Stories about "Leadership"
Katie Vale is the college's
librarian and vice president for information and library services. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Katie Vale, librarian and head of information and library services at Bates, dies at age 51

Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:00 am

Vale was a "professional of enormous breadth and intellect and a person possessed of quick wit and self-deprecating humor," said Bates College President Spencer.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on the election, a Watergate lesson, and the glass ceiling in politics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:29 pm

A day after the election, Collins spoke of unity, gave advice to students feeling isolated, and talked about the glass ceiling for women in politics.

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Video: Jacqueline Forney ’18 sets up Bates volleyball for success

Friday, November 4, 2016 12:09 pm

Forney "doesn’t get wrapped up in what happened two seconds ago," says head coach Melissa DeRan. "She’s always looking ahead, ready for the next play."

Members of the women's team gather in their new locker room. (Andree Kehn for Bates College)
Bates dedicates new rowing boathouse, ‘a place to call home’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 3:46 pm

The Bates rowing program had a housewarming on Oct. 29, formally dedicating its new boathouse on the Androscoggin River in Greene.

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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!"

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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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.

Janet Bourne's music cognition research involves perceptual parallels between music and language. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
When a song is on your lips, Bates wants to know what’s in your brain

Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:00 pm

As interest grows in the study of music cognition, Bates College is integrating the field into its music curriculum.

Bates neuroscientist Jason Castro's early-career award is considered the "NSF's most prestigious grant for junior faculty scientists," says Matt Auer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neuroscientist Jason Castro receives ‘most prestigious’ NSF early career award of $720K

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:43 am

A $720,000 National Science Foundation award will support Jason Castro's brain structure research and the creation of new neuroscience course materials.

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