Stories about "Dorothy Foster Kern"
From left, James Jones '20 of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., and Abby Hamilton of Yarmouth, Maine, joined Dorothy Foster Kern ’42 of Auburn, Maine, in Commons for a lunchtime conversation about what life is like on campus now vs. how it was back in the day.Kern turned 100 years old on Monday, Sept. 23, and was on campus today for her first-ever lunch in Commons, where the dining staff serenaded her with "Happy Birthday" and served up a specially-prepared birthday cake prepared by Head Baker Daisy Taylor and presented by Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events Christine Shwartz.
Bates in the News: Jan. 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 10:57 am

One professor writes about rural school closures, another studies urban heat islands, and an alumni centenarian makes it on NPR.

Dorothy Foster Kern '42 speaks with Bates Communications Office writer Emily McConville in the living room of her 64 Grandview Avenue home in Auburn, Maine. McConville brought some Bates memorabilia for Kern to inspect.Kern will turn 100 on Sept. 23, 2019. She retired in 1980 after 20 years of being the librarian at Edward Little High School.
Her 100th birthday approaching, Dorothy Foster Kern ’42 recalls her Bates years

Friday, September 20, 2019 9:55 am

Kern would walk three miles to campus each day, but she still found time for field hockey, modern dance, and a prodigious newspaper career — at least until the dean made her stop.

Bates in the News: June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:40 am

Bates goes carbon neutral, students get real-world research experience, and a 1942 graduate turns 100.