Stories about "Sustainability"
A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.

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.

The Rice Stuff

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:21 pm

Rice is a managing director at BlackRock, the country's largest publicly traded mutual fund manager. Within the volatile confines of the energy market, Rice is a star. His portfolios top out at just over $8 billion and his most recognized asset, the firm's $1.4 billion Global Resources mutual fund, has soared right alongside the increasing prices of natural gas, coal, and oil.

Called to the table

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:09 pm

Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.

Alumnus and Bates Contemplates Food

Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:51 pm

The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm '86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.

Cruising with the ‘Croo’

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:56 am

Run by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenleaf is among eight high-mountain huts staffed by about 50 college-age men and women, known as "croo." Last summer, five Batesies were hut croo, a number tied with Middlebury for the most in the huts.

What's the Dam Point?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am

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.

The Maine Course

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:39 am

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.

Feeding the Bobcat

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:24 am

Sylvan Ellefson '09 and his Nordic teammates trust the Bates food chain.

Cornfield as Classroom

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

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