After the Storm: Bowdoin, Brunswick Dig Out

buck centerThe nor’easter Juno dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of Maine, and snow drifts in some place grew to several feet high.

Photographer Michele Stapleton captured wintry scenes on campus and on Maine Street the day after the blizzard wound down. See the photos.

Seashore Digital Diaries: Coastal Reflections

Coastal Reflection by Lucy Green from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Seashore Digital Diaries, a fall semester course taught by visiting filmmaker and Coastal Studies Scholar David Conover ’83, P’17 and cross-listed in three departments — visual arts, environmental studies, and cinema studies — used video production as a tool of inquiry at the seashore. We continue our weekly series featuring a selection of the videos produced with “Fort Popham,” with description and commentary provided by Conover:

In the opening tracking shot of this short video, Lucy Green ’15 takes us to the edge of the Maine coast, just a few miles from the cabin where Rachel Carson once lived and wrote. Lucy then turns and follows the line between sea and shore, weaving the external landscape into her own interior observations, feelings, and thoughts. We cut from Reid State Park at dawn to a two-camera sequence her crew shot at Pemaquid Point with Marine Ecologist Bob Steneck, to the marine lab and shores of Bowdoin’s own Coastal Studies Center.  Along the way, Lucy shares a highly personal and compelling visual diary of eye-opening discovery, reflection, and insight. Whoever imagined that barnacle activity could respond so quickly to changing light?  Her writing and voice-over is succinct and deliberate, allowing plenty of time for silence.  I’m impressed by her consistent control of tone, by the cross-disciplinary awareness she exhibits, and by her own articulation of how her relationship with the sea evolved in the three short months of the fall semester. Kudos, Lucy!  This is a wonderful expression of liberal arts coastal study on the coast of Maine.

View prior installments: Seashell HeadphonesFort Popham and Seastone Sculptor.

Emily Guerin ’09 on Cheap Gas in North Dakota (NewsHour)

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Want cheap gas? Go to North Dakota. Bowdoin’s Emily Guerin ’09 reports that as of six months ago, as well as in their present situation, the state has stumbled upon over 150 drilling rigs.

Though, because of the expensive cost of drilling, many companies are decreasing the amount they drill. Watch the report.

Alum Donates Electric Bicycles to Super Bowl Charity Event

TN-300503_Jim_Brown_Polaris_eBikesAn electric bicycle company founded by Adam Rand ’95 is providing its bikes to a Super Bowl-related fundraiser organized by the football star Jim Brown. Read more.