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By Brian Sobotko '16

January 30, 2014

Bowdoin men’s hockey honors veterans

Beginning last fall, goaltender Max Fenkell ’15 led Bowdoin in teaming up with the “Hockey Helpers”—a program established to give college hockey teams volunteer opportunities —in an attempt to foster a relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).  WWP’s mission is to “honor and empower wounded members of the United States Armed Forces.”

“This has been a great experience for me and the entire team over the past few months,” said Fenkell. “We have been fortunate to be surrounded by great people at Bowdoin and in the town of Brunswick who have supported us tremendously with this undertaking.”

Bowdoin has been raising money throughout the season via raffle drawings and last week wore camouflage jerseys to raise awareness for the WWP. They then raffled off game-worn jerseys and replicas to raise money, bringing the season total to over $7,000.

Last Friday, as part of a special pregame ceremony, Bowdoin invited Major Adam R. Sacchetti to decorate Corporal Steven Noyes who received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for heroism in combat in Afghanistan.

“It was a moment in Watson arena that will be secured in the special memory vault,” said Bowdoin head coach Terry Meagher. “I was especially moved by the overwhelming show of appreciation for Corporal Noyes by our students and players from both teams.”

Bates hosts nuclear policy expert

Nuclear weapons policy expert and member of the Union of Concerned Scientists Laura Grego visited Bates Wednesday night to give a talk titled “Putting the Nuclear Genie Back in the Bottle: Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense and How Maine Fits In.”

According to the Bates website, Grego argued that “National missile defense still doesn’t work, despite billions of dollars invested.” The press release explains some members of Congress want to expand the missile defense system and are considering a Navy training site in western Maine for a facility.

Colby Museum of Art recieves grant

The recently expanded Colby College Museum of Art received a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation to enhance its role as a teaching museum. The grant will seek to increase “curricular engagement between the museum and faculty, bolster collaborations with other museums and implement seminars for faculty at Colby and beyond.

“Curricular enhancement is a critical component of the Colby museum’s mission,” said Colby President William D. Adams. “We recognized a real opportunity to expand the use of the museum by faculty members and students across the disciplines. This generous grant from the Mellon Foundation will go far in facilitating that growth.”

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