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Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:52 pm

Spring at Bates

It was still late winter at Bates as we went to press for the Spring issue, so this June 2008 photograph of a rugosa rose in front of Carnegie Science was chosen hopefully.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:13 pm

They Came, They Bought

Josh Holdeman ’93, international director of 20th-century art for Christie’s, talks to clients during bidding. Holdeman and his team oversaw the sale Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection in December 16-17, 2008, which acheived a record total — more than $7 million — for a single owner Christie’s sale dedicated to photographs.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:34 am

Everything Downhill

It’s pandemonium atop a beginner lift at the Bretton Woods ski resort in New Hampshire. Limbs flail, ski equipment disconnects, and clothing detaches as fledgling skiers hit the snow on their first lift ride. Then Alexa Bernotavicz ’94 steps in. She rights the skiers, guides them out of harm’s way, and readies the lift for yet another wave of chaos.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:38 am

An international affair

Svitlana Orekhova ’09 of Donetskaya Oblast, Ukraine, poses for photographer Louisa Demmitt ’00 during the annual International Dinner. For the dinner, students prepare dishes from their homelands, often from family recipes passed down through the years.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:30 am

Passing Thought

With 4:34 remaining in the first half of the men’s basketball game vs. Bowdoin on Jan. 23, 2009, Neil Creahan ’10 of Hingham, Mass., drives between Bowdoin defenders and dishes to Jimmy O’Keefe ’10 of Lexington, Mass., for the layup.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:23 am

Vecsey reads Holocaust memoir sequel by Isaacson '65

Last winter, Judith Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94 got to hear her own words during a reading at the Lewiston Public Library by Katalin Vecsey, who read selections from Isaacson’s Seed of Sarah, a memoir published in 1990 that recounted her Holocaust experiences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hessisch Lichtenau concentration camps.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:18 am

Bobcat Crossing

True, there’s no longer a ski jump on Mount David, but it’s still part of the Maine spirit to face winter with gusto (and insurance). Which is why a few Bates friends drove to Gilead, Maine, one winter day to create a road-gap jump.

Tuesday

February 17, 2009
5:26 pm

Women's hoops earn fourth seed in NESCACs

The team finished the regular season with a 62-51 loss at No. 18 nationally ranked Tufts University on Feb. 14 at Cousens Gymnasium.The Bobcats finish 16-8 overall and 5-4 in the conference, and earn the fourth seed in next weekend’s NESCAC Championship. Bates will host fifth-seeded Trinity College (16-7, 4-5 NESCAC) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the tournament quarterfinals.

Tuesday

February 17, 2009
5:08 pm

Men's basketball earns sixth seed in NESCAC Championship

After defeating NESCAC rival Tufts 77-65 on Feb. 14, Bates finishes the regular season at 13-11 overall and 4-5 in conference play. The Bobcats have earned the sixth seed in the NESCAC Championship and will play at No. 3 seed Williams (16-7, 6-2) Saturday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the conference playoff quarterfinals.

Monday

February 16, 2009
4:38 pm

Jazz groups feature talented musicians

Ben Smeltzer ’10, of the Bates Jazz Combo, rocks the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall as part of the evening program for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The combo’s members participate in the college’s jazz band.