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The Nation’s Oldest Continuously Published College Weekly Friday, November 22, 2019 Volume 149, Number 11

Mayhem at Ladd House: one man arrested Annual Giving Report

for fighting, second suspect flees scene shows decline in
by Andrew Bastone
and Kate Lusignan
ident, was arrested by the Bruns-
wick Police Department (BPD) on
four charges, including disorderly
on the side of the head and tried to
strangle a second student. Execu-
tive Director of Safety and Security
dents asked the intruders to leave
the house. Security was called
after students tried to escort the
alumni donations
Orient Staff
conduct for fighting and refusing Randy Nichols said a total of four individuals out of the basement, wages were raised.
A skirmish late Saturday night to submit to arrest or detention. students were assailed, but none but the situation escalated and, by Nina McKay Compared to college grad-
Orient Staff
at an event sponsored by the Black Police said a second unidenti- suffered injuries. according to Nichols, the two men uates nationwide, Bowdoin
Student Union (BSU) in Ladd fied suspect fled from police and After the event host did not allegedly attacked four students The College received $34.9 alumni rank among the top
House resulted in the arrest of a Bowdoin Security. Security’s in- let the party-crashers through the before exiting the house. There million in donations during donors to their alma mater. In
19-year-old party-crasher, accord- vestigation is ongoing and officers front entrance, Nichols believes were no reported injuries. the 2018-2019 year, a $700,000 2018, Forbes ranked Bowdoin
ing to police who said attendees are still working to identify the the they entered Ladd House After arriving on the scene, decrease from the $35.6 mil- 12 out of 200 on its “Grateful
were in a state of “pandemonium” suspect. through a back door and eventual- Bowdoin Security called 911. lion received in 2017-2018, ac- Graduates Index,” which is
when officers arrived. BPD Commander Mark Waltz ly made their way to the basement. cording to the Annual Giving determined by the median of
Ali Ahmed Ali, a Portland res- said Ali allegedly hit one student The conflict began when stu- Please see LADD, page 4 Report. The report, prepared total private donations per
by the Office of Development enrolled student in the last
and Alumni Relations, also seven years and the percent-
shows alumni and friends, age of alumni who donate any
faculty and staff gave less this amount to the institution each
year than last. year.
According to Scott Meikle- Alumni gave $13,296,888
john, senior vice president for in 2018-2019, down from
development and alumni rela- $15,598,308 the previous
tions, this drop is not a source year. Friends, faculty and staff
of significant concern for the gave $1,263,306, down from
College. $2,438,375 in 2017-2018.
“In the context of total an- Parents, trustees, foundations
nual support that has been be- and corporations all donated
tween $32 and $42 million per more.
year over a number of years, The classes of 1957, 1960,
being up or down by $700,000 1964 and 1968 all had annu-
isn’t something we think al giving rates of at least 80,
about,” he wrote in an email to meaning 80 percent of living
the Orient. alumni from those class years
However, Meiklejohn ex- donated to the College. The
plained that giving can vary class of 1969 gave the most in
based on donors’ personal annual gifts—$638,777—and
circumstances or when the annual capital and planned
College receives large dona- gifts—$4,504,647.
tions for particular purposes, All four annual funds—the
such as financial aid, academic alumni fund, the parents fund,
programs, internships or con- the Polar Bear Athletic Fund
struction. and the friends fund—showed
“In any given year, we have slightly greater returns in
contributors who didn’t give 2018-2019 than in 2017-2018.
the year before, and there “The annual giving pro-
are alumni who drop off the grams continue to grow,”
MINDY LEDER, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT donor roles and reappear in Meiklejohn wrote. “Most do-
STUFFED ME UP: Sananda another year,” he wrote. “They nors to Bowdoin every year
Chintamani ’21 (left) and Lily Fullam forget, they think they gave or participate by giving to one of
’21 were all smiles as they tucked into they have a particular reason those funds.”
the annual Thanksgiving dinner in for giving or not. With about The report also highlighted
Thorne Hall on Thursday night. The 20,000 living alumni there are the contributions of the 1794
annual dinner attracts throngs of lots of individual stories.” Society, which provides 83
students, many of whom line up an
hour before Thorne opens its doors Meiklejohn did not speci- percent of annual giving to-
to secure seating for the meal. Aside fy a particular reason for the tals. Members of the society
from a decadent spread of Thanskgiv- decline, such as a pledge dis- are classified by the amount
ing classics like carved turkey, mashed tributed by Bowdoin Labor of their donation; for example,
potatoes, stuffing and pie, this year’s Alliance, which asked alumni those who donate $100,000 or
meal featured an array of homemade to withhold donations to the
breads and seasonal salads. College until housekeeper Please see GIVING, page 4

Shooting on Federal Street BCA urges town council to pass

leaves one dead Monday night climate emergency resolution
apartment, a 22-year-old woman. According to a statement laborate in town more. We don’t and halt the development of
by Emily Cohen A struggle for the weapon ensued from the Brunswick Police De- by Eliana Miller want this just to be a college fossil fuel infrastructure. The
Orient Staff Orient Staff
in the apartment between Fisher partment, officers received a call thing. This is a young people’s South Portland town council
One man is dead following and another man, who was vis- about the shooting at approxi- After waiting for three hours, movement, and we want to get passed a similar resolution in
a shooting in a Federal Street iting the occupant. During the mately 10:30 p.m.. The shootingseven members of Bowdoin the local schools and residents early October, and town coun-
apartment on Monday night. struggle, both men were shot. took place at the Tedford Hous-Climate Action (BCA) spoke at involved, and get everyone to cils in Bar Harbor and Portland
Another man was shot and in- Fisher fled the apartment and ing family shelter at 34 Federal
the Brunswick Town Council cooperate together.” followed suit on Monday night.
jured at the scene. died outside. The other man was Street, less than a mile from meeting on Monday night. They The group presented a “No state in the U.S. has de-
The first man, Ali Fisher of transported to a nearby hospital, campus. urged the council to declare a non-binding climate emergency clared a climate emergency, and
Lisbon, broke into the apartment treated and released. State police The Office of Safety and Se-climate emergency. resolution to the Council that it would be really impactful if
carrying a handgun, according have not released the name of the curity did not send a security “We were here to start the includes a commitment to elim- Maine was the first state to do
to a release from the Maine State other people involved because alert to the Bowdoin commu- conversation,” Perrin Milliken inate greenhouse gas emissions so,” said Milliken in an inter-
Police, and entered into an alter- they do not plan to charge either ’22, a leader of BCA, said during by 2030 and a pledge to educate
cation with an occupant of the of them. Please see SHOOTING, page 3 the meeting. “We want to col- residents about climate change Please see CLIMATE, page 3

Brunswick Town Council unanimously DASA and BSG prepare for International Peruvian dancer Vania Ibarguen visits Women’s rugby captures first-ever NIRA Professor Robert Sobak responds to critcism
passes new parking ordinance. Page 3. Day of Persons with Disabilities. Page 5. campus to perform. Page 7. national title. Page 10. of his op-ed about sophistry. Page 15.
2 Friday, November 22, 2019

11/14 to 11/21 STUDENT SPEAK:
What is your most memorable Thanksgiving?
Thursday, November 14 Sunday, November 17
• A group of students was playing soccer in • A fire alarm at Mayflower Apartments was
Sargent Gymnasium when a kicked ball caused by smoke from sizzling bacon. Christian Gostout ’20
struck and smashed a lighted exit sign. A • Two damaged wooden chairs were found
student took responsibility for the errant
outside Brunswick Apartments.
• Officers came to the aid of a despondent
"Post-dinner drag racing in a desert salt
Friday, November 15
• A student creating a microwave brown-
• As two students were roughhousing inside ie-in-a-mug activated a smoke alarm in
Smith Union, one of them was pushed into Howard Hall. Officers opened windows and
a wall, causing a large hole. Both students used fans to clear smoke from the room to
will be charged for the repair. prevent the entire building from going into
• A student reported finding their passen- alarm.
ger-side car window smashed as the vehicle
was parked on Park Row in front of Bruns- Monday, November 18
wick Apartments. Nothing was missing • A student received a nose laceration while Andrew Treat ’22
from the interior. playing basketball at Morrell Gymnasium.
• An athlete was transported to Mid Coast "Our green beans were set aflame and
Hospital for an ice hockey related neck Tuesday, November 19
injury- • An officer assisted a student who fainted almost burned down our kitchen."
• An intoxicated student was transported while attending an event at Main Lounge,
from Maine Hall to Mid Coast Hospital. Moulton Union.
• An officer spoke with a student about com-
Saturday, November 16 plaints received about the smell of cigarette
• An officer checked on the wellbeing of a smoke coming from his room.
student on the Osher Quad who had been
drinking. Wednesday, November 20
• Excessively loud music was reported on the • A dirty stove top in Stowe Inn was a con- Yasmeen Wirth ’22
fourth floor of Coles Tower. The volume tributing factor in the activation of a smoke
was reduced.
• An officer conducted a wellness check for
alarm. "My sister fell off a trapeze and busted
an intoxicated student at Winthrop Hall.
• A minor student was found in possession
Thursday, November 21
• There was an excessive noise complaint and
open her lip, so we spent the night in
of two fraudulent driver’s licenses.
• A complaint of marijuana smoke in Coles
an alcohol policy violation on the seventh
floor of Coles Tower.
the ER feeding her smoothies."
Tower led to two students who had been
smoking earlier.
• A student who reported experiencing chest
pain was transported to Mid Coast Hospi-
• Security officers and police responded to Arein Nguyen ’21
Ladd House for a report of a large crowd
with fights in progress at a registered event. "I came home to surprise my grandma,
Ali Ahmed Ali, 19, of Portland was arrest-
ed and charged with disorderly conduct/ and she was like ‘why are you here’ with
fighting, refusing to submit to arrest or
detention and minor consuming liquor. Ali a straight face."
was also served with a criminal trespass
warning barring him from campus. The COMPILED BY HAVANA CASO-DOSEMBET
incident remains under investigation.

Ten things to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner

by Lily Randall 3. Avoid it all and head out for your third smoke 8. Tell your parents you’ve gone vegan. But
Orient Staff break of the day right before dinner. Don’t come only after dinner has been served. Commit to
back until everyone’s passed out in a post-meal food the bit and announce your plans to be an eco-
coma. Eat the leftover pie while watching “A Charlie terrorist, if you’re really feeling it!
Thanksgiving has pie, and the good part stops Brown Christmas” unbothered.
right about there. There’s just something 9. Tell your great-grandpa his vibes are off.
about gathering a mass of people with similar 4. The “really cool” stick and poke pine tree you Refuse to sit next to him at the dinner table
genomes into one dining room that brings out got while wine drunk on a Thursday night. Guys, because “his energy is too toxic for me, bro.”
the worst in everyone. If you’re wondering how it’s, like, representative of the outdoors, but also it’s
you had family dinner every night for 18 years a simple line drawing as, like, a reminder to live 10. That you’re voting for Tulsi Gabbard.
without absolutely losing it, know you’re in simply. No, it’s actually super dope. You know what, This is a great way to finally unite everyone
good company. Reconnect with those you have you guys just don’t get it. Sorry you don’t understand in the room—Democrats and Republicans
the most complicated feelings towards by using art. alike—under one banner: shaming you for your
our suggested dinner conversation starters, political beliefs.
listed below. 5. How you liked your uncle’s first wife better.

6. If you’re really looking to stir the pot, insult

1. How dismantling capitalism is the only someone’s sweet potato casserole. Burn some
way to combat global climate change. Flex bridges. Don’t look back. God is dead, anyway.
that one Environmental Studies class you took
this semester while simultaneously getting 7. That you want to be a History and Visual Arts
called a commie by your grandmother. If you double major with a minor in Classics. Are people
really want to hit the nail in the coffin, casually even allowed to hire you with that degree lineup? MAIA COLEMAN
mention donating to Bernie’s campaign. I think you’re legally required to go back to high
school if this happens. Anyway, call me if you go
2. Your UTI. Bonus points if you explain its through with this one. We can talk it out.
origin story.
Friday, November 22, 2019 NEWS 3

