Stories from September 2007
Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 24

Friday, September 28, 2007 2:11 pm

An afternoon thunderstorm on Sept. 27 occasioned an Alumni Walk first: emergency vehicles entering in response to a campus alarm. Although there was no fire, lightning caused a power surge in the fire detection system, frying a computer chip and setting off an alarm in Hathorn Hall.

Gabriel Fried '96 reads from award-winning poetry collection

Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:33 pm

The English department opens its 2007-08 Visiting Writers Series with a reading by poet Gabriel Fried, Bates Class of 1996, tonight in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

College joins national online college information initiative

Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:24 pm

Bates College announced today that it is participating with more than 600 independent U.S. colleges and universities in offering detailed information to explore schools online at

Noted environmental artist to present Otis Lecture

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:41 pm

Agnes Denes, a renowned environmental artist who brought a wheat field to the Manhattan cityscape, offers the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Bates alumnus Corey Harris receives MacArthur 'genius award'

Monday, September 24, 2007 3:36 pm

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named Corey Harris, a musician and 1991 Bates College graduate, as one of 24 new MacArthur Fellows for 2007.

College to provide audio streaming for home football games

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:22 pm

Bates College has partnered with Teamline to make live play-by-play of 2007 season home football games available to listeners from anywhere.

Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 10

Friday, September 14, 2007 3:58 pm

Paul Farnsworth, manager of the new dining Commons and Alumni Walk projects, reported that 140,000 flower bulbs were shipped our way from California on Sept. 11. The bulbs are scillas, which bloom around the same time as crocuses.

Slide show presents memories from Class of 2011 orientation

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 3:37 pm

Orientation for the Class of 2011, held Aug. 27–Sept. 6, included something for everyone.

Modern Dance Company to premiere work by NYC choreographer Kyle

Sunday, September 9, 2007 2:38 pm

A new work by choreographer Peter Kyle, formerly of the Mark Morris Dance Group, will be featured in performances by the Bates College Modern Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and noon Sunday, Sept. 30, in the college's Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

Statement on college rankings

Friday, September 7, 2007 4:08 pm

Nineteen colleges and universities, including Bates, commit not to mention U.S. News or similar rankings in new publications, "since such lists mislead the public into thinking that the complexities of American higher education can be reduced to one number."

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