Archives for January 2011

Polar Bear Scoreboard

Men’s Basketball: The sixth-ranked Amherst men’s basketball team saw six players reach double figures in a 103-85 win over Bowdoin Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.

Women’s Basketball: The second-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team claimed its 40th consecutive home victory in a 72-48 win against Bowdoin Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.

Men’s Ice Hockey: Goaltender John Yanchek made a season-high 31 saves to lead the Middlebury College men’s ice hockey team to a 4-2 victory over fifth-ranked Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey team scored four times in the third period to pull away from Sacred Heart in a 6-2 victory on Saturday evening at Sidney J. Watson Arena.

Men’s Squash: Bowdoin 9, Tufts 0

Women’s Squash: Bowdoin 8, Tufts 1

Swimming: The Bowdoin College men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in a quad meet at Colby College on Saturday, with both teams earning victories. The Polar Bear men swept Wesleyan (205-86) and Trinity (182-105) while the women defeated Trinity (191-103) and lost to Wesleyan (165-128).

Track: The Bowdoin College women’s indoor track team defeated Colby while the men placed third at a home meet at Farley Field House on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bear women outscored Colby 90-56 while Springfield claimed the men’s meet with 194 points over Tufts (156), Bowdoin (126) and Colby (69). More…

Tracking the Latest Developments in Egypt (PBS Newshour)

PBS has compiled a helpful set of links for those eager to track developments in Egypt. They include CNN, Human Rights Watch, ITN News, and several others.

New Bowdoin Museum Curator Enthralled With Collection

Anyone would envy Joachim Homann his first weeks on the job. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s new curator has spent whole days in what he likes to call “time travel” — among the nearly 18,000 objects in the Museum’s collection. His colorful curatorial debut, Modernism at Bowdoin: American Paintings, 1900-1940, is currently on exhibition in the Boyd Gallery.

Will Cursive Writing Be Erased For Good? (ABC News)

Is this the long goodbye for longhand? Schools across the country are dropping the teaching of cursive writing from their curricula in favor of concentrating on keyboard skills. But many argue that abandoning cursive will result in students’ weaker motor skills and limited access to primary historical documents. What would John Hancock say?