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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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Tuesday

May 19, 2009
9:06 am

The Boston Globe ranks Cubist, with Bonney '80 as CEO, as No. 1 best business

The Boston Globe‘s annual ranking of the 100 best Massachusetts businesses puts Cubist Pharmaceuticals, headed by Michael Bonney ’80, in…

Sunday

May 17, 2009
9:14 am

Wanted: refs, umps, officials

A Maine Sunday Telegram story about the aging population of sports referees, umps, and other officials in Maine focuses on…

Sunday

May 17, 2009
9:10 am

Supreme Court choices you haven't heard of

In the runup to President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, NPR’s Nina Totenberg mentions a few longshots, including…

Saturday

May 16, 2009
9:21 am

The piano's status in U.S. living rooms is declining

The Los Angeles Times discusses the declining presence of the piano in American homes, noting how the acoustic piano “seems…

Thursday

May 14, 2009
9:25 am

The evolution of TV cooking

Time magazine reviews Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows by Kathleen Collins ’87. The review explains…

Wednesday

May 6, 2009
9:32 am

A sweet and savory surprise

Restaurateur Deborah Hansen ’86, proprietor of Taberna de Haro in Brookline, Mass., can surprise even jaded diners. Take the dessert…

Friday

May 1, 2009
10:18 am

Lumina's leader sets lofty goals for fund's role in policy debates

A major profile in the The Chronicle of Higher Education portrays Jamie Merisotis ’86, president of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as a U.S. higher education policy leader whose “big goal” has caught the attention of the Obama White House.

Wednesday

April 29, 2009
9:39 am

Rejection: Some colleges do it better than others

Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger samples college rejection letters and declares that Bates beats out Stanford for the “toughest” such missive. The Bates letter, she writes, “delivers a more direct, and perhaps more honest, message: ‘The deans were obliged to select from among candidates who clearly could do sound work at Bates.’” Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell tells Shellenbarger that brevity is the best way to show respect for rejected applicants.

Tuesday

April 28, 2009
9:44 am

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout reflects on writing

Maine Public Broadcasting reporter Tom Porter interviews Elizabeth Strout ’77, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive…

Sunday

April 26, 2009
9:50 am

On same-sex marriage, look to Iowa

Writing in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent joins the discussion of a proposed same-sex marriage…