Bowdoin News: Course Explores How to Make Communities More Resilient; The Algerian Women Writers Who Resisted Tyranny

Bowdoin Course Explores How To Make Communities More Resilient
After collecting social and environmental data and using GIS to analyze their findings, students proposed ways to address a number of issues, from hunger prevention to sea level rise and invasive species management. More in Bowdoin News.

The Algerian Women Writers Who Resisted Tyranny
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Meryem Belkaid led a faculty seminar to shine a light on some of the hardships suffered by public intellectuals during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s. More in Bowdoin News.

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Could Repealing Obamacare Help the Pharmaceutical Industry? (Bloomberg)


Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act could wind up benefitting the pharmaceutical industry says the CEO of Swiss healthcare giant Novartis.

As Bloomberg reports, President-elect Trump has pushed for negotiations on drug prices, saying recently that the industry is “getting away with murder” because of a lack of bidding for government business. Read more about it here.

Interactive: Mapping Out Life After the Presidency (Smithsonian)

A look at how ex-commanders-in-chief spent their post-White House years in Smithsonian’s interactive map. Click to see what has awaited presidents once they left the Oval Office.

Polar Bear Scoreboard

Nordic Skiing: The Nordic ski team took a ninth-place showing of 13 teams at the season-opening Saint Lawrence Carnival hosted at Mt. Von Hovenburg this weekend.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming &  Diving: The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams put together dominant performances to come away with decisive victories over Wesleyan and Trinity in a two-day dual meet.

Women’s Squash: The women’s squash team won two matches Friday afternoon at MIT.

Men’s Squash: The men’s squash team split a pair of matches Friday at MIT.

Men’s Basketball: The Trinity College men’s basketball team used a suffocating defensive effort in the first half to help defeat Bowdoin Saturday, 71-53.

Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team overcame a ten-point second-half deficit with a dominant fourth quarter to defeat Trinity 76-61 Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

Women’s Ice Hockey: Marissa Fichter ’19 scored with less than a minute remaining in overtime to lift the Bowdoin women’s hockey team to a 2-1 upset over visiting Middlebury.

Men’s Ice Hockey:  Middlebury scored four goals in the second period, three of which came on the power play, as the Panthers netted a 5-1 NESCAC victory over visiting Bowdoin Saturday.

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field: The indoor track teams performed well at their second home invitational of the winter season Saturday.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.