Archives for October 2013

Math Department Serves Up Some Pumpkin Pi

Video by Ali Ragan ’16

Math majors, professors, and friends of the Bowdoin Mathematics Department got together in Howell House on Oct. 27 to carve some pumpkins – with a mathematical twist.

Día De Los Muertos and Life Lessons Learned (New Yorker)


Halloween coincides with the Mexican holiday Día de Los Muertos (translation: Day of the Dead, but isn’t it more fun to say Día de los Muertos? Sí.), which is a time for family and friends to gather and remember loved ones who have died.

In a hilarious piece for The New Yorker, writer Maria Semple shows us that no matter how you say it, explaining the concept to parents of preschoolers can be a harrowing experience.