Posts from May 1997
Esty chair endowed at Bates

Thursday, May 29, 1997 2:44 pm

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

Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias receives Bates degree

Monday, May 26, 1997 12:50 pm

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.

Area residents are among Bates grads

Monday, May 26, 1997 12:41 pm

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.

New administrative appointments at Bates

Monday, May 5, 1997 12:24 pm

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

Race, anti-semitism topic of talk at Bates

Monday, May 5, 1997 11:57 am

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.

Wortham receives Maine Service-Learning Award

Thursday, May 1, 1997 11:52 am

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.