BatesNews: June 2013

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The newly minted graduates of the Class of 2013 are in, with 92 percent class participation. Also in is the venerable Doris Whipple ’34, age 99 and going strong as the pianist for the singing of the Alma Mater at Reunion. President Clayton Spencer is in. If you haven’t given yet this year, please consider joining the Bates Fund by midnight Sunday, June 30. If you have given, Bates thanks you!

HLB_L_a0196072Reunion 2013 coverage: words, photos, video

Stories, photographs and video from Reunion 2013.

Audio Slide Show: ‘Mentoring and Learning’

Kim Sullivan ’13 discusses her commitment to Lewiston, to the downtown Tree Street Youth Center she co-founded and to helping Lewiston’s youth aspire to college.

End-of-season kudos, laurels and bon mots for Bates athletics

In the last athletics event of 2012-13, Bates women take second place at the NCAA Rowing Championships. Known to generations of Bobcats, coach Bob Flynn wins a distinctive award reserved for assistant coaches who “exhibit the integrity and dedication to the game of college baseball.” And the men’s cross country and track programs finish the year ranked fourth in the nation.

Audio Slide Show: ‘Committed and Dashing’

Mikey Arsnow ’14, a member of the Deansmen, explains the dynamic within Bates’ oldest all-male a cappella group.

Hathorn Hall’s columns get stripped down and freshened up

Got some house painting to do this summer? So does Bates. And where better to begin than at the beginning, with the college’s oldest building, Hathorn Hall (1857), and the 60 layers of paint on Hathorn’s signature columns.

web-Men's_Soccer_Wesleyan_00029Revealed: Who coined the distinctive Bates cheer ‘Great day to be a Bobcat’?

Part cheer, part exultation, “Great day to be a Bobcat!” is heard loud and clear when the going is good (or great) for the garnet faithful. But who coined the phrase?

Bates in the News

The Maine media recall the late Philip Isaacson ’47, a revered champion of the arts, leading Lewiston citizen and mentor to lawyers and artists alike who died June 20. Caroline Baumann ’87 gains wide notice with her appointment as director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt. And the Los Angeles Times profiles Allison Mann ’08, head researcher who upholds Mad Men‘s reputation for authenticity.

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