Stories about "Academic Life"
Bates wins $1 million grant for equity-driven STEM innovations

Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:23 am

The grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will fund the transformation of STEM culture at Bates to fully support all students in the sciences.

How to keep teens from taking dangerous diet pills? Tax ’em

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:44 pm

A diet pill tax could reduce purchases among households with teens by 17.5 percent, according to a study by Bates economics professor Nathan Tefft.

Bates in the News: June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:38 pm

Netflix options an alumna’s book, a professor explains Trump’s victory, and an alumnus argues that tech and humanities can save each other.

Here’s the 2018 Bates summer reading list!

Friday, June 22, 2018 10:17 am

From a dazzling array of Bates people, this year's recommendations range from romance to science fiction to history. (You might want to brush up on your French, too.)

Video: A student’s love letter to Short Term

Friday, June 8, 2018 1:27 pm

In a short film, Durotimi Akinkugbe '18 shares the myriad ways that Short Term delights the collective Bates soul.

Theodore Walther, a Bates ‘professor and friend’ for parts of six decades, dies at age 88

Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:21 pm

Walther traversed his long tenure with a New Yorker’s bemusement, leavened by a Navy sailor’s equanimity and undergirded by devotion to his students.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:15 pm

May turns into June. Seniors become alumni. Summer arrives. Revisit the change as it happens,

Picture story: Immerse yourself in the 2018 Bates Commencement

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:44 pm

It's performance time: time to suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in the photography of a Bates Commencement.

Baccalaureate Address by Mara Tieken: ‘Learn to live with uncertainty’

Friday, June 1, 2018 8:54 am

Uncertainty — and the ability to face challenges and tough questions head-on — is a feature, not a bug, of a Bates education.

Slideshow: Commencement moments from 8:04 a.m. to 12:33 p.m.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:47 pm

From when bleary-eyed seniors began arriving at Alumni Walk to the final family photos, here's moment-by-moment photography of Commencement on May 27.

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