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Amernet Quartet, Calloway to Premiere Work by Bowdoin’s Shende

Bowdoin Campus News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:09
Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and the Amernet String Quartet will premiere Bowdoin composer Vineet Shende's new song cycle ‘Thin Bits of Evidence’ in Studzinski Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9th, in a program that includes works by Janacek, Grieg, and Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz.
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Saturday Scoreboard

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:35

Full bear bowdoin logo 256Women’s Lacrosse - The Bowdoin College women’s lacrosse team shook off a slow start to defeat Connecticut College, 14-9, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

Men’s Lacrosse - The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team rallied from a seven-goal deficit to shock Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon, 10-9.

Softball - The Bowdoin softball team’s offense continued to roll as the Polar Bears swept Saturday’s doubleheader at Trinity.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field -  Members of the Bowdoin College outdoor track and field team competed in a non-scoring meet at UNH on Saturday following the cancellation of a scheduled home meet against St. Joseph’s. Erin Silva led the way for Bowdoin with a school record in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.74 meters to best her own school mark and place her among the top-10 on the NCAA Division III performance list for the spring.

Men’s Tennis - Bowdoin: 5, MIT: 4.

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Betting on Flags (Fortune)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:35

American Union Flag (XXL)The University of Texas is taking a big risk: it’s auctioning off the Forster Flag, one of the oldest surviving American flags, for an expected price between $1 million and $3 million. The catch? This historic artifact is the centerpiece of the University’s new flag and iconography collection. Auctioneers are hoping that whoever purchases the famed flag will donate it back to the school as a gesture of goodwill – but they can’t be sure.

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How a Manhattan Apartment Building Illuminates the Economy (Economist)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:33

Money128Ever wonder how the top tier of the 1% lives? Surrounded by limestone at 15 Central Park West, writes Michael Gross in a book reviewed by The Economist. Former Citigroup boss Sandy Weill sold his 15CPW penthouse for $88 million in 2011, in Manhattan’s priciest ever apartment sale. Gross explores what this building, known as “limestone Jesus,” tell us about America’s economy – arguing that it “represents the resurrection and the life of our era’s aristocracy of wealth.”

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Is the Blackberry Dead? (Mashable)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:30

Phone cord480Blackberry has fared poorly in comparison to the iPhone or the Android: this past year alone, its fourth-quarter revenues plunged by 64%, losing approximately $.08 per share. However, the company is streamlining operations and its stock has risen 24% in the last three months. Can the Blackberry rebound? Only time will tell.

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Baseball Splits Sunday Twinbill Against Bates

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:00
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team rebounded in its second game of the day against Bates to split Sunday afternoon’s NESCAC East Division doubleheader.
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Women's Tennis Cruises to Seventh-Straight Win With Shutout of Conn

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:00
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College women's tennis team did not lose a set en route to a 9-0 win at Connecticut College on Sunday.
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Men's Tennis Extends Winning Streak With Weekend Victories Over MIT, Conn

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:00
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches with a pair of impressive road wins at MIT and Connecticut College this weekend.
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Friday Scoreboard

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:43

BearHeadSoftball - Abigail Ostrom hit a pair of home runs to lead the Trinity College softball team over Bowdoin in the opening contest of the three-game NESCAC East Division series Friday afternoon, 7-6.

Baseball - Third baseman Kevin Davis had three hits and starting pitcher Brad Reynolds struck out ten batters to lead the Bates College baseball team to a 9-1 win over Bowdoin at Southern Maine Community College Friday afternoon.

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Infographic: Top College House Applications

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:40
Infographic by Nina Underman ’15

Infographic by Nina Underman ’15

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Last-minute Tax Tips (Businessweek)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:32

Tax time256It’s that wonderful time of the year again: tax returns are almost due. Businessweek offers a few quick strategies to help you handle the last-minute scramble to file your taxes.

