Posts from May 2002
Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell appears on New York public radio

Thursday, May 16, 2002 4:25 pm

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.

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 9:56 am

"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.

Lewiston High School Science Fair prizewinners announced

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 9:40 am

Plaques, medals and more than $1,200 will be awarded for the projects deemed the best at the third annual Lewiston High School Science Fair held Thursday, May 9th. Award-winning students will be presented at the high school's "Night of Excellence" on June 3.

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 2:09 pm

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.

Professors awarded for excellence in teaching

Monday, May 13, 2002 2:26 pm

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.

Two students receive Philip J. Otis Fellowships

Monday, May 13, 2002 2:21 pm

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.

Bates names four Phillips Student Fellows

Monday, May 13, 2002 2:16 pm

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.

John Carrafa '76 nominated for 2 Tony Awards

Thursday, May 9, 2002 2:30 pm

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."

Rowers win New England championship

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 3:04 pm

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.

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 2:58 pm

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).

Load more