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A scene from Kivu Ruhorahoza's 2015 film "Things of the Aimless Wanderer."
Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza to present two works

Friday, February 26, 2016 1:34 pm

Kivu Ruhorahoza, an award-winning Rwandan filmmaker, presents two of his films at Bates College on Feb. 29 and March 2.

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Video: Allison Hill ’17 hurdles the competition

Friday, February 26, 2016 1:07 pm

When Hill was fitted for her first track spikes as a girl, "it was like I was Cinderella." But there's nothing magical about Hill's success. It's just plain hard work, determination, and talent.

The confocal workstation. The Leica microscope itself is to the left of the monitors. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
The unique proposition of Bates’ new Digital and Computational Studies Program

Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 am

The new DCS Program's goal is squarely in the liberal arts wheelhouse: To give Bates graduates "the capacity to claim the world," in the words of one professor.

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Photo Story: Leaping, skimming, and freezing at the Puddle Jump

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:37 am

The Bates Puddle Jump, the annual, you-have-to-be mad dash from shore to pond, has been going strong as a student rite of passage since 1975. A new wrinkle for 2016: Pond skimming!

Faculty members Jim Parakilas (right), the Moody Family Professor of Performing Arts, and Robert Strong (right), lecturer in English and director of national fellowships, listen to remarks during Friday's gift announcement celebration in Memorial Commons. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Smiles, cheers, songs, and a toast at the $19 million gift announcement

Friday, February 12, 2016 2:38 pm

The surprise announcement of $19 million in new gifts to Bates took place on Feb. 5, 2016, in historic Memorial Commons.

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Video: $19 million in gifts shine two spotlights, says Michael Bonney ’80

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:22 am

Michael Bonney '80 talks about how new Bates gifts of $19 million are shining spotlights on two great Bates qualities.

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Video: For mind and body, powerlifting is about ‘pushing to be better,’ says Cormac Walsh ’17

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:15 am

With each lift, he comes to the razor's edge mentally and physically: "I conquer myself, and then the bar. And lift it."

Mikail Iossel and Jeff Parker appearance in a Literary Arts Live event on Feb. 11.
Author-editors to read from, discuss contemporary Russian literature

Monday, February 8, 2016 1:38 pm

The co-editors of the anthology 'Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia' present a reading and conversation at Bates College on Feb. 11.

Members of the campus community attend the gift announcement celebration in Memorial Commons on Friday. The gathering included faculty, staff, students, trustees, and Alumni Council members. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 am

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

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Video: The Two Ahmeds

Friday, February 5, 2016 2:53 pm

Two of the best squash players in the U.S., Ahmed Abdel Khalek '16 and Ahmed Hatata '17, play for Bates.

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