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Women’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.
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.
Ever 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.”
Blackberry 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.
Softball - 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.
It’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.
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.
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.
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.
Referred 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.