Scoreboard and Saturday Action

BearHead-150x150Women’s Volleyball: Christy Jewett and Michelle Albright had a dozen kills each on Friday evening as the Bowdoin College women’s volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Bates. The Polar Bears, who won by set scores of 25-17, 25-20, 25-17, improve to  15-5 (5-3 NESCAC) officially clinch a berth in the 2014 NESCAC Tournament with their eighth consecutive win over Bates. The Bobcats fall to 8-11 (0-7 NESCAC) with the loss.

Homecoming Weekend means a full slate of action for the Polar Bears:
Field Hockey vs. Connecticut Col. – 1:00 p.m. WATCH LIVE
Football vs. Trinity (Conn.) – 12:30 p.m. WATCH LIVE
Men’s Cross Country at State Meet (Maine-Farmington) – 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Connecticut Col. – 12:00 p.m. WATCH LIVE
Sailing at Captain Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth) – 9:30 a.m.
Sailing at Great Herring Pond Open (Mass. Maritime) – 9:30 a.m.
Sailing at Women’s Intersectional (Yale) – 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Cross Country at State Meet (Maine-Farmington) – 11:00 a.m.
Women’s Rugby vs. Williams – 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Connecticut Col. – 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. Bowdoin Invitational – 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Lebanon Valley – 12:00 p.m. WATCH LIVE
Women’s Volleyball vs. Babson – 4:30 p.m.


Coastal Studies Expansion Brings New Marine Science Semester to Bowdoin

Big changes are astir at the Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island, where Coastal Studies director David Carlon is leading an initiative to bring Bowdoin’s unique marine offerings to a whole new level by dramatically expanding facilities and programming – with the crowning addition of a Marine Science Semester slated to kick off at the Center next fall. Read the full story.

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Studying the Many-Sided Civil War


Civil War cluster students Michael Smith, Alexxa Leon, and Katie Randall (photo credit: Tess Chakkalakal)

Civil War cluster students Michael Smith, Alexxa Leon, and Katie Randall

In one sense, there were only two sides in the Civil War – but there are many sides to the story of this pivotal era in American history, and studying them today requires bringing together a whole range of disciplines, including the historical, the literary, the visual, and the digital.

Learn how Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff are pulling this off through Bowdoin’s Civil War course cluster, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Polar Bear Tales: A Night of Storytelling About First Love

MacMillan House, one of Bowdoin’s eight college houses, recently kicked off a new event for students called The Polar Bear Tales. The theme of the inaugural evening of storytelling was first love.

The idea for the series came from Jodi Kraushar ’17, who said she watched The Moth: True Stories Told Live in New York City and was inspired to bring something similar to campus. “Bowdoin is such a diverse place and we all have so many stories to tell,” she said.

At the first night of Polar Bear Tales, brave students — and one faculty member, Harrison King McCann Professor of English Marilyn Reizbaum — shared personal experiences of love. Read more.