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January 26, 2010 8:34 am
The atmosphere in the College Chapel was one of excitement on Jan. 21 as the Brooks Quimby Debate Council held its annual public debate against rival Yale. Anticipation ran high, given Quimby’s long tradition of excellence and Yale’s current position as the world’s top-ranked American team. Accordingly, a large and enthusiastic contingent of Bates students, both debaters and non-debaters, attended. The audience included Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and a group of Yale supporters.
January 22, 2010 12:59 pm
Seven Bates students share their impressions from the myriad programming the college offered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2010.
January 7, 2010 1:12 pm
A reception opens an exhibition focusing on alumni gifts to the collections of the Bates College Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in the Olin Arts Center at Bates, 75 Russell St. Under the guidance of museum staff, three Bates students serving as curatorial interns organized the exhibition “Collection Project 4: Selections From Alumni Collections.” The show runs through March 27.
January 7, 2010 1:04 pm
Tossing and turning on a simple purple couch, Lillian Sullivan ’10 delivers an ode to a pizza man. Rhythmically transforming from needy hopelessness to frantic desire, Sullivan takes her character to extremes. She prattles to the audience in iambic pentameter as she displays her dramatic talent in an intimate 18-by-20-foot space. Sullivan, an anthropology major from Telluride, Colo., performed “Three In One,” a set of three monologues, Dec. 1-3 in Bates’ Black Box Theater.
December 10, 2009 3:06 pm
Carol Dilley, associate professor of dance and director of the dance program at Bates College, has received an artist residency to produce a dance project at a cultural center first built as a jail in Newcastle, Australia.
December 8, 2009 12:37 pm
For some members of our community,the simple freedom of economic choice does not exist. Religious considerations prohibit Muslims in our community from using the American system of banking. Specifically, they are forbidden to use banking products that involve interest or money begetting money.That’s why, at the bank’s request, my Bates anthropology class “Production and Reproduction” took on a community-based research project involving the local Somali population this semester. We explored ways in which Islamic and American banking differ. Our research gave the bank ideas for Islamic banking services.
November 20, 2009 3:18 pm
Strutting down a vibrantly illuminated runway to blaring music played by student DJs, Kathryn Moraros ’10 modeled the winning creation: a 1950s-style cocktail dress layered with nonrecyclable tea bag packets. Other ensembles gracing the Gray Cage runway on a mild November evening were fashioned from unused tents, discarded printer paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and duct tape. This was the fourth annual Trashion Show, held Nov. 18 following the Harvest Meal.
November 17, 2009 2:36 pm
More than 100 years later, the Yukon River still bears the evidence of the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush: abandoned cabins, mining equipment, even shoes still scattered along the way. Last summer, two Bates seniors set out to experience this historic episode first-hand. They retraced the fortune hunters’ trail along the Yukon, from Lake Bennett in Canada across Alaska to the Bering Sea — a distance of nearly 2,000 miles, covered by foot and canoe.
November 11, 2009 11:34 am
In their first collaboration in several years, the Bates College Orchestra and the Bowdoin College Orchestra will join forces to perform music by Beethoven, Rossini, Schumann and others in concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St.; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College, South Campus Drive, Brunswick.
October 26, 2009 1:28 pm
Five Bates College graduates are teaching and conducting research abroad this year thanks to scholarships from the Fulbright Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State.