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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.

Cristopher Thompson '19 of Macon, Ga., poses for a portrait at the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, where he worked with young people this summer supported by a fellowship from the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Students explain what their Bates-funded summer work means right now

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:17 pm

As one student said, the summer experience offered "just a perfect environment to ask questions and to learn from your mistakes and your experiences."

It's move-in day for members of the Class of 2020 on Aug. 29. Here students and family move into brand new residences at 55 and 65 Campus Avenue where they are greeted by members of Residence Life, AESOP trip leaders, and Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs). Students and families also drop by the Bates College Store and Package Center where they picked up packages mailed to them to move into their rooms (with golf carts staffed to drive these multiple packages to their residences across campus).
Picture story: A grand garnet welcome for the Class of 2020 on Opening Day

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:22 pm

Photos galore from Opening Day as nearly 200 students helped welcome 499 members of the Class of 202o and their families.

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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