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Friday

October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

At halftime of tomorrow’s Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William “Chick” Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.

Wednesday

October 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Blame the coffee cake? Once-enchanted student mailboxes face extinction

Blame the coffee cake? Once-enchanted student mailboxes face extinction

Bates joins just a handful of U.S. colleges in eliminating physical mailboxes in favor of the one-stop, package-center approach.

Friday

October 3, 2014 8:00 am

Once-fallow space in Chase comes alive as the Office of Intercultural Education’s new home

Once-fallow space in Chase comes alive as the Office of Intercultural Education’s new home

A makeover of an old Chase Hall dining space has created a neighborly, see-and-be-seen home for the Office of Intercultural Education.

Thursday

September 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Slideshow: 24 moments as the Class of 2018 gets to know Bates and vice-versa

Slideshow: 24 moments as the Class of 2018 gets to know Bates and vice-versa

See what they experienced as Bates photographers Sarah Crosby and Phyllis Graber Jensen followed the Class of 2018 from its arrival on Aug. 25 through the first week of classes.

Tuesday

July 8, 2014 11:00 am

Slideshow: Students serve farm-to-table dinner at Nezinscot Farm

Slideshow: Students serve farm-to-table dinner at Nezinscot Farm

Theory meets practice as students learned just where their food, quite literally, gets born.

Friday

June 20, 2014 4:18 pm

18 stories and moments from the 2014 Bates College year

18 stories and moments from the 2014 Bates College year

Before the books close on 2014, we want to share some of the stories and moments from the past year.

Thursday

June 5, 2014 11:50 am

The Alumni Parade, our tradition of ‘universal enthusiasm and great merriment,’ turns 100 years young

The Alumni Parade, our tradition of ‘universal enthusiasm and great merriment,’ turns 100 years young

The centerpiece of the 1914 Reunion was the first-ever Alumni Parade, a “historico-humorous parade of classes about the field.”

Sunday

May 25, 2014 1:38 pm

Video: The shoes fit for Bates seniors and faculty at Commencement

Video: The shoes fit for Bates seniors and faculty at Commencement

Bates seniors and professors (and the Commencement piper) explain what their choice of shoewear says about the sole of the college.

Friday

May 23, 2014 10:33 am

Video: The Bobcat’s 1997 waterskiing trek across Lake Andrews and into college lore

Video: The Bobcat’s 1997 waterskiing trek across Lake Andrews and into college lore

When the Bobcat (Stu Abelson ’97) waterskied across Lake Andrews 17 years ago today, ABC News was there to cover the story. Take a look!

Thursday

May 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Gloom and misery begone? Statistics gets a major makeover from a student-professor team

Gloom and misery begone? Statistics gets a major makeover from a student-professor team

The bane of many social science majors, statistics will be taught far differently next year, thanks to a student-faculty team led by Professor of Psychology Amy Douglass.