Laurence Pope '67
Laurence Pope ’67 was retired after a 31-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, and living in Portland, Maine. After hearing of the killing of ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya, he told his wife he wanted to help out. She encouraged him to do it, according to an article in the Maine Sunday Telegram, which gives more background to the story reported here Friday. Pope will serve as top U.S. official in Libya until a new ambassador is nominated and approved by the Senate.
Chickens are thought to be descended from dinosaurs (which may or may not have tasted like chicken). But the flavor of chicken meat may go back even further, to roughly 350 million years ago. That’s when the descendants of the lobed fish — the link between sea animals and land animals — left the sea after evolving into the first terrestrial amphibians, according to Slate. Eventually, an early group of amphibians branched off into birds, as well as frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises — many of which which supposedly taste like chicken.
The pub is now offering plastic containers for its take-away orders. The containers cost $5 upfront, but the pub will discount a meal packed in them by 25 cents, helping users recoup the cost. Plastic take-away soup containers are available as well.
Bowdoin Dining Services initiated the program and Sustainable Bowdoin helped with initial research and advertising. “It’s been very well received so far — it’s easy to use and a great way to reduce waste,” Keisha Payson, director of Sustainable Bowdoin, said.
Men’s Soccer — Eric Goitia converted a penalty kick with 6.4 seconds remaining in regulation and Bowdoin College and Hamilton College played to a 2-2 tie in a NESCAC game at Hamilton’s Love Field on Oct. 13.
Women’s Soccer — Kiersten Turner scored the game’s only goal as the Bowdoin College women’s soccer team topped Hamilton College 1-0 at Love Field on Saturday.
Women’s Volleyball — The Bowdoin College women’s volleyball team reached the 20-win plateau for the second-straight season with a pair of strong regional wins on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.
Football — Hamilton sophomore Jeffrey Hopsicker threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to classmate Joe Jensen with 5:16 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Continentals a 14-13 comeback win over Bowdoin on Saturday.
Field Hockey — Katie Riley recorded a hat trick as the third-ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team shutout Hamilton College 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Women’s Rugby — The Bowdoin College women’s rugby team knocked off the rust from a bye week to thump Middlebury on Saturday, 26-0.
Cross Country — The Bowdoin College cross country teams both posted second-place finishes at the 2012 Maine State Championships hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday.
Rowing — At the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta on Oct. 13 Bowdoin dominated Fours competition with wins in the Men’s and Women’s Fours events, while the Novice Men and Novice Women were first to finish among novice fours entries. The Men’s Eight finished 11th out of 15, and the Women’s Eight was 23rd in a field of 50. Holy Cross won both the men’s and women’s events in the eights.