Stories from 2013
Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Danforth’s ‘Children of the Greek Civil War’ receives prestigious book prize

Friday, December 20, 2013 3:09 pm

Co-written by anthropologist Danny Danforth, a study of children's evacuation campaigns during the Greek Civil War has received a prestigious book prize.

Kristen Kelliher '16 of Norwich, Vt., the youngest female to climb the highest peaks in all 50 U.S. states, is leading a hike up Aconcagua, the Western Hemisphere's highest mountain. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Kristen Kelliher ’16 leads team up Aconcagua, highest peak in the Western Hemisphere

Friday, December 20, 2013 2:00 pm

With a Bates banner at the ready, the climbers hope to celebrate the new year atop the 22,800-foot peak.

King Day keynote speaker and "The Speech" author Gary Younge. (Courtesy of The Guardian)
Events at Bates: Jan. 5-31, 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013 10:16 am

Happy New Year from Bates! See a list of public events at the college Jan. 5-30, 2014.

The Judges' Choice photograph by Avril Dunleavy '15 features fellow alpine racer Kathleen Fitzpatrick '15 posing between runs during a pre-season meet at Sunday River.
Bates #nofilter: Kozarov ’14, Dunleavy ’15 win #batesfinals Instagram contest

Friday, December 20, 2013 9:42 am

Jivko Kozarov '14 and Avril Dunleavy '15 take home the popular vote and Judges' Choice awards, respectively, in the first-ever #batesfinals Instagram contest.

The two shaded ovals in this aerial view of campus represent the general focus of the Campus Life Project along Campus Avenue. The lower oval shows the location of future residence halls, including space for the College Store. The upper oval shows Chase Hall. This illustration is not intended to show a specific project footprint. (Map data: Google Earth)
New residence halls on Campus Avenue begin the Campus Life Project

Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:27 pm

The Campus Life Project will establish a dynamic center of Bates life on the southeast side of campus.

Australian Olympic  alpine skier Emily Bamford '15, photographed in October 2013 in Melbourne. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Olympic hopefuls Bamford ’15 and Ellefson ’09 ski different trails toward Sochi

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Their paths are, quite literally, polar opposites.

Dmitriy Redkin ’17 plays Thomas Jefferson during a Halloween-week debate in which Brooks Quimby Debate members debated as Revolutionary War characters.
Debate concludes brilliant fall campaign ranked sixth in U.S.

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 pm

"Incredibly successful" is how Director of Debate Jan Hovden describes the fall campaign.

Finals week Instagram photo contest draws 150-plus entries (vote now!)

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:55 am

Finals week Instagram photos from students suggest that they approach finals the way Bates students always have: with snacks, naps and embracing the fact that misery loves company.

As the Jan. 1 deadline nears, the Bates admission team offers advice to apply

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:05 pm

The deadline to apply to Bates and other highly selective liberal arts...

President Clayton Spencer speaks with Steve Woods of TideSmart Talk in the studio. Photo courtesy of TideSmart Radio.
Southern Maine’s TideSmart Radio interviews President Spencer

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:33 am

Spencer shared how Bates embraces technology while staying true to its culture and principles.

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