Women’s Hockey: The Frozen Fenway Experience

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The Bowdoin College and Connecticut College women’s ice hockey teams battled at Fenway Park January 12, 2017, for the first-ever NESCAC women’s hockey game to be played at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Click here to experience Frozen Fenway as reported by Sports Information Associate Micki Manheimer with images by Brian Beard/Creative Images Photography.

Maine Ranks High on Peace Corps List

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Evelyn Dickinson at work in Morocco

Maine ties for eighth in the country for producing the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, continuing a three-year streak of being in the top ten states with the most volunteers. (Vermont is number one.) At the moment, fifty-two volunteers from Maine are serving around the world. Since the Peace Corps was established, 1,905 Mainers have served overseas.

Ev Dickinson ’14, a Brunswick resident, is currently a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. “I share aspects of my culture and home community with my Moroccan friends and family, and in turn, they share their culture with me and have been nothing short of the most hospitable and welcoming people I have encountered in my life,” she said. “They have also learned to appreciate a good pile of pancakes smothered in Maine maple syrup, so I’d say my stint as a Peace Corps volunteer has been a success.”

In addition, Bowdoin College ranked fourteenth among small schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list earlier this year.

Less Judgy: People More Likely to Disclose Personal Info Online Than to Actual Person (Brookings)

Internet256New research indicates that Internet users are actually more likely to disclose personal information online that to a known face. The results are such that there is no evidence that concerns about privacy dampens customers’ enthusiasm for technology.

These data indicate that there is a quantifiable difference in consumer preferences that cannot be explained by factors like convenience and that likely reflect a privacy preference for doing business with remote entities that collect data, rather than immediately-present people who might judge us. Read more.

No, Seriously: Succeeding by Not Being Cutthroat (Scientific American)

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A psychologist probes how altruism, Darwinism and neurobiology mean that we can succeed by not being cutthroat.

Contrary to the assumption that survival of the fittest remains the major component explaining human survival, analysis of multiple studies suggests the opposite. Altruism is actually the key component of human behavior that leads to the most fruitful advances in human development. Read more here.