background

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.
Send items to communications@bates.edu


Published on Description

Saturday

December 6, 2008
12:00 pm

Donated houses benefit Valley foundation

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.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008
3:39 pm

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

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.

Saturday

October 25, 2008
12:00 pm

Anthony Phillips '10 talks about improving this country's education system

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.

Thursday

October 16, 2008
10:51 am

Alum to attempt to ski to the North Pole

In March of 2009, Tyler Fish ’96 and John Huston will attempt to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole.

Wednesday

October 8, 2008
9:00 pm

UChicago professor celebrates Darwin at Bates

“What advice would you give to Maine students interested in science?”

Wednesday

October 8, 2008
12:00 pm

Senate ads misplace blame for fiscal crisis

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.

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.