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Easter '03, Sawler '02 win NCAA track and field titles

Friday, May 24, 2002 3:47 pm

Bates College junior Justin Easter of Jay, Maine, has produced the College's second national champion in as many days, winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase today at the NCAA Division III track and field championships at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Senior hammer thrower Jaime Sawler of Stratham, N.H., won his second career national championship on Thursday, capturing the hammer throw.

Area students to graduate from Bates

Friday, May 24, 2002 9:51 am

Four area residents will receive bachelor's degrees during Bates College's 136th commencement exercises Monday, May 27, in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Stephen Weinberg, noted physicist and Nobel laureate, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and deliver the commencement address. In his last commencement before retiring, Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor's degrees on approximately 420 seniors at 10 a.m. in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.

Senior receives national humanitarian award

Thursday, May 23, 2002 4:16 pm

Bates College senior Jenny Blau of Los Greenbrae, Calif., has been chosen as a recipient of the 2002 national Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work in providing quality medical care for Latinos in Lewiston.

Harris Wofford to speak at dedication of Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:53 am

Harris Wofford, chairman of America's Promise, will be the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships at 1:30 p.m. Friday May 24 on the historic Bates College Quad in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, the dedication ceremony will be moved to Merrill Gymnasium.

Buyers of discarded goods benefit non-profits, environment through Bates College Dump & Run

Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:37 am

Bates College is one of a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide to benefit the environment and local non-profit organizations by selling possessions donated by departing students. Bates' second annual "Dump & Run" sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the college's Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Update on developments regarding assault

Friday, May 17, 2002 3:20 pm

We have received no new information since April 10 regarding the investigation of the sexual assault that occurred on campus, April 5.

Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell appears on New York public radio

Thursday, May 16, 2002 4:25 pm

Bates Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell appeared on WNYC radio's issue-oriented talk program "On The Line." The topic of the program was "Feeling Testy: Are Standardized Tests Fair?" Guests Mitchell and Rebecca Zwick of the University of California, Santa Barbara discussed the importance of SATs in higher education.

In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 9:56 am

"I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right," says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.

Lewiston High School Science Fair prizewinners announced

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 9:40 am

Plaques, medals and more than $1,200 will be awarded for the projects deemed the best at the third annual Lewiston High School Science Fair held Thursday, May 9th. Award-winning students will be presented at the high school's "Night of Excellence" on June 3.

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 2:09 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world's most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.

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