A film by Dan McKinnon ’98 will be released nationwide March 7. McKinnon, of Rhode Island, wrote the screenplay for his romantic drama, Missing William, three years ago, and then worked to secure, funding, producers, directors and locations.
The film follows a thirty-something artist, Abby, who is living in Rhode Island and caring for her injured husband, William. As Abby attempts to bring her husband back to health, her childhood sweetheart, James, enters her life again. His appearance creates a complicated love triangle.
Bowdoin’s Visiting Professor of Theater Sally Wood is director of the new play “Veils,” performed by Portland Stage Company from Feb. 28 to March 16.
Written by New England playwright Tom Coash, the play tells the story of an African-American Muslim woman studying in Egypt, where her choice to wear a veil is challenged by the opinions of her liberal Egyptian roommate. Read more about ‘Veils’ in the Portland Press Herald.
Women’s Basketball: The Amherst College women’s basketball team will play in the NESCAC Championship final for the seventh straight season after pulling out a 45-42 victory over Bowdoin in the semi-final round of the conference tournament on Saturday at Tufts.
Men’s Ice Hockey: The fifth-seeded Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team will make its fifth consecutive trip to the NESCAC Semifinals following a 6-3 win at Middlebury in the NESCAC Quarterfinals Saturday at Kenyon Arena.
Women’s Ice Hockey: The Bowdoin women’s ice hockey team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals after defeating Wesleyan 2-1 in the conference quarterfinals Saturday at Watson Arena.
Men’s Lacrosse: The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team used a five-goal second quarter to pull away from Williams in a season-opening 11-6 win on Saturday at Ryan Field.
Women’s Lacrosse: Rebecca McGovern scored five goals, including three in the second half, as the Williams College women’s lacrosse team defeated Bowdoin 12-8 on Saturday in the season-opener for both squads.
Track and Field: The Bowdoin College track team enjoyed one of its finest days in school history Saturday as Coby Horowitz and Jacob Ellis both posted record-breaking performances in winning their events at the Open New England Championship hosted by Boston University.
Google now offers a new way for you to witness polar bears up close - or at least, from the comfort of your computer screen. In Manitoba, Canada, where the bears roam freely, Google Street View works in conjunction with the park service to capture the animals in their natural habitats. As the specialists drive the Google Trekker through Northern Canada, they can showcase what the animals are experiencing in real time in the Arctic tundra. Click here to get a glimpse of just what Google is doing.
Cable has, for many, become an unhealthy relationship. It takes a lot out of you, or at least, your wallet. You think about breaking up — pulling the plug and going with someone who really gets you. Perhaps one of those attractive streaming devices, but something stops you — the kids, the DVR option, your habit of watching Morning Joe, hoping to catch some insight from Fortune magazine magazine editor Andy Serwer ’81. Fine. Stay with cable, but know that you have options, including these eight tips to help you negotiate a lower rate with your cable company.
The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team will continue pursuit of its first NESCAC Championship since 2009 when they travel to play in the NESCAC Semifinals Saturday against Amherst College on the campus of Tufts University. The third-seeded Polar Bears will battle the second-seeded Jeffs at 4:00 p.m. in the second semifinal contest. Top-seeded Tufts will play Trinity at 2:00 p.m. in the first semifinal. Advancing teams will square off for the conference championship on Sunday at noon with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. Streaming video will be available for all three games through the Northeast Sports Network (NSN). Live statistics will also be available.
By now, there’s general consensus that the winter of 2013-14 has been too long, too cold, and too snowy (not to mention too icy and too weird, with thaws and re-freezes as well as an occasional thunderstorm). Fact is, it really hasn’t been all that bad. Just read what Maine’s “Humble Farmer,” Robert Skogland, has to say about what it used to be like in Maine, or consult this recent article in the Portland Press Herald that list this as only the 16th worst winter in these parts since 1946. And as for America’s snowiest 25 colleges and universities, Bowdoin doesn’t even make the list.
The 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air tomorrow night on ABC, which means there’s just one more day to knock these nominees for Best Picture off your list: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave,” and the “Wolf of Wall Street.” But even if you can’t speak with authority about this year’s nominees, that doesn’t mean you have to be a bore during what promises to be a late night for movie buffs. Just absorb these little-known facts about the Oscars and you too can be a filmophile.