Stories about "Bates values"
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."

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.

Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94, dies at age 90

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:27 pm

She was an educator, author, champion of equal opportunity for women, and a human-rights advocate whose passion was forged by her experiences in the Holocaust.

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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.

For the legions of students who have worked for her in the College Store, Sarah Potter '77 and her staff have helped to give a sense of normalcy amid their intense, day-to-day academic lives. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Retirement of Sarah Potter ’77, bookstore director who also teaches virtues ‘hard work and thoughtfulness’

Friday, October 23, 2015 10:33 am

Sarah Potter '77, who retires Oct. 30 after 35 years as director of the College Store, provided a "sense of normalcy" for the legions and generations of student workers in the store.

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‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

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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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