Archives for February 2017

Slideshow: All Dressed Up for Ebony Ball 2017

Ebony Ball 2017 in Moulton Union

Each year, the African American Society at Bowdoin holds its campus-wide Ebony Ball, usually on the same weekend as the Oscars. A tradition dating back more than 20 years, the party brings together students who dance in Moulton Union until early morning. Check out the slideshow of images by photographer Michele Stapleton.

Writer, Feminist Susan Faludi Discusses New Book, ‘In the Darkroom’

Susan Faludi

Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist Susan Faludi recently spoke on campus and read from her 2016 Kirkus Prize winning book, In the Darkroom. The book was named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016. Currently a research associate in Bowdoin’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Faludi previously was a Tallman Scholar at Bowdoin, teaching courses such as Writing Women and Is Feminism a Dysfunctional Family?

In the Darkroom chronicles the aftermath of an email Faludi received from her father in Hungary with the subject line “Changes.” Without telling anyone, Faludi’s father, at 76 years old, underwent gender reassignment surgery, transitioning from Steven to Stefánie. In the Darkroom follows Faludi’s reconnection with her father after 25 years of estrangement. Faludi’s book is not just a personal recounting of events, but also an analysis of the “treacherous landscape of identity” and its larger implications. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Billionaire Mark Cuban: Liberal Arts is the Future (Business Insider)

Mark Cuban (Image: Bloomberg)

Billionaire investor, Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spoke of the importance of a liberal arts education during a Bloomberg interview at the NBA All-Star Technology Summit in New Orleans. Read more about it and watch the video.


Polar Bear Scoreboard

Men’s Ice Hockey: The Hamilton men’s ice hockey team ended the season for Bowdoin in a 4-2 NESCAC Quarterfinal Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The women’s hockey team punched its ticket to the NESCAC Semifinals after winning, 1-0, in double overtime at Hamilton, capping the longest game in program history.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving: Six Bowdoin swimmers have qualified for the NCAA Championship in Houston, Texas, beginning March 15.

Women’s Basketball: The Tufts University women’s basketball team jumped to an early lead and survived a late Bowdoin rally to take a 49-44 win in the NESCAC Semifinals  Saturday at Amherst College.

Women’s Squash: William Smith 5, Bowdoin 4; St. Lawrence 7, Bowdoin 2

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.