Stories about "Leaders"
Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm

On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.

Election Night at Bates

Friday, November 7, 2008 1:24 pm

Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.

Choice Meat

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 2:17 pm

This issue reflects the College's ongoing Bates Contemplates Food initiative in myriad ways, including eight profiles of alumni who produce food in Maine.

AESOP at sea

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:22 pm

During a pre-orientation trip in late August, new Bates students and their trip co-leaders dive into the calm waters of the Basin on the New Meadows River near Bath, Maine.

The Rice Stuff

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:21 pm

Rice is a managing director at BlackRock, the country's largest publicly traded mutual fund manager. Within the volatile confines of the energy market, Rice is a star. His portfolios top out at just over $8 billion and his most recognized asset, the firm's $1.4 billion Global Resources mutual fund, has soared right alongside the increasing prices of natural gas, coal, and oil.

What's the Dam Point?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis' scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

Cornfield as Classroom

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

It's all about the paper trail for archives director Kat Stefko

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:44 am

Asked to describe her job as an archivist, Katherine Stefko's stock reply is, "I'm paid to read other people's mail." The joke is revealing. Director of archives and special collections at Bates, Stefko oversees the delicate work of gathering documentary materials that reveal the details — sometimes very personal — of history.

Current Economic climate and Bates: A letter from President Hansen

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:21 am

In a letter to the Bates community, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen outlines the College's financial management strategies, policies and priorities in the face of global economic turbulence.

Multicultural alumni to share experiences in Homecoming event

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Among the attractions at the forthcoming Bates' Homecoming Weekend is "Faces of Bates Across the Decades," a panel discussion exploring and celebrating experiences of the college's international alumni and alumni of color.

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