Annie on 2013-11-23 20:59:43
In my perception, "space" is what any human requires to live freely, as it is the energy for self-realization, in a very busy and constantly thinking and moving world.
Kimberly Thompson on 2013-11-20 09:28:53
These are fantastic points about creating incentives for physicians and hospitals to practice valuable, patient-centered care, But what role do patients have in seeking appropriate care? Is there a way to shift patient culture away from the belief that more care is better care? Especially when more patients are insured and somewhat insulated from the actual costs of the care they receive.
Rusty Epstein on 2013-11-05 17:16:22
Doug on 2013-11-05 12:09:55
I was in a fit of laugher the entire time. What a triumph!
Katie on 2013-11-05 01:11:28
Seriously impressive performance all around - I was blown away by the high quality of the acting, directing, set design, costumes, and really every aspect of the production. The actors kept us engaged and laughing all the way through the show. Very well done!
Marie on 2013-11-04 23:11:00
Bates students are so blessed to work under the direction of Kati Vecsey. What an amazing job to everyone involved! The Bates Theater Department is really starting to show its strength.
Thomas Wesson on 2013-11-04 23:02:15
This production was fantastic. I graduated from Bates in 2009 and had the privilege of being in numerous productions while a student. Seeing a production here again reminds me of how special the Theater Dept. here is. I am currently a professional actor in New York largely because of my experiences at Bates under the tutelage of Kati, Martin Andrucki and the whole Dept. Having seen and been in many shows in New York I can say I wish many of them were half as good as this production was. The acting was superb, the set design was immaculate and the costumes were popping right off the stage. Congratulations to all! Thomas Wesson
Rusty Epstein on 2013-11-04 22:55:19
A really amazing production. Well done Kati and the rest of the cast and crew -- so proud of you all!
Kellen on 2013-11-04 20:05:53
I thoroughly enjoyed this production. The directing was sublime!
Sat hon on 2013-11-02 07:35:37
I am floored by the sublime and transformative performance by the actors and the incredible directing. Ms. Vecsey is utterly brilliant in drawing out the Chekovian character akin to the Three Sister. After seeing the play, I felt both uplifted and mildly sad that such gem, a diamond moment of celebration of the human spirit, of love in its earthy ground and heaveanily bliss only lasted but for a few fleeting nights. In the last scene, within the narrow beam of street lamp, with snow flakes falling like blossoms on the couple, it encapsulates the essence of the discovery of true nature of love.
Shana Wallace on 2013-11-01 10:32:14
I am incredibly sad that I'm missing this, but it looks and sounds incredible. So proud of everyone! Love and miss you, Kati!
Aubrey Nelson '08 on 2013-10-31 10:24:03
I'm glad to see that some of this money is going towards Opportunity -- I hope that segment is substantial. When I think back on my Bates experience, the one reservation I have is that it was not a need-blind institution, and although financial aid was strong, I believe that finances should not figure into the decision of who is granted acceptance. I realize that this is a tough issue, as achievement cannot be completely separated from educational opportunities throughout life that are finance dependent (going to the museum, taking a trip to a different country, etc.), but at least this would be a step. I wish I could have had more diversity in regards to socio-economic class as part of my wonderful Bates experience. I feel that many people I work with today who went to great institutions like Bates have lots of empathy in most matters, but have trouble truly putting themselves in someone's shoes who needs to choose between feeding their kids or paying for heat. I've also found that many of these folks have trouble being "resourceful." I think that having other people around who have grown up with less will not only help other students to more completely recognize their privilege, but also to recognize that growing up 'poor' might also entail a whole lot of richness, not to mention the development of innumerable skills, in which the upper or middle-class citizen is lacking. Thanks! Aubrey Nelson '08.
Matt on 2013-10-29 09:57:29
Congrats to Bates. This is great news!
email@example.com on 2013-10-29 09:48:31
I recently attended a Boston Bates event and met a Bates couple (both '81) with a son who was matriculating at Brown for its Computer Science Dept. The mother ruefully said that her son had not seriously considered Bates for lack of same.
Joan Houston on 2013-10-29 08:09:27
To support these goals, “Bates will offer practitioner-taught courses and multi-year mentoring communities; strengthen job shadowing and apprenticeship opportunities; and create a robust internship program drawing on the interests and talents of alumni and parents,” Spencer said. This excites me the most! By drawing from the vast amount of parents and alumni to offer apprenticeship opportunities to students, students will be able to "try" a job of their interest to see if it's a good fit, ahead of graduation. By tapping into parents and alumni who have had time to fine tune their interests and have created businesses along those interests, students will have a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand what good can come of their own creative thinking, for their own futures. Go Bates!
Eric on 2013-10-28 20:03:07
I think this is a great and generous gift and I approve of the thought put into its use. But I fear that any plan for Bates going forward that does not include a path toward developing a Computer Science department is a fool's errand. According to Clayton Spencer: 'Technology, writ large and small, is a cultural force changing the way we live our lives and experience the world... Bates will be a leader in recognizing ways that technology can bring innovation and collaboration to teaching and research.' The above smacks of tremendous amount of irony. A school that wishes to prepare students for the changing times ahead, but is unable to teach them the basics of how to interact with technology that is CRITICAL to nearly every discipline is simply not delivering on that promise. I love being a Batesie and I love the instituion itself, but it needs to recognize its weaknesses and fix them.
Jack Edmiston on 2013-10-28 19:01:38
Hello, I am a sophomore neuroscience major here at Bates and while I was ecstatic to hear this wonderful news of the Catalyst Fund I would like to know more about it will help me, the current student. I have particular interest in the "Excellence and Opportunity" discussion of this gift. While I understand that very few things in today's society are getting cheaper, I do not understand how or why the Bates education is so expensive. I love Bates, I love everything about it except for the fact that I am on a course to graduate with over 100k in debt. If President Spencer is serious about "attracting and enrolling the very best students" then it is time to make Bates affordable. A Bates education and experience is a truly unique and sensational phenomenon, but its price tag should be much less extravagant. Hopefully the Catalyst Fund can change that.
Helen B on 2013-10-27 08:59:17
What work did Mr.Glazer play of Paul Hindemith ! ? One doesn't hear Mr. Hindemith's music played nearly often enough and I was sorry to have missed this but just delighted to know he was included in the performance ! : - > It always surprises me how difficult it is to find out what specific works are being presented.... It isn't always just who the composer is but also it is which composition(s) being performed...
Phyllis Graber Jensen on 2013-10-11 11:51:20
Thanks, David. We corrected the text.
David Das on 2013-10-10 13:10:07
Thanks for a very nice piece. Should be "last week of August."
Susan on 2013-10-10 11:16:28
What an honor for Bates to have played a role in preparing the V-12 men to serve their country. I'm so pleased and proud that the college continues the tradition of welcoming them back to campus.
mls on 2013-09-25 14:35:39
Beautiful picture of Ms. Harrison and son. It says so much that is unspoken.
