‘Local Knowledge is Key’: Former Government Professor on Helping Refugees in the Middle East

Shelley Deane

Former Assistant Professor of Government Shelley Deane left academe with an expert knowledge of the Middle East to work in the hands-on world of conflict resolution and risk assessment. In effect, she swapped the classroom for the frontline, even coming under fire on at least one occasion.

Deane returned to campus recently to deliver a lecture and take part in a discussion with students about her experiences as director of the Brehon Advisory, a London-based NGO she set up four years ago, which specializes in conflict mediation. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Wintery Weekend: Snolympics, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, And Lots of Snow

The Bowdoin Outing Club organized a four-hour Snolympics Friday afternoon, putting students through a series of challenges in about two feet of powdery snow. The competition included a series of events, such as fire building, human sled dog racing, layer up, and snowball archery.

On Saturday, Bowdoin also held its annual Winter Weekend, offering horse-drawn carriage rides, ho chocolate and s’mores, a polar plunge, and snow-globe making. Reed House stages a broomball tournament.

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Polar Bear Scoreboard

Men’s Ice Hockey: Ronnie Lestan ’20 scored a second-period power play goal to even the game for the Bowdoin men’s ice hockey team as the Polar Bears skated to their first tie of the season in a 1-1 overtime final against Connecticut College.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The Trinity women’s ice hockey team scored a pair of third period goals to send Bowdoin to a 2-0 defeat in the regular season finale.

Men’s Swimming & Diving: The men’s swimming & diving team was at Wesleyan this weekend for the NESCAC Championships.

Men’s Track & Field: Led by an individual title by Joseph Staudt ’19, the men’s indoor track team took a fifth-place finish overall at the New England Division III Championship hosted by Tufts Saturday.

Women’s Track & Field: The women’s indoor track & field team rode several strong relay performances to a ninth-place finish overall at the New England Division III Championship Saturday at MIT.

Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team dominated the second half of a 72-47 victory over Connecticut College in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.

Nordic Skiing: The Nordic skiing team placed seventh of fifteen at the Middlebury Carnival in Ripton, Vermont.

Men’s Squash: Bowdoin 6, Tufts 3; Wesleyan 5, Bowdoin 4

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.

Bowdoin News: Clam Farming and Green Crab Soup; Maine Muslims Describe Life After Trump

Bowdoin College hosted two speakers this week who are exploring ways that Mainers who earn their livelihoods from the sea might respond to a warming ocean and changing marine ecosystem. The Gulf of Maine is heating up faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans, and scientists foresee a time when historically lucrative fisheries—like lobstering and clamming—are gone, replaced with fish species unfamiliar to us. Read more about a future of clam farming and green crab soup.

The Muslim Student Association and Howell House on Tuesday night invited to campus a panel of Muslim immigrants who are working as educators, writers, activists, and politicians in Maine. The speakers shared their stories about starting their lives in the US and how President Trump administration’s rhetoric and actions have affected them and Muslim communities in the state. Read the story by Busra Eriz ’17.