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Wednesday

July 1, 2009
11:34 am

Scene Again: 1893-Women and Men

For the first time since the school’s founding, the “young ladies of the freshman class at Bates outnumber the young men.”

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:14 am

Coping against the odds

Taking Direction.

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.