Archives for March 2013

Tech Update: A New App For Happiness (Forbes)

A new and mysterious app called The H(app)athon Project, to be released March 2014, is being developed to make you and others feel happier and more fulfilled. Founder John C. Havens hopes to combine the extensive functions of the smartphone, such as the microphone, receiver and GPS, in order to “passively capture data through the day,” monitoring your mental state in an anonymous and calculative way.

Former Bowdoin Fraternity Honors Student Artists

The old Bowdoin fraternity Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon recently awarded $200 each to five students for art they submitted to its annual competition. The fraternity, which was once the campus epicenter for artists, musicians and progressive social action, has held a juried art show at Bowdoin every year since 1999.

The Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon Art Competition invites any student to submit artwork in any medium. This year about 30 students participated, and three Maine-based Bowdoin alumni judged the pieces. The winning students were Sarah Haimes ’15, Victoria Guen ’13, James Boeding ’14, David Bruce ’13 and Audrey Blood ’13.

Read the full story and see the slideshow of the recent Lamarche Gallery reception.

Trustee Hutchinson ’69 Weighs in on Supreme Court and Proposition 8 (NYT)

Dennis J. Hutchinson, photo courtesy of University of Chicago

Dennis Hutchinson ’69 , a Bowdoin trustee and University of Chicago law professor, is quoted in a New York Times article on the marriage case before the Supreme Court. The paper reports that the court’s conservative members are being calculating in their decision to take up the challenge to California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, now.

Friday Scoreboard

Baseball — The Bowdoin College baseball team lost its NESCAC opener on Friday at Trinity, 8-2.

Softball — Bowdoin’s Melissa DellaTorre tossed a one-hitter, but the Bowdoin College softball team suffered a hard-luck 1-0 loss in its NESCAC debut on Friday afternoon at Trinity.