Archives for "Alumni and friends"

Monday

February 24, 2003 2:52 pm

Junior injured in Rhode Island fire recovering at home

Bates College junior Philip B. Barr, of Lincoln, R.I., was injured in the February 20 nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., that killed 99 people and injured more than 180.

Thursday

February 20, 2003 2:44 pm

Bates, peer colleges file in support of University of Michigan admissions policy

Bates College is adding its support to the defense of the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy in admissions.

Thursday

February 13, 2003 2:22 pm

Classmates Freeman, Chamberlain compete in Nordic World Championships

Classmates Justin Freeman ’98 and Dave Chamberlain ’98 are members of the U.S. cross country team competing in the World Championships Feb. 18-March 1 at Val di Fiemme, Italy. Freeman and Chamberlain join Nancy Ingersoll Fiddler ’78 as the only Bates alumni to represent the United States at a Winter Olympics or World Championships.

Monday

January 20, 2003 1:58 pm

Career seminars link liberal arts, entrepreneurial success

The virtues of a liberal arts education don’t spring immediately to mind when you imagine two guys putt-putting around Nantucket Harbor peddling homemade fruit juice to thirsty boaters. But there’s a real connection between the entrepreneurial spirit behind a business like Nantucket Nectars — which today employs 150 and markets its extensive juice line in 40 states, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean — and the traits nurtured at small liberal arts colleges.

Thursday

January 16, 2003 1:36 pm

Bates panel considers a Republican-controlled government'

Four panelists, sounding off on a variety of issues, will present a discussion titled “The Implications of a Republican-Controlled Government,” followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

Wednesday

October 23, 2002 9:14 am

Bates Democrats honor Muskie '36

In an appearance sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the memory of Edmund S. Muskie ’36 — Maine governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state — will be honored in a talk by U.S. Rep. John Baldacci at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue. The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Saturday

June 8, 2002 9:06 am

Alumni receive awards at Reunion Weekend

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.

Tuesday

June 4, 2002 8:47 am

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

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.

Thursday

May 9, 2002 2:30 pm

John Carrafa '76 nominated for 2 Tony Awards

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.”

Friday

May 3, 2002 3:28 pm

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

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.