Stories about "Bates values"
The Bates faculty during Commencement 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates College welcomes new faculty for 2016–17

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:00 am

Bates College hired twice as many new tenure-track faculty this year as in 2015. Let's meet them.

Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry Tom Wenzel. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Chemist Tom Wenzel shares $900,000 grant for curriculum development

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Bates College chemistry professor Tom Wenzel and a collaborator will share a $900,000 grant to advance a practice called "active learning."

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An overview of new faculty, and the look of Bates’ future, from Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer

Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10 pm

What Bates College looks like in the future is at least partially revealed each time we hire a new faculty member.

Cristopher Thompson '19 of Macon, Ga., poses for a portrait at the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, where he worked with young people this summer supported by a fellowship from the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Students explain what their Bates-funded summer work means right now

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:17 pm

As one student said, the summer experience offered "just a perfect environment to ask questions and to learn from your mistakes and your experiences."

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Picture story: With the Class of 2020 on outdoor AESOP trips

Friday, September 9, 2016 2:53 pm

Images from the student-led AESOP outdoor trips during Orientation as Bates' newest students had fun getting to know Maine and each other.

It's move-in day for members of the Class of 2020 on Aug. 29. Here students and family move into brand new residences at 55 and 65 Campus Avenue where they are greeted by members of Residence Life, AESOP trip leaders, and Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs). Students and families also drop by the Bates College Store and Package Center where they picked up packages mailed to them to move into their rooms (with golf carts staffed to drive these multiple packages to their residences across campus).
Picture story: A grand garnet welcome for the Class of 2020 on Opening Day

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:22 pm

Photos galore from Opening Day as nearly 200 students helped welcome 499 members of the Class of 202o and their families.

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Picture story: Visiting Quebec City and Lewiston, learning to think like a historian

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:19 pm

Studying Quebec-to-Lewiston migration, students in a Short Term course learned the distinctive ways that historians “think and approach subject matter.”

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Video: Professor Denis Sweet explains why he sent his students to the trees

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Sending his First Year Seminar students out to "experience" a tree starts them on the path of figuring out "what it is that they think about."

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Video: Skip Capone, the old football coach, finds a new sport and a new way to give back

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:36 pm

A longtime assistant football coach at Bates and Lewiston football coaching legend, Capone is now giving back to his community in a new way.

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Picture story: Short Term geology trek out West finds getting there is half the reward

Friday, July 22, 2016 10:42 am

Jake Atwood ’19 saw pictures of what his first Short Term might look like. He thought, “This is exactly what I came to Bates to do.”

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