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The McKeen Center has announced its 2014 Global Citizens — seven Bowdoin students who will receive grants to travel this summer to countries around the world for grassroots projects. They are headed to Ghana, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Nepal, South Africa and Zambia to work with victims of sexual trafficking, impoverished children, women and others.
Each of the Global Citizens crafted a unique plan, finding volunteer positions with organizations they discovered and contacted on their own. Janice Jaffe, associate director of the McKeen Center, said Bowdoin’s Global Citizens Grant program reflects the McKeen Center’s goals of pushing students to explore and serve based on their personal interests and abilities. Read about the 2014 Global Citizens’ summer plans.
While cities are now distilled through Instagram filters, constructed on blueprints, and photographed for Google Street View, cities were once primarily represented in paintings. Giovanni Antonio Canal, who worked under the name Canaletto, painted paintings that are now “considered some of the great urban paintings” and give us “our sense of early 18th-century Venice and London.”
An artist in London has overlayed Google Map Street Views of Venice with Canaletto’s paintings in a striking visual comparison of how the city has evolved. See these striking pairings on The Atlantic.
Nordic Skiing - Bowdoin College nordic skiers James Crimp and Kaitlynn Miller closed out the most successful season in program history by competing in the final day’s freestyle events at the NCAA Skiing Championship.
Women’s Lacrosse - Krista Zsitvay scored four goals to lead the Amherst women’s lacrosse team to a 9-4 win over Bowdoin in NESCAC action Saturday at Pratt Field.
Women’s Ice Hockey - The Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey team advanced to their second straight NESCAC Championship game following a 4-2 win over Colby on Saturday afternoon at Williams.
Men’s Ice Hockey - The Bowdoin men’s ice hockey team defeated top seeded Trinity 5-4 to advance to the NESCAC Championship on Saturday evening.
A reality of the circle of life is that many of us will find ourselves in the role of caregiver to our aging parents. For one thing, the costs associated with in-home care and assisted living residences can be prohibitive. For another, many adult children want to provide their parents with a greater level of care and attention than such services can provide. The Washington Post takes you through the laborious yet loving way Barbara Tucker Parker cares for her aging mother.
Gathered around the end of a long cedar table in Massachusetts Hall on a recent Wednesday night, three Bowdoin students were taking a study break, replacing the rigors of writing papers for the rigors of analyzing poetry.
They were there as members of Manic Semantics, Bowdoin’s newly formed poetry society. Founded by sophomores Jesse Ortiz and Peter Yanson this semester, the club aims “to provide a space for engaged and enthusiastic students to discuss poetry in a fun, but still serious, atmosphere,” club president Oritz said. “We’re not trying to publish anything or focus on a specific type of poetry.” Read the full story by Amanda Spiller ’17.
We’re sometimes driven to eat things that we know are less than ideal for our diet – say, just one more handful of M&Ms. Or a loaf of bread. No one’s judging here. We gravitate toward these foods in hopes of getting a carb-filled boost out of the clutches of The Day we’ve been having – and because evolutionarily speaking, “comfort food” is actually our default, says The Atlantic.
However, research suggests that healthy eating makes us happier later (bottom line: think celery, not Oreos). Not quite there? Read “Our Moods, Our Foods.“
Student cooking maestros recently faced off to see who could make the most gourmet — and tastiest — vegetarian meal in one hour. Every year at the annual Polar Chef Competition in Thorne Dining Hall, two teams of students who work in Bowdoin’s dining halls compete for best dish.
Judges this year included Karen Mills, former head of the Small Business Administration and wife of President Barry Mills, chemistry professor Richard Broene, One Card Coordinator Chris Bird ’07, and Shannon Grimes ’14. Team Thorne consisted of Captain Karla Olivares ’17, Winston Antoine ’16, Sivgech Chheng and Chandy Eng (the latter two are exchange students from Cambodia). Team Moulton was made up of Captain Hunter White ’17, Kevin Ma ’17, Victor Leos ’16 and Alex Osha ’14.
Both teams were told ahead of time that they would be tasked with incorporating seitan, tofu, and/or kelp in their meal. Team Thorne made a seitan taco with mango and cilantro, served with rice, and an arugula salad with tofu and avocado dressing (plus beautiful apple swans as a plate garnish). Team Moulton – ultimately deemed the winner – made a grilled seitan kebab with chimmichurri citrus-herb sauce, served with a cucumber noodle salad featuring Maine kelp.
This is your friendly reminder that daylight saving time (and not “daylight savings”) returns to most of the U.S. at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9. We hope we save you from both arriving late for something and from the wrath of the grammar snob in your midst. You’re welcome.
And while we’re speaking of how the times are a-changin’, scientists who specialize in atomic clocks have long realized that the Earth’s rotation — and therefore, the length of a day — vary and may actually be slowing down slightly. Interestingly enough, atomic clocks reflect such variability, transitioning from 23:59:59 on some days, and 23:59:60 on others.
Women’s Basketball - Jade Desroches scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Castleton State College women’s basketball to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win in a 64-62 upset over Bowdoin on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
Men’s Basketball - The Bowdoin men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end in a 72-66 loss to Richard Stockton in the opening round of NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday at Cabrini College.