Stories about "Bates values"
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A place of ‘freedom and support’: Bates welcomes new tenure-track faculty

Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:01 am

Meet the new tenure-track faculty for 2017–18 at Bates College.

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Look What We Found: Chip Ross’ colorful 1990s fractal poster

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Bates mathematician Chip Ross won't toss a 20-year old coloring project. “This was a labor of love for me. I put my heart and soul into it.”

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Video: Road trip! 400 miles, six hours, and three Bobcat teams

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:04 pm

Whether watching movies (Bridesmaids!), hitting the books, or just zoning out, these Bobcats acted out their own buddy road-trip movie.

George Fiske '19, Brent Feldman '17, and Katharine Gaillard '19 are shown up close and personal with a Canadian Solar PV module. (Tom Twist/Bates College)
Bates strikes Gold with new sustainability rating

Friday, September 15, 2017 10:01 am

Reflecting strong collaboration and projects large and small, Bates earns a major rating for sustainability.

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Look What We Found: Robert Frost in a Bates poet’s office

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:11 pm

On a bookcase facing Rob Farnsworth sits a bust of poet Robert Frost, "presiding over everything that gets said in here."

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Bates’ memorial tree planting embraces the ‘sacred tension’ of gratitude and grief

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:25 pm

“It’s actually a beautiful gesture to say, dead or alive, you’re still a part of the Bates community,” says Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf.

Tuesday, Sept. 5: Professor Emeritus of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester talks with Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 after Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
With new urgency, Bates professors say what — and why — they’re excited to teach this fall

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 am

When saying what they're excited to teach, faculty always express optimism for a new academic year and their new students. This year, we heard something different.

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21 cool facts about 21 members of the Class of 2021

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:31 pm

The Class of 2021 includes a South Pole ski trekker, a vexillologist, and a certified instructor of mindfulness.

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Picture Story: Smiles, tears, and new beginnings on the Class of 2021’s Opening Day

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:10 pm

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo capture move-in, decorations, presentations, receptions, and goodbyes.

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Hour by hour with the Class of 2021 on its Opening Day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:16 pm

Pictured over a span of just 12 hours, Opening Day represents something much bigger: the beginning of a lifetime experience for Bates students and families.

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