Archives for "Partners and public"


November 1, 2008 4:07 pm

Sediment at Seawall Beach

At the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in September, Emily Chandler ’09 of North Yarmouth, Maine (above), with Dana Oster ’09 of Mercer Island, Wash., and Professor of Geology Mike Retelle, surveys Seawall Beach to monitor the transport and erosion of beach sediment.


November 1, 2008 3:09 pm

Called to the table

Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.


November 1, 2008 2:22 pm

Newman’s Own Letter

It’s common knowledge that the late actor Paul Newman once asked Bates to recast its Newman Day tradition. The evidence is this 1987 letter from the actor to then-President T. Hedley Reynolds.

What’s not been known until now is how Newman probably learned about the Bates tradition. That part of the story involves the person copied on the letter, Laurette Cousineau (now Carle), Class of ’86.


November 1, 2008 9:24 am

Feeding the Bobcat

Sylvan Ellefson ’09 and his Nordic teammates trust the Bates food chain.


November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Cornfield as Classroom

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.


November 1, 2008 8:58 am

Keeping Pace with the Earth

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why.


November 1, 2008 8:44 am

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

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.


October 25, 2008 12:00 pm

Anthony Phillips ’10 talks about improving this country’s education system

Anthony Phillips ’10, a double major in African American studies and philosophy from Philadelphia, offered a commentary for “My America 2008,” a special election-year series of The Tavis Smiley Show, broadcast by Public Radio International.


October 16, 2008 10:51 am

Alum to attempt to ski to the North Pole

In March of 2009, Tyler Fish ’96 and John Huston will attempt to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole.


September 29, 2008 1:24 pm

Three appointed to Board of Trustees

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced three appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Steven A. Brown of Brookline, Mass., Sarah Risley Pearson of Evanston, Ill., and Jeremy M. Sclar, also of Brookline.