Archives for "Bates Magazine"

Saturday

November 1, 2008 3:09 pm

Called to the table

Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 3:06 pm

Wake Up Call

A chain of such experiential moments — the solo fast being just one of the more salient examples — stretched from one end of Short Term to the other. As far as I knew, nothing quite like “Wake Up!” had ever been tried at Bates before. It was a hybrid that wedded rigorous academic inquiry with direct, personal, unmediated experiential learning.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 2:22 pm

Newman's Own Letter

It’s common knowledge that the late actor Paul Newman once asked Bates to recast its Newman Day tradition. The evidence is this 1987 letter from the actor to then-President T. Hedley Reynolds.

What’s not been known until now is how Newman probably learned about the Bates tradition. That part of the story involves the person copied on the letter, Laurette Cousineau (now Carle), Class of ’86.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 1:51 pm

Alumnus and Bates Contemplates Food

The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm ’86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 11:56 am

Cruising with the 'Croo'

Run by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenleaf is among eight high-mountain huts staffed by about 50 college-age men and women, known as “croo.” Last summer, five Batesies were hut croo, a number tied with Middlebury for the most in the huts.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis’ scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Maine Course

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 9:40 am

The Packet— In death, the chance to know a Bates life

Three times a year, I receive a packet from the editor of this magazine, a packet that no one else receives. In it are the stories of 50 or 60 people, all part of the Bates community in some way: alumni, faculty, staff. But they are united by more than being part of this community.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 9:24 am

Feeding the Bobcat

Sylvan Ellefson ’09 and his Nordic teammates trust the Bates food chain.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Cornfield as Classroom

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.