NEWS IN BRIEF No parking near Park Row? Students and



residents clash over off-campus spots
by Eliana Miller ing off campus this year, specifi- come student parking, said Senior it’s closer and she doesn’t feel safe
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Keisha Payson from the Office of Sustainability joined the Bowdoin cally on Belmont Street, because Vice President for Finance and at night walking home from Far-
Student Government (BSG) meeting Wednesday night to hear feed- In her 50 years living on Bel- of the new Park Row Apartments. Administration and Treasurer of ley.
back and suggestions for what BSG and other students would like to mont Street, Bobbi Tucker has Before the new ordinance was the College Matt Orlando. But it is “Especially now, it’s dark and
see included in the College’s next climate action plan. never had an issue with Bowdoin adopted, Belmont Street was one unlikely that the College will build icy and I don’t like to walk back
“[We] are thinking about how Bowdoin can be good stewards students. But this fall, when more of the closest town streets where student lots closer to the center of alone,” she said.
[and] citizens of the common good and really address our own needs,” students began parking on her students could legally park all day campus. Nichols noted there are op-
Payson said. street, it became difficult to back long. “By design, we don’t provide tions for students who do not
In 2008, then-President Barry Mills signed Bowdoin onto a climate out of her driveway and she had Julie Coticchia ’20 lives in the student parking in tight to the core want to walk at night, like the
commitment along with nearly 650 other colleges and universities to swerve more frequently around Park Row Apartments and parks of campus because of employees, Bowdoin Shuttle, and if the shut-
to become carbon neutral by 2020. After reaching that goal in 2018, parked cars so as to avoid hitting almost every day on Belmont faculty, staff and visitors,” said tle is not running, Safety and
the Office of Sustainability has put an emphasis on developing a new pedestrians and bicyclists. Street. Randy Nichols, executive director Security will provide an escort
climate action plan for 2030 that reimagines the definition of sus- “Our street is very narrow,” “Chamberlain Hall, Coles Tow- of the Office of Safety and Security. back to campus. But Kratochvil
tainability. Tucker said at Monday night’s er and Park Row are all within a “The College has a business to run. said she feels like the service isn’t
“We’ve focused on a lot of different issues … mostly centered on the meeting of the Brunswick Town thousand feet of each other and And we have the operations of the actively encouraged. Additional-
environment: looking at materials and greenhouse gas emissions but Council. “We think about and they’re all entirely upperclassmen, College that need to run smoothly. ly, security recently reduced the
also trying to connect that back to how it relates to people,” Payson said. worry about the college students but there’s not any student parking We have employees that have to hours the shuttle operates due to
Payson asked BSG members to think about the definition of sus- that live up in the Mayflower nearby,” she said. come in and out and, on any given lack of demand.
tainability and ways it can be applied to the climate action plan. Apartments [on Belmont Street] Coticchia understands the day, dozens or even hundreds of Although parking off campus
“Some of the things we suggest we might already be doing, but and their safety.” town’s concerns and will move her visitors come to campus.” is now more restricted, little is
there might be something new that comes out that we haven’t thought After public comments and a car when the ordinance goes into There are 713 designated stu- changing on campus besides the
of before,” said Payson. 20-minute discussion about park- effect in 30 days, but she wishes dent spots on campus and 503 potential of more student parking
Many BSG members brainstormed ideas that could be implement- ing restrictions, bans and permits, there were more student parking student-registered vehicles this se- near Pine Street.
ed into the climate action plan—some encouraged immediate action the Town Council unanimously spots closer to campus. Most lots mester. Most of the student spots “I’d like to see half the number
that does not require college permission, such as readjusting the ride passed a parking ordinance that on the main campus are designat- are in the Farley/Watson lot. Nich- of student vehicles on this cam-
share board. changed parking restrictions on ed for faculty, staff and visitors. ols hopes to work with the neigh- pus. And I’d like to see students
Curriculum Implementation Committee Representative Joseph Belmont Street, Columbia Ave- Students with parking decals can- bors and try to move parking back just think of other ways to meet
Hilleary ’20 proposed implementing room-based thermostat control nue, Longfellow Avenue, Noble not park in these spaces Monday onto campus whenever possible. their transportation needs short of
due to the over exhaustion of heat production that comes with the Street, Pine Street, Union Street to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Leah Kratochvil ’20, who lives bringing the car to campus,” said
colder weather. and Landing Drive. The College plans to demolish in Brunswick Apartments and fre- Nichols. “Who wants a campus
“I was thinking about heating since that’s one of our major sources Tucker and other residents sus- Pine Street Apartments in the fu- quently parks on Belmont Street, where the main landscaping fea-
of emissions,” said Hilleary. “A large number of classrooms and resi- pect that more students are park- ture, and their space will likely be- said she parks off campus because ture is acres of parking lots?”
dence halls are sweltering, very warm in the winter.“
Developmental Representative to Academic Affairs Thomas Daley
Percent of Classes Filled by Department
’22 suggested a change in the distribution requirements that would
encourage student awareness on the state of the climate.
Computer science, AFRS 9.5%
“We also thought about the idea of environmental course distribu-
tion requirements,” said Daley. “I took Intro to Environmental Studies
art classes most ANTH

last fall because it fit my schedule, even though I’m not going to be an
ES major, and it completely changed the way I view the climate crisis.”
requested for spring ARCH
ASNS 13.3%
Other suggestions for the climate action plan included expanding BIOL 30%
by Gwen Davidson and Drew CHEM 21.4%
sustainability education by teaching students what can and cannot be Macdonald
recycled, switching to more hybridized vehicles, considering more ef- CHIN 0%
Orient Staff CINE 25%
ficient lighting on campus, expanding the Yellow Bike Club, increasing CLAS 33%
censored light motors and encouraging public transportation usage by The first round of course reg- CSCI 66.7%
providing vouchers for the Metro BREEZ bus and Amtrak. istration for the spring semester DNCE 33.3%
“This is something we think about: how do we meet the needs of closed on Monday. DCS 57.2%
EOS 9.1%
the present without compromising the ability of future generations to Computer Science filled the ECON 27.2%
meet their needs,” said Payson. most classes of any department, EDUC 0%
The assembly later entered a closed-door executive session to ad- with 66.7 percent of classes at ENGL 28%
dress indigenous land acknowledgements. full capacity or higher. Next ENVS 23.1%
FRS 0%
were Visual Arts (58.3 percent), 10.5%
Neuroscience (42.9 percent) GER 12.5%
SHOOTING CLIMATE and Dance (33.3 percent).
Of the 42 listed depart-
GRK 0%
ments, 12 failed to completely HISP
HIST 23.8%
nity about the shooting because view with the Orient. “Bruns- fill a single class, including 0%ITAL
police determined that there wick in general is doing pretty Art History, Education and JPN 25%
was no threat to campus or to well with regards to combating Physics. 0%
Brunswick, said Randy Nichols, climate change, but the hope There were over 500 cours- LAS 10.5%
executive director of Safety and is to keep pushing, because it’s es offered for the spring 2020 MATH 21.7%
MUS 10.3%
Security. kind of life or death.” semester. Two courses were NEUR 42.9%
A woman and her child were Brunswick councilors seemed requested at three times their PHIL 11.1%
staying in the apartment where open to the resolution. capacity: Introductory Fiction 0%
the shooting took place, Tedford “I want to thank you all for Workshop and Introduction to PSYC 37.5%
0% REL
Housing’s Executive Director coming, for waiting for so long Modern Dance. There were 12 0% RUS
Craig Phillips told the Times and [for] beautifully articulat- classes which were requested at SOC 36.4%
Record. No children were in ing the emergency that we find least two times their capacity THTR 11.1%
the apartment at the time of the ourselves in,” said Dan An- and 72 which reached or ex- VART 58.3%
shooting. Neither man involved keles, councilor at large. “I’m ceeded their capacity. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
was staying at the shelter, and sorry that your generation is
neither should have been there the one that’s going to have to
at the time, said Phillips. clean up the mess that those of Top Twelve Most Overrequested Classes
“We are saddened and heart- us who came before you made
broken by the incident that … I hope that the town of ENGL 1228 - Intro Fiction Workshop 38 reg. for 12 slots
occurred at Tedford Housing’s Brunswick can adopt this in a DANC 1211 - Intro to Modern Dance 44 reg. for 14 slots
family shelter last night,” read a future meeting.” VART 1601 - Sculpture I 37 reg. for 14 slots
release from the shelter published The Council will vote on the
Tuesday morning. “The two men resolution at their next meet- MUS 1451 - Intro to Audio Recording Techniques 47 reg. for 18 slots
involved were not guests of the ing on December 2. Four days CLAS 1101 - Classical Mythology 123 reg. for 50 slots
shelter and, unfortunately, both later, BCA will host a rally in
HIST 2019 - The Transatlantic Sixties & Seventies 85 reg. for 35 slots
had guns, which are not allowed conjunction with a national
on Tedford Housing property.” climate strike organized by BIOL 1066 - The Molecules of Life 120 reg. for 50 slots
Phillips told the Times Re- the Sunrise Movement. The CSCI 3420 - Optimization & Uncertainty 38 reg. for 16 slots
cord the shelter may consider rally will begin at 11:45 a.m. at
increasing security measures the steps of the Bowdoin Col- VART 1201 - Printmaking I 33 reg. for 14 slots
after looking at its procedures lege Museum of Art and will VART 1101 - Drawing I 40 reg. for 18 slots
and rules. conclude with speakers and a
DANC 1101 - Making Dances 35 reg. for 16 slots
Editor’s Note: A version of this celebration at the gazebo on
article originally appeared online the Brunswick Mall. Milliken CSCI 3715 - Human-Computer Interaction 32 reg. for 16 slots
on Tuesday, November 19. It has encouraged students, town 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% 300% 350%
been updated to include newly councilors and all Brunswick
released details. residents to join. Percentage Overrequested SOURCE: POLARIS
4 NEWS Friday, November 22, 2019

Amtrak holds town hall for

proposed initiatives
[the train] for different reasons, that gets into Portland everyday
by Lily Randall Boston is really the destination,” doesn’t get there until 11:40 in the
Orient Staff
said Patricia Quinn, the execu- morning.”
The Northern New England tive director of NNEPRA. “We’re Currently, to reach the Port-
Passenger Rail Authority (NNER- trying to figure out ways to make land station, the train must take
PA) is currently exploring three the Downeaster more appealing a detour off the main line and
projects to expand access to trains for people to ride it on a regional then reverse back onto it, adding
in midcoast and southern Maine. basis.” an extra 15 minutes to the ride.
An open house at the Brunswick The project in Wells would add NNEPRA has plans to rebuild
Hotel on Monday evening aimed extended mileage of double track Portland’s train station at a new
to gauge community interest in and a second platform to make location in order to shorten the
the proposals. the rail more reliable. Additional- trip.
The potential projects are: add- ly, this double track and platform “We’re always looking for ways
ing a new round-trip option from would allow an extra train to run to reduce our travel time,” Quinn
Brunswick to Wells, building a between Brunswick and Wells said. “Portland is very important. DIEGO VELASQUEZ, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
new station in Portland and creat- every day and would create an It’s the biggest city in Maine. It’s CHOO CHOO: Brunsiwck community members participate in an activity about transportation issues at an open house Monday,.
ing a new stop in Falmouth. These inbound commute option from the number one boarding loca-
proposals align with NNEPRA’s Southern Maine to Portland, ar- tion for our passengers … the meeting was held to inform it was a really good time to get out the open house and the potential
initiative to increase the number riving at approximately 7:55 a.m.. facility sees more than a million NNEPRA of ideas that the com- and get into the communities to of high-speed transit in Maine.
of users riding between local “There are so many people that people in a year, so it’s getting munity is most interested in and get some feedback,” said Jennifer “I sort of hate cars,” said Will
stops, as the majority of riders use travel from the southern part of tired. It’s getting to the point that help provide direction in imple- Crosby, the marketing and sales Parker ’20. “They’re a bad way to
the train, the Amtrak Downeaster, the state into Portland [for work] we need to put some money and menting new projects. coordinator for NNEPRA. travel on a daily basis especially,
to travel to Boston. … [and] we don’t really have a some investment into the facility.” “It’s incredibly important for us The Bowdoin students who but also long distances. I think we
“Even though there’s a di- train that serves that market right Though well-researched, the to get feedback from the commu- attended the meeting were excited are way behind where we should
verse group of people who ride now,” Quinn said. “The first train plans are not solidified yet. The nities that we serve … we thought by the possibilities presented at be in terms of rail.”

Annual Giving Report

Staying safe during the
holiday season $20,000,000
prevent overloading of circuits.
by Michael Halko Lights should be on a timer or 2018-19
turned off during the day and after
Everyone loves to celebrate the hours. $15,000,000
holidays with festive decorations. All decorations must be made
The challenge is to decorate in a of non-flammable material.
safe manner. These are our Fire Installation of decorations
Prevention Measures based on must not damage college proper-
guidelines provided by the Bruns- ty—hooks or clips should be used
wick Fire Department and the instead of nails, screws and other
National Fire Prevention Associ- hardware. No fasteners may pene-
ation. trate any roof surfaces.


Decorations should not be Only artificial trees and wreaths

hung higher than an easily reached are permitted indoors.
distance from a 6-foot step ladder. Remember, candles are strictly
(Remember to not stand on the forbidden everywhere on campus.
top step) In areas with working fireplac-
Climbing on roofs, balconies, es/gas stoves, decorations are to $0
parapets etc. of buildings is pro- be kept three feet away from any
hibited. open flame.
Alumni Parents Trustees Friends, Other Founda- Corpora- Widows
Use fiberglass ladders, and if No decorations may be hung Faculty, (incl. tions tions
you are hanging lights do so with- from any sprinkler pipe, sprinkler & Staff trusts.)
out the power applied. head, smoke detector, strobe or SOURCE: THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS
Keep exits signs, emergency ex- light/utility fixture.
its, electrical/alarm panels, sprin-
klers, fire extinguishers/alarm
All issues identified for outdoor
use also apply for indoors—re-
GIVING give this amount are “Nathan-
iel Hawthorne Associates.”
grams mean to the College
and because, in the case of
scored the degree to which the
College relies upon donations.
devices clearly visible and ensure member to use only three strands In 2018-2019, the 1,227 alumni, they recognize that “Bowdoin would be a very
decoration placement is kept clear of lights and to not hang lights
more are designated “Presi- members of the 1794 Society alumni gifts made their expe- different place without the
of these life safety devices. over the entry way as it can be an
dent’s Associates,” and those gave $7,802,442, while the re- rience better when they were generous gifts of alumni, par-
Electrical Decorations: Only entrapment hazard. who donate $50,000-$100,000 maining 8,279 donors togeth- students,” Meiklejohn wrote. ents and other donors to the
UL-listed miniature lights may are “Joseph McKeen Associ- er gave $1,827,671. “Part of a lifelong relationship College,” he wrote. “We hope
be used (preferably LED lights) Keep striding and smiling— ates.” The minimum donation “I believe many donors with the College involves par- the report of giving conveys
rated for outdoor use. Only three you are headed in the right to receive one of these desig- give because they understand ticipating in some way.” to donors the impact of their
strands of lights may be used to direction. nations is $2,000—those who what the annual giving pro- Meiklejohn also under- contributions.”

