Bates Magazine – Spring 2009


Bates Magazine cover - Spring 2009Bates Magazine – Spring 2009

Joshua Holdeman '93 joined Christie’s New York as international director and head of the firm’s New York photographs department and of Christie’s New York 20th-century decorative arts department. He serves in both a managerial and international business-getting role, with focus on pursuing high-value property and single-owner collections.They Came, They Bought

Josh Holdeman ’93 has his clients in focus during a landmark Christie’s sale

walsh-bushNo News is Bad News

Fewer newspaper journalists are in Washington, D.C., reporting the news. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process, writes Bill Walsh ’86

Bates College Professor of Psychology  Georgia Nigro seated in her in her Pettengill Hall office, is the college's representative to the Maine Boys Network, the consortium of policy analysts, educators and youth-services professionals that sponsored a year-long study on the academic underachievement on 540 Maine boys and young men.  Children have been at the center of Nigro's research and her concern about boys dates to 1997, when she interpreted a survey of Lewiston sixth graders' attitudes toward school and their future. She was struck by the gender difference, with a quarter of male students feeling excluded in the classroom.What Boys Want

Psychologist Georgia Nigro helps to explain why some boys fail to thrive in school

bernotavicz-439411653Everything Downhill

Up, down, and around Bretton Woods with Alexa Bernotavicz ’94

John Rossi '88 Architect The Barendsen Rossi Collaborative Newburyport, MA  I'm a registered architect, co-founder of PowerHouse and an industrial designer with consumer products in the works for solar installations.  Work these days consists mostly of residential (both new and renovations) and small commercial projects. ALL of our work is designed with peak energy efficiency and eco-friendliness in mind. Our work has included passive and active solar installations as well as use of hybrid biomass and other technologies. Thus far, we have two houses that have achieved a LEED Platinum rating and another in the works.Homing in on Green Design

Perils and possibilities arise as consumers seek green options in building and architecture

Master relay swimmer John White '39 swims daily.Of Stamens and Stamina

Iris breeder and masters swimmer John White ’39 reaps the rewards of patience

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