Friday Scoreboard


Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team outscored Hamilton, 50-18, in the second and third quarters en route to a convincing 80-51 win at Morrell Gymnasium.

Men’s Ice Hockey: The men’s ice hockey team rattled off its fifth straight victory with a 3-1 win at Amherst.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The women’s ice hockey team skated to a 2-0 shutout over visiting Hamilton.

Women’s Track & Field: The Bates College women’s track and field team claimed the 2016 Maine State Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship hosted by Bowdoin Friday evening at Farley Field House.

Men’s Squash: Bowdoin’s Alex Reisley ’16 captured a five-game win at number four to lift the Polar Bear men’s squash team to a dramatic 5-4 win over Hamilton in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament at Trinity College.

Nordic Skiing: Results from the University of Vermont Winter Carnival here.

Men’s Basketball: Due to weather-related travel issues, the Bowdoin men’s basketball team has adjusted its weekend schedule. The Polar Bears play at Hamilton at 3 p.m. Saturday, before traveling to Middlebury for a 1 p.m. game Sunday.

Miler Coby Horowitz ’14 Breaks Four-Minute Barrier

Former Bowdoin national champion Coby Horowitz ’14 has eclipsed the four-minute mile mark for his first time. Last Saturday he posted a 3:59.55 in the event, which he won, at the John Thomas Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University. “3:59:57!” exclaims the race broadcaster (incorrectly, it turns out) when Horowitz crosses the finish line. “Arms in the air as he does it. Congratulations to you, good sir!”

Scientists Look to Stimulate Brain Development for Adults with Neurological Disorders (Scientific American)


“The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference,” wrote Aristotle. It turns out that Aristotle was onto something-scientists believe that there is a “critical period” in a child’s development that shapes her character and the rest of her life.

Takao Hensch, a professor of neurology at Harvard University, explains how scientists are now designing “drugs and behavioral measures to reinstate critical periods later in life” for adults with early developmental problems. Read the article.

Bowdoin Teams up With Mid Coast Hospital for New Mindfulness Health Program

Hannah Reese

Hannah Reese

It’s called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Hannah Reese hopes it will help many Brunswick area residents enjoy good health in 2016. Reese is helping teach a new MBSR program being launched at Mid Coast Hospital this month.

With the link between stress levels and health problems so well established, says Reese, this is a good way to cope with chronic illness or just stay healthy. Read more about it.