Stories about "Bates values"
At the 2016 banquet for seniors who earned honors in their majors, Professor of Sociology Emily Kane introduces the guest speaker, Bridget Harr '07, Kane's former student and current colleague in the sociology department. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I Mean When I Say: Emily Kane and ‘Agency’

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:57 am

For Professor of Sociology Emily Kane, the word "agency" frequently describes not a place but a state of being.

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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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