Stories about "Impact"
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bates looks forward to advancing broad diversity among its faculty. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Mellon grants advance faculty diversity on campus and beyond

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:28 pm

Bates College recently received two grants, totaling more than $1.4 million, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance faculty diversity.

Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:44 am

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader's commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

Eileen Lam '15 of New York City is shown at  Columbia University. A fellowship from the Creating Connections Consortium enabled Lam to spend summer 2014 experiencing graduate-level work at Columbia. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Three Bates College students formed the largest contingent from a single institution to receive 2014 undergraduate fellowships from the Creating Connections Consortium.

A student diner walks over protesters stretched out in front of the vegan bar. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Noontime demonstration brings Ferguson to Bates

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4:07 pm

At noon on Dec. 2, more than 60 Bates students put their outrage about the outcome of the Michael Brown case in a place where it could not be overlooked: Commons at the height of lunch hour.

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Kabat ’85 returns to discuss domestic abuse and Oscar-winning ‘Defending Our Lives’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:28 pm

Stacey Kabat's visit includes a public screening and discussion of this powerful documentary on domestic violence.

From right, Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt -- the Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop -- speak with Bates student leaders prior to their Campus Consciousness Tour concert on Nov. 1. Shown from left are Shana Wallace 'XX, Taylor B;lackburn 'XX and XXX. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Icona Pop empowers campus women through the ‘Icona Talk’

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 4:36 pm

Paying empowerment forward, the Swedish band Icona Pop made time to meet with female student leaders before their Bates performance.

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Bates to build rowing boathouse on the Androscoggin River

Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:19 pm

“The goal at Bates is to deliver the best possible liberal arts experience for our students,” President Spencer says, “and athletics is integral to this experience."

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Vice President for Information and Library Services Eugene Wiemers to retire

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00 am

Wiemers built an "integrated library and information services organization [that is] regarded as a national model among liberal arts colleges," said President Spencer.

Chick Leahey (right) runs a bunting drill during an early spring practice in the Gray Athletic Building. (Photo courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

At halftime of tomorrow's Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William "Chick" Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.

Katherine Papadonis Rogers '04, right, receives the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from President Clayton Spencer at the Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association on June 7, 2014. (H. Lincoln Benedict '09)
Christian Rogers ’04 and Katherine Papadonis Rogers ’04 receive Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:27 pm

Together and as individuals, Katie and Christian embody the Bates values of citizenship, community and integrity.

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