News & Features

Slideshow: 24 moments as the Class of 2018 gets to know Bates and vice-versa
See what they experienced as Bates photographers Sarah Crosby and Phyllis Graber Jensen followed the Class of 2018 from its arrival on Aug. 25 through the first week of classes.
By Jay Burns on September 18, 2014
Whitehouse Professor Erica Rand smiles during an introduction from President Clayton Spencer at her Sept. 15 talk. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Erica Rand celebrates appointment to Whitehouse Professorship
Rand's scholarship "explores the limits and possibilities of subversion," said Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer.
By Victoria Stanton on September 17, 2014
Michael Rocque, assistant professor of sociology. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Michael Rocque, sociology
New at Bates, criminologist Michael Rocque brings a distinctive perspective to the sociology faculty.
By Doug Hubley on September 17, 2014
Andrew Cyr '96 conducts the Metropolis Ensemble (see Oct. 2).
Campus events: Oct. 1-31, 2014
This is a list of public events at the college from Oct. 1–31, 2014.
By Doug Hubley on September 16, 2014
Students stream past the Mouthpiece, which features a Class of 2018 welcome poster, as they walk to the Historic Quad for Convocation on Sept. 2. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
This Month at Bates
The return-to-college season is the same and different every year. That means you'll love the ritual but won't know exactly what to expect. See what we mean.
By Bates News on September 11, 2014
Alan Nathan, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois, is a nationally recognized expert on the physics of baseball.
National authority on physics of baseball to speak on Sept. 9
Alan Nathan, a nationally recognized expert on the physics of baseball, speaks at Bates on Sept. 9.
By Bates News on September 5, 2014
Geoffrey Swift will become Bates' vice president for finance and administration and treasurer on Nov. 1.
Geoffrey Swift named Bates Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
"I am thrilled that we will have the benefit of Geoff’s financial and organizational leadership as we work together to map our institutional priorities and develop the resources to support them,” said President Spencer.
By Bates News on September 4, 2014
Video: Lewiston children’s poetry inspires thesis music by Catherine Strauch ’14
For her senior thesis, Strauch collaborated with Lewiston students to produce music inspired by their original poetry.
By Bates News on September 4, 2014
From left, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer, Student Government President Alyssa Morgosh '15 and college President Clayton Spencer prepare to speak at Bates' 2014 Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Your job is to discover and learn,’ Convocation speaker Matt Auer tells Class of 2018
Likening the Bates experience to a voyage of discovery, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer's 2014 Convocation address was the centerpiece of the midday ceremony.
By Doug Hubley on September 2, 2014
Regan Radulski '15. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
For dance majors, Bates Dance Festival is a chance to visit the dream
What do Bates dance majors gain by training at the Bates Dance Festival?
By Doug Hubley on August 29, 2014