Stories about "Spotlight on Bates Vision"
Grant, fellowship recognize food service sustainability

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10:48 am

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

'Guiding Stars' supermarket program, used at Bates, gets a tweak, Associated Press reports

Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:39 pm

The Associated Press on July 7, 2009, reports a tweak to the...

Alumni bring distinctive views to food-system issues

Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:57 pm

"I can see the world through food," said Kirsten Walter '00, perhaps speaking for all the participants in a wide-ranging Bates discussion of food-related topics on March 16. "I can see all these different issues," she said, "and how to approach them and how to engage people with them."

Feeding the Bobcat

Friday, January 16, 2009 3:50 pm

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.

Harvest meal & Break

Saturday, November 22, 2008 3:30 pm

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.

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.

The Maine Course

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.

In the media: Food for thought

Friday, October 3, 2008 12:00 pm

Thanks to an anonymous $2.5 million gift, Bates College is refocusing its food-services mission on 'nourishing body and mind' and serving more organic and locally grown fare in the dining hall.

NBC affiliate reports on $2.5 million gift for local, natural, organic foods

Friday, September 12, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates' purchase of local food is helping Maine farmers and food providers.

Convocation 2008: Love, food and the liberal arts education

Thursday, September 4, 2008 12:00 pm

If any of the 550 or so members of the Class of 2012 wondered yesterday just why they were at Bates College, their academic home for the next four years, Margaret Imber had a straightforward answer.

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