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  Bowdoin College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bowdoin College was chartered in 1794 by Governor Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, of which Maine was then a district, and was named for former Massachusetts governor James Bowdoin, whose son James Bowdoin III was an early benefactor.
While Bowdoin's best-known alumnus in the sciences is the controversial entomologist-turned-sexologist Alfred Kinsey, class of 1916, the College's reputation in this area was cemented in large part by the Arctic explorations of Admiral Robert E. Peary, class of 1877, and Donald B. MacMillan, class of 1898.
Bowdoin's Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum * honors the two explorers, and the College's mascot, the Polar Bear, was chosen after MacMillan donated a particularly large specimen to his alma mater in 1917.
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 QB Partners - Bowdoin College
The college could be said to be notably strong in the sciences followed closely by the art history and English departments.
Bowdoin’s classes are characterized by strong academics without the competition, the focus is on learning.
Although Bowdoin is smaller than other schools of equivalent caliber, there is less overt competition without a reduction in the quality of the resources, the student body, and the education.
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 Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium
Bowdoin’s proposed changes recognized the importance of creating a smoke-free environment, as well as providing cessation services for members of the Bowdoin community who were nicotine-dependent.
Bowdoin would be one of the first small, private, New England colleges to implement smoke-free policies, and Mills would be one of the first Presidents to take a strong stance on the issue.
Bowdoin’s new tobacco policies were announced in a letter from President Mills to all faculty, staff, and students at the beginning of the 2002 academic year.
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 New England Small College Athletic Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The colleges in this conference are often referred to as the "Little Ivies".
Union College was an original charter member, but left the NESCAC in 1977 after an incident with ice hockey recruiting.
For example, the Division III NACDA Director's Cup, awarded since 1996 to the college or university that wins the most college championships, has been awarded to Williams College every year except 1998, and Williams is currently in first place for the 2004-05 academic year.
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 Clean Air - Cool Planet | Partners: Bowdoin College
The Bowdoin College Sustainability Office works with students, faculty and staff throughout the campus, and energy conservation is one of their larger focuses.
Bowdoin's Dining Service has also done an outstanding job reducing campus environmental impact, by limiting trash and energy waste, and increasing their use of local and organic foods in student meals.
Bowdoin is evaluating the potential benefits of a formal Environmental Management System under which an Environmental Coordinator would be responsible for developing a system to plan and implement improvement initiatives, measure results of past initiatives, communicate successes and continually reviews and monitors the various campus programs.
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 Bowdoin College - College Closeup
Bowdoin has been nationally recognized for its delicious food, and there are always healthy food options, including vegetarian and vegan choice, as well as special class dinners, holiday celebrations, and theme nights.
Bowdoin’s first president declared that the purpose of higher education was to serve “the Common Good,” an ideal that still influences the lives of students.
Bowdoin’s off-campus research facilities include the Coastal Studies Center, with both marine and terrestrial labs and seminar and studio space, and marine and ornithological research stations near the campus and at Kent Island in the Bay of Fundy, Canada.
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 Boston.com / News / Local / Maine / Town concerned about Bowdoin College expansion plan
A plan at Bowdoin College to build several new campus buildings has left the school's residential neighbors worried the expansion could lead to overcrowding in parking lots and on city streets.
College officials have decided to seek input from residents who may be the most affected by a planned concert hall, an ice arena and two dormitories school officials hope to build in the next five years.
Bowdoin officials presented the college's strategic plan for future growth to the Brunswick Town Council and Planning Board this week.
www.boston.com /news/local/maine/articles/2004/04/08/town_concerned_about_bowdoin_college_expansion_plan?mode=PF   (362 words)

  
 The Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters :: About Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College, located in Brunswick, Maine, is one of the country's most elite liberal arts colleges.
Some have said the war began and ended in Brunswick, as Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin while her husband was teaching at Bowdoin, and Chamberlain was responsible for receiving the surrender of the Confererate army at Appomattox.
As of 2003, 1600 students attend Bowdoin College, nestled in the pine trees of Maine.
