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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.

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.

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.

‘F.A.B.’ in Feb.: 11th edition of Winter Dance Showcase is Feb. 6

Monday, February 1, 2016 9:17 am

Bates College students present two of the 14 performances by dance artists from around Maine and beyond in the 11th F.A.B Winter Dance Showcase on Feb. 6.

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Video: ‘Hep guys’ and ‘pent gals’ talk about their events

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:47 pm

Bates track and field athletes talk about the challenges of the multiple-event heptathlon and pentathlon.

Photo story: Bates photographers’ images from MLK Day 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016 10:53 am

Images from the 2016 MLK Day observance by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens.

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