LADD dents outside out on College Street

in front of Ladd House in that
Nichols said at the time of Se-
Nichols said Security was
unaware that guests would be
we’d never seen before talking to
students [and] students we didn’t
the annual Epicuria party. The mi-
nors stole three bikes after stealing
area. So they called for reinforce- curity’s arrival, there were more on campus. When Security is in- know from other schools running items from a first-year brick earlier
Waltz said that two BPD officers ments,” said Nichols. than 100 students at the party, formed about a large number of around not knowing where they in the night. The minors were is-
arrived on the scene and encoun- Chief of Police Richard Rizzo many of whom were invited guests guests, officers are typically more were going. So [it was] definitely sued criminal no-trespass orders.
tered groups of students outside of said it is not often that the BPD has from Bates and Colby and had ar- attentive to the event because the disorienting and scary,” said Char- “This group that came from
Ladd House. to call other departments for back- rived to the party by bus. Accord- guest are less familiar with the lotte Johnston ’20. Portland I don’t think was really
Waltz explained that officers up. Rizzo estimated that it hap- ing to an email from Associate campus. “The police did see a student of coming for a great reason. They
on the scene tried to collect wit- pens roughly every two months. Director of Residential Education “This initially was very low pro- color wearing a jacket similar to were probably coming to try to
ness statements, but no students Waltz said the last time reinforce- Stephanie Patterson, non-students file event. As far as we know, it was the one that the person they were victimize [Bowdoin students]. If
offered. ment of this size was needed was are permitted to attend events, but chem free and it was a moderate looking for had on. And suddenly people hear of a big group, they’re
Shortly after arriving at Ladd during a brawl at the sports bar students are responsible for their size. So, it wasn’t high on our pri- they all swarmed him and started going to use that as their opportu-
House, BPD officers called in Benchwarmers on Maine Street in guests’ actions. According to both ority list as a potential problem,” talking to him kind of aggressive- nity to try to sneak in,” Waltz said.
back up, with four more BPD of- the spring of this year. Nichols and Waltz, Ali and the Nichols said. “Let’s say [some ly,” Johnston added. Ali was initially unable to
ficers and one officer each from The incident occurred at the second suspect were not invited. guest] doesn’t have the same re- Nichols said that although post $900 bail and transferred to
the Freeport and Topsham police BSU’s annual jersey party. The “Apparently there was a group lationship with Security. Once incidents like this are mostly iso- Cumberland County jail from
departments and Sagadahoc and party was registered through the that Ali was with that came up [people] in a crowd begin to panic lated, this is the second case this which he was subsequently re-
Cumberland County sheriff ’s of- Office of Residential Life as a from Portland that were all togeth- or overreact, that has a contagious semester where uninvited people leased. Ali is set to appear in court
fices arriving at the scene. chem-free event with an estimated er. We don’t know how they got to effect and can really cause more attempted to enter on-campus in January.
“When the police arrived, they attendance of 100 students. the party, [but] it doesn’t sound danger.” parties. In September, minors not Emily Cohen contributed to this
[saw] this huge gathering of stu- The BSU board declined to like they were invited,” Waltz said. “It was just all these cops that affiliated with Bowdoin attended report.
Friday, November 22, 2019 5

Fort Andross luthier Joel Amsden strikes a chord
electric guitar on the floor by
by Reuben Schafir the row of cases containing
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guitars worth several thousand
“We fix catastrophic mis- dollars each, Amsden said,
takes,” Joel Amsden said, pull- “We’ll work on anything.”
ing a replica of a 1959 Gibson Amsden explained that as
Les Paul electric guitar out of an authorized service center
its case. The neck was unfin- for many of the top guitar
ished and barren. The guitar, manufacturers, such as Martin,
worth around $5,000 according Taylor and Fender, about 20
to Amsden’s off-the-cuff esti- percent of the shop’s workload
mate, needed extensive repair. is warranty-related. Though
Its owner had attempted to re- warranty repair costs are regu-
shape the neck himself, but he lated by the manufacturer and
carved off too much material, don’t pay as well, Amsden said
exposing the truss rod (a steel it brings visibility to the shop
bar running down the length on a national level, as manufac-
of the neck for stability and turers who don’t have their own
playability). Amsden filled the shops in the area refer custom-
old truss rod channel, routed a ers to Kennebec Instrument &
new one and is currently in the Amplifier.
process of refinishing the neck. In order to further increase
Amsden specializes in exten- visibility, one of the employees
sive guitar repair. He opened maintains a robust social media
Kennebec Instrument & Ampli- presence for the shop as well as
fier in Augusta, Maine over 10 a blog titled “On the Bench,”
years ago, and he moved to the where they post detailed ac-
Fort Andross Mill Complex in counts of their work. Most of
August. He now has three part- the guitars that end up on the
time employees. blog are owned by high-profile
The shop’s most popular ser- customers, like Bob Thompson,
vice is fret replacement—it does who are popular in Maine and
about 100 per year—which re- whose fans might be inclined
quires a luthier to remove the to bring their own work to the REUBEN SCHAFIR, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
worn-out frets from an instru- shop. TIME FOR A TUNE UP: (TOP): Joel Amsden and Pete Risano at Kenne-
ment’s fingerboard, resurface These days Amsden seems beck Instrument & Amplifier specialize in extensive guitar repair. The shop is
the fingerboard, then trim, as busy as ever and is looking located in the Fort Andross Mill Complex. (RIGHT): Joel Amsden plays the
set and dress new frets. This to expand. He hired two of his Soma version of a 1959 Gibson Les Paul electric guitar.
labor-intensive work must be employees at the time of the
done perfectly in order for the move, and he will move the going to make [Soma] more of guitar that’s perfect in every
guitar to play correctly. shop again next week to a larger a priority,” Amsden said. He way,” Amsden said. “We have to
“It’s something I feel we do at space across the hall from his is hoping to produce a couple be comfortable with an instru-
a world-class level,” Amsden said. current location. dozen guitars next year. ment to get the most out of it.”
The walls of Amsden’s shop Amsden began as a musician Amsden showed me one of Amsden takes as much pride
are lined with amplifiers and and gradually spent more time his interpretations of a Gibson in building his own guitars as he
guitar cases. One contains a repairing his own equipment 1959 Les Paul Special. The gui- does fixing those of other brands.
Gibson ES 335—a semi-acous- and then his friends’. Soon, he tar has an aged yellowed finish, “It’s very important to me
tic archtop guitar—which began rejecting gigs so he could black racing stripes down the that people have a good ex-
hasn’t been touched since it was spend more time on repair. center of the body and chips perience here and get exactly
made in the late 1960s and now Now, Amsden will train one along the edges; a section of the what they want and then some.
needs extensive fretwork. An of his employees to build gui- wooden body is polished and There’s a lot to be said for that,
original 1950s Gibson archtop tars under his own brand name, exposed where the player’s arm and that’s how I’ve run the busi-
sits against the wall. Amsden Soma. Soma has grown gradu- would rub against it. All these ness since day one,” he said.
seemed unphased by the large ally, from building amplifiers details, Amsden told me, are “It can be difficult because I
crack running down the back to electric guitars as well and intentional. take a big hit sometimes both
of its body, “We should get to makes 10 custom-ordered gui- “When you pick up a really in repairs and guitar building
that sooner rather than later,” tars in a good year. 2020, how- expensive guitar that’s perfect because if I’m not totally happy
he commented. ever, will be different. in every way, you handle it as with it, I can’t live with it. I gotta
Gesturing to a low-quality “For the first time ever, I’m though it’s a really expensive do it again.”

Collecting stories to increase disability awareness

want to be offensive or cross a accommodations or personal the] Class of 2018. I’ve gained postering planned for Decem- speak about [disability] in their
by Irene Brogdon line. The goal, as I see it [is] to lay experiences. The Accessibility exposure through talking about ber 3 mark a shift in the mis- regular life,” Wilkins said. “It
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[the topic of disability] out there, Task Force also plans to host these issues, and then when the sion of the group, which is now doesn’t factor in whatsoever.
In just over a week, the busy and hopefully have [the campus] an open forum lunch in the taskforce formed I became really increasingly action-oriented. My goal would be that they
hallways and quiet study nooks interact with it.” Hutchinson Room in Thorne involved and have continued to This year, the group is led by should feel comfortable with it
of the College will have a new Although the project brings Hall, and student panelists will do so.” Mehrberg and Maddie Hikida in their daily life, that it doesn’t
addition: a collection of stories personal experiences to the speak about experiences with In the past, DASA’s mission ’22, who worked in conjunc- have to be something they feel
from the Bowdoin community forefront of discussion around disability later that evening in has been first and foremost about tion with Marcus Williams ashamed of.”
relating to disability hung all disability, members of the Bow- Moulton Union. building community and func- ’21, Bowdoin Student Govern- A collaboration between
across campus. doin community may choose to Benjamin Wu ’18 will mod- tioned like an affinity group with ment (BSG) chair for diversity DASA and Director of Student
In hopes of increasing visibil- submit anonymously. The stories erate the panel. Wu has been biweekly dinners. This emphasis and inclusion to bring actor Accessibility Lesley Levy may
ity on International Day of Per- will also be turned into a slide- involved with accessibility ef- began to change last year under Patrick Dempsey to campus. also be in the works to establish
sons with Disabilities (IDPWD) show and shown on a screen forts since his first year at the the leadership of Spencer Wilkins Dempsey, who played the char- a disability mentorship program.
on December 3, the DisAbled in David Saul Smith Union, College. When Wu first arrived ’21 and Ari Mehrberg ’20. acter known colloquially as “Our big thing is trying to
Students Association (DASA) outside the Bowdoin Express. on Bowdoin’s campus, he found “When we were co-leading “McDreamy” on the television figure out our place on cam-
is asking faculty, students and Representatives from the Stu- that awareness regarding dis- last year, we talked a lot about series “Grey’s Anatomy,” deliv- pus—if we’re more of an affin-
staff to contribute submissions dent Accessibility Office, DASA ability was extremely limited. what the events are that we ered a keynote address on his ity group or if we’re more an
expressing their own experienc- and the Accessibility Taskforce, a Neither DASA nor the Student can attach the DASA name to,” experiences with dyslexia for activism group,” Hikida said.
es or those of friends and loved group comprised of faculty, staff Accessibility Office existed at Wilkins said. No Hate November. She hesitated to categorize the
ones. and students, will table in Smith the time, and the Accessibility Ultimately, last year DASA Former DASA leader Spen- stories collected for IDPWD
“What we want is for [the sto- Union throughout the day next Task Force had a much smaller decided to keep its program- cer Wilkins ’21 hopes that as an activist effort, expressing
ries] to be human, to give people to the slideshow. presence. ming to just dinners, but these the group’s programming will hope that instead the project
someone to relate to,” said DASA Student and staff from the “I came into Bowdoin with conversations planted the seed change discourse around disabil- will start a conversation. Going
member Thais Carillo ’23. “I three groups will be available some needs, and at that time, I for the group to raise its visibility ity at Bowdoin. forward, Hikida said, DASA
think a lot of people are afraid to to engage in conversations had to work a lot with the dean,” in the future. “There are so many people aims to “listen to the needs of
ask questions because they don’t about accessibility, disability, Wu said. “I was originally [in The panels, open forum and who I’ve talked to who don’t the community.”
6 FEATURES Friday, November 22, 2019

Talk of the Quad

If they were lucky, maybe they vokes and operates “as a way of In a way, “Joker” lends itself
PEOPLE ARE STARTING could talk to their wives, or a suggestion,” as the American to what Carl Jung, a famous
TO NOTICE childhood friend, but in actu- poet Franz Wright said about analytical psychologist, calls
When I see the word “mental ality, there was a slim chance of his poetry. The provocative the social significance of art:
illness,” my mind goes straight this happening. nature of the film allows view- “Therein lies the social signif-
to the word “illness.” Then a It is a different story today. ers to see how a mental illness icance of art: it is constantly at
host of other words start to flow Just take a look at the new develops in childhood through work educating the spirit of the
through my mind: disease, dis- “Joker” movie and Joaquin physical and emotional abuse, age, conjuring up the forms in
ability, impaired, bad, inferior, Phoenix’s stunning perfor- untold lies and a lack of humil- which the age is most lacking.”
unworthy. The list continues, mance. Director Todd Phillips ity from parents to ask how you “Joker” says what has not
but the negative connotation of has taken a risk by exploring are feeling. been said, making it a great
the words remain the same. what it means to be human and All of this couldn’t be done piece of art that will hopefully
In our society, mental illness to have empathy for a character without Phoenix, who uses his win Phoenix and Phillips Os-
has a history of stigmatization. you are supposed to despise. acting talent to convey some- cars and provoke viewers to
For example, in World War I and As I watched the movie, I thing of value to the viewers. think about their own mental
World War II, soldiers would had a desire to rage against the Whether it be Phoenix’s melod- health and that of others. RT
come back from war and nev- nihilism of Arthur Fleck while ic dance in the bathroom or his I would admit that “Joker” O
er speak about the debilitating simultaneously realizing that unorthodox laughter (a medical made me think about what
stress they experienced. They these emotions exist inside me. condition), he portrays in the mental illness meant to me
pushed the stress to the side and Obviously these emotions don’t fullest sense of what it means to after having been through
gave it a name, “shell shock.” It push me to the point of psycho- be destroyed in a world where countless psychologists, psy-
was just how they got by. As my pathic action, but that is not you were never accepted in the chiatrists, a 10-day trip to the
Great Uncle Bob said, “None the point, even though many first place. psychiatric hospital and a di-
of them spoke about what hap- critics draw the conclusion that Phoenix, through his acting, agnosis of Obsessive Compul- (Robin Williams) and Will message to Will: “I can’t learn
pened overseas. No one.” by watching the movie one can demonstrates that Arthur Fleck is sive Disorder (OCD). Hunting (Matt Damon) are anything from you I can’t read
All of these soldiers were suf- become a nihilist or, in the ex- a human with a history. He pro- In my own view, I see men- sitting on a bench. Sean goes in some fucking book, unless
fering. These men had to come treme sense, a psychopath or vokes viewers to writhe in their tal illness through a scene on to tell Will that he doesn’t you want to talk about you,
back to America and provide school shooter (how silly). seat, leave with an uncomfortable from “Good Will Hunting.” know anything about life, love, who you are.”
for their families. Who was In opposition to these claims, empathy and ask themselves, am The scene takes place at a art or war, but then ends the Dylan Welch is a member of
going to listen to their stories? “Joker” is a piece of art that pro- I supposed to feel this way? pond, where Sean McGuire scene with a very important the Class of 2021.

all-time lows. I was there grown with, come to love and idence, not my home. I was beauty and individuality of Until recently, I truly be-
TO BE AT HOME when Barack Obama ran for cherish like an old friend, sud- unable to cultivate the same communities such as Vinal- lieved that my acceptance to
My family moved to Maine president. I found a particular denly felt useless. sense of belonging among the haven. The foreignness of a Bowdoin meant Maine had
the summer before I started pride in surrendering myself As I fluttered through high rolling hills and quiet nights fishing community with just chosen me. It was a way for my
high school. I had spent most to Chicago—the very things school, I was forced to con- of rural Maine that I associat- over 1,000 residents struck state to validate my residency,
of life among the skyscrapers associated with Chicago were front the parts of myself that ed with the hectic city streets. me. The island came to repre- an attempt to make me hang
of Chicago, where anonymi- folded into my own identity were rooted in the city of my I felt like a person caught be- sent the epitome of loveliness, around. Yet, I have come to
ty was expected in the bustle over the course of a decade. childhood, the place I had tween two worlds, neither of something previously a mere realize that when I made the
of city crowds. Yet I felt very Yet, as we packed the car and long called home. My identity which I could fully understand figment of my desires. And decision to attend Bowdoin,
connected to my city. I was drove east that summer day, adapted as I became interest- anymore. in this dream world, all the Maine did not pick me—I
there when the Sears Tower reality turned to memory and ed in the mannerisms of my When it came time for me locals had some connection picked Maine.
was rebranded as the Willis the skyline merely a reflection peers, yet part of me always to apply to college, my heart to my hometown a few hours I was driving back to Wa-
Tower and when crime rates in the rearview mirror. Those felt estranged from Maine. was set on the idea of escaping. inland, a shared experience terville to see my family.
reached all-time highs and parts of my identity I had The state was my place of res- I wanted to go somewhere and that immediately linked us Summer had faded and fall
make it mine. I felt a profound despite being strangers. I felt was once again a familiar
desire to cultivate an emotion- known and understood, as friend. The leaves were slowly
al connection to a place, to feel though my experiences were changing, a subtle coolness
a sense of pride for my home valid. On the ferry ride back infecting the warm air. The
once again. Yet, there was an to Rockland, it felt as though sky exuded a pure, golden,
indescribable force keeping something inside of me had untouched glow. As I pulled
me from leaving. When I was switched. Those few days on on to Maine Street, I felt a
admitted into Bowdoin, it was the island helped a lost sense smooth breeze through the
as though Maine had chosen of pride blossom within me. window, filling my lungs with
me, pleading me not to cross At Bowdoin, being from fresh air. I felt a rush of luck,
its borders into unfamiliarity. Maine is central to my iden- to be in this place with these
For the first time, my heart tity. It is a point of intrigue, people. The Androscoggin
didn’t feel as though it was something that people respect rushed under the bridge to
being pulled in a multitude of and appreciate. Here, I don’t Topsham, and Brunswick
directions. have to come from generations took the stage in my rearview
I can still remember viv- of Maine residents to be con- mirror. I continued forward,
idly the emotions I encoun- sidered a “Mainer”—the social no longer with the pressing
tered during my Orientation rules of belonging don’t apply. desire to feel the comfort of
Trip. My world had become I am part of the community, home—I had been home all
LILY FU focused on the small towns and the community is a part along.
LLAM of central Maine—I had nev- of me. There is nothing fancy Nora Greene is a member of
er before experienced the to it. the Class of 2022.

