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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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Edwards, Campbell promise an eclectic night of American music
Eclectic Maine-based musicians Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine") and Don Campbell share the Olin Concert Hall stage at Bates College on Oct. 25.
By Bates News on October 23, 2014
Emily Clark '15
Nuclear pasta and other tales from senior physics majors’ summer fellowships
Physics majors describe the practical application of physics in medicine, the behavior of light, and studies of new states of matter.
By Victoria Stanton on October 21, 2014
Katharine Ott, assistant professor of mathematics. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Katharine Ott, mathematics
New at Bates as an assistant professor of mathematics, Katharine Ott is eager to contribute to Bates' strong track record in bringing more women into math.
By Doug Hubley on October 16, 2014
Getting a letter was the big thing a generation or two ago. Now, it's packages, which is why Bates is phasing out its physical mailboxed by fall 2015. (Photograph courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Blame the coffee cake? Once-enchanted student mailboxes face extinction
Bates joins just a handful of U.S. colleges in eliminating physical mailboxes in favor of the one-stop, package-center approach.
By Jay Burns on October 15, 2014
Jay Michaelson gives the autumn 2014 Zerby Lecture at Bates.
In Zerby Lecture, author and rabbi examines Israel/Palestine discourse on campus
An author, scholar and rabbi, Jay Michaelson discusses optimum ways to discuss Israel and Palestine in campus settings on Oct. 29.
By Bates News on October 15, 2014

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