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President Spencer’s welcome remarks on MLK Day 2015

In President Clayton Spencer’s welcome remarks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,...

By Bates News on January 23, 2015

Slideshow: MLK Day at Bates, and a community’s embrace of a daunting and complex theme

A look at the events and moments from the college's 2015 MLK Day observance and how the Bates community took on a daunting and complex theme.

By Bates News on January 23, 2015

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

By Jay Burns on January 22, 2015

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Campus events: Feb. 1-28, 2015

This is a list of public events at Bates College for the period Feb. 1-28, 2015.

By Doug Hubley on January 22, 2015

Maine author Brock Clarke. (Jon Hughes/Photopresse)
Language Arts Lives presents author of ‘Happiest People in the World’

As part of Bates College's Language Arts Live series, Portland author Brock Clarke reads from his novel "The Happiest People in the World" on Jan. 29.

By Bates News on January 21, 2015

"Branch and Shadow" (2008), shellac-based ink on paper by Dawn Clements.
Museum of Art show explores dialogue between makers of sculpture, works on paper

The artists featured in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition "Back and Forth: The Collaborative Works of Dawn Clements and Marc Leuthold" discuss their collaborative process on Feb. 6.

By Bates News on January 21, 2015

Peniel Joseph, Tufts University historian and author, delivers Bates' 2015 MLK Day keynote address. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.

By Doug Hubley on January 20, 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music A.J. Johnson leads the Love Unlimited Trio.
A.J. Johnson leads jazz trio featuring brass, cello, reeds on Jan. 23

Jazz musician and Bates College faculty member A.J. Johnson presents his Love Unlimited Trio in performance on Jan. 23.

By Bates News on January 20, 2015

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Bates in the News: Jan. 16, 2015

A regular sample of news stories about Bates and Bates people.

By Jay Burns on January 16, 2015

From left, seniors Minh-Tam Pham and Kathleen Morrill look on as their adviser, biology professor Larissa Williams, scans protein molecules with Bates' new confocal microscope. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Future-proof': Second of its kind in Maine, new microscope is a game-changer

Bates College is now home to a state-of-the-art confocal microscope, only the second of its kind in the state, that professors call a "game-changer" for student learning and faculty research.

By Doug Hubley on January 15, 2015