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Bowdoin Rowing Wins Reading Amateur Regatta in Advance of Henley

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 04:00
READING, U.K. - Bowdoin Rowing’s Varsity 1 Women’s boat won the Women’s Elite 4+ at the Reading Amateur Regatta Saturday, claiming Bowdoin’s first ever victory in an international regatta and continuing their undefeated streak for the year.
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Bowdoin Rowing Wins Reading Amateur Regatta

Bowdoin Campus News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:44
Bowdoin Rowing's Varsity 1 Women's boat won the Women's Elite 4+ at the Reading Amateur Regatta Saturday, claiming Bowdoin's first ever victory in an international regatta and continuing their undefeated streak for the year.
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Teachers on Twitter: A #BowdoinSummerResearch Project

Bowdoin Academic Spotlight - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:00
What can Twitter teach us about about the shortcomings in our educational system? Roya Moussapour ’17 is working with Bowdoin’s Associate Professor of Education Doris Santoro to find out.
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Teachers on Twitter: A #BowdoinSummerResearch Project

Bowdoin Campus News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:00
What can Twitter teach us about about the shortcomings in our educational system? Roya Moussapour ’17 is working with Bowdoin’s Associate Professor of Education Doris Santoro to find out.
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15 Students Receive Nat’l Fellowships For Study, Research, Teaching, Humanitarian Work

Bowdoin Academic Spotlight - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:00
This year, 15 Bowdoin students received prestigious fellowships to dive into the research, regions, languages and community service projects that fascinate them.
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15 Students Receive Nat’l Fellowships For Study, Research, Teaching, Humanitarian Work

Bowdoin Campus News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:00
This year, 15 Bowdoin students received prestigious fellowships to dive into the research, regions, languages and community service projects that fascinate them.
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What’s the Secret? Belief.

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 19:24
A Q&A with social activist and pioneering education reformer Geoffrey Canada ’74 by Cynthia McFadden ’79 An abridged version of this interview appeared in the print edition of Bowdoin Magazine, Spring 2014. This is McFadden’s full interview with Canada. To listen to this interview, download the free audio podcast of from the Bowdoin Magazine website […]
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2013-14 Year in Review: Polar Bear Plays of the Year Video Highlights

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - By any measure, 2013-14 was another exceptional year for the Bowdoin Athletic Department. Revisit the top moments of last season with the Polar Bear Plays of the Year.
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A Bowdoin Father’s Day

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:31
One of Bowdoin's most celebrated dads visited campus this week with his daughter, just in time for Father's Day.
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NESCAC Announces Spring All-Sportsmanship, All-Academic Honorees

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:21

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Eighty-seven Bowdoin College students were recognized as Academic All-NESCAC selections for the spring season in awards announced by the conference office this week. In addition, eight students were honored as All-Sportsmanship honorees by the league. Read more about these honorees.

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Mind-Control Technology and World Cup Collide (Scientific American)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:20

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Neuroengineer Miguel Nicolelis has “a surprise for a billion people.” His team will be demonstrating new technology that uses a paralyzed wearer’s brain waves to control a robotic body suit at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The device uses external sensors to convert electrical signals from the brain into digital commands, which in turn translate into movement. The robotic suit then provides feedback to limbs where the wearer still has sensation to create the feeling of actually walking, rather than controlling a robotic device. It is an early prototype, but Nicolelis envisions that this technology will one day be available to paralyzed people all over the world.

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‘Parking Craters’ a Detriment to American Cities (City Lab)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:19

Traffic, carsAnyone who lives in the suburbs has most likely cringed at the thought of trying to find parking in their respective downtowns. But this hardship might be for the better — large surface parking lots do not benefit cities economically, as some proponents would purport. Instead, they create environments unfriendly to pedestrians and can even negatively impact the number of people and jobs in an urban area. Recently, cities such as Cambridge, Mass., and Washington, D.C., have begun an effort to keep massive parking lots out of their future plans.

