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Vice President for Information and Library Services Eugene Wiemers to retire
Wiemers built an "integrated library and information services organization regarded as a national model among liberal arts colleges," said President Spencer.
By Bates News on October 29, 2014
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Keys to effective thinking on tap in Sampson Lecture
Michael Starbird, a mathematician who has given hundreds of lectures and dozens of workshops on effective teaching and effective thinking, offers a lecture on effective thinking on Oct. 30.
By Bates News on October 28, 2014
From left, Hanna Allerton '15 of New York City portrays Marion Lea and Colette Girardin '16 of East Moriches, N.Y., plays Elizabeth Robins in "The Summer in Gossensass." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Play-within-a-play offers absurdist look at ‘Hedda Gabler’
Bates College presents "The Summer in Gossensass," a meta-theatrical comedy about the first English-language production of "Hedda Gabler," from Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
By Katherine Courtney '16 on October 28, 2014
Icona Pop shown backstage at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2013: Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo. (Fredrik Etoall)
You’ll love it! Campus Consciousness Tour brings Icona Pop to Bates
As part of a environmental consciousness-raising tour, Icona Pop, the Swedish pop duo known for the smash hit "I Love It" is bound for a Bates College performance on Nov. 1.
By Bates News on October 27, 2014
Professors Michael Retelle, at left, and William Ambrose on the island of Ingøya, Norway. (© Randall Hyman)
Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research
An oceanographer and a geologist at Bates have received a National Science Foundation grant to create a 1,000-year record of changing sea and climate conditions in the Norwegian Arctic.
By Doug Hubley on October 27, 2014
Chick Leahey (right) runs a bunting drill during an early spring practice in the Gray Athletic Building. (Photo courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man
At halftime of tomorrow's Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William "Chick" Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.
By Jay Burns on October 24, 2014
Laura Morrill P'15 of Frederick, Md., learns basket weaving from Atiya Haji. The Alumni Walk presentation was linked to a student's academic project looking at efforts by local Somali Bantuu women to market their crafts. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Purposeful Work (and play) at this year’s Parents & Family Weekend
This year's Parents & Family Weekend welcomed a record 1,800 guests, who got up to speed on Bates doings, including the Purposeful Work Initiative
By Bates News on October 24, 2014
Brett Huggett, assistant professor of biology. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology
New at Bates as an assistant professor of biology, Brett Huggett specializes in how trees response to environmental stress.
By Doug Hubley on October 24, 2014
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President and Dean of Students meet with students about changes in student life
Bates President Clayton Spencer and Vice President for Student Life and Dean...
By Bates News on October 23, 2014
Bates dancers rehearsing for a September dance concert. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates Arts in Action presents performance smorgasbord
Dancers, actors, musicians and improv comics offer a smorgasbord of performing arts in the annual Bates Arts in Action concert on Oct. 25.
By Bates News on October 23, 2014

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