Last night, two teams of students faced off in the 8th annual Doug Pollock Polar Chef Competition, hoping to wow a critical panel of four judges with the gourmet delicacies they had just 60 minutes to whip up.
The student-chefs set to work immediately once the table cloth was thrown from the table of possible ingredients. With no advance warning of what they would be given to work with, they did have a bounty of fresh food for inspiration. This year’s theme was a Maine Market Basket, and all the food — mussels, chicken, root vegetables, shrimp, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, maple syrup, red beans, et al — came from local producers.
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The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has selected Mark Swann ’84 as one of 20 national finalists for an award honoring “those ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness.”
Swann was selected from hundreds of nominations nationwide for the Citizen Service Before Self Honor for his decades of helping the homeless in Portland, Maine. In 1991, following the closing of a handful of local shelters, Swann led a collaborative effort to build the Preble Street Resource Center. The center provides the homeless not only with shelter and food, but also with medical and social services to treat mental illness, addictions and physical ailments.
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For those applying for jobs, the interview and application are still the most important factors deciding who gets hired. But there is one surprisingly common mistake that could make or break you. The managing editor of Business Insider reveals what the majority of people she hires have in common.
As a member of the inter-planet peacekeeping organization known as Starfleet, Captain James T. Kirk’s character on Star Trek had the fate of the universe riding on his shoulders.
Between battle scenes and the Captain’s Log, Kirk taught understanding and the importance of perspective rather than authoritarian command. It is no wonder he stands out as the most famous character in the 46 years of the Star Trek media franchise.
Read the five lessons in leadership discovered where no man has gone before.