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Thursday

July 27, 2006
12:00 am

Willett '73 named chair of the Bates board

Joseph T. Willett ’73 of Ridgewood, N.J., has been elected the new chair of the Bates board of trustees, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and trustees have announced. Willett succeeds Burton M. Harris ’59, who retired from the board following 23 years of service, including five as chair.

Tuesday

July 25, 2006
12:00 am

Bates alum pursues medicine with Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship

Jason Rafferty of Greenland, N.H., a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Bates College, has received a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship, one of the nation’s largest graduate study awards. Rafferty is one of 77 graduate and professional students chosen from among 1,100 applicants.

Wednesday

April 19, 2006
12:00 am

College's help doesn't stop with Commencement, grad students find

With help from a group of staff and faculty advisers at Bates, biology major Kelton McMahon recently won a National Science Foundation fellowship to study ecological geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. But what may be surprising about McMahon’s good fortune is that he hasn’t been a Bates student for a while. He graduated last year.

Friday

April 14, 2006
9:12 am

Christopher Laconi '05 wins Harvard Kennedy School fellowship

A year away from academe proved no disadvantage for Christopher Laconi ’05. Shortly before graduation, Laconi was accepted by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to pursue a master’s in public policy. But Laconi, a Rhodes Scholarship finalist, deferred matriculation one year so that he could travel in Europe “for work and pleasure” and then consult for nonprofits in Boston.

Wednesday

April 6, 2005
9:39 am

Bates geologist receives $50,190 for climate-change research

Michael J. Retelle, a professor of geology at Bates, is one of 13 scientists across the nation to share nearly $1,500,000 in National Science Foundation funding for Arctic research related to global climate change.

Tuesday

January 18, 2005
10:29 am

Phillips Fellowships awarded to three faculty members

Three members of the Bates College faculty have been awarded institutional Phillips Fellowships to support a full year’s leave at full pay for the pursuit of significant scholarship, new research or the development of new courses or pedagogical approaches.

Thursday

October 7, 2004
1:31 pm

Second Bates graduate awarded 2004-05 Fulbright scholarship

Cristin McKnight, of Los Angeles, is the second Bates College graduate to receive a 2004-05 grant for postgraduate research from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.