Archives for April 2016

Friday Scoreboard

Softball —
 The Bowdoin softball team held off a late push by visiting Trinity to open the NESCAC series with a 5-3 win on Friday evening. Also, Bowdoin first-year Caroline Rice (Santa Ana, Calif.) has been named among 24 finalists for the inaugural Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year. Rice has been the most dominant offensive force in the NESCAC this spring, batting .510 in 31 games, collecting a league-best 14 doubles with three home runs and reaching base at a conference-high .546 clip.

Baseball — Tim Superko tossed eight strong innings, striking out 13, as the Tufts University baseball team held off a late Bowdoin rally to earn a 4-3 win in the opener of a three-game NESCAC East Division series between the teams on Friday afternoon.

Preserving ‘Bowdoin Stories’ for the Future

bowdoinstories-256x171Talia Cowen ’16 and Dean of First-year Students Janet Lohmann have launched a new digital repository of recorded interviews between students. They are encouraging two friends, acquaintances, or even strangers to stop by the Media Commons in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library to pick up a kit that comes with an audio recorder and some question prompts. The library archives all the interviews in the Digital Commons.

Cowen said she believes the program, called Bowdoin Stories, can serve both present and future students. “There’s value for the current student, who can reflect on their time at Bowdoin and who they are at Bowdoin,” she said, and there is value for future students who might be curious about those who preceded them. Read the full story.

Spoken-word Artist Esther Nunoo ’17 on Her Time in India

Esther Nunoo ’17, who has been studying away in the city of Madurai, in southern India, has shared a video in which she recites a poem about a girl feeling ashamed of her poor English. In the second part of the video, Nunoo reflects in a candid and refreshing way on her time away.

“I hear a girl apologize, apologize for her bad English,” Nunoo performs, “apologize for her rich and jealous language that refuses to share space on her tongue with any other language.”

Students Role-play a Debate Among Presidential Candidates

proxydebate210420165204212016Bowdoin’s first-ever presidential “debate by proxy” took place in Smith Union recently. With Damian Ramsdell ’17 as Bernie Sanders, David Levine ’16 as Hillary Clinton, David Jimenez ’16 as John Kasich, Jordan Moskowitz ’16 as Donald Trump, and Francisco Navarro ’19 as Ted Cruz, the dialogue flew furiously. The candidates discussed 2016’s most heated issues: immigration, taxes, abortion, national security, climate change, and gun control. While the tone of the debate was lighthearted, each proxy demonstrated impressive familiarity with his candidates’ statements and policies.

Read the story by Erica Hummel ’16.