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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Thursday

September 10, 2009 1:18 pm

New Straits Times about the liberal arts quotes Yang Jerng Hwa '05

In the New Straits Times of Malasia, a Sept. 1, 2009, story about liberal arts colleges quotes Yang Jerng Hwa…

Wednesday

September 2, 2009 9:43 am

The New York Daily News highlights Brooklyn high school students on path for college

The New York Daily News talks to recent graduates of the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (with whom…

Friday

August 28, 2009 12:58 pm

David Scobey tells Inside Higher Ed readers that colleges should launch community news organizations

An Inside Higher Ed essay by Bates cultural historian David Scobey suggests how colleges might respond to the decline of…

Thursday

August 27, 2009 8:43 am

New England Cable News talks to politics professor John Baughman about Kennedy's last Maine visit

New England Cable News focuses on the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s last visit to Maine, in February 2008, to campaign for Barack Obama. At about the 45-second mark, reporter Marnie MacLean talks to John Baughman, associate professor of politics, who recalls Kennedy’s speech in the Bates Chapel.

Wednesday

August 26, 2009 8:50 am

The Boston Globe and others interview Tom Whalen '86 about Ted Kennedy's legacy

In covering the death and legacy of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, many news outlets, including ABC News and The Boston Globe, turned to Boston University social scientist Tom Whalen ’86, an expert on Massachusetts politics and presidential leadership whose books include Kennedy Versus Lodge, about the 1952 Senate race in Massachusetts in which John F. Kennedy defeated Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Regarding the Kennedy political dynasty, Whalen tells ABC News that “frankly, we might be moving into a new era in American politics where people have grown tired of the dynasties.”

Tuesday

August 25, 2009 8:58 am

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Chris Danforth '01, co-creater of a way to measure worldwide happiness in real time

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Chris Danforth ’01, an applied mathematician at the University of Vermont, and colleague Peter Dodds, who have created a way to measure worldwide happiness in real time, as expressed in blogs and Twitter.

Tuesday

August 25, 2009 8:55 am

The Bangor Daily News reports on Bates hoops luminaries in New England Basketball Hall of Fame

The Bangor Daily News reports that two Bates basketball luminaries, former player Julie Roche Simplicio ’91 and former men’s head coach George Wigton are to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tuesday

August 25, 2009 8:52 am

Teens: Mix studies with fun, and plan ahead

First-year Bates student Pamela Ross ’13 of Fairfield, Conn., offers advice for high-school readers of the Connecticut Post. “For students applying to college,” she writes, “the process comes with many tasks that must be completed in a few short months. Along with schoolwork and extracurricular obligations, students fill out applications, write essays, visit schools and do admissions interviews. To tackle all these activities, you must dive into the process headfirst and avoid wasting time.”

Saturday

August 15, 2009 9:05 am

Public service is still a close second to family for Richard Sullivan '81

The Springfield Republican profiles Rick Sullivan ’81, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, an agency with 1,200 employees and a $100 million operating budget.