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Thursday

April 23, 2009 1:24 pm

College Lecture Series presents in 'Praise of Melancholy' author

Eric G. Wilson, whose 2008 book Against Happiness offers a provocative antidote to America’s culture of “happiness at all costs,”…

Thursday

April 23, 2009 12:03 pm

Soprano Lisa Saffer, pianist Anastasia Antonacos to perform

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.

Thursday

April 23, 2009 11:22 am

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

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.

Monday

April 20, 2009 5:21 pm

Elizabeth Strout ’77 wins Pulitzer for fiction

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.

Monday

April 20, 2009 1:42 pm

Powering Up

The annual Presidential Symposium

Sunday

April 19, 2009 9:55 am

Fire chief comes to rescue of a fan in need

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.”

Friday

April 17, 2009 4:07 pm

Food in the Bates curriculum: A tasting menu

You eat where you are: In her course “Back East, Down South, Out West: Regions in American Culture,” history professor…

Friday

April 17, 2009 1:49 pm

'Diversity and Technology' is theme for presidential symposium

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.

Thursday

April 16, 2009 11:49 am

Catherine Elliott '12 worked so that local kids could play

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?”

Wednesday

April 15, 2009 1:40 pm

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

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.