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Tuesday

November 11, 2008
1:20 pm

Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
3:53 pm

Dual Demmitts

Louisa Demmitt ’09 and younger brother Daniel of Columbia, Md., saw a lot of each other during the fall, even though he’s not a Bates student. After graduating from high school, Daniel cobbled together a gap year that began in Maine at the Androscoggin Apple Co., a family-owned organic operation in Greene. He plans to continue his farm work in the South over the winter.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Video: Cruising with the 'Croo'

Over the pre-meal din and at the top of their lungs, the staff cries, “Dinner!” All becomes quiet, and the first course of the evening meal at Greenleaf hut, 4,200 feet above sea level in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is served.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis’ scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:39 am

The Maine Course

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
8:58 am

Keeping Pace with the Earth

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why.

Wednesday

October 22, 2008
12:00 pm

Multicultural alumni to share experiences in Homecoming event

Among the attractions at the forthcoming Bates’ Homecoming Weekend is “Faces of Bates Across the Decades,” a panel discussion exploring and celebrating experiences of the college’s international alumni and alumni of color.

Thursday

October 16, 2008
10:51 am

Alum to attempt to ski to the North Pole

In March of 2009, Tyler Fish ’96 and John Huston will attempt to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole.