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Nine alumni and parents honored at Back to Bates

Friday, October 28, 2016 11:18 am

Ed Wilson '62 and Sylvia Stuber Heap '50 received signature alumni awards, while seven alumni and parents earned Bates' Best honors.

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine -- The No. 24 nationally ranked Bates women's cross country team won the Maine State Championship meet  running away Saturday, with its top five runners all placing within the top 12 overall at Pineland Farms.

Bates scored 29 points to outpace runner-up Bowdoin (41) by 12. Colby was third (83), followed by Southern Maine (94), St. Joseph's (164), UMaine-Farmington (168), Maine Maritime (225), Unity (240) and UMaine-Presque Isle (261). 

Bates' score is the best since Colby's 23 points in 2010. Following two straight third-place finishes, it is the program's third state championship in the past five years and fourth ever since the women's meet began in 1979.

Bowdoin's Sarah Kelley prevailed in a close charge to the finish line to win the overall title in 18:38.3. But Bates shuttled in the next three finishers, as senior Jessica Wilson (18:42.9), junior Katherine Cook (18:45.7) and sophomore Katie Barker (18:50.5) came in second, third and fourth place. Wilson (Cumberland, Maine), who has led the Bobcats in each race this season, placed 12th at the state meet a year ago.

Wilson, Cook (South Burlington, Vt.) and Barker (Burlington, Vt.) all earned their first All-State honors in cross country, going to the first seven individuals.

Senior Molly Chisholm (Wayland, Mass.) finished eighth out of 116 runners, covering Bates' home 5-kilometer course in 19:09.3; junior Mary Szatkowski (Buxton, Maine) placed 12th in 19:23.9 to round out Bates' scoring. Bates' displacers were first-year Olivia LaMarche (Lynnfield, Mass.) in 16th place (19:32.9) and sophomore Sarah Rothmann (North Andover, Mass.) in 17th (19:43.5).

Two more Bobcats were also in the top 20 overall, as sophomore Ayden Eickhoff (Corvallis, Mont.) took 18th (19:48.2) and sophomore Wendy Memishian (Medway, Mass.) came in 20th (19:50.9).
Video: ‘Get it done’ mentality pushes top duo of women’s cross country

Friday, October 28, 2016 9:37 am

Before a recent meet, Katherine Cook '18 threw down the gauntlet to her teammate Jessica Wilson '17: "Let's go do this. This is our course, we can do it, let's get it done!"

"Tagged and Documented" (2013) by Hudu Bedoun appears in Phantom Punch.
Museum’s ‘Phantom Punch’ is among first in U.S. to present contemporary Saudi artists

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Bates makes art history on Oct. 28 when its Museum of Art opens the region's first exhibition of work by contemporary artists from Saudi Arabia.

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)
Campus Construction Update: Oct. 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:41 am

(Video: Daniel Stames ’17 for Bates College) The irrepressible Campus Construction Update...

Elizabeth Kolbert. (Nicholas Whitman)
Q&A: Elizabeth Kolbert works in a horrifying and amazing era for environmental journalism

Friday, October 21, 2016 8:33 am

Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker writer and winner of a Pulitzer for The Sixth Extinction, gave the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 24.

"When I come to speak at colleges, this is what I look forward to the most. And this is one of the few Black Lives Matter classes in the country."
-- Black Lives Matter activist @ShaunKing, expressing appreciation for the opportunity to speak in a Pettengill classroom with a small group of students in AAS/ACS -- "#BlackLivesMatter," a course taught by Visiting Instructor in African American Studies Yannick Marshall.
King, senior justice writer for The New York Daily News, will speak tonight in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on racial injustice and police brutality.
Shaun King: We won’t recover from the dip in our humanity by accident

Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:52 am

"Sometimes human beings are amazing, and sometimes they're really terrible," said Shaun King in his talk in Gomes Chapel on Oct. 11. And the U.S. is in one of those latter eras.

Will your Napkin Board query make the cut?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:53 pm

The fate of Commons food just might lie on a small, crumpled napkin.

The cast of the Bates mainstage play Tomorrow in the Battle comprises Brennen Malone '17 of Philadelphia, Sukanya Shukla '20 of Gwalior, India, and Christina Felonis '17 of Athens, Greece. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Q&A: Director Sally Wood discusses the Bates theater opener, ‘Tomorrow in the Battle’

Monday, October 3, 2016 11:01 am

The play is about how chance creates choice, says Wood. "Each character makes a simple decision that escalates into something much, much, much larger."

Musical co-director Audrey Burns '17 of Topsham, Maine, encourages the group to listen to each other.
Bates at Night: Merimanders rehearsal

Friday, September 30, 2016 11:53 am

Thursdays after 8:30 p.m. in Olin Arts Center are not the best time and place for quiet study — but they are perfect for quality a cappella.

Mara Tieken, an ‘exceedingly important voice’ in rural education, receives national award

Friday, September 30, 2016 10:10 am

Assistant Professor of Education Mara Tieken's burgeoning body of research on rural schools and related topics is bridging the divide between academics and practitioners.

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