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Thursday

June 28, 2007
11:58 am

Clean Sweep cleans up: Sale proceeds are nearly double last year's

The seventh annual Clean Sweep, the Bates College “garage sale” of appliances, furnishings, electronics and other goods donated by departing students, raised some $17,648 in proceeds that were divided among 18 local school and nonprofit organizations.

Thursday

June 21, 2007
11:09 am

Dick Williamson, Dana Professor Emeritus of French, dies at 62

Richard C. Williamson, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of French and a charismatic catalyst of Bates community, died while en route to Louisville, Ky., with his wife, Deborah, to compete in bicycling events at the National Senior Games.

Friday

June 15, 2007
11:25 am

Proceedings of college's diversity and demographics symposium available online

About 150 Bates faculty, staff, students, college Trustees and members of the local community attended and engaged in the presidential symposium A College for ‘Coming Time’: Diversity and Changing Demographics in Higher Education, convened by President Elaine Tuttle Hansen.

Thursday

June 7, 2007
12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of June 4

After nearly two months looking like a battlefield with its mud, dust, broken roots and debris, the 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green. According to project manager Paul Farnsworth, a handful of paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week. These are a sort of advance guard for the 178 birches that will ultimately grace the Walk.

Monday

June 4, 2007
4:27 pm

2007 Summer Reading List

Each spring, the College Store publishes a list of good summer reads suggested by members of the Bates community.

In a new twist this year, submitters were also asked to suggest that one book they’d like to have with them if they were shipwrecked on a deserted, tropical island for several months. So, look for a few titles for desert-island reading in this, the 11th annual “Non-required Reading List, or Good Reads for Leisure Moments.”