Ranging from lighthearted moments to serious reflections about life at and beyond Bowdoin, Talks of
the Quad feature the Bowdoin community’s best short-form writing. They are published every other
week and can be written by any member of the Bowdoin community. Generally 700-1,000 words.

Friday, November 22, 2019 7


A discussion ‘for the earth, from the heart’:
Environmental writer Terry Tempest Williams visits Gulf of Maine
Hour of Land” and numerous environmental degradation intensely personal account of was immediate. chased over a thousand acres
by Brianna Cunliffe other books. and government dysfunction, her brother’s cremation. “Thank you for your work,” of remitted land. The back-
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This year, Williams was working towards her ultimate In her reading and the ques- she said. lash was immediate. After a
A hand reached up to ring awarded the L.A. Times Rob- question: tion-and-answer session that “Her incredible perspec- protracted struggle with the
one of the bells strung from ert Kirsch Award for Lifetime “We are eroding and evolv- followed, Williams balanced tive, her expertise on telling university’s administration,
the ceiling of Gulf of Maine Achievement, for her 30-year ing all at once,” she said. often harsh subject matter with compelling narratives about she recognized that she would
Books, quieting the electric career engaging deeply with “How do we bring those two calls for hope, strength in sol- the environment—she has so be forced into an “academic
murmur of the gathered town. the American West, placing hands together in prayer?” idarity and intergenerational many powerful things to say straitjacket.” She resigned, but
“Alright, folks, keep it down. her in the company of lumi- In her essay, “Dwelling,” conversations. In a room where on the human aspect of activ- says that she has grieved for
We’ve got the fire department naries like Ursula K. Le Guin Williams spoke on the gutting college students stood shoul- ism,” said Keene. this severed tie to her home
right on the corner, you know,” and Gary Snyder. of Bears’ Ears National Monu- der-to-shoulder with Bruns- That human aspect is so ever since.
Gary Lawless, owner of Gulf of Currently the writer-in-res- ment in Utah by the Trump ad- wick residents of every age, all strong that Williams says she But others had been watch-
Maine Books, said to the crowd idence at the Harvard Divinity ministration in stark, uncom- leaning in to hear her words, doesn’t primarily consider ing. The Harvard Divinity
crammed amongst the book- School, Williams spoke about promising terms. She relayed those calls seemed close to re- herself a writer. School offered her a position,
shelves. “We welcome [a] writer her love for Maine and her re- the stories of Native activists ality. “No, I’m serious,” she said holding that the issues she
for the earth and from the heart: lationships with the commu- seeking to protect these an- Hayden Keene ’22, the lead- over audience laughter. “First, wrote about were more than
Terry Tempest Williams.” nity, including Lawless and his cient lands, among them tribal er of internal communications I am a community member environmental—they were
Last Friday, the gathered wife Beth, who she called her leader Willy Grey Eyes, whose for Bowdoin Climate Action and a teacher.” spiritual.
community—a mixture of “most careful readers.” words she repeated throughout (BCA), says she was able to An audience question on “So I’ve started praying
Brunswick locals and Gulf In her most recent book, the night. connect with town residents her work as a teacher revealed again,” she joked.
of Maine regulars, Bowdoin “Erosion,” she associates the “It can no longer be about and Chewonki students inter- a still raw story about how Williams has taken up her
students, professors and out- term not with canyons or riv- anger. It has to be about heal- ested in the upcoming climate she left her post at her alma new post not with dogma but
side guests including students erbeds, but with a different ing,” she said. strike on December 6. mater, the University of Utah. with what she calls deep lis-
from the Maine Coast Semes- type of erosion: political. Tears were never very dis- Keene spoke with Wil- After her classes examined tening. At Harvard, as in the
ter at Chewonki—welcomed “We are witnessing an ero- tant for audience members liams herself during the sign- the auctioning of ancient Na- crammed bookshop where
the educator, environmental- sion of public trust,” she said. and at times for Williams ing following the reading and tive lands by the Bureau of you could have heard a pin
ist and acclaimed author of Commending the courage herself, as she told stories shared BCA’s initiatives com- Land Management, Williams drop between her words,
“When Women Were Birds,” of witnesses during the on- about the large-scale specter bining activism through the and students participated Williams insists on the solace
“Refuge: An Unnatural Histo- going impeachment hearings, of fossil fuel extraction in Sunrise Movement with sto- in protests, and in an act of and strength that comes with
ry of Family and Place,” “The she made parallels between her home state of Utah to the rytelling. Williams’ response civil disobedience she pur- community.

Ibarguen displays Peruvian cultures through dance

sue her dance hobby more se-
by Elizabeth Flanagan riously. She eventually earned
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her Masters of Fine Arts from
Literature, Peruvian art and the University of Maryland
dance: an unlikely combina- and a masters degree in stage
tion unlike most artists typi- lighting from California State
cally hosted at Bowdoin. On University Long Beach.
Tuesday night, Vannia Ibar- Ibarguen is now the art
guen brought these disciplines director of the Global Water
together in her performance Dances initiative, communica-
“Retablo Peruano” in Kresge tions manager of the Peruvian
Auditorium. Dance Council and organizer
“Retablo Peruano” trans- of Encuentros de Pura Danza,
lates roughly to “Peruvian an annual dance festival in
altarpiece.” A retablo is a Lima. She has lived in Peru,
sculptural work created by Colombia and Maryland, and
indigenous Peruvian artists, she currently calls Southern
depicting scenes of daily life or California home.
exceptional historical events. Wolfenzon Niego first met
Associate Professor of Ro- Ibarguen when they were
mance Languages and Lit- eight years old at the Munici-
eratures Carolyn Wolfenzon pal Ballet of Lima. Wolfenzon
Niego, who organized Ibar- Niego, who is now teaching
guen’s visit to campus, elabo- a seminar, “The War of Latin
rated on the cultural signifi- American Worlds,” this semes-
cance of her performance. ter, invited Ibarguen to come
“It’s kind of difficult to show illustrate Peru’s diverse cul-
a student that has never been tures through dance. Ibarguen
[to] Latin America how the choreographed this unique
indigenous presence and how performance specifically for
the values of the indigenous Bowdoin.
people—in this case Peru—are The performance was di-
so different from the West,” vided into three sections, and
said Wolfenzon Niego. “And Ibarguen portrayed a different
how they clash and how some- character in each:
times they adapt, or [how] Part one, “Cholo soy,” I am
sometimes they mix [and] cholo, I am mestizo, I am part
sometimes they do not mix indigenous. RESHAPING TRADITION: Peruvian dancer and artist Vania Ibarguen visited campus on Tuesday and performed “Retablo Peruano,” an original act uniting
very well.” Part two, “La hija del lago,” Western and indigenous cultural traditions. Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Carolyn Wolfenson Niego organized the event.
Vannia Ibarguen holds a The daughter of the lake. Hollywood star decades ago. “I realized that it would be versity in an academic context. guen to campus that connect
bachelor’s degree in compu- Part three, “Yma Sumac,” Students in Wolfenzon interesting if the students were “I think it’s really good to be seemingly conflicting media
tational science from the Uni- The name of a most unusual, Niego’s seminar have dis- able to see in a different way aware of diversity, and I think and disciplines.
versity of Lima, but after years marvelous Peruvian singer, cussed in detail the day-to-day the combining of different it makes you a better person,” “[Students] should be
in the field she decided to pur- an indigenous woman turned clashes between tradition and arts, literature and dance— said Ibarguen. “Specifically, in more exposed to this type
modernity in Latin America, this clash that I’m talking college … you are absorbing of combination between the
“This performance is about hybridity, specifically how Western and about,” said Wolfenzon Niego. different ideas, positions and arts, because now everything
indigenous cultures are still “This performance is about you need to create your own is very hybrid in general, not
about mixing and remixing cultures.” negotiating the terms of their hybridity, about mixing and way you think about the world.” just the identities, but also
–Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego, associate professor of relationship through a histor- remixing cultures.” Wolfenzon Niego hopes the way we teach,” she said.
ical-cultural process she calls Ibarguen agrees, placing em- that she will be able to bring Danielle Quezada contrib-
Romance Languages and Literatures “transculturation.” phasis on the importance of di- more performers like Ibar- uted to this report.
8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Friday, November 22, 2019

‘OUTLOUD’ exhibition showcases Asian student identities

by Rebecca Norden-Bright
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“Representation.” “Identi-
ty.” “Pride.”
The walls of the Blue Gal-
lery tell a complicated story
of solidarity and individ-
uality—photographs of 15
Bowdoin students encircle
the room, printed in color
and black-and-white, pasted
on red backgrounds. Quotes,
taken from interviews with
the students pictured, are
printed in varying styles and
colors directly on the photos,
highlighting the diversity of
individual experiences with
Asian and Asian American
The photo exhibition,
entitled “OUTLOUD” and
sponsored by the Asian Stu-
dents Alliance (ASA), opened
last Sunday. It celebrates
the participants’ Asian or
Asian-American heritage and
aims to highlight their com-
“We just really want the
image and text to talk, and
just be a platform for people
to communicate this com-
plexity of being Asian or
Asian American,” said ASA
co-president Yvonne Fang
’20, whose image is included
in the exhibit. AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE: Flora Hamilton ’21 and Teddy Wecker ’22 admire works from the Asian Student Alliance’s (ASA) exhibit titled “OUTLOUD.” The project, which features portraits
Many of the interviews that and quotes from 15 students from Asian and Asian American backgrounds, will be on display in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union for the rest of the semester.
are presented discuss issues of presents a celebratory outlook the caption of one photo of a 2016. Last year’s exhibit fea- Asian American side of me af- a part of this campus and rec-
stereotypes or bias incidents, on Asian and Asian-Ameri- ring. “It reminds me of where tured over 100 photos. How- fects who I am and how that’s ognize all the different back-
creating a space to connect can identity, through fashion I come from.” ever, as photographer Daniel intertwined with my identity,” grounds they come from,” said
with students who may have and style. For this reason, “It creates a sense of sol- Jang ’20 explained, this year is said An. “Not only did we Brahm Desai ’23, an interna-
had similar experiences. One participants were asked to idarity or that you’re not different. contribute or try to share our tional student who participat-
portrait reads, “I wish people dress in a way that was mean- alone in experiencing certain “This time we wanted to identities, but I think even ed in the photoshoot.
would see beyond the label of ingful to their own identity things,” said Aimee An ’20, focus on the individual per- just going through the pro- “A recurring topic in the
‘international student.’” and self-expression and to who is pictured in the exhib- son and go more in depth into cess further helps you reflect interviews was that people
“It’s nice to see similarities bring an object of sentimental it. “Not solidarity based on their experiences,” said Jang. on your own identity as well.” really hoped that people on
or be able to connect with a value to them. microaggressions necessarily, “So we didn’t focus on quan- Many students expressed campus were more curious
photo when you see it,” said Interspersed between por- but also on the positive as- tity, but more on just telling their wishes that other stu- and willing to learn about
ASA co-president Alex Lee traits of students are photos pects of being Asian.” individual stories.” dents, beyond those belong- different complex identities,”
’20. “It does make you reflect of their sentimental objects: Photo exhibits like “OUT- Telling these stories proved ing to affinity groups, take said Fang. “And I feel like this
personally and be like, ‘Oh, articles of clothing, gifts from LOUD” have been an annual a valuable experience for the time to visit the exhibit is a step towards that.”
this has happened to me be- family members and jewelry tradition for ASA since its those who were interviewed and listen to their peers. The exhibit is on display
fore’ or, ‘Oh, this is something are common choices. first photoshoot titled “#Thi- for the project. “I hope [Bowdoin students] in Blue Gallery in David Saul
I can relate to.’” “My grandmother from Pa- sIs2016,” went viral on the “[The interview] made me first just see all the Asian in- Smith Union and will be up for
However, the exhibit also kistan gave this to me,” reads group’s Facebook page in think more about how the ternational students that are the remainder of the semester.

