Archives for May 2016

Polar Bear Scoreboard

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Rowing: The Bowdoin Navy took medals in all six events for Fours, including 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze, and tallied enough points, without competing in the Eights, to finish 9th out of the 34 competing schools at the New England Rowing Championships April 30. Golds went to the WN4, MN4, and W2V4.  The MV4 and WV4 both took silver, and the M2V4 claimed the bronze.  Complete results here.

Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team finished up its regular season Sunday, losing to Tufts, 5-4.

Saturday Scoreboard

athletics-polar-bear-miniMen’s Lacrosse — The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team will return to the NESCAC Semifinals for the first time since 2012 following a 10-8 victory over Wesleyan in the opening round of the conference tournament on Saturday at Pickard Field.

Softball — Marisa O’Toole hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Bowdoin softball team to a 4-2 game two over visiting Trinity on Saturday afternoon.

Baseball — The Bowdoin and Tufts baseball split a doubleheader at Pickard Field on Saturday with the Jumbos claiming game one, 16-0, before Bowdoin rallied in game two, 5-2.

Men’s Tennis — The Bowdoin College men’s tennis team completed a perfect home campaign with a 9-0 win over Colby in their final regular season match at Pickard Courts on Saturday.

Women’s Tennis — The Bowdoin women’s tennis team suffered its third NESCAC defeat of the season in a 7-2 final at Tufts on Saturday morning.

Track and Field — The Bowdoin College track & field teams posted several first-place finishes en route to a solid showing at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday at Amherst College.

Americans Identify What’s Holding Them Back (The Atlantic)

Hand and money staircase isolated on whiteA new poll by Atlantic Media and Pearson found that slow wage growth and lack of good jobs continue to pose the largest obstacles for Americans to achieve their personal goals. In follow-up interviews, poll respondents said that in an information age, they worried that better or higher paying jobs were inaccessible due to educational or training requirements that were difficult to satisfy given the necessary time and monetary commitments. Read the article here.

Uncovering of Villa Floor Sheds Light on Romans in England (Smithsonian)

"Mosaic Fragment with Idyllic Landscape Scene," Roman, First century B.C.E.–first century C.E.

“Mosaic Fragment with Idyllic Landscape Scene,” Roman, First century B.C.E.–first century C.E.

The Romans were one of only a few groups of people who used mosaics as house floors in present-day Britain, so when Luke Irwin found a mosaic tile during a house renovation, he knew he had come upon something important. The mosaic, which archaeologists now date to between A.D. 175 and 220, is part of a three-story Roman villa in present-day Wiltshire, England. Irwin’s discovery will help illuminate the history of Roman and post-Roman England, according to Historic England, a public organization that looks after England’s historical environment. Read the article here.