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From big-picture goal setting to the do’s and don’ts of the college essay, three Bates experts offer advice for the college search.

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Jul 05, 2018

Bates wins $1 million grant for equity-driven STEM innovations

The grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will fund the transformation of STEM culture at Bates to fully support all students in the sciences.

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