Parents and Families
In 2010, Chelsea Gross ’13 participated in an archaeological dig of Joshua Chamberlain’s Maine Street house with her archaeology class. The excavation, led by Professor of Anthropology Scott MacEachern, unearthed about 7,000 artifacts — far more than expected — and the findings inspired Gross to do more research and write an honors project on the untold stories of the Chamberlain household.
Teamwork is an integral aspect of the workplace because let’s face it, few projects can be accomplished successfully on your own. Forbes offers profiles of the six personalities you may want in your corner to provide an optimum balance of ambition, thoughtfulness, inquisitiveness and support.
Music studies from all over the world converged in Hubbard and Gibson Halls last Saturday, when Bowdoin College hosted the annual meeting of The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Assistant Professor of Music Michael Birenbaum Quintero served as faculty host for the event, which drew about 60 attendees from academic institutions throughout New England. Usually held in Boston, the annual meeting had never before made its way up to Bowdoin.
With information so readily accessible on the internet, social media and through traditional news outlets, there is an increasing effort to provide teenagers and students with the tools to decipher fact from fiction in the media.
News literacy programs are spreading across the country to stand behind this initiative including nonprofit organization, the News Literacy Project, presided by Los Angeles Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alan C. Miller.
The program seeks to teach students to “spot bias in stories, discover what makes sources credible and verify information,” a step in the right direction for the next generation of journalists and consumers.
Mariely Garcia, an incoming Bowdoin student, is the founder The Perfect Revolution, which confronts low self-esteem, bullying and suicide in young people. Garcia recently organized a Perfect Revolution rally that filled up an entire midtown block in Manhattan. Videographer Alex Colby ’10 was there with his camera. He calls Garcia “one of the most inspiring and passionate speakers I have ever heard.”
The absence of a centralized or national curriculum, such as those used in the U.K., France and Germany, leaves the U.S. education system open to the influence of business leaders and philanthropists (witness Bill and Melinda Gates). Smithsonian magazine takes a closer look at how what’s taught in the classroom has always been informed by American industry in its special report, “The Business of American Business is Education.”
The Bowdoin Asian Students Association last weekend presented its annual ASA Fashion Show. A tradition on Bowdoin’s campus since the late 1980s, the show every year is a well-attended event. In recent years, the show has coincided with accepted students’ “Experience Weekend” as a way to welcome prospective students to Bowdoin.
The fashion show is designed to show off the diversity of Bowdoin students. “The ASA Fashion Show started as a way to showcase the diverse talents and culture of Bowdoin students,” said ASA Senior Class Representative Peggy Zhao ’13. “We entertain Bowdoin students through a showcase of traditional costumes of different cultures, dance performances and a music performance.”
For the past 12 years at Bowdoin, Eco-service Day has kicked off Earth Week. Sustainable Bowdoin sends student volunteers out on a Saturday to work outdoors on tasks such as gardening, building trails or cleaning up beaches.
Truth time. Even though you know better, you still use your pet’s name for every password. (It’s only because we like you that we haven’t emptied your bank account and upgraded your cable service just to mess with you.) Those days may soon be gone, as passwords and PINs may be replaced with “pass thoughts,” a form of computer authentication gained simply by thinking. A study recently conducted at UC Berkeley by Professor John Chuang reveals this could be the brain wave of the future.
Lonnie Hackett ’14 is one of 62 college juniors from around the country who has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, which is given to promising students pursuing careers in government, public service, education, or the nonprofit sector — jobs that are admirable but often not lucrative.
Besides receiving a $30,000 scholarship for graduate school, Truman scholars receive leadership training, a one-year federal government internship after they graduate from college, and priority admission, plus supplemental financial aid, to some premier graduate schools.
Hackett, who is a biochemistry major and psychology minor, said that when he was a high school student growing up in Bangor, Maine, he never imagined he would be where he is today. “I came [to Bowdoin] to play football,” he said.
When your child is grown and has all the sweaters and video games he or she will ever need, gift-giving can become something of a challenge. Giving comes in many forms, and The Huffington Post shares a few ideas that your children truly may appreciate.
Boston College psychology professor Joe Tecce ’55 talks about how people might begin to process the tragedy surrounding last Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
On this Earth Day, Sustainable Bowdoin has created a slideshow featuring more than 150 members of the Bowdoin community stating what they’re doing to reduce their environmental footprint. Read about the College’s commitment to becoming carbon-neutral by 2020.
This past year has marked a 10% increase in American workers who say that they feel stressed out by their jobs, jumping from 73% to 83% in 2013. Workers continue to point to low pay as their biggest source of stress, a figure that also increased from 11% to 14%. Though the unemployment rate has decreased from 8.2% to 7.6% this year, it seems workers remain weary about the tumultuous state of the economy.
Taiko, Arabesque, VAGUE, Polar Bear Swing, Elemental and Obvious put on their spring dance show recently, performing pieces they’ve been working on this semester.
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Students were recently invited to an evening reception at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to check out the new Per Kirkeby exhibition and other art, as well as mingle with their peers and listen to a cappella performances. Nights at the Museum are organized by the office of Student Activities as part of its efforts to provide a range of entertainment options on campus.
U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, the wife of Bowdoin President Barry Mills, christened the USNS Millinocket at a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, on April 20, 2013. It is the second US Navy vessel to be named for the northern Maine town; the first was torpedoed on its way to Mobile by a German U-boat 70 years ago. The christening of the USNS Millinocket, which represents the working towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket “recognizes the contributions both communities have made to the military” and “for a hard-working past at the world’s largest paper mill as well as sacrifices made during the Great Depression.”
Softball — The Bowdoin College softball team completed a series sweep of Bates Saturday afternoon at Pickard Field, totaling 18 runs in a doubleheader against the Bobcats.
Baseball — The baseball team defeated Williams, 13-5, in a NESCAC non-division matchup today at Williams’ Bobby Coombs Field.
Women’s Tennis — Women’s tennis earned a tidy 8-1 win over visiting Brandeis in a non-conference win Saturday.
Men’s Tennis — Men’s tennis also topped Brandeis 8-1 at home on Saturday.
Men’s Lacrosse — The men’s lacrosse team scored a season-best 14 goals and held Endicott to one score over the final 39:30 in a 14-4 victory on Senior Day at Pickard Field.
Women’s Lacrosse — The women’s lacrosse team scored the first seven goals of the game and cruised to a 14-3 non-conference win at Wheaton on Saturday afternoon.
Women’s Track & Field — The women’s track and field team finished first at the 25th annual Aloha Relays Saturday at Magee-Samuelson Track.
Men’s Track & Field — Men’s track and field placed second at the 2013 Maine State Championship Saturday hosted by Bates.
Rowing — Bowdoin Rowing dominated the racing at the Riverhawk Racing Series hosted by UMASS Lowell on Saturday, April 20. Bowdoin won in the Varsity events for Men and Women with decisive open water gaps. In the JV races Polar A and B crews placed first and second in both the Men’s and Women’s events. The Novice Women won by lengths of open water and the Novice Men crossed the line first and third, but a penalty for lane violation cost the first boat its win and backed it down to 4th. The Bowdoin Navy races again today, April 21, at The President’s Cup with Bates and Colby in Greene, Maine. Complete results at row2k.com.
Scores listed are those available at time of publication.