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Fields Medal winner Manjul Bhargava to give 2015 Commencement address, joining honorands Mark Abelson, Thomas Moser and Joan Benoit Samuelson

Bates will confer honorary degrees on four leaders in medicine, mathematics, American...

By Bates News on March 26, 2015

The Bates Modern Dance Company performs "Appalachian Spring" in 1979. (Leonard Plavin, courtesy of Marcy Plavin)
Dance alumni to perform, pay tribute to program founder Plavin

On May 2, dozens of dance alumni return to Bates College to perform in a reunion concert and pay tribute to dance program founder Marcy Plavin.

By Doug Hubley on April 27, 2015

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bates looks forward to advancing broad diversity among its faculty. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Mellon grants advance faculty diversity on campus and beyond

Bates College recently received two grants, totaling more than $1.4 million, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance faculty diversity.

By Doug Hubley on April 23, 2015

The Bates Modern Dance Company performs "A Romp" in 1997. Dance alumni perform at Bates on May. (Leonard Plavin, courtesy of Marcy Plavin)
Campus events: May 1–31, 2015

These are public events at Bates College for May 1-31, 2015.

By Doug Hubley on April 23, 2015

The Link-Bilt crane in place at the 65 Campus Ave. construction site on April 21, 2015, ready to start hoisting into place the steel framework of a new student residence. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: April 21, 2015

In regard to Bates' new student residences, it's time to stop thinking about the ground and instead look to the sky — at least up to 55 feet or so.

By Doug Hubley on April 21, 2015

Robert Feintuch and Teddy Poneman '15, an art and visual culture major from Larchmont, N.Y., discuss the placement of Poneman’s stoneware in the Bates College Museum of Art for the opening for the Senior Thesis Exhibition. Feintuch, a painter and senior lecturer, works with thesis students. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
This Month at Bates

Finally, there's light (and warmth) at the end of winter's tunnel. Take a look!

By Bates News on April 17, 2015

Rice-DeFosse co-authors history of Twin Cities’ Franco-Americans

While researching "The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn," historian James Myall and Bates French professor Mary Rice-DeFosse encountered a few shocks.

By Rebecca Carifio '15 on April 16, 2015

President Spencer talks Purposeful Work, campus culture, and Short Term innovations with WRBC

Bates College President Clayton Spencer recently sat down with Alfred Russo ’15 and...

By Kent Fischer on April 13, 2015

Keila Ching ’18.Hannah Miller ’14 and Lucas Wilson-Spiro ’15 perform. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
Interactive technology drives weekend’s senior thesis performance

In performances April 10-12, the Bates College theater-dance piece "Transparency" is driven by interactive multimedia.

By Bates News on April 10, 2015

‘Great Day’ sets all-time giving record to secure $250K challenge gift

The Bates community rallied in record-setting fashion on March 31, the final day of the month-long Great Day to be a Bobcat giving campaign.

By Bates News on April 10, 2015

Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Multimedia: Mount David Summit in words, video, photographs and audio

Hour by hour at the 2015 Mount David Summit.

By Bates News on April 10, 2015