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Bowdoin College makes headlines
for institutional arrogance

Morning Sentinel, Maine, by M.D. Harmon

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Posted By:mikkins2, 6/28/2014 7:07:35 AM

My alma mater, Bowdoin College, made the front page of The New York Times earlier this month, but not in a good way. Nonetheless, institutional arrogance and disregard for human rights are always important topics to explore.On June 9, under the headline “Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy,” the Times reported, “For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the

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This is going to leave a mark on the mush of Bowdoin´s creditability!

I now officially have a reason to read the local newspaper again. Thank you Mr.Harmon for being a local voice that I hope gets louder and carries further with each article.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: govlawyer, 6/28/2014 7:20:25 AM     (No. 9902989)

Perhaps the members of the now defunct Christian group should join and take over via election, say, the Muslim student group, and give Bowdoin a taste of their own medicine?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 6/28/2014 7:33:42 AM     (No. 9902997)

Bowdoin stew dents and profs are marxist brainwashed cultists

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nhchemist, 6/28/2014 7:41:40 AM     (No. 9903002)

I stopped giving to the Alumni Fund after they threw fraternities off campus. My fraternity experience was as important as my educational experience at Bowdoin. While I was there we would joke that the Faculty were more liberal than the students, and it has only gotten worse.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: peabody32, 6/28/2014 7:54:57 AM     (No. 9903016)

Thank you Mr. Harmon for your service and your article. I wonder what Professor Chamberlain would have said to this (Led bayonet charge at Battle of Gettysburg during Civil War).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/28/2014 8:04:08 AM     (No. 9903033)

Bowdoins leadership sounds like a group of ill-educated misfits.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 6/28/2014 8:25:37 AM     (No. 9903060)

Maybe Bowdoin is following Shaira law? Maybe off-campus would be a better option for the study group.

Anyway, the group is following the following injunction: ´Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.´ 2Cor 6:17 (KJV)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mikkins2, 6/28/2014 8:55:28 AM     (No. 9903094)

#8
I see that I was not the only who saw the irony in the Bowdoin/Chamberlain connection.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mathman, 6/28/2014 9:02:09 AM     (No. 9903104)

Bowdowin College is living out its faith. Her leaders believe in their hearts that they have no bias. No group is more biased. Their bias is against anything traditional: the values of Middle America, patriotism, traditional Christianity, any group which espouses the values which made the United States great.
They should go ahead and ban the Stars and Stripes. Their library should be purged of everything which smacks of "racism": all references to the Founding Fathers (who owned slaves), all references to blackface (including Al Jolson), all confederate history, any references to Whoopi Goldberg, and so on.
It is time for Bowdoin to embrace sharia law and appoint a chief Imam. Prayer rugs and Korans for all students. Calls to prayer five times a day.
Pilgrimage to Mecca as the class trip. Get serious, Bowdowin!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/28/2014 9:19:29 AM     (No. 9903135)

Liked your name for the college #8. Perhaps "Bow Down" would be even more appropriate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/28/2014 9:19:42 AM     (No. 9903136)

Chamberlain also showed respect to Gen. Lee and Southern troops at Appomattox surrender. He would surely be ashamed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 6/28/2014 9:29:38 AM     (No. 9903149)

This article is excellent but heartbreaking at the same time. The state of Maine holds a special place in my heart, having vacationed there several times. Maine´s residents have always seemed to embody tenacious adherence to the Constitution.

Thank you #4 for mentioning Colonel Joshua Chamberlain of the 20th Maine who was portrayed with such great sensitivity by actor Jeff Daniels in the movie Gettysburg.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mikkins2, 6/28/2014 9:35:18 AM     (No. 9903159)

Sorry, I meant #4 above.

In Augusta, Maine the museum has many articles of Chamberlain and the 20th Maine on display. My favorite is their banner which is proudly on display. Me and my then 7 year old daughter sat across from it as I explained why it was important, who Joshua Chamberlain was and why he was important. The flood of "why?"´s that come from a seven year old about almost everything was endless but she in the end asked the ultimate "why".

"Daddy, why is there wars?"

All I could say was to do whatever it takes to protect you and your mother.

She mercifully ended it there.

I had found something had got caught in my eye.

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