Posts from 2014
Players and fans in Alumni Gym erupt after a dunk by Graham Safford '15 of Stratton, Maine. Bates beat Bowdoin 71-51 on Dec. 4. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
At 7-0, men’s basketball heads into winter break full of cheer

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:10 pm

"We're playing the way I've wanted us to for six years now," says head coach Jon Furbush '05.

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The 2014 White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:31 pm

From a Bates perspective, the most intriguing part of the official White House holiday card is at the lower right.

With the entrance to Lewiston Middle School in the background, workers for Gendron & Gendron prepare a parking area on the 65 Campus Ave. site. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Dec. 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:15 pm

Some kinds of dirt will do just fine when you want to build something on top of it — but other kinds, not so much. Those other kinds bring us to an especially interesting chapter in the story of the two student residences that Bates College is building for its Campus Life Project. And it's a chapter beginning in a couple of weeks.

Peniel Joseph, author and historian. (Tom Kates for Tufts University)
Campus events: Jan. 3–31, 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:58 pm

Happy New Year from Bates! This is a list of public events...

Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:44 am

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader's commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

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Bates debate, ranked ninth in the U.S., looks ahead to Worlds in January

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:29 pm

The legendary Brooks Quimby Debate Council will send three teams to Malaysia in January to compete at the World Universities Debating Championships.

Swimmers Jonathan Depew ’18 of Hudson, Ohio, Ned Thunem ’17 of New Canaan, Conn., and Alex Smachlo ’15 of Rexford, N.Y., prepare for their Dec. 6 meet at Tarbell Pool. Bates outscored UMaine for the first time since 2009. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:21 pm

It's a time when students buckle down to review what they already know, even as the campus pulls them toward new ideas, people and experiences.

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Holiday greeting: A poetry reading by Robert Farnsworth

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:01 am

Bates poet Robert Farnsworth gives an illustrated reading of his poem “Fiction,” which was inspired by a line from Wallace Stevens, “The fire burns as the novel taught it how.”

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Monday, December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

The 2011 Lessons and Carols event (see Dec. 7). (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Lessons and Carols service honors the season on Dec. 7

Friday, December 5, 2014 4:35 pm

In an annual tradition at Bates College, a Service of Lessons and Carols for the Advent season takes place on Dec. 7.

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