Whispering Pines: ‘The Thoughts of Youth Are Long, Long Thoughts’

Whispering Pines

“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts”
My Lost Youth (1855), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Bowdoin’s LeMoine Illuminates ‘Forgotten Women’ of Peary Expedition (Arctic Deeply)

Genevieve M. LeMoine

For years, the indigenous women who accompanied explorer Robert Peary partway on his trips to the North Pole have been overlooked by history.

But Genevieve LeMoine, curator of the Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center at Bowdoin College, and Susan Kaplan, Bowdoin professor of anthropology and director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, have provided a detailed look at the Inughuit women who participated in Peary’s Arctic journeys. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Instructor Takes on ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ Listener Limerick Challenge (NPR)

Shana Stewart Deeds

Shana Stewart Deeds, a laboratory instructor in biology and environmental studies, was a phone-in guest on NPR’s Wait, Wait.. Don’t Tell Me!

On the quiz show’s July 15, 2017, broadcast, hosted by Peter Sagal, Deeds took part in the Listener Limerick Challenge, in which she was asked to complete three rhymes dealing with some of the more unusual stories in the news recently.

Topics addressed include gluten-free communion wafers and snortable chocolate. Listen to Shana Deeds on Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell  Me!

Bowdoin Basketballer Returns to Israel to Represent US in ‘Jewish Olympics’ (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Ally Silfen ’17

Former basketball forward Ally Silfen ’17 is among thousands of athletes gathering in Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, known unofficially as the Jewish Olympics. Joining Silfen in Israel is fellow basketball player Danny Janel, a graduate of Connecticut College.

According to an article in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the two first met when they competed at the last Maccabiah games in 2013—that’s when they fell in love. Silfen and Janel are one of at least ten couples who have been brought together by the game, reports the JTA. The event runs through July 18.