Mark Semon on 2013-09-24 12:22:48
What a beautiful slide show: beautiful pictures and insightful commentary. Thanks!
firstname.lastname@example.org on 2013-09-24 02:09:45
I missed my son's first days at Bates. He sounded enjoying every moment at Bates every time I called, but I never imagined the fun he was realy having till I saw the slide show. It is a comfort he feels already at home, as he keeps telling me every time. Thanks to all Bates community and students for the helping hand you gave to Ahmed. I feel he didn't miss the warmth of his hometown Alexandria, Egypt. I long to see more photographes of those exciting Bates moments. Rania Rageh
Jeff Braun on 2013-09-20 10:38:53
Thank you for the terrific slideshow! What a creative and connective way to provide an alumni window into the rich range of emotions and experiences that arise as the Bates campus community welcomes the incoming class, and as first-year students say "Hello" to their new home while also sharing a bittersweet goodbye with parents. These images evoke for me a deep and warming gratitude, as well as a humble-yet-fierce pride, that even as Bates continues to grow, to stretch, and to evolve... our beloved school's spirit of academic excellence, personal discovery, and service above self -- endures! #soproudtobeaBatesie -Jeff Braun '90
email@example.com on 2013-09-19 22:45:30
I agree that Bates should keep photos like these coming! Thank you for being such a caring place. Carol Ode
Sharon Williams '86 on 2013-09-19 18:45:16
Fantastic slide show! It's nice to see there are some old traditions that continue at Bates as well as some newer rituals welcoming the incoming class. Bates is truly one of a kind. The class of 2017 is just beginning to discover what a special place it is.
Eric Hill on 2013-09-19 14:56:46
Sanford was my freshman adviser. And if there was anyone who believed in my potential, it was him. I remember our playing basketball, one-on-one. Uh, he's your man if you have fouls to give. So long ago, he pushed me through. And I am grateful.
Emy and Armando Reyes on 2013-09-19 13:59:54
Thank you for sharing these precious sights, my husband and I really enjoyed them reminding us the emotional and touching moments we lived when bidding "Adios, we love you..." to our Rosemilia, today a enthusiastic sophomore. Please keep communicating, it soothes anxiety, specially when you are so far away and input on what's happening at school seems to diminish the distance. Blessings!!
Lisa Romeo '88 on 2013-09-19 13:51:43
What a great idea - it's so important for alums to know what's happening on campus and this is a terrific presentation!
Roslyn Johnson on 2013-09-19 13:14:42
As the mother of an only child who is also a freshman this year, I was particularly touched by the photo of Sarah Harrison and her son, Raymond. I've had several of those moments. It's hard to let go, but great to know that my daughter is in great hands. Please keep the communications and photos coming!
Charlotte Taverna on 2013-09-19 12:56:12
I kid you not when I tell you that is the only thing I had to carry in, the upperclassmen helping us move did it all! Oh and the socks are from Bob's stores but JT did buy them, love the pun!
Melanie Abbott '73 on 2013-09-19 12:03:21
Thank you so much for sharing these moments! The older I get, the more nostalgic I am about Bates, and it's great to see the new traditions personified.
Jeff Day on 2013-09-19 12:01:53
Best wishes to the Class of '17! I thank the Alumni Office and my Great '88 classmates for an awesome 25th Reunion. I wish we could go back today. Great photo, Chip Ross -- so glad you are still there creating new memories for others And, an ongoing shout out to James Reese for being a person and face of Bates that I will treasure for a lifetime!
John Harrer on 2013-09-19 11:55:44
Even though my son is a sophomore this year, I enjoyed the slide show. It took me back to last year, when I was unpacking Corky and bidding him adieu. And I confess that I hoped he might appear somewhere in the background of one of these photographs. Being so far away, I appreciate such communications, which help to bridge the distance. Thank you.
Bibek Basnet on 2013-09-03 21:43:05
Wow! That's great. I would like to know what the ED acceptance rate was for this year.(planning to apply in ED)
Lee Lim on 2013-08-29 23:04:37
Very impressive achievement and it makes me proud to be associated with the college
firstname.lastname@example.org on 2013-08-29 16:10:29
Dear Dr. Bourque, I'm a Class of '75 Bates graduate. I wanted to let you know that I grew up on a farm in Winslow, Maine, on the Sebasticook River. And on the river bank, was a Red Paint Indian burial site where we kids used to play. Thankfully, some folks from Colby College caught wind of this and came by in the 1950's to do research and keep us at bay. I thought this information might interest you, and quite possibly, artifacts remains buried on that river bank today. Thank you for sharing your interesting work. Fred Demers
OrildArbili on 2013-08-08 20:41:31
Philips went on to recognize the circumstances that contribute to such statistics. Circumstances such as urban sprawl, lack of heavily used public transit systems, and the fact that one in four Texans drives a pickup truck or large gas guzzling SUV. This isn't hard to imagine in a state that coined the phrase, "Everything is bigger in Texas…" and the study by the U.S. EIA certainly proves that.
Lori Beer (male) Class '58 on 2013-06-17 16:12:16
College is designed to prepare students for meaningful discussions and networking for the present or future.
Phyllis Graber Jensen on 2013-05-31 10:47:46
Jan, thanks so much for your generous comments.
Jan Born on 2013-05-30 09:04:00
Many thanks to Phyllis Graber Jensen for these images documenting slide show style the wonderful commencement day we shared last Sunday. Phyllis is at every event using her smart, blend in with the crowd, creative photography which so well documents life at Bates. Hats off to you Phyllis!
Justin Moriarty on 2013-05-29 10:50:23
Congrats Tommy on a wonderful speech! I know that there was many more kind words that you wanted to share with us, but know that our thanks come from watching you up on that stage. It truly makes what we all do so worth our efforts. If there are more students around the country graduating from college like Tommy, our future is looking pretty fantastic. Thanks for everything you did and for all you gave to Bates. All my best, Justin
Bob Muldoon on 2013-05-28 14:35:28
In 1980, when Mr. Kinney was CEO, I was a Ladd Intern at General Mills in Minneapolis working in the Marketing Research Dept. It was a great opportunity for an undergrad economics major, and it was made possible by Mr. Kinney and his commitment to Bates. There were MBAs from Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford etc. doing marketing internships--and there was me. General Mills had its standard brands like Wheaties, Cheerios, Betty Crocker but also (at that time) Gorton's, Yoplait, Izod Lacoste, Red Lobster and others. (I seem to recall a frozen pizza brand called Sausalitos (?) and watching an audition of 2 men in fake moustaches trying to get the role of Chef for a TV commercial.) I requested and was granted a meeting in his spacious office, and I recall a coffee table book on Maine sitting in plain view. It was clear that he loved Bates, Maine and helping out young people. Bob Muldoon '81
Clara Avalos '89 on 2013-05-28 11:52:04
Wonderful speach - and so very true. The first time I stepped onto the Bates Campus, for an interview with Dean Hiss and then to spend the weekend as a sub-frosh.... well, I knew that this was where I belonged. And through the four years of my own tenure as a student at Bates I felt much the way Thomas describes it in his speech - surrounded by my peers who became my heroes, inspired by certain professors to reach for my dreams, passionate about the things I believed in, and part of something endlessly and wholly GOOD - the love that was extended to me and that surrounded me during my time at that very special place. I have heard a fair number of senior speeches over the years at other graduation ceremonies - all of them seeking to inspire graduates to move forward. Not one has been a love letter to the institution that nutured those graduates, to the community that raised them during their college years, and to the peers that made up the mosaic of each of their days in the heaven that is college life. This speech was unique - it is special... and I'm glad that I was able to read it. twenty four years after my own graduation, each word of it rings true for me. thank you.
