Stories about "Academic Life"
Near Flagstaff, N.M., in 2011, on his final Short Term trip to the U.S. Southwest, John Creasy poses next to examples of "volcaniclastic" rock that's been moved or affected by wind, water, or similar action. (Photograph by Dykstra Eusden '80)
John Creasy, who ushered in the thriving modern era for geology at Bates, dies at age 71

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:01 pm

“We were in awe of him, but his intensity was contagious. There was so much respect for him: I wanted to work my butt off to impress John, to achieve for John.”

Bates is a green campus. A plant glistens after a late spring shower. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:30 am

We’ve finally transitioned from spring to summer.

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Look What We Found: Aleks Diamond-Stanic’s plate with 1,400 holes

Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:55 pm

While it looks like a pizza screen, the plate was used by astronomers to collect spectra from objects throughout the universe.

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Video: Bates Commencement livestream clips

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:57 am

Clips of Bates Commencement 2017, including grads receiving diplomas, honorary degree presentations, and the Commencement address by Geoffrey Canada.

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Slideshow: Bates Commencement moments, from Midnight Madness to huge hugs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:32 am

We start on Mount David during the waning minutes of Midnight Madness and end with congratulations from family, professors, faculty, and friends.

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Video: Hear nine ‘Voices from the Class of 2017’

Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Here's our collection "Voices from the Class of 2017," a series of brief video portraits of nine seniors set to graduate on Sunday.

Photographed at her current workplace, the Chicago Cultural Center, Shoshona Currier succeeds Laura Faure as the director of the Bates Dance Festival. (Mark Hackman)
Maine native Shoshona Currier comes home from Chicago to helm Bates Dance Festival

Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Currently director of performing arts for the city of Chicago, Currier has been appointed as the next director of the Bates Dance Festival.

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‘Follow your passion’ is bunk advice. Learn why

Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:59 pm

Rebecca Fraser-Thill offers advice to grads and students from her expert perspective as director of program design for Purposeful Work at Bates.

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Video: Alex Gogliettino ’17 learns to think like a scientist

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:07 pm

In our latest "Voices From the Class of 2017," Alex Gogliettino '17 talks about the close relationship with his Bates faculty mentors.

In New York, President Spencer joins Bryant Gumbel '70 for the second major announcement of the evening, a $50 million gift from "two impossibly generous friends of Bates," Michael '80 and Alison Grott Bonney '80. (Matthew Carasella Photography for Bates College)
Slideshow: The scenes (and behind the scenes) of The Bates Campaign’s launch in Boston and NYC

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Here's a look at this week's record-setting launch events at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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