Bates in the News
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.
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August 26, 2009 8:50 am
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.”
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.
August 25, 2009 8:55 am
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.
August 25, 2009 8:52 am
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.”
August 15, 2009 9:05 am
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.
August 10, 2009 9:01 am
Las Vegas Business Press profiles Elliot Moskow ’10, chairman, CEO and founder of the auction site Pricefalls.com. He tells reporter Valerie Miller why he chose to site the firm, founded in 2008 at Bates, in Las Vegas: partly for family reasons (his father, a physician, lives and works there) and partly for business reasons.
August 7, 2009 9:11 am
Fox Business interviews Bryan Pullen, CEO of Summit Spring, provider of bottled water to Bates.
August 4, 2009 9:14 am
An extensive profile of author Elizabeth Strout ’77 in The Washington Post focuses on Strout’s past as a way to explain the compelling lead character in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge.
August 3, 2009 9:17 am
In his letter to The New York Times, Bates vice president Bill Hiss ’66 responds to the story “The Other Side of ‘Test Optional'” by Lynn O’Shaughnessy.