Archives for "1900s"

Tuesday

May 23, 2006 12:00 am

'Betty Bates' materials show progress in women's rights

The past retains its power to surprise today’s students, as Alison Vander Zanden ’06 learned during the winter. In a research project for the course “Sociology of Gender,” taught by professor Emily Kane, Vander Zanden was the latest student to delve into the regulatory “Bates Blue Books” and advice booklets that prescribed the limits of student life at the college.

Wednesday

May 17, 2006 12:00 am

Supreme Court affirms Muskie's environmental legacy

The environmental legacy of the late U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36, who was dubbed “Mr. Clean” for spearheading clean water and air laws in the 1960s and 1970s, found its way into a Supreme Court ruling May 15.

Thursday

May 4, 2006 12:00 am

The Class of 1975 joins the ivy stone tradition

Thirty-one years ago, the Class of 1975 graduated from Bates without giving an ivy stone to the College. But ’75 never forgot, and in 2005 the class celebrated its 30th Reunion by giving an ivy stone to the College. Designed by Diane Kounkoulas Peterson ’75, the stone arrived over the winter and on May 4, 2006, Bates head mason Wilfred Chouinard installed the plaque.

Sunday

October 10, 2004 11:09 am

PowerPoint Analysis: SAT Submitters and Non-Submitters

PowerPoint presentation on 20-year Optional SAT study to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling national conference in Milwaukee Oct. 1 by William C. Hiss, Bates College vice president for external affairs. Use of this information is embargoed to Oct.1.

Thursday

July 22, 2004 9:47 am

Darcy York '05 makes a present of Bates' past

As a history major, Darcy York ’05 will spend her senior year researching how the Romans viewed women who led peoples conquered by the empire, women such as Cleopatra.

Saturday

June 12, 2004 11:37 am

Alumni honored at Reunion

Weston L. Bonney ’50, a distinguished banker, longtime college Trustee and a volunteer who has worked tirelessly in Maine and abroad to advance education, arts and commerce, received the Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal, the College’s highest alumni award, at the 136th Reunion Alumni Awards Ceremony on June 12.

Tuesday

February 17, 2004 4:16 pm

Bates presents musical tribute to World War II spirit

In the annual spring production by the Bates College theater department, Professor of Theater Paul Kuritz directs the World War II-era musical “Swingtime Canteen” in performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14.

Thursday

February 12, 2004 12:23 pm

Cultural historian discusses rock 'n' roll

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, discusses “The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Late 1950s” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American cultural studies program, free of charge.

Wednesday

January 28, 2004 4:12 pm

Cultural historian to discuss rock 'n' roll

Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University, will discuss “The Day the Music Died: The Conspiracy Against Rock ‘n Roll in the Late 1950s” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by the Department of History and the American studies program, free of charge.

Thursday

March 20, 2003 10:05 am

Campus watches, waits, reacts as war news arrives

Peace prevailed on campus the week it ended in Iraq, but a close look revealed reactions that covered the spectrum — from student and faculty participation in a community war protest to remarks at Bates in support of the U.S.-led attack by national policy analyst Dinesh D’Souza.