Stories from 2012
Obituaries: Spring 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012 12:00 am

Edited by Christine Terp Madsen ’73 1932 Katherine Ilene LaMontagne June 25,...

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Spencer: Liberal arts colleges face tough times, but Bates is ready

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:31 am

"How do we think about Bates and places like Bates in the context of this challenging world?" asked President-elect Clayton Spencer during the annual Reunion Address on June 8

Alumni parents and their children take in an panel presentation on the college search during the first day of the Alumni Legacy Program. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Alumni Legacy Program helps next crop of college searchers

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:26 pm

The inaugural program helps Bates alums and children through the roller coaster ride of the college search.

Pianist and Bates artist-in-residence Frank Glazer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Trading piano for pen, Glazer releases book

Friday, June 8, 2012 3:35 pm

Famed pianist Frank Glazer trades piano for pen with "Philosophy of Artistic Performance."

On Commencement morning, Erica Long '12 is flanked by parents Elizabeth Pohl '80 and Robert Long '79
For alumni children, graduation is a story with a new ending

Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:47 pm

At Commencement, alumni and their graduating children talk about the ever-stronger "Bates vibe."

"Startrails," a 2011 inkjet print by Yuichi Takasaka, appears in the Bates-curated exhibition "Starstruck."
Good heavens! Museum of Art offers one of the first major exhibitions of astrophotography

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:49 pm

The headlining exhibition at the Museum of Art this summer, "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography" is among the first major exhibitions examining astrophotography as an art genre.

Students in the Short Term course "Making African American History: Preserving the Archives of the Portland NAACP" examine documents during a work session at the University of Southern Maine. From left: Joncarl Hersey '12, Tasheana Dukuly '€™12, professor Mollie Godfrey, Munroe Graham '€™13, Brad Reynolds '€™14. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
In NAACP project, students get fresh lesson in value of old papers

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 12:44 pm

Thanks to a two-year collaboration among the Portland branch of the NAACP, the University of Southern Maine and Bates, valuable papers of the Portland branch are being made accessible to researchers and the public for the first time.

Family and friends toast Bruce Stangle '70 (second from right) and Emily Siegel Stangle '72 (third from right) on the occasion of his being the first recipient of a new Alumni Association award named in his honor: the Bruce Stangle Award for Distinguished Service to the Bates Community. Photograph by Jose Leiva.
Stangle Award answers the question ‘What’s in a name?’

Friday, June 1, 2012 3:50 pm

The inaugural award for distinguished service belongs its namesake: Bruce Stangle '70.

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Bates invites public to safe viewing of transit of Venus

Friday, June 1, 2012 3:13 pm

Bates invites Lewiston-Auburn residents to a campus viewing of Tuesday's highly anticipated transit of Venus.

Claire Lampen '12 received an academic grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research in Germany. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach, conduct research abroad

Friday, June 1, 2012 3:02 pm

Seven 2012 Bates graduates have received Fulbright awards for teaching and conducting research in Europe, Asia and South America.

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