News & Features

Colette Girardin ‘16, at right, orders a chai latte at le Ronj on Sept. 18, the first day of breakfast hours for the coffeehouse. Stocking Manager Max Pendergast ‘15 serves coffee and breakfast from 7-10 a.m.
Breakfast, expanded menu among attractions at new and improved Ronj
The Ronj Coffeehouse is back and open for business. This year, the student-run gathering spot is offering expanded hours, new menu selections and reinvented spaces for student activities.
By Katherine Courtney '16 on September 29, 2014
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Forums to look at immigration, economy; Wabanaki-state child welfare history
Harward Center Civic Forums at Bates College in October explore the role of immigration in Maine's economy; and a historic effort to redress problems created by government policies toward Native American children.
By Bates News on September 26, 2014
Hannah Rae Porst of the Bates class of 2011.
Alumni panel to discuss work experiences in Latin America
Three recent Bates College alumni return to campus to discuss how their experiences in Latin America have influenced their working lives in a panel presentation Oct. 2.
By Bates News on September 26, 2014
Avant-garde poet CAConrad returns to Bates
The Language Arts Live series at Bates College presents CAConrad, known for an approach to writing called "(soma)tic poetics," Oct. 1 and 2.
By Bates News on September 26, 2014
Andrew Cyr '96 conducts the Metropolis Ensemble.
In back-to-back concerts: Metropolis Ensemble, jazz by pianist Gerald Clayton
In back-to-back concerts on Oct. 2 and 3, Bates College presents dynamic contemporary music group the Metropolis Ensemble and jazz pianist Gerald Clayton, whom The New York Times likened to the great Oscar Peterson.
By Bates News on September 26, 2014
Andrew Cyr '96 conducts the Metropolis Ensemble.
Campus events, updated: Oct. 1–31, 2014
Updated since the Sept. 18 edition, this is a list of public events at Bates College Oct. 1–31, 2014.
By Doug Hubley on September 25, 2014
Geneviève Robert, assistant professor of geology. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Geneviève Robert, geology
Geneviève Robert, an assistant professor of geology who started at Bates in August, researches the rheology -- the factors that influence the flow -- of volcanic molten rock.
By Doug Hubley on September 24, 2014
Author Josip Novakovich.
Acclaimed for writings about Yugoslav war, Josip Novakovich to read
Josip Novakovich, an award-winning writer known for his depictions of the Yugoslav war of the 1990s, reads from his work on Sept. 25.
By Bates News on September 22, 2014
Andreas Scholl, countertenor. (James McMillan/Decca)
Celebrated countertenor Andreas Scholl opens Bates concert season
Andreas Scholl, one of the world's finest countertenor singers, performs at Bates on Sept. 26.
By Bates News on September 22, 2014
Two-time NESCAC Player of the Year Ahmed Abdel Khalek ’16 takes on a player from Amherst College on January 15, 2013. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates alumni and parents give $260,000 for ‘game-changer’ squash court
For a program that already competes at an elite level, “this gift is a game-changer,” said head coach Pat Cosquer ’97.
By Victoria Stanton on September 22, 2014