News Archives

Thursday

June 22, 2006 12:00 am

Sene '00 selected 2006-07 White House Fellow

Considered to be the most competitive and prestigious U.S. public leadership program, White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Lena Sene ’00 is among 14 White House Fellows appointed for 2006-07, the White House recently announced.

Wednesday

June 21, 2006 12:00 am

Bates library schedules mock disaster and recovery for June 23

The Bates College library staff will hold a mock disaster and recovery of library materials at 10:30 a.m. on June 23 in the outdoor lower arcade of the George and Helen Ladd Library. The event, led by Melissa Straw, a graduate intern studying book and paper conservation at the University of Texas-Austin, will give the staff of Ladd library and the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library real-world experience in quickly and efficiently recovering from a water-based disaster with guidance from a trained book conservator.

Thursday

June 15, 2006 12:00 am

Harward Center awards faculty and staff grants for partnership projects

Seven Bates College faculty and staff have been awarded Harward Center grants in the inaugural round of a new, annual funding program by the Harward Center For Community Partnerships. The grants, awarded competitively by a selection committee, are designed to offer faculty and staff significant support for publicly engaged teaching, research, cultural and other community projects. Seven projects — five led by faculty and two by Bates staff members — received grants totaling $33,500.

Wednesday

June 14, 2006 12:00 am

'Cryptozoology' transcends Nessie, yeti in exploring hidden creatures

Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, are considered extinct, yet sightings are still reported. Some, like the giant squid, existed only as rumors until hard evidence finally appeared. And roaming a shadowy habitat between myth, hucksterism and science are still others — for example, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Wednesday

June 14, 2006 12:00 am

Sixth annual Clean Sweep sale to benefit environment, local nonprofits

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s sixth annual “garage sale” of electronics, furnishings and other goods donated by departing students, takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St. Proceeds from the sale benefit local nonprofit organizations. The sale is open to the public, and members of the public are also invited to donate items and/or volunteer to staff the event. To learn more, please call Bates environmental coordinator Julie Rosenbach at 207-786-8367 (office) or 207-240-4626 (cell).

Wednesday

June 14, 2006 12:00 am

Athletic Director Suzanne Coffey resigns to take AD post at Amherst

After 21 years with the Bates College Athletic Department, Director of Athletics Suzanne Coffey has announced her resignation to become athletic director at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.

Friday

June 9, 2006 12:00 am

Alumni awards highlight 138th annual Reunion

Bates alumni arriving for their College’s 138th Reunion anticipated traditional revelry and fellowship as well as a chance to honor their own. All awards will be presented Saturday during the midday Alumni Awards Ceremony, held in Merrill Gymnasium due to rain.

Thursday

June 1, 2006 9:24 am

John A. Tagliabue memorial minute

For John Tagliabue, who devoted 36 years to Bates as teacher, colleague, friend, raconteur and poet laureate, neither a memorial minute, nor even two voices, begins to suffice. Everyone who knew him has their favorite John stories, inadequately represented here. But we hope you’ll indulge us in rather more than a minute and remember this renowned American poet by reading his poems again or for the first time.

Thursday

June 1, 2006 12:00 am

John Tagliabue, professor emeritus of English, dies at 82

Professor Emeritus of English John A. Tagliabue, a member of the Bates faculty from 1953 to 1989 and author of six books of poetry, including New and Selected Poems, 1942-1997 (National Poetry Foundation, 1998), died May 31 in Providence, R.I., where he had lived with his wife, Grace, since 1998.