Stories about "Creativity"
Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:29 pm
Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 2:17 pm
This issue reflects the College's ongoing Bates Contemplates Food initiative in myriad ways, including eight profiles of alumni who produce food in Maine.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:20 pm
Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale, visits Bates College to offer a lecture exploring how humans think of bodies and souls at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:00 pm
Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:53 pm
Louisa Demmitt '09 and younger brother Daniel of Columbia, Md., saw a lot of each other during the fall, even though he's not a Bates student. After graduating from high school, Daniel cobbled together a gap year that began in Maine at the Androscoggin Apple Co., a family-owned organic operation in Greene. He plans to continue his farm work in the South over the winter.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:36 pm
Watching the day begin from a canoe on a lake, says Demmit, of Columbia, Md., helps center her. "Everything starts fresh when the sun first hits the water," she says. "What happened yesterday doesn’t matter."
Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:22 pm
During a pre-orientation trip in late August, new Bates students and their trip co-leaders dive into the calm waters of the Basin on the New Meadows River near Bath, Maine.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:09 pm
Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:51 pm
The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm '86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:44 am
Asked to describe her job as an archivist, Katherine Stefko's stock reply is, "I'm paid to read other people's mail." The joke is revealing. Director of archives and special collections at Bates, Stefko oversees the delicate work of gathering documentary materials that reveal the details — sometimes very personal — of history.