A Thorne Thanksgiving In Under Two Minutes

Before many students went home to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, they broke bread with their Bowdoin family at Dining Service’s annual holiday spread. Here’s a quick taste of what went down:

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This year’s menu included assorted dips with homemade crackers, several relishes, curried carrot soup, French onion soup, roast turkey, gravy, Maine cider glazed ham, roasted vegetable pot pie with homemade vegan biscuits, venison and root vegetable stew, a spinach and pear salad with raspberry vinaigrette, peas, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, oatmeal molasses rolls, corn bread, Bowdoin Organic Garden pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple crisp and pecan pie.

By The Numbers: A Bowdoin Thanksgiving

Bowdoin Thanksgiving numbers

Whispering Pines: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Day – December 12, 1942

Whispering Pines

When the 12:44 train pulled in at the Brunswick depot on Saturday, December 12, 1942, (at what one student described as “its customary 1:15 arrival”), it was greeted by a crowd of 200 or more Bowdoin students and citizens of the town, eager to see if First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt would step onto the platform. She did, and was greeted by the cheers of the crowd, a Secret Service agent, a press photographer, members of the Delta Upsilon Lectureship Committee, and two local boys looking for temporary employment as baggage carriers. Fresh from a visit to Radcliffe College the day before, Mrs. Roosevelt had come to Brunswick at the invitation of the members of the Bowdoin chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

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Make Sure Your Emails are Read — And Get a Response (Inc.)

Email

There’s a certain sense of uneasiness when you send an important email out and don’t get a response that same day. Of course, everyone’s busy and has a flood of (unread) emails, so how do you make sure yours receives the attention it deserves?

Erik Sherman from Inc. provides five email tricks that are correlated to higher rates of opening and response.