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Three alumni elected to Bates College Board of Trustees

Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:47 pm

Bates College has announced the election of David W. Longdon III ’14, Judith Miller ’91, and Emma Sprague ’10 to the Board of Trustees.

Katie Vale is the college's
librarian and vice president for information and library services. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Katie Vale, librarian and head of information and library services at Bates, dies at age 51

Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:00 am

Vale was a "professional of enormous breadth and intellect and a person possessed of quick wit and self-deprecating humor," said Bates College President Spencer.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on the election, a Watergate lesson, and the glass ceiling in politics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:29 pm

A day after the election, Collins spoke of unity, gave advice to students feeling isolated, and talked about the glass ceiling for women in politics.

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Video: CBB football title highlights and post-game jubilation

Friday, November 11, 2016 1:26 pm

Share the game excitement and post-game jubilation after the Bobcats' CBB-winning football victory over Bowdoin.

Head coach Melissa DeRan (right) reflects on the career of Maggie Paulich ’17 (No. 5) of Mercer Island, Wash., after Bates' upset victory over Middlebury on Senior Day. The team won five of its last six regular-season matches for its winningest NESCAC season since 2003. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:25 pm

We've moved clocks, changed presidents, and, in between, found some Bates moments to savor and inspire.

Marcy Plavin, circa 1990. (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Marcy Plavin, a singular force for dance and dancers at Bates, dies at age 84

Friday, November 4, 2016 10:00 am

Marcy Plavin was the face and spirit of Bates dance over 40 years and, for her students, "a spirited defender and nurturer of their aspirations and dreams," said President Spencer.

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Nine alumni and parents honored at Back to Bates

Friday, October 28, 2016 11:18 am

Ed Wilson '62 and Sylvia Stuber Heap '50 received signature alumni awards, while seven alumni and parents earned Bates' Best honors.

Elizabeth Kalperis Chu '80 and Michael Chu '80 are flanked by student speaker Kukzaiishe Mapfunde '19 of Harare, Zimbabwe, and President Clayton Spencer at the naming celebration Friday afternoon. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates announces $10 million gift from Elizabeth Kalperis Chu ’80 and Michael Chu ’80 to name new residence halls

Friday, October 28, 2016 10:01 am

“I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth and Michael for their wonderfully generous gift,” said President Spencer at the dedication of Kalperis Hall and Chu Hall on Friday afternoon.

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Picture Story: Back to Bates

Friday, October 14, 2016 11:38 am

Images of the annual homecoming and family weekend show a rollicking good time.

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An overview of new faculty, and the look of Bates’ future, from Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer

Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10 pm

What Bates College looks like in the future is at least partially revealed each time we hire a new faculty member.

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