Elena Delgado on 2013-05-28 11:47:15
Thank you Mr. Hirshberg for delivering an on point, timely and forward thinking address. We especially appreciate your courage, passion, wisdom, and good humor. Your story resonates and inspires the whole Bates community. We hope your sensational speech and underlying messages spread quickly into other communities.
Bill K. Jack '08 on 2013-05-27 12:10:34
Across the several Bates Commencements to which I have gone over the years, never do I recall a senior address. However, after listening to Thomas', I am so glad that Bates has begun this new tradition. A wonderful speech in all respects of the word. Good job Bates and congratulations to the Class of 2013! Best, Bill K. Jack '08
Jim Guzelian on 2013-05-26 16:33:27
Great speech and the delivery like a true master in public speaking. Tommy I wish you the best Cheers Safety Jim
Mike Bartley on 2013-05-26 13:06:09
I am very pleased to have been a part of your exploration and development at Bates. You truly have been an exceptional individual and a terrific example of how an institution like Bates can help nudge a student toward bigger and better things, whatever "things" they happen to be. An old Chinese proverb states that teachers open the door, but students still must walk through them. You walked through every door that was opened for you. It will be exciting to see what you ultimately do with your life. Go forward and do great things knowing what we at Bates College will always be rooting for you.
Erika Kliem on 2013-05-25 07:12:52
My former husband Peter O Kliem '60, tested the Androscoggin as a chemistry student at Bates. He can be reached at KliemP@aol.com. Erika Kliem
Fred Schultz on 2013-05-19 08:57:20
Matt Auer brings a brilliant mind and a sense of perspective to everything he does. Bates is gaining a leader who truly enjoys people, different perspectives, and a good laugh. What makes Matt unique is that his genius is only matched by his sense of humor. He is a joy to be around. We will miss him in Bloomington. Congratulations to my friend and to Bates.
Trish Morse on 2013-05-16 11:39:07
Dear President Spencer, What a wonderful appointment you, the Bates Faculty and the Search Committee have made for Bates! The background of this new leader will bring new ideas, new approaches and bring together the important group, the Bates Faculty, to attain new heights for the students. This builds on the superb leadership of Jill Reich and Pam Baker in keeping Bates on the cutting edge of appropriate learning environments. There are some moments when I would like to be back on the active and caring Board of Trustees - and then others, that enjoying retirement watching whales and eagles is a good place to be in my life. Your activities continue to open my will to give and excitement to support this wonderful college. Best wishes to your lively team!!! Warm wishes to you all, Trish
Dawn on 2013-05-12 22:12:30
Thank you for allowing a place for the city to voice its concerns. The cause is greatly appreciated, however the timing could have been slated for a weekend evening. Please be mindful of the nature of noise pollution at this hour for future events. Thank you, Dawn Sullivan Lewiston Resident
Ken on 2013-05-12 21:41:31
why do it so late on a Sunday why not have them on Saturday evening kids have school tomorrow and i'm pretty sure they are all awake now. i know both of mine were woken up out of a dead sleep scared out of their minds some sort of better notification would be nice as well in the future thanks
D. Cote on 2013-05-12 21:21:30
I'm all for promoting Asian and Asian-American awareness, but fireworks on Sunday night at 9:15pm?!? Some of us have to work in the morning and have to get up as early as 5am to do so. Thanks for thinking of the timing for those of us in the community who have jobs. What was wrong with Friday or Saturday night?
Loring Danforth on 2013-04-24 14:17:41
Dear Charles, Thank you for your comment. We certainly have not overlooked, nor do we excuse, the many ways in which the Saudi government fails to uphold international standards of women’s rights, human rights more generally, and rights to freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion. We have discussed these topics at length; we have also discussed how we can responsibly speak and write about our experiences in Saudi Arabia. We have concluded that these negative aspects of Saudi government policies are widely known in the United States, while the positive aspects of Saudi society and culture are not well known. Many Americans, for example, know that the Saudi government does not allow women to drive, but they do not know about the Saudi women who have bravely protested the ban. Many Americans also know that the Saudi government practices strict censorship, but they don’t know the work of the many young Saudi artists who are producing wonderful work in spite of this censorship. In our speaking and writing, therefore, we have focused on aspects of Saudi life that most Americans are unfamiliar with. Loring Danforth
Linh on 2013-04-24 13:15:33
That is truly amazing!!! You really inspire me. Keep it up Travis!
Sandra Aupi on 2013-04-22 18:59:48
Great job, Travis!! Best wishes for the future!
Severin Drix on 2013-04-21 23:34:09
Wow, you have already accomplished so much, Travis! I am so proud of you and glad to have taught you in Calculus, way back when.
Todd Peterson on 2013-04-21 17:34:29
I need to choreograph!!!!
Lailey on 2013-04-20 19:31:05
Travis! I am fascinated by the magic the ensues when we combine our talent with our passion. You have been an inspiration all the way through at Bates! Hats off to you pursuing your creative dream. Congratulations on a job well done! Lailey
Annaliese R. on 2013-04-17 15:48:16
Travis, You are truely amazing!! I can't wait to see what else you are going to accomplish in your life. Keep it up my friend!
Dan Rosenzweig '10 on 2013-04-15 14:37:13
I did what I could to get introduce Bates to the aerial arts while I was at Bates, and I'm glad to see someone succeed where I couldn't. Power to ya!
Charles Plotkin Bates '49 on 2013-04-13 15:32:24
I wonder if, in their enthusiasm for what they have been shown,, some of your students may overlook or excuse Saudi official attitudes toward women, Christians, Jews, gays, and other minorities.
Phylllis Graber Jensen on 2013-04-12 23:14:51
Unfortunately, the talk was not videotaped.
John Lamontagne on 2013-04-11 16:44:06
I would like to congratulate you for keeping costs reasonable, but I find it unfathomable that the tuition, room and fees at Bates are now nearly 3.5 times more expensive than when I graduated 25 years ago. Had Bates fees increased at merely the rate of inflation over that period of time, costs would be less than $35,000. I recognize there have been many investments in the Bates campus over these 25 years, but Bates should strive to hold fee costs down now and in the future. By allowing costs to shoot into the stratosphere -- even with generous financial aide for some -- Bates risks appealing to only the wealthiest in society and losing out on important cultural diversity.
Lori Beer (male) Class '58 on 2013-04-11 16:18:59
Good luck ski team however this announcement came out weeks after the event. Lori Beer '58 and started the Bates Ski Team in 1954-1958 (not sure of exact date for our first meet).
Michael Sargent on 2013-04-11 12:09:27
Bravo, Julia. I look forward to more guerrilla art on campus, including that which we don't understand. If it makes passersby laugh, smile, or (perhaps most importantly) think, that seems like a good thing.
Derek D. Bardell, MLA, MA on 2013-04-08 12:35:10
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was a towering figure in academic, religious and societal circles. His keen intellect, courage, determination and stewardship proved to be invaluable and noteworthy during the civil rights movement and beyond. As a scholar, educator, administrator, philanthropist, public servant, activist and humanitarian, Dr. Mays blazed a monumental trail and left an indelible mark upon many influential individuals, most notably Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and former Dillard University President Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook. Bates College and its constituency can feel proud that it provided a solid foundation for this spirited and principled man to chart his course.
