Bowdoin Physics Prof Runs ‘Deflategate’ Experiment (WCSH, Chronicle of Higher Education)

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Physics Professor Dale Syphers with WCSH reporter Chris Rose


In  response to the National Football League’s “Ballghazi” or “Deflategate” scandal, Professor of Physics Dale Syphers demonstrated for a local TV reporter how footballs can change pressure over the course of a game. He ran an experiment (by putting footballs in a refrigerator) for WCSH 6 “in search of the truth,” writes Steve Kolowich ’08 for The Chronicle of Higher Education.



Friday Scoreboard

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Men’s Ice Hockey — The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team scored with an extra attacker with 1:22 remaining as the Polar Bears earned a 2-2 road tie at Middlebury in Kenyon Arena.

Women’s Ice Hockey — Rachel Kennedy scored a pair of goals for Bowdoin, but the Middlebury women’s ice hockey team used two third period tallies to hold off a late Bowdoin charge and capture the 4-2 win Friday night at Watson Arena.

Nordic Skiing — In-progress results from the UVM Winter Carnival are available here.

Alternative Winter Break Trip: Poverty & Policy

awb 2015Every January, Bowdoin offers two Alternative Winter Break trips to about 18 students who apply to participate. Each trip is led by two students who design the week’s roster of activities and nightly group reflections. This year’s trips focused on poverty and policy, and immigrants and refugees. Read more about the Poverty & Policy AWB trip.

Bowdoin College Tells Its Story: A Year in Digital Review


Bowdoin’s digital media team has put together an online scrapbook of sorts of some of the college’s highlights from the past year. Check out this colorful, funny and touching Storify.