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A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:56 pm

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing...

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Friday, January 9, 2009 11:47 am

Anna Skarstad '11 wants to be a farmer, but she's not willing to hoe that row until she understands why. And she knows that farming is hard. "It's deeper, too," she says. "It's a life."

Bates alums producing sustainable food

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the...

Donated houses benefit Valley foundation

Saturday, December 6, 2008 12:00 pm

Harold Yudkin '33 died in 2004, but his sense of philanthropy is still being felt in Derby, Conn., where he lived, practiced law and was a commercial developer for many years. Two homes that Yudkin and his widow, Selma, owned in Derby are being donated to the Valley Community Foundation, which will sell them to establish a fund in their names.

Robert Kinney '39 awarded Mays Medal at Benjamin Bates Society meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:01 pm

E. Robert Kinney '39, LL.D. '85, has been awarded Bates' highest alumni honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal, for distinguished service to the College and to the larger community worldwide. Kinney, a former CEO of General Mills, received the honor from the Alumni Council Nov. 8 in Minneapolis, at the third gathering of the Benjamin Bates Society, philanthropists who have given $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to the College.

The Farmer's Father

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised...

NBC-TV affiliate covers 'Girls Get It!' math and science fair

Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:00 pm

The local NBC-TV affiliate, WCSH6, was there when local girls in grades 5 through 8 attended a fair at Bates intended to encourage engagement with math and the sciences.

Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm

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.

Downtown Education Collaborative presents Envisioning Lewiston

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:00 pm

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.

Dual Demmitts

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:53 pm

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.

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