Bob Greenberg '54 on 2013-04-07 12:21:38
I went to Bates with Nate, played football with him, skied together, and even hit a few tennis balls with him. I see him annually at the Marine Corps birthday in Manchester, VT and it is a pure pleasure. I also served in the Marines, so we share stories. He is a first class person who I am proud to have as a friend.
Daphne Comeau on 2013-04-05 15:22:19
I'll admit; sometimes I have a hard time deciphering graffiti when it's painted on trains and buildings-- I just don't understand what the artists are trying to say, or how to read the letters. But this, I understand. Thank you for this story, Doug and Phyllis. And thank you to the students for the living art and color.
Celeste Cunningham on 2013-04-04 18:14:21
I had a late friend and co-worker who attended Bates College. I had not heard of it until then. He spoke glowingly of the college and the community. He remarked that while he was the only African American in most of his classes, he was very comfortable in the setting. Reading this article helped me understand why he enjoyed attending Bates College. My friend was a brilliant person with a quick sense of humor and relaxed among all people. His mother was the first African American High School principal in a Westchester, N.Y. High School. A High School was later renamed for her. He was a proud Bates Alum and reading this article reminded me of our friendship and times together.
Susan on 2013-04-01 12:39:19
We really enjoyed the concert last night. The young performers were wonderful. I especially enjoyed the first piece and the finale.
Jay Burns on 2013-03-26 12:44:56
Yep, we hope to start livestreaming signature Bates lectures in the coming months.
Dr.Dewey L.Barton on 2013-03-26 12:34:20
I remember well, going to Bates with Nate Boone........undoubtedly the best athlete in our class. We played freshman football together and I found out that Nate was a former Marine, as was I.........so that increased out bond............ later, near the end of our sophomore year I heard that the Marine Corps was sending some people to campus to recruit for a six week summer platoon leaders class with the offer of a commission in the active reserve for two years on graduation. I had no intention of accepting the commission on graduation but thought it might be fun to attend the summer session at Quantico, Va. I saw Nate on campus and told him and said; let's sign up. When the recruiters came to campus, I took their physical and signed up.......later I saw Nate on campus and told him and asked him: did you sign up? He said; they wouldn't take me!.....I asked "why not?" and he said "because I'm black"...........I felt terrible.....about an inch high! so ,I am so pleased that the military finally got it straight under Pres. Truman and integrated............thanks, Dewey L. Barton
Dr.Dewey L.Barton on 2013-03-26 12:14:53
Greetings from Florida, I just received my Winter 2013 "Bates" magazine and enjoyed and remembered Nate Boone, a fellow classmate and Marine. I would very much like to renew our friendship. Could you please pass my email address along to Nate? Thanks so much, Dewey email@example.com
Steven Sullivan on 2013-03-26 11:09:34
A truly inspiring story wherein I feel compelled to read the fully story.
Christine Terp Madsen on 2013-03-23 21:40:36
Any plans to simulcast this event? There are those of us who don't care about sporting events but would VERY MUCH appreciate the opportunity to attend some lectures long distance!
Christopher Cathode on 2013-03-22 11:22:56
Fantastic! I am so glad that this is happening in Lewiston. Will be a thrilling Sunday afternoon.
Dona Bergin on 2013-03-16 11:01:31
I'd love to hear Danforth's talk on 3/21 (my daughter, who is studying in Jordan this year, reveres him) but the long drive (6+ hours) is discouraging me. Any chance that it will be videotaped or linked online?
Jay Burns on 2013-03-07 14:13:08
Hi Will. Thanks for the comment and question. The simplest answer is that the vandalism was the result of very poor judgment on a student's part. That is, the impulse was most likely not related your No. 2 scenario or cause (resentment toward the institution). — Jay Burns, Editor, Bates Magazine
Arthur Darken'51 on 2013-03-06 23:45:52
Inspiring. I posted it on the Facebook page for Blackburn College's Common Ground (the college's LGBT and allies student group) as something to consider for the College.
Marjorie Walther Keach on 2013-03-06 16:01:09
"I wish I could go back and be a student again.
Anna Cressey on 2013-03-06 11:45:07
AWESOME! Finally something about the amazing work done at Tree Street Youth and it's connection to Bates. Julia is doing AMAZING things and Bates alumni would love to hear more!
Larry H on 2013-03-06 01:21:36
Very happy for you, Bill - you will be missed!
Jeng on 2013-03-04 06:07:06
Whoa, whoa, whoa Are you arguing the point that those folks that do not fall in the high need caogtery should not have access to it? I believe the free clinic was intended to serve that audience, but it was left to each person to fill out the form truthfully. And we all know what happens when individuals are left to govern themselves Or, are you still trying to argue that it's tough see a mass of people gather for a government hand out?And how is this different than when the Governor calls a State of Emergency for an unruly forest fire which allows the government (state and federal, right?) to step in and provide resources and money to help put it out?At any rate, I think we do agree that if the vaccine was distributed better everyone could get it just like they do with the seasonal vaccine (their doctor, Raley's, Walgreen's, their employer, etc.).
Younq on 2013-03-04 05:16:58
A healthy uennrstandidg of the impact of influenza on the population in general, at risk groups, and the health care system is important if you are going to debate the usefulness of the flu vaccine. It's probably also wise to understand how the components of the vaccine are determined before passing judgement.On average, the flu and its complications send about 20,000 Canadians to hospital every year, and between 2,000 and 8,000 Canadians die. I would say that efforts to prevent an illness with these impacts is a relatively good use of time and resources.The components of the vaccine are determined by predicting what will be the most commonly circulating and severe strains of the flu in any given season. Strains of the flu are named based on when they are initially identified, and because the flu virus constantly changes (mutates), new strains are constantly being identified. So, because the name of the strain has 2009 in it, doesn't make it an obsolete virus. And, because the flu vaccine is constantly being updated new recommendations are made every year for the components of the vaccine, it's actually more like having a state of the art sound system or perhaps more like having the iPhone 4S loaded with iCloud and all the other latest and greatest apps.
Sean Cranmer on 2013-03-01 20:57:03
Hmm, I seem to recall the "Children of Midnight" was coined by one Todd P. Bailey. The idea was born from our annual Katahdin trips with a departure at midnight, we drove through the night, hiked all day, had a a bbq before returning to Bates that same day. Then was the "suffer-fest" (Mark Synott) of a bike trip up the auto road on Mt. Washington that Todd led at night. Ever after, sketchy, ill planned excursions that departed Bates late at night with no plan for sleep coupled with long miles or great exertion were referred to as "Children of Midnight" missions. This lantern launch seems like a rather watered down example of the "Children of Midnight", Todd Bailey is probably rolling over in his stinky polypro.
Mariya Manahova on 2013-03-01 14:16:23
It was such an amazing event, and this video truly does it justice! Although, of course, there were many other events...
Jack Murphy on 2013-03-01 01:29:42
It's so nice to hear that Children of Midnight continues! One night in 2006 we organized a Children of Midnight critical mass bike rider. The email went out around 10pm ("The air is crisp, and the Moon is bright, Meet at Hathorn Hall when clock strikes midnight . . . a bring any human powered vehicle that roles). Around 30 Batesies on bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc. rolled through the street of Lewiston in the early morning hours with no leader. Whoever was in front at the time would make a turn and the adventure would continue. It was a good day to be a Bobcat!
