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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
Pianist Marcus Roberts.
Jazz pianist Roberts, singer-songwriters Campbell and Edwards bound for Bates
Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his combo return to Bates College on Oct. 19. Maine musicians Jonathan Edwards and Don Campbell share the Olin Arts Center stage on Oct. 25.
By Bates News on October 13, 2014
Foliage and fog go hand in hand on an early fall morning as students cross the Historic Quad. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates
This time of year it's so busy that you're breathless, so beautiful you gasp. It's Bates.
By Bates News on October 10, 2014
A scene from "Wasteland" starring Gunnar Manchester ’15.
Theater majors present Vietnam War drama, boxing play as thesis projects
For theater majors Gunnar Manchester ’15 and Jonathan Schwolsky ’15, senior thesis involves both putting on a challenging production and exploring their creative and intellectual process in writing.
By Katherine Courtney '16 on October 7, 2014
Award-winning San Francisco choreographer Sean Dorsey works with Bates students. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Parents & Family Weekend highlights include annual smorgasbord of dance
One of the most diverse performance programs in Bates College dance, the Parents & Family Weekend Dance Concert takes place Oct. 11-12.
By Bates News on October 7, 2014
Pianist Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Moonlight’ among the gems as pianist Glazer offers Beethoven sonatas
Frank Glazer, a pianist of international renown and a Bates College artist in residence, performs sonatas by Beethoven, including some of the composer's best-loved, on Oct. 10.
By Bates News on October 7, 2014
President Clayton Spencer and Thomas Goetz '90 speak to Bates alumni, parents and friends at Café Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago on April 29, 2014. (Photograph by Brad Meese)
Livestream: President Spencer interviews best-selling author Thomas Goetz ’90
Watch the Oct. 3 livestream of a “Conversation with Clayton,” featuring President Spencer interviewing Thomas Goetz ’90, author of The Remedy, the Common Read for the Class of 2018.
By Bates News on October 3, 2014
One of the large spaces in the new Office of Intercultural Education is a social area located conveniently next to the kitchen. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Once-fallow space in Chase comes alive as the Office of Intercultural Education’s new home
A makeover of an old Chase Hall dining space has created a neighborly, see-and-be-seen home for the Office of Intercultural Education.
By Jay Burns on October 3, 2014

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