Archives for "Food and dining"


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.”…


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…


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.


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…


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…


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…


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.


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…


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.


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.