Posts from March 2009
Hurtle down a giant slalom course

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:44 pm

Welcoming the best collegiate skiers in the nation, Bates College plays host to the 2009 NCAA Skiing Championships March 11-14 at its two home venues: Sunday River in Bethel, Maine (alpine) and Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine (Nordic).

Discussed the Icelandic recession

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:04 pm

The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast's tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland.

Darwin correspondence discussed in final 'Darwin at 200' event

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 8:18 am

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.

'Red Sox Nation' faces competition from a likely source

Friday, March 6, 2009 12:42 pm

"Red Sox Nation," a course taught by Professor of History Margaret Creighton, uses the Olde Towne Team to discuss issues like race, class and gender in America.

One way to stay warm

Friday, March 6, 2009 12:04 pm

Marylyn Scott, director of multicultural recruitment and associate dean for student transition, keeps warm with a tumbler of hot tea.

Electionperfection

Thursday, March 5, 2009 1:08 pm

This week, the student theater organization, The Robinson Players, held their elections for next year’s board. Theater is one of my favorite extra curriculars here at Bates, and I seriously look forward to the monthly club meetings– purely because of the dynamite personalities all put into one room and allowed to interact (and usually explode) over logistics and theatrical choice and preference.

Bobcat of the week: Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan '10

Thursday, March 5, 2009 12:21 pm

Bates junior Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan continued to prove that she is one of the top throwers in New England at any division level, as well as one of the top throwers in all of Division III last weekend at the Open New England Indoor Championships at Boston University.

Bates to stage Ted Hughes adaptation of Euripides' 'Alcestis'

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:57 pm

Martin Andrucki, Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater, directs the Bates College theater department production of Euripides' tragedy "Alcestis."

Icelandic Excitement

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 1:25 pm

The Bates College Radio station, WRBC, brought Icelandic band FM Belfast to perform a free concert this past Saturday night for the Bates community. A totally great band that I would never have discovered were it not for the WRBC, the four fashionable Icelandic rockers also participated in a symposium on Saturday, similarly open to the Bates community, in which they discussed what’s ACTUALLY going on in Iceland Bates’ own Associate Politics Professor Aslaug Asgeirsdottir, also of Iceland, providing two contrasting but informed points of views.

Bates plays host to the NCAA Skiing Championships, March 11-14

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:36 pm

Welcoming the best collegiate skiers in the nation, Bates College plays host to the 2009 NCAA Skiing Championships March 11-14 at its two home venues: Sunday River in Bethel, Maine (alpine) and Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine (Nordic).

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