Perspectives in printmaking: Students publish joint artist’s book

find the most interesting tex- gether to find a way to put
by Keyna Mecias tures,” LeMoine said. “Rather individual prints together
Orient Staff
than looking at the content of so that they formed a story
With help from Visiting the sculpture, which is often rather than a collection of
Artist Claudia Fieo P’21, and what interests me, [I looked] individual works.
inspiration from the collec- at the surface of it and things “I don’t think it turned out
tions at the Peary-MacMillan like that.” boring at all,” said Maia Gra-
Arctic Museum, printmaking The process began with noski ’22. “I think it turned
students created an artist’s printmaking students head- out pretty well.”
book. The Visual Arts de- ing to the museum to select Despite stressful mo-
partment, Bowdoin Librar- their objects and drawing ments, students enjoyed the
ies, and the Peary MacMillan some of the pieces that had artistic process. Kelton had
Arctic Museum came togeth- been pulled. never done printmaking be-
er to celebrate the book’s “It was interesting to watch fore but reflected positively
completion at a launch on them drawing in the galler- on the experience.
Wednesday. ies,” said LeMoine. “We do “I didn’t really know what
This is not the first time sometimes get people com- printmaking was, but I was
that Arctic Museum collec- ing in and sitting down and like ‘I’m here for a reason,
tions have supplemented a drawing but to have a whole and that’s to try anything
printmaking class. Students class in space… it was great.” and everything I can,’” said
usually study Inuit prints, Students then spent most Kelton.
but this year the class en- of their class time making The Arctic Museum hopes
gaged with objects with in- prints. One of the most dif- to have more students and
teresting textures from the ficult aspects of the proj- departments use its resourc-
collection as inspiration for ect was determining which es in this manner. The staff
their work. Arctic Museum prints would be put into the emphasized how amazing it ART AT ITS FINEST: Visiting Artist Claudia Fieo P’21 guided students through the process of making an interactive
Curator Genny LeMoine book and in what order. was to have a chance to work
printmaking book, taking inspiration from various objects on display in the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.
worked closely with Associ- “What is the first print with a class in this way and here today, and they’re real- Arctic Museum Director in history, archaeology and
ate Professor of Art Carrie that we want to see when you how they look forward to ly amazing,” said LeMoine. Susan Kaplan seconded LeM- anthropology and art history
Scanga to select the pieces. first open the book? Do you potentially collaborating in “This is delightful and we’ve oine’s point. use the collection,” she said.
“I went through and want to be shocked?” Gemma other projects of this nature. been talking with [Scanga] “We love to see our col- “To have the printmaking
looked at mostly sculptures Kelton ’22 said. “I had no idea what to about exhibiting them in the lection used in lots of dif- students use it in yet another
because that’s where you The class had to work to- expect until I saw them museum.” ferent ways. We have people way is really exciting.”
Friday, November 22, 2019 SPECIAL REPORT 9


OUT OF THE SHADOWS : Although infrequently discussed on
campus, the opioid crisis casts a shadow on the Brunswick community.

Just beyond Maine Street: the invisibility of the opioid crisis at Bowdoin
safety and invincibility can be bubble, some students do have “All walks of life. All,” said ernor Janet Mills is earmarking The ARC at Midcoast Hospi-
by Brianna Cunliffe dangerous, and mind-altering personal connections to the Brunswick Police Department significant funds to expand its tal is the exception to this rule.
Orient Staff substances should never be un- opioid crisis. (BPD) Commander of Patrol availability. Bauer directs an innovative
Maine loses nearly a person derestimated, explained Ring. Patrick Blosainz ’22, grew up Tom Garrepy. Students and politicians alike group-based recovery initiative
per day to opioids. But on cam- “‘We’re all smart, high-ac- in New Hampshire next to a city Opioid substance abuse dis- clash over strategies for en- that allows patients to be seen
pus, students are largely insu- complishing, high-achieving nicknamed “Heroin Hollis.” order and its consequences im- forcement and treatment. Some just a matter of days after check-
lated from the crisis, which hits people [here at Bowdoin]. So “A lot of people dealt with pact everyone from the wealth- claim solutions, such as the in- ing into the system. One of their
Maine’s aging populations and that will protect us from these addiction,” he said. “I had a lot iest members of the community most prominent programs uses

74 overdoses
manual laborers especially hard. drugs,’” said Ring. “The drugs of friends from school who had to its most vulnerable, including Buprenorphine, more widely
In Cumberland County, have no idea who you are. that problem.” the homeless individuals served known as Suboxone, to chemi-
there were 74 overdoses during They’re indifferent to your so- Motivated by this connec- by Tedford Housing, a Bruns- during cally assist recovery.
the first quarter of 2019, down cioeconomic background, your tion, Blosainz spent last sum- wick organization providing ARC was the first hospital
from the previous quarter’s 86. IQ. Addiction is a disease of the mer as a research consultant housing and homelessness pre- the first quarter in Maine to integrate Suboxone
Decreased death tolls are good brain, a neurological hijacking.” looking into the effectiveness vention services. of 2019 in into the ER, beginning the pro-
news, but a greater percentage Looking to learn more about of various community efforts Fourteen percent of Tedford cess of recovery immediately
of these deaths are caused by the impact of the opioid crisis, attempting to address the opi- Housing patrons self-report Cumberland after an individual suffers from
fentanyl, a dangerous substance
which is infiltrating the region
Annie Rose ’20 and Nina Al-
varado-Silverman ’19 designed
oid epidemic. His findings
echo the plea of professionals,
that they are also struggling
with substance abuse disorder.
County an overdose.
But even assisted by a pow-
at an alarming rate, explained an Alternative Winter Break from law enforcement to social Tedford Housing Director of erful tool like Suboxone, recov-
Leah Bauer, medical director (AWB) trip last year that cen- service providers, who work Operations Giff Jamison said creased availability of Narcan, ery is an individualized process
and psychiatrist at the Addic- tered on addiction and recovery. with these issues firsthand: a that this is likely a significant enable users and preclude re- with no guaranteed success.
tion Resource Center (ARC) at Participants visited local orga- bottom-up, community-inte- underestimate, as individuals covery; others believe they save Addiction is often compound-
Midcoast Hospital. For many, nizations that address addiction grated and holistic game plan who admit addiction often fear lives and mitigate risk. Bauer ed by mental illness and so-
addiction starts with a prescrip- in their communities, from the is necessary. they will be denied essential sees every dose of Narcan in the cio-economic vulnerability,
tion written by a doctor but ARC to Portland’s Preble Street “If you work from the top services and face scorn and community as one more tool making it nearly impossible to
spirals out of control, leading to Resource Center. down, there’s huge holes in cer- reprimand in the communities against the specter of overdose disentangle the causal mech-
fentanyl, heroin and metham- “I really do think we have a tain policies that people don’t they belong to. and wants “as much of it in the anism from the subsequent
phetamine abuse. responsibility to engage with see,” Blosainz said. “The best ap- The impact of stigma com- community as possible.” impacts. And often, individu-
The nationwide crisis the local community and un- proach to helping someone kick plicates law enforcement and When facing such a com- als must first have their basic
wrought by opioid overpre- community efforts alike. In plex issue, Gareppy believes needs met before they can even
scription has sparked lawsuits “The drugs have no idea who you are. Brunswick, the presence of that stakeholders must work think about getting clean.
against pharmaceutical giants Route 1 and Interstate 295, together. “Housing is a stabilizing
traveling as high as the Supreme
They’re indifferent to your socioeco- highways that serve as major “When I say stakeholder, force for anybody, whether
Court; a bipartisan coalition in nomic background, your IQ.” drug corridors, means the mid- that’s everyone from the hos- they’re experiencing substance
Congress proposed a nation- coast region is hit hard by the pital to the emergency services use disorder or mental illness,”
wide settlement around $48
–Geno Ring, licensced alcohol and drug counselor influx of out-of-state substances to colleges and businesses. We explained Jamison.
billion. and their repercussions. The all have a stake in this because From summer research to
But despite the magnitude of derstand what it is that folks addiction is a holistic approach, solution to mitigating the crisis it could be tomorrow that I find service learning to decades
the crisis and its consequences, have had to overcome,” said meeting their social support is far from simple. out that one of my family mem- of work in these fields, those
opioids have been a predomi- Rose. needs.” “I’d like to say it would just bers has an addiction,” Gareppy working on the opioid crisis in
nantly silent specter in Bruns- Bowdoin students are Bruns- As for what students can do take heavy [police] enforcement said. and around Brunswick all con-
wick since the 1990s. wick citizens, too. For this on campus, Bauer of ARC says on drug traffickers pushing the cur that it begins and ends with
reason, she believes that the that breaking the stigma sur- stuff, but it just seems like a nev- RECOVERY/TREATMENT community. They point to the
CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT often-invisible struggle playing rounding addiction can begin er-ending battle,” said Garrepy. good work happening in our
out in our community should by using correct terminology. “You take one off the street Access to care is a persistent neighborhood—just down the
Some students are prescribed be part of conversations on As she explains, these are peo- and there’s immediately anoth- problem, even for those who road at ARC, and just beyond
Oxycontin when they get their campus. ple with substance abuse disor- er,” said BPD Detective Jared overcome stigma to seek treat- Maine Street.
wisdom teeth removed. Others Tam Phan ’21, who will lead der, not “addicts” or “junkies.” Verod. “I don’t think it’s any one ment. Many recovery programs “The opposite of addiction
manage pain from serious ath- this year’s iteration of the trip “Stigma is multi-layered, specific thing. I think it’s a to- are not covered by insurance isn’t sobriety,” said Rose. “It’s
letic injuries with similar drugs. alongside Biz Sweeney ’21, also multifaceted and certainly per- tality of things. It’s such a broad and many individuals who human connection.”
Geno Ring, a licensed alco- thinks these conversations are vasive in this disorder,” she said. education and enforcement en- are impacted are uninsured. Those struggling with ad-
hol and drug counselor who has important. “It’s good people wanting to deavor.” Recent legislation has worked diction, opioid or otherwise, or
been contracted by the College “Bowdoin produces political have productive lives who have In 2018, BPD officers began to lessen financial barriers to those concerned for a friend can
for 14 years, believes that in leaders and prominent people had their brains hijacked from carrying Narcan, a medication recovery, but the overcrowded reach out to the counseling cen-
Bowdoin’s insulated communi- in medicine. Teaching people them.” used to prevent overdoses. Nar- recovery programs where ap- ter (207-725-3145), or contact
ty, these cases seldom tumble about this, when they’re in po- can has been a bone of political plicants struggle to find a bed Geno Ring to schedule a time to
into serious addictions. Yet for sitions of power, that could be ENFORCEMENT contention in Maine; former or schedule appointments with talk. For Bowdoin students, this
many, this is how a life hijacked really important,” she said. Governor Paul LePage sought to overworked clinicians reflect service is confidential and free
by opioids begins. Feelings of Although surrounded by the Who struggles with addiction? limit access while current Gov- the magnitude of this epidemic. of charge.
10 Friday, November 22, 2019

John Lane ’21 won the
Lake Atlantic Invitational, a
surfing competition run by
students from the University
of Massachusetts-Amherst,
last weekend. The contest
was held in knee-to-thigh
high waves at Good Harbor
Beach in Gloucester,
Mass.. Two other Bowdoin
students, Rowan Byrne ’21
and Sebastian de Lasa ’22,
competed alongside Lane,
exiting in the semifinals and
first round, respectively.
competition, receiving A HEROES’ WELCOME: The women’s rugby team is welcomed back to campus after winning the NIRA Division III national title last Sunday, the first in program history.
the top score in each heat

Women’s rugby captures first-ever national title

he surfed before he was
carried out of the water by
supporters after winning the
final heat.
first possession. Not a coach’s fourth ever for the league and the Polar Bears’ defense with very calm—we still had a job
PICKING UP THE by Seamus Frey favorite moment,” said Head the first ever for the team. 12 tackles. Bowdoin proceed- to do. As soon as the ball went
SLACK MEANS Orient Staff
Coach MaryBeth Mathews. “[UNE’s try] made us real- ed to put up 27 unanswered out, that’s when we knew we
YOU’RE BEST IN THE In the first quarter of Sun- “We just weren’t prepared for ize we had to pick it up and points. could celebrate.”
day’s 27-5 victory over the them to attack. We were poor- turn our game on, which we Assistant Coach James Read Carges described the joy
Running back Nate Richam-
Odoi ’20 was named to the University of New England ly aligned and didn’t make our did,” said captain Claire Carg- emphasized the composed at- when the final whistle went off.
All-NESCAC first team (UNE) (2-6) at Mignone Field tackles, and they just took ad- es ’20. “That was a pivotal mosphere at the match. “Everyone was ecstatic and
on Tuesday, becoming the at Harvard University in All- vantage on the wing. So, being moment, a turning point in us “The last minute of the we all ran, hugged and were
first-ever Bowdoin football ston, Mass., the women’s rug- down five-nothing right off realizing what we had to do to game, you wouldn’t think that cheering,” Carges said. “Then,
player to receive first-team by team did exactly what it the bat gave [us] something to turn our game around.” we were about to win because our fans also came onto the
honors since the NESCAC needed to do to clinch its first recover from.” A quick Polar Bear try the [players] were so profes- pitch, which was really nice
was founded in 2000. Division III National Inter- And recover they did. After right after the opening score sional,” said Read. “Sometimes because it was in Boston, so
Richam-Odoi’s 830 rushing collegiate Rugby Association that first possession, Bowdo- allowed Bowdoin to reset. For you see people jumping up there were a lot of players’
yards this season, second- (NIRA) championship game: in dominated the rest of the the rest of the game, MVP and down, getting really close families and alumni who were
most in the NESCAC, go down by a try after the first game, finishing the season Safiya Osei ’21 broke countless to the line, getting ready to able to come to support us. It
brought him to 2,186 career possession. with a NIRA Division III na- tackles and scored two tries, run onto the field. There was was overall a great feeling and
yards on the ground, the “[UNE] scored on their tional championship—the while Ashlynn Autrey ’22 led none of that. Everybody was a positive end to this season.”
fifth-most in school history.


