Stories about "Bates values"
A worker installs Cut'nWrap modular and removable insulating product on a hot-pipe components in a Bates mechanical room. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Co.)
From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

William Jelani Cobb gives the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address in the Gomes Chapel at Bates on Jan. 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Acts of racial progress can ‘sow seeds of regression’

Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:32 pm

The keynote gathering in Gomes Chapel offered soaring rhetoric by essayist and scholar Jelani Cobb, U.S. Sen. Angus King, and Bates President Clayton Spencer.

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Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Incarceration experts and faculty members Michael Rocque and Chris Petrella ’06 comment on the Bates MLK Day theme, "Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship."

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Slideshow: 28 favorite Bates photographs of 2015

Friday, January 1, 2016 8:00 am

Seeking the unexpected, Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens share 28 of their favorite photographs of 2015.

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27 of the best thank-yous from Bates senior theses through the years

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:37 am

This being Thanksgiving Week, here are the best — the most distinctive, unusual, and quirky — thank-yous offered by generations of weary, yet grateful, seniors.

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As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

When students learn from faculty who are from many backgrounds, it "opens all students to the idea of possibility — both for themselves and for others," Williams says.

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An illustrated reading of ‘Toward Hallowe’en’ by Robert Farnsworth

Friday, October 30, 2015 11:08 am

Timely for evoking autumn, and timeless for its existential wit, a reading by Rob Farnsworth, senior lecturer in English, of his poem "Toward Hallowe'en," illustrated by the best of our fall photography.

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Summer Student Work: Kate McNally ’17 was ‘everybody’s student’ on Grand Manan Island

Monday, July 20, 2015 1:54 pm

McNally spent the summer on a Bates-funded Otis Fellowship to record oral histories of the fishing community on Grand Manan Island.

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An eclectic showcase kicks off the 2015 Bates Dance Festival

Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:15 pm

Presenting fresh choreographic voices from festival faculty and alumni, the showcase "DanceNOW" opens the 2015 Bates Dance Festival July 10-11.

The Bates faculty during Commencement 2014. (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.

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