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Friday

February 27, 2009
1:30 pm

Roar Young Lions, Roar

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

Bates literary series presents Two Kinds of Decay author

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

Darwin correspondence discussed in next 'Darwin at 200' event

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

Guest artists to join Bates Gamelan performance

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

For mayor of Auburn, a remarkable current event

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

Kelsey Lamdin '09

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

Maine farmers find a friend in Rick Kersbergen '78

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

History professor Hall receives Kroepsch Award for teaching excellence

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

Bates debates Yale, hosts national parliamentary debate tournament

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

Recession special gives college degree in three years, not four

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.