Bates in the News
Tom Whalen ’86 was part of a CNN panel that discussed President Obama’s inauguration speech. Whalen, author of A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, said the speech “overall [was] not a speech for the ages, but a speech for our times and the concerns people have. In many ways, it reminds me of a coach giving a halftime locker room speech to his team that’s behind in the game. What Obama saying is that we have to make improvements or adjustment in order to prevail.”
In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis ’72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn’t expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.
Enjoy this look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates College events and achievements of 2008.
On Nov. 15, at the Highland Center, an Appalachian Mountain Club lodge…
Harold Yudkin ’33 died in 2004, but his sense of philanthropy is still being felt in Derby, Conn., where he lived, practiced law and was a commercial developer for many years. Two homes that Yudkin and his widow, Selma, owned in Derby are being donated to the Valley Community Foundation, which will sell them to establish a fund in their names.
Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.
Anthony Phillips ’10, a double major in African American studies and philosophy from Philadelphia, offered a commentary for “My America 2008,” a special election-year series of The Tavis Smiley Show, broadcast by Public Radio International.
In March of 2009, Tyler Fish ’96 and John Huston will attempt to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole.
“What advice would you give to Maine students interested in science?”
The Portland Press Herald interviewed David Aschauer, the College’s Elmer Campbell Professor of Economics, to gauge the accuracy of political advertisements being rolled out during Maine’s U.S. Senate race between Rep. Tom Allen, a Democrat, and Sen. Susan Collins, the Republican incumbent.
Below is a sampling of news stories about Bates and Bates alumni.
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