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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.

Program links student volunteers, community needs

Monday, September 19, 2005 4:23 pm

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.

At Bates, ‘everyone’s been great’ to students sent by Katrina

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:39 am

The school year wasn't supposed to start this way. Instead of easing into her New Orleans apartment and her Tulane University course work, Maddy O'Brien of Winthrop, Maine, found herself spending school's first week as an evacuee 125 miles away in Lafayette, La. — one of the hundreds of thousands unsure of what Hurricane Katrina had done to their lives.

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