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Silva Breaks Pole Vault Record as Track Athletes Compete at UNH

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:00
DURHAM, N.H. - Members of the Bowdoin College outdoor track and field team competed in a non-scoring meet at UNH on Saturday following the cancellation of a scheduled home meet against St. Joseph's.
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Softball Sweeps Saturday Series Against Bantams

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:00
HARTFORD, Conn. – The Bowdoin softball team's offense continued to roll as the Polar Bears swept Saturday’s doubleheader at Trinity.
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Men's Lacrosse Recovers From Seven-Goal Deficit to Stun Connecticut College

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:00
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team rallied from a seven-goal deficit to shock Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon, 10-9.
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Wilson, Smith Score Four Goals Each as Women's Lacrosse Drops Camels

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team shook off a slow start to defeat Connecticut College, 14-9, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
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Learning to Teach: Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:20
In its fifth year, Bowdoin's teacher certification program has more participants than any to date. Fifteen Bowdoin students, both graduates and current seniors, are currently enrolled in the intensive semester-long training, learning what it takes to be a middle or high school teacher.
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How History’s Luminaries Scheduled Their Days (Huffington Post)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:48

Clockwork closeup

 

R. J. Andrews at Info We Trust has designed an infographic showing how some of history’s most creative and influential figures – including John Milton, Sigmund Freud, Immanuel Kant and Charles Dickens - structured their days.

The graphic also depicts some of the eccentric habits of a few great minds. Beethoven, for instance, counted out 60 coffee beans each morning to make his perfect brew. Victor Hugo took an ice bath on his roof in the morning. See the full chart.

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Bowdoin Grad Cooks Up Job with Barefoot Contessa

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:46
Lidey Heuck ’13 with Ina Garten, and her husband, Jeffrey, in June, 2013

Lidey Heuck ’13 with Ina Garten, and her husband, Jeffrey, in June, 2013

These days Lidey Heuck ’13 is helping test recipes, sending out social media missives and traveling to cooking events around the country with Ina Garten, better known as the Barefoot Contessa. Garten, who hosts a long-running cooking show on the Food Network, hired Heuck last year as her assistant and social media manager working out of her East Hampton, N.Y. office.

A nationally aired Jan. 26 episode of “The Barefoot Contessa” depicted Garten throwing a housewarming party for Heuck. Featuring appearances by a number of Bowdoin classmates and friends (including Simon Bordwin ’13, Julia Graham ’13, Peyton Kelley ’13, Louisa Oakes ’13, Matthew Marr ’13, Alexandra Fradin ’13, Molly Clements ’13, Emma Stanislawski ’13 and and Marissa Rosenthal ’14), the episode follows Heuck as she shops around town in preparation for the party while Garten puts together a feast.

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Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:58
 Peter Adams '75, Janet Martin, Josh Friedman '15, Sara Plager '15, Jerrod Dobkin '15, Maggie Godley '14, Rachel Brooke '15, and Mark Broughton, Maine Adaptive's Volunteer of the Year 2014

From left to right:
Executive director Peter Adams ’75, professor Janet Martin, Josh Friedman ’15, Sara Plager ’15, Jerrod Dobkin ’15, Maggie Godley ’14, Rachel Brooke ’15, and volunteer Mark Broughton

Jerrod Dobkin ’15 first heard of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation from his government professor, Janet Martin. She mentioned in class that the nonprofit, which had taught her how to ski, was holding its annual fundraiser. Dobkin, a lifelong skier and a member of the Bowdoin alpine team, decided he’d pitch in.

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, headed by Peter Adams ’75, offers recreational sports to adults and children with disabilities. It relies on its annual Ski-A-Thon fundraiser to be able to provide free ski lessons and other athletic opportunities throughout the year to between 400 and 500 students.

Dobkin said he wholeheartedly believes in the mission of opening the sport of skiing to anyone who wants to try. “I think it’s awesome to let other people get joy out of this,” he said. Read the full story.

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Brokaw Reflects On Half a Century in Broadcasting (Fortune)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:56

GlobeReferred to by many as “America’s Dad,” Tom Brokaw has been informing us about world events in a soothing baritone voice for more than 50 years. In a series of conversations with Fortune Magazine, Brokaw reflects on his career in broadcasting and his life in general, noting that he did not seem destined for greatness early on.

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