Stories about "Leadership"
Marcus Delpeche scored a game-high 25 points, Malcolm Delpeche tallied a double-double and the Bates men's basketball team took an early lead and never looked back in their 74-60 victory over Bowdoin in a non-league game Wednesday night at Alumni Gym. Celebrating at game's end, from left,
Video: Identical twins and seniors Marcus Delpeche and Malcolm Delpeche lead Bates into NESCAC play

Friday, January 6, 2017 10:21 am

With Marcus Delpeche '17 and Malcolm Delpeche '17 leading the way, it might be time to double down on Bates men's basketball.

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Video: Two squash teammates become winners after hard rookie season

Friday, December 16, 2016 10:57 am

Katie Bull '19 and Molly Brooks '19 are best friends. And their success on the squash court is about sticking together and never giving up.

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Bates joins select U.S. colleges in major access initiative

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:36 am

Bates College has joined the American Talent Initiative on the strength of the college's proven commitment to access, affordability, and post-graduation success.

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Green Dot equips students (lots of students) to stop power-based violence

Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:15 pm

Green Dot, launched in 2015, is a bystander intervention initiative to prevent power-based violence.

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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!"

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