidates up to fail once they take office. Additionally, when half of the much suffering there is in this world. If people are suffering and we have the perately in need of a kidney, he was acting
positions in an election cycle are uncontested, winners have no mandate from Deep in the stress and sleep deprivation means to easily help them, it shouldn’t no differently than the man who walks
the student body nor have they proven that they understand what is attainable. we all experience as Bowdoin students, matter where in the world or country past the drowning child. At little cost to
Rhetoric becomes empty, elections become shams and candidates are not forced I consistently fail to recognize that my they are. himself, he could donate his kidney and
to seriously consider the needs of the students. We’ve seen this with our BSG life is charmed beyond measure and Having helped us conclude this, Sing- save a life. So he did. Now, not only would
candidates in the past, and we’re worried that we’re going to see it again. that my experience at this school is, for er then points out that this secondary I like to do the same, I think I have an ob-
To next year’s BSG: do better. the most part, one wonderful experience scenario of the far away baby in need ligation to do the same.
after another. To state the obvious, I am is, in fact, emblematic of the state of our For as Matthews points out, donating
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s editorial board, immensely privileged, and so, dear read- modern world. By donating a few mea- a kidney really does come at minimal cost
which is composed of Nell Fitzgerald, Dakota Griffin, George Grimbilas, Roither er, are you. Independent of our family ger dollars, we can empower charities to to yourself. It can take up to a month to
Gonzales, Calder McHugh and Jessica Piper. backgrounds, Bowdoin’s reality distor- provide food to the starving or malaria recover from the surgery, but the long-
tion field guarantees that we all have nets to those at risk. In short, instead of term health risks are extremely mini-
room to give and serve. As an elite class, buying a latte, we can save a life. Every mal—a one or two percent increase in the
what, then, are our duties? How much, day we have this choice, and every day chance of kidney failure. And should your
if anything, do we owe to those in need? we choose simple, fleeting pleasure for remaining kidney fail, your previous do-
The answer to this question—this ourselves over the very life of another. nation will mean you are bumped to the
question we do not ask nearly as often This is certainly a radical conclusion, top of the waiting list for a new one.
ESTABLISHED 1871 and as demandingly as we ought to— and a deeply divergent view of the true A kidney donation, then, can only
comes to us, I think, in the form of a nature of morality, but I find it uncom- really be life-alteringly positive. Selfishly,
famous thought experiment by the phi- fortably unavoidable. Singer, I think, is donating a kidney will provide you with
bowdoinorient.com orient@bowdoin.edu 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011
losopher Peter Singer. completely correct. Our duties extend a profound sense of meaning, purpose
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information Singer asks us to suppose that our far beyond what convention and intu- and happiness in a way only serving oth-
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, daily route to class takes us past a shal- ition require, and we thus shirk our du- ers can. As more and more research con-
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in low pond. One day, as we are walking ties daily. In this sense, Singer and the firms, giving generates far more pleasure
writing and reporting. The Orient is committed to serving as an open forum for thoughtful and diverse past the pond, we notice a baby drown- Scripture have much in common: we than receiving once we reach adulthood.
discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community.
ing in the pond. We know that we can humans are all sinners. We need to rad- Furthermore, you will create a lifelong
safely enter the pond and save the baby’s ically change our behavior and begin bond with your donor, a bond about
Calder McHugh Jessica Piper life but doing so will mean getting mud- acting much more benevolently. This which countless touching testimonials
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief dy and being late to class. Singer asks, do extends far beyond the way we spend can be found online.
we have an obligation to save the drown- our money. We at Bowdoin have so much good
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor ing baby? It’s been over two years now since fortune, and it’s nothing to feel guilty
James Little Anjulee Bhalla Nina McKay The answer, of course, is an emphatic I first read Singer, and although I’ve about. But let us also make sure that we
Emily Cohen yes. Without a doubt, we must save the changed somewhat, I still haven’t find time to remember the drowning
Photo Editor Nell Fitzgerald Features Editor baby. It will cost us very little and it will changed enough. I still spend nearly all children around us. Let us always make
Dakota Griffin Eliana Miller save a life. As we can intuitively agree, of my time and money on myself, and sure that we remember that our duties
Ann Basu Rohini Kurup
Mindy Leder not only is it the right thing to do, it is I still daily choose my frivolous desires extend beyond ourselves. For me, this
Ezra Sunshine Associate Editor Sports Editor the morally required thing to do—to and preferences over the fundamental means donating a kidney, but maybe for
Kathryn McGinnis choose not to save the baby would not needs of others. I want to do better. That’s you it means something else entirely—
Anna Fauver
Roither Gonzales be a neutral act, it would be a morally why I plan, sometime soon after I grad- and that’s fine. I just hope you’ll join me
Layout Editor A&E Editor bankrupt act. uate, to donate my kidney to a stranger on the quest to live a more moral life. I
Jaret Skonieczny Amanda Newman
Lucia Ryan Sabrina Lin However, Singer then asks us if it in need. guarantee you won’t regret it.
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14 OPINION Friday, April 12, 2019

