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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

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Commencement livestream begins 10 a.m. Sunday, May 31

Here's the link to the livestream of Commencement, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 31.

By Jay Burns on May 29, 2015

For the second straight year, women’s rowing heads to the NCAA Championships, May 29-30 in Gold River, Calif., as the top-ranked Division III team. Watch the team’s quest for the college’s first-ever NCAA team championship at live.ncaa.com/liveschedule. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Women rowers poised for NCAA grand finals tomorrow, May 30

After winning preliminary heats this morning, women's rowing heads into Saturday's NCAA grand finals favorited to win the college's first NCAA team championship. Is this the year? Our hearts say yes. The reality...

By Jay Burns on May 29, 2015

Bates College seniors, left to right, Naima Qambi, Asha Mahamud, Allaina Murphy, Mekae Hyde and Alex Parker are graduating from Bates College on May 31.
College close to home meant best of both worlds for five local Bates graduates

Five graduating seniors are alumni of local high schools: Edward Little High School, Lewiston High School, and Saint Dominic Academy. It's the largest number of Bates grads from Lewiston-Auburn in recent memory.

By Kent Fischer on May 28, 2015

Jessica Duserick '18 of Arlington, Mass., removes a frame from a hive at a local apiary. She was in the "Honeybee Science" Short Term course, which was taught by Associate Professor of Chemistry Paula Schlax and explored increased honeybee mortality, looking specifically at the suspected roles of varroa mites, viruses, and pesticides. ‪(Josh Kuckens/Bates College) ‬‬‬
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

A monthly selection of images of Bates life, on and off campus.

By Phyllis Graber Jensen on May 28, 2015

On the Coram Library porch, Bates Registrar Mary Meserve checks the diplomas one last time just prior to Commencement 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
It takes a campus to raise a Commencement

Here's a sampling of the hundreds of actions, both tiny and Historic Quad-sized, that add up to a thrilling Bates College Commencement.

By Rebecca Carifio '15 on May 26, 2015

Patrick Tolosky ’15, a Spanish major and premed student from Longmeadow, Mass., was awarded a Davis Projects for Peace grant to build a health center in Peru. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
In second major award, Tolosky ’15 receives Projects for Peace grant

A Spanish major at Bates College, Patrick Tolosky '15 has received a Davis Projects for Peace grant to construct a health center in Peru.

By Bates News on May 22, 2015

Theresa Seel '18 of Darmstadt, Germany, helps classmates put down lines for a demonstration bike lane on Oxford Street in Lewiston on May 20. The project was part of a Short Term urban planning course taught by Mike Lydon '04. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Life in the bike lane: A hands-on ride in the urban-planning world

From snapping a chalk line to gathering feedback on public facilities, Bates College students got a hands-on experience in urban planning.

By Doug Hubley on May 22, 2015

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For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

Finding an invasive and destructive insect is no one's idea of good news. How the insect was found, by a Bates professor and his students, does hit better notes.

By Jay Burns on May 22, 2015

The front page of the Lewiston Daily Sun (now the Sun Journal) on May 26, 1965. The fight story refers to Ali as "Cassius M.A. Clay," the media not quite agreeing to Ali's name change.
50 years ago: Ali, Liston, Lewiston, Bates

Bates and Bates people are part of the main event in coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston boxing match held in Lewiston.

By Jay Burns on May 22, 2015

The crane lowers a piece of steel into place at 65 Campus Ave. on May 13, 2015. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: May 19, 2015

The steel structure at 65 Campus Ave. reveals the shape of things to come at Bates College.

By Doug Hubley on May 19, 2015