Stories about "Bates values"
Images of the college's High Performance Computing Cluster in a hub room in 65 Campus Ave. Wearing blue blazer is Jeffrey Oishi, assistant professor of physics who is a computational astrophysicist specializing in fluid dynamics. The arrival of young faculty wanting to do computational-heavy research prompted Bates to set up the HPCC. Wearing gray coat is Nick O'Brien of Bates Communications.
At Bates, high-performance computing is for everyone — not just superheroes

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:13 pm

The college's new high-performance computing cluster is a "once and future" proposition.

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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.

Laura Faure, director of the Bates Dance Festival, is shown on the Bates campus in July 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival director, to step down after 2017 festival

Friday, November 11, 2016 11:30 am

Laura Faure, the fourth director in the history of the Bates Dance Festival, will step down after the 2017 season — the festival's 35th and her 30th.

While fellow politics faculty John Baughman and Ben Moodie look on, Leslie Hill makes a point during the department's "What Just Happened?" election analysis on Nov. 9 in the Mays Center. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
What just happened? Politics faculty offer insights into Election 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:41 pm

At a large campus gathering Wednesday, four politics faculty gave insights and predictions about U.S. governance under President-elect Trump.

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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."

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Slideshow: Presidential politics vs. (not-real) smallpox crisis, hour by hour

Friday, November 4, 2016 11:35 am

A mock White House campaign that's been going full tilt on campus since September went to warp speed on Oct. 25: There's a crisis in America!

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!"

"Tagged and Documented" (2013) by Hudu Bedoun appears in Phantom Punch.
Museum’s ‘Phantom Punch’ is among first in U.S. to present contemporary Saudi artists

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Bates makes art history on Oct. 28 when its Museum of Art opens the region's first exhibition of work by contemporary artists from Saudi Arabia.

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