News Archives

Tuesday

March 31, 2009 4:09 pm

Food-justice advocate Winne brings praise for Bates, advice for Obama

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.

Tuesday

March 31, 2009 9:33 am

Bates, Guiding Stars to provide nutritional guidance for campus dining

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.

Monday

March 30, 2009 1:56 pm

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

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.

Monday

March 30, 2009 10:31 am

Ryan Quinn '11

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.

Monday

March 30, 2009 10:23 am

Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan '10

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.

Friday

March 27, 2009 1:02 pm

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

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.

Friday

March 27, 2009 12:39 pm

Meanings and metrics

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.

Thursday

March 26, 2009 3:38 pm

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

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.

Thursday

March 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

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.

Thursday

March 26, 2009 11:13 am

Kelsey Lamdin '09

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.