Wilfred Barbeau '51 on 2013-02-28 19:58:51
Very serious. Needs sensitive investigation. Typically, two root causes: 1) Simplest: Student gets drunk, kicks off sprinklers or extinguishers. Punishment needs to be calibrated to some level of campus service. This student's life can be rescued. 2) Deep-seated resentment among growing body of students about some issue. This needs to be researched carefully to find out what the "itch" is about. The destruction could spread to other places. I dealt with both during my time there, 1947-51). Ran into No. 2 as a new freshman rooming with athletes. The negativity being preached was so serious I urged Dean Rowe to consider putting freshmen in separate dorm to disrupt communication of the beef. As a sophomore, I was invited to proctor Parker Hall, which was to become a freshman dorm: "It was your idea, Will. Want to see it through?" While proctoring Parker one of my musical friends got drunk and tipped a fire extinguisher. Freshmen residents pitched in to help me and my now-sobered friend clean up the mess. He stopped drinking as his part of the deal. Parker remained a freshman dorm for about 10 years. I would really like to know what provoked the Pettigrew vandalism and how you 'handled' it because of this background. Does this aberration fester in more than one brain? Thanks if you can share it with me. — Will Barbeau '51
Jean Neely '53 on 2013-02-28 19:37:49
Brooks would be proud !
Lizette Greaves on 2013-02-28 18:56:37
This is a very impressive accomplishment! You make us all proud-thank you for your hard work. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!
LINDA CURRIE on 2013-02-28 18:27:17
I remember you, Isabel, when you lived next door to us on Meadowbrook Rd. in Bangor. So glad that you have made your way back to Maine even if you are spending a good deal of time in Russia. You are doing my Alma Mater proud!
Ben Levy '98 on 2013-02-28 16:02:39
Congratulations to Cat and Ben for a job well done!
Nancy Salmon on 2013-02-28 15:36:32
I wasn't able to attend the Arts Crawl this year but this looks terrific!! n
Jay Burns on 2013-02-28 11:07:36
Hi Joan. Sky lanterns are basically small hot-air balloons. In this case, the source of the heat is a burning square of paper that's suspended by wires at the bottom of the lantern. - HJB
Joan on 2013-02-28 08:47:14
It does look very beautiful, what are the lanterns made out of and how do you get them to fly up into the sky??
Maria Morales Kent on 2013-02-22 15:53:44
What a great piece. Victoria - I am so proud of you. Bates - thanks for providing one of Thacher's graduates such an extraordinary education and experience!
Nicholas O'Brien on 2013-02-22 11:14:46
You can listen to the entire interview here: https://soundcloud.com/wrbc-91-5-fm/interview-with-clayton-spencer It's great!
David and Carol Boone on 2013-02-21 17:28:25
Would love to hear the entire interview--fully enjoyed the questions and answers posted above. As alumni, we feel very confident that with Clayton Spencer at the helm Bates will continue to become better and better.
Larry H on 2013-02-19 00:18:12
So proud of Bates and all they have done to support LGBT athletes and allies!
Mohammad Gasim on 2013-02-18 04:48:00
so proud of Leena and i wish that all students studying abroad to follow her leads and set good examples for what we are. All the best. Mohammad Gasim
Sama on 2013-02-17 12:25:23
Wonderful work Leena <3 Cheering for you!!
Media Providence Friends School in Media Pennsylvania on 2013-02-13 13:16:49
We are really DIGGIN' the 'Time-lapse of Nemo' by Will Strathmann. It is so AWESOME. Everybody loves it :) Thanks for sharing it!!!!
Orla O'Callaghan on 2013-02-10 02:19:18
Bill, you were one of the reasons I chose to go to Bates. I came to interview on a Maine School day, where you probably had interviews scheduled every 15 minutes. Despite this, you and I talked for a long time. You ignored the calls from your secretary, and her insistent knocking on the door, as we just talked. A month later, I made an unscheduled visit to campus, when I passed by you on the quad, you remembered me by name. On the first day of freshman year, the newspaper took a picture of me helping my roommate move her stuff in. You came over to our quad the next day to see how we were settling in. You went above and beyond for me, and so many others. You were a real selling point for Bates. Thank you! I wish you luck in the next phase of your life.
Bob Greenberg '54 on 2013-02-08 22:06:39
Impressive. It is nice they spelled Bates correctly.
Bill Cummings '54 on 2013-02-08 17:27:39
Great. What a refreshing contrast to our college of 60 years past. I could use more of this beautiful campus coverage, perhaps geared a bit lower for some of us who function a bit slower.
Bill Cummings '54 on 2013-02-08 17:14:37
I've seen a lot of bobcats in the wild here in CA deserts and mountains, but never one that looked distinguished,scholarly, pensive or blissful. The new mascot will certainly provide some relief for adversaries on the gridiron, courts, diamond and track.
Clinton on 2013-02-08 11:53:15
Class of 2007. Love the new logo. It's perfect. It's clean and precise. I've seen some other Skye Design work and we got this guy before he explodes and is doing much bigger and much better.
Alice Haines MD on 2013-02-07 20:14:21
Only the nasal vaccine is live attenuated. The injected vaccine is "inactivate" (dead).
Mark and Karen Scott on 2013-02-05 15:49:07
Congratulations Bill, We are happy for you. Best wishes in your new venture. Karen and Mark
Steve Strand on 2013-02-05 15:34:48
Wonderful opportunity for a wonderful person! I've had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Makman ("Izzy" to her friends) and I am confident that she will take every advantage of this a life-changing type of experience. Great job CIEE and Congrats Izzy!! p.s. kudos to whomever took that picture...beautiful photo!
Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz on 2013-02-04 21:14:18
People, come on, listen to your selves! You people are judging on how equally women are treated based on what? on the fact that they wear an abaya? that they CHOSE to wear a niqaab? your ignorance makes me wonder, how do you sleep with yourself at night? Sincerely, A non-Saudi Happily living in Saudi Arabia for the past 20 years with a family (consisting of females as well, who wear an abaya and are very happy about it) p.s. - If that too doesn't satisfy you, my sister passed this link to me saying, and I quote, "look at what non-sense they write about women covering in the middle east. Like if we walk around naked, it would be considered as freedom".
Cyrus Hamlin on 2013-02-03 14:46:07
As Governor, Muskie established the "Governor's Advisory Committee" (GACE) to help him with eductional matters. GACE was a blue ribbon committee, usually with at least one Maine college president a memeber, and an enthusiastic group of knowledgeable people. GACE was instrumental in pushing several important educational initiatives including Sen. Porteus' SAD Bill to have at last 300 students in any high school, help Bates, Bowdoin, Colby and U of Maine initiate public radio and TV, and fulfill the new legislation which guarantees every Maine child, even if severely mentally or physically handicapped, be taught as far as they can go in the public school system. U.S. Senator Muskie was also the only prominent Washington figure whom the columnist Jack Anderson never received a single poison pen letter about. Had Jimmy Carter been reelected, Muskie would have certainly remained as Secretary of State and the world today would have been a different place.
John on 2013-02-03 02:41:29
Traci, you said u've lived in Saudi Arabia and I'm sure you know that Saudi girls are one of the top most spoiled girls around the world. More than men. so what kind of equality they have a long, long way to achieve?
