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November

  • November Slideshow — “Bates Aids the Musically Inclined”—so states a headline from a 1937 issue of the Bates Alumnus. This month’s historic slideshow on the Sesquicentennial website provides visual proof of that statement.
  • November 1963: The assassination of President Kennedy — Reflecting the shattered innocence of a bygone era, the campus community reacts to the tragedy in the pages of the Bates Student newspaper.
  • November 1956: A State Series victory for football — Entering the 1956 football State Series, the University of Maine Black Bears had won nine straight series games and three straight titles, outscoring Colby, Bates and Bowdoin 334 to 67. Bates hadn’t beaten Maine since 1949. But the late Norm Levine ’57, a backup tackle who wrote sports for the Alumnus, said the 1956 outlook was “highly optimistic.”
  • November 1854: Oren Cheney takes a step toward a new college — Oren Cheney goes public with his vision for a new Maine school, telling church leaders in Topsham, Maine, that the need “haunts us sleeping and waking.”