Stories from February 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009 1:30 pm
While I am unsure about how I feel about Jacob Zuma as a president, it was really incredible to be apart of a political rally of tens of thousands of people. Besides the size, it was kind of like one big party which included a good message and lots of singing. The fact that Zuma broke out in song and dance after his speech made some level of his popularity clear. He spent so much time making jokes about the opposition that had the audience rolling and closed his words with a performance. Bravo JZ, Bravo.
Friday, February 27, 2009 11:39 am
Sarah Manguso, author of the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, reads from her prose at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Bates College's Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.
Friday, February 27, 2009 9:43 am
Science historian Sheila Ann Dean, who has studied the correspondence of Charles Darwin extensively, presents the lecture "Charles Darwin: After the Origin and Before the Descent" at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:10 pm
The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, joined by professional guest artists from Indonesia, will perform a concert on March 14.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:44 pm
Auburn mayor John Jenkins '74 was the subject of a story by longtime Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz, who wrote, "Forty years ago last spring, John Jenkins stood on the stage at his high school in Newark, N.J., and proudly shook the hand of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:13 pm
Entering last weekend's NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Bates senior Kelsey Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) already had six All-America honors, five All-NESCAC awards and three Bates diving records to her credit. What she didn't have yet was a conference title, and she rectified that in a big way.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:02 pm
When a Maine dairy farmer ponders the move to organic production, Rick Kersbergen '78 is there to ease the transition.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:56 am
Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall Jr., a member of the Bates College faculty since 2002, has received the college's 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. In conjunction with this honor, Hall gives a talk titled "How Maine Was Discovered."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:42 pm
The Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts an American Parliamentary Debate Association Tournament at Bates College. As tournament host, the Bates team won't debate in this competition.To keep the squad limber, however, Bates team members will debate the Yale University team.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:17 pm
Bryan McNulty, director of Communications and Media Relations at Bates, was quoted in a Bloomberg.com story about colleges offering new, three-year programs to students looking to save money.