News Archives

Thursday

May 29, 1997 2:44 pm

Esty chair endowed at Bates

William Matthews, professor of music at Bates College, has been named the first Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music.

Monday

May 26, 1997 12:50 pm

Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias receives Bates degree

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.

Monday

May 26, 1997 12:41 pm

Area residents are among Bates grads

Twenty area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 131st commencement exercises on Monday (May 26) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Oscar Arias, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Costa Rica, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.

Monday

May 5, 1997 12:24 pm

New administrative appointments at Bates

Bates College recently announced the appointment of a new vice president for financial affairs-treasurer, along with five other staff positions.

Monday

May 5, 1997 11:57 am

Race, anti-semitism topic of talk at Bates

A noted author, educator and former civil rights activist will discuss “Reflections on Racism and Anti-Semitism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

May 1, 1997 11:52 am

Wortham receives Maine Service-Learning Award

Stanton Wortham, assistant professor of education at Bates College, has been honored with the Maine Campus Compact’s Faculty Service-Learning Award. Wortham was recognized for designing several innovative service-learning projects, including a program in which Latino Bates students tutor and mentor Latino schoolchildren in S.A.D. 52 (Turner, Maine) schools.