Stories from May 2002
Thursday, May 30, 2002 3:29 pm
Bates College Director of Athletics Suzanne R. Coffey will be honored June 1 with the Institute of International Sport's (IIS) 2002 Keaney Award at the University of Rhode Island. The Keaney Award, presented every other year by the IIS, is given to educators who personify the scholar-athlete ideal.
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 3:36 pm
Late Tuesday evening, May 28, 2002, the Lewiston Police announced the arrest of a suspect in the sexual assault of a Bates student in Pettengill Hall on April 5, 2002. The suspect is jailed and charged with gross sexual assault.
Monday, May 27, 2002 3:38 pm
Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg asked Bates College's graduating class Monday to join him as "allies in a movement that is about 300 years old - the movement known as the Enlightenment."
Friday, May 24, 2002 4:01 pm
A $1.7 million gift to endow the new Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships was announced Friday in a dedication ceremony on the Bates College Quad.
Friday, May 24, 2002 3:47 pm
Bates College junior Justin Easter of Jay, Maine, has produced the College's second national champion in as many days, winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase today at the NCAA Division III track and field championships at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Senior hammer thrower Jaime Sawler of Stratham, N.H., won his second career national championship on Thursday, capturing the hammer throw.
Friday, May 24, 2002 9:51 am
Four area residents will receive bachelor's degrees during Bates College's 136th commencement exercises Monday, May 27, in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Stephen Weinberg, noted physicist and Nobel laureate, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and deliver the commencement address. In his last commencement before retiring, Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor's degrees on approximately 420 seniors at 10 a.m. in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.
Thursday, May 23, 2002 4:16 pm
Bates College senior Jenny Blau of Los Greenbrae, Calif., has been chosen as a recipient of the 2002 national Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work in providing quality medical care for Latinos in Lewiston.
Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:53 am
Harris Wofford, chairman of America's Promise, will be the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships at 1:30 p.m. Friday May 24 on the historic Bates College Quad in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, the dedication ceremony will be moved to Merrill Gymnasium.
Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:37 am
Bates College is one of a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide to benefit the environment and local non-profit organizations by selling possessions donated by departing students. Bates' second annual "Dump & Run" sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the college's Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.
Friday, May 17, 2002 3:20 pm
We have received no new information since April 10 regarding the investigation of the sexual assault that occurred on campus, April 5.