Archives for "Food and dining"

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 4:34 pm

Sun Journal looks at Boys & Girls Club improvements thanks to Catherine Elliott '12

A Sun Journal story reports on the new gymnasium floor installed at the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn-Lewiston, paid…

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.

Thursday

July 16, 2009 3:39 pm

'Guiding Stars' supermarket program, used at Bates, gets a tweak, Associated Press reports

The Associated Press on July 7, 2009, reports a tweak to the Guiding Stars program, a food star rating system…

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 11:00 am

Bottled up

Festooned with empty plastic bottles, this tree in the Fireplace Lounge of new Commons symbolizes a semester-long debate that began…

Friday

April 10, 2009 2:34 pm

'Students Talkin' About Food'

The buzzwords fly around the room and no one stops to explain them. “Commodity crops.” “Food web.” “Food miles.” “Victory…

Tuesday

March 31, 2009 9:33 am

Bates, Guiding Stars to provide nutritional guidance for campus dining

Known for its progressive food-service practices, Bates has announced a pioneering partnership with the highly regarded nutrition navigation system Guiding Stars. First implemented in 2006 and now used in some 1,400 grocery stores, the science-based Guiding Stars system rates foods with zero to three stars highlighting items according to good, better or best nutritional value, respectively.

Tuesday

February 24, 2009 3:17 pm

Sylvan Ellefson '09 trusts the Bates food chain

While Sylvan Ellefson ’09 hasn’t banished sweets or Commons crispitos from his diet, he has honed an understanding of what…

Monday

February 16, 2009 4:22 pm

Bates Dining features many choices

Bates Dining pizza chef Tina Vallerand performs her wizardry at the brick oven in the new Bates Dining Commons. A favorite of Bates students, Commons pizza is one of many popular choices that appears regularly on the Bates Dining menu.

Wednesday

January 28, 2009 9:59 am

College offices closing at 2.p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Bates College offices will close at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Only personnel designated in advance by the director of the department as “essential” should report for work. Dining services will be available.

Friday

December 5, 2008 3:21 pm

Thanksgiving Break

And the “fruit of the forest” pies that my father purchases through some sort of mystery pie-drive at the March of Dimes. I feel as though they should be selling folic acid candies or something, not necessarily pie but fruit of the forest has become a family staple for us. The name is the most mysterious part of this pie, forget that it came from the March of Dimes. What exactly are fruits of the forest? My personal hypothesis is that the pie is comprised of apples and raspberries and such and that whoever was in charge of these pie titles just liked the alliteration. I mean, we buy it. I’d buy it for the ingenious alliteration, who cares if it makes sense or not?