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Bates in the News

Below is a sampling of news stories about Bates and Bates alumni.
We welcome your news tips about Bates and Bates people in the news.
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Sunday

October 5, 2008
12:00 pm

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

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.”

Friday

October 3, 2008
12:00 pm

In the media: Food for thought

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.

Friday

September 26, 2008
12:00 pm

Fundraisers keep a close eye on financial markets' movements

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.

Friday

August 22, 2008
12:00 pm

The New York Times: Devils Hole pupfish is at brink

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.

Thursday

August 21, 2008
12:00 pm

Phelps' agent makes home in Maine

“This changes everything.” That’s how Peter Carlisle ’91, agent to the hottest athlete on the planet, summed up the likely effect of Michael Phelps’ historic Olympics performance — not only for Phelps, but perhaps for the Olympics themselves.

Thursday

August 21, 2008
12:00 pm

Retirement beckons to uber health agent

The Foxboro (Mass.) Reporter profiled George Young ’73, who is retiring as health agent in the town of Foxborough after 20 years.

Monday

August 18, 2008
1:21 pm

Olympic Gold for Batesie!

Just wanted to give you a little update about the Bates Olympian. Bates graduate Andrew Byrnes (’05) won a gold medal yesterday in the men’s eight rowing event. Byrnes and his 7 teammates beat out Great Britain (Silver medal) and the U.S. (Bronze) to capture the gold medal for Team Canada.

Monday

August 18, 2008
12:00 pm

Now, Phelps Chases Gold on Land

After Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won his historic eighth gold medal, the hard work to ‘transform the swimmer’s Olympic feat into a marketing juggernaut, akin to Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods,’ in the words of The Wall Street Journal, was just beginning for his agent, Peter Carlisle ’91.

Monday

August 18, 2008
12:00 pm

From politics to philanthropy: Sally Ehrenfried

As community relations director at the software company Blackbaud Inc., Ehrenfried is able to foster her love of public service through Blackbaud’s philanthropic efforts.

Saturday

August 16, 2008
2:11 pm

Bates Olympian!

I am completely obsessed with sports. So obviously since getting back from camp I have been watching as much of the Olympics as I possibly can.