News Archives


May 11, 2008 11:22 am

Reason and Rhyme

Two Prizewinning alum poets praise Rober Farnsworth, recipient of the Kroepsch Aware for Teaching, for helping them navigate the writer’s world.


May 11, 2008 11:02 am

A Smashing Return

Tennis coach Paul Gastonguay ’89 runs a program that wins matches and respect.


May 9, 2008 2:47 pm

Law center co-founder: Journey toward justice is far from finished

“Selfishness and greed have toppled many great empires in the past,” Southern Poverty Law Center co-founder Morris Dees told a Bates audience on May 8.


May 9, 2008 1:52 pm

Commons dedication honors philanthropic response

Donors who supported construction of the new dining Commons at Bates College, including many Trustees, were honored Friday at the official dedication of the campus’ newest and most-used building.


May 8, 2008 4:00 pm

With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation

Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke on civil rights and multi-culturalism. (Total time: 1:07:42)


May 7, 2008 2:27 pm

Capping a strong year, Bates debaters shine at nationals

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council recently sent six Bates College debaters to the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s national tournament at MIT, where teammates Brendan Jarboe ’08 of Acton, Mass., and Matt Marienthal ’10 of Chicago advanced to the tournament’s octofinals. As a result of their outstanding 5-1 MIT performance, the duo is currently ranked 11th best in the country.


May 7, 2008 2:16 pm

Composition One-on-One

Students teach students as writing becomes an explicit value of the Bates curriculum.


May 7, 2008 12:29 pm

Brand Width

John Hassan ’82, senior deputy editor at, looks like a genial bulldog, short and solid and earnest. When I…


May 6, 2008 12:19 pm

It's a Microworld After All

MicroVest’s Gil Crawford ’80 takes the lead as private investors surge into the microfinance world.


May 6, 2008 11:34 am

Historically Black

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can’t — and that’s just the point.