March 23, 2009 1:05 pm
Former Maine Gov. Angus King Jr. visits Bates on March 25 to address the theme “Protecting the Environment: Reflections on the Role of Leadership.”
November 1, 2008 8:44 am
Asked to describe her job as an archivist, Katherine Stefko’s stock reply is, “I’m paid to read other people’s mail.” The joke is revealing. Director of archives and special collections at Bates, Stefko oversees the delicate work of gathering documentary materials that reveal the details — sometimes very personal — of history.
April 22, 1996 11:32 am
The service will be conducted by the Most Rev. Joseph Gerry, Roman Catholic bishop of Maine. The eulogists will be Gov. Angus King, Bates President Donald W. Harward, former U.S. Rep. and U.S. District Judge Frank M. Coffin, businessman and longtime Muskie supporter Shepard Lee, former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell, Sen. William S. Cohen and Muskie’s son Stephen.
March 29, 1996 11:11 am
Leon Billings, an executive assistant to former Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie, will speak on “Shift in the Environmental Agenda” at Bates College on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
March 26, 1996 10:26 am
“From the day in 1932 when he first set foot on the Bates campus, Ed Muskie projected the intelligence and dignity the nation later was to know and respect so well. The death of Senator Muskie robs the world of an eloquent speaker for the dispossessed, for a clean environment and for decency in public life. His legacy is everywhere we look; and, as former President Jimmy Carter said during the dedication of the Muskie Archives in 1985, Ed Muskie should have been president of the United States. Although he fell short of that goal, Senator Muskie never lost the respect of all who knew him, including his political adversaries. Not to be forgotten as we contemplate the public man is his devotion to his family and his college. On behalf of the Bates community I convey condolences to Jane Muskie and their children. We have lost one of the giants of our time.”
March 25, 1996 10:24 am
1936: Graduates from Bates, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with degree in history and government. Enters Cornell Law School, graduating in 1939.