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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.

Friday

August 30, 2002 4:16 pm

Class of 2006 at a glance

There were 3.6 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2006, with 419 new first-year students expected when fall semester starts Sept. 4. Bates received more than 4,000 applications for the third year in a row. In all, 1,742 active degree-seeking students will be enrolled on campus or in Bates-sponsored off-campus programs in fall 2002.

Monday

July 29, 2002 8:11 am

Bates students named community research fellows

Bates College and its community-development partner LA Excels have announced three summer community research fellowships. The fellowships are the second phase of a two-year, $80,000 award from The Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges that gives students interdisciplinary opportunities to research issues important to the Lewiston-Auburn community.

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.

Friday

May 24, 2002 4:01 pm

Trustees announce $1.7 million gift to endow Harward Center for Community Partnerships

A $1.7 million gift to endow the new Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships was announced Friday in a dedication ceremony on the Bates College Quad.

Thursday

May 23, 2002 4:16 pm

Senior receives national humanitarian award

Bates College senior Jenny Blau of Los Greenbrae, Calif., has been chosen as a recipient of the 2002 national Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work in providing quality medical care for Latinos in Lewiston.

Thursday

May 23, 2002 9:53 am

Harris Wofford to speak at dedication of Harward Center for Community Partnerships

Harris Wofford, chairman of America’s Promise, will be the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Center for Community Partnerships at 1:30 p.m. Friday May 24 on the historic Bates College Quad in front of Coram Library. In the event of rain, the dedication ceremony will be moved to Merrill Gymnasium.

Thursday

May 23, 2002 9:37 am

Buyers of discarded goods benefit non-profits, environment through Bates College Dump & Run

Bates College is one of a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide to benefit the environment and local non-profit organizations by selling possessions donated by departing students. Bates’ second annual “Dump & Run” sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Wednesday

May 15, 2002 9:56 am

In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

“I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right,” says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.