Multimedia: Bowdoin Polar Bear Celebrates 100th Birthday in Big Apple

From appearances Thursday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Friday morning on NBC’s Today show, to finding adventure — and alumni — all across New York City, the Bowdoin Polar Bear celebrated 100 years by taking several bites out of the Big Apple.

The Polar Bear visits the Today Show from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Bowdoin’s Polar Bear ice skates in New York City from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Check out what was happening on social media while the Polar Bear ambled around Manhattan, and view the slide show chronicling his travels:

Outside the Today show studios on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Polar Bear as the College mascot.

Outside the Today show studios on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Polar Bear as the College mascot.

Sustenance for a busy day ahead

Sustenance for a busy day ahead

With Fortune magazine managing editor Andy Serwer '81 after the

With Fortune magazine managing editor Andy Serwer '81 after the "Morning Joe" appearance.

At Fortune magazine

At Fortune magazine

Encountering Fortune writer and reporter Beth Kowitt '07.

Encountering Fortune writer and reporter Beth Kowitt '07.

Fortune magazine morning editorial meeting, with Andy Serwer '81, at left.

Fortune magazine morning editorial meeting, with Andy Serwer '81, at left.

In the managing editor's chair at Fortune magazine.

In the managing editor's chair at Fortune magazine.

Got places to go...

Got places to go...

Catching a cab

Catching a cab

In Brooks Brothers

In Brooks Brothers

In Brooks Brothers

In Brooks Brothers

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Trustee Mary Hogan Preusse '90

Trustee Mary Hogan Preusse '90

Outside the NASDAQ

Outside the NASDAQ

Josh Helfat '00

Josh Helfat '00

Birthday break in the office

Birthday break in the office

Bryant Park

Bryant Park

Tim Bourassa '08

Tim Bourassa '08

Skating at Bryant Park

Skating at Bryant Park

Skating at Bryant Park

Skating at Bryant Park

Westerly Gorayeb '16 and Sophie Sawyers '16

Westerly Gorayeb '16 and Sophie Sawyers '16

Marc Perlman '98

Marc Perlman '98

Brittany Johnson '12 and Collen Maher '12

Brittany Johnson '12 and Collen Maher '12

Isabelle Albi '13

Isabelle Albi '13

Times Square

Times Square

Times Square

Times Square

Times Square

Times Square

Catching an uptown train

Catching an uptown train

Riding the subway

Riding the subway

Along Park Ave.

Along Park Ave.

Park Ave.

Park Ave.

Emma Stanislawski '13

Emma Stanislawski '13

At the corner of 71st and Amsterdam, once the site of the Sherman Square Hotel, where the Alumni Association voted to adopt the Polar Bear as Bowdoin's mascot January 18, 1913.

At the corner of 71st and Amsterdam, once the site of the Sherman Square Hotel, where the Alumni Association voted to adopt the Polar Bear as Bowdoin's mascot January 18, 1913.

Outside the Today show studios on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Polar Bear as the College mascot.Sustenance for a busy day aheadWith Fortune magazine managing editor Andy Serwer '81 after the "Morning Joe" appearance.At Fortune magazineEncountering Fortune writer and reporter Beth Kowitt '07.Fortune magazine morning editorial meeting, with Andy Serwer '81, at left.In the managing editor's chair at Fortune magazine.Got places to go...Catching a cabIn Brooks BrothersIn Brooks BrothersGrand Central StationGrand Central StationTrustee Mary Hogan Preusse '90Outside the NASDAQJosh Helfat '00Birthday break in the officeBryant ParkTim Bourassa '08Skating at Bryant ParkSkating at Bryant ParkWesterly Gorayeb '16 and Sophie Sawyers '16Marc Perlman '98Brittany Johnson '12 and Collen Maher '12Isabelle Albi '13Times SquareTimes SquareTimes SquareCatching an uptown trainRiding the subwayAlong Park Ave.Park Ave.Emma Stanislawski '13At the corner of 71st and Amsterdam, once the site of the Sherman Square Hotel, where the Alumni Association voted to adopt the Polar Bear as Bowdoin's mascot January 18, 1913.

Comments

  1. Bob Spencer '60 says:

    Great idea! The Bear is EVERYWHERE!

  2. Mike Coster '57 says:

    We have the BEST mascot on the continent.

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