Archives for 2011

Video: The Polar Bear Returns to Center Ice

Over two days in late October, prior to start of the 2011-12 hockey season, the Bowdoin Facilities crew at Watson Arena meticulously hand-painted the Polar Bear at center ice.

Brock Clarke’s Favorite Books of 2011 (MPBN)

Associate Professor of English Brock Clarke and Chris Bowe, owner of Longfellow Books in Portland, share their favorite books of 2011 with Maine Public Broadcasting’s Keith Shortall ’82.


Alumni Fare Well in Squash Tourney (Squash Magazine)

Tourmament winners Greg Park and Dave Rosen, with finalists Zach Linhart '07 and Matt Dresher '07.


Bowdoin alumni featured prominently on the hardball squash courts in Maryland this fall at the M4 Doubles Tournament organized by Fred Hill ’62. Zach Linhart ’07 and Matt Dresher ’07 made it to the finals of the Open Division, where they fell 3-1 to the professional duo of Greg Park and Dave Rosen. (Linhart and Mike Fensterstock ’04 won the tournament in 2009.)

Scott Simonton ’76 and Pete George took the trophy in 50s Division.

For more, read Fred Hill’s article in Squash Magazine.

Car Sharing Options Grow (Good)

Transportation sharing services have grown in popularity in the last decade as economical and environmental alternatives to owning, with Zipcar as the auto standard, and many bicycle services vying for their own spots in the market. A new San Francisco-based car sharing service called Getaround is bending the car sharing model with a more social approach, and Good bills it as the future of the industry.