Archives for "Leadership"


May 2, 2011 2:47 pm

Sentiments sweet, feet fleet as dance alumni celebrate Plavins

The standing ovation alone would have been plenty. But, lest there be any doubt about the reason for the gathering, a few dozen Bates dancers put it into words, too: “We love you, Marcy.” The shout-out to Marcy Plavin kicked off an April 30 evening of dance honoring the retired Bates dance director and her husband, the late Leonard Plavin, a photographer who compiled an invaluable visual archive depicting 40 years of dance at the college.


April 8, 2011 4:33 pm

Porst '11 receives Projects for Peace award to build first school in a remote Andean community

During a community dinner on the eve of her departure from a remote Peruvian community, Hannah Porst ’11 asked residents of this mountain village how she could thank them for their hospitality. What we really need, they told her, is a school. Now Porst has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant — covering a third of the cost of her initiative and making it possible for the school to be built this summer.


April 4, 2011 2:02 pm

Bates, Colby and Bowdoin museum directors respond to removal of 'Maine Labor Mural Cycle'

Bates College Museum of Art Director Dan Mills joins his counterparts at Bowdoin and Colby colleges in protest against the removal of the Maine Labor Mural Cycle. In a statement issued April 4, Mills, Bowdoin’s Kevin Salatino and Colby’s Sharon Corwin write that the removal of the mural from the state Department of Labor office raises serious issues including “censorship, historical revisionism, and artists’ rights.”


March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Pamela Baker ’69 appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced to the Bates community today that Associate Dean of the Faculty Pamela J. Baker, the College’s Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences, has accepted a two-year appointment as the institution’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1.


March 4, 2011 2:26 pm

Student political organizations present Santorum, McAuliffe

The initiative of student political groups at Bates College has drawn to campus national figures from both ends of the ideological spectrum during a single week in March. Rick Santorum, a Republican who represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House and Senate, addresses the topic of Islamic extremism at Bates at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Terry McAuliffe, who served as chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, offers the keynote speech at the Maine College Democrats Convention at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, also in the Muskie Archives. This talk, too, is open to the public at no cost.


March 1, 2011 3:00 pm

The Rev. Peter Gomes '65, Harvard minister and beloved son of Bates, dies at age 68

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65, D.D. ’96 died Feb. 28, 2011, at Massachusetts General Hospital of complications from a stroke he suffered in December. He was 68 years old.


January 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Standiford '97 leads defense of embattled Maine family program

Maine news outlets highlighted the leadership of women’s advocate Sarah Standiford ’97 in recent stories about a new study of…


January 18, 2011 3:09 pm

MLK Day: Bates explores non-violent activism past, present and future

In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson has news for you. “I am absolutely convinced” that the 21st century will be the time for a social justice movement that overshadows the transformative campaigns of the previous century, Lawson told a Bates College audience gathered on Jan. 17 to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


December 20, 2010 5:13 pm

The Bates Outing Club has a way of getting inside your heart, writes Baker-White '13

• Click thumbnails above to view slide show Text and photographs by Matt Baker-White ’13 Last spring, as I helped…


December 7, 2010 8:42 am

Shirl Penney '99 creates Wall Street buzz with Dynasty startup

Wealth-management startup Dynasty Partners, with Shirl Penney ’99 as partner, president and CEO, has the Wall Street media buzzing that…