Our home away from home: where does Maine fit in?


important influence on its
Pine Tree development, and in some ways,
Perspective Maine shares more culture with
by Lowell Ruck its neighbors in the Canadian
Maritimes than it does with any
In my two years at Bowdoin, other region. Though Maine
I have thought about my home borders only one U.S. state, New
state more than ever before. Hampshire, it is bordered on
Surrounded by people from three sides by three Canadian
different regions of the country provinces: Québec, New
and around the globe, I have Brunswick and Nova Scotia (by
the opportunity both to en- sea). Lobstering is as vibrant an
gage with diverse perspectives industry here as it is in Nova
and to critically consider my Scotia and New Brunswick, and
own. Yet as I approach the end residents of the St. John River
of this column, I find myself Valley on the northern border
wondering: where does Maine have long shared a common
belong in the world? What is it Acadian tradition. Immigration
that makes us different or spe- in both directions has also been
cial? Though I’ve written much common: several of my Maine
already about Maine’s culture, ancestors had roots in New
from Franco-Americans to Brunswick and Prince Edward
skiing to tourism, I have not Island, and many other Mainers
truly placed it in a broader can say the same. Though a
context. Where do we fit in, if border divides us, Maine and
at all? Eastern Canada’s cultures
The answer lies in our his- and histories are thoroughly
tory, geography and demog- intertwined.
raphy. Though Maine is often When we consider these
lumped in with the rest of the MOLLY KENNEDY conditions, it’s clear to see that
predominantly Democratic, Washington D.C. to Boston, it the crowded shores of the At- by West Country Englishmen, tent, anti-authoritarian and Maine’s culture doesn’t belong
urban and wealthy Northeast is hardly accurate to lump it lantic Seaboard. Even if Maine not by East Anglicans as in protective of the land. Though to just one region or even one
region, this classification is and the rest of Maine in with is firmly within the geographic Massachusetts, and these first parts of New Hampshire and country. Though we are polit-
misguided at best. As I dis- metropolitan areas like New Northeast, it remains cultural- immigrants brought with them nearby Massachusetts and ically tied to the U.S. and his-
cussed in a previous column, York or Philadelphia which ly separate. a love of the sea and an An- Vermont have similar cultures torically tied to New England,
the Pine Tree State has many have far more wealth and na- Within New England, too, glican tradition that divided as certain areas of Maine, dif- the Pine Tree State straddles
different cultural regions— tional influence. Although Maine occupies a unique them from their neighbors to ferent groups and patterns of both regional and international
some majority liberal, some significant portions of Maine’s space. It is larger, poorer and the south. Subsequent waves settlement have divided Maine boundaries. We are a border-
majority conservative—which coast are populated by what wilder than the other states in of Scottish-Irish immigra- from its peers. land, a frontier that never fully
do not align neatly with Amer- might be called “coastal elites,” the region and is set apart by tion, followed by settlers from We are also a frontier state, closed, a territory that is de-
ican notions of political and these people share the water- its stronger maritime tradi- Massachusetts and as far away a place where an international fined but somehow resists defi-
demographic divisions. While front with seventh-generation tion and independent attitude. as Sweden, contended with border was not marked until nition. That’s not a bad thing.
Portland sits on the periphery working-class fishermen, Much of this is a result of its Maine’s unforgiving climate the Webster-Ashburton Treaty That’s precisely what makes us
of the Northeast Megalopolis, something that is becoming early history. The British Prov- and soil and created a culture of 1842. Maine’s proximity unique—and I wouldn’t have it
an urban zone extending from increasingly uncommon along ince of Maine was first settled that was fiercely self-subsis- to Canada has exerted an any other way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR QUESTION OF THE WEEK

