Richardo Hopkins '13 and Allen Tucker, Bowdoin
Since Allen Tucker retired from teaching computer science at Bowdoin four years ago, he’s been busy creating software. And though he could probably be making a respectable income in the booming market of customized software, Tucker only works for nonprofits, pro bono, designing free, open-source software that helps agencies improve their operational efficiency.
He is also involving Bowdoin students in his mission. This past semester, for instance, he taught a class, Projects in Computer Science, in which nine students worked on software projects for three agencies.
Continue reading There’s a Bowdoin App for That: Computer Science Prof. and Student Design App for the Common Good
The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced that Jason Archbell has been named head coach of the men’s lacrosse program.
Most recently an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania, Archbell becomes the seventh coach in the history of the Polar Bear men’s lacrosse team and just the third since 1970. He assumes the helm from 22-year head coach Tom McCabe, who retired following the 2012 campaign.
Wil Smith '00
Wil Smith’s moving StoryCorps conversation with his daughter Olivia, airing around the country on NPR’s Morning Edition June 15, 2012, prompted heartfelt responses from those who know Smith and the inspiring story of how, as the single father of girl not yet two years old, he came to Bowdoin in 1996 to juggle both the rigors of his new college life and the demands of his family.
Bowdoin Magazine profiled Smith in “A Letter to Olivia” in its Winter 2000 issue.
Dora Anne Mills '82
Dr. Dora Anne Mills ’82, the former director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and current vice president for clinical affairs at the University of New England, recalls the early days of athletics following the passage of Title IX. The law turns 40 on Saturday.
In an interview with the Portland Press Herald, Mills describes eating dinner in Bowdoin’s cafeteria one night in the spring of 1979, when fellow student Joan Benoit walked in. Benoit had just won the Boston Marathon. “She had to go behind this wall to get her food, and when she emerged everyone was standing on chairs, clapping, giving her a standing ovation,” Mills said.
Photo: Holly Sherburne
On a sunny afternoon drive, between the Moosehead Lake Region towns of Kokadjo and Greenville, Holly Sherburne, Bowdoin’s Associate Director for Online Communications, happened upon a sight not uncommon in those parts — a moose. According to mooseheadlake.org, moose outnumber people 3 to 1 in that region.