Bates in the News
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.
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine used Bates’ sustainability efforts in a story about what has the current generation of college students fired up: “They’re all about green, focused on saving energy, serving organic and local food, and reducing carbon emissions.”
Thanks to an anonymous $2.5 million gift, Bates College is refocusing its food-services mission on ‘nourishing body and mind’ and serving more organic and locally grown fare in the dining hall.
Among the experts quoted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in its story about philanthropy and the financial crisis, Vice President for College Advancement Kelly Kerner came first. He told the Chronicle that fundraising veterans have a long-term focus. “It can’t just be about the moment. It’s about the horizon, and you have to meet donors where they are,” he said.
A precipitious drop in the population of the Devils Hole pupfish, an iridescent blue minnow found only in a hot spring-fed pool in the Nevada desert, is confounding scientists.
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