Stories about "Bates values"
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Video: Road trip! 400 miles, six hours, and three Bobcat teams

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:04 pm

Whether watching movies (Bridesmaids!), hitting the books, or just zoning out, these Bobcats acted out their own buddy road-trip movie.

George Fiske '19, Brent Feldman '17, and Katharine Gaillard '19 are shown up close and personal with a Canadian Solar PV module. (Tom Twist/Bates College)
Bates strikes Gold with new sustainability rating

Friday, September 15, 2017 10:01 am

Reflecting strong collaboration and projects large and small, Bates earns a major rating for sustainability.

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Look What We Found: Robert Frost in a Bates poet’s office

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:11 pm

On a bookcase facing Rob Farnsworth sits a bust of poet Robert Frost, "presiding over everything that gets said in here."

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Bates’ memorial tree planting embraces the ‘sacred tension’ of gratitude and grief

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:25 pm

“It’s actually a beautiful gesture to say, dead or alive, you’re still a part of the Bates community,” says Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf.

Tuesday, Sept. 5: Professor Emeritus of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester talks with Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 after Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
With new urgency, Bates professors say what — and why — they’re excited to teach this fall

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 am

When saying what they're excited to teach, faculty always express optimism for a new academic year and their new students. This year, we heard something different.

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21 cool facts about 21 members of the Class of 2021

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:31 pm

The Class of 2021 includes a South Pole ski trekker, a vexillologist, and a certified instructor of mindfulness.

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Picture Story: Smiles, tears, and new beginnings on the Class of 2021’s Opening Day

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:10 pm

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo capture move-in, decorations, presentations, receptions, and goodbyes.

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Hour by hour with the Class of 2021 on its Opening Day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:16 pm

Pictured over a span of just 12 hours, Opening Day represents something much bigger: the beginning of a lifetime experience for Bates students and families.

Pete Culcasi of Northbridge, Mass., looks at the eclipse through protective eyeglasses as his daughter, Maddie, and wife Jody, watch. A welder by trade, he'd also brought protective welder's glass. (Jay Burns/Bates College)
‘Follow me’: How Bates’ eclipse party got hopping

Friday, August 25, 2017 12:35 pm

“Excuse me,” Sylvia Deschaine told the surprised Admission gathering. “The eclipse is starting, and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event."

This year's co-coordinators of the college's Orientation-week Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program  are, from left, neuroscience major Katie Hartnett ’18 of St. Paul, Minn., geology major Kurt Niiler ’18, of Freedom, N.H., and environmental studies major Adair Andre '18 of Edina, Minn. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
AESOP student leaders gear up for Orientation centerpiece

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:40 am

The sweet spot of any AESOP trip — the three-night, four-day excursions each incoming first-year takes during Orientation — is the third day.

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