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Bates in the News

Below is a sampling of news stories about Bates and Bates alumni.
We welcome your news tips about Bates and Bates people in the news.
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Friday

February 21, 2014
10:41 am

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. “Days is a way to share a day in your life,” Fisher says.

Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Tuesday

February 18, 2014
12:25 pm

NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

The study, says NPR, questions the predictive value of standardized tests and argues that they narrow the door of college opportunity.

NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

Wednesday

January 8, 2014
12:36 pm

Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 tabs Downeast Cider’s Brockman ’11, Mosher ’11 and Brockman ’08

“These boys have made it their mission to build New England’s first and largest craft hard cider company,” says Forbes.

Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 tabs Downeast Cider’s Brockman ’11, Mosher ’11 and Brockman ’08

Tuesday

December 10, 2013
10:33 am

Southern Maine’s TideSmart Radio interviews President Spencer

Spencer shared how Bates embraces technology while staying true to its culture and principles.

Southern Maine’s TideSmart Radio interviews President Spencer

Monday

December 2, 2013
5:51 pm

Bangor Daily News profiles backcountry ski series creator Ben Leoni ’05

The show follows series creator Ben Leoni ’05 and fellow backcountry skiers as they head into the boondocks of the Northeast.

Bangor Daily News profiles backcountry ski series creator Ben Leoni ’05

Friday

November 8, 2013
9:55 am

Harvard media report on President Spencer, ‘godmother’ of Crimson Summer Academy, speaking at anniversary event

The program is “all about aligning the students’ ambition with opportunities,” Spencer said.

Harvard media report on President Spencer, ‘godmother’ of Crimson Summer Academy, speaking at anniversary event

Friday

November 8, 2013
9:15 am

Rosamond Toomey ’33 turns 103, and the Hartford Courant takes note

A Phi Beta Kappa mathematics major at Bates, she went on to a long teaching career.

Rosamond Toomey ’33 turns 103, and the Hartford Courant takes note

Friday

November 8, 2013
8:28 am

Public radio’s Marketplace heads Down East, visits Raye’s Mustard and Kevin Raye ’83

The Raye mustard business dates to 1903, when the Maine sardine business was booming along the coast.

Public radio’s Marketplace heads Down East, visits Raye’s Mustard and Kevin Raye ’83

Thursday

November 7, 2013
5:02 pm

Time Out Singapore profiles Michelle Chong ’00, director of ’3 Peas in a Pod’

The movie draws obliquely on her Bates experience.

Time Out Singapore profiles Michelle Chong ’00, director of ’3 Peas in a Pod’

Thursday

November 7, 2013
3:53 pm

Sarasota Herald-Tribune covers cancer survivor Tim Berg ’14 in Vitale Tennis Tournament

Tim Berg ’14 is back home in Florida this weekend competing in a tournament fundraiser hosted by Dick Vitale.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune covers cancer survivor Tim Berg ’14 in Vitale Tennis Tournament