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Alumni receive awards at Reunion Weekend

Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:06 am

Bates College presented awards to distinguished alumni Saturday at the college's Reunion Weekend 2002, held this year from June 6 to 9. The Rev. Arthur E. Higgins '43, received Bates' highest honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Award. Paula M. Colahan '87, received the Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award. Norman E. Brackett '52, received the Alumni Community Service Award, and David O. Boone '62 and Carol Huntington Boone '63, received the Helen A. Papaioanou '49 Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America's "most valuable public intellectual" for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

John Carrafa '76 nominated for 2 Tony Awards

Thursday, May 9, 2002 2:30 pm

Bates alumnus John Carrafa, Class of 1976, was nominated May 6 for two Tony Awards for Best Choreography for "Urinetown, The Musical" and "Into The Woods."

Matt Lauer from NBC goes sky high with Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings '89

Friday, May 3, 2002 3:28 pm

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cummings and his wife, Sara Hagan Cummings, both Bates '89, were interviewed March 26 and 27, 2002, when Cummings' aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, returned to Norfolk, Va., after an extended deployment off Afghanistan.

Glazer performs Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin

Wednesday, March 20, 2002 9:07 am

Frank Glazer, a resident artist at Bates College since 1980 and arguably Maine's best-known pianist, plays Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates, 75 Russell Street. The concert is free and open to the public.

Fiction writer Christina Chiu`91 to read from work

Tuesday, February 12, 2002 4:13 pm

Fiction writer Christina Chiu '91 will read from her work at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

Bates establishes George L. Wigton Scholar Fund

Friday, February 1, 2002 9:40 am

The newly endowed George L. Wigton Scholar Fund at Bates College will honor a Bates student who exemplifies the high standards of the College's long-time men's basketball, tennis and squash coach, Director of Athletics Suzanne Coffey announced today.

Bates visiting professorship honors human rights leader

Monday, December 17, 2001 1:14 pm

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.

Visiting Professorship Honors Benjamin E. Mays '20

Monday, December 17, 2001 9:22 am

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.

Online giving comes to Bates

Wednesday, November 28, 2001 9:08 am

Beginning Dec. 5, alumni, parents and friends may go online with their credit card to make gifts to the Bates Fund.

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