Posts from April 2009
College Lecture Series presents in 'Praise of Melancholy' author

Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:24 pm

Eric G. Wilson, whose 2008 book Against Happiness offers a provocative antidote...

Soprano Lisa Saffer, pianist Anastasia Antonacos to perform

Thursday, April 23, 2009 12:03 pm

Described by a Village Voice reviewer as "one of those special singers whose technique and blooming sound always serve sense and emotion," world-renowned soprano Lisa Saffer sings at Bates College. Joining Saffer is pianist Anastasia Antonacos, an award-winning musician with a worldwide following.

It's the season of college acceptances, financial aid and gratitude

Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:22 am

Currently, about 37 percent of Bates students receive more than $20 million in scholarship grant aid. A few of them spoke at the April luncheon, held in the Jarnryd Room of the new dining Commons on the day of the annual Mount David Summit. "It makes it gratifying to give and compelling to give more."Rising from her seat, Nicole Svirsky '09 of Newburyport, Mass., talked about her senior thesis combining political economy and law.

Elizabeth Strout ’77 wins Pulitzer for fiction

Monday, April 20, 2009 5:21 pm

The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. Elizabeth Strout ’77 has received the 2009 award for fiction for "Olive Kitteridge." Read one of the first stories on her award, in the Los Angeles Times.

Powering Up

Monday, April 20, 2009 1:42 pm

The annual Presidential Symposium

Fire chief comes to rescue of a fan in need

Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:55 am

Longtime Press Herald sports columnist Steve Solloway tells how Jane Brown Karpoe '49 turned to her local Raymond, Maine, fire department to find some fellow Red Sox fans to accompany her to a recent game at Fenway Park for which she had four excellent tickets. Solloway also interviews Jane's daughter, Kelly Karpoe '78, who recalls how the family spent summers on Moose Pond, nearby in Bridgton. ''We didn't get good television reception,'' Kelly says. "So my dad would turn on his old Navy radio when the Red Sox played and turn up the volume because of all the static."

Food in the Bates curriculum: A tasting menu

Friday, April 17, 2009 4:07 pm

You eat where you are: In her course “Back East, Down South,...

'Diversity and Technology' is theme for presidential symposium

Friday, April 17, 2009 1:49 pm

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced the program and speakers for the third annual presidential symposium at Bates College. Titled The Teaching and Learning Shift: Diversity and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, the event explores ways in which Bates faculty and staff must both expand their knowledge of how students learn and deepen their capacity to engage them.

Catherine Elliott '12 worked so that local kids could play

Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:49 am

On the lid of a yogurt cup in Commons, Catherine Elliott '12 of Edina, Minn., read about a contest that would fund playground upgrades for the organization that collected enough specially marked lids. "Wow! We have a lot of yogurt lids here," Elliott thought. "This opportunity exists -- what can we do with it?"

Senior wins U.S. Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:40 pm

Anna Levy, a Bates College senior from Portland, has received a scholarship from the federal government to study Mandarin Chinese this summer in a program in Harbin, China.

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