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Players and fans in Alumni Gym erupt after a dunk by Graham Safford '15 of Stratton, Maine. Bates beat Bowdoin 71-51 on Dec. 4. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
At 7-0, men’s basketball heads into winter break full of cheer

"We're playing the way I've wanted us to for six years now," says head coach Jon Furbush '05.

By Andy Walter on December 19, 2014

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The 2014 White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89

From a Bates perspective, the most intriguing part of the official White House holiday card is at the lower right.

By Jay Burns on December 18, 2014

With the entrance to Lewiston Middle School in the background, workers for Gendron & Gendron prepare a parking area on the 65 Campus Ave. site. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Dec. 18, 2014

Some kinds of dirt will do just fine when you want to build something on top of it — but other kinds, not so much. Those other kinds bring us to an especially interesting...

By Doug Hubley on December 18, 2014

Peniel Joseph, author and historian. (Tom Kates for Tufts University)
Campus events: Jan. 3–31, 2015

Happy New Year from Bates! This is a list of public events...

By Doug Hubley on December 18, 2014

Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader's commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson,...

By Bates News on December 16, 2014

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Bates debate, ranked ninth in the U.S., looks ahead to Worlds in January

The legendary Brooks Quimby Debate Council will send three teams to Malaysia in January to compete at the World Universities Debating Championships.

By Bates News on December 10, 2014

Swimmers Jonathan Depew ’18 of Hudson, Ohio, Ned Thunem ’17 of New Canaan, Conn., and Alex Smachlo ’15 of Rexford, N.Y., prepare for their Dec. 6 meet at Tarbell Pool. Bates outscored UMaine for the first time since 2009. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

It's a time when students buckle down to review what they already know, even as the campus pulls them toward new ideas, people and experiences.

By Bates News on December 9, 2014

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

By Jay Burns on December 8, 2014

The 2011 Lessons and Carols event (see Dec. 7). (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Lessons and Carols service honors the season on Dec. 7

In an annual tradition at Bates College, a Service of Lessons and Carols for the Advent season takes place on Dec. 7.

By Bates News on December 5, 2014

Stacey Kabat '85 talks to students in a film criticism course taught by Jonathan Cavallero, assistant professor of rhetoric. She brought along her Academy Award because "it's fun to hold it, so I always feel like sharing." Students passed it around and, yes, it's heavy. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neither naive nor cynical, Oscar winner Stacey Kabat ’85 reflects on her domestic-violence activism

A national leader in the fight against domestic violence, Kabat won an Academy Award for the 1994 film "Defending Our Lives."

By Jay Burns on December 4, 2014