‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses (Maine Public Radio)

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Before a packed crowd in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, a panel comprising three faculty members from disciplines across the spectrum of environmental studies shared insights while answering questions from Maine Public Radio news director and program moderator Keith Shortall ’82, as well as others from members of the live audience and from those asking questions over the phone, email and social media. Read the story, listen to the program and view a slideshow from the event on Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Marches for Science

Two busloads of Bowdoin staff, students, and faculty headed to the Saturday morning March for Science in Portland, Maine, joining the many thousands of people who marched in defense of science in the US and around the world.

The Bowdoin group was organized by Professor of Physics Madeleine Msall, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator Bethany Taylor, Emily Ruby ’19 and Zoe Wood ’18. Students and professors from across the sciences and humanities came out for the event.

Hadley Horch, associate professor of biology and neuroscience, said she decided to march because she wants society to be data driven. “We should gather as many facts as we can about a problem and use what we know to solve problems and make policy. And that, to me, should not be a political issue,” she said.

In Demand: Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 is Everywhere and Tonight He’s at Bowdoin (Charlie Rose/TIME)

Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 on Charlie Rose (Image: Charlie Rose) Click image to view segment.

When TIME magazine unveiled its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list, it asked Ambassador Christopher Hill ’74, H’14, who had been the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, to write the profile of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

Hill was also Charlie Rose’s guest on his eponymous show, during which he spoke of the rising tensions in that country.

Hill returns to campus Monday, April 24, 2017, when he will deliver the talk, “State of the World: America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges,” at 7:30 p.m.

Hill is the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. A former career diplomat and a four-time ambassador, his last post was as ambassador to Iraq. Prior to Iraq, Hill served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, to Poland, and to the Republic of Macedonia, and he was special envoy to Kosovo. Hill also served as a special assistant to the president and a senior director on the staff of the National Security Council.

Remembering the ‘Dean’ of New England Sports Information Officers Jack Grinold ’57 (Boston Globe)

Jack Grinold ’57 (Photographed by Webb Chappell)

Jack Grinold ’57, associate athletic director emeritus at Northeastern University and known informally as the dean of sports information directors in New England, died Friday, April 21, 2017. He was 81.

During his more than 50 years at Northeastern, Grinold became as well known for his generosity as he was for his longevity and expertise. According to the Boston Globe, he and his wife, Cathy, established a $1.25 million endowment for the men’s rowing program, and Grinold also financially supported or directly funded other programs, including a sports information internship that bears his name.

In October 2016, Grinold was selected to receive the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s James Lynah Distinguished Achievement Award, awarded each year to former ECAC athletic administrators who have achieved outstanding success in their career and have made an unusual contribution in the interest of intercollegiate athletics, the NCAA and the ECAC.

Polar Bear Scoreboard

Women’s Track & Field: The women’s outdoor track & field team beat the elements and the competition to claim the 2017 Aloha Relays at Magee-Samuelson Track Saturday afternoon.

Men’s Track & Field: The men’s outdoor track & field team claimed its first Maine State Championship since 2009, breaking Bates’ string of seven consecutive state crowns with a first-place finish Saturday in Lewiston.

Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis team split a weekend conference slate with a 6-3 win at Tufts before falling 9-0 at Williams.

Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team edged Williams, 5-4, in a battle of top-ten squads Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Rugby: The American International College women’s rugby team traveled to Maine to compete at the Bowdoin Sevens, hosted by Bowdoin College Saturday.

Men’s  Lacrosse: The men’s lacrosse team never trailed, cruising to a 15-9 non-conference victory over Endicott Saturday at Pickard Field.

Women’s Lacrosse: The women’s lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day at Ryan Field with an authoritative 23-14 victory over Colorado College Saturday.

Softball: The Tufts softball team swept Sunday’s doubleheader at Bowdoin to capture the series, 2-1.

Baseball: With the tying run on third base, Bowdoin reliever Jack Wilhoite ’19 got a strikeout to end the game and give the visiting Polar Bears a 3-2 win at Tufts in NESCAC East Division baseball action Sunday at Huskins Field.

Sailing: The Polar Bears competed in two regattas over the weekend, including the Admiral’s Cup at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point and the Jerry Reed Trophy for the Women’s New England Championship, hosted by Brown.

Rowing: At the 21st Annual President’s Cup, Bowdoin and Colby were guests of the Bates Crew at the new Bates Boathouse on Sunday. Bates crews dominated competition with wins in each of the points events, and won the Cup with 18 points. Colby was second with 11, and Bowdoin a close third with 10.  With Bates at the front of the fleet, Bowdoin and Colby traded seconds and thirds with Colby besting the Bears in the eights events and the Men’s Novice Four, while Bowdoin forged ahead of the Mules in the Men’s and Women’s Varsity Fours, and Women’s Novice Four.  The Men’s Novice Eight had a good race to finish second to Colby in an event vacated by Bates, and in an event missing Colby, Bates beat the Women’s Second Varsity Four who also had a very good race for the second. The Bowdoin Navy races next Sunday at the Clark Invitational with NESCAC rivals Amherst and Connecticut College, among others.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.