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September 5, 2006 9:30 am

Robert Farnsworth's poem for John A. Tagliabue

At the Sept. 11, 2006, faculty meeting, English faculty member Rob Farnsworth, who spent the summer as the poet-in-residence at The Frost Place, a museum and arts center housed in poet Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, N.H., offered this poem as part of the faculty’s Memorial Minute for the late John Tagliabue. Farnsworth also read a poem of Tagliabue’s, called “Sliding into the Future.”


September 5, 2006 9:21 am

The John Tagliabue Poetry Fund

John Tagliabue taught literature at Bates from 1953 until his retirement in 1989, and was a prolific and imaginative poet. During his decades on the Bates faculty, he gave readings himself, brought to campus many of the leading poetic voices of the 20th century, and was a friend to poets and creative artists around the world.


September 1, 2006 2:13 pm

Ultimate player Adam Miller '09 enjoys his sweet sport

Bates has Orange Whip, while Colby has the Dazzlin’ Asses. To the south are Bowdoin’s Stoned Clowns. In Vermont are the Middlebury Pranksters. So, the names of some nearby Ultimate Frisbee college teams prove that the sport still gets its ya-yas out by flaunting a late-’60s counterculture attitude.


September 1, 2006 10:22 am

Lawyer James Nabrit ’52 helped to blaze the civil rights trail

In the racist ’60s, the city of Birmingham, Ala., was using the law¬†to stifle black activism. A local preacher, Fred…