News Archives

Thursday

January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

Friday

January 16, 2015 9:55 am

Bates in the News: Jan. 16, 2015

Bates in the News: Jan. 16, 2015

A regular sample of news stories about Bates and Bates people.

Thursday

January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

Monday

January 12, 2015 11:55 am

We’re taking a chill poll: Who’s got the coldest campus in the ‘CAC?

We’re taking a chill poll: Who’s got the coldest campus in the ‘CAC?

During last week’s Northeast cold snap, who had bragging rights as the coldest campus in the NESCAC?

Thursday

December 18, 2014 5:31 pm

The 2014 White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89

The 2014 White House holiday card features artwork by Emily Buchanan ’89

From a Bates perspective, the most intriguing part of the official White House holiday card is at the lower right.

Monday

December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

Thursday

December 4, 2014 8:00 am

Neither naive nor cynical, Oscar winner Stacey Kabat ’85 reflects on her domestic-violence activism

Neither naive nor cynical, Oscar winner Stacey Kabat ’85 reflects on her domestic-violence activism

A national leader in the fight against domestic violence, Kabat won an Academy Award for the 1994 film “Defending Our Lives.”

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

Imagination wins out as the Office of Intercultural Education moves into Chase Hall

Imagination wins out as the Office of Intercultural Education moves into Chase Hall

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