Ali Ameer on 2013-02-02 12:23:17
Actually I'm from saudi Arabia and I dis agree with you about the last part of your comment that says " Saudi women have a long, long way to go to achieve any kind of equality " I know women's in Saudi Arabia more successful than men there. Yes it's hard most of the time but it's not that "long, long way to go to achieve any kind of equality,". About the cover up "Hijab" it's for religion purpose and we proud of it as islamic country. As a men from Saudi Arabia, I found some difficulties too but women's in Saudi Arabia getting batter.
Nancy Mills Mallett '56 on 2013-02-01 16:43:12
Bill, May you enjoy and thrive in retirement. You made so many contributions to Bates in varied assignments and should be proud of a great legacy. I was on the committee with you as you researched and established the removal of the SAT admission requirement. That alone was a milestone to be copied by many other schools. Best regards, Nancy Mills Mallett '56
Bill Jack '08 on 2013-01-31 22:46:29
I saw this video several weeks ago and immediately liked it. It's very well done and I believe was even sent to prospective students. A really good way to promote the college. Nicely done. Cool use of a mutlicopter!
Bill Jack '08 on 2013-01-31 22:32:29
I'll echo what others have said: when you hear about a new logo, you worry that the new one won't be good. However, I really like this new one. In fact, I like it so much better than the one that we used to have. Whether or not you think that it is distinguished, I do think that it looks much classier than the previous one. Good job to all who were involved in choosing this. Go Bobcats!
Ken Doroski on 2013-01-31 10:40:33
My daughter graduated in 2010 and was a Rower. The video was great and gave me a sense of how wonderful it must have been to Row on the Androscoggin. She descibed it often but the video captured it beautifully
grandma Joanni on 2013-01-30 20:41:03
Our grandson is a freshman and we can't wait to visit and see it all in person. It is lovely!
John Spence '81 on 2013-01-30 16:15:48
Bill, Congratulations on your retirement, and thanks for your many years of service to the Bates community! You left an indelible mark on many people at Bates--myself included--for your commitment, your passion, and your thoughtfulness. Thank you! All the best, John Spence
Susan Stucke Funk, '78 on 2013-01-30 14:04:26
Beautiful new logo. The samples shown on the survey were totally underwhelming, and i was worried about the potential outcome. But this one is excellent and successfully avoids the common error of collegiate logos designed only for the sports teams and appealing primarily to current students. This one works for alumni and parents too. I'll be proud to wear Bateswear with this new look. Nice work!!
Minoo Saghri on 2013-01-30 10:37:41
Dear Dean Hiss (that's what you will always be in my mind), When I think back to my days at Bates, it is always the people who stand out. James Reese, Wylie, Mitchell, Leigh Campbell and so many others. But what stands above all was the one summer I spent traveling across New England with you (as an unofficial admissions intern), visiting schools, observing you and handing out Bates material.It took most of the summer, but when I was finally ready, I began talking about my experiences at Bates. We are often asked to name one person who affected us deeply in our educational years. That is difficult for me, it is a close tie between you and Dean Reese. You both saw a reserved person and without prodding, gently guided me. I have a feeling that many others might say the same. I am forever grateful to you, as is the entire Bates community, for all the lives you single-handedly changed and all your years of dedicated work. May your next chapter be as good as the last. Wishing you all the best, Minoo (Malek Saghri)
Sharon kenrick on 2013-01-29 19:39:30
Wonderful, especially the outreach to youngsters. Keep reaching out to the community as it is so good for Bates reputation and future. Sharon
Sharon kenrick on 2013-01-29 19:11:36
This past fall there was a picture display in the Hogan Center at Colby Sawyer college inNew London, NH where I go for water aerobics. I was VERY proud that Bates was included and part of the next breakthrough. Keep up the hard work. Sharon
George Conklin on 2013-01-29 17:14:06
Amazing devices those multicopters. I wish the historic chapel had been in the sequence.
Jay Burns on 2013-01-29 17:05:29
One of the key points that I heard from researchers Palin and Greer as I did the story was that of the students who got the flu several days after the two clinics, some had attended the clinic and some did not attend the clinic. So there's no link between the clinic itself and the spike -- the reason has to do with how student traffic flow changed on those two days, bringing students into contact with different students on those days. Also, to repeat what Tpowell said, and Karen Palin just repeated to me, vaccines really don't cause the flu. Really! If students felt ill at Bates in the third and fourth weeks of October 2009, there could be many other legitimate reasons! Best, Jay Burns, editor, Bates Magazine
Libby Wiers on 2013-01-29 15:03:07
Great video - loved the bird's eye view! Graduated in '71 - much is changed, but much the same.
Tpowell on 2013-01-29 14:24:24
Dear Anon, No!!! Flu vaccines cannot and do not give anyone the flu. That is a common myth for which there is no evidence. There is no scientific debate on this issue whatever. Vaccines are imperfect, however, in that they don't provide 100% protection. You are much better off if you get a flu vaccine. Perhaps more importantly, you will not be able to spread the flu to those more vulnerable than you. Influenza is a serious cause of mortality among those with compromised immune systems, including the frail elderly, young children, and cancer patients.
Sharon Williams on 2013-01-29 14:02:46
Bill -- Congratulations on your retirement, and a hearty thank you for all you have done for Bates. I still remember my interview with you in the Fall on 1981. It was by far the most personable and personal college interview I had. You have a way of drawing people out of their shells and making them feel comfortable expressing themselves, which is an extraordinary talent. Thank you for all you've done for Bates. Sharon Williams, '86
Sharon Williams on 2013-01-29 13:51:01
I like it! It looks updated and fresh.
Dana Denault on 2013-01-29 12:30:45
Hi Bill, My congratulations on your retirement from Bates where you have served with distinction for so many years. Welcome to retirement and the many volunteer opportunities that await you! I will often remember seeing you over the years at admissions meetings as well as occasionally on campus. My son, Dana, is now living in Marblehead with his family and enjoying his old hometown after many years in California. Hope to connect with you in the future. Best regards, to you and your lovely family. Dana
Nancy LePage on 2013-01-29 11:01:21
This is a great video snippet but how do you get to it from the Bates home page. It should be easily accessed for anyone who is interested in Bates to view. Please, please put it front and center.
anon on 2013-01-29 10:57:06
I definitely recall a feeling around campus that the vaccine led to people feeling worse because of the live virus inside. There also was skepticism about whether the nasal vaccine or the other option (needle? not sure) was more effective or left you more prone to illness. Of course this is all from memory and I would be interested to hear if Meredith Greer and co. did consider these things.
Traci on 2013-01-29 09:46:09
I spent seven years of my childhood in Dhahran while my father was on assignment there, and I remember well the warm hospitality these students encountered. But I also remember having to cover up when we went off our compound. Saudi women have a long, long way to go to achieve any kind of equality. --Traci LaRosa Suppa, '90
Krista on 2013-01-29 09:33:11
love the new Bobcat look! Great job, Skye Dillon and Bates!
Jim Hopkins on 2013-01-29 07:27:48
My daughter is a sophmore at Bates. She loves it there. That was a very cool video. Keep up the great work.
Anne Dillon on 2013-01-29 06:35:14
Very nice job - regal and elegant - and the font is great too. Somehow I don't think I'll forget the designer's name. Go Bobcats! The pictures reminded me of cheering on Fred Criniti ('82) and his teammates.
