Stories from May 2004
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss Brown vs. Board of Education decision

Friday, May 14, 2004 10:20 am

Syndicated Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will give a lecture titled The Light That Failed about the 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown vs. the Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend this special session of the Great Falls Forum, free of charge.

Bates premieres drama based on ancient myth

Friday, May 14, 2004 9:27 am

"Tereus in Fragments: A Lost Play of Sophocles," a dramatic version of one of the more disturbing myths from ancient Greece, premieres on the Bates College stage in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St. Admission is $6 for the general public and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Bates College Museum of Art, Maine College of Art offer joint exhibition of major Chinese artist

Thursday, May 13, 2004 8:44 am

In a collaboration unusual for Maine's academic museums, the Bates College Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, will jointly present an exhibition by Wenda Gu, one of the most important artists to emerge from China in recent decades.

Bates presents panel on the United States and the Middle East

Sunday, May 9, 2004 10:25 am

As a follow-up to a well-attended discussion last month about the United States and Iraq, Bates College presents a panel discussion about the United States and the Middle East at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, call 207-786-6195.

Bates bests Bowdoin in President's Cup debate

Saturday, May 8, 2004 11:32 am

A team of three Bates College debaters defeated their Bowdoin College counterparts in a May 3 "President's Cup" debate held in Chase Hall. The two sides faced each other over the resolution "The United States should withdraw all military forces from Iraq after the June 30 turnover of military power."

Weekend concerts feature classical and computerized music

Friday, May 7, 2004 10:42 am

New music by a Bates faculty member and an afternoon of music for violin and piano highlight the performance offerings at Bates College on the second weekend of May.

Distinguished astronomer R. Bruce Partridge to speak

Friday, May 7, 2004 10:34 am

Astronomer R. Bruce Partridge visits Bates College to give a lecture titled "Photographing the Big Bang" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue.

Alternative roots-music acts from all over to perform at festival

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 9:12 am

Musicians from Texas, Ohio, North Carolina and Maine will bring fresh perspectives to traditional sounds during the third annual WRBC Roots Music Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, adjacent to the Olin Arts Center, at Bates College, 75 Russell St.

Faculty accomplishments listed on new Web page

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 11:13 am

The Dean of Faculty's Office has produced a new Web page that offers an annual overview of presentations and publications of Bates' amazing faculty.

Bates volunteers lead Rebuilding Day

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 11:05 am

On May 1, a hot and sunny Saturday, a bunch of Batesies and other volunteers gathered for National Rebuilding Day, an annual community undertaking to rehabilitate housing for the disadvantaged.

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