News Archives

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

July 16, 2009 3:39 pm

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

The Associated Press on July 7, 2009, reports a tweak to the Guiding Stars program, a food star rating system…

Thursday

March 19, 2009 12:57 pm

Alumni bring distinctive views to food-system issues

“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.”

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.

Tuesday

November 4, 2008 12:00 pm

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

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.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Maine Course

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.

Friday

October 3, 2008 12:00 pm

In the media: Food for thought

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.

Friday

September 12, 2008 12:00 pm

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

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

Thursday

September 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Convocation 2008: Love, food and the liberal arts education

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.