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Field Hockey's Big Picture

By Edgar Allen Beem
Photographs by Bob Handelman

In 2007, the Bowdoin field hockey team went a perfect 20-0 in winning the College's first national championship of any kind. A tough act to follow. In 2008, the team went 19-2 en route to a second national championship. Yet there is a sense in which athletic success is about more than victory, bigger than any one season, and in which field hockey can be more than a game.

“The Ledge” After 50 Years

By Anthony Doerr '95 & Margot Livesey
Photographs by Bowdoin College Archives
Fifty years ago, a short story by Bowdoin professor Lawrence Sargent Hall '36 won a prestigious First Prize O. Henry Award in 1960. On the golden anniversary of the story's publication, author Anthony Doerr '95 and novelist Margot Livesey comment on the staying power of “The Ledge," and we offer audio of Hall reading the story in its entirety.

Not Your Average Joe

By David Treadwell '64
Photographs by Eric Poggenpohl

Why is the media constantly knocking on the door of Joe Tecce '55, a 75-year-old assistant professor of psychology at Boston College? David Treadwell '64 visits with Tecce, and in a blink of an eye, finds the answer.

On the Air

By Lisa Wesel
Photographs by Dean Abramson

Early each semester the staff of WBOR conducts the college radio equivalent of an open casting call: They invite anyone who's interested – students, faculty, staff and community members – to apply for a DJ time slot, creating new generations of DJs that are keeping college radio very much alive.

Professor Dearest?

By William Watterson & Kristina Dahmann '10
Illustration by Jennifer Dubord

English professor William Watterson and Kristina Dahmann '10 connect the dots between Parker Cleaveland, noted mineralogist and eccentric early-nineteenth century Bowdoin professor, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's character Dr. Cacaphodel in Hawthorne's short story “The Great Carbuncle.”

Posted October 19, 2009