Stories from 2012
President-elect Clayton Spencer becomes the college's eighth president on July 1, 2012. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Harvard Crimson profiles Bates President-elect Clayton Spencer

Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:29 am

As Harvard concludes its academic year and Clayton Spencer prepares to take...

Bates remembers Evan Dube ’15

Monday, May 21, 2012 8:00 am

Bates College has been shaken and deeply saddened to learn that first-year student Evan Dube died May 19 in Scotland.

Bates students’ art brightens workday for emergency dispatchers

Monday, May 21, 2012 7:22 am

The Lewiston-Auburn 911 Communication Center is a cheerier workplace thanks to two student artists from Bates.

Audio: poems and prose from Bates’ creative writing majors

Friday, May 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Their adviser, Rob Farnsworth, praised them for their "dedicated commitment to the life of the imagination."

Shown listening to Marc Bamuthi Joseph in April are, from left, Katie Straw '12, Yasin Fairley '12, Ashley Booker '12, dance professor Rachel Boggia and theater lecturer Kati Vecsey. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Theater workshop debuts adaptation of Marc Bamuthi Joseph libretto

Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:29 am

Just weeks after Mark Bamuthi Joseph dazzled local audiences with "red, black & GREEN: a blues," a theater production workshop at Bates is debuting an original adaptation of a ballet libretto by him.

Keigwin + Company brings four Maine premieres to the Bates Dance Festival. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Event Schedule: Summer 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012 10:30 am

Hello from Bates! Here’s a schedule of public events at the college during summer 2012.

A Bates crowd at the Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street listens to the all-college a cappella performance that concluded the 2012 "College Night in Town." Photograph by Michael Pasek '12.
College Night in Town: Students, L/A make it a date

Friday, May 11, 2012 4:15 pm

On the inaugural “College Night in Town” it was possible to sample and celebrate, in just a few hours, the diversity of what downtown Lewiston and Auburn have to offer.

Author Peter Beinart. Photograph by Guillaume Gaudet.
J Street U presents ‘Crisis of Zionism’ author

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:49 pm

Peter Beinart, an author who predicts a breach between young U.S. Jews and Israel if that country maintains its current policies toward the Palestinians, speaks on May 15.

Karl Fisher '14, left, talks with Charles E. Clark '51 at the Mount David Society Scholarship Luncheon on March 30. Clark is the author of Bates Through the Years: An Illustrated History, as part of the college's sesquicentennial.
Student stories underscore the value of Bates philanthropy

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:18 am

Mount David Society Scholarship Luncheon brings together students and donors.

First-year students Natacha Danon, left, and Olivia Krishnaswami are sharing a Davis Projects for Peace grant for a project in India. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
First-years receive Projects for Peace grant to support NGO in India

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:17 am

Two first-year students have received a Projects for Peace grant to stimulate economic growth and support a rural education initiative in India.

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