Bates in the News
Various news outlets, including an Associated Press item in the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on the appointment of H. Scott Bierman ’77 as president of Beloit College.
The recession is forcing job-seeking seniors — and the colleges that are trying to help them — to refine their strategies, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education story.
The Lewiston Sun-Journal reported on Elliot Moskow ’10 of Coral Springs, who is chairman and CEO of Pricefalls.com, Fla., a startup that hopes to turn the conventional model of online auctions upside down.
Chris Lynch ’84, CEO of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, founded his luxury real estate brokerage in Portland, Maine, in October 2005, now considered the best of times for the real estate market.
In an opinion column in the The Des Moines Register, Scott King ’75, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at the University of Iowa, wrote about his trip to Iraq for an education forum, where he and other higher-education leaders discussed the country’s plan to send 10,000 Iraqi college students to the U.S. and other English-speaking nations in each of the next five years.
In The Providence Journal, Dan Doyle ’72, who turned 60 on Jan. 14, commented about becoming a septugenerian Baby Boomer
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…
Below is a sampling of news stories about Bates and Bates alumni.
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