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CMCA show honors Wethli, Bisbee

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
The works of two Bowdoin professors will be exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport beginning May 19. The show, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the CMCA, will feature Professor of Art Mark Wethli and Lecturer in Art John Bisbee, along with three other Maine artists.
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Kong publication reads into ‘Tiananmen fictions'

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
When thinking of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, one might picture horrific images of ruthless soldiers bearing down on frightened students and battered bodies strewn across the public city square. But one can only imagine.
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The Hum and the Beat: Alabama Shakes' ‘Boys and Girls' gritty

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
With no body of work to compare it to, a debut album should define an artist's ambitions, and set some direction for their future by leaving the listener with a hum or a beat that sticks with him well after it has left his ears. No one is looking for perfection in a debut's material. We look for a quality that may come to define the band's sound—an element to build upon to form an improved second effort and, eventually, a balanced career.
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NES-thetics: Zombies tear Ebert apart in ‘Walking Dead'

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Videogames licensed from other entertainment properties are widely considered the nadir of video game development, and with good reason.
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Facts on Fiction: Englander's latest suffers lapses in authorial control

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
It's hard to say what exactly Nathan Englander's short story "Everything I Know About My Family on My Mother's Side" is all about. It's got something to do with hard cider, a woman fondly dubbed "Bean," the Freedom of Information Act, and a Jewish-Ukranian butcher who—one can only infer—gets smote by vengeful Old Testament God when he falls into a vat of boiling hams.
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Art Smarts: Chorus, Chamber Choir, Mozart Mentors to perform

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
In a performance themed "Death and Heaven," Senior Lecturer in Music Tony Antolini will lead the Bowdoin Chorus and the Mozart Mentors Orchestra in a range of pieces including the New England premiere of Karl Jenkins' "Requiem." After premiering last night, the show will be performed again tonight at 7:30 p.m.
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Art Smarts: ‘End of Art' author to delve into realist, abstract art

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
New York-based art critic Donald Kuspit will speak on Monday, May 7 about persisting distinctions in art criticism through the 19th and 20th centuries. His lecture, "Critical Consciousness of the Arts," will explore the divisions between realism and abstraction that have evolved throughout the last two centuries of art criticism.
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After sweeping two-time champ Tufts, baseball headed to playoffs

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
The baseball team swept the defending champion Tufts last weekend to clinch a spot in this year's NESCAC tournament. After previously dropping games to other NESCAC East opponents, the Polar Bears entered last weekend in a must-win scenario with a postseason tournament berth on the line.
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Millett leads track at NESCAC title meet

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Track's spring success continued at the NESCAC Championship last weekend at Bates, with the women placing fourth out of 10 teams and the men coming in fifth of 11. Seven Bowdoin women were named to the All-Conference Team, while 10 men received the same honor. The recognition is bestowed to athletes who finish in the top three in at least one event.
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Softball beats Bates twice, clinches final playoff spot

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
The softball team clinched the last spot in the NESCAC championship by beating Bates twice last Sunday after losing the series opener the day before. "It was obviously a big series and a big accomplishment," said Head Coach Ryan Sullivan. "We knew we needed one game, and Bates is a good team."
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Athletes of the Season: Oliver Van Zant '13 and Gen Barlow '13

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Oliver Van Zant '13 is having one of the most dominating seasons ever for a Bowdoin pitcher. His statistics speak for themselves: 1.75 ERA, a 5-1 record and a .164 batting average against.
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Men's lax heading to NESCAC semis after Wesleyan victory

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
While the rest of campus was on Whittier Field celebrating Ivies last Saturday, the men's lacrosse team was locked in a defensive battle against Wesleyan in the NESCAC quarterfinals a few hundred yards away. The Polar Bears defeated the Cardinals 6-4, and will move forward in the tournament to play Trinity at Tufts tomorrow in the semifinals. This is the fifth consecutive year that Bowdoin has made it to the semifinals.
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Tom McCabe retiring, posted 15th-most wins in D-III history

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
With 227 wins and 22 seasons under his belt, Tom McCabe has every reason to boast. But that's not who he is. This season marks the final strolls down the sidelines for the 59-year-old head coach of the men's lacrosse team. In October, McCabe and his wife, Pat, will leave more than just Bowdoin behind as they depart on a 24-month commitment to the Peace Corps. They have been scheming about this adventure since college, but just turned in their final applications and medical forms.
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The Mudville Nine: McCabe's life with lacrosse, Bowdoin, service, and Common Good

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
This upcoming weekend will be a challenging one for the Bowdoin men's lacrosse team. They hope to advance to their third-ever NESCAC Tournament finals and earn a spot in the national collegiate tournament. It's even more important because it might be the last game for coach Tom McCabe. After 22 years as head coach, he will retire at the end of the season, as he and his wife will be entering the Peace Corps.
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Women's lax falls to Amherst in Rd. 1

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Amherst edged the women's lacrosse team out of the NESCAC quarterfinals on Saturday. Although the Polar Bears trailed the Jeffs closely at intermission with a score of 5-4, Amherst managed to overpower them in the second half and win the game 9-7.
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King Without a Crown: Bucket list for summertime freedom

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Ahhh summer. It's so close, yet there those annoying exams are sitting between you and three months of freedom. And seeing as this is technically my last summer, I've created a "bucket list" of events that I plan to take part in:
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Mike & Wiley in the Paper: Episode 4: How do you define a professional superstar in today's age?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Mikey Jarrell, Wiley Spears and Matt Glatt, who also broadcast Bowdoin sports live and have a radio show, muse on sports at Bowdoin and beyond. Matt Glatt: So how about Paul Pierce's game last night? Pretty impressive, especially with Rajon Rondo suspended for a game and Ray Allen injured. Wiley Spears: That's what true superstars do; they step up when they're needed most.
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Weekly Roundup: Williams, nation's top team, beats women's tennis 6-3

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
The women's tennis team closed out the regular season with a loss to No.1 Williams last Saturday, ending with a conference record of 5-3 and a 10-7 overall record. The Polar Bears only suffered three conference losses all season, all to higher-ranked teams. Riding high after its 9-0 shutout against Bates two days earlier, Bowdoin took two out of three doubles sets against the Ephs. The match against Williams marked the debut of Bowdoin's new doubles lineup.
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Weekly Roundup: Chaos Theory heading to nationals after taking region

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Chaos Theory, the women's ultimate Frisbee team, is advancing to nationals for the first time ever after winning the third-ever New England D-III Women's Regionals last weekend, hosted by Williams. Over the two-day tournament, Chaos Theory went undefeated in seven games, securing one of three bids to the national tournament in Appleton, Wis., on May 19 and 20.
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Weekly Roundup: Men's tennis streak snapped, seeded third for playoffs

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:22
Although Williams ended the men's tennis team's nine-match winning streak—its longest in over a decade—Bowdoin remains one of the top teams in the conference heading into postseason play this weekend. The Polar Bears are now ranked No. 9 in the country after losing a tough 5-4 battle against Williams on Saturday, coming off a definitive 8-1 win against Colby last Friday.
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