DO YOU APPROVE OF BOWDOIN


Brunswick’s at-large town STUDENT GOVERNMENT’S
councilor thanks students PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR?
To the Editor, program is a collaboration between the
Answer at bowdoinorient.com/poll.
College and Brunswick’s excellent Parks
I wanted to publicly thank all the Bow- and Recreation Department, and I think
doin students who are spending their these partnerships are invaluable to the
Saturday mornings this month teaching
Brunswick’s youngest schoolchildren
cohesiveness of our community. So from
this Brunswick dad, thank you for bring-
Last week’s response:
how to play soccer. I’ve seen firsthand ing joy and knowledge into our kids’
all the smiles these student-coaches lives. Q: IS IT TOO COLD TO WEAR SHORTS?
are bringing to kids’ faces as they play.
My own son is having a great time, and
other parents seem to be happy with
Sincerely,
Dan Ankeles
63% YES
their children’s experience as well. This Brunswick at-large town councilor
37% NO
Based on answers from 174 responses.

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Friday, April 12, 2019 OPINION 15

BSG CANDIDACY STATEMENTS


PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Nate DeMoranville ’20


After three years of public service, it is with great excitement that I run for President of Bowdoin Student Government. In this position, I will strive to bridge the
divides of this campus by working with students to help other students.
I want to create spaces where we can hangout and stop doing work. I would partner with Student Activities to host another Food Truck Night, and I would reno-
vate the Game Room in Smith Union. I would also like to better promote the services that BSG already provides, like subsidized movie tickets and free bowling on
Thursday nights.
Another goal of mine is to reduce stress on campus. I would facilitate more preventive programming with Counseling and establish liaison positions between
different students groups. I would also engage upper-class students in pre-major advising, revive Bowdoin Course Reviews and provide free planners for students
at the start of the year.
When BSG has exhausted its own efforts, I will work with the administration to affect change on campus. But mostly, I want to forget about the admin-
istrators and focus on the students. We have our own problems, but we can work together to solve them.
In my position on BSG as Chair of Facilities and Sustainability, I have worked under this model. During the fall, I organized a town hall in response
to bias incidents where students sat alongside administrators to build a more inclusive community. Throughout the year, I have also chaired the Dining
Advisory Committee, and we have suggested small changes, like separating sliced fruits in Thorne, that are being implemented. Just next week, we will
be placing benches in the Coles Tower Lobby!
There is work to be done on this campus, but we have made great strides already. I hope you will join me!

Ural Mishra ’20


Hi friends! Over my years at Bowdoin, I’ve actively worked to make our campus better for all students. My past three years here have been an incredible experience,
and I’ve grown so much from the kindness and generosity of our community. I hope to be given the privilege of serving as the next BSG President. I have tried to use
my time here to make Bowdoin a more inclusive, open and understanding place. Sitting on the BSG assembly for two years, serving as Reed House Programming
Chair, being a board member for the International Student Association (ISA), helping found South Asian Students Association (SASA) and being the current 2020
Class Council Programming Director have all given me the experience to continue to make this campus a better place.
As president I commit to:
1. Making syllabi available during course registration.
2. Cutting the BSG budget, making money available to student-led clubs through the Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC).
3. Revising the Exploring Social Differences (ESD) requirement so it is more reflective of contemporary power structures.
4. Bridging the athlete/non-athlete divide by hosting conversations between teams, College Houses, clubs and BSG.
5. Working with deans and the Counseling Center to expand mental health services.
6. Working with Bowdoin Security, the Office of Residential Life and Brunswick Police Department to remedy Bowdoin-Brunswick relations.
I’m running for president because I’m uniquely positioned to tackle the issues and projects I’ve made part of my platform. I’ve based my platform on
the important work I’ve already started in the first three measures and other issues that can be tangibly dealt with to improve the Bowdoin experience.
I’m so thankful for everything that Bowdoin and the community here has given me, and I hope I can help leave this place a better one than it was when
I first entered. Check my Facebook event for a full description of my platform!

