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Thursday

November 13, 2008
12:00 pm

Fare to remember: Harvest Meal 2008

One of the campus community’s favorite gatherings, Bates’ annual Harvest Meal is nearly upon us.
The buffet dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Commons. Dessert and a “Trashion Fashion Show,” a green-minded event where Bates people display apparel they have made from discarded materials, follows in the Gray Athletic Building.

Tuesday

November 4, 2008
12:00 pm

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

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.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:39 am

The Maine Course

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.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
9:40 am

The Packet— In death, the chance to know a Bates life

Three times a year, I receive a packet from the editor of this magazine, a packet that no one else receives. In it are the stories of 50 or 60 people, all part of the Bates community in some way: alumni, faculty, staff. But they are united by more than being part of this community.

Sunday

October 5, 2008
12:00 pm

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine used Bates’ sustainability efforts in a story about what has the current generation of college students fired up: “They’re all about green, focused on saving energy, serving organic and local food, and reducing carbon emissions.”

Friday

October 3, 2008
12:00 pm

In the media: Food for thought

Thanks to an anonymous $2.5 million gift, Bates College is refocusing its food-services mission on ‘nourishing body and mind’ and serving more organic and locally grown fare in the dining hall.

Tuesday

September 23, 2008
1:57 pm

Lecture explores psychology of food choices

Paul Rozin, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, presents his findings on the moral, psychological and social factors involved in food choices in a lecture at Bates.

Friday

September 19, 2008
12:49 pm

'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Pollan to speak at Bates

One of the most prominent advocates for changing the culture of eating in the United States, Pollan has expressed a food philosophy stunning in its reach and simplicity: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Monday

September 15, 2008
12:00 pm

Bates College New Dorm: 280 College

A video of the new dorm on campus. Some call it New Rand, but it is officially called 280 College.

Monday

September 15, 2008
12:00 pm

Bates College New Commons Dining Facility

A video for Bates College Alumni to get a sense of what the new dining facility on campus looks like.