Stories about "Innovation"
One of eight presenters at Bates' New Approaches to Early Modern Literature and Culture symposium, Patricia Akhimie of Rutgers University of Newark listens to a talk by a fellow presenter in a classroom in Commons on Sept. 26. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Literary symposium spotlights new scholars, new approaches

Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:39 am

Young scholars from diverse backgrounds brought fresh approaches to early modern literature at a Bates College symposium on Sept. 26.

Katie Vale named Bates Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian

Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:00 am

Vale, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2015, is currently director of digital learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dan Peeples '17 of Pierpont, New York, portrays Therese in the Bates production of "The Breasts of Tiresias," directed by Nick Auer '15. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Auer ’15 creates an immersive interpretation of Apollinaire’s surrealist play

Friday, March 13, 2015 3:44 pm

Apollinaire's "The Breasts of Tiresias," adapted and directed by Nick Auer '15, appears in Bates College performances March 19-22.

Set to debut Nov. 3, the remodel of was driven by mobile

Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 am

The major changes, including a homepage redesign, are all about making a website that’s easier to use and thus more valuable.

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.

“If the course is ever going to appeal to students who are less comfortable with statistics, I need to understand the student experience,” says Professor of Psychology Amy Douglas. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Gloom and misery begone? Statistics gets a major makeover from a student-professor team

Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:00 pm

The bane of many social science majors, statistics will be taught far differently next year, thanks to a student-faculty team led by Professor of Psychology Amy Douglass.

A Short Term course on hydrogeology, taught by Associate Professor Beverly Johnson, visits the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Short Term, alive and kicking and ‘optimized for experimentation,’ begins April 21

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:37 pm

Two intriguing new programs this spring will play to Short Term's founding tradition of innovation.

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Yahoo buys Wander, social-media startup co-founded by Jeremy Fisher ’06

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:41 am

In 2013, Wander created Days, an app that lets users gather their photos and GIFs in a daily, shareable package. "Days is a way to share a day in your life," Fisher says.

Students in a Koru pilot program.
Career-immersion program with Koru supports Bates’ purposeful work initiative

Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:00 am

With a goal of improving students' career prospects through workplace immersion programs, "everyone wins," says President Clayton Spencer.

The Ladd Library card catalog of the 1970s has given way to its latest iteration: an online catalog based on a single database shared by Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges.
Ladd Library’s new online CBB catalog has a back-end surprise

Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:10 pm

The most intriguing aspect of the new CBBcat might be that collaboration is at its core.

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