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September 8, 2011 6:58 pm

Multimedia: an academic community begins its 154th year

Phyllis Graber Jensen captures the scenes of Convocation, which welcomed approximately 500 members of the Class of 2015 and marked…


September 8, 2011 5:23 pm

Sun Journal story looks at five first-year students from Lewiston-Auburn high schools

Sun Journal reporter Bonnie Washuk talks to the five students from Lewiston and Auburn high schools who are members of…


September 8, 2011 2:26 pm

Slide show: moving in and settling in during Orientation

Click on thumbnails, above, to view the slide show. Images from Bates Orientation for the Class of 2015 on Sept….


September 7, 2011 5:45 pm

Video: AESOP students work at a Habitat for Humanity project in Lewiston

Led by Erik Barth ’12 of Hanover, N.H., and Caroline Watson ’13 of McLean, Va., AESOP students work on a…


September 6, 2011 1:44 pm

At Orientation, a get-out-the-vote effort

Most of the registration tables on Saturday morning of Orientation focused on a student’s Bates identity, like ID photos and…


September 2, 2011 11:22 am

Ready, set, welcome: Nine behind-the-scenes stories about the new Bates year

After the first-year students and their trip leaders headed off on their preorientation AESOP trips on Monday, we did a…


September 1, 2011 2:44 pm

Getting ready: new professors Mara Tieken and TherĂ­ Pickens

For new faculty, recent days have been a crash course in all things Bates — and beyond. “This last week…


September 1, 2011 2:38 pm

Getting ready: Jim Taylor and the Bobcat equipment room

Jim Taylor has been Bates’ head equipment manager for 14 years. He runs the show at Merrill Gymnasium and Underhill…


September 1, 2011 2:20 pm

Getting ready: Sarah Potter '77 and the College Store

In the College Store, quarter-zip sweatshirts are all the rage, and demand for Bates-branded women’s apparel, as opposed to the…


September 1, 2011 11:16 am

Getting ready: James Reese and the dean's office

James Reese has been a Bates dean since most current students’ parents were in college. This weekend during Orientation, Reese…