Salim Salim ’20

Hi everyone! My name is Salim, and I am thrilled to announce my campaign for BSG President! I am passionate about serving our community and want to work
with you to address the important challenges our campus faces.
I have previously served as the Chair of Student Affairs on the executive committee, and as the Vice President to the Class of 2020. Outside of BSG, I have
been a member of the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) since sophomore year and will be the RA of 52 Harpswell this upcoming fall. My experiences in BSG
and Res Life have illuminated to me how important inclusivity is in our daily lives. I want all students to feel like they can claim Bowdoin and that they have a
voice in shaping our campus.
As BSG President, I will work collaboratively with students and campus partners to address a range of campus issues. Specifically, I will commit to
protecting and embracing student activism on campus, increasing and strengthening student access to counseling and mental health services and
promoting intersectional dialogue on campus. I can’t do this alone; I will need your voices, your perspectives and your ideas to transform Bowdoin
into an inclusive, equitable campus for all students.

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Aneka Kazlyna ’20


Hi! I’m Aneka Kazlyna, and I’m a rising senior. At Bowdoin, I have held a wide range of leadership roles: the founder of an NGO on women’s education and domestic violence,
Multicultural Center Director, Student Interviewee for New Faculty, Student Representative to the Middle Eastern North Africa and Arabic Committee, Fellowship and First-
Gen Student Mentor, Student Activities Fellow, Muslim Student Alliance Events Chair, Anokha President and BSG Multicultural Rep.
I want actions and not simply words from BSG. I want to remind our community of the role of BSG and remind BSG of the responsibility it has to our community. This
place is yours. My goals are to make Bowdoin a place for all of us and to give you complete transparency.
Platform:
• Wellness Vending Machine: 24/7 accessibility to low-cost contraception and health products.
• Peer-Nightline: an anonymous mental health hotline to help with academic and non-academic stress.
• Work on extending Bowdoin Counseling Service’s weekday evening hours and adding weekend hours. Extended weekday hours would let Counseling Service
offer more appointment times and hire more counseling staff year-round.
• Ensure complete transparency and accountability from BSG via video highlights of each week’s meeting and develop a system to gather student concerns.
• Make an accountability tracker that will show the progress of achieving BSG’s goals throughout the year.
• Revisit how reporting happens in sexual violence response processes. I will streamline reporting processes as well as outline specific follow-up pro-
cedures to ensure cases are not lost or closed prematurely. I will ensure that resources are made more accessible by working with Safe Space and the
administration.
My vision is to empower ALL voices and listen to YOU. I hope to hear every concern on all the policies that the BSG will implement. I believe that together
we can make this place exactly what you want it to be.

Arein Nguyen ’21


Hello all! My name is Arein Nguyen, and I am running to be the next vice president of BSG for the 2019-2020 academic year. Over the last two years as an assembly member, I have
worked to make Bowdoin a better place for all students. I am running for vice president because I feel it is the next step to continue my work within the student government assembly
for the betterment of the student body. I hope that my agenda, as outlined in the following points, will help me gain your support for my candidacy.
1. Continue to pursue the revision of the ESD and International Perspective (IP) offerings to enrich academic life and truly fulfill the liberal arts education of Bowdoin.
2. Continue the work of our current executive team to add paper assignments to the exam “bunching rule”.
3. Cut the BSG operating budget in order to support more student-led events on campus.
4. Expand mental health and counseling services for Bowdoin students by hiring additional staff.
5. Follow other schools in implementing inclusion training requirements for tenure-track professors to create more inclusive classroom environments for our diversi-
fying student body.
6. Bring back Common Hour with stronger programming than we’ve had in the last three years.
7. Increase the pressure on administration to address the “living-wage initiative” for fair wages to all Bowdoin employees.
8. Foster an environment for the student body and the town of Brunswick to mend our torn relationship.
9. Increase student body engagement with BSG by hosting weekly meetings in places other than Daggett.
Relevant experience:
• Class of 2021 Representative to BSG
• Currently the Multicultural Coalition Representative to BSG
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns! I am looking forward to hearing your input on how we can make a better Bowdoin for all of us.
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
16 Friday, April 12, 2018

