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.

Listen Online: Maine Public Radio’s ‘Maine Calling’ Talks Environment Live from Campus

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Today is the day; tune in or log on 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST to hear Bowdoin faculty members share their expertise and engage in conversation around the topic of Maine as a laboratory for studying all aspects of the environment.

Listen to this program on the radio stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, including 90.1 FM (Portland) and 90.9 FM (Bangor), or stream it live on MainePublic.org from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Can’t listen today? We’ll include a link to the conversation in Monday’s Bowdoin Daily Sun.

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 bring Maine Calling to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

Kristen Gunther ’09

We are used to seeing people take to the streets to defend their rights or a particular political point of view. But can you get people to march for a mode of inquiry? Kristen Gunther ’09 believes so, and is working to make it happen.

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Gunther has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Since the end of January, Gunther has been working as the March for Science’s “mission strategy” leader, honing the goals, values, and language of the movement.

“It’s a powerfully aspirational movement,” she said recently during a telephone conversation. “It is a moment for people to articulate what they want the relationship between science and the broader society or common good to be. People are working hard at saying, this is how we can support a robust scientific enterprise, here is how it serves people, and this is how it applies to policy in support of the common good.” Read the story in Bowdoin News.

Professor Jean Yarbrough: ‘How I Became a Conservative’

Jean Yarbrough

Taking her cue from the Lady Gaga song “Born This Way,” government professor Jean Yarbrough announced at a recent talk about her politics that she “was not born this way.”

“I was not born into a conservative family, I was not born into a Republican family, and I am still an outlier in my birth family,” revealed Yarbrough, who is Bowdoin’s Gary M. Pendy Professor in Social Sciences, Government and Legal Studies and an expert in political philosophy and American political thought.

The talk was organized by the Eisenhower Forum, a conservative-leaning political discussion group at Bowdoin. Read the story in Bowdoin News.