Parents and Families
This semester, fifteen aspiring teachers — three current seniors and twelve recent alumni — are enrolled in the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program, a five-year-old certification program run by the College’s education department. In the intensive spring course, the group is learning what it takes to become a middle or high school teacher.
After they have been certified by the state of Maine, the new teachers will pursue a number of paths, from working in public schools to earning advanced degrees. While their career ambitions may vary, many of the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars say they are pursuing a career in education because they see it as a way to help others and to serve the common good. Read more about the program.
The John Booras Collection, which features iconic photographs of the schooner Bowdoin taken circa 1924, as it returned from an arctic expedition, can now be seen online. The 140 pictures were captured during a trip to Monhegan Island, and offer an exciting glimpse of the ship’s famed trip. Discovered by retired postman John Booras, the pictures illustrate Admiral Donald B. MacMillan and his crew aboard the Bowdoin.
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.