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 The Mineralogical Record - Label Archive
It was named Bowdoin College in honor of recently deceased Massachusetts Governor James Bowdoin II (1726-1790).
Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin's first building, was completed in 1802, Maine Hall was built in 1808, and Winthrop Hall (which served as the library) in 1822.
Bowdoin College received the mineral collection, scientific apparatus and technical library of James Bowdoin III (1752-1811) by bequest in 1811.
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 Bowdoin Orient News - Dining services continues pursuit of organic Maine foods
Thanks to the hard work of students and dining staff employees, Bowdoin's dining service is ranked number one in the country and continues to support the Brunswick community by purchasing much of its food from local sources.
Bowdoin's connection with local farmers began in the classroom through a course on Environmental Sociology taught by Professor Joe Bandy.
To gain support for local food at Bowdoin, May wrote columns for Sustainable Bowdoin, read public service announcements on WBOR, and designed a bulletin board for Thorne dining hall with a diagram showing the different parts of a pizza and where they were purchased.
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 Bowdoin College
Study at Bowdoin leads to a bachelor of arts degree in one of about 40 departmental and interdisciplinary majors.
Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,550 students from across the country and around the world.
Bowdoin's Coastal Studies Center, located eight miles from campus on 118 acres of Orr's Islands, was completed in 1998.
www.state.me.us /education/highered/Directory/Bowdoin.htm   (244 words)

  
 Nikebiz : News : Press Release : Bowdoin and Nike Honor Joan Benoit Samuelson With Rededication of Magee Track   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under the terms of the agreement, the Nike gift funded Bowdoin's track upgrade in exchange for allowing the Freeport track team to hold practices and meets at the College when Bowdoin athletes were not using it.
A constant friend of this College, and a role model and hero for women athletes at the top of their game, as well as for young girls taking the field for the first time.
Bowdoin College's outdoor track, located at Whittier Field, is named for John Joseph (Jack) Magee, the College's first athletic director, who served as coach of the track team from 1913 to 1925 and director of track and field athletics from 1925 until his 1955 retirement.
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 Amherst College Athletics: Football: Amherst Dominates Bowdoin, 35-0
One week after blowing out Hamilton College in their 24-0 season opener, the Jeffs nearly matched that score in the first quarter of Saturday's contest, thanks to stellar field position as provided by the Amherst defense.
After the Amherst defense held Bowdoin to three plays for minus-11 yards on the ensuing possession, the Jeffs once again had a short field to work with, needing only three plays, including a 17-yard scamper by Devine, to return to the endzone.
Bowdoin, who falls to 0-2, will have its work cut out next weekend, when they travel to Medford, Massachusetts to battle Tufts University, who have scored 76 points in their first two games of 2001.
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 Subject of Movie "Kinsey" Didn't Talk about Sex as Student at Bowdoin College
During his Bowdoin years he also served as president of the biology club and the debating council, became a biology teaching assistant, led scientific field trips, put together a biology museum on campus, played classical piano, and devoted countless hours to community service through the YMCA.
Bowdoin College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college located in Brunswick, Maine, about 25 miles north of Portland.
One of the oldest colleges in the nation, it received its charter in 1794 from the General Court of Massachusetts.
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This Cooperative is comprised of representatives from Bowdoin College, Maine Maritime Academy, St. Joseph's College, Thomas College, Unity College, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine, University of Maine at Farmington, and University of New England.
At Bowdoin, it was a tragic accident that accelerated a process already underway to examine the role of fraternities as social outlets, the need for improved social options and spaces for students, and the importance of integrating cultural, intellectual and recreational life at Bowdoin.
Bowdoin allows the College Houses to serve alcohol to students of legal drinking age, but the College requires parties to be registered with the Office of Residential Life.
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 Charity Navigator Rating - Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794.
Study at Bowdoin leads to a bachelor of arts degree in one of 40 departmental and interdisciplinary majors.
Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,625 students from across the country and around the world.
