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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.

Children read books from the Picture Book Collection in Ladd Library during the college's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Picture story: MLK Day 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Photographs of the many and varied people, places, and events capture the compelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates.

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Slideshow: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 at Bates, hour by hour

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:31 pm

From Sunday's interfaith service to Tuesday's read-in at a local school, immerse yourself in Bates College's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

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Video slideshow: Revisit 2016 in spectacular Bates College photography

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:55 am

Here's a video slideshow featuring Bates College images and themes of 2016 by college photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens.

The women's ultimate team huddles for announcements at the beginning of practice on the softball field. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017 1:00 am

Bates College photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens share their favorite photos from 2016 and tell you the feelings they have for their chosen images.

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See the winners of the #BatesFinals Instagram contest

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:29 pm

"Their captions work really well with the images, and vice versa," says Director of Photography and Video Phyllis Graber Jensen.

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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 Burns Miller ’91, and Emma Sprague ’10 to the Board of Trustees.

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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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