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Wednesday

June 4, 2008
4:11 pm

2008 Summer Reading List

The 13th annual edition of “non-required” reading: Each spring, the College Store publishes a list of good summer reads suggested by members of the Bates community. Without futher delay, welcome to the 12th annual Bates College Store
Non-required Reading List or Good Reads for Leisure Moments XII.

Sunday

June 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Taking the first stroll down Alumni Walk (slideshow)

Having Walked the Walk for the first time, Jo Trogler Reynolds ’58 gets ready to dive into her lobster dinner as Nancy Tyler Harris ’59, whose husband is Kenneth ’58, looks on.

Sunday

June 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Community Fabric

‘Responsive and willing’ is how curator Dumas describes faculty interest in Museum L-A projects, while Scobey notes that faculty engages about half of Bates’ 1,700 students in ‘significant community-based learning,’ from internships to research.

Sunday

June 1, 2008
12:00 pm

My City Was Gone

Emphasizing photography, the exhibition portrays the cities through three wide lenses: the changing forms and meanings of public monuments; the forests of skyscrapers springing up like bamboo; and the street-level scenes that are disappearing as those skyscrapers hoist residential living into the heavens.

Sunday

June 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Rho Beta Phi

At a college where the absence of fraternities has defined student life, what are we to make of the existence of the early-1960s mock fraternity Rho Beta Phi (“Roger Bill Fraternity”)?

Tuesday

May 13, 2008
10:44 am

Balanced Beam

Behind the Ben Ayers ’99–Kirsten Walter ’00 farmhouse, barn designer and friend Brad Morse ’99, along with neighbor Bruce Bell, was cutting beams from hemlock timbers that Bell and son Nat had milled. On Morse’s T-shirt was the phrase “Measure twice, cut once.” An understatement, actually, said Morse with a smile. “I’m pretty picky about everything, so I do it more than twice.”

Tuesday

May 13, 2008
10:27 am

Bob's Job Says Goodbye

“Your job has been outsourced to India.” I shouldn’t have been surprised — though a week earlier, at our insurance company’s Holiday Concert Celebration, the CEO had trumpeted our “three-times-the-industry growth rate” over hot hors d’oeuvres and good tidings.

Tuesday

May 13, 2008
10:15 am

Crooning and Swooming

The Bates Deansmen celebrate 50 years with a campus gathering.