News Archives

Monday

October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)

Monday

October 20, 2008 10:19 am

The Crosstones perform at Parent’s Weekend

Bates’ co-ed a cappella group, The Crosstones, is now in its 12th year. The group recently performed at the Bates College Parent’s Weekend 2008 Concert.

Sunday

October 19, 2008 1:33 pm

Field Geology in Maine

Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.

Saturday

October 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Autumn on Campus in Maine

My academic course load is really challenging this semester, but I am really happy with all of my classes. For instance, though I am a Religion major and a Philosophy minor, I registered to take an upper level History seminar on colonial America. It is a subject I wasn’t at all interested in or knew anything about. But all my friends who are History majors told me that Professor Hall was an amazing teacher. Though he was teaching a 100 level class this semester, I decided to take his 300 level seminar with only six other students. There has been tons of reading and writing assignments, but I have fallen in love with the material and the professor. That’s something special about Bates and the liberal arts experience. You don’t have to limit yourself to classes within your major, or even personal interests.

Saturday

October 18, 2008 12:00 pm

Back Home

Hey all. I am home for a brief period of time before heading back up to Bates tomorrow. It’s really great to have a couple of days off and to relax at home with the family, eat some home-cooked meals, and sleep in my own bed.

Thursday

October 16, 2008 10:51 am

Alum to attempt to ski to the North Pole

In March of 2009, Tyler Fish ’96 and John Huston will attempt to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole.

Monday

October 13, 2008 1:45 pm

Muskie Oral History Project receives national award

The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project, a decade-long College effort to preserve memories and impressions of people who knew the late U.S. senator and secretary of state, has received an important award from the national professional organization of oral historians.

Monday

October 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Julie Brown '09

Bates women’s soccer senior midfielder Julie Brown has turned up the heat in her offensive game recently, and the Bobcats have been the obvious beneficiaries.

Monday

October 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Nick Shadowen '12

Bates first-year Nick Shadowen (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) made the biggest splash of his impressive fall season on Sunday, when he took on junior teammate Amrit Rupasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka) in the final match of the 19-player Singles A Flight in the annual Wallach Men’s Tennis Invitational.

Monday

October 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Newspaper columnist, veterans among Iraq War panelists

Newspaper columnist Bill Nemitz and two Iraq war veterans with political aspirations, Adam Cote and Alex Cornell du Houx, will take part in a Bates College panel discussion about the impacts of the Iraq War.