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Friday

January 16, 2009
3:50 pm

Feeding the Bobcat

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.

Thursday

January 15, 2009
2:11 pm

A great first class

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?

Tuesday

January 13, 2009
10:09 am

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

“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.

Monday

January 12, 2009
3:20 pm

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

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.

Friday

January 9, 2009
3:56 pm

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

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why….

Friday

January 9, 2009
12:00 pm

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

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.

Friday

January 9, 2009
11:47 am

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

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.”

Thursday

January 8, 2009
11:46 am

Video: Behind the scenes at the World Cup

Senior Lincoln Benedict documented two classic men’s ski races in Europe in photos and video. His travels were made possible…

Wednesday

January 7, 2009
12:40 pm

Bates alums producing sustainable food

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the recent Bates Magazine with “The Maine Course,” a…