John Tagliabue on 2013-01-29 05:34:05
Bill Congratulations on your retirement.. As they say, when one door closes, another opens!! Enjoy retirement.. Best John
Steve Pitcher on 2013-01-28 21:19:46
Fond memories of the basement of the gym. Sorry to see it go... but I'll assume that bigger and better things (and memories) will come from your new digs! Steve '72
Jim Sammarco on 2013-01-28 20:16:33
Oh that is sad... Not the E-Room too... Hopefully you will paint "Escape to Reality" over the door. Best of luck in your new digs! Jim Sammarco BOC Pres '89
Paul Savello '66 on 2013-01-28 19:15:30
Congrats, Bill! Stay as busy in retirement as you did during your many great years of service to Bates! Wishing you happy years ahead, Paul Savello
Jay R P'2016 on 2013-01-28 18:46:57
Love the new logo. Great job by all involved. Looking forward to seeing it on athletic uniforms.
kathy on 2013-01-28 17:59:18
hi, Is this an internet publication only? Thanks.
anon on 2013-01-28 17:50:32
Could the vaccines have been faulty? Giving people the disease instead of protecting them from it?
Chris Fahy, class of 75 on 2013-01-28 17:41:27
I like it. It's a much better reimaging than we did here at Boston University. Our relatively new mascot is Rhett, a mean, rabid Boston terrier who looks perpetually angry.
Chris Terp Madsen '73 on 2013-01-28 17:25:10
Relieved about new mascot. I was afraid it was going to be either too cutesie or too severe. I think it strikes a good balance. It keeps the right amount of Bobcat fierceness with the right amount of Bobcat catch-me-if-you-can-ness. And the best part is that it's not an elephant or a mule!
Sarah Stone '90 on 2013-01-28 17:02:31
Dear Mr. Hiss - I still remember my interview with you back in the late 80s - it was my first college interview, a practice one in my sophomore year (and then had my "real" one with Wylie Mitchell). Mainly I remember how much fun you made it, despite me being a very shy, nervous kid. My oldest son is now a high school sophomore and I hope that his first college visit is as pleasant as you made mine! Thanks for all your years of service to Bates! And enjoy your retirement! Sarah Stone
Tom on 2013-01-28 15:48:19
Kind of disappointed with the logo. "Distinguished" to me reads more as unoriginal and generic. I would of preferred something of the whimsical nature, like many long-standing proud institutions, that convey the atmosphere that all collegiate athletics should: fun, enjoyable, and a good-time.
Jay Burns on 2013-01-28 15:33:54
Tufts won, 74-67.
Jay Burns on 2013-01-28 15:30:48
Hi Helen. Sorry for tardy reply. The equipment room was/is in the Hathorn basement, while the BOC meeting room was in Alumni Gym basement. The E-room is also moving over to Chase Hall this year. Thanks for asking! Jay Burns, editor, Bates Magazine.
Robert Peretti '86 on 2013-01-28 15:28:44
The new mascot image looks good. Who won the basketball game?
Geri FitzGerald '75 on 2013-01-28 15:25:09
Bobcat fever! Love the pic of Clayton, Meg and the Alumni Council. Kudos to all who collaborated on the new Bobcat logo project and designer Skye.
Carol Stone Beyna '65 on 2013-01-28 15:23:14
Dear Bill, Bates should be eternally grateful for all that you have done for the college. I remember you from our student days, and I think it's marvelous that you've been with Bates ever since. Congratulations on your retirement from your many Bates jobs, all done exceedingly well. Enjoy your retiement days!! All the best, Carol
Victoria Stanton on 2013-01-28 11:55:50
Thanks for the feedback, Alex! We will have more photos posted to this page shortly.
Doug Hubley on 2013-01-28 11:00:03
Thanks for your comment. The article was a preview of the event that was based on information supplied to this office by Sangai Asia. A Bates Communications writer did attend Asia Night and an article about the Arts Crawl, Asia Night and a Bates Museum of Art opening will appear today.
Sangai Asia on 2013-01-27 13:32:40
Although this article does accurately represent the Sangai Asia mission, it has many parts that are ill-informed. Firstly, Bates Gamelan Orchestra did not perform at this event. Secondly, there wasn't a Chinese dance performance, in fact there wasn't any specific performances representing China. We thank you for helping promote Sangai Asia, but we do wish that you had the chance to actually attend.
Alex Wood. '66 on 2013-01-27 13:19:52
I'm impressed by the prompt post from yesterday's game and new mascot image. Can we not have a few more photos of same, as some were taken with Clayton and alumni council members decked out in the new T-shirts. Thanks.
The Rev Suzanne Colburn on 2013-01-24 08:10:44
Congratulations, Bill! I look forward to seeing you in Maine. Suzanne
Jared Cash on 2013-01-23 10:12:48
Bill - Thank you! You gave us a trusted voice that fostered openness, reflection, resolve, and in several moments healing.
Coco Sherrod on 2013-01-21 19:33:04
I am so proud of the hard work, effort and time you have put in on your production. You are such a dedicated young man. You make my heart smile! Good luck and break a leg to you and everyone who have made your show an sucess!
Martin Margulis on 2013-01-21 17:38:46
Please reserve 2 free senior tickets for this concert. Martin Margulis Jazzpsy@gmail.com
Dervilla McCann on 2013-01-17 17:09:57
IN 1975, Marcy Plavin loaded about 5 of us early Bates Dancers into a VW minivan to tour, teach and perform in the LA schools system. It was a blast. It is wonderful to see that this type of outreach continues to build audiences and inform young students today. I've had the opportunity meet Victoria and watch her dance. She is a fabulous ambassador for Bates, and this video is a lovely tribute to her, and to the dance program. Thank you.
C.Lowe on 2013-01-16 18:16:54
This was Fantastic! Makes you wanna go to bates;)
Ellie O'Leary on 2013-01-14 10:32:27
Really, all that time in Alumni Gym? I remember the Outing Club in the basement of Hathorn Hall. Helen O'Leary '70
A on 2013-01-11 10:00:05
I'd argue that the knight on the roof of the various buildings around campus is perhaps the most outstanding testament to the concept that "no man is an island entire of itself." The very fact that that statue made its way onto a location as unattainable by any mere mortal as the roof of Commons must mean that it took a village to raise the child that is the belief that the errant knight was even possible. The movement of such an inanimate object as the knight is clear evidence that solidarity and ingenuity flow through the Bates community like the river Saraswati did through India... before it dried up.
LINDA MACGREGOR on 2013-01-05 13:07:21
Regret we missed Frank Glazer's recitals. Please let us know schedule of music performances for January and throughout the spring semester.
Judy Herndon on 2013-01-03 21:19:12
Really enjoyed this - my family knew the Spencers when they were in Staunton, Virginia, and it was such a treat to see them in this video. Congratulations to Clayton!
Sharon Williams on 2012-12-27 14:53:12
It is good to see that the psychology department at Bates continues to be vibrant and active in both the academic and local community. As an alum psychology major ('86), I was well prepared when I entered graduate school. I am currently a clinical social worker at a psychiatric hospital and all these years later find myself referring to what I learned at Bates. Well done!
Kenneth G Crosby on 2012-12-15 12:52:44
As a 1949 psychology major, I am very proud of the Psychology Department at Bates. The Department was much smaller in 1945-49, only three faculty members then, and it did not have all the resources, including an adequate laboratory, that were needed, but it still gave me the grounding to acquire my doctorate and become a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and I am grateful to it for that.
