Stories about "Impact"
John A. Tagliabue memorial minute

Thursday, June 1, 2006 9:24 am

For John Tagliabue, who devoted 36 years to Bates as teacher, colleague, friend, raconteur and poet laureate, neither a memorial minute, nor even two voices, begins to suffice. Everyone who knew him has their favorite John stories, inadequately represented here. But we hope you'll indulge us in rather more than a minute and remember this renowned American poet by reading his poems again or for the first time.

John Tagliabue, professor emeritus of English, dies at 82

Thursday, June 1, 2006 12:00 am

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.

Bates boards biofuel bandwagon

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:00 am

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.

Bates students recognized for political activism

Friday, May 19, 2006 12:00 am

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.

The Class of '31 Clock gets a facelift

Thursday, January 5, 2006 10:39 am

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.

Bates community donates more than $16 K for hurricane relief

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 2:46 pm

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.

Lectures at Bates spotlight compelling issues

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:54 pm

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

UMaine geologist to discuss fate of Mississippi Delta

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:16 pm

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.

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

Saturday, October 1, 2005 10:34 am

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.

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:34 am

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.

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