Stories from April 2009
Candido Bousquet '12

Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:32 am

Bates first-year Candido Bousquet (Colombo, Sri Lanka) displayed terrific versatility Saturday at the NESCAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Connecticut College, and was one of the Bobcats keys to nipping Tufts for second place at the meet by half a point.

Important information regarding H1N1 (swine flu)

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:46 am

This is the first of what we anticipate will be a series of communications as we all deal with the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak in the United States and internationally.

In Praise of Melancholy author to speak

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:55 pm

Eric G. Wilson, whose 2008 book Against Happiness offers a provocative antidote to America's culture of "happiness at all costs," visits Bates College to give a talk called "The Power of Melancholy" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Acclaimed young jazz pianist Jonathan Batiste to perform

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:44 pm

Led by a jazz pianist whose acclaim belies his youth, the Jonathan Batiste Band performs at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Rejection: Some colleges do it better than others

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:39 am

Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger samples college rejection letters and declares that Bates beats out Stanford for the "toughest" such missive. The Bates letter, she writes, "delivers a more direct, and perhaps more honest, message: 'The deans were obliged to select from among candidates who clearly could do sound work at Bates.'" Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell tells Shellenbarger that brevity is the best way to show respect for rejected applicants.

'Ethnicity, Inc.' lecture highlights visit by noted social scientists

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:27 am

John Comaroff, an influential social scientist at the University of Chicago, gives...

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout reflects on writing

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:44 am

Maine Public Broadcasting reporter Tom Porter interviews Elizabeth Strout ’77, winner of...

Leah Maciejewski '12

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:14 am

Bates first-year catcher Leah Maciejewski (Tewksbury, Mass.) capped a terrific game in dramatic fashion Saturday against Trinity, doubling down the left-field line to score Karen Ullmann with the game-winning run in the 11th inning for a 9-8 Bates victory.

Fish '96 and Huston accomplish North Pole quest

Monday, April 27, 2009 10:50 am

Sleeping just three hours over the last four days, Tyler Fish '96 and John Huston reached the North Pole on April 25, 2009, becoming the first Americans to ski unsupported to the pole.

On same-sex marriage, look to Iowa

Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:50 am

Writing in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent...

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