Bidding farewell to Bowdoin football

With 21 points in a 79-70
opening day win over
Framingham State (0-5)
last Friday, David Reynolds
’20 became the 26th learn about the psychology of
player in Bowdoin men’s More Than a a team that never wins, and,
basketball history to exceed having watched them lose all
1,000 career points. His Game
but one game that they have
performance led the Polar by Ian Ward played, I’ve learned … some-
Bears to victory on Friday,
The Bowdoin football sea- thing.
but Bowdoin could not
secure victory on Saturday son ended much like it began: Bowdoin football is an
against Roger Williams badly. enigma, wrapped in a con-
(3-1) or on Tuesday against After carrying a 14-point tradiction, stuffed inside an
the University of Southern lead into the fourth quarter anachronism. Players past
Maine (3-1), with the against Colby, the Polar Bears and present have told me that
Polar Bears falling just allowed 27-unanswered points Bowdoin football has been the
short in a 78-77 overtime in the final period, falling 47- most formative experience of
loss. Bowdoin will seek 34 to cap off the team’s third their lives, not despite its abys-
redemption on Saturday winless season in four years. mal performance but because
in its home opener against The loss cemented Bowdoin’s of it. Football is the reason that
Maine Maritime at 3 p.m.. place in the sub-basement of some of them are able to go to
the NESCAC and deprived college, to make it through
the team of a CBB title for the college and to make a living
The women’s hockey team eighth straight year. after college. They’re telling
tallied opening-weekend Up where the sun shines the truth, and we should take
sweep with two victories brightly and the birds sing them at their world.
over visiting Wesleyan a sweet ditties, Middlebury be- But you also haven’t seen
week ago. Coming off of came the first team in NES- all of Bowdoin football until
a disappointing season CAC history to finish a season you’ve seen a middle-aged fan
last winter, the Polar Bears 9-0 and took home the pro- pouring a hefty amount of Ti- ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
trailed all game on Friday gram’s first league champion- to’s Vodka into a Yeti thermos
evening but battled back THERE’S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR: With another loss to Colby last weekend, the Bowdoin football team finished this
ship since 2013. Must be nice. at noon on a Saturday at a season with an 0-9 record for the third time in the past four years.
to force overtime with the With the loss, Bowdoin tailgate full of parents wearing
game tied at 3-3. Angelina football again made history name tags emblazoned with I’m not sure that the program working just as designed. The remains how to break out of it.
Joyce ’22 buried the game
of its own, concluding the their players faces and eating is broken in the first place. In only thing that’s broken are Ultimately, the future of
winner in sudden-death
to seal the victory. On worst four-year stretch in the lukewarm chili out of crock- 2019, potential recruits have our expectations. Bowdoin football is less press-
Saturday, Bowdoin coasted 130-year history of program. pots on plastic tables covered more Division III football ‘‘But what about Middle- ing than the present reality
to a 4-1 victory over the Across that stretch, the Polar with those gaudy disposable programs to choose between bury’ you might ask, ‘a school of Bowdoin athletics. In my
Cardinals to complete the Bears are 1-34, having been tablecloths you only see at than ever before, and Bowdo- with a similar institutional effort to learn about the psy-
sweep, which put them outscored 470-1,245 by their children’s birthday parties. in’s admissions rate has hit an profile and a winning football chology of a team that never
in a tie for first place in opponents. Try to hold those two things all-time low. If, as the College team?’’ The obvious but im- wins games, I learned a lot
the NESCAC. The team I have had the delicious in mind at the same time. It’s maintains (but refuses to sub- portant difference is that Mid- more about the psychology
returns to action tonight, misfortune of writing about not easy to do. stantiate with data), its goal is dlebury already wins football of an institution that fields a
hosting Colby at 7 p.m.. the team for half of that Can Bowdoin football be to recruit athletes who would games. Recruits are attract- team that never win games.
stretch, and now that it’s end- fixed? Maybe. Diversifying be competitive applicants ed to historically-successful Bowdoin is not a sports
ing, this column is, too. its recruiting pool would be a without their athletic creden- programs and the cycle per-
I started on this beat to good place to start. But really, tials, the system seems to be petuates itself. The question Please see FOOTBALL, page 12
Friday, November 22, 2019 SPORTS 11

Women’s and men’s squash start season strong under new head coach to re-energizing the Bowdoin what we’re doing, it’s not easy,”
by Holly Harris squash program, eager to gar- said Woodward. “It’s more, to
Orient Staff
ner publicity and excitement me, about first years develop-
Reflecting on the kick-off from the greater community. ing a good energy, setting high
of the squash season this past Three weeks into the sea- standards and expectations
weekend, captain Drew Clark son, Woodward already has ... and then holding them to
’20 said, “It’s a great time to be a vision for what he wants to those standards.”
a squash player.” shape the program into. After that, Woodward said,
Both the women’s and “It’s all going well, but it’s a “the results will come.”
men’s squash teams hosted lot of change and trying to get This weekend, both teams
two successful home matches the basics right so that we’ve will travel to Wesleyan for
versus Bates (1-1) and Vassar got strong foundations for the matches against Hamilton (0-1
(4-5). The men’s team found future,” said Woodward. “The M, 0-1 W) and Wesleyan (0-1
victory in both matches, beat- main thing we’re trying to do M, 0-1 W). Clark, Leech and
ing Bates (2-0) 5-4 in the first is change the culture.” Shonrock hope to keep the
win over the Bobcats since In addition to a new men’s team’s momentum going
2002. The women’s team also coaching staff, both teams and bring home a 4-0 record.
showed a strong debut despite also welcome a strong group The men’s team hasn’t started
shifts in the ladder due to of first-year recruits. With a season with such a record
injuries, beating Vassar (4-3) nine underclassmen and five since 2001.
6-3 and putting up a strong upperclassmen, men’s team Looking forward, the men’s
fight against Bates in a 2-7 co-captains Clark, Shonrock team anticipates facing tough
loss. and Gannon Leech ’21 view opponents at the NESCAC
“Both teams are definitely the development of these play- tournament, which will be
growing a lot both on and off ers as essential for the future hosted at Bowdoin this year.
the court,” said captain Tyler success of the program. “We hope to keep up our
Shonrock ’20. “The first couple “We really want to devel- momentum and work ethic all
matches speak for themselves, op the leadership and a good the way through,” said Clark,
skill-wise and squad-wise.” team culture, which will give hopeful for the team’s high
The start of the season us the best opportunity to ex- performance at the tourna-
also marks the debut of a new cel in every match that we play ment.
coaching staff. Head Coach and really set the stage for the The opportunity to show-
Theo Woodward, who pre- next two or three years where case the team’s improve-
viously coached at Drexel the future looks really bright,” ment on their home court at
University and Dartmouth said Clark. NESCACs is the first step,
College, brings a competitive Similarly, with six first- said Clark, to “get[ting] the
energy. Ian Squiers ’19 has years on the 13-player wom- squash program back on track
also returned to the program en’s roster, Bersani recognizes to where it was in the early
as an assistant coach after four the new members as crucial 2000s.”
successful years as a starter on in terms of revitalizing the Hannah Reiff ’22, a member
the men’s team. program. of the women’s team, encour-
“[Coach Woodward] con- “I want to make sure that ages people to come out to
ducts practice with a purpose,” [the first-years] feel really wel- the matches throughout the
Clark said. “He’s improved our come and included on the team season to witness the energy,
work ethic and practice, [and] as well as making sure that the which Bersani described as
also brought the community returning players all are on “electric.”
very close together.” their game,” said Bersani. “The space is very small
“It’s been a very welcome Woodward is concerned and we get a lot of rowdy peo-
change for the women’s team,” primarily with the team’s im- ple in there,” Reiff said. “Even
JACK BURNETT, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT said Clio Bersani ’22, one of provement rather than numer- if you don’t understand the
CONTROL THE T: Gretchen Clauss ’23 and Tyler Shonrock ’20 wind up for backhands in last weekend’s set of home matches the women’s captains. ical results this season. sport, there’s people around to
against Vassar and Bates. The two teams went 3-1 combined in a promising first weekend for new Head Coach Theo Woodward. Woodward looks forward “When I really think about help you pick it up fast.”

After superlative season, volleyball bows out in NCAA Elite Eight

NESCAC tournament on No-
by Dylan Sloan vember 10, was particularly
Orient Staff sweet, said Abrams.
Bowdoin volleyball’s post- “Obviously, [Tufts was] the
season run ended on Thurs- team to beat. We love the team,
day night after suffering a 3-0 we love the girls and it’s a really
loss to Carthage College in the fun rivalry. So I think after they
NCAA Division III Volleyball took the NESCAC champion-
Championship tournament ship, we were like, ‘Let’s win
quarterfinal in Cedar Rap- when it matters,” said Abrams.
ids, Iowa. The loss ended the Despite dropping the
Polar Bears’ dramatic season, first set to the Jumbos and
which saw them overcome a trailing all game, Bowdoin
shaky start in conference play forced a fifth-set tiebreaker
to advance to the Elite Eight before clinching a spot in the
of the NCAA tournament for Regional Final. First-Team
the second time in program All-NESCAC and American
history and the first time since Volleyball Coaches’ Associa-
2015. tion All-American Honorable
Before traveling to Iowa, Mention outside hitter Car-
captain Dani Abrams ’20 ex- oline Flaharty ’20 put up 20
pressed her pride in the team’s kills and 16 digs in the match.
turnaround. “Tufts is a very strong team,
“We started in a tough place and the only difference was two
mentally, and we’ve been able points in each match,” wrote
to change our team’s mind- Head Coach Erin Cady in an
set and our team has really email to the Orient. “When you ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT
followed that in terms of just have two equally talented teams MAKING US PROUD: Volleyball players celebrate a point at a home game against USM earlier this fall. The team’s season ended after a loss in the NCAA Elite Eight last night.
gaining confidence and fire play, it could go either way.”
and fight,” said Abrams. “As A 3-0 victory over Johnson tle and advanced to the Sweet ‘We’re not the same team, and The victory began a 14-game No NESCAC team has ever
a captain, I couldn’t be more and Wales on November 17 Sixteen of the NCAA tourna- we’re not last year’s team.’ The winning streak that contin- advanced to the tournament’s
proud. I couldn’t relive a better secured the team’s second-ever ment. confidence to be a new team ued until the loss to Tufts in Final Four round.
senior season.” New England regional title. “When have we ever in so [took time].” the NESCAC final. “It was always a dream
The team advanced to the The season began slowly for long had a season like last After getting off to a 4-6 But returning to the Elite to make it back there,” said
Elite Eight after beating End- the Polar Bears, as the team season?” said middle blocker start, the team began to Eight of the NCAA tourna- Abrams. “No matter who it is—
icott College, Tufts University struggled to find its footing Cori Gray ’22. “I think that gather momentum following ment, a feat that Bowdoin younger girls, older girls, play-
and Johnson and Wales. The after the historic 2018 season, was on everyone’s minds, just a victory over Johnson and had not accomplished since ers on the court, players on the
victory over Tufts, who beat in which the Polar Bears went how are we going to top that? Wales University, ranked fifth 2015, remained the team’s bench—it’s an equally amazing
Bowdoin in the final of the 28-2, took home a NESCAC ti- … There was a big attitude of, nationally, on September 28. goal throughout the season. experience for everyone.”
12 SPORTS Friday, November 22, 2019

Men’s hockey opens season NESCAC Standings

with inconsistency, optimism bit of an up and down [and] and that really cost us.”
kind of a sloppy game, and I After graduating nine se-
Orient Staff thought we managed our[- niors last winter, this season Amherst 0 0 1 0 Amherst 0 0 1 0
The cold, winter weath- selves] really well.” is an opportunity to evolve Bates 0 0 1 0 Bates 0 0 1 2
er is upon us, which means Unfortunately, Saturday’s and break out of last year’s Bowdoin 0 0 1 2 Bowdoin 0 0 2 0
Bowdoin hockey is back. The loss told a different story. slump.
men’s hockey team claimed an “I thought we worked hard “We brought in a really
Colby 0 0 3 0 Colby 0 0 1 2
impressive 6-4 opening day [on Saturday], we just didn’t strong freshman class of guys Conn. Coll. 0 0 1 2 Conn. Coll. 0 0 2 1
victory over Middlebury on work as smartly as we needed who are awesome on and Hamilton 0 0 3 0 Hamilton 0 0 2 0
Friday, but failed to sweep the to against a really good, sea- off the ice. So that just adds Middlebury 0 0 4 0 Middlebury 0 0 2 0
weekend, falling 5-1 to Wil- soned team [like] Williams,” … some pieces we may have
liams the next day. said Dumont. been missing to the puzzle. So Trinity 0 0 1 2 Trinity 0 0 3 1
The Polar Bears are com- While the result wasn’t ide- that’s exciting,” said Geary. Tufts 0 0 2 0 Tufts 0 0 3 0
ing off a very disappointing al, the team has a better sense However, despite person- Wesleyan 0 0 3 0 Wesleyan 0 0 3 0
6-16-2 season last winter, of what needs to be addressed nel changes, the spirit and
their worst performance since in order to get in the win col- mentality of the team hasn’t
Williams 0 0 2 1 Williams 0 0 2 0
1963. This season, the team umn. faltered. SCHEDULE SCHEDULE
aims to bounce back, and “The big thing for us is to “We changed a little bit of
there is optimism among the make sure we contain [our] structure, and some of our Sat 11/23 v. Maine Maritime 3 P.M. Fri 11/22 v. Colby-Sawyer @ 7:30 P.M.
coaches and players that the emotion and keep our game game plan and so on,” said Tues 11/26 v. UNE 5:30 P.M. Bridgewater State
Polar Bears can put last sea- within ourselves,” said Du- Dumont. “But there’s not a lot
son’s woes behind them. mont. “There’s some things of different personalities. You WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
Head Coach Jamie Dumont special-teams wise we will know, it’s the same core guys MEN’S ICE HOCKEY NESCAC OVERALL
was impressed with the team’s continue to work on ... but ev- ... the guys are fun to work NESCAC OVERALL SCHOOL W L T W L T
with every day and [are] re-
“We want to be right up there [in ally committed to getting this Bowdoin 2 0 0 2 0 0
thing going.” Trinity 2 0 0 2 0 0 Colby 2 0 0 2 0 0
the standings] year in and year out. The team aims to fuel their Williams 2 0 0 2 0 0 Middlebury 2 0 0 2 0 0
For us, it’s all about focusing on the efforts using last season’s Amherst 1 0 0 1 0 0 Amherst 1 1 0 1 1 0
future and learning from the past.” shortcomings as motivation.
“We play [in] a good Bowdoin 1 1 0 1 1 0 Hamilton 1 1 0 1 1 0
–Head Coach Jamie Dumont league,” said Dumont. “But Conn. Coll. 1 1 0 2 1 0 Conn. Coll. 0 2 0 0 3 0
we want to be right up there Middlebury 1 1 0 1 1 0 Trinity 0 0 0 2 1 0
[in the standings] year in and Wesleyan 1 1 0 1 1 0
performance last Friday, cit- erything we saw is definitely year out. For us, it’s all about Wesleyan 0 2 0 0 2 0
ing that game as a source for correctable.” focusing on the future and Colby 0 2 0 0 2 0 Williams 0 2 0 0 2 0
his positive outlook on the “Three or four guys left learning from the past.” Hamilton 0 1 0 1 1 0 SCHEDULE
start to the season. the ice injured so we kind The team has another Tufts 0 2 0 0 2 0
“Friday night we played of got bit by the injury bug chance to prove itself on Sat- Fri 11/22 v. Colby 7 P.M.
a really good road game,” a little bit,” added captain urday when it heads north to SCHEDULE
said Dumont. “[It was] both Pat Geary ’20. “We ended up Waterville to take on Colby at Sat 11/23 @ Colby 3 P.M.
Sat 11/23 @ Colby 7 P.M.
teams’ first game out of the getting stuck in the box for 7 p.m. in a critical early-sea- Compiled by Dylan Sloan
gate. So it’s going to be a little a five-minute penalty [too], son rivalry game. Tues 11/26 v. UNE 7 P.M.
Sources: Bowdoin Athletics, NESCAC

Cross country sends three runners to NCAA Championships

for nationals and completed the It was super, super soft so you Bullock worked together, run- is the strategy.” of wisdom for Ostertag-Hill.
by Kathryn McGinnis men’s 8K in 26th place with a couldn’t push off the ground ning in a pack for three miles Luckily, the Polar Bears will His time was one of the last to
Orient Staff
time of 25:35.7. and also extremely slippery.” before splitting off. The pack be running with familiar faces qualify for the championship.
On a chilly Saturday morn- For the second year in a row, But another cold snap early prevented Shipley from sprint- and frequent rivals when they “The hard part is both [O’Ro-
ing last weekend, three Polar Bowdoin held a home track ad- the next morning provided the ing off too early in the race travel to Lexington, KY, for the urke] and I got in at the tail end
Bears earned their bid to Na- vantage entering the New En- Polar Bears with better condi- while Bullock used her partner NCAA national championship. of the cut-off so it’s hard to say
tionals at the New England gland Championships, but early tions. The ground froze solid, to not fall behind. Several NESCAC teams, such I want to have this high goal
DIII Cross Country Champi- winter weather posed a serious allowing runners to push off “The whole strategy is to pass as Williams and Bates, will join [in the race] because everyone
onships. Caroline Shipley ’20 problem for runners. more powerfully with each and not get passed,” said Ship- them in the Bluegrass State. else in the field is going to be a
finished the women’s 6K in The day before I had been stride as long as they avoided ley. “I knew who to run behind, In preparation for Nationals, great runner as well,” said Os-
seventh place with a time of doing a light workout on the icy corners. so I got up behind them and let the runners are tapering their tertag-Hill. “[But O’Rourke]
21:38.5, with Delaney Bullock course and it was not runna- It was imperative that all them break the wind and lead workouts and calling alumni said you have to keep your head
’22 close behind her in 13th. ble at all,” said Ostertag-Hill. runners followed their strategy the way. Then knowing when who have raced in a NCAA DIII in it and treat it like you deserve
Luca Ostertag-Hill ’20 ran in “I remember [thinking] this is perfectly throughout the race to break ahead from one group Championship for advice. Julia to be there, and shooting for a
right under the wire to qualify going to be the worst race ever. to finish in the top. Shipley and into the next and when to surge O’Rourke ’19 had some words high goal is key to the race.”

