News Archives

Friday

September 28, 2007 2:11 pm

Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 24

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.

Thursday

September 27, 2007 2:33 pm

Gabriel Fried '96 reads from award-winning poetry collection

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.

Thursday

September 27, 2007 2:24 pm

College joins national online college information initiative

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 www.ucan-network.org.

Wednesday

September 26, 2007 12:41 pm

Noted environmental artist to present Otis Lecture

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.

Monday

September 24, 2007 3:36 pm

Bates alumnus Corey Harris receives MacArthur 'genius award'

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.

Wednesday

September 19, 2007 3:22 pm

College to provide audio streaming for home football games

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

Friday

September 14, 2007 3:58 pm

Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 10

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.

Wednesday

September 12, 2007 3:37 pm

Slide show presents memories from Class of 2011 orientation

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

Sunday

September 9, 2007 2:38 pm

Modern Dance Company to premiere work by NYC choreographer Kyle

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.

Friday

September 7, 2007 4:08 pm

Statement on college rankings

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.”