Archives for October 2012

Academic Accolades for Sailing and Softball

Fall has brought academic awards for some of Bowdoin’s spring sports athletes. The Intercollegiate Sailing Association honored Ben Berg ’12 and Jeff Goodrich ’12 as Academic All-Conference recipients

Additionally, the softball team was recognized as one of the top achieving teams in Division III in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Academic Team Awards.

Paul D. Miller ’92, aka ‘DJ Spooky,’ Artist With Attitude-in-Residence at The Met (New York Times)

Paul D. Miller '92, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid.

Paul D. Miller ’92, the writer, composer and multimedia artist who is perhaps better known as DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, has just begun his year-long artist residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

It kicked off with both a screening of the 1956 South Korean film, Madame Freedom, for which Miller composed a new soundtrack, and a profile in The New York Times, which mentions his time at the College and that he studied composition with Elliot Schwartz, Bowdoin’s Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus.

Recent Grads Share Their Insights on Finding Dream Green Jobs

Brooks Winner, Simon Ou, Thai Ha-Ngoc, Drew Trafton and Abriel Ferreira, all 2010 Bowdoin graduates, are living the (green) dream.

The College invited the five alumni back to campus recently to talk with students about their environmental jobs. They addressed an audience at Quinby House, taking turns to describe their unique career paths and “days in the life” before opening up the floor to questions.

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Billionaire Pet Peeves: 8 Things That Hold You Back (Forbes)

There are obstacles on the path to success, no matter how you define it, that we sometimes put in place ourselves. They are habits or practices we can easily leave behind — if we know they exist. Forbes runs down eight “surefire clues toward a path of less-than-billionaire-level-success” that include this interesting notion: “We become most like the five people we surround ourselves most closely with, in our personal lives. Companies are no different – they’re only as strong as the weakest link.”