Stories from August 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009 8:33 am
N. Scott Momaday, whose novel "House Made of Dawn" in 1969 earned him the first Pulitzer Prize awarded to a Native American, offers the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.
David Scobey tells Inside Higher Ed readers that colleges should launch community news organizations
Friday, August 28, 2009 12:58 pm
An Inside Higher Ed essay by Bates cultural historian David Scobey suggests...
Thursday, August 27, 2009 2:50 pm
As Bates excitedly anticipates a new academic year and the return of students to campus, we want to report that during our summer planning, we have monitored the situation with the H1N1 flu (aka "swine flu"). Symptoms of this strain of influenza have not been more severe than the usual seasonal flu symptoms, but because it is so easily transmitted we have made preparations for handling a busier-than-usual flu season at Bates.
Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:24 pm
The members of the class of 2013 have been asked to explore the Global Project 350 Web site, and then read at least one other piece on the list. Through orientation and various events throughout the fall, Bates will join local, regional, national and global communities in the Global Project 350 effort to effect change and influence political leaders as the Global Climate Change Summit draws near.
Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:11 pm
Although the final numbers are subject to change, Bates expects new students to include 470 first-years and a single transfer student, drawn from 4,913 applications. Of the new students, 220 are male and 251 are female, or 46.7 percent vs. 53.3 percent.
Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:42 am
As Bates College prepares for the start of its 144th academic year, the college is asking its 470 arriving first-year students to join together in researching and taking action on carbon emissions and climate change.
Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:43 am
New England Cable News focuses on the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's last visit to Maine, in February 2008, to campaign for Barack Obama. At about the 45-second mark, reporter Marnie MacLean talks to John Baughman, associate professor of politics, who recalls Kennedy's speech in the Bates Chapel.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:50 am
In covering the death and legacy of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, many news outlets, including ABC News and The Boston Globe, turned to Boston University social scientist Tom Whalen '86, an expert on Massachusetts politics and presidential leadership whose books include Kennedy Versus Lodge, about the 1952 Senate race in Massachusetts in which John F. Kennedy defeated Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Regarding the Kennedy political dynasty, Whalen tells ABC News that "frankly, we might be moving into a new era in American politics where people have grown tired of the dynasties."
New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Chris Danforth '01, co-creater of a way to measure worldwide happiness in real time
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:58 am
New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Chris Danforth '01, an applied mathematician at the University of Vermont, and colleague Peter Dodds, who have created a way to measure worldwide happiness in real time, as expressed in blogs and Twitter.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:55 am
The Bangor Daily News reports that two Bates basketball luminaries, former player Julie Roche Simplicio '91 and former men's head coach George Wigton are to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.