Tariq Haq '12 is building a mosaic in a local Brunswick school
Tariq Haq ’12 has been searching local art stores, flooring shops, building-supply outlets and other venues for donated tiles he can use to create a free mosaic in the cafeteria of the local elementary school.
His flowing, colorful mosaic, titled Elements, was selected out of 19 proposals from students in Prof. Mark Wethli’s spring 2011 Public Art course.
Now Haq has an Edward E. Langbein Summer Fellowship to support him as he works on the project, which he expects to complete in the Harriet Beecher Stowe school by September.
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Zoe, Jayne, River and Wash — members of Northern Bites, Bowdoin's RoboCup soccer team — during halftime of the game they would win against the Taiwanese team, NTU-Robot-PAL.
The Northern Bites are south of the border as the robot soccer team participates in the 2012 RoboCup World Championship Games in Mexico City. They won their first game against NTU-Robot-PAL, the team from Taiwan that finished fourth in the world last year, 4-0.
“The conditions were tough in the first half as the wireless router for our field was broken and we couldn’t communicate,” says team advisor and computer science professor Eric Chown. “But we scored two beautiful goals and added two more in the second half.”
The team tied a second game, 1-1, against L3M, which stands for Le Trois Musketeers, a team comprising entrants from three universities in France and Spain. The day’s successes secured the team’s advancement to the round of 16 for the seventh straight year. Visit the Northern Bites blog.
The CIA evidently hired a mad scientist in the 1950s who experimented with methods of mind control. The agency also hoards old technology and odd spyware in a secret museum only open to CIA members. Another one of the “11 Things you Didn’t Know About Spymasters” is the FBI and National Security Agency attempted to build a tunnel under the Soviet embassy in the 1980s to eavesdrop. That hugely expensive plan was sabotaged by double agent Robert Hanssen.