Archives for March 2013

Video: Bowdoin Hockey Postseason Preview

Men’s hockey coach Terry Meagher talks about the semifinal game against Middlebury coming up Saturday, March 2, at Watson Arena. Read the profile of Meagher in The Bowdoin Orient. Women’s hockey coach Marissa O’Neil talks about her team’s semifinal game against Amherst Saturday at Middlebury.

Men’s Ice Hockey Post Season Preview from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Women’s Ice Hockey Post Season Preview from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Sequester 101: The Basics of the Upcoming Spending Reductions in Washington


“Sequestration” is arguable the buzzword swarming Washington and the news these days. ABC News reports the basic facts about the across-the-board budget cuts that will occur over the next 10 years beginning March 1, barring an agreement on a broader deficit-reduction package — something that has been impossible since the first deadline for budget cuts in 2012.

Social Resumes a Rising Trend for Jobseekers and Employers


It should come as no surprise that a respectable online presence is becoming increasingly necessary in all facets of our social media-filled lives. What The Muse reveals, however, is just how crucial it could be in actually boosting your qualifications in the professional world, noting that 92 percent of employers used social media for recruiting last year.

Blog, Alumni College Commemorate Civil War Sesquicentennial

Engraving of Bowdoin Campus, mid-19th century

Engraving of Bowdoin Campus, mid-19th century

Bowdoin College has selected 2013 as a commemorative year to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. As a part of this sesquicentennial commemoration, the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives presents the blog On this Day in Civil War History… as a daily reminder of what occurred 150 years ago.

I received a letter from William last evening, I have not had a letter from Charlie since last fall. I have written to him several times. I guess he has forgotten me. —Malcolm McArthur to his father

The posts derive from among the historical resources in Special Collections: a passage from a letter to a soldier, a soldier’s diary entry, a note of condolence, a daily surgeon’s morning report, an account of activities on the home front.

Bowdoin is also commemorating the sesquicentennial with Alumni College programming. ”The Afterlife of the American Civil War,” a series scheduled August 8-11, 2013, will feature keynote speakers, talks by Bowdoin faculty and walking tours of historic Brunswick.