Stories about "Alumni"
Sociologist Ken Kolb ’98: Well-intentioned efforts to fix food deserts are ‘flawed’ and miss the point

Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:44 am

Access to better food is championed by the foodie movement, says Furman University sociology professor Ken Kolb '98, but "there's really no evidence that increasing access will actually change the way people eat."

Bates in the News: Jan. 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022 1:39 pm

The media recalls when the late Ruth Slovenski lost, then got back, her beloved bike, plus faculty insights into figure skating's reliance on gender stereotypes and new psychological research on antiracism.

Spied: 11 curiosities in a Bates student’s circa 1908 dorm room

Monday, January 10, 2022 12:00 pm

Click the garnet buttons of this interactive photograph to learn what we spied in the Parker Hall room of George French, Class of 1908.

A record-breaking Big Year for Maine birder Ethan Whitaker ’80

Friday, December 3, 2021 12:27 pm

All that stood — or perched, rather — between Ethan Whitaker ’80 and a Maine record was one rare bird.

Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans PlazaBrittany provided the following program outline:Welcoming Remarks: BrittanyOpening Prayer: BrittanyTaps: Julie Jesurum ’22, a biochemistry major from Weston, Mass., plays on trumpetPoem for Safety- Tyler Shambaugh '22Invitation to lay a stoneBegin ritual by laying a stone for each branch in the armed forces*Moment of Silence*Poem for Peace- Frances White '22Benediction-Raymond
Veterans Day: poetry, taps, and a poignant ritual at Veterans Plaza

Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:23 pm

A poignant observance at Veterans Plaza offered a simple ritual that "people can interact with throughout Veterans Day," says the Rev. Brittany Longsdorf.

Award-winning illustration by Matt Tavares ’97 chosen for Veterans Day poster

Friday, November 5, 2021 11:49 am

The official 2021 Veterans Day poster, depicting a quiet moment at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is based on an award-winning book illustration by Matt Tavares ’97.

Nathan Pulsifer, Bates Class of 1899, ‘ornament of the great profession of baseball’

Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:43 pm

Nate Pulsifer, Class of 1899, was one of the great two-sport athletes in Bates history — and inspired a character in a Jack Kerouac novel.

Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Oct. 14, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:07 am

Here's the latest roundup of what Bates folks are saying about this and that, including why the Bates football coach felt like the King of England.

Recalling 1893, when men were feeling threatened

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:34 am

In 1893, for the first time at Bates, "young ladies of the freshman class outnumber the young men."

Bill Tucker ’66 and his wife of 31 years, Monica Drozd renew their vows at the Keigwin Amphitheatre on Friday, Sept. 24, in a ceremony officiated by Tucker’s classmate Bill Hiss ’66 and witnessed by Leadership Gift Officers Cary Gemmer Blake ’07 and Rebecca Lazure, both of Advancement. Also present was Colleen Quint ’86 and BCO writer Jen Wright.Hiss writes: “Bill and I had adjoining rooms in what is now Turner House in 1965-6, and have been clise friends ever since. Bill’s Bates story is a fascinating and very unconventional one…He first arrived in the late 1950’s, and with 4 years in between of active duty as an Army MP, finished in 1967. He then set a speed record for a Princeton Ph.D. In psychometrics, and moved into Camden, NJ, where he spent his entire career as a Psychology prof at Rutgers Camden. He wrote some masterful scholarly books both on the use of testing (an interest we have shared for decades), and on the hidden work of truly nasty right-wing foundations. To say that Bill has a lifelong commitment to racial and social justice is a big understatement.”“His Bates and family story is powerfully American: his paternal grandfather deserted from the Czar’s army as a Jewish conscript and walked from the Caucasus to Rotterdam to get a boat to America. His mother’s family, Viennese Jewish intellectuals, got out of Austria barely ahead of the Gestapo. Bill’s use of his Bates education has been masterful, and his philanthropic support goes to issues of racial justice, including some quiet support of bringing minority students from Camden to see Bates.”
At Lake Andrews, wedding vows reaffirmed among treasured Bates friends

Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:25 pm

When Bill Tucker ’67 and Monica Drozd decided to renew their wedding vows, they knew exactly where they wanted to be, and who they wanted to be with.

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