News Archives

Thursday

July 2, 2009 1:03 pm

Clean Sweep sets record, raising more than $21,000 for local nonprofits

Bates’ ninth annual Clean Sweep, a “garage sale” of usable goods donated by departing students that was held June 20, raised a record $21,400 in proceeds that will be divided among local nonprofit organizations.

Friday

May 22, 2009 3:06 pm

Mylius '11 helps lead Bates to victory — victory gardening, that is

For the first time since the mid-1990s, Bates’ lush summer plantings will include a garden dedicated solely to providing food for Dining Services. For her environmental studies internship, Molly Mylius ’11 helped Bill Bergevin, the college’s longtime landscape coordinator, build an herb garden near Commons.

Tuesday

May 5, 2009 2:57 pm

The Wedding Gift

Friends and family raise a barn, and some community spirit, at the farmhouse wedding of Kirsten Walter ’00 and Ben Ayers ’99.

Thursday

March 12, 2009 12:16 pm

'Bates Contemplates Food' presents alumni in two events

Borealis Breads founder Jim Amaral ’80 and food activist-author Mark Winne ’72 are among Bates College alumni featured in two March events relating to the Nourishing Body and Mind: Bates Contemplates Food initiative.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Cornfield as Classroom

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

Monday

March 17, 2008 10:20 am

Erin Reed '08 and Lots to Gardens receive 2008 Stringfellow Awards

The Right Rev. Steven Charleston, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., recently visited Bates College to speak and present the annual William Stringfellow Awards in Justice and Peace.

Charleston’s lecture honored the legacy of William Stringfellow, Bates class of 1949, a lawyer and lay theologian prominent in the American peace movement. His visit coincided with the 2008 William Stringfellow Awards for Justice and Peace, presented this year to Bates senior Erin Reed of Wareham, Mass., and the Lots to Gardens program of Lewiston.

Saturday

March 1, 2008 3:11 pm

The Wedding Gift

Friends and family raise a barn, and some community spirit, at the farmhouse wedding of Kirsten Walter ’00 and Ben Ayers ’99

Friday

July 20, 2007 11:19 am

Lewiston recognized as 'All-America City'

This summer, Lewiston has received national recognition by becoming one of 10 municipalities designated an “All-America City” in an annual competition sponsored by the National Civic League.

Monday

May 21, 2007 4:32 pm

'Green Horizons,' Bates' summer exhibition, examines sustainability

With its centerpiece a giant painting that depicts Brooklyn after millennia of global warming, an exhibition exploring the concept of environmental sustainability opens on June 9 at the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St.

Friday

August 22, 2003 10:57 am

Getting the lead out tests urban gardeners

An environmental studies major at Bates with a concentration in environmental geology, senior Rachel Booty is researching soil contamination by heavy metals — primarily lead — for her thesis. In particular, she’s investigating the impact such contamination makes on urban living. Her research has involved testing plant and soil samples from the downtown gardens run by Lots to Gardens, the community garden program that Booty works for, and comparing them to control materials taken from test gardens on campus.