Ruth Hirsch on 2012-12-15 12:26:06
Congratulations! A former Honors Psych major at Bates ('76) I'm also delighted and intrigued to read of your seminar on “Corporal Culture: Body and Health in America.” Wonder whether you also have a seminar on the same topic that looks at corporal culture internationally.
Maryellen Pambookian on 2012-12-15 07:18:46
College was going along 'ok' but really came alive once I started a practicum at AWAP in Lewiston and tutoring/mentoring in the Lewiston Public Schools. I went on to get an MS in Clinical Psych., a Ph.D in School Psychology and I am also a certified administrator of Special Education. I am now working at the Walker School in Needham with very involved students and families and I will always be grateful to Bates for getting me involved with community service. Maryellen Pambookian (83).
Ira Waldman on 2012-12-15 00:08:39
I am visiting the class on Friday with every intention of singing the Bates fight song for them.
Laura Hillier '90 on 2012-12-14 19:39:51
Congratulations to the Psychology Department! I'm proud to have been a Psych major.
Cathy Bennett '79 on 2012-12-14 18:19:35
That is so very cute! Besides sending a cheer back, perhaps Bates could send all the kids in the class (and their teacher) some Bates "swag" - a pencil at least.
Virginia (Ginny Addison) Siegler on 2012-12-14 15:59:45
As an alum (class of '84) I would love to visit this school. I live here in LA and would be delighted to deliver a token gift to them on behalf of Bates. Is there something you can send me for the class?
Jay Burns on 2012-12-14 12:57:13
Consider it, if not done, in the great-idea mix for winter!
Kathleen Foster on 2012-12-14 10:52:08
This is great! Are the Bates students sending a cheer back?
Sharon on 2012-12-14 10:41:56
Wow! So artfully done! This video really captures the NCAA experience in such a powerful and compelling way. From the coach celebrating the “team” over the individual and creating a culture of profound loyalty, dedication, and sportsmanship to those spent and battered bodies crossing the finish line…I am truly humbled and inspired. Well done gentleman! You should feel really proud of yourselves.
Giovanna Bartucci on 2012-12-14 10:18:31
a rhetoric major (1985), and nowadays a clinical psychoanalyst, i also could not be prouder to be an alum of Bates. well done. future generations deserve it.
Christy Porter, '90 on 2012-12-14 10:17:18
J Michals on 2012-12-13 12:52:32
Alex, it looks like you are doing a great job. I am impressed. Keep working as hard as you are and I know this is going to be great. You will be in my prayers. Merry Christmas
John Gill on 2012-12-13 10:50:23
Alex, What a great challenge and opportunity! This short clip provides a snapshot of such important work. Thanks for your huge amount of effort and positive attitude. All the best!
Jeff Snyder on 2012-12-12 00:23:29
Such an awesome video- so proud to be a Bobcat!
Vantiel Elizabeth on 2012-12-11 09:42:42
Bates would only be so lucky to receive applications for these little bobcats.
Bob Littlefield '75 on 2012-12-10 15:33:34
This video gave me goosebumps. It captures the essence of teamwork that is at the heart of cross country. You guys are warriors, and articulate ones at that! The image of you crossing the finish line with the gas tank empty is very inspiring. Congratulations Coach and all you 'Cats! As an old track and field captain and a long-time coach, I am very proud to be a Bates alum.
fatuma on 2012-12-02 20:30:40
nice good songs you rock .
Bill Cummings '54 on 2012-11-05 14:47:40
This is what I've waited for more than 50 years. Congrats to the team, Bates, Kevin and the entire staff. Alums, please support the athletic fund in addition to the general. You've made my day, year, and decade re Bates News. Bill Cummings, '54
Gregory S. Kurey on 2012-11-05 14:09:07
My son, David Kurey (#87) is the punter. Is there a place that I can go to get pictures of him punting at this game -- or others? Kindly let me know what you think. Thanks!
Jennifer Farrell O'Reilly on 2012-11-04 01:05:15
i couldn't be prouder to be an alum of Bates. and a former student majoring in psychology. its what we all knew about the faculty and the program all along. well deserved and keep it up.
Joe Green on 2012-11-02 20:45:32
President Spencer: I read your inaugural address. I believe Bates is fortunate to have you. Class of 1954
Armando Reyes-Pacheco on 2012-11-02 17:56:30
Felicictaciones y en hora buena, Congratulations for such an inspirational speech to be embraced by everyone.
Dervilla McCann on 2012-11-02 17:06:43
I watched as Phyllis Graber Jensen worked her way through the day of inauguration with her cameras and with her marvelous photographer's perception that captured so much of the emotional content of a historic and happy day. She is so quiet in her work, and her presence is so soft, that the honest and unvarnished behavior of the participants was captured in a beautiful and natural manner. This video was put together with love and wisdom about our college and its community. Thank you Phyllis.
Michael D. Maginn on 2012-11-02 16:35:29
Wonderful speech and context setting. Bates' greatest asset is its root values. Good luck, President Clayton
Pam Johnson on 2012-11-02 14:21:53
I walked over from Merrill to Lane Hall one morning with two women who had just wiped down ALL of the hundreds of chairs in preparation for the inauguration that day. I am so grateful to the many unseen people who make Bates run every day. These women were as excited as I was about the inauguration; they also work at guest house and had enjoyed meeting all of the guests.
Faith Minard '75 on 2012-10-27 11:20:27
I have never been more proud of Bates. This was a beautiful day and I am so excited about what is to come for Bates,
B "53 & C "53 Pappas on 2012-10-24 11:04:59
We are sorry to see Nancy leave Bates, but know that Bates is in very capable hands. Nancy is a delightful, personable, and intelligent young woman and did a great job for Bates. We know that she will be an asset to the Foundation that she serves. We hope that our paths will cross sometime in the future so we may share a few more laughs. We wish her health, happiness, and success in all of her ventures.
David and Carol Boone on 2012-10-24 10:53:03
Nancy, we wish you the best in your new endeavor and greatly appreciate all that you have done as interim President at Bates. We will miss seeing you on campus but hope to still hear about the wonderful accomplishments to come.
Pamela Kaye on 2012-10-11 22:17:16
To Troy's Family, At my son's (Barron, '13) soccer game on Saturday, there was a moment of silence in honor of Troy. My consciousness was flooded with the inspiration that "Life is Large and Life is Long." Your lives are long and large--I pray that over time you will find comfort and meaning in the gift of Troy's wonderful life. Please know that you are being held up by the loving arms of so many who love you. With all sincerity, Pamela Kaye
Beecher on 2012-10-09 10:46:36
where are your wonderful cross country team photos
Lynne Slater Das on 2012-10-08 11:01:39
Hi, I think you have a typo in the text concerning the October 13th concert of Francine Reed. It reads: 7:30 Francine Reed: Reed is keeping the golden age of R&B alive with her blend of blues, jazz and gospel. Co-presented by Olin Arts Alive and L/A Arts. Admission: $15 / $10, increasing to $20 / $10 the day of the show or batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe you wanted to say the tickets are increasing to $20/$15 the day of the show. Thought you might like ot correct that.
Mike Pasek on 2012-10-04 21:21:17
It would be great to add College NIght in Town to the sked, taking place October 24 from 5 to 10, including the culminating concert at the franco center