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Learning to Teach: Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program

Bowdoin Campus News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:20
In its fifth year, Bowdoin's teacher certification program has more participants than any to date. Fifteen Bowdoin students, both graduates and current seniors, are currently enrolled in the intensive semester-long training, learning what it takes to be a middle or high school teacher.
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How History’s Luminaries Scheduled Their Days (Huffington Post)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:48


R. J. Andrews at Info We Trust has designed an infographic showing how some of history’s most creative and influential figures – including John Milton, Sigmund Freud, Immanuel Kant and Charles Dickens - structured their days.

The graphic also depicts some of the eccentric habits of a few great minds. Beethoven, for instance, counted out 60 coffee beans each morning to make his perfect brew. Victor Hugo took an ice bath on his roof in the morning. See the full chart.

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Bowdoin Grad Cooks Up Job with Barefoot Contessa

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:46

Lidey Heuck ’13 with Ina Garten, and her husband, Jeffrey, in June, 2013

These days Lidey Heuck ’13 is helping test recipes, sending out social media missives and traveling to cooking events around the country with Ina Garten, better known as the Barefoot Contessa. Garten, who hosts a long-running cooking show on the Food Network, hired Heuck last year as her assistant and social media manager working out of her East Hampton, N.Y. office.

A nationally aired Jan. 26 episode of “The Barefoot Contessa” depicted Garten throwing a housewarming party for Heuck. Featuring appearances by a number of Bowdoin classmates and friends (including Simon Bordwin ’13, Julia Graham ’13, Peyton Kelley ’13, Louisa Oakes ’13, Matthew Marr ’13, Alexandra Fradin ’13, Molly Clements ’13, Emma Stanislawski ’13 and and Marissa Rosenthal ’14), the episode follows Heuck as she shops around town in preparation for the party while Garten puts together a feast.

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Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:58

From left to right:
Executive director Peter Adams ’75, professor Janet Martin, Josh Friedman ’15, Sara Plager ’15, Jerrod Dobkin ’15, Maggie Godley ’14, Rachel Brooke ’15, and volunteer Mark Broughton

Jerrod Dobkin ’15 first heard of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation from his government professor, Janet Martin. She mentioned in class that the nonprofit, which had taught her how to ski, was holding its annual fundraiser. Dobkin, a lifelong skier and a member of the Bowdoin alpine team, decided he’d pitch in.

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, headed by Peter Adams ’75, offers recreational sports to adults and children with disabilities. It relies on its annual Ski-A-Thon fundraiser to be able to provide free ski lessons and other athletic opportunities throughout the year to between 400 and 500 students.

Dobkin said he wholeheartedly believes in the mission of opening the sport of skiing to anyone who wants to try. “I think it’s awesome to let other people get joy out of this,” he said. Read the full story.

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Brokaw Reflects On Half a Century in Broadcasting (Fortune)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:56

Referred to by many as “America’s Dad,” Tom Brokaw has been informing us about world events in a soothing baritone voice for more than 50 years. In a series of conversations with Fortune Magazine, Brokaw reflects on his career in broadcasting and his life in general, noting that he did not seem destined for greatness early on.

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Bates Opens Three-Game Baseball Series With Convincing Win Friday

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Third baseman Kevin Davis had three hits and starting pitcher Brad Reynolds struck out ten batters to lead the Bates College baseball team to a 9-1 win over Bowdoin at Southern Maine Community College Friday afternoon.
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Trinity Holds Off Bowdoin in Opener of Three-Game NESCAC Softball Set

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
HARTFORD, Conn. - Abigail Ostrom hit a pair of home runs to lead the Trinity College softball team over Bowdoin in the opening contest of the three-game NESCAC East Division series Friday afternoon, 7-6.
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NESCAC Announces Winter All-Sportsmanship, All-Academic Honorees

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - One hundred Bowdoin College students were recognized as Academic All-NESCAC honorees for the winter season in selections announced by the conference office on Thursday.
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Sage Santangelo ’12 Spurs Policy Change in Marine Corps

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:01
In response to a March 30 Washington Post op-ed by Sage Santangelo ’12, the U.S. Marine Corps Commandment has ordered a change in the rules that had prevented female recruits from getting a second chance to pass the Marine Corps Infantry Officers Course.
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Watch the Online Book Talk with Author Anne Fadiman

