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It's early in the masonry phase at 65 Campus Ave. in this image taken Aug. 13, 2015. The brown material at right is Roxul, a thermal insulation made from rock wool. It must be tough shearing those rocks. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Aug. 28, 2016

"My mantra has been, 'Summer is coming,'" laughs Chris Streifel, project manager for two new dorms being built for Bates. Of course, he means summer 2016.

By Doug Hubley on August 28, 2015

‘Community and connection’ are what’s in store for the arriving Class of 2019 on Aug. 31

After Opening Day on Aug. 31, the journey of becoming a bona fide Bates College student begins with Orientation.

By Kent Fischer on August 28, 2015

Bates announces seven faculty promotions, including four tenure decisions

Recent faculty promotions at Bates include four professors earning tenure and three being named full professor.

By Kent Fischer on August 27, 2015

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Bed, Bates, and beyond as mattresses head to Aroostook County to help others

Bates swapped out hundreds of student mattresses over the summer. That means some Maine families might soon be sleeping better.

By Jay Burns on August 21, 2015

With the drill press that she uses to take cores from slabs of glass in the background, Paige Guevarra '18 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is shown in Genevieve Robert's geology lab. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Summer Student Work: Paige Guevarra ’18 gets to the heart of glass as geology assistant

Here’s what it is like to spend the summer as a funded research assistant in a Bates geology lab.

By Doug Hubley on August 21, 2015

Purposeful Work intern Joaquin Espinosa ’16 of Quito, Ecuador, checks in with other interns at 1776, a global incubator and seed fund. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm helps startups in education, energy/sustainability, health, and transportation and smart cities. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Summer Student Work: Joaquin Espinosa ’16 helps startups help the world

Espinosa had a Bates-funded Purposeful Work internship at 1776, a global incubator and seed fund founded in 2013 and based in Washington, D.C.

By Jay Burns on August 17, 2015

Assistant Professor of Physics Travis Gould (center) works with Armando Morales Urrutia '16 (left) of Fraijanes, Guatemala and Daniel Paseltiner '16 of Devon, Pa., during the Short Term course "Microcontroller Laboratory." (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Physics professor Travis Gould nets $473,000 grant to develop new microscope

Gould’s is the latest significant grant awarded to Bates faculty who are utilizing powerful microscopes in the fields of biology, neuroscience, nanotechnology, and photophysics.

By Kent Fischer on August 14, 2015

Recently appointed as director of Writing at Bates, Daniel Sanford comes to Maine from New Mexico. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Linguist, language rights advocate Daniel Sanford takes Writing at Bates helm

A linguist and language rights advocate, Daniel Sanford is the new director of Bates College's Writing at Bates program.

By Doug Hubley on August 14, 2015

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Concerts on Quad conclude Aug. 13 with Stephanie Fogg Band

The Concerts on the Quad at Bates College concludes with Maine jazz and soul artist Stephanie Fogg and her band on Aug. 13.

By Bates News on August 13, 2015

The NEA's  Jane Chu admires a piece the Bates Museum of Art exhibition "Maine Collected." (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
National Endowment for the Arts head Jane Chu sees funding at work at Bates

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, visited the Bates College Museum of Art on Aug. 11 during a three-day tour of Maine arts presenters.

By Doug Hubley on August 13, 2015