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Video: Commencement 2016 livestream

Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:41 pm

Video clips of the college's 150th Commencement on May 29, 2016, from the Processional through to the Benediction and Recessional.

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Four alumni elected to the Bates College Board of Trustees

Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:21 pm

The four new members elected by the Bates College Board of Trustees represent the technology, venture capital, and financial services industries.

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14 seniors, young alumni receive Fulbright student fellowships for 2016–17

Friday, May 13, 2016 10:00 am

The U.S. State Department's Fulbright U.S. Student Program recently awarded fellowships to 11 current and three former Bates College students.

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bates looks forward to advancing broad diversity among its faculty. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces faculty promotions including tenure and full professorships

Sunday, May 8, 2016 11:35 am

Learn who's received tenure and a promotion to full professor, and read their "Why I teach" statements.

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Slideshow: images and observations from Bates study abroad

Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:08 pm

Select images from the 2016 Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition underscore one theme of the college's Off-Campus Study Program: It's for everyone.

Natalie Silver '16 of Bennington,  Vt., a double major in studio art and history, and Sasha Lennon '16 of Cape Elizabeth, a double major in studio art and psychology, prepare for their senior exhibition in their ground-floor Olin Arts studio. Both co-directors of 2015 AESOP, they are good friends and fellow artists who share not only a studio but also a sensibility for the balance of form and function in their ceramic art. They are close to the end of their preparations but are still throwing pots for their final show at Bates.
Picture story: Student art majors who ‘vibe off each other’

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:33 pm

Featuring photographs of ceramic artists at work and play, here's a story about two seniors whose friendship, like their artwork, is both functional and inspired.

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Pride, gifts, and $250K challenge made Great Day ‘extraordinary’

Friday, April 22, 2016 10:27 am

More than 3,600 donors made gifts during March, securing a $250,000 gift to the college, announced Sarah R. Pearson ’75, vice president for college advancement.

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New scholarship endowment honors Bates coaching legend Jim Murphy ’69

Thursday, April 14, 2016 3:17 pm

Gifts from former teammates, players, and classmates to the James P. Murphy '69 Scholarship Fund total more than $130,000 so far.

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Picture story: John Corrie conducts Beethoven’s choral masterpiece in the Saints Peter and Paul Basilica

Friday, April 8, 2016 11:49 am

Featuring inspiring images of singers and musicians within Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, here's a story of how John Corrie created a grand Lewiston-Bates collaboration.

During the winter months, the Bates Admission team gathered in Lindholm House to review the 5,300-plus applications for the Class of 2010. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Quotes heard during admission decisions — and what they mean

Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 am

In their deliberations, the Bates Admission deans seek to answer two overarching and linked questions: Is this student right for Bates? And is Bates right for this student?

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