Archives for "Leaders"

Wednesday

February 4, 2009 1:59 pm

Slide show: 2009 Martin Luther King Day at Bates

The 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College focused on “Inaugurating Change: Where Do We Go From Here?” Each year, Bates observes King’s birthday by suspending regular classes and focusing community attention on special programming throughout the day.

Sunday

January 25, 2009 12:49 pm

Speech of a lifetime

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.”

Friday

January 16, 2009 3:50 pm

Feeding the Bobcat

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.

Monday

January 12, 2009 3:20 pm

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

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.

Wednesday

January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

Bates alums producing sustainable food

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the recent Bates Magazine with “The Maine Course,” a…

Tuesday

January 6, 2009 12:00 pm

Bates King Day offers 'Inaugurating Change' theme

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.

Thursday

December 11, 2008 12:00 pm

Shibles relishing first year as Bowdoin coach

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.

Monday

December 8, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates honors Olympic gold medalist Andrew Byrnes '05

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.

Wednesday

November 19, 2008 1:08 pm

Dining Services receives Workforce Achievement Award

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

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

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.