Bates in the News
Art major Weston Noyes ’00 and wife Amy won a remodel contest for Fine Homebuilding magazine. Referencing their pre-makeover kitchen,…
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May 19, 2009 9:06 am
The Boston Globe‘s annual ranking of the 100 best Massachusetts businesses puts Cubist Pharmaceuticals, headed by Michael Bonney ’80, in…
May 17, 2009 9:14 am
A Maine Sunday Telegram story about the aging population of sports referees, umps, and other officials in Maine focuses on…
May 17, 2009 9:10 am
In the runup to President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, NPR’s Nina Totenberg mentions a few longshots, including…
May 16, 2009 9:21 am
The Los Angeles Times discusses the declining presence of the piano in American homes, noting how the acoustic piano “seems…
May 14, 2009 9:25 am
Time magazine reviews Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows by Kathleen Collins ’87. The review explains…
May 6, 2009 9:32 am
Restaurateur Deborah Hansen ’86, proprietor of Taberna de Haro in Brookline, Mass., can surprise even jaded diners. Take the dessert…
May 1, 2009 10:18 am
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.
April 29, 2009 9:39 am
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.
April 28, 2009 9:44 am
Maine Public Broadcasting reporter Tom Porter interviews Elizabeth Strout ’77, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive…