Posts from January 2009
University of Iowa will help with development of future leaders

Friday, January 30, 2009 3:15 pm

In an opinion column in the The Des Moines Register, Scott King '75, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at the University of Iowa, wrote about his trip to Iraq for an education forum, where he and other higher-education leaders discussed the country's plan to send 10,000 Iraqi college students to the U.S. and other English-speaking nations in each of the next five years.

Duties, lessons and opportunities at 60

Friday, January 30, 2009 3:11 pm

In The Providence Journal, Dan Doyle '72, who turned 60 on Jan. 14, commented about becoming a septugenerian Baby Boomer

College offices closing at 2.p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, due to weather

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:59 am

Due to inclement weather, Bates College offices will close at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Only personnel designated in advance by the director of the department as "essential" should report for work. Dining services will be available.

Poet, prize-winning novelist read from their work at Bates

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:57 pm

In 2009's first installment in the Language Arts Live series at Bates College, novelist Magdalena Zurawski and poet CAConrad will read from and discuss their works.

Bobcat of the week: Bobby Burns '12

Monday, January 26, 2009 3:12 pm

When Bates first-year Bobby Burns (Greenwich, Conn.) defeated his Connecticut College opponent with allowing a point on Sunday, he brought to 10 matches his own personal winning streak.

Glazer piano concerts celebrate remarkable anniversaries

Monday, January 26, 2009 12:00 pm

Ninety-three-year-old pianist Frank Glazer, one of Maine's best-known musicians, performs at Bates College in two concerts marking the anniversaries of important debuts in his long career.

Concert offerings hit a crescendo at Bates this weekend

Monday, January 26, 2009 12:00 pm

Music lovers might find themselves wanting to camp out at Bates College this weekend, as three concerts in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall add up to a critical mass of great listening.

Kara Leasure '12

Monday, January 26, 2009 11:15 am

Bates first-year swimmer Kara Leasure (Los Alamos, N.M.) notched three personal-best times in three quite different events, and won all three of those events at last Saturday's dual meet at Colby.

Speech of a lifetime

Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:49 pm

Tom Whalen '86 was part of a CNN panel that discussed President Obama's inauguration speech. Whalen, author of A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, said the speech "overall [was] not a speech for the ages, but a speech for our times and the concerns people have. In many ways, it reminds me of a coach giving a halftime locker room speech to his team that's behind in the game. What Obama saying is that we have to make improvements or adjustment in order to prevail."

Mimi Neal '12

Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:45 am

ince dropping her first two collegiate squash matches to highly ranked Cornell and Stanford, Bates first-year Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) has won seven straight matches at the No. 6 position, including four last week during the Bobcat women's squash team's 3-1 week.

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