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Bates College Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh will step down on June 30, 2017, the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh to step down at end of 2016–17 academic year

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:44 am

McHugh's decade of service to Bates athletics has been marked by competitive success, a growing national reputation for inclusivity and community engagement, and significant improvements to Bates’ athletics facilities.

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Robert Flynn, three-sport coach with ‘iconic Bobcat zen’ who elevated Bates skiing to national prominence, dies at age 83

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:26 pm

Bob Flynn's warmth and loyalty to his athletes embodied “the force, the spirit, and the iconic Bobcat zen” of Bates athletics.

Gifts by Bates donors totaling a record $28.2 million  in fiscal 2016 have "given us great confidence in setting ambitious goals for Bates’ future," said President Spencer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Giving to Bates soars to record $28.2 million, more than doubling since 2013

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 pm

The generosity and support of Bates donors "has given us great confidence in setting ambitious goals for Bates’ future," said President Clayton Spencer.

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Picture story: Short Term geology trek out West finds getting there is half the reward

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:42 am

Jake Atwood ’19 saw pictures of what his first Short Term might look like. He thought, “This is exactly what I came to Bates to do.”

Alison Bernstein speaks to a gathering of alumni, parents, and friends in Atlanta during the “Multicultural Voices” listening events held around the country in 2011. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Alison Bernstein, trustee of Bates and higher-education scholar, policy expert, and activist, dies at age 69

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:32 am

In her service to the college, Bernstein was a "champion of equity and diversity, both for the campus community and the Board of Trustees."

On the Historic Quad a few weeks ago, Jack Sapoch '18 of Hopewell, N.J., reads 
Ancient Rome: A New History by David Potter. Alas, that title didn't make it onto this year's list. But check out which ones did. (Phylis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
20th annual ‘Good Reads for Leisure Moments’ reading list from the College Store

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:46 pm

The list gets a dazzling number of contributions from across the Bates community, befitting its No. 1 purpose as a collective gift to the senior class.

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‘Together we harness the power of questions’ — Senior Address

Friday, June 24, 2016 11:50 am

Shannon Griffin '16, a Chinese and psychology major from Philadelphia, gave this year's Senior Address at Commencement.

In February, seven Bates families announced gifts of $19 million to the college, led by a $10 million gift from Mike ’80 and Alison Bonney ’80, seated at right with Mike’s parents, Wes ’50 and Elaine Bonney, during the announcement in Memorial Commons. The gifts will fund six new professorships and help launch the college’s Program in Digital and Computational Studies. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Multimedia: The major stories at Bates College in 2015-16

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:07 am

With the Bates academic and giving year coming to an official close on June 30, here's a look back at the year's major stories in text, photographs, and video.

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Video: Bryant Gumbel ’70 eulogy for Muhammad Ali

Friday, June 17, 2016 11:21 am

The broadcast journalist and friend of Muhammad Ali was among the eulogists at the June 10 memorial service in Louisville, Ky.

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Completed lives: the Alumni Memorial Service program

Thursday, June 16, 2016 5:21 pm

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

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