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Tuesday

October 13, 2009
10:48 am

Grant, fellowship recognize food service sustainability

“Bates College stood out as a best-practice example showing a broad level of impact across many aspects of sustainability.”

Thursday

October 1, 2009
12:59 pm

University Business honors Dining Services' commitment to sustainability, excellence

University Business magazine has awarded Bates a “Dining Hall of Distinction” award for having the country’s best “self-operated dining program.”…

Thursday

September 24, 2009
2:09 pm

H1N1 Update: Sept. 24, 2009

Dear Bates Community Members, Where we are We write again to keep everyone informed about H1N1.  While we have not…

Friday

May 1, 2009
11:39 am

Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

As part of an environmental studies requirement, Molly Mylius ’11 will help create an herb garden next to new dining Commons building.

Tuesday

February 24, 2009
3:17 pm

Sylvan Ellefson '09 trusts the Bates food chain

While Sylvan Ellefson ’09 hasn’t banished sweets or Commons crispitos from his diet, he has honed an understanding of what…

Monday

February 16, 2009
4:22 pm

Bates Dining features many choices

Bates Dining pizza chef Tina Vallerand performs her wizardry at the brick oven in the new Bates Dining Commons. A favorite of Bates students, Commons pizza is one of many popular choices that appears regularly on the Bates Dining menu.

Friday

January 16, 2009
3:50 pm

Feeding the Bobcat

While Sylvan Ellefson ’09 hasn’t banished sweets or Commons crispitos from his diet, he’s honed an understanding of what his body needs to perform at peak level.

Saturday

November 22, 2008
3:30 pm

Harvest meal & Break

The Harvest Meal is Bates’ own little Thanksgiving feast. It’s the school’s way of sending Batesies off to vacation happy and full of delicious food. The dining staff decorates all of Commons with festive decorations (including Christmas Trees, Ice Sculptures, and many other holiday-themed items) and sets up a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Check the unbelievable menu out here.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
3:09 pm

Called to the table

Conversations about food remind us that a liberal education prepares the whole human being for life.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
2:22 pm

Newman's Own Letter

It’s common knowledge that the late actor Paul Newman once asked Bates to recast its Newman Day tradition. The evidence is this 1987 letter from the actor to then-President T. Hedley Reynolds.

What’s not been known until now is how Newman probably learned about the Bates tradition. That part of the story involves the person copied on the letter, Laurette Cousineau (now Carle), Class of ’86.