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Kujala's Fourth-Quarter Goals Lead Men's Lacrosse Over Springfield

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:00
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Brett Kujala scored the game-winning goal with 2:20 remaining in regulation to lift the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team to a 10-9 win over Springfield on Tuesday evening.
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Chad Martin Named NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College sophomore Chad Martin (Rowley, Mass.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.
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Canada ’74, Chenault ’73 Amid ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ (Fortune)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:48

Geoffrey Canada ’74 and Ken Chenault ’73

 

Harlem Children’s Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada ’74 and American Express CEO Ken Chenault ’73 are among Fortune magazine’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” comprising those who energize their followers and make the world a better place.

 

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Nyhus Grants Open Up World to History Students

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:46

Nyhus Grants Open Up World to History Students from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

This January, a small number of Bowdoin history majors visited cities in France, Chile and England to dig deep into archives and pull out primary documents that opened windows onto history. Over the summer, two students did archival research in Chile and in Wisconsin.

Jennifer McMorrow ’14, Hillary Miller ’14, Georgia Whitaker ’14 and Jack Mensik ’14 traveled during winter break with funding from the Bowdoin history department’s Paul Nyhus Travel Grants. Eduardo Castro ’14 and Whitaker used the grants for research trips this summer. The awards range from $250 to $2,000, and are given to students to do archival research anywhere in the world, whether that’s in a community in Maine or half the world away. Read more.

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You Lift Me Up: The Elevator at 150 (Boston Globe)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:42

That unsung hero — the elevator — has reached a milestone, and finally, after a century and a half of service, has earned some of the attention it so richly deserves.

Following disappointment bordering on aggravation by at least one history scholar and elevator expert that more has not been written about these small rooms that dangle from cables (“The lack of interest scholars have shown in the cultural life of elevators,” he writes, “is appalling.”) comes a new book, Lifted, by a German journalist who notes that even after 150 years, “We still have not exactly learned to cope with this … mixture of intimacy and anonymity.”

Read Leon Neyfakh’s Boston Globe piece “How the Elevator Transformed America,” which includes a clever video.

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Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Now

Bowdoin Campus News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:11
Here are what a few BTS alumni are up to:  William Oppenheim ’09 is a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, studying education policy. Whitney Grass ’10 returned to her home town in northern Maine to teach at Central Aroostook Junior High School. Emily Walker ’11 taught in France for two years before starting a job […]
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Colin Downey Named Third Team All-American by AHCA

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College senior forward Colin Downey (East Sandwich, Mass.) has been named a Third Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association.
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Bowdoin-Springfield Men's Lacrosse Moved to Tuesday Night at Springfield

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 00:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team has moved its contest with Springfield College to Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears will play at Springfield in a game scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m.
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Weekend Scoreboard

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 07:16

Men’s Lacrosse — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team held Bowdoin scoreless for a stretch of 41:18 and pulled away for a 10-4 win on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

Softball — The Bowdoin softball team closed out spring break by splitting a pair of close one-run games Friday afternoon after beginning the day with a comfortable 7-4 win.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.

 

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Study Finds Driverless Cars Equals Less Congestion, Pollution (The Atlantic)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 07:15

A team of researchers has calculated that if people in Singapore adopted a shared fleet of driverless cars, they’d need one-third the vehicles they have now.

While this statistic would vary depending on the city or town, it’s fairly certain that communal fleets of autonomous cars would vastly cut down the number of cars on the road. “Today [in America], the average private vehicle is in use less than 10 percent of the time. Most of the day, cars are just sitting parked somewhere,” Rebecca Rosen writes in The Atlantic. “But with a shared fleet of autonomous cars, we’d be able to drastically increase the hours per day each cars was in use. Instead of driving your car to work and leaving it at the lot all day until you used it again, you’d only need the car for the duration of the drive. Then it’d go on to other things.”

While this would be bad news for the car industry and taxi drivers, it would also mean fewer parking lots and traffic jams. And in Singapore, at least, the average person would save $15,000 dollars each year.

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To Fib or Not To Fib? (Inc.)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 07:14

Why lie? It may be tempting to stretch the truth a bit when you’re trying to sell someone on your product or performance capabilities. But the closer you stick to the facts, the better you can maintain credibility, manage expectations, and build trust (not to mention you avoid alienating those cynics who just don’t believe that a beauty product can make you look 30 years younger). Read more about the dangers of lies and exaggerations in Inc.

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The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, by Sarah Braunstein

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:30
An excerpt from the novel The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by acclaimed writer Sarah Braunstein, currently a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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The Happiest People in the World, by Brock Clarke

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:27
An excerpt from the novel The Happiest People in the World by Professor of English Brock Clarke, who has been joined this year by four acclaimed writers teaching courses in fiction and creative nonfiction at Bowdoin.
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A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, by Jaed Coffin

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:20
An excerpt from the book A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants by acclaimed writer Jaed Coffin, a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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The Terror Dream, by Susan Faludi

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:20
An excerpt from the book The Terror Dream by acclaimed writer Susan Faludi, currently a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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Paris Twilight, by Russ Rymer

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:20
An excerpt from the novel Paris Twlight by acclaimed writer Russ Rymer, currently a visiting faculty member at Bowdoin.
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Bowdoin Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:23
Bowdoin College will award four honorary degrees at its 209th Commencement exercises Saturday, May 24, 2014. The degrees will be awarded to a civil rights advocate, a career diplomat, and two renowned scientists in the fields of ornithology and physiology.
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