This morning on Coe Quad, Bowdoin students and staff – including a few passersby – planted a flag for each victim of the 9/11 attacks. Along with BSG, the commemorative event was co-sponsored by the Bowdoin College Republicans, the Bowdoin College Democrats and the Student Activities Office.
Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, writes in his blog, The Monkey Cage, that President Obama should not be surprised, as allegedly he sometimes professes to be, at the constraints of his office.
Rudalevige notes that the president’s effectiveness was aptly described by Harry Truman, who predicted that when incoming President Dwight Eisenhower got started at his job: “He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ And nothing will happen. Poor Ike… he’ll find it very frustrating.”
Rudalevige’s post was picked up by an election blog in The Washington Post as a “good antidote” to two weeks of listening to how presidents will change everything. Continue reading Andrew Rudalevige Offers Antidote to Puffed-up Political Promises (Washington Post)
Eddie Jones '13 assisted on Bowdoin's two first-half goals and added a marker of his own in the second half.
The men’s soccer team netted its highest goal total since 2006 en route to its first win of the season, 8-0, over the University of Southern Maine Monday evening.
Junior Zach Danssaert had two goals and an assist, and senior Eddie Jones tallied a goal and two assists to move the Polar Bears to 1-1-0 on the season.
Over the summer Yimin Peng, who had a job in the Admissions office, embarked on a quest to try every flavor of ice cream sold by Cote’s, the beloved ice cream shack on Maine Street.
In her blog, The Inside Scoop, Peng describes all 30 flavors, from Orange Pineapple to Almond Joy. She frankly assesses qualities such as taste, texture and ingredient ratios. She rates the flavors 1 to 10, but adds the disclaimer: “I have to admit that I love ice cream wholeheartedly and probably would not give out any 1’s.”
Peng also details the techniques of her study (e.g. “I only get the ice cream in a cup. The white pristine Styrofoam of the cup allows me to focus solely on the ice cream itself, instead of being distracted by the dangers of dripping ice cream or softening cones”) and gives credit to other comprehensive Cote’s Ice Cream fans. “I’m definitely not claiming to be unique in this plan,” she writes. “I know quite a few people who are in the midst of working their way through the flavors. However, I am the only one I know of actually documenting this.”