Bowdoin's Memorial Flagpole with Hubbard Hall in the background, circa 1930.
Today, Saturday, May 19, 2012, the haunting call of “Taps” will roll across Arlington National Cemetery from the horns of 200 buglers assembled to mark the 150th anniversary of the now-famous military signal. “Taps,” known to most as a funeral and memorial homage, originated during the Civil War as a call for lights out. Adopted by both Union and Confederate armies, it has a fascinating and powerful history that continues today.
Tim McGarry '13 drove in Bowdoin's lone RBI on Friday.
The Bowdoin College baseball team saw its season come to an end Friday as they were eliminated by Western New England University, 7-1, in an NCAA Regional game at Eastern Connecticut State University.
The Polar Bears (26-20) end their season with the second-most wins in school history, a runner-up finish in the NESCAC Tournament, the team’s second-ever NCAA Division III Tournament berth and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory.
On Wednesday, three Bowdoin pitchers and head coach Mike Connolly were honored in All-NESCAC awards announced by the conference. Junior pitcher Oliver Van Zant was named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-NESCAC selection. Senior Tim Welch and sophomore Christian Martin were tabbed as Second Team choices. Head Coach Mike Connolly was recognized by his peers as the conference’s Coach of the Year.
The New York City classical music scene will be alive with the music of Elliott Schwartz, Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus, this May and June. Four performances of the internationally acclaimed composer’s music will be presented, two of them premieres.
The new work Mirrors and Branches for piano solo and pre-recorded pianos will be premiered by pianist Hui Wu at Paul Hall, The Julliard School of Music, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012.