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Thursday

May 16, 2002
4:25 pm

Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell appears on New York public radio

Bates Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell appeared on WNYC radio’s issue-oriented talk program “On The Line.” The topic of the program was “Feeling Testy: Are Standardized Tests Fair?” Guests Mitchell and Rebecca Zwick of the University of California, Santa Barbara discussed the importance of SATs in higher education.

Wednesday

May 15, 2002
9:56 am

In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

“I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right,” says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.

Tuesday

May 14, 2002
2:09 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world’s most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.

Monday

May 13, 2002
2:26 pm

Professors awarded for excellence in teaching

Claudia Aburto Guzman, assistant professor of Spanish, and Carole Taylor, professor of English.Two members of the Bates College humanities faculty have received this year’s Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients are Claudia Aburto Guzman, assistant professor of Spanish, and Carole Taylor, professor of English.

Monday

May 13, 2002
2:21 pm

Two students receive Philip J. Otis Fellowships

Two environmental studies majors at Bates College have received Philip J. Otis Fellowships to support research projects that will promote greater understanding of environmental issues and the connection between the environment and spirituality.

Monday

May 13, 2002
2:16 pm

Bates names four Phillips Student Fellows

Four Bates College students have been named 2002 Phillips Student Fellows, recipients of an award that provides major funding for summer research projects involving meaningful immersion in different cultures.

Thursday

May 9, 2002
2:30 pm

John Carrafa '76 nominated for 2 Tony Awards

Bates alumnus John Carrafa, Class of 1976, was nominated May 6 for two Tony Awards for Best Choreography for “Urinetown, The Musical” and “Into The Woods.”

Wednesday

May 8, 2002
3:04 pm

Rowers win New England championship

The Bates College women’s novice eight boat will carry the top seed into the Avaya Collegiate Championship Regatta May 11-12 in New Jersey as a result of their victory at the New England Rowing Championships May 4.

Wednesday

May 8, 2002
2:58 pm

Bates players, campus radio present Shakespeare's 'Lear'

The Bates College student theater group present the Maine radio premiere of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” in a broadcast from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, on the college radio station, WRBC (91.5 FM).