Parents and Families
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.
EverFi Executive Vice President Ray Martinez ’96 appeared on Bloomberg TV’s Money Moves program to discuss the company he founded along with Jon Chapman ’96 and Tom Davidson ’94 in an effort to bring financial literacy to the masses. Martinez even gives the College a shout-out as he talks about the company’s origins.
Softball — Adriane Krul ’15 had a pair of doubles and accounted for the game’s only run as Bowdoin’s Melissa DellaTorre ’14 outdueled Bates’ Kelsey Freedman in a 1-0 win for the Polar Bear softball team on Friday.
Scores and links to recaps are those available at time of publication.
Shifting whims, a lack of discussion around career development — these are the types of things that drive good people from their jobs. Forbes has compiled a list of the 10 things large companies do to lose their top talent.
Before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, set off a national debate on why more women don’t occupy positions of power, Bowdoin had its own plans to start a conversation about women and leadership.
Back in early February (a good month before Lean In was released), the Bowdoin Women’s Resource Center was set to host an inaugural Women’s Leadership Lunch with faculty, staff and the 13 female trustees who were planning to be on campus at that time. As it happened, a blizzard derailed the trustees’ travel plans and the lunch was canceled.
Not to be deterred, four student-workers at the Women’s Resource Center — Laurel Varnell ’14, Emily Ausubel ’13, Jackie Fickes ’15 and Helen Conaghan ’13 — with WRC Director Melissa Quinby, organized a second attempt at the lunch. Although they couldn’t gather all the trustees together, the team was able to invite more than 60 female students/campus leaders to join 14 faculty and staff to talk about women and leadership at Bowdoin.
A new study conducted by Fidelity reports that financial advisors from the millennial generation are reaping triple the amount of referrals from satisfied clients and 60% more assets to manage than their elder, baby boomer colleagues. This gap is being credited to a little more muster on the part of younger advisors, in addition to a heavier reliance on outsourcing tasks on technology and a collaborative mentality.
A trio of Bowdoin math and science professors will be explaining how color, pattern and scale are scientific tools as well as artistic ones, in a gallery talk at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art at 2 p.m. April 21, 2013.
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin’s R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics, Collin Roesler, associate professor of earth and oceanographic science, and Emily Peterman, assistant professor of earth and oceanographic science, will discuss the exhibition “Sense of Scale, Measure By Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth.”
The display includes aerial photographs of sea ice patterns, a rainbow array of rock samples, and kaleidoscope-esque images of mineral cross-sections, arranged to demonstrate that nature’s colors and patterns are full of scientific information as well as visual appeal.
On view through June 2, 2013, the exhibition was conceived as an accompaniment to the museum’s current Per Kirkeby show, which showcases the Danish artist’s large, colorful, geology-inspired paintings.
Airline Customer Satisfaction Decreases With Rise in Company Mergers and Shrinking Seats (Christian Science Monitor)
According to the annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) report released last week, the 14 largest U.S. airlines improved their on-time performance and lost less baggage. However, customer complaints rose 20% and involuntary denied boardings also increased. Experts say the negative trends in customer satisfaction are likely due to airlines forcing 150 seats in a 130-seat aircrafts to “squeeze out more revenue,” in addition to the increase in mergers in the airline industry (ie. American Airlines and US Airways, AirTran and Southwest).
Marathon Matriarch Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 surpassed her “30 in 30″ goal of running the Boston Marathon, on the 30th anniversary of her win, within 30 minutes of her record-breaking time, but as USA Today reports, Joanie, as she’s known to friends and fans the world over, came away with a heavy heart. She shares her feelings about Monday’s tragedy, saying, ”As history has long told, Boston will stand tall.”
More than two hours north of Boston and the scene of Monday’s horrific Boston Marathon bombing, Bowdoin students are doing what they can to help. Kim Gilmore ’16 grew up in the same Dorchester, Mass., neighborhood as Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who was killed in one of the blasts. Gilmore has begun raising money to send to the Richard family, to help pay medical bills and to start a scholarship fund for Martin’s sister Jane, who lost her leg in the bombing. Other students — Molly Fargeorge ’14 and Hannah Arrighi ’15 — have organized an effort that allows members of the community to sign cards of support that will be sent to first responders in Boston. “We thought that was a simple thing to organize, easy to implement and a good way to send our love,” said Fargeorge. Watch WGME coverage.
Since the invention of the first computer, technology has geared toward a very specific trend: the more advanced the technology, the smaller the device becomes. Until now. This trend seems to be reversing as we consume more and more media on our phones — and not just since Samsung’s release of the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Mega (measuring in at a whopping 6.3 inches).
The Bowdoin College Library is taking innovative measures to keep its print collection alive and well—no easy task in an age of infinite digital resources and all-too-limited shelf space. The library is one of eight large libraries across the state that have teamed up to manage their collections collaboratively, in a project called the Maine Shared Collections Strategy.
“We’re analyzing our combined holdings and developing a plan to manage, store, and preserve the titles that are valuable to our communities,” said Judith Montgomery, Acting Librarian at the Bowdoin Library.
Under this plan, each library will be responsible for retaining specific books for statewide use. The coalition is also investigating print-on-demand services, through large digital libraries such as Hathi Trust. “We want to ensure that our scholars and readers have timely access to the print materials they need, while at the same time helping our libraries address critical space issues,” Montgomery said.