APRIL
FRIDAY 12
EVENT
Let’s Get a Meal: A Conversation About
Experiences at Bowdoin
As a part of admitted student programming, current students
can join President Clayton Rose, faculty and prospective
students for dinner.
Thorne Hall. 6 p.m.

EVENT
Pan-African Fashion Show
Africa Alliance will host its biannual fashion show. Along with
a runway featuring diverse cultural dress, the night will have
music, dance, comedy and more.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCE
“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT

Masque & Gown will feature a neo-futurist play directed by FUN IN THE SUN: First-years Yasmeen Wirth and Kevin Ryff share a moment while hammocking on the quad on Thursday afternoon. Bowdoin
students hit the outdoors yesterday to enjoy the warm weather after enduring several snowy days earlier in the week.
Hugo Hentoff ’19. There will be performances on Saturday
night as well.
Wish Theater. 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

MONDAY 15 WEDNESDAY 17
EVENT WELLNESS
An Evening With Governor John Kasich Meditation

SATURDAY 13 Former governor of Ohio and CNN senior political commen-


tator John Kasich will participate in a conversation moder-
ated by President Clayton Rose and answer questions from
Local licensed acupuncturist Toby Sifton will lead a 45-
minute meditation session.
Room 302, Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 7:15 p.m.
PERFORMANCE the audience. Kasich formerly served as a Fox News host and
Senior Recital by fortuno recently authored the novel “Two Paths: America United or EVENT
Tobi Omola ’19 and Ellis Laifer ’19 will present their musical Divided.” Online pre-registration for the event is required. The Untold: Diverse Stories of Asian/
narrative honors project “Proposal.” This work challenges the Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m. Asian-American Peers at Bowdoin
traditional album structure by offering a dreamlike story that A panel of Asian and Asian-American students and faculty
utilizes autotune, synthesizers and other musical components. will share stories about their experiences and identities.
Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Jack Magee’s Pub and Grill. 7:30 p.m.

EVENT
Quinceañera
The Latin American Student Organization will host its annual
event to celebrate the quinceañara, a traditional coming of age
ceremony for girls turning 15. The event will feature a special
TUESDAY 16
EVENT
dance performance at 10:30 p.m.
Moulton Union. 10 p.m. Opening Reception for “Focusing on
Dating Violence” Gallery THURSDAY 18
Members of the 2018-19 Gender Violence Prevention and EVENT
Education Leadership Institute will present their An Evening with Comedian Fumi Abe
photography projects on dating violence on campus. Japanese-American comedian Fumi Abe will perform stand-
Blue Gallery, David Saul Smith Union. 7:30 p.m. up revolving around his Asian-American identity. Abe hosts
a podcast called “Asian, Not Asian,” and his work has been

SUNDAY 14
LECTURE featured in the New York Times, MTV Decoded and Vulture.
Vigil to Honor Victims of the New Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.
Zealand Mosque Shooting
FILM SCREENING The Muslim Student Alliance will invite students to honor PERFORMANCE
Apollo 11 the victims of the recent mosque shootings in New Zealand. Longfellows, Ursus Verses Joint Concert
Frontier will screen “Apollo 11,” a film directed by Todd Doug- On March 15, 50 worshippers died after a white nationalist Student a cappella groups Ursus Verses and the Longfellows
las Miller which details NASA’s dramatic 1969 moon mission. attacked two separated mosques in Christchurch. will perform a joint concert.
Frontier. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Museum of the Art Steps. 9 p.m. Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.

19 EVENT 20 EVENT 21 22 EVENT 23 EVENT 24 25 EVENT

Earth Day Spotify’s Paul Lion Babe


Paint Night Pop-Up Poetry
Celebration Lemere Concert