(L. to r.) Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Joan Benoit Samuelson '79 and Leon Gorman '56. Photo: Kevin Morris/TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.
By all accounts, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, which was founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79, was a complete success, with about 6,000 participants taking on the heat, humidity and hills Saturday in Benoit Samuelson’s native Cape Elizabeth. Leading up to race day, Benoit Samuelson was coy about who her running mates would be, saying only, “we all inspire each other.”
But 28 years (and one day) after winning the gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and in honor of the 15th running of the Beach to Beacon, the bibs were on and the secret was out: Benoit Samuelson completed the race alongside L.L. Bean Chairman Leon Gorman ’56, sporting bib #1, and fellow marathon legends Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter. Rodgers is a former Olympian and four-time winner of both the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon; Shorter won Olympic gold in 1972 and silver in 1976. The foursome ran Gorman’s 11-minute pace to finish together. Race results and more information on the TD Beach to Beacon 10K website.
Artic Museum's summer interns, Alex Brown ’13 and Meg Bunke ’14
In 1913, Walter Elmer Ekblaw, a cheerful, stout-hearted geologist and botanist with a penchant for adventure and romanticism, set off with Arctic explorer Donald MacMillan, class of 1898, on a hunt for a fabled island called Crocker Land.
That journey ended up taking two years longer than expected, and its participants suffered through frostbite, a boat wreck, the loss of an entire dog team that got buried in the snow, and the murder of an Inuit guide (expedition member Fitzhugh Green shot and killed the man after an argument). They also had to recast their original mission after it turned out that Crocker Land didn’t exist. “It’s just an empty part of the Arctic Ocean,” Anne Witty, the Arctic Museum’s assistant curator, said. The enticing snow-capped peaks visible on the horizon from the north shore of Axel Heiburg Island, near Greenland, were a mirage, or more specifically, a Fata Morgana, a kind of optical distortion seen on land or sea. Continue reading Slideshow: Museum Interns Catalogue Remains of Four-Year Arctic Journey
The Smith Union has been adorned with a new banner highlighting some of the places where Bowdoin students have worked or interned in 2012.
“The 200-plus employers featured on this banner offer a glimpse of the wide variety of firms interested in employing students with a Bowdoin liberal arts education,” Associate Director of Employer Relations Todd Hermann ’85 said. “It is our hope that anyone looking at this banner will be inspired to reach out to Bowdoin Career Planning for help in finding the job or internship that is right for them. It is also our hope that employers visiting campus will aspire to have their name on that banner in future years.”
View the banner here.
Family vacations now routinely include your smartphone (like you’d really go anywhere without it), which comes in handy for directions and taking photos, or for doing all the things you are trying to escape, but that’s another story.
The problem, as you may well know, is that all those questions for Siri and Facebook updates showing your friends what they’re missing can run down your battery in no time, and if your hotel room is just a place you see at the end of a full day of hiking or sightseeing, a good charge can be hard to find. Apartment Therapy has compiled five smart ways to conserve your phone’s energy while you expend yours.