Bates in the News

Below is a sampling of news stories about Bates and Bates alumni.
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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

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.

Wednesday

January 8, 2014 12:36 pm

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

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.

Tuesday

December 10, 2013 10:33 am

Southern Maine’s TideSmart Radio interviews President Spencer

Southern Maine’s TideSmart Radio interviews President Spencer

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

Monday

December 2, 2013 5:51 pm

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

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.

Friday

November 8, 2013 9:55 am

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

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.

Friday

November 8, 2013 9:15 am

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

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.

Friday

November 8, 2013 8:28 am

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

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.

Thursday

November 7, 2013 5:02 pm

Thursday

November 7, 2013 3:53 pm

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

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.