Archives for February 2013

Bowdoin Students Develop Fantasy Game App

The loading page for Hatcher, which depicts the landscapes found on the map: forest, fireland, nightland, tundra and plains.

Samantha Broccoli ’15, a visual arts major, designs fantasy creatures, drawing on myths and on her imagination to dream up intricate and strange beings. Computer science and math major Rob Visentin ’14 likes to program alternative worlds, creating lands where people can move away from real life and be absorbed by another set of rules.

So the two friends teamed up last summer to mix their talents and devise their first fantasy game for the iPhone and iPad.

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Christopher Hill ’74: ‘The World’s North Korean Test’ (Project Syndicate)

Christopher Hill '74

Christopher Hill '74

Career diplomat Christopher Hill writes of North Korea’s recent nuclear test and what it means for the world community.

“Every country needs to feel the threat from North Korea, and thus to feel the need to participate in addressing it, regardless of their relationships with or attitudes about the U.S.,” writes Hill in his latest opinion piece for Project Syndicate.

“[T]he real test here may be not so much what the world will do, but rather what China, North Korea’s sole remaining ally, will do. No one expects China to resolve this problem by itself.”

Hill, currently dean of the Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver, was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia and Poland. He was also special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009.