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Tuesday

November 5, 2002
3:50 pm

Richard Russo to read at Bates for annual Writer's Harvest

Richard Russo, the Camden author who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel “Empire Falls,” reads from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend the event, part of the Writers Harvest, the annual literary benefit to fight hunger and poverty sponsored by the national hunger organization Share Our Strength (SOS). Donations will be accepted and proceeds will benefit the Maine Coalition for Food Security and the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Thursday

September 5, 2002
4:24 pm

Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Friday

August 30, 2002
4:21 pm

Former U.S. Surgeon General Elders to deliver Bates convocation address

Former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders will officially open the 148th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address “Leadership and Responsibility in the 21st Century: What Will Your Role Be?” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the college’s main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

Tuesday

June 4, 2002
8:47 am

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America’s “most valuable public intellectual” for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Tuesday

May 14, 2002
2:09 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world’s most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.

Friday

May 3, 2002
3:28 pm

Matt Lauer from NBC goes sky high with Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings '89

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings and his wife, Sara Hagan Cummings, both Bates ’89, were interviewed March 26 and 27, 2002, when Cummings’ aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, returned to Norfolk, Va., after an extended deployment off Afghanistan.