Archives for "Impact"

Thursday

June 1, 2006 12:00 am

John Tagliabue, professor emeritus of English, dies at 82

Professor Emeritus of English John A. Tagliabue, a member of the Bates faculty from 1953 to 1989 and author of six books of poetry, including New and Selected Poems, 1942-1997 (National Poetry Foundation, 1998), died May 31 in Providence, R.I., where he had lived with his wife, Grace, since 1998.

Tuesday

May 23, 2006 12:00 am

Bates boards biofuel bandwagon

Bates College, which last fall contracted to buy all its electricity from renewable sources, has taken another step toward environmental sustainability with an arrangement to heat some of its student residences with cleaner-burning biofuel. In late March, Bates started heating 12 residential houses on Frye Street with so-called B5, a blend of petroleum heating oil with 5 percent biofuel made from soy or canola oil.

Friday

May 19, 2006 12:00 am

Bates students recognized for political activism

Two Bates students are among 30 students nationwide recognized for their activism by Young America’s Foundation, a conservative outreach organization. Nate Walton ’08 of Marblehead, Mass., and Melissa Simones ’06 of Greene were honored in April as members of the foundation’s Club 100. A campus activist rewards program, Club 100 gives points to members based on outreach activities such as bringing speakers to campus and raising money for their programs.

Thursday

January 5, 2006 10:39 am

The Class of '31 Clock gets a facelift

The Class of 1931 Clock atop the Hathorn Hall porch is a small but eye-catching Bates landmark. Yet for the last few months the clock had, as the saying goes, shown the correct time only twice a day. So the College took it down and repaired it (faulty relays was the diagnosis), and on Jan. 5 Physical Plant staff and a technician from Simplex-Grinnell re-installed the fixed face.

Tuesday

December 13, 2005 2:46 pm

Bates community donates more than $16 K for hurricane relief

Members of the Bates College community have donated more than $16,000 in response to the Katrina Relief Initiative (KRI), a fund-raiser spearheaded by Bates students, faculty and staff, and supported by the Office of the Chaplain and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:54 pm

Lectures at Bates spotlight compelling issues

Lectures at Bates this week shed light on three diverse, yet equally momentous, realms of contemporary concern.

Wednesday

October 12, 2005 3:16 pm

UMaine geologist to discuss fate of Mississippi Delta

Joseph T. Kelley, a marine geologist and sedimentologist who focuses on shoreline issues, gives a talk titled “The Destruction and Proposed Reconstruction of the Mississippi River Delta” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Saturday

October 1, 2005 10:34 am

20-year Bates College study of optional SATs finds no differences

In a milestone 20-year study of its well-known policy for optional SATs for admission, Bates College has found no differences in academic performance or graduation rates between submitters and non-submitters.

Tuesday

September 27, 2005 11:34 am

Students discuss Katrina's effects on New Orleans and the nation

Bates College students enrolled in the course “Afroambiente” (“Black Environment”), taught by Associate Professor of Spanish Baltasar Fra-Molinero, will give a multimedia presentation on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on both New Orleans and the United States at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Monday

September 19, 2005 4:23 pm

Program links student volunteers, community needs

For the fourth year, Bates College students are coordinating a program that matches fellow students with volunteer opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn region.

Seniors all, the four student volunteer fellows at Bates during the 2005-06 academic year are Emily Hoffer of Danville, Vt.; Sarah Mengel of Westport, Conn.; Christopher Petrella of Somers, Conn.; and Katie Seamon of Leverett, Mass.