Posts from January 2009
Feeding the Bobcat

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:50 pm

While Sylvan Ellefson ’09 hasn’t banished sweets or Commons crispitos from his diet, he’s honed an understanding of what his body needs to perform at peak level.

A great first class

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:11 pm

In my second class of my first day of the new semester, I was taken aback. The professor, who I only knew through one other class, taken two years ago, recognized me and remembered my name. He walked up to me as soon as he entered the room and said, “Graham, right?” I replied, “You got it.” And he pointed out, “I see you’ve moved from sitting in the back of the class to the front in four semesters.” Later, while reviewing the syllabus, he announced, ‘Graham here works at the Ronj, and has previously arranged video showings for my class. Can we do that again this year?

Bates professor's play based on Mainer's WW II experiences opens in Damariscotta

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:09 am

"Manny's War," a play written by a Bates College theater professor about a Jewish American soldier taken prisoner by the Germans, opens this week in a Lincoln County Community Theater production.

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

Monday, January 12, 2009 3:20 pm

In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis '72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn't expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:56 pm

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing...

Pristine isn't the dream, says geologist Matt Grove '94

Friday, January 9, 2009 12:00 pm

arly in the 1900s, two manufacturing plants in Arlington, Mass., dumped their chemical waste out back, which polluted a town-owned pond, later filled to create the high school football field.

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Friday, January 9, 2009 11:47 am

Anna Skarstad '11 wants to be a farmer, but she's not willing to hoe that row until she understands why. And she knows that farming is hard. "It's deeper, too," she says. "It's a life."

Video: Behind the scenes at the World Cup

Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:46 am

Senior Lincoln Benedict documented two classic men’s ski races in Europe in...

Bates alums producing sustainable food

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the...

Bates retrospective: 2008 in review

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:29 pm

Enjoy this look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates College events and achievements of 2008.

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