Archives for "Teaching and education"


February 26, 2009 11:56 am

History professor Hall receives Kroepsch Award for teaching excellence

Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall Jr., a member of the Bates College faculty since 2002, has received the college’s 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. In conjunction with this honor, Hall gives a talk titled “How Maine Was Discovered.”


February 25, 2009 12:17 pm

Recession special gives college degree in three years, not four

Bryan McNulty, director of Communications and Media Relations at Bates, was quoted in a story about colleges offering new, three-year programs to students looking to save money.


February 13, 2009 1:10 pm

Carleton official named Beloit College president

Various news outlets, including an Associated Press item in the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on the appointment of H. Scott Bierman ’77 as president of Beloit College.


February 10, 2009 1:58 pm

Staying at Morehouse yet will miss Bates

I decided to extend my studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Last semester I began to develop great relationships with students and increase my involvement with organizations at Morehouse. Therefore, I thought it wwould be best to stay another semester. Also, I had this feeling that Morehouse would continue to help me develop a heightened social conscious as well as excellent personal development skills.


February 5, 2009 2:56 pm

Wake Up Call: A Multimedia Presentation

Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that “really deals with one’s self, one’s place in the world and one’s place in society.” He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.


January 30, 2009 3:15 pm

University of Iowa will help with development of future leaders

In an opinion column in the The Des Moines Register, Scott King ’75, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at the University of Iowa, wrote about his trip to Iraq for an education forum, where he and other higher-education leaders discussed the country’s plan to send 10,000 Iraqi college students to the U.S. and other English-speaking nations in each of the next five years.


January 30, 2009 3:11 pm

Duties, lessons and opportunities at 60

In The Providence Journal, Dan Doyle ’72, who turned 60 on Jan. 14, commented about becoming a septugenerian Baby Boomer


January 21, 2009 12:00 pm

Prominent bailout critic to speak at Bates

Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in Harvard University’s economics department, presents a lecture titled “Bankruptcy or Bailout: A Libertarian Perspective on the Financial Crisis”.


January 15, 2009 2:11 pm

A great first class

In my second class of my first day of the new semester, I was taken aback. The professor, who I only knew through one other class, taken two years ago, recognized me and remembered my name. He walked up to me as soon as he entered the room and said, “Graham, right?” I replied, “You got it.” And he pointed out, “I see you’ve moved from sitting in the back of the class to the front in four semesters.” Later, while reviewing the syllabus, he announced, ‘Graham here works at the Ronj, and has previously arranged video showings for my class. Can we do that again this year?


December 11, 2008 3:14 pm

Stairway to Heaven exhibit exploring Chinese cityscape, soon to close

Closing Dec. 13 is a major photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art offering alternative perspectives on the intriguing, dynamic Chinese cityscape. Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment.