Archives for "AESOP and Orientation"


September 6, 2011 11:09 am

Orientation is a way to make yourself at home

The day started out wet, but the rain was giving way to a gentle warmth as Josh Quint ’14 moved into a ground-floor double in Parker Hall.


September 6, 2011 10:40 am

For parents during Orientation, a school bus parable

A highlight of the Parent Orientation was a story shared by Roland Davis ’92, director of the Office of Intercultural Education. In urging parents to turn their kids loose, Davis told of how he learned to give his young daughter some independence as she began kindergarten.


September 6, 2011 10:25 am

New students find the appeal of green at Orientation

“We have had steady business, and that’s great,” sustainability coordinator Julie Rosenbach said about the materials she offered at Orientation about “green” programs at Bates.


September 2, 2011 11:22 am

Ready, set, welcome: Nine behind-the-scenes stories about the new Bates year

After the first-year students and their trip leaders headed off on their preorientation AESOP trips on Monday, we did a…


September 1, 2011 2:44 pm

Getting ready: new professors Mara Tieken and TherĂ­ Pickens

For new faculty, recent days have been a crash course in all things Bates — and beyond. “This last week…


September 1, 2011 2:38 pm

Getting ready: Jim Taylor and the Bobcat equipment room

Jim Taylor has been Bates’ head equipment manager for 14 years. He runs the show at Merrill Gymnasium and Underhill…


September 1, 2011 2:20 pm

Getting ready: Sarah Potter '77 and the College Store

In the College Store, quarter-zip sweatshirts are all the rage, and demand for Bates-branded women’s apparel, as opposed to the…


September 1, 2011 11:16 am

Getting ready: James Reese and the dean's office

James Reese has been a Bates dean since most current students’ parents were in college. This weekend during Orientation, Reese…


September 1, 2011 11:16 am

Getting ready: Sanford Freedman and his English courses

From his second floor office in 154-year-old Hathorn Hall, English professor Sanford Freedman can see the stump of the century-old…


September 1, 2011 11:13 am

Getting ready: Tom Hayward and the Bates library

The card catalog used to be the first thing you saw in Ladd Library. Now, it might be Tom Hayward,…