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July 7, 2010 2:17 pm

WMTW news calls 'a great concept and a local one'

For its Project Economy series, southern Maine ABC affiliate WMTW-TV spotlights, the Dutch auction website founded by Bates economics…


July 7, 2010 2:55 am

Portland Press Herald essay by Anita Charles describes a church in action

In its religion and values section, the Portland Press Herald publishes an essay by Anita Charles, director of secondary teacher…


July 7, 2010 2:30 am

Conference explores 'write' way to help students thrive

Despite mediocre grades, a student gets fired up about African history and literature. She finds a mentor and becomes more…


July 2, 2010 2:45 pm

New College mission statement: thoughts from participants

The group that worked together to craft the new Mission Statement of the College offer their thoughts on the meanings of these 77 words.


July 2, 2010 1:16 pm

Seniors of 2010 share thoughts on four years at Bates

Graduating seniors attending a luncheon with Bates Trustees offer impromptu comments on their time at Bates.


July 1, 2010 3:15 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of June 28: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

It’s been fascinating, if unsettling, to watch the reduction of Hedge and Roger Williams halls during these first months of their renovations. The buildings have been stripped down to windowless, featureless, gutted shells more reminiscent of a war zone than a comfy college. But now the reducing is done and from here on in, it’s pure gain


July 1, 2010 3:06 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of June 28, 2010

Hedge and Roger Williams halls have stopped shrinking and will soon start to grow. And just how green is the Garcelon Field project?


July 1, 2010 2:36 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of June 28: Garcelon Field

How “green,” speaking environmentally and not chromatically, will the renovated Garcelon Field be? The answer’s mixed. Unlike the old grass field, the new FieldTurf playing surface will neither support wildlife nor inhale carbon dioxide. But in other ways an artificial field has significant environmental advantages over grass.


July 1, 2010 11:36 am

Bates Athletics Celebration Dinner gathers the Bobcat faithful

The Bobcat sports year ended in late May but the cheering continued well into June with two events central to…


July 1, 2010 11:22 am

Dance festival opens with Monica Bill Barnes and a Maine premiere

The Bates Dance Festival opens its 2010 season with the charming Monica Bill Barnes & Company, one of the funniest, most imaginative groups the New York dance scene has produced in years.