Posts from February 2009
Of clams and climate: what bivalves can tell us about Arctic environmental histories

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:10 pm

The annual academic publication Polar Research in Tromsø included an article focusing on Arctic research conducted by Bates biology professor Will Ambrose and his students, including Greg Henkes '08.

Sylvan Ellefson '09 trusts the Bates food chain

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:17 pm

While Sylvan Ellefson ’09 hasn’t banished sweets or Commons crispitos from his...

The calm after the storm

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 1:51 pm

Bates is beautiful in the winter and after another big snow storm two days ago I took some pictures so you could see how the campus is completely transformed.

The Arm Rest: Gendered Territory?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 1:38 pm

So, moral of the story: Men, close your legs and keep your elbows in check. Women, don’t feel afraid to take what’s yours and when all else fails and you’re in the aisle seat, feign sleep. I know the arm rest isn’t big but in the interest of gender equality, let’s compromise.

Marc Taggart '09

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:15 pm

The Bates men's squash team capped an excellent season by going 2-1 at the College Squash Association Team Nationals last weekend at Princeton University, finishing 11th in the country with wins over Navy and Franklin & Marshall and a narrow 5-4 loss to Western Ontario, the top seed in the Hoehn Cup "B" Division in which the Bobcats were entered.

CDC policy analyst Alicia Hunter '94 offers a healthy helping

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:12 am

"Some 300,000 children are affected by the new regulations," says Alicia Hunter '94, a senior health policy analyst for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Othello: Love Curdled Through a Malevolent Scheme

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:22 am

New York Times reviewer Charles Isherwood praises the "extraordinary" Off Broadway directing debut of Arin Arbus '99, who directed the Theater for a New Audience production of Othello. "Shakespeare is the star here," Isherwood writes, "but he is handled with the kind of artistry we always hope for and rarely find. This is among the most sensitively directed, eloquently designed and impeccably acted productions of a Shakespeare tragedy that the city has seen in years."

Natalie Ruppertsburger '11

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:47 pm

Bates sophomore Natalie Ruppertsburger had another strong weekend at the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, placing seventh in the 5K Classic Technique race and 19th in the 10K Free Technique race.

Women's hoops earn fourth seed in NESCACs

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:26 pm

The team finished the regular season with a 62-51 loss at No. 18 nationally ranked Tufts University on Feb. 14 at Cousens Gymnasium.The Bobcats finish 16-8 overall and 5-4 in the conference, and earn the fourth seed in next weekend's NESCAC Championship. Bates will host fifth-seeded Trinity College (16-7, 4-5 NESCAC) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the tournament quarterfinals.

Men's basketball earns sixth seed in NESCAC Championship

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:08 pm

After defeating NESCAC rival Tufts 77-65 on Feb. 14, Bates finishes the regular season at 13-11 overall and 4-5 in conference play. The Bobcats have earned the sixth seed in the NESCAC Championship and will play at No. 3 seed Williams (16-7, 6-2) Saturday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the conference playoff quarterfinals.

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