Family Weekend, formerly known as Parents Weekend, drew parents, grandparents and other loved ones and friends to Brunswick for a variety of events including Friday’s Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony, various open houses across campus and a discussion with President Mills.
Amid the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Bowdoin is preparing to commemorate the sesquicentennial with Alumni College programming. ”The Afterlife of the American Civil War,” a series scheduled August 8-11, 2013, will feature keynote speakers, talks by Bowdoin faculty and walking tours of historic Brunswick.
As Alumni College approaches, the Bowdoin Daily Sun is posting milestones and other remembrances related to the College at the beginning of each month.
Courtesy of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, this month we share extracts from a letter written Oct. 4, 1862 from Charles Henry Howard (Bowdoin 1859) to his mother, Eliza Gilmore. Of special note, Howard mentions his brother Otis (Oliver Otis Howard, Bowdoin 1850) riding with President Lincoln.
Rowing — The rowing team opened its fall racing season at the Textile River
Regatta in Lowell, Mass., where more than 3,000 athletes from more than 80 programs swarmed the docks. The Polar Bears had several impressive finishes, highlighted by the Varsity Women’s 4, which
took the gold by an impressive 29-second margin. The Men’s Varsity 4 won silver, while the Varsity Men’s 8 finished 11th; the Varsity Women’s 8 took 12th in competitive fields. Individually, Bowdoin’s sculler, Scott Mitchell ’15, took the bronze in the Men’s Club Single race. Complete results are available at textileriverregatta.org
Sailing — The sailing team picked up its first victory of the fall season, celebrating Family Weekend with a victory in the Hewitt Trophy race at Bethel Point. Trailing after Saturday’s opening day of competition, the Polar Bears overcame a steady rain Sunday to rally past Vermont for the first-place finish. Complete results here.
Results listed are those available at time of publication.