Stories about "Leaders"
Bates announces Commencement honorands, speakers

Friday, April 10, 2009 1:06 pm

An actress, educator, biomechanics researcher, Maine philanthropist and CNN host will receive honorary degrees and speak at Bates College's 143rd Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 31.

Military doctor discusses ethics and careers

Monday, April 6, 2009 11:23 am

Doctor and retired U.S. Army Col. Dave Lounsbury '72 shares his experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Food-justice advocate Winne brings praise for Bates, advice for Obama

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:09 pm

If you think of the yearlong Bates Contemplates Food initiative as an arch built from many stones, Mark Winne '72 set the moral keystone in place with a lecture on March 30.

Bates, Guiding Stars to provide nutritional guidance for campus dining

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:33 am

Known for its progressive food-service practices, Bates has announced a pioneering partnership with the highly regarded nutrition navigation system Guiding Stars. First implemented in 2006 and now used in some 1,400 grocery stores, the science-based Guiding Stars system rates foods with zero to three stars highlighting items according to good, better or best nutritional value, respectively.

Senior to use Watson award to study South African, Indonesian theater

Monday, March 30, 2009 1:56 pm

With the ultimate aim of teaching contemporary drama in her native Sri Lanka, a Bates College senior has received a 2009 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study performance arts in South Africa and Indonesia. Sulochana Dissanayake of Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka, is one of 40 recipients of the 2009 fellowship, a $28,000 award supporting a year of independent research abroad.

Bates student helps two communities win $50,000 playground grants

Friday, March 27, 2009 1:02 pm

In a striking display of altruism and initiative, a Bates College first-year student collected enough yogurt lids to win a national contest. The prize: $100,000 in grants to help create and improve places for children to play for communities in Maine and Maryland.

Environmental journalist McKibben speaks at Bates

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:39 pm

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gave a talk titled "Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It" on Thursday, March 12.

A trip to an ER, then back to the pool

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:22 pm

The Portland Press Herald chronicled the high drama surrounding senior diver Kelsey Lamdin's final performance at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the University of Minnesota in March. During a warmup dive, she struck the board. Head and hands bleeding, she departed for a hospital, where she got stitched up (without anesthesia) and returned to compete.

Former Maine governor to address role of leadership in environmentalism

Monday, March 23, 2009 10:27 am

Former Maine Gov. Angus King Jr. visits Bates College to address the theme "Protecting the Environment: Reflections on the Role of Leadership" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

Lobsters appoint Bud Schultz coach

Sunday, March 15, 2009 11:59 am

The Boston Herald noted the hiring of Buddy Schultz '81 as head coach of the Lobsters, the Boston entry in the professional World Team Tennis league. "I had a partiality to Bud," Lobsters CEO Bahar Uttam told the Herald, "because he's local, he's got the experience, he's been out on the (pro) circuit and appreciates what it takes for people who are on the circuit to get excited about what it means to be on the team."

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