The Bowdoin College Museum of Art Collectors’ Collaborative, a group of alumni interested in the arts, gathered recently for the group’s annual spring gallery tour in New York City. Hosted by the Museum of Art, this year’s tour focused on contemporary artists, specifically female photographers.
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Scott Meiklejohn, Bowdoin’s dean of admissions and financial aid, has been honored by Colgate University for exemplary service to his alma mater.
Meiklejohn, who was back in Hamilton, N.Y., recently for his 35th reunion, was honored by Colgate’s Alumni Council with the Wm. Brian Little ’64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service To Colgate, recognizing “those who have worked, over a number of years, with marked intelligence and success to promote the highest interests of the college.”
“My service has been important to me, and it’s been interesting to see the overlap between issues I think about as dean and the questions that come before the Colgate board,” says Meiklejohn.
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The Bowdoin Community Gospel Choir from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.
When Coretta King ’12 founded the Bowdoin Community Gospel Choir a little more than a year ago, she said she always envisioned it as a group for singers from both the College and the community. Now that King’s graduated, that mission will be taken up by the students who remain on the choir. Next year, Alexis Little ’14, a choir member, says the group will continue with multiple directors. “We want to give as many people who want to direct a chance to direct,” she says. This three-minute video shows the group preparing for its gospel concert held at Bowdoin in early May.
At the end of summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation will start a yearlong test on the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich. of nearly 3,000 cars, trucks and buses that have been outfitted with wireless equipment that allows them to communicate with one another.
The vehicles in this network exchange information about location, direction and speed 10 times a second within a 1,000-foot distance, according to the Associated Press. A computer then can alert drivers about upcoming dangers, even before they can see the vehicle they’re about to hit. In the future, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, or V2V, could also one day even take control of a car by applying brakes when a driver’s too slow to respond. But this equipment won’t show up on your dashboard any time soon — it could take a decade for V2V technology to make its way to new cars.