Archives for December 2014

The Surprising Success of Anthony Doerr’s Novel (New York Times)

Doerr-coverAnthony Doerr ’95 did not anticipate that his novel All the Light We Cannot See would become “the breakout fiction best seller of 2014,” the New York Times reports. Doerr’s publisher originally printed 60,000 copies of the book last spring, and since then has reprinted it 25 times, for a total of 920,000 copies.

Bowdoin Music Collective’s Winter Showcase

Singer-songwriters, guitarists, keyboardists and several bands performed at a recent Bowdoin Music Collective show at Jack Magee’s Pub. See the full list of performers.

The 100 Top Thinkers of the Last 100 Years (The New Republic)

ideaThe New Republic has selected 100 influential people in a range of fields — from feminism and digital innovation to food, songwriting and diplomacy — who have “changed the way we think, or who were singularly powerful at articulating those ideas to broader society.” Read about their choices.

Bowdoin Green Athletics Scores at Bowdoin-Colby Hockey Game

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The men’s ice hockey game against Colby was a huge success on many fronts.

President Barry Mills dropped the first puck on a game that Bowdoin would go on to win, 5-3, and — can we talk about those sticks with President Mills’ face on them that were handed out at the game? Genius.

But it was also a success in a more global way, as Bowdoin Green Athletics led volunteers from Green Bowdoin Alliance and Sustainable Bowdoin in an effort to make it a green event.