FOOTBALL a very big and a very small

number, depending on how
you frame it. But regardless
school and will never be a of your perspective, it is a
sports school. Most non-ath- whole lot of cash to spend on
letes are either completely am- programming that benefits at
bivalent about or vaguely dis- most one third of the student
missive of the whole concept body, generates practically no
of varsity sports in the first revenue for the College and
place, and I see no reason to provides a leg up in the ad-
believe this will ever change. missions process for a pool of
Despite this fact, Bowdoin white and wealthy applicants.
remains an institution that This system raises fundamen-
is thoroughly shaped by its tal questions about fairness
desire to attract and retain that we have not even asked,
varsity athletes. No aspect of let alone answered.
the College, from admissions I did not come up with the
to academic affairs to alumni name for this column, and I
relations, remains untouched thought it was kind of lame
by this commitment. when I first saw it, but I’ve
The effects are both cul- come to like it. Bowdoin ath-
tural and financial. In the letics are more than a game:
2019-20 operating budget, they’re a real institutional
the College allocated $7.9 force. It behooves us to keep
million, or about 4.5 percent an eye on them.
ANN BASU, THE BOWDOIN ORIENT of the total budget, to its ath- Thank you for reading.
PLUGGING AWAY: Despite its best efforts, the Bowdoin football team solidified a 130-year record for the worst four-year stretch of results with this year’s 0-9 campaign. letic programs. That is both GoUBears.
13 Friday, November 22, 2019

It’s a beautiful day in
the neighberhood
Take off your parking brakes! Thirty days from now, new parking restric-
tions will take effect on a number of Brunswick streets, including Columbia
Avenue, Belmont Street, Longfellow Avenue, Noble Street, Pine Street and
Union Street.
The restrictions, passed by the Brunswick Town Council at its Novem-
ber 18 meeting, are not unprecedented—the Council placed similar restric-
tions, specifically aimed at Bowdoin students, on Park Row in 2014, and the
College revoked student parking privileges to the lots at the Maine Street
College Houses the same year.
In light of this move, which forces more students to park in the rather
distant Farley/Watson lot, we’re forced to consider what parking rights and
privileges students should have. Maybe far away parking isn’t so bad?
Our campus is a relatively compact 207 acres. For comparison, Middle-
bury’s campus is 350 acres, and Wesleyan’s campus is 360 acres. Bowdoin is
easily walkable for many students, and its location near a densely populated
town center makes it unlikely that the College will expand student parking
anytime soon.
But this is understandable. There are 200 more student parking spaces
Corporate welfare is no good
on campus than registered cars, even though most of these spots are located
near Farley Field House. And as Randy Nichols, executive director of Safety
and Security, has said, few are in favor of a campus filled with parking lots.
Of course, we acknowledge that cars on campus provide mobility that
for corporations or for colleges
can be extremely valuable in our relatively small college town. For some, and only lets in the most talented in keeps prices down. Colleges have al-
they are a necessity, whether they allow students to attend medical appoint- by Peter Slovenski our society? Critical thinking would lowed costs to soar more than dou-
Op-Ed Contributor
ments, drive to a job or travel to see family. make us ask if organizations with ble the rate of the Consumer Price
But the College does accomidate students with cars. Bowdoin students I’d like to comment on last week’s narrow admission for talented peo- Index in the past 20 years. Colleges
are guaranteed a spot somewhere on campus, even if its location is some- Orient article about taxes on college ple in academics or sports should re- could try to hold down costs, but
what inconvenient. The price of a parking permit is relatively low as well: endowments. Wealthy non-profit ceive non-profit status. The National they have discovered that no matter
$50 for the year compared to Colby’s $100 and Bates’ $120. Our parking colleges should not oppose efforts to Football League or Major League how much they raise prices, cus-
spaces should not come at the expense of Brunswick residents. collect taxes on their enormous en- Baseball could make a similar bid for tomers still line up to attend Yale
Beyond being good neighbors, these changes, though inconvenient for dowment funds. Colleges like to brag tax exemption because they screen and Princeton. So they raise prices
some, have beneficial impacts on the campus’s car-related culture. that they encourage critical think- for exceptional talent and then they and build ever more luxurious fa-
An eight-minute walk adds comparatively little time to the 35-minute ing. When I apply critical thinking help the exceptionally talented im- cilities for sports, housing, dining
trip to Portland, but it adds significant travel time to your two-minute drive to college finances, it looks to me as prove their skills and contributions and classrooms. They do not need
to Hannaford. The distance to the Farley/Watson lot disincentivizes stu- though non-profit tax exemptions to society. Helping needy students to keep costs low. They also do not
dents from driving short trips that are typically walkable or bikeable. for schools with billion-dollar en- with a lot of talent is a high-minded need tax exemptions.
Minimizing unnecessary driving by carpooling, walking and biking is dowments are just another form of endeavor, but motivated students do I suspect another subtle but dia-
in the interest not only of campus infrastructure and neighborly behavior corporate welfare. pretty well regardless of what college bolical problem with tax exemption
but also sustainability. On a campus highly concerned with its carbon foot- Colleges claim that they need they attend. Society’s most difficult for colleges. Colleges siphon off mil-
print, the Council’s ordinance enables the College to incentivize alternative their tax exemptions so they can help problems require us to help the lions of dollars of charitable giving
forms of transportation. society. Critically thinking, there needy with the least amount of talent with the most amazing fund-rais-
So, no, faraway parking isn’t such a bad thing. are at least four problems with this more than those who are deciding ing campaigns. They vacuum up
argument. First, can’t colleges and between Harvard and Ohio State. A charitable giving dollars that might
This editorial represents the majority view of the Bowdoin Orient’s edi- universities help our government disadvantaged genius who attends otherwise be donated to soup kitch-
torial board, which is composed of Emily Cohen, Brianna Cunliffe, Roither pay for social programs the way Penn State will do well enough with ens, Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs, homeless
Gonzales, Alyce McFadden, Nina McKay, Danielle Quezada, Reuben Schafir the rest of us do? Social science de- the Penn State education. It’s the shelters, hospitals and wildlife hab-
and Jaret Skonieczny. partments in colleges have designed needy who are homeless or jobless itat preservation. No other type of
most of our government programs. or dropping out of school or trapped tax-exempt organization is able to
Faculty experts lobby to begin and in dysfunctional pre-crime careers match the Madison Avenue cali-
then protect social programs. Col- who require more attention and re- ber fundraising power of colleges.
leges should put their money where sources. They are charitable fundraising
their social science departments are Fourth, selective colleges end up juggernauts. A critically minded
ESTABLISHED 1871 and help pay for what they want the receiving hundreds of millions of evaluation of what colleges do could
government to do. dollars in tuition fees and fund-rais- conclude that they do not do the 6200 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011
Second, if wealthy colleges de- ing support from our wealthiest and kind of charity that needs as much
The Bowdoin Orient is a student-run weekly publication dedicated to providing news and information serve tax-exempt privileges, then most talented citizens because those tax-exempt support as organizations
relevant to the Bowdoin community. Editorially independent of the College and its administrators, there are many equally or more de- are the people who receive concen- in the trenches of anti-poverty and
the Orient pursues such content freely and thoroughly, following professional journalistic standards in serving organizations who should trated benefits from colleges. With anti-crime programs. Let colleges
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discussion and debate on issues of interest to the College community. Mart helps millions of low-income families, colleges do not need the ings, charge ever-higher prices for
families stretch their resources with extra help of tax exemption. tuition, and let them also pay taxes
Editor in Chief Editor in Chief low priced goods. A car wash that Colleges have to watch out for on behemoth endowments. Critical
Emily Cohen Alyce McFadden employs four men with autism is as the bureaucratic trap that has them thinking would persuade them to
deserving of a tax exemption as a speaking one way, and acting in an- pay taxes and give up some of the
Digital Director Managing Editor News Editor non-profit college. other way. If they are for the public corporate welfare we like, but do not
Steven Xu Maia Coleman Andrew Bastone Third, by what logic do we use good, then they should help with need.
Anna Fauver Aura Carlson tax benefits to help any organization public expenses just as Wal-Mart Peter Slovenski is the Director of
Photo Editor Roither Gonzales that has a narrow gate for admission and the local car wash do. Wal-Mart Track & Field at Bowdoin.
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14 OPINION Friday, November 22, 2019

Billionaires’ presidential run an exercise in narcissism

from this conflict. In fact, maintaining the interests of field of Democratic candidates. president. Bloomberg is wast- ic National Committee, a group
Who’s Left? Sanders has gone as far as to the Democratic Party elite; They are scheming to change ing no time—he just bought that has historically not looked
by Livia Kunins- say billionaires shouldn’t exist they are running out of op- the course of the primary and over $100 million of advertise- favorably upon candidates that
Berkowitz at all, and Warren’s campaign tions and are quickly becom- have unlimited resources at ments in Wisconsin, Michigan question the role of big money
sells mug that says “billionaire ing desperate. Last month, their disposal to do so. They and Pennsylvania, perhaps in in politics.
As a New Yorker, I must tears.” In national polls, War- six major democratic donors floated names like Michael an attempt to erode Sanders’ This is of course specula-
apologize for the barrage of our ren and Sanders are met at a swanky hotel in Bloomberg, Deval Patrick, momentum in these integral tion, but we must reckon with
former mayors (Bloomberg, consistently polling Midtown Manhattan to John Kerry and Hillary Clin- states. Yet the question re- the fact that many party insid-
DeBlasio, Giuliani) that have ahead of every oth- discuss who they could ton. Their efforts have paid off mains: will these candidates ers are working hard to ensure
found themselves far too close er candidate, save draft into the already as both Bloomberg and Patrick actually be able to pose a le- that Sanders or Warren is not
to the presidency. It is simply Biden. And Biden over-crowded have decided gitimate challenge this many the nominee. The reality is
New York narcissism at its is still struggling to run for months into the primary? that the Democratic Party is
worst. Yet Bloomberg’s flirta- to articulate a One possibility is that party divided—it is comprised of a
tion with a presidential run is sentence that elites are actually advocating wide range of people espous-
a far more insidious force than is coherent for a brokered convention—a ing fundamentally different
New York narcissism; it’s an- from be- primary in which no candi- ideologies. We are chafing at
other attempt by the billionaire ginning to date obtains the majority of the confines of a two-party
class to ensure its control over end. The delegates. If Biden, Buttigieg, system that artificially com-
America’s political processes. billion- Warren and Sanders all re- bines Bernie’s democratic
The billionaire class is aire class main in the race until July, socialism with Biden’s neolib-
scared that real change is com- is currently each winning different states, eralism, all because these men
ing to America in the form of rallying around Mayor this is a viable outcome. In believe that people should
a Sanders or Warren presiden- Pete Buttigieg due to his recent the event of a brokered have abortion access, gay peo-
cy—and scared they should surge in Iowa and New Hamp- convention, superdel- ple should have the right to
be. Bernie and Liz’s policies— shire, but they surely know egates will decide the marry and we shouldn’t lock
including a billionaire tax, this is largely due to a $2.3 mil- nominee at the Dem- kids in cages at the border.
breaking up major tech com- lion ad-buy and subsequent ocratic Convention on I will be voting for whoever
panies and removing corporate traction amongst white voters. July 13, 2020. This would the Democratic nominee is
money from politics—threaten In the end, he still is only the be unequivocally bad for because in an election against
the system that has allowed mayor of a city of 102,000 peo- Sanders and Warren who are Trump, I feel I have no oth-
billionaires to accumulate un- ple. unlikely to garner the support er choice. But the question
imaginable wealth and wield it The billionaires are des- of superdelegates who include must be asked: is the party big
as they so desire. Sanders and perate for a candidate who former members of Congress enough for both the billion-
Warren have not shied away can win the primary while HOLLY HARIS and members of the Democrat- aires and Bernie and Warren?