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The Tricky Techniques of Savvy Interviewers (Fast Company)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:14

job interviewThe interview game is changing. Many interviewees have been taught strategies and common questions to help them prepare for business oriented questions, but interviewers are using new tactics to analyze something intrinsic: personality. Your “soft skills,” or “emotional intelligence,” often reveal to an employer whether he or she believes you would work well with their team. But the abstract nature of the discussion of these skills often makes it hard to identify when employers are directly probing for interpersonal skills, initiative, optimism, and more. There are also the “think fast” questions: “A penguin walks in through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?” Fast Company identifies some of these strategies for interviewers and interviewees alike.

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NBC’s Cynthia McFadden ’78′s One-on-One with Hillary Clinton (NBC News)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:43

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NBC News chief legal investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78 sat down for a one-on-one interview with Hillary Clinton, with topics ranging from Benghazi and the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, to her relationship with President Obama and being a grandmother. Watch excerpts from the interview.

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Library Acquires Sarah Whitman Bookbindings

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:42

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Private collector Jean Paul Michaud, a Maine native and resident of Brooklyn, New York, has donated his library of bookbindings designed by Sarah Whitman to Bowdoin College.

Numbering 328 volumes, this collection is among the larger and more complete collections of Whitman bindings anywhere, comprising 85 percent of her known designs. Read more about the Sarah Whitman bookbindings.

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Recession Recovery is a Mixed Bag (New York Times)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:42

At first glance, the New York Times‘ chart of industriesGrowth chart that have bounced back or continued to decline after the 2009 recession looks like a tangled mess. But with a couple of quick scrolls, the graph clarifies how certain industries — whether in fast food, consulting, or health care — have recovered and even grown while others, such as home building and manufacturing, have not. Trace over individual industry-representative lines to see an industry’s progression in number of jobs, average salary, and recovery status.

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‘Clean Ingredients’ Is the New ‘Low Fat’ (Fortune)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:41

VegetablesNutrition can be confusing, since often we can’t see an immediate positive or negative effect from what we consume. To complicate matters further, health trends keep changing (for example, new research shows that fats like butter and cheese might not be as evil as we thought). Panera is the latest in a series of restaurants to introduce and promote a “clean ingredients” policy, a more recent trend in healthy eating.

What does “clean ingredients” mean? No artificial sweeteners, flavoring, and preservatives — in Panera’s case, you should actually be able to read and pronounce the names of all ingredients in the restaurant’s products by 2016. This signals a change in what people value in their diets: instead of flocking to “low calorie” and “low fat” claims, Millenials and Generation-X-ers especially love to hear that their food is all-natural. Read more about the implications of this change from Fortune.

 

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Trio of Polar Bear Tennis Players Named ITA Division III All-Americans

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Three Bowdoin College tennis players have been named All-American in awards handed out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Wednesday.
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Cynthia McFadden ’78 Interview with Hillary Clinton Tonight

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:38

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NBC News senior legal investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden ’78 sat down with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an interview that is to air tonight on The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

The interview is part of a media blitz Clinton is undertaking in support of her latest book, Hard Choices, which hits store shelves today.  Some have said the book tour serves as a dry run for a 2016 presidential campaign.

McFadden reportedly will interview Clinton about her new book, focusing on her accomplishments, future plans and her record as a world diplomat.

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Novel by Bowdoin’s Faverón Patriau Lauded by New York Times

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:36

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A “delightfully macabre” neo-gothic psychological thriller, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel, The Antiquarian, “has hundreds of intricate pieces” and is “intelligently conceived and well executed,” according to a New York Times book review. “Once you finish reading, you may feel compelled to take it apart, figure out how it works and begin again.”

A Peruvian writer and scholar, Faverón Patriau is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and director of Bowdoin’s Latin American Studies Program. His novel, first published in Spanish in 2011 and released in English just last week, has been praised by none other than the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

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