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July

  • July-August Slideshow — From debating to sports, from music and art to Elderhostel offerings, this historic slideshow takes a look at some Bates summer programs of the past.
  • July 1998: The Lake Andrews restoration — In July 1998, Bates began a major restoration of the Lake Andrews area by first draining the pond. As the water level lowered day by day, all sorts of treasures were revealed.
  • July 1943: The Navy arrives — During World War II the Navy stations 120,000 student sailors at 131 U.S. colleges, including Bates, for officer training and accelerated college instruction.