Stories about "Academic Life"
Kathryn Graff Low will serve as interim dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs during 2017-18. President Clayton Spencer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Psychology Kathryn Graff Low appointed interim dean of the faculty for 2017–18

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Low succeeds Matthew Auer, who departs Bates on June 30 to become dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

The ensemble lays in wait during the first scene.
Bates at Night: Senior Dance Thesis

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:44 am

Bates at Night: Last rehearsal for Laura Pietropaoli '17 and her dance thesis performance

At the 2016 banquet for seniors who earned honors in their majors, Professor of Sociology Emily Kane introduces the guest speaker, Bridget Harr '07, Kane's former student and current colleague in the sociology department. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I Mean When I Say: Emily Kane and ‘Agency’

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:57 am

For Professor of Sociology Emily Kane, the word "agency" frequently describes not a place but a state of being.

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Look What We Found: Christine McDowell’s disco shoes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Associate Professor of Theater B Christine McDowell's iconic disco shoes provide a walk through the evolution of design.

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Plenty of class: A student-teaching placement links Bates generations

Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:13 pm

Feeling blue about civic society in a post-factual era? Then here's student teacher Elizabeth Erbafina '17 teaching seventh graders about using evidence in their writing.

Deshun Peoples '17 (left) of Chicago is among the artists who joined the figure drawing session on March 8. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates at Night: Nude figure drawing

Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:40 pm

During the figure drawing session in Olin Arts Center, the studio was quiet except for the sounds of charcoal on paper and hands sweeping over sketches.

Under a spell, Titania (Tricia Crimmins '19) lounges in bed with Bottom (Dan Kuan Peeples '17), who's been made to look like a donkey by Puck. They're attended by fairies Moth (Anna Kreitzer ’19), Mustardseed (Anne Trapp ’20) and Peaseblossom (Rebecca Kraft ’20).
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ meets Hollywood’s golden age

Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:23 am

Midsummer's famous Fairyland has too often been populated by "actors covered in bark or in tutus, wearing mosquito wings," says director Martin Andrucki.

As head coach Jon Martin watches, Miles Michaud '20 delivers a pitch during baseball practice on Garcelon Field, the team’s home away from home until Leahey Field is ready. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
This Month at Bates

Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:03 am

As February becomes March, it seems like anything is possible at Bates.

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Object Lesson: Velvet Elvis painting in a chemist’s lab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:02 pm

It's about creating a feeling of home, says Paula Schlax, explaining the kitschy velvet Elvis painting in her Dana Chemistry Hall lab.

Alex Gogliettino '17 of Branford, Conn., poses in a Carnegie Science Hall laboratory on Feb. 28, 2017. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Q&A: Neuroscience major Alex Gogliettino ’17 explores ‘what makes us who we are’

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:49 am

Sarah Rothmann '19 asks Gogliettino, an honors candidate, about the implications of his brain research and hints for up-and-coming thesis students.

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