Stories from November 2008
Back to Bates…

Saturday, November 29, 2008 3:27 pm

I was certainly grateful that I had a whole week off to rest, relax, and prepare for final exams and papers. Although I kept telling myself I would get work done over break I accomplished very little. Finding the motivation to work while eating turkey and hanging out with family + friends is not easy. I’d like to blame my lack of progress on work on the tryptophan from the turkey, but I don’t suppose that’s fair.

Harvest meal & Break

Saturday, November 22, 2008 3:30 pm

The Harvest Meal is Bates’ own little Thanksgiving feast. It’s the school’s way of sending Batesies off to vacation happy and full of delicious food. The dining staff decorates all of Commons with festive decorations (including Christmas Trees, Ice Sculptures, and many other holiday-themed items) and sets up a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Check the unbelievable menu out here.

Global Lens film series continues with Indian drama Let the Wind Blow

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:23 pm

This week's installment in the Global Lens Film Series is "Let the Wind Blow" (2004), director Partho Sen-Gupta's gritty, apocalyptic interpretation of a story from the Bhagavad Gita.

Dining Services receives Workforce Achievement Award

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:08 pm

Bates Dining Services has received a statewide award honoring commitment to the employment of people with disabilities.

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:10 am

Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create an entirely online undergraduate curriculum in analytical chemistry that's distinctive in two ways.

Devin Dilts '11

Monday, November 17, 2008 12:00 pm

In his first semester at Bates after transferring from Vanderbilt University, sophomore Devin Dilts capped an impressive debut season with the Bobcat men's cross country team on Saturday at the New England Division III Cross Country Championships.

Esther Kendall '10

Monday, November 17, 2008 12:00 pm

For the second straight year, Kendall picked New Englands to lead the Bates women's cross country team for the first time all season.

Trying new things…

Sunday, November 16, 2008 1:16 pm

I never thought when I came to Bates that I would act in a play, but that’s one of the great things about this college. If you put yourself out there, there are a ton of opportunities to try new things and get involved in programs, clubs, and activities you never imagined you would be interested in.

The Farmer's Father

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised...

Wake Up! call

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:02 pm

Professor of German Denis Sweet’s Short Term course “Wake Up! An Experiential...

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