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Friday

February 21, 2014 10:41 am

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. “Days is a way to share a day in your life,” Fisher says.

Friday

January 31, 2014 12:45 pm

In Central Europe, Phillips Fellow Baumann ’14 sought missing pieces of a family puzzle

Rachel Baumann’s interest in her grandparents gained new intensity when, supported by a Phillips Fellowship, she spent summer 2013 researching their story of courage, audacity and survival as Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe.

Friday

January 31, 2014 12:37 pm

Intersections between health and culture draw Phillips Fellow Mohamud ’15 to Tanzania

In Tanzania during the summer of 2013, Phillips Fellow Asha Mohamud ’15 learned a valuable lesson about perspective.

Thursday

January 30, 2014 2:44 pm

For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

For geology students, a walk on Garcelon Field becomes a trip back, way back, in time

“It’s hard to comprehend billions of years,” says geology professor Mike Retelle.

Wednesday

January 29, 2014 9:09 am

Renovated Pettigrew Hall welcomes ‘age of the screen’

Renovated Pettigrew Hall welcomes ‘age of the screen’

The $1.2 million renovation features the new Digital Media Studios, a boon for faculty and students who use the screen to teach and learn.

Tuesday

January 7, 2014 6:26 pm

Video: ‘Same Different’ — Students prepare annual Sankofa performance

Video: ‘Same Different’ — Students prepare annual Sankofa performance

Jourdan Fanning ’14 of Memphis, Tenn., and Courtney Parsons ’15 of Atlanta, Ga., comment on the upcoming Sankofa performance, an exploration of blackness within African diasporic experiences.

Tuesday

December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental award from the Shetland government and environmental organizations….

Friday

November 15, 2013 8:36 am

U.S. healthcare “at a tipping point,” says Heywood Hospital chief Winfield Brown ’89

U.S. healthcare “at a tipping point,” says Heywood Hospital chief Winfield Brown ’89

Well-timed against the failed launch of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchange website, Brown put a fine point on the economic forces influencing healthcare today.

Friday

November 8, 2013 9:55 am

Harvard media report on President Spencer, ‘godmother’ of Crimson Summer Academy, speaking at anniversary event

Harvard media report on President Spencer, ‘godmother’ of Crimson Summer Academy, speaking at anniversary event

The program is “all about aligning the students’ ambition with opportunities,” Spencer said.

Friday

November 8, 2013 9:15 am

Rosamond Toomey ’33 turns 103, and the Hartford Courant takes note

Rosamond Toomey ’33 turns 103, and the Hartford Courant takes note

A Phi Beta Kappa mathematics major at Bates, she went on to a long teaching career.