BRUNSWICK, Maine - In celebration of it's 100th birthday
today, January 18, Bowdoin's Polar Bear is spending the day in New
York City to commemorate the centennial of his adoption as the
College's official mascot.
Over the past 24 hours, the Polar Bear was seen on MSNBC's Morning Joe, ventured the offices of Fortune Magazine (courtesy of Andy Serwer '81) and crashed Rockefeller Plaza for an appearance on the Today Show.
The trip to the Big Apple is a return to the Polar Bears' roots, as the mascot was adopted January 18, 1913, during a meeting of the Alumni Association, which took place in what was then the Sherman Square Hotel on New York’s Upper West Side.
Click below to see some of the festivities, and visit the Bowdoin Daily Sun for a photo gallery and complete coverage.
Origin of the Polar Bear