Stories from July 2004
Four alumni elected to Bates Board of Trustees

Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:25 am

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced four appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Jamie P. Merisotis of Washington, D.C.; Karl-Olof Mills of San Francisco, Calif.; Mary Henderson Pressman of Kansas City, Mo.; and Valerie A. Smith of Princeton, N.J.

Tere O'Connor presents 'Lawn' at Bates Dance Festival

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 10:43 am

New York dance maker Tere O’Connor, a leading postmodern choreographer, brings his company Tere O’Connor Dance to the Bates Dance Festival Bates for the 2004 Maine premiere of Lawn , a work co-commissioned by the festival. The festival presents Tere O’Connor Dance at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, at Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $17/$10 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Lawn is appropriate for people of all ages.)

New dean of students starts in August

Friday, July 23, 2004 10:38 am

Tedd R. Goundie, recently appointed as dean of students at Bates College by President Elaine Tuttle Hansen, begins his duties Aug. 1.

Bates takes part in $18 million biomedical research initiative

Thursday, July 22, 2004 11:06 am

Bates College is one of nine Maine institutions that will benefit from a federal grant of nearly $18 million designed to expand biomedical research opportunities across the state.

Darcy York '05 makes a present of Bates' past

Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:47 am

As a history major, Darcy York '05 will spend her senior year researching how the Romans viewed women who led peoples conquered by the empire, women such as Cleopatra.

Hip-hop legend Rennie Harris presents 'Facing Mekka' at Bates Dance Festival

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:12 am

Philadelphia’s Rennie Harris, one of hip-hop’s leading ambassadors worldwide, brings his company, Puremovement, back to the Bates Dance Festival for the 2004 Maine premiere of Facing Mekka, a work co-commissioned by the festival and conceived at Bates in 1998. The festival presents Rennie Harris Puremovement in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 22-24, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. Tickets are $25/$15 (students and seniors) and may be purchased by calling 207-786-6161 after July 10. (Facing Mekka is appropriate for people of all ages.)

Bates Dance Festival opens 22nd season with hoi polloi

Thursday, July 8, 2004 1:30 pm

The Bates Dance Festival, celebrating its 22nd season of producing contemporary dance, presents hoi polloi in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, in Schaeffer Theatre, College Street. A discussion with the artists immediately follows the concert.

Bates creates Environmental Task Force

Tuesday, July 6, 2004 2:08 pm

At the request of college President Elaine Tuttle Hansen, students, staff and faculty at Bates College have created an environmental task force.

Elizabeth Wanless '04 heads for Olympic trials in shot put

Tuesday, July 6, 2004 11:57 am

Elizabeth Wanless '04, a four-time All-America and two-time NCAA Division III champion in the shot put, will compete in the qualifying round of the Olympic trials July 15 in Sacramento, Calif.

Elizabeth Wanless '04 just short of Olympic trial shot put final

Tuesday, July 6, 2004 11:24 am

Liz Wanless '04 (Belleville, Ill.) was just one spot shy of qualifying for the finals of the U.S. Olympic women's shot put trials on Thursday, finishing 13th in the preliminary round with a throw of 51 feet, three inches.