Stories about "Bates values"
During the winter months, the Bates Admission team gathered in Lindholm House to review the 5,300-plus applications for the Class of 2010. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Quotes heard during admission decisions — and what they mean

Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 am

In their deliberations, the Bates Admission deans seek to answer two overarching and linked questions: Is this student right for Bates? And is Bates right for this student?

Based on this Olin Arts Center bulletin board, there is something for everyone at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 2:04 pm

This time of year at Bates is busy for everyone. Just ask, and you’ll get an earful: thesis, exams, sports, arts openings, academic conferences. But rather than fret, let’s celebrate.

Janet Bourne's music cognition research involves perceptual parallels between music and language. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
When a song is on your lips, Bates wants to know what’s in your brain

Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:00 pm

As interest grows in the study of music cognition, Bates College is integrating the field into its music curriculum.

Bates neuroscientist Jason Castro's early-career award is considered the "NSF's most prestigious grant for junior faculty scientists," says Matt Auer, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neuroscientist Jason Castro receives ‘most prestigious’ NSF early career award of $720K

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:43 am

A $720,000 National Science Foundation award will support Jason Castro's brain structure research and the creation of new neuroscience course materials.

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William ‘Chick’ Leahey ’52, revered Bates baseball coach and mentor, dies at age 90

Monday, March 28, 2016 12:58 pm

Head coach of Bates baseball for 36 years and a revered mentor who paid forward his own life lessons to his players, Leahey died on March 26, 2016.

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Picture story: Student quotes from ‘Cabaret.’ And no, it’s not a happy play

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:10 pm

Illustrated with images from a sizzling Robinson Players' production of Cabaret, the play's principals share personal and artistic insights into a "timeless, tragic story."

Ahmed Abdel Khalek '16 of Cairo, Bates' two-time national collegiate squash champion, poses for a portrait at the Bates Squash Center. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Shot by shot, an inside look at Bates squash champ Ahmed Abdel Khalek’s road to victory

Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 pm

The defending national champion is one game away from ending his collegiate career on a losing note. Then the winning began.

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What I mean when I say: ‘Disposition’

Friday, March 18, 2016 9:55 am

Philosopher Lauren Ashwell puts a metaphysical spin on an everyday term.

Katherine Creswell reaps the bounty that was the 2015 winter squash harvest.
Katherine Creswell ’05 ate a Maine-only diet for a month. Here’s what she learned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:11 pm

Ten years after doing a senior thesis on Maine food security, she decides to eat a Maine-sourced diet for one month.

Nate Stephenson '18 as convict Ketch Freeman and Allie Freed '16 of Gloucester, Mass., plays convict Liz Morden.
In ‘Our Country’s Good,’ a play-within-a-play entertains and questions

Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:33 am

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Sally Wood directs the Bates College production of "Our Country's Good" in performances March 10-14.

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