Archives for "Business and law"

Tuesday

October 28, 2008 9:21 am

Current Economic climate and Bates: A letter from President Hansen

In a letter to the Bates community, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen outlines the College’s financial management strategies, policies and priorities in the face of global economic turbulence.

Monday

October 13, 2008 1:45 pm

Muskie Oral History Project receives national award

The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project, a decade-long College effort to preserve memories and impressions of people who knew the late U.S. senator and secretary of state, has received an important award from the national professional organization of oral historians.

Monday

August 18, 2008 12:00 pm

Now, Phelps Chases Gold on Land

After Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won his historic eighth gold medal, the hard work to ‘transform the swimmer’s Olympic feat into a marketing juggernaut, akin to Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods,’ in the words of The Wall Street Journal, was just beginning for his agent, Peter Carlisle ’91.

Sunday

July 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Switching careers

Economic uncertainty is leading more and more people to consider big career changes. Some are seeking new fields after a layoff, while others seek just-in-case alternatives in anticipation of troubles ahead.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 3:27 pm

Leading to change

Shifting U.S. demographics intersect with Bates’ forward-looking mission

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 11:56 am

Inside China

As China becomes a global player, Bates economist Margaret Maurer-Fazio and her students have ringside seats.

Monday

June 9, 2008 12:00 pm

New report calls avoidance a poor green alternative

A Rogers Casey Inc. researcher argues that targeted bets on “green” companies could prove superior to more sweeping strategies that purge polluters from institutional portfolios.

Tuesday

May 13, 2008 10:44 am

Balanced Beam

Behind the Ben Ayers ’99–Kirsten Walter ’00 farmhouse, barn designer and friend Brad Morse ’99, along with neighbor Bruce Bell, was cutting beams from hemlock timbers that Bell and son Nat had milled. On Morse’s T-shirt was the phrase “Measure twice, cut once.” An understatement, actually, said Morse with a smile. “I’m pretty picky about everything, so I do it more than twice.”

Tuesday

May 13, 2008 10:27 am

Bob's Job Says Goodbye

“Your job has been outsourced to India.” I shouldn’t have been surprised — though a week earlier, at our insurance company’s Holiday Concert Celebration, the CEO had trumpeted our “three-times-the-industry growth rate” over hot hors d’oeuvres and good tidings.

Thursday

May 8, 2008 4:00 pm

With Justice for All in Our Multicultural Nation

Morris Dees, founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke on civil rights and multi-culturalism. (Total time: 1:07:42)