A student perspective on cultural genocide in China

two million of their peers bound to their national iden- through Xinjiang, and Ürümqi take turns each night sleeping even the Muslim nations, are
by Aoguzi Muhameiti into over 1,000 concentration tity. In the 2000s, their na- (the capital of Uyghur). For the while 15 of them had to stand quiet as their brothers and
Op-Ed Contributor
camps: China. tionalistic desires intensified, plan to work, they would need to provide space. Some peo- sisters are tortured to death
Just another day: I pick up I arrived in the United resulting in hundreds of pro- Xinjiang to be a peaceful place ple had not taken a shower in daily.
my phone and open Skype, States on January 26, 2010 and tests, some turning violent. without any riots. So, what did over a year. Despite the awful policies
scroll through my contacts was granted political asylum a There were clear racial divides, they do? There have been numerous of President Donald Trump,
until I reach the “m” section. I few months after. What I was with Han Chinese civilians Their solution: completely reports of Uyghur women one thing he has done right is
select “Mom” and dial the long escaping was the possibility and Uyghurs frequently find- assimilate Uyghurs and strip being married off to Chinese to stand up to China’s human
+86 number for the 28th time of being returned to Uyghur, ing themselves punching each them of their cultural identity. officials to force integration, rights violations through eco-
since the last time I had spo- or “officially” Xinjiang, a ma- other in the streets. That is why, starting in which is extremely worrisome nomic means. He has slapped
ken to her: April 1, 2018. The jor geographical and cultural However, earlier this de- 2017, China built prison given the fact that my 29-year visa bans on Chinese officials
phone rings on the other end— region in northwestern Chi- cade, things took a turn for the camps all over Xinjiang, old sister could be subjected connected to the camps, black-
up to 50 long seconds until it na. It was invaded in 1949, in worst. The Communist Party which they claimed were to this practice. Officials also listed 28 companies that have
either just abruptly ends or the same manner that Tibet of China announced the Belt “re-education camps,” to get force themselves into homes helped create camp equipment
the usually programmed voice had been. Since the invasion, and Road Initiative: a massive rid of radical sentiments. and live with Uyghur fami- and appointed Elnigar Iltebir,
mail responds in Chinese. Uyghurs have maintained the plan costing billions of dollars These camps, according to lies, commanding their daily a Uyghur-American scholar,
“The subscriber you are trying Muslim culture that is in which China would invest numerous reports from major lives to ensure they live the to direct the National Secu-
to reach is unavailable.” in infrastructure all over Asia outlets such as the BBC and Communist way. More horrif- rity Council’s China policy.
I have heard this phrase nu- to create a modern-day silk- verified by satellite images, ically, the China Tribune has America is doing something,
merous times and so have the road and other trade routes. are the location of systematic reported that the camps were but more must be done on an
mere 1,000 Uyghur-Amer- This route would go right cultural cleansing of Uyghurs. also being used to harvest international scale.
icans who took refuge in Those imprisoned are force- organs from Uyghur prison- This is not a call for sym-
the land of opportuni- fed pork, forced to drink al- ers, that “there was a massive pathy. This is a call for educa-
ties, leaving behind a cohol and they are subjected infrastructure development of tion—to understand that in a
land that has placed to more than eight hours of facilities and medical person- country so many admire and
more than class time learning about nel for organ transplant op- tour, millions of Uyghurs are
the Chinese government, eration.” Thousands of jour- being tortured to death for the
history and communist nalists, teachers and religious crime of being Uyghur. The
propaganda. Mihrigul Tur- leaders have been kidnapped. most I can do for my mom,
sun, who testified to the Testimony by Sayragul Sauyt- sister and everyone else in my
conditions in the prison bay, who was granted asy- family is to inform as many
camps before the U.S. Con- lum, states that women are people of the humanitarian
gress, recalled being sub- routinely raped and men are crisis going on until it stops.
jected to torture through sterilized. They are subjected So many outlets, communities
electrocution (some were to medical experiments. Their and more can afford to be qui-
APLAN subjected to nail-pulling), meals consist of a “cloudy et, but I cannot.
and said she “begged them soup and a slice of bread,” So there: be disturbed, be
to kill [her].” She had slept and starvation is a frequent vigilant and share. Humanity
alongside 60 women in a method of punishment. These depends on it.
room that was only 430 square crimes are horrific, yet the Aoguzi Muhameiti is a mem-
feet, thereby being forced to international community, and ber of the Class of 2023.

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Friday, November 22, 2019 OPINION 15

Refutation takes time trust. I know Paul. I trust him. questions first. We must scrape
by Robert Sobak We’ve built that relationship down the thorns together be-
Op-Ed Contributor
over time. It has been fash- fore holding opposite sides
Raise your hand if Paul ioned from well over a decade of the stick. This is what it
Franco’s dog has ever eaten of purloined fruit and strong- means to be in a commu-
your breakfast. ly-argued points. So, when nity of learners. We learn
I knew it! I knew I was not Franco hints that there may be through the habits and
alone! something worth considering, practices of community.
One of the great pleasures it is incumbent upon me to We learn even, and often
of a walk across the Bowdoin give him a careful listen. especially, in spaces and
quad is a chance meeting with I give Franco due consid- times that are not formally LA
that lovable scamp. For many eration, especially when he marked out for pedagogy. We RAC
years now, on the way to my advances an idea or argument learn through simple conver- speeches
early-morning Greek class, that I initially consider weak sation, through observation and writings.
I have looked forward to the and unsupported, because I and through iteration. For the true
possibility that my linguistic owe it to Franco, not because In response to my last measure of the
preparation will be delayed I owe it to the mere idea of op-ed, Professor Fran- quietly man’s claims must indeed be
in the service of my intellec- argument. Were Franco to co commented that, while Gor- taken.
tual expansion. The fact that propose that we burn the “however much gias prowled But more than anything,
I sometimes have to make a College down and replace it Socrates dis- the stage, engag- he would have relished the
donation in the form of an ap- with a for-profit corporation agreed with the ing in bamboozling opportunity to scrape away
ple stolen out of my hand or a whose curriculum is driven Sophists, he did epideictic? Does such the hours feasting in the Pry-
banana filched from my coat by the whims of the moment, not find it point- an environment offer taneion while arguing with
pocket only adds to my joy. I’d sit down with him under less to engage anybody the chance to members of his own commu-
Watching Professor Franco the nearest tree and give him with them and try submit Gorgias to the Socra- nity. For true intellectual nu-
double over in laughter while as much time and attention to refute them with reason.” hewn and knotty tic elenchus? trition is found in the practice
making vague gestures toward as he needs to make that case. The clear implication is that plank. It is the way Not at all. That carefully of iterative reason-giving. It
canine discipline simply com- Even if that means allowing Socratic disagreement with in which the Greek shoemaker produced format is well-de- marinates over time. It must
pletes the tableau. his dog to eat my shoes. He sophistry must be exercised describes the act of scraping signed to prevent the process be consumed among those
I do not begrudge the dog has earned from me, and from by reasonable refutation. This and softening tough leather. of refutation from even taking with whom one has nurtured
his thievery, for I treasure my many of you, whatever time assertion is true but insuffi- Over time, this term comes to root, let alone flowering. As a the bonds of trust and affec-
conversations with the human and attention he may request. cient. Socrates described his denote the expenditure of time, result, Socrates would proba- tion. It cannot be snatched
he is taking for a walk. Franco But if a relative stranger, or engagement with Sophists, such that it can later be used of bly realize his time was much from the hand of an itinerant
is one of the finest, most gen- a man who has earned my and with everybody else for diners hanging out at a taverna better spent talking to people speechifier and eaten quick-
erous and sharpest interloc- distrust, were to make that that matter, using the lan- all hours of the night. in his community. Perhaps, if ly. Everybody knows that
utors in our community. His same request and argument, guage of hard work. But at root it is all about there had been a newspaper in drive-thru tacos are nothing
beaming smile is outshone it would be incumbent upon One Greek word in the de- effort, and about how real ancient Athens, and if Socra- but sodium and empty cal-
only by his judicious intellect. that man to first prove that I scriptive vocabulary of Socratic effort must always involve tes had developed the habit of ories. Quickly gulped down
And whether it be Hal or the need to give him the time of practice stands out: diatribe- time. Socrates didn’t just in- writing, he might have devoted in their shiny packaging,
much-missed Reggie snaf- day, much less the respect of in. From this word we get the vest a few hours to arguing some of his time to a careful they will soon find them-
fling my vittles while Franco my attention. English term “diatribe.” But its with Sophists, he devoted his examination of how and why selves steaming on the frozen
distracts me with some phil- Productive argument over original and common usage, entire life to the refutation of Gorgias came to Athens, what ground, waiting for some dog
osophical point, the fact that difficult matters cannot thrive skillfully adopted by Socrates, sophistry. So how would he Gorgias hoped to achieve to come along and make a
I chortle and feel not a bit of in the absence of affection. was deployed by the ancient have responded if only given there, and how Athenians breakfast of them.
resentment toward that mug- One does not learn from oth- carpenter conveying what it the opportunity to write down might weigh the present asser- Robert Sobak is an Associ-
ging is strong evidence of ers by taking up the spikiest of takes to sand down a rough- a question in advance and sit tions of Gorgias against his past ate Professor of Classics.


Sustainability Office responds HAVE YOU GOTTEN A PARKING

To the Editor, pounds of carbon to be translated into
more tangible numbers like trees planted
We appreciate Professor of Chemistry
Richard Broene’s recent Letter to the
and miles driven.
This is the process by which we ar-
Answer at
Editor drawing attention to the results rived at the numbers posted in the No-
from the October Energy Challenge and vember Installment. Admittedly, there
felt it would be beneficial to explain is room for the discrepancy between the
where and how the Sustainability Office
arrived at the numbers posted in the In-
data we receive from Lucid and however
the EPA calculates its equivalency. As the
Last issue’s response:
stallment. Harry Potter books say, “never trust any-
Residences that are individually me-
tered are connected to an outside energy
thing that can think for itself if you can’t
see where it keeps its brain,” and in using
dashboard company, Lucid Technologies.
Lucid provides an interface and tools
both a data management service and the
EPA calculator, we cannot speak directly
for Facilities Management to look at the to how these emissions savings calcula-
energy data from campus buildings for
monitoring and maintenance, as well as
tions were made.
We have reached out to Broene, and
11% YES
providing the framework and support to
compare different buildings’ energy us-
look forward to connecting with him in
order to better use the metering technol- 89% NO Based on answers from 175 responses.
age in the Energy Challenge format. ogy we have to provide more accurate in-
Throughout the Energy Challenges, formation to the Bowdoin community in
this data—managed and calculated by future energy challenges. This was not a
Lucid—is what appears on the Energy willfully misleading use of statistics, but
Dashboard and provides hourly updates. merely an example of the limits of what
At the end of the Energy Challenge, we
are able to download the data from Lucid,
can be metered and measured, and how
to best communicate technical informa-
It’s never too early to be thinking about
which includes the baseline consumption
in kilowatts (kW), competition rate of
tion to a campus that embraces liberal
arts and STEM.
gifts for the holiday season....
consumption in kW, percent reduction, Thank you all for your concern in this
total reduction in kilowatts per hour
(kWh), and total reduction of carbon
matter, and for your vibrant participation
in the Energy Challenge itself.
No pressure, but nine out of 10 Orient editors
in pounds for each building, and for the
challenge as a whole. Sincerely,
recommend a subscription to the Orient as
The Environmental Protection Agency Keisha Payson, Associate Director of
(EPA) provides an online “Equivalency Sustainability
the perfect gift.
Calculator,” which allows the more eso- Bethany Taylor, Sustainability Out-
teric numbers and metrics like kW and reach Coordinator
16 Friday, November 22, 2019

Wellness Program Tabling
Kate Nicholson, Bowdoin’s new assistant director of student
wellness programs, will meet students and speak to them
about upcoming wellness programming, as well as take
suggestions from students about future programming.
David Saul Smith Union. 11 a.m.

Lunch with Kathryn Olson: On Farms,
Fish, Forests and Climate Change in Maine
Katheryn Olson, a PhD candidate at Boston College who
examines the effects of climate change on farmers, fishers
and foresters in Maine, will speak to Bowdoin students about
her research. Light refreshments will be provided.
Lantern, Roux Center for the Environment. 11:30 a.m.
LECTURE LIVE FROM BRUNSWICK: The Improvabilities, one of Bowdoin’s two improv groups, had its second show of the semester, “Time Travel.” The
“Ramón Novarro en Mexico”: show included improv games and audience participation.

Mexico’s Golden Age and the Limits of

Transnational Stardom

Ernesto Chávez, guest lecturer at the University of Texas at
El Paso, will discuss Mexican-born actor Ramón Novarro, and
how his race and nationality influenced his position in the
American film industry.
Torrey Barn, Cram Alumni House. 1 p.m. EVENT EVENT
Stowe Writer’s Retreat Meditation
LECTURE The Stowe Writers Collective will hold writing workshops in Bernie Hershberger, director of counseling and wellness
Gil Vigil: Nationally Recognized Native genres including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing services, will lead a meditation session.
Tribal Leader with movement and more. Room 302, Buck Center for Health and Fitness. 4:30 p.m.
Former Governor of the Native American Tesuque Pueblo Harriet Beecher Stowe House. 10:30 a.m.
tribe Gil Vigil will discuss the origins of the Pueblo people PERFORMANCE
and the issues that the tribe—as well as the general Native PERFORMANCE Students of Jeff Christmas
American population—faces in the current political climate. “Hark! Now the Bells!” The students of Jeff Christmas, lecturer in the department of
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall. 3 p.m. The Bowdoin Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, music, will perform an evening concert.
will perform a concert of Ukrainian and Russian choral, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. 7:30 p.m.
DISCUSSION including works by Tchaikovsky, Chesnokov, Rachmaninoff,
Gallery Conversation: Assyria to America Sviridov, Prokhorov, Kalistratov and Leontovich. Performances
Sean P. Burrus, Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral cultural will be held on Friday and Saturday.
fellow; James Higginbotham, associate curator for the ancient The Chapel. 3 p.m.

collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and Ayub
Tahlil ’22, will examine the history of Bowdoin’s six reliefs from EVENT
ancient Nimrud. Puppies and Polaroids
Museum of Art. 3 p.m. Student Activities will hold an event for Bowdoin students to
play and take polaroids with puppies. FILM SCREENING
EVENT Morrell Lounge, David Saul Smith Union. 7 p.m. “Deconstructing the Beatles’ ‘The
Community Care Night White Album’”
The Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Education Frontier will be screening Scott Freimans’ documentary,
will invite students to make mindfulness glitter jars, decorate “Deconstructing the Beatles’ ‘The White Album,’” which
cookies and engage in reflection on self-care, community gives the viewer insight into the process of creating the
healing and the second year of the #MeToo movement.
Garage, 24 College Street. 4 p.m. SUNDAY 24 Beatles’ best-selling album.
Frontier. 3 p.m.


The Moth: Breakups Concert Band Open Writing Hours and Workshop
Bowdoin Healthy Relationships will host a live story-telling The Bowdoin Concert Band will present a concert featuring The Stowe Writers Collective will hold open writing hours
centered around the idea of breaking up with people, places music from a variety of historical periods, countries and and a peer-review-driven writing workshop. Snacks will
and things, featuring the stories of Bowdoin students. cultures, in addition to original compositions. be provided.
Basement, Park Row #2. 7 p.m. Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. 2 p.m. Harriet Beecher Stowe House. 7 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break International Day
of Persons with