Stories from 2013
Al Filreis, a Bates parent who holds several teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania, was this year's featured speaker for Bates' annual May Conference on teaching techniques.
“MOOC” master discusses new teaching approach with Bates faculty

Monday, May 20, 2013 9:40 pm

Professor Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania spoke about his belief that massively open online courses (MOOCs) can bring the humanities to the masses — and his belief that the kinds of courses Bates offers cannot and should not be replaced.

The Bobcat looks forward to May 15, when Bates seeks 555 additional alumni donors to the Bates Fund in one day. Photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Alumni make May 15 a “great day”

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Bates reaches 599 new alumni donors to the Bates Fund in one day.

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Matthew Auer, Indiana University honors dean, named Bates College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 pm

A leading scholar and globally engaged expert, Auer is also a dynamic and effective academic leader, said Bates President Clayton Spencer.

Choreographer and dancer Erin Gottwald '98 confers with rapper, writer, actor and director Postell Pringle '98. The classmates are on campus to lead longstanding Short Term unit "Tour Teach Perform," in which students create a dance piece and teach it to pupils in local schools. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Video: Classmates Pringle, Gottwald return to develop ‘Tour, Teach, Perform’ piece

Friday, May 10, 2013 9:50 am

Choreographer and dancer Erin Gottwald ’98 joins rapper, writer, actor and director Postell Pringle ’98 to lead longstanding Short Term unit “Tour Teach Perform."

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Trustee Chair Emeritus E. Robert Kinney ’39, corporate and civic leader with ‘good, gutsy Maine business sense,’ dies at 96

Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Kinney was a model corporate leader, a former CEO of General Mills who "always ready with a helping hand."

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Campus extends helping hands to downtown fire relief efforts

Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:44 pm

As the Lewiston-Auburn community rallies around the victims of three multi-building fires downtown, Bates is coordinating campus efforts to support the relief.

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Bates responds to Lewiston fires

Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:00 pm

In the wake of recent fires in downtown Lewiston, the Bates community is organizing to respond to the needs of our neighbors.

Hathorn Hall is silhouetted against a Bates fireworks display. Photograph by Ken Zirkel.
Heads-up for our neighbors: Fireworks planned for Sunday, May 12

Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:27 am

A student group at Bates will present fireworks over the college’s Lake Andrews starting around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, May 12

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Lecture to explore social mobility, housing, immigrant networks

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:59 pm

Silvia Dominguez, a scholar who researches the welfare of women, children and minority populations, offers the talk "Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks" on May 9.

Student athletes listen to alumni speak at GAME Day on May 4, 2013.
Slideshow: Student athletes get into GAME Day

Monday, May 6, 2013 3:23 pm

At the May 4 event, a panel of alumni shared how students can leverage their athletics experience for career success.

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