Tom Davidson ’94 Launches Baseball-Themed Summer Learning Platform

Tom Davidson ’94, photo credit: EverFi

Tom Davidson ’94—CEO of educational technology company EVERFI—aims to stop the so-called “summer slide” experienced by school kids at this time of year, according to Roger Groves in Forbes.com. EVERFI has teamed up with Major League Baseball to launch a new learning platform described by Groves as “carefully disguised teaching vehicles.”

The program, called “Summer Slugger,” features thirty six interactive baseball-themed computer games designed to boost math and literacy skills. According to Davidson, “each fall teachers spend an average of six weeks re-teaching their students old material that was lost during the summer months.”

Bowdoin Crews Compete at Prestigious Henley Regatta in UK

Members of the Bowdoin Rowing Club at King’s College Boathouse, Putney, London.

The Bowdoin Navy has been in action across the pond, competing at the famous Henley Royal Regatta west of London on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Bowdoin’s two fours raced in the qualifying races with twenty nine crews needing to finish in the top eight to advance to the Prince Albert Cup. The A Boat finished 10th and the B Boat 17th, so Bowdoin did not advance. Coach Birney said, “Both our crews raced their hearts out in a very talented field and finished ahead of both Williams and WPI.  We are disappointed not to advance but thrilled to have raced so well in such deep competition, on such a storied course.”

Coach Welling agreed the boats raced at a new level of intensity. “Finishing in the A level finals at Marlow was a thrill and the men built on those great finishes in Friday’s competition. Watching the upcoming races at Henley will be an opportunity to observe more great rowing at the international level.”

The Henley Royal Regatta has become one of the highlights of the British sporting and social calendar since it was established in 1839.