Stories from January 2010
UPDATE: German string quartet's Sunday performance confirmed

Sunday, January 31, 2010 10:10 am

The Auyrn Quartet performance, postponed from Saturday, Jan. 30, will take place...

Bates' Harward Center holds annual community celebration

Friday, January 29, 2010 11:15 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College holds its fifth annual community celebration, featuring the Deansmen, Bates Step Team, Bald Hill Trio, Hillview Girls Aspirations Program and the Androscoggin Valley Education Collaborative Writing Program.

Maine's first lady visits Bates

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:42 pm

(From left) Maine’s first lady Karen Baldacci and President Elaine Tuttle Hansen...

State Legislature, North Pole skier help Outing Club celebrate 90th

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:00 pm

Founded to get students out of doors during the long Maine winter, the Bates Outing Club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Two events this week kicking off the organization's yearlong birthday celebration. The Maine Legislature honored the student organization with a Legislative Sentiment on Tuesday, Jan. 26, during a ceremony at the State House. Later in the week, Tyler Fish, a Bates alumnus and one of the first Americans to complete an unsupported cross-country ski expedition to the North Pole, visits the college to discuss this grueling journey at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Lecture examines language of airport security

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:54 am

Alan Nadel, a professor of English at University of Kentucky, delivers a lecture examining the visual and verbal rhetoric of airport security and the Transportation Security Administration Web site at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Room 200 of Bates College’s Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St.

Brooks Quimby takes on Yale, hosts tournament

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:34 am

The atmosphere in the College Chapel was one of excitement on Jan. 21 as the Brooks Quimby Debate Council held its annual public debate against rival Yale. Anticipation ran high, given Quimby's long tradition of excellence and Yale's current position as the world's top-ranked American team. Accordingly, a large and enthusiastic contingent of Bates students, both debaters and non-debaters, attended. The audience included Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and a group of Yale supporters.

Religion professor receives NEH grant for 'identity terms' research

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:00 am

"Identity terms" are the words that people use to affiliate themselves and others with particular groups — ethnic, racial, religious, social and so on. Cynthia Baker, associate professor of religious studies at Bates, recently received $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her research into one of history's most fraught identity terms: "Jew," a word that can convey praise, pride, prejudice or pure description.

King Day keynote looks at Mays '20 and his hopes for integrated church

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:01 pm

"Can we keep the faith when our dreams are imperfectly realized? I hope that we can." Monday was an especially fitting day for this question posed by historian Barbara Savage as she concluded her keynote speech for Bates' Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances.

Impressions from Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 12:59 pm

Seven Bates students share their impressions from the myriad programming the college offered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2010.

Science foundation spotlights award-winning chemistry professor

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:08 pm

Tom Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates, is the subject of a feature profile on the Web site of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

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