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:36
In case you missed the live chat with author Anne Fadiman on April 1, you can still watch the recorded online book discussion of her book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
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Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Projects for Peace Award

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:33
Lonnie Hackett is not yet a college graduate, but already he is founder of a healthcare nonprofit in Zambia that provides free medical treatment to children. For his humanitarian work, Hackett has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant.
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Amicable Numbers

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:31
In a talk on April 8th open to Bowdoin faculty and students, Pomerance relates some of the colorful history of amicable numbers and some of the techniques that go into proving theorems about them.
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What we still don’t know about Addition and Multiplication

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:59
How could there be something we don't know about arithmetic? It would seem that subject was sewn up in third grade. Professor Carl Pomerance gives a lecture on these and many more topics as well as some recent progress made in these areas.
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Bowdoin Students Ski for Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

Bowdoin Campus News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:44
Jerrod Dobkin ’15, an alpine skier at Bowdoin, formed a Bowdoin College volunteer ski team and raised $1,300 for last Saturday's Maine Adaptive Ski-a-Thon at Sunday River ski resort in Newry.
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Sage Santangelo ’12 Spurs Policy Change in Marine Corps (Seapower)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:49

2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo ’12 with President Barry Mills

In response to a March 30 Washington Post op-ed by 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo ’12, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant has ordered a change in the policy preventing female recruits from having more than one chance to pass the Marine Corps Infantry Officers Course.

In her article, Santangelo questioned why only men, and not women, were given a second pass. She also suggested ways to better train and prepare women for the rigorous 17-week course in Quantico, Va. So far, 14 women have tried and failed to pass the infantry officers course, including Santangelo.

After issuing an order to allow women a second chance, Gen. James F. Amos not only praised Santangelo but also offered her a chance to go to Afghanistan while she waits for her flight training, Seapower reports.

The Marine Corps and the Army are determining if they can open ground combat jobs, including infantry, to women. Although military women are now able to serve in many combat-related positions, including aviation, military police and field artillery, they are banned from the infantry.

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Maintaining Privacy in an Ever Less Private World (Wall Street Journal)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:48



It’s great to be able to upload pictures of your child’s first day of school to share with family members around the world. But what happens when privacy settings don’t keep things private? According to the Pew Research Center, half of Americans are worried about having so much personal data on the internet, up from 33% in 2009. Read about popular ways to cover your online footprints.

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Finding the Role of Culture in ‘Nature vs. Nurture’

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:42

Ariye Krassner ’14

Compared to an American childhood, does a Danish upbringing make for a happier kid? Traditionally, temperament has been considered an innate trait, but Associate Professor of Psychology Samuel Putnam and Ariye Krassner ’14 have reason to believe that there’s more to the story. Under Putnam’s supervision, Krassner has developed a senior honors project focusing on the effects of Danish versus American culture on infant disposition.

It all started when Krassner, while studying abroad in Denmark last spring, worked with researchers at the University of Copenhagen to examine interactions between mothers and young children throughout development. While her study began as an exploration of parental and environmental influences on temperament, it turned into a cross-cultural analysis upon her return to the United States. Krassner worked with Putnam to replicate the same procedures, this time using American families as her study subjects.

Krassner has made some tentative conclusions: for instance, Danish children appear to experience less negative emotion – such as frustration, fear, and sadness – than their American counterparts. This July she and Putnam will be presenting their research at an international conference in Berlin, Germany. Read about their findings here.

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What People Are Reading Across the Country (Scribd)

Bowdoin Daily Sun - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:42


Which book is most popular in your state? In partnership with Parade Magazine, the digital library Scribd analyzed its 300,000 ebooks and measured how many times a title was read by users in each state in the country. Find out the results here.

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Baseball Series vs. Bates Moved To Southern Maine Community College

Bowdoin Athletics - Top Stories - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:00
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Due to field conditions, the three-game NESCAC East Division baseball series between Bates and Bowdoin has been relocated to Southern Maine Community College in Portland and will be played on Friday and Sunday.
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Japanese Dept. Offers Popular Sushi Lesson, Dinner to Students

Bowdoin Campus News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:41
Over 70 students gathered at Howell House last weekend for Bowdoin’s first-ever Sushi Party, an event sponsored by the Japanese department. Students were treated to tea and miso soup, followed by fresh sushi created by chef Shuji Oki.
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