Posts from March 2009
Food-justice advocate Winne brings praise for Bates, advice for Obama

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:09 pm

If you think of the yearlong Bates Contemplates Food initiative as an arch built from many stones, Mark Winne '72 set the moral keystone in place with a lecture on March 30.

Bates, Guiding Stars to provide nutritional guidance for campus dining

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:33 am

Known for its progressive food-service practices, Bates has announced a pioneering partnership with the highly regarded nutrition navigation system Guiding Stars. First implemented in 2006 and now used in some 1,400 grocery stores, the science-based Guiding Stars system rates foods with zero to three stars highlighting items according to good, better or best nutritional value, respectively.

Senior to use Watson award to study South African, Indonesian theater

Monday, March 30, 2009 1:56 pm

With the ultimate aim of teaching contemporary drama in her native Sri Lanka, a Bates College senior has received a 2009 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study performance arts in South Africa and Indonesia. Sulochana Dissanayake of Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka, is one of 40 recipients of the 2009 fellowship, a $28,000 award supporting a year of independent research abroad.

Ryan Quinn '11

Monday, March 30, 2009 10:31 am

Bates College sophomore Ryan Quinn recorded two personal-best performances on Saturday as the Bobcats opened the outdoor season at the Snowflake Classic meet at Tufts.

Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan '10

Monday, March 30, 2009 10:23 am

Bobcat fans have come to expect great things from two-time All-American thrower Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine), but her performance at Saturday's Snowflake Classic at Tufts still stands out.

Bates student helps two communities win $50,000 playground grants

Friday, March 27, 2009 1:02 pm

In a striking display of altruism and initiative, a Bates College first-year student collected enough yogurt lids to win a national contest. The prize: $100,000 in grants to help create and improve places for children to play for communities in Maine and Maryland.

Meanings and metrics

Friday, March 27, 2009 12:39 pm

Inside Higher Ed, an online news and opinion site devoted to college and university issues, published a provocative essay by David Scobey, director of the College's Harward Center for Community Partnerships, who argued that the humanities should embrace calls for assessments of how well students are taught.

Winne '72 to discuss 'Food Justice and Good Food'

Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:38 pm

Food activist Mark Winne '72, author of the book Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, gives a talk titled "Food Justice and Good Food - When Shall the Twain Meet?" at Bates on March 30.

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Information and knowledge are two different things. Teachers like Joseph Hall Jr. proffer the first, but their real work is leading students to the second. Hall does that so well that Bates students chose him for the prestigious 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kelsey Lamdin '09

Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:13 am

As Bates senior diver Kelsey Lamdin was warming up last Friday for the final competition of her collegiate career, her goal was to win an eighth All-America award and become the most decorated diver in Bates history.

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