Stories about "Leaders"
Speech of a lifetime

Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:49 pm

Tom Whalen '86 was part of a CNN panel that discussed President Obama's inauguration speech. Whalen, author of A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, said the speech "overall [was] not a speech for the ages, but a speech for our times and the concerns people have. In many ways, it reminds me of a coach giving a halftime locker room speech to his team that's behind in the game. What Obama saying is that we have to make improvements or adjustment in order to prevail."

Feeding the Bobcat

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:50 pm

While Sylvan Ellefson ’09 hasn’t banished sweets or Commons crispitos from his diet, he’s honed an understanding of what his body needs to perform at peak level.

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

Monday, January 12, 2009 3:20 pm

In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis '72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn't expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.

Bates alums producing sustainable food

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the...

Bates King Day offers 'Inaugurating Change' theme

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 12:00 pm

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton, is the keynote speaker for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Shibles relishing first year as Bowdoin coach

Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Both the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News recently profiled Maine native Adrienne Shibles '91, in her first year as head coach of women's basketball at Bowdoin College.

Bates honors Olympic gold medalist Andrew Byrnes '05

Monday, December 8, 2008 12:00 pm

On Sunday, December 7th, Bates College held a banquet in Chase Hall to honor its first Olympic medal winner. Accompanied by fellow Bates alum and rowing Olympian Mike Ferry '97, Byrnes took the time to meet the team for a discussion about the Olympic experience and the values learned at Bates.

Dining Services receives Workforce Achievement Award

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:08 pm

Bates Dining Services has received a statewide award honoring commitment to the employment of people with disabilities.

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.

The Historical Victory: Celebrated in The Atlanta University Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:33 pm

I stood in line for three hours. I was nervous. This was the first time I have ever voted and I had prayed that the person I had decided to vote for would win. I couldn’t believe that I casted my ballot for an African American candidate for president. I voted for Barack Obama, a Black man and a person I believe could lead our country in the right moral and social path for at least the next 4 yrs. Never in my lifetime could I have imagined a Black person having a legitimate chance of becoming President of the United States of America.

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