March 23, 2009 10:27 am
Former Maine Gov. Angus King Jr. visits Bates College to address the theme “Protecting the Environment: Reflections on the Role of Leadership” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.
March 23, 2009 10:12 am
Bates College graduate’s documentary about a citizen response to a controversial construction proposal in Lewiston will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Bates College’s Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).
March 20, 2009 12:10 pm
The New York Daily News gave staff writer Matt Gagne ’04 an assignment he’s been training for since his Bates days: Cover the NCAA men’s basketball tournament from a sports bar in Manhattan. With a couple of friends, including a chum from Bates, Gagne watched the first-round games from the ESPN Zone in Times Square.
March 19, 2009 4:40 pm
Marfa Inofuentes and Rosana Silva Chagas, cultural activists from Bolivia and Brazil, speak at Bates College on March 23. The event is co-sponsored by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series, a program of the Bates Office of Multicultural Affairs.
March 19, 2009 4:31 pm
In season, Peters and a part-time employee hand-harvest up to 8,000 shellfish weekly from the riverbed acreage that Peters leases from the state. Currently wholesaling through a distributor to restaurants in Boston and elsewhere, Peters will begin retailing in 2009 as Norumbega Oyster Inc. to diversify his clientele and boost revenues.
March 19, 2009 4:25 pm
Created by Craig Saddlemire, a Lewiston resident and member of the Bates class of 2005, the film follows the response to the city’s plan in 2004 to build a four-lane boulevard through a low-income neighborhood. The project would have displaced 850 residents and destroyed playgrounds, vegetable gardens and historic buildings.
March 19, 2009 1:04 pm
Liz Thompson finished her remarkable collegiate skiing career with a flourish last week at the NCAA Skiing Championships, hosted by Bates. Thompson, the first Bates women’s alpine skier to qualify for NCAAs in all four of her years, had career-best NCAA finishes in both the giant slalom and the slalom, helping to propel Bates to an outstanding team showing of 13th place overall.
March 19, 2009 12:57 pm
“I can see the world through food,” said Kirsten Walter ’00, perhaps speaking for all the participants in a wide-ranging Bates discussion of food-related topics on March 16. “I can see all these different issues,” she said, “and how to approach them and how to engage people with them.”
March 19, 2009 12:41 pm
Yale University physicist O. Keith Baker, a researcher involved with the advanced particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider, visits Bates College to talk about the project.
March 19, 2009 9:53 am
Sarah Manguso, poet and author of the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, reads from her work at Bates College on Thursday, March 19.