Stories from April 2007
Bates students' Rwandan initiative named Project for Peace

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 8:47 am

A plan by Bates College students to help support a home for street children in Rwanda won a $10,000 award from the 100 Projects for Peace program sponsored by noted philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis.

Don't look now, but we've been medicalized

Friday, April 20, 2007 9:03 am

Not so long ago, shyness was usually seen as a random character trait, sadness the natural reaction to misfortune and alcoholism a sign of personal weakness. In recent decades those conditions, and many others, have been "medicalized" — associated with biological causes and redefined as medical diagnoses, not merely products of personality or fate.

Statement from President Hansen on the Virginia Tech tragedy

Thursday, April 19, 2007 11:30 am

I know you are all aware of the shocking tragedy that occurred at Virginia Tech early in the week. While no words are adequate in a situation so sad and horrifying, I know you join me in expressing our sympathies for the friends and families of those whose lives were lost, and for all members of the Virginia Tech community as they grieve. Our thoughts also go out to members of our own community who have friends or family at Virginia Tech. Our primary concern must be with the victims, but at the same time such painful incidents may understandably cause us to reflect on our own safety.

A southern view of the new student housing taken from Mount David. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of April 16, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007 12:00 am

The latest assaults from the Winter That Wouldn't Go Home were two northeasters: one that dropped 10 inches of sloppy snow on April 12, followed three days later by its big brother, a bully that brought more than six inches of rain and tree-cracking winds. Lewiston was spared the worst of that storm, but it nevertheless slowed the pace of campus construction projects.

Campus Construction Update: Week of April 23, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007 12:00 am

Bates College's new residence adjacent to Mount David began to look more distinctly like Bates on April 19, as workers began laying the building's brick veneer.

Kevin McHugh appointed director of athletics at Bates College

Monday, April 16, 2007 11:55 am

Kevin McHugh of The College of New Jersey has been named director of athletics and chair of the Department of Physical Education at Bates College, effective July 1.

Biologist Lee Abrahamsen honored for community work

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 1:34 pm

Several years ago, students in Lee Abrahamsen's 300-level virology course undertook a project for a hepatitis-C support group at a local hospital.

Biologist Lee Abrahamsen honored for community work

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:44 am

Several years ago, students in Lee Abrahamsen’s 300-level virology course undertook a...

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Campus Construction Update: Week of April 9, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007 12:03 pm

Between the mud, the plastic wrap and the concrete, the colors of construction work are predominantly drab. But the rare "colorful" colors, as major projects building at Bates this year have shown, can be surprisingly bold.

Lost the Path
Campus construction update: Week of April 2, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007 12:00 am

It's nearly go time for construction of the Alumni Walk, the east-west campus connector. On April 16, 2008, work on the project is scheduled to begin.

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