Field Hockey Returns To NCAA Division III ‘Final Four’ at Washington & Lee

The Bowdoin College field hockey team will make its eighth appearance in the Division III  “Final Four” this weekend at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.

The defending national champions will open play in the semifinals on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. against Salisbury in a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Championship match. Continue reading.

Karen Mills Brings Women Leaders To Harvard Business School (Harbus Online)

Harvard_Business_School_Pin_copy_1024x1024In 1977, when Karen Mills graduated from the Harvard Business School, only 11 percent of the students were women. Today, women make up 41 percent of the HBS enrollment. But even with this move toward gender equity, it has been rare for female students to have contact with women in leadership positions. That is, until now.

Thanks to Mills, who serves as a senior fellow at HBS, all sorts of high-powered women are showing up in Cambridge as part of a “fireside chat” series aimed at giving students access to role models in business, government, medicine, and a host of other fields.

Today’s the Day For 124 Families and Ellen Baxter ’75, H’05 (New York Times)

SHP_dusk-1_0“It took me a long time to be happy like this.” That’s what one new tenant said this week when she moved into her new living quarters in New York City’s Sugar Hill apartments, a project developed by Bowdoin grad Ellen Baxter’s Broadway Housing Communities. Friday is the formal opening of the $80.2 million project that provides affordable housing to 124 families. For Baxter—a member of the Class of 1975 who received Bowdoin’s Common Good Award in 1994 and an honorary degree from the College in 2005 in recognition of her work to aid the homeless and to promote affordable housing—the opening of Sugar Hill is only a beginning.

Ying Quartet Teaches Compelling Lessons to Student Writers

Ying Quartet“We were face-to-face with Beethoven,” writes Russ Rymer, Bowdoin’s Visiting Writer in Residence. “[The Ying Quartet] took us through the first movement of the Opus 74 quartet … teasing apart its elements to show how the cathedral was built, how ideas were introduced and then developed, how the structure worked, how Beethoven created anxiety and mystery and then offered resolution and triumph.”

Rymer is describing the Ying Quartet’s visit to his class, Creative Nonfiction Through Photography, just this week. Continue reading.