Bowdoin Students Join Tech Startup ‘Boot Camp’

The workshop was held in Portland and run by tech startup guru Henrik Scheel

Sixteen Bowdoin students recently took part in an intensive, entrepreneurial workshop run by a renowned Silicon Valley startup professional. The workshop aimed to teach students how to turn ideas into successful business ventures. Read more in Bowdoin News. 

Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw Discusses Mental Illness

A wide array of people — from student athletes to alumni — came out to hear Chamique Holdsclaw’s recent presentation in Kresge Auditorium about her successful basketball career and her struggles with mental illness.

Holdsclaw, a six-time Women’s National Basketball Association All-Star, three-time NCAA Champion and Olympic gold medalist, has devoted her post-basketball life to promoting mental health and wellness activism.

At her Bowdoin presentation, she first screened a documentary, Mind|Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, which chronicles her biography and battle with bipolar disorder. She then shared advice and insights about her career and the many obstacles she has endured. Also during her visit, she spent some time with the women’s basketball team. Read the story by Maurice Asare ’19.

Students Learn Art of Curating as They Research Photography Exhibit

Dana Byrd’s fall 2016 art history class

Students taking Dana Byrd’s fall art history class found themselves heading out of the classroom and into the archives, as they delved through the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives to curate their own exhibition on the history of photography. Byrd said she learned a lot from the students’ fresh approach. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Slideshow: Men’s Tennis Team Receives 2016 NCAA Championship Rings

NCAA Championship Ring Ceremony Jan. 28, 2017

The Bowdoin men’s tennis team was feted Saturday evening in Daggett Lounge as the nine-member squad received its 2016 NCAA Division III Championship rings at a ceremony in their honor.

The Polar Bears, who defeated Middlebury 5-0 in the title match on May 25 of last year, ended their campaign with a record of 20-3 and became the first Bowdoin men’s team to win an NCAA Championship.

A photo gallery of the event is available here.

The Polar Bears will begin defense of their national title soon, as spring practice begins February 15 with their first matches scheduled for Sunday, March 12, in California.