Archives for "Integrity"
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:39 am
Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger samples college rejection letters and declares that Bates beats out Stanford for the "toughest" such missive. The Bates letter, she writes, "delivers a more direct, and perhaps more honest, message: 'The deans were obliged to select from among candidates who clearly could do sound work at Bates.'" Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell tells Shellenbarger that brevity is the best way to show respect for rejected applicants.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:40 pm
Anna Levy, a Bates College senior from Portland, has received a scholarship from the federal government to study Mandarin Chinese this summer in a program in Harbin, China.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:32 pm
Alexandre Dauge-Roth, an assistant professor of French at Bates College, is one of three Maine college professors to receive a 2009 Maine Campus Compact award for infusing public service and civic engagement into their teaching. Dauge-Roth will receive a Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence in the Maine Campus Compact's eighth annual faculty and student awards ceremony April 16 at the Maine State Museum.
Friday, March 27, 2009 12:39 pm
Inside Higher Ed, an online news and opinion site devoted to college and university issues, published a provocative essay by David Scobey, director of the College's Harward Center for Community Partnerships, who argued that the humanities should embrace calls for assessments of how well students are taught.
Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:55 pm
Information and knowledge are two different things. Teachers like Joseph Hall Jr. proffer the first, but their real work is leading students to the second. Hall does that so well that Bates students chose him for the prestigious 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:22 pm
The Portland Press Herald chronicled the high drama surrounding senior diver Kelsey Lamdin's final performance at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the University of Minnesota in March. During a warmup dive, she struck the board. Head and hands bleeding, she departed for a hospital, where she got stitched up (without anesthesia) and returned to compete.
Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:31 pm
In season, Peters and a part-time employee hand-harvest up to 8,000 shellfish weekly from the riverbed acreage that Peters leases from the state. Currently wholesaling through a distributor to restaurants in Boston and elsewhere, Peters will begin retailing in 2009 as Norumbega Oyster Inc. to diversify his clientele and boost revenues.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 11:51 am
The Hartford Courant published a feature obituary for George Stewart '46, a resident of East Hartford who died Feb. 22. The story noted that Stewart was "an active volunteer in community organizations and president of a local bank [who] seemed to know everyone and over the decades had been involved in nearly every town activity."
Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:46 pm
By drawing on inspirational ancestors and marshaling its community, Bates moves forward
Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:19 pm
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