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Keila Ching '18 of San Carlos, Calif., performs in curiouser and curiouser, based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed by Chaeson Kim '18, a theater major from Ilsan, South Korea, Kim said the story “totally enchanted me with questions about self, identity, reality, and meaning.” (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:43 pm

As March dissolves into April, all kinds of experiences flood the Bates...

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Visionary educator Geoffrey Canada to deliver 2017 Commencement address, joining honorands Sen. Susan Collins, Wanda Corn, and Patrick Dempsey

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Visionary American educator Geoffrey Canada gives the Commencement address, joined by fellow honorands Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn ’62, and Lewiston-born actor Patrick Dempsey.

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Jason Fein named director of athletics at Bates College

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 am

Jason Fein, currently director of athletics at Drew University, will become director of athletics at Bates College, effective July 1.

The strength of the Bates academic community is a theme of the Mount David Summit. Here, senior religious studies majors Emilie Muller, Esperanza Gilbert, Wendy Goldman, Melissa Carp, and Alex Tritell ’16 pose for a photo before their presentation at the 2016 summit. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
It’s showtime for Mount David Summit 2017 and a cast of hundreds

Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:53 am

All told, the college's annual celebration of student academic achievement is expected to draw up to 1,000 presenters and guests on March 31.

Kathryn Graff Low will serve as interim dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs during 2017-18. President Clayton Spencer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Psychology Kathryn Graff Low appointed interim dean of the faculty for 2017–18

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Low succeeds Matthew Auer, who departs Bates on June 30 to become dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

Under a spell, Titania (Tricia Crimmins '19) lounges in bed with Bottom (Dan Kuan Peeples '17), who's been made to look like a donkey by Puck. They're attended by fairies Moth (Anna Kreitzer ’19), Mustardseed (Anne Trapp ’20) and Peaseblossom (Rebecca Kraft ’20).
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ meets Hollywood’s golden age

Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:23 am

Midsummer's famous Fairyland has too often been populated by "actors covered in bark or in tutus, wearing mosquito wings," says director Martin Andrucki.

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Fifth-ranked in the U.S., Bates earns Fulbright Top Producer honors for sixth straight year

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:03 pm

Bates has achieved Fulbright Top Producer honors for six straight years and eight of the last nine years.

Students who shared their stories at the Dinner Table program on Dec. 2 pose for a photo. (Andree Kehn for Bates)
Video: Students tell their stories over the Dinner Table

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:09 pm

The Dinner Table storytelling program "taps into one of Bates’ enduring treasures: our value of community," says Crystal Williams.

Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer smiles during a session about teaching innovations at Bates, including a set of four Short Term courses led by non-faculty experts in graphic design, healthcare, social organizing and digital innovation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates Dean of the Faculty and VP for Academic Affairs Matthew Auer appointed dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:00 am

Bates President Clayton Spencer praised Auer as a "brilliant and creative academic leader with impeccable judgment, unwavering integrity, and a tireless devotion to the job at hand.“

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Video: MLK Day keynote by Khalil Muhammad and Mays Debate with Bates and Morehouse

Friday, January 20, 2017 1:20 pm

Full videos of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day feature the keynote by Kahlil Muhammad and the Benjamin Mays Debate with student debaters from Bates and Morehouse colleges.

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