Archives for "Innovation"

Friday

October 31, 2014 11:00 am

Set to debut Nov. 3, the remodel of bates.edu was driven by mobile

Set to debut Nov. 3, the remodel of bates.edu was driven by mobile

The major changes, including a homepage redesign, are all about making a website that’s easier to use and thus more valuable.

Wednesday

October 29, 2014 10:00 am

Vice President for Information and Library Services Eugene Wiemers to retire

Vice President for Information and Library Services Eugene Wiemers to retire

Wiemers built an “integrated library and information services organization [that is] regarded as a national model among liberal arts colleges,” said President Spencer.

Thursday

May 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Gloom and misery begone? Statistics gets a major makeover from a student-professor team

Gloom and misery begone? Statistics gets a major makeover from a student-professor team

The bane of many social science majors, statistics will be taught far differently next year, thanks to a student-faculty team led by Professor of Psychology Amy Douglass.

Thursday

April 17, 2014 2:37 pm

Short Term, alive and kicking and ‘optimized for experimentation,’ begins April 21

Short Term, alive and kicking and ‘optimized for experimentation,’ begins April 21

Two intriguing new programs this spring will play to Short Term’s founding tradition of innovation.

Friday

February 21, 2014 10:41 am

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. “Days is a way to share a day in your life,” Fisher says.

Thursday

February 20, 2014 8:00 am

Career-immersion program with Koru supports Bates’ purposeful work initiative

Career-immersion program with Koru supports Bates’ purposeful work initiative

With a goal of improving students’ career prospects through workplace immersion programs, “everyone wins,” says President Clayton Spencer.

Thursday

February 6, 2014 4:10 pm

Ladd Library’s new online CBB catalog has a back-end surprise

Ladd Library’s new online CBB catalog has a back-end surprise

The most intriguing aspect of the new CBBcat might be that collaboration is at its core.

Wednesday

January 8, 2014 12:36 pm

Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 tabs Downeast Cider’s Brockman ’11, Mosher ’11 and Brockman ’08

Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 tabs Downeast Cider’s Brockman ’11, Mosher ’11 and Brockman ’08

“These boys have made it their mission to build New England’s first and largest craft hard cider company,” says Forbes.

Thursday

November 7, 2013 11:55 am

Press Herald Q-and-A with Vets First Choice CEO Ben Shaw ’00 about a ‘transformative time’ in veterinary medicine

Press Herald Q-and-A with Vets First Choice CEO Ben Shaw ’00 about a ‘transformative time’ in veterinary medicine

Shaw’s business partners with veterinarians to set up online stores offering animal medicines and supplies directly to owners.

Monday

October 28, 2013 11:34 am

$11.5 million Catalyst Fund will support ‘transformational change’ at Bates College

$11.5 million Catalyst Fund will support ‘transformational change’ at Bates College

The money will be spent, over and above our annual operating budget, over five years to move forward on key college initiatives.