Archives for "Food and dining"
November 22, 2008 3:30 pm
The Harvest Meal is Bates’ own little Thanksgiving feast. It’s the school’s way of sending Batesies off to vacation happy and full of delicious food. The dining staff decorates all of Commons with festive decorations (including Christmas Trees, Ice Sculptures, and many other holiday-themed items) and sets up a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Check the unbelievable menu out here.
November 19, 2008 1:08 pm
Bates Dining Services has received a statewide award honoring commitment to the employment of people with disabilities.
November 13, 2008 12:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
November 1, 2008 9:40 am
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.
October 5, 2008 12:00 pm
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.”
October 3, 2008 12:00 pm
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.
September 23, 2008 1:57 pm
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.
September 19, 2008 12:49 pm
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.”