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Wednesday

November 11, 2009
2:40 pm

President Hansen guest at media roundtable on higher education

Nine college and university presidents including Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen were invited to join about two dozen members of national news media recently in a dialogue on higher education.

Friday

October 30, 2009
12:33 pm

CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium to speak at Bates College

Carrie Billy, president and chief executive officer of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, discusses her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376. A dinner with Billy precedes the event at 5:15 p.m.; seating is limited and by RSVP only. For more information, contact ttaylor@bates.edu.

Wednesday

October 21, 2009
4:12 pm

Byers, Kaluba recount Phillips Fellowship experiences in Indonesia, Central America

Barbara Byers ’10, a resident of Elkins, W.V., offered a performance native to West Java, Indonesia as part of an Oct. 7 presentation on student experiences made possible by the Phillips Student Fellowship program at Bates. Also presenting was Chomba Kaluba ’10, originally from Mpika, Zambia, and now a resident of Long Island, Maine.

Tuesday

October 20, 2009
6:34 pm

Newsweek calls on President Hansen for roundtable on higher education

For its October 26, 2009 cover story, Newsweek magazine called on President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and four other thought leaders in American higher education to “debate the merits of a three-year degree and assess the state of higher education.”

Friday

October 16, 2009
4:19 pm

Rwandan genocide survivor, Berthe Kayitesi, to speak at Bates

Berthe Kayitesi, an author and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, speaks on her experiences and the rebuilding of communities in post-conflict Rwanda at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture, titled “Tomorrow My Life: Orphans in Post-Genocide Rwanda,” is open to the public and admission is free. It is part of the Civic Forum Series sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates.

Friday

September 11, 2009
1:59 pm

Hansen to new students: It’s about good choices

The ceremony beginning Bates’ 155th academic year on Sept. 9 took place on a choice afternoon, sunny and mild, and explored in depth the concept of choice — no small issue for 470 first-year students confronted with new freedom to make their own choices.

Friday

September 4, 2009
10:00 am

Wenzel receives national honor for chemistry research

Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, has received the American Chemical Society’s 25th Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, recognizing faculty at undergraduate institutions whose research has been widely recognized and who have contributed significantly to both the field of chemistry and the professional development of students.

Wednesday

September 2, 2009
9:43 am

The New York Daily News highlights Brooklyn high school students on path for college

The New York Daily News talks to recent graduates of the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (with whom…

Tuesday

August 25, 2009
8:52 am

Teens: Mix studies with fun, and plan ahead

First-year Bates student Pamela Ross ’13 of Fairfield, Conn., offers advice for high-school readers of the Connecticut Post. “For students applying to college,” she writes, “the process comes with many tasks that must be completed in a few short months. Along with schoolwork and extracurricular obligations, students fill out applications, write essays, visit schools and do admissions interviews. To tackle all these activities, you must dive into the process headfirst and avoid wasting time.”

Monday

August 3, 2009
9:17 am

Report the SAT, or not

In his letter to The New York Times, Bates vice president Bill Hiss ’66 responds to the story “The Other Side of ‘Test Optional’” by Lynn O’Shaughnessy.