Stories about "Academic Life"
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Take a look at Short Term’s five weeks of ‘incredibly intense focus’

Friday, April 28, 2017 10:34 am

During Bates College's Short Term, when students choose only one course, faculty members "have their complete imagination. And that is just intoxicating."

"The Trinity" is a 2016 inkjet print by Calvin Reedy.
Meet the student artists, and view their work, featured in the 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00 am

Bates College's annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is a conversation among artists, but also among the diverse media they work in.

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Bates Magazine: Spring 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:47 pm

Here's a digital version of Bates Magazine, in case your pet bobcat ate your print copy.

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Video: Zoë Seaman-Grant ’17 and the best part of debate

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:54 pm

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," debater Zoë Seaman-Grant '17 talks about the thrill of hearing the unexpected.

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Audio: Our Bobcats’ journey to the NCAA championships

Friday, April 14, 2017 12:44 pm

We were there to hear students talk about great professors back at Bates, the wonders of deep-dish pizza, and, of course, intense competition.

Keila Ching '18 of San Carlos, Calif., performs in curiouser and curiouser, based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed by Chaeson Kim '18, a theater major from Ilsan, South Korea, Kim said the story “totally enchanted me with questions about self, identity, reality, and meaning.” (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:43 pm

As March dissolves into April, all kinds of experiences flood the Bates...

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“Astronomy Extravaganza” gives Lewiston schoolchildren the star treatment

Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:20 am

How many little kids can Bates entertain and educate about astronomy and science in one night?

Associate Professor of Politics Stephen Engel places his hand over his heart as the Manic Optimists sing the national anthem in Memorial Commons. Dressed as a Supreme Court justice, Engel swore in the new U.S. president, Gabriel Nott '17, who then delivered his vision for America in his inaugural address. It was all the culmination of the mock presidential election for the course “Presidential Campaign Rhetoric." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Newsmakers talk about rural education (it's not only about white Americans) and the Senate and the filibuster; plus two alumni innovators in the financial world.

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Q&A: Claire Brown ’17 measures the effectiveness of Maine’s adult drug court

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:14 am

In her honors thesis, Brown compares adult drug court to more traditional forms of incarceration and criminal justice in Maine.

Economics professor Michael Murray works with students in his econometrics course on April 3 during the final week of classes. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Economist Michael Murray wins 2017 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:06 am

The real-world power of economist Michael Murray’s teaching is on display everywhere his former students go. Here's an example.

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