Stories from 2017
Near Flagstaff, N.M., in 2011, on his final Short Term trip to the U.S. Southwest, John Creasy poses next to examples of "volcaniclastic" rock that's been moved or affected by wind, water, or similar action. (Photograph by Dykstra Eusden '80)
John Creasy, who ushered in the thriving modern era for geology at Bates, dies at age 71

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:01 pm

“We were in awe of him, but his intensity was contagious. There was so much respect for him: I wanted to work my butt off to impress John, to achieve for John.”

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Slideshow: National Selfie Day lures the Bobcat from his den

Friday, June 23, 2017 12:48 pm

The Bates Bobcat was on the prowl Wednesday for selfie, not selfish, reasons.

It's a wrap: Booths in the Den are protected with plastic sheeting as new heating and air conditioning equipment is installed. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:27 pm

Today's Campus Construction Update focuses on a question of acute importance to folks who spend the summer at Bates College: Why is the Bobcat Den closed?

On a balmy February day, Sadie James ’17 of Avon, Maine, skis her way to the 5K classical win at the Bates Carnival, becoming the first Bates woman in 14 years to win an EISA carnival Nordic race. (Steve Fuller ’82/Flying Point Road)
Relive the top seven Bates sports moments of 2016–17

Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:13 pm

We’ve compiled the top seven sports moments of the 2016–17 Bates College school year. Feel free to add to the list in the comments section.

Bates is a green campus. A plant glistens after a late spring shower. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:30 am

We’ve finally transitioned from spring to summer.

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Q&A: Novelist Elizabeth Strout ’77 interviewed by President Spencer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:09 am

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author talks about her approach to writing, being an English major at Bates, and how being a Mainer has given her the "opposite of a worldview."

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Q&A: Poet Robert Strong on ‘Bright Advent’ and King Philip’s War

Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:21 pm

A poet and Bates College faculty member, Robert Strong explores the origins of King Philip's War in his latest book, Bright Advent.

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Slideshow: Reunion Alumni Parade, captured by Bates photographers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:26 pm

Photography by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Rene Roy found all the 'Cats, kids, dogs, hugs, smiles, signs, and banners of the great parade.

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Completed lives: the 2017 Bates Alumni Memorial Service program

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:04 pm

The program for the Alumni Memorial Service, held during Reunion, includes the names of Bates people who have died during the year.

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Video: The Alumni Parade is about ‘jumping right back into Bates’

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:27 pm

"This is surreal," said Ben Hughes ’12, "like five years didn't happen. And I imagine that's the way the Class of 1957 feels, too."

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