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Subject to revision, this preliminary conceptual study shows the new Bates College boathouse to be built at the team’s practice facility on the Androscoggin River in Greene. (Courtesy of Peterson Architects)
Bates to build rowing boathouse on the Androscoggin River
Bates College will build a new boathouse at the varsity rowing team’s...
By Bates News on October 30, 2014
From left, Hanna Allerton '15 of New York City portrays Marion Lea and Colette Girardin '16 of East Moriches, N.Y., plays Elizabeth Robins in "The Summer in Gossensass." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Campus events, Nov. 1-30, 2014
This is a list of public events at Bates for the period Nov. 1-30, 2014.
By Doug Hubley on October 30, 2014
Street closure sites are indicated in red.
Campus Construction Update: Oct. 30, 2014
Campus construction work will result in the closure of three side streets off Campus Avenue from Nov. 3-11.
By Doug Hubley on October 30, 2014
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Vice President for Information and Library Services Eugene Wiemers to retire
Wiemers built an "integrated library and information services organization regarded as a national model among liberal arts colleges," said President Spencer.
By Bates News on October 29, 2014
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Keys to effective thinking on tap in Sampson Lecture
Michael Starbird, a mathematician who has given hundreds of lectures and dozens of workshops on effective teaching and effective thinking, offers a lecture on effective thinking on Oct. 30.
By Bates News on October 28, 2014
From left, Hanna Allerton '15 of New York City portrays Marion Lea and Colette Girardin '16 of East Moriches, N.Y., plays Elizabeth Robins in "The Summer in Gossensass." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Play-within-a-play offers absurdist look at ‘Hedda Gabler’
Bates College presents "The Summer in Gossensass," a meta-theatrical comedy about the first English-language production of "Hedda Gabler," from Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
By Katherine Courtney '16 on October 28, 2014
Icona Pop shown backstage at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2013: Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo. (Fredrik Etoall)
You’ll love it! Campus Consciousness Tour brings Icona Pop to Bates
As part of a environmental consciousness-raising tour, Icona Pop, the Swedish pop duo known for the smash hit "I Love It" is bound for a Bates College performance on Nov. 1.
By Bates News on October 27, 2014
Professors Michael Retelle, at left, and William Ambrose on the island of Ingøya, Norway. (© Randall Hyman)
Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research
An oceanographer and a geologist at Bates have received a National Science Foundation grant to create a 1,000-year record of changing sea and climate conditions in the Norwegian Arctic.
By Doug Hubley on October 27, 2014
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

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