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September 8, 2011 4:53 pm

'Persistence' was the secret for international students delayed by Irene

One in four of the international students coming to Bates experienced some sort of delay due to Hurricane Irene, estimated…


September 8, 2011 2:26 pm

Slide show: moving in and settling in during Orientation

Click on thumbnails, above, to view the slide show. Images from Bates Orientation for the Class of 2015 on Sept….


September 7, 2011 5:45 pm

Video: AESOP students work at a Habitat for Humanity project in Lewiston

Led by Erik Barth ’12 of Hanover, N.H., and Caroline Watson ’13 of McLean, Va., AESOP students work on a…


September 7, 2011 5:42 pm

Video: AESOP trip scenes from Grafton Notch

Video of a 2011 AESOP trip to Grafton Notch, produced by Taylor Blackburn ’15 of Atherton, Calif.


September 7, 2011 5:36 pm

Video: Francesco Duina's Convocation address on 'Winning'

Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina offers the keynote address at Convocation 2011. Duina is the author of the book Winning:…


September 7, 2011 5:31 pm

Video: President Cable explores 'our shared anthem" in Convocation address

In her Convocation Invitation to the College Community, President Cable transcended the usual convocation advice, instead asking the entire campus…


September 7, 2011 3:59 pm

Don’t be ruled by social constructs, ‘Winning’ author tells Convocation audience

“Become a sociologist of conscience, or perhaps an archeologist of culture,” the Bates College Class of 2015 was told as the new academic year began — in other words, this is your time to understand, and redefine, the social norms that guide us through life.


September 6, 2011 3:04 pm

Facing wind and rain, AESOP leaders held fast and thought faster

Bates’ student-run Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program expeditions are plenty stimulating all by themselves, but this year an uninvited guest called Tropical Storm Irene upped the ante on the excitement.


September 6, 2011 1:44 pm

At Orientation, a get-out-the-vote effort

Most of the registration tables on Saturday morning of Orientation focused on a student’s Bates identity, like ID photos and…


September 6, 2011 11:09 am

Orientation is a way to make yourself at home

The day started out wet, but the rain was giving way to a gentle warmth as Josh Quint ’14 moved into a ground-floor double in Parker Hall.