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Monday

November 2, 2009
12:15 pm

Yearlong 'Bates Contemplates Food' initiative raised campus, community awareness of far-reaching issues

Inspired by the 2008 opening of its new dining Commons and a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor supporting organic, natural and farm-fresh food, Bates College devoted the 2008-09 academic year to reflecting on issues, from environmental impacts to food justice, around what and how we choose to eat.

Wednesday

October 28, 2009
4:36 pm

Video: 350 at New Commons

A video of table dancing at New Commons, organized by the student group Bates Energy Action Movement, has been posted…

Wednesday

October 21, 2009
3:43 pm

Lewiston-Auburn announces ’350.org’ climate-change awareness efforts

As climate activists worldwide take part in an International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, Oct. 24, Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston will be the focus of local efforts supporting the cause.

Thursday

October 15, 2009
2:05 pm

USA Today notes Bates' inclusion on green honor roll

A sidebar item in USA Today notes Bates’ inclusion on the 2009 Green Rating Honor Roll published by The Princeton…

Tuesday

October 13, 2009
10:48 am

Grant, fellowship recognize food service sustainability

“Bates College stood out as a best-practice example showing a broad level of impact across many aspects of sustainability.”

Tuesday

October 6, 2009
10:13 am

Poetry reading to explore relationship between nature, aesthetics

Jonathan Skinner, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, reads from his own poetry and from the poetry journal that he edits, Ecopoetics, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Chase Hall’s Skelton Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Thursday

October 1, 2009
12:59 pm

University Business honors Dining Services' commitment to sustainability, excellence

University Business magazine has awarded Bates a “Dining Hall of Distinction” award for having the country’s best “self-operated dining program.”…

Tuesday

September 29, 2009
1:30 pm

Stonyfield Farm chairman to speak at Bates screening of 'Food, Inc.'

A Bates College screening of the food-industry exposé “Food, Inc.” will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the director of Bates Dining Services and with Gary Hirshberg, head of organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm.

Friday

September 11, 2009
1:59 pm

Hansen to new students: It’s about good choices

The ceremony beginning Bates’ 155th academic year on Sept. 9 took place on a choice afternoon, sunny and mild, and explored in depth the concept of choice — no small issue for 470 first-year students confronted with new freedom to make their own choices.