Bates in the News
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.”
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February 17, 2009 10:36 am
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.
February 13, 2009 1:10 pm
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.
February 13, 2009 1:05 pm
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.
February 10, 2009 1:13 pm
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.
February 9, 2009 1:20 pm
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.
January 30, 2009 3:15 pm
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.
January 30, 2009 3:11 pm
In The Providence Journal, Dan Doyle ’72, who turned 60 on Jan. 14, commented about becoming a septugenerian Baby Boomer
January 25, 2009 12:49 pm
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.”
January 12, 2009 3:20 pm
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.