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Video: Washington Post interviews Clayton Spencer about Purposeful Work innovations

Friday, January 18, 2019 10:44 am

Purposeful Work meets a major — though not always fulfilled — responsibility of a liberal arts college: helping students find jobs that feel meaningful.

Bates in the News: Jan. 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Bates alumni join and leave Congress, an alumna helms a university, and we learn how Brooks Quimby mentored Ed Muskie '36.

Amidst sharks and coral reefs, Kelton McMahon ’05 unravels a paradox as old as Darwin

Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:43 pm

Over the course of his career, Kelton McMahon ’05 has developed tools that can tell you what an animal eats, by looking at the atoms in its body.

Peer-tutor training passes milestone with national certification

Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:35 pm

The recent national certification of the college's peer-tutor training program "is a mark of maturity and a nice feather in Bates’ cap.”

Grassroots activism: 6 insights from MLK Day speaker Barbara Ransby

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:35 pm

Michael Sargent, an associate professor of psychology and a podcaster, interviews Ransby ahead of her Jan. 21 keynote address.

Bates College photographers’ favorite images of 2018

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:12 am

Welcome to the fourth annual Bates Photographers’ Favorites: 20 photographs from 2018 that try to answer the question, "What makes a photograph your favorite?”

Bates names Noelle Chaddock as vice president for equity and inclusion

Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:00 am

"Noelle Chaddock brings a wealth of experience to this role, a clear and compelling vision of why the work is important, and a record of exceptional diligence and effectiveness in carrying it out," said President Clayton Spencer.

‘Just like Bates’: Ngan Dinh ’02 helps build Vietnam’s first liberal arts university

Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:40 am

Among the first Vietnamese students to attend Bates, Ngan Dinh ’02 is now a key figure in the creation of Fulbright University Vietnam.

Through hands-on research, Bates students help expand access to energy-saving window inserts

Friday, December 14, 2018 9:56 am

In a community-engaged environmental studies research course, the community engagement and the research happen simultaneously.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:50 pm

“How did it get so late so soon?" asked Dr. Seuss. Yes, dusk arrives early this time of year at Bates. But what a way to see out the day, and the semester.

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