Bates in the News
A Los Angeles Times news story about new federal legislation protecting more than 2 million acres in nine states, including more than 700,000 acres in California, quotes Sam Goldman ’03, California wilderness coordinator at the Wilderness Society. “We’re ecstatic,” he says, summing up the response of conservationists.
The Portland Press Herald chronicled the high drama surrounding senior diver Kelsey Lamdin’s final performance at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the University of Minnesota in March. During a warmup dive, she struck the board. Head and hands bleeding, she departed for a hospital, where she got stitched up (without anesthesia) and returned to compete.
The New York Daily News gave staff writer Matt Gagne ’04 an assignment he’s been training for since his Bates days: Cover the NCAA men’s basketball tournament from a sports bar in Manhattan. With a couple of friends, including a chum from Bates, Gagne watched the first-round games from the ESPN Zone in Times Square.
The Boston Herald noted the hiring of Buddy Schultz ’81 as head coach of the Lobsters, the Boston entry in the professional World Team Tennis league. “I had a partiality to Bud,” Lobsters CEO Bahar Uttam told the Herald, “because he’s local, he’s got the experience, he’s been out on the (pro) circuit and appreciates what it takes for people who are on the circuit to get excited about what it means to be on the team.”
The Hartford Courant published a feature obituary for George Stewart ’46, a resident of East Hartford who died Feb. 22. The story noted that Stewart was “an active volunteer in community organizations and president of a local bank [who] seemed to know everyone and over the decades had been involved in nearly every town activity.”
The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast’s tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland.
Bryan McNulty, director of Communications and Media Relations at Bates, was quoted in a Bloomberg.com story about colleges offering new, three-year programs to students looking to save money.
The annual academic publication Polar Research in Tromsø included an article focusing on Arctic research conducted by Bates biology professor Will Ambrose and his students, including Greg Henkes ’08.
New York Times reviewer Charles Isherwood praises the “extraordinary” Off Broadway directing debut of Arin Arbus ’99, who directed the Theater for a New Audience production of Othello. “Shakespeare is the star here,” Isherwood writes, “but he is handled with the kind of artistry we always hope for and rarely find. This is among the most sensitively directed, eloquently designed and impeccably acted productions of a Shakespeare tragedy that the city has seen in years.”
Variety noted the return of Michael Pavlic ’96 to Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution as senior vice president of creative advertising. From 2003 to 2005, he worked at Sony Pictures as manager of creative advertising and helped produce ad campaigns for Hitch and other films. Pavlic most recently was producer-editor at Big Picture Entertainment.
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