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 Bowdoin College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The college was chartered by the legislature of Massachusetts, of which Maine was then a district, in 1794, and was named for former Massachusetts governor James Bowdoin.
The Bowdoin Orient is the main student newspaper and is the largest one on campus; it claims to be the "oldest continuously published college weekly in the United States." Brunswick doesn't offer a bustling night life for students under 21, but the larger city of Portland is just a half hour away.
Bowdoin offers thirty varsity teams, including men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, nordic skiing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis and track, and women's teams in field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, nordic skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball.
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 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
As an integral part of the Bowdoin College Library and an active partner in the educational work of the College, the department preserves and makes accessible the 45,000 volumes of rare books, 5,000 linear feet of manuscripts and College archives, 25,000 photographs, 500 historical maps, and related materials that comprise our holdings.
Manuscript holdings date from as early as the 13th century and are particularly rich for research into the early history of Massachusetts and Maine; anti-slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction; Arctic studies and Arctic exploration; Maine writers; politics and government; and Bowdoin College, its alumni, faculty, and presidents.
Although we primarily serve the students, faculty and staff of the College, all library visitors are welcome, and researchers who agree to our Rules for Readers are free to examine any of our unrestricted holdings.
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 Bowdoin students ejected from Bush event
Two Bowdoin students were ejected from President Bush's campaign appearance in Bangor yesterday on suspicion that they planned to protest inside the event.
Bree Dallinga '06, co-president of the Bowdoin College Democrats, and Ashley Cusick '05, both self-described liberals, said they planned to attend the event to observe and possibly protest by wearing anti-Bush t-shirts.
The College is currently trying to overcome a housing shortage for next year by, among other things, planning to cram more students...
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 Bowdoin College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bowdoin going retro, with rigor ; The venerable college will overhaul its curriculum and bring back tougher requirements for studies.
College counts its changes ; Bowdoin's 200th graduation ceremony is a celebration of progress, right down to the weather.
Bowdoin sends 413 into world ; One thing the new graduates will probably miss most: their college's gourmet dining-hall food.
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 Bowdoin College --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Maine's oldest college, Bowdoin was chartered in 1794, and instruction began in 1802.
The school was named for James Bowdoin, a statesman and first president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received much of its initial endowment from his son.
It was named for James Bowdoin, a political leader and the founder and first president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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 President of Bowdoin College
Library hours were extended, and scholarship alone was now to determine the award of college honors--before that, irregularities in conduct or in attendance at college exercises had figured in the awards.
Negotiations between the students and the college failed, and in May 1874, the students were given an ultimatum: resume drilling, or go home.
Letters from the college followed, telling parents that their sons had to return to school within ten days to comply with the laws of the college--including military drill--or be expelled.
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 College Democrats of Maine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the past year the Maine College Democrats expanded their presence on Maine’s college campuses exponentially by incorporating 20 new chapters; held their first-ever state convention, and launched the publication of their newspaper The Blueprint, which has the distinction of being the nation’s only College Democratic statewide newspaper.
The College Democrats of Maine printed the inaugural edition of the “Blueprint.” This sixteen page newspaper is an informative publication that shares student insight and student achievement in national and local issues.
Bowdoin College students Max Palmer '08 and Brandon Mazer '08 have created OurSenate, a new blog focusing on the 2006 senate elections and current Democratic efforts to oppose the Republican majority in the Senate.
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 The Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters :: New Meddies CD Release!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Meddiebempsters have a diverse audience ranging from alumni classes from the group's beginnings in the late 30's to current students studying at Bowdoin College.
Recorded live at Bowdoin College on March 9th, this dinner concert CD contains 18 tracks including such favorites as Bowdoin Beata, Graceful and Easy, as well as newly added songs such as Moondance and Fly Me to the Moon.
This CD also includes a new Bowdoin song whose lyrics were written by the current members of the Meddies in the hopes that it will become a standard for the college.
www.meddiebempsters.com /news.php?nid=10   (187 words)

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