Stories about "Bates values"
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Look What We Found: Christine McDowell’s disco shoes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Associate Professor of Theater B Christine McDowell's iconic disco shoes provide a walk through the evolution of design.

Deshun Peoples '17 (left) of Chicago is among the artists who joined the figure drawing session on March 8. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates at Night: Nude figure drawing

Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:40 pm

During the figure drawing session in Olin Arts Center, the studio was quiet except for the sounds of charcoal on paper and hands sweeping over sketches.

Under a spell, Titania (Tricia Crimmins '19) lounges in bed with Bottom (Dan Kuan Peeples '17), who's been made to look like a donkey by Puck. They're attended by fairies Moth (Anna Kreitzer ’19), Mustardseed (Anne Trapp ’20) and Peaseblossom (Rebecca Kraft ’20).
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ meets Hollywood’s golden age

Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:23 am

Midsummer's famous Fairyland has too often been populated by "actors covered in bark or in tutus, wearing mosquito wings," says director Martin Andrucki.

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Object Lesson: Velvet Elvis painting in a chemist’s lab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:02 pm

It's about creating a feeling of home, says Paula Schlax, explaining the kitschy velvet Elvis painting in her Dana Chemistry Hall lab.

Alex Gogliettino '17 of Branford, Conn., poses in a Carnegie Science Hall laboratory on Feb. 28, 2017. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Q&A: Neuroscience major Alex Gogliettino ’17 explores ‘what makes us who we are’

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:49 am

Sarah Rothmann '19 asks Gogliettino, an honors candidate, about the implications of his brain research and hints for up-and-coming thesis students.

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Object Lesson: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

Four Bates EcoReps -- Isa Moise '19 of Mount Vernon, N.Y., Beanie O'Shea '18 of Somers, Conn., Hannah Slattery '18 of Gilford, N.H., and George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn. -- show off one of the college's new waste-sorting stations, in Pettengill Hall. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Trash talk: Bates boosts its waste-management game

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:09 pm

Bates College's sustainability coordinator has come up with waste-sorting stations that make it easier for Bates people to do the right thing with their trash.

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Picture story: Arts Crawl 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 12:03 pm

View photography of the 2017 Arts Crawl, an annual event celebrating the spontaneous spirit that makes Bates arts shine.

Students do pre-computer information retrieval, circa 1974, using the library's card catalog. (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Microsoft’s Susan Dumais ’75: New technology can come from old ideas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:24 pm

Some ideas that work today, like voice recognition, have a long history of not working, says Dumais, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Object Lesson: A historian’s life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:07 pm

Lecturer in History Patrick Otim's life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass takes him back to Uganda. "Some of the memories are good, some bad."

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