Archives for August 2011

Whispering Pines: Roots, Rails, and Ratings

In this month’s column, John Cross ’76 examines the career of Henry Varnum Poor of the Class of 1835—namesake of half of the famous Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency.

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Photo Gallery: First-Year Signatures in Matriculation Book Make It Official

It’s a rite of passage for first-year students: a trip to the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall for a chat with President Mills and to make their mark — in the Matriculation Book.

One by one, they sign their names and peruse the signatures of those who have come before them.

See a photo gallery of some of Bowdoin’s newest faces, along with the names of some old friends.

What Classes To Take? First-Years Ask Profs

Sargent Gym was jammed with eager, slightly bewildered first-year students this week at the 2011 Academic Fair.

The Orientation event brought all 485 incoming students face-to-face with Bowdoin professors from every academic department, who were lined up and ready to talk turkey.

“Even more than the subject of the courses, I wanted to meet the teachers, the people I’d be interacting with in the various departments,” said Ben Cumings ’15. “So far it’s been fantastic.”

Summer’s Last Gasp: Tips to Making It a Truly Unplugged Vacation (Harvard Business Review)

You have one more stretch of vacation left this summer and you really want to make it a relaxing getaway. It’s easier said than done, especially when you are used to being so connected and available. The Harvard Business Review, adapting tips from the book Guide to Managing Stress, offers some simple suggestions for unplugging from work while you rejuvenate.