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News & Features

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
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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
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With Convocation in view, a new Age of Discovery is about to begin at Bates
For the dean of the faculty at Bates College, there's a clear connection between a student's journey while at Bates and the Age of Discovery that opened the globe to seafaring European explorers centuries...
By Doug Hubley on August 28, 2014
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President Spencer’s Community Letter: Fall 2014
President Clayton Spencer’s Community Letter offers her perspectives on the Bates student...
By Bates News on August 27, 2014
Marian McPartland, center, flanked by drummer Joe Morello and bassist Bill Crow. McPartland is portrayed in a Bates screening of the documentary "In Good Time." (Courtesy of Films by Huey)
Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections
The Museum of Art exhibition "Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts" expands with films, panels and lectures beginning with a talk by the founder of Columbia University's Center for Jazz Studies on Sept....
By Bates News on August 25, 2014
XXX portrays XXX in the all-black production of "Death of a Salesman," directed by Ozzie Jones '94. (Photo courtesy of Ozzie Jones '94.)
Ozzie Jones ’92 seeks ‘truth of the words’ in directing all-black Death of a Salesman
How did Jones make the play feel like "a black play written by a black writer for a black audience"?
By Victoria Stanton on August 22, 2014