Being Green on the Quad: Bowdoin Celebrates Greenstock

Greenstock, an annual celebration promoting environmental consciousness, was held on the Quad last Saturday, followed by an all-campus barbeque put on by Dining Services. This year Greenstock, organized by Bowdoin’s Sustainability Office, Student Activities Office, and Green Bowdoin Alliance, included a Taiko performance, live bands and green-themed info booths.

Photos by Brian Wedge ’97

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Friday Scoreboard

Volleyball — The women’s volleyball team cruised to a pair of season-opening wins Friday night at the Endicott College Invitational. The Polar Bears defeated Gallaudet in their opener, 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-20, 25-15) before pummeling Plymouth State University 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-8).

Men’s Tennis — The men’s tennis team opened its fall tournament schedule at the Stony Brook Invitational. In-progress results are available here.

Calculating the Tradeoffs Between Protecting or Cutting Down the Rainforest

 

While neither Alexander Daniels ’14 nor Daniel Schmoll ’13 traveled to the Amazon River basin to do research this summer, they were still able to do an extensive economic analysis of the land from a comfortable distance, in the far less humid and bug-infested computer lab of Adams Hall.

The two were research assistants for Erik Nelson, assistant professor of economics, whose research focuses on the economic ramifications of land-use changes. Together, the three created a series of maps of the 6.7-million-square-kilometer basin, which lies mostly in Brazil, to compare the economic tradeoffs between cutting down protected parts of the rainforest or expanding these areas. [Read more…]

Second Half Outburst Lifts Women’s Soccer To Victory in Coach Weaver’s Debut

Molly Popolizio '14

Molly Popolizio '14 had a pair of assists in Thursday's win at Southern Maine.

The women’s soccer team scored four times in the second half to give first-year head coach Brianne Weaver a victory in her Polar Bear debut, 4-0 over the University of Southern Maine Thursday afternoon.