Stories about "Intellectual rigor"
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Here’s the 2017 Bates summer reading list, suggested by faculty, staff, and alumni

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:56 am

Ever wondered what's on the bedside tables of Bates folks? Wonder no more.

In support of "active learning," Carnegie 339 will lose its tiered seating and lab bench -- and with them its frontward focus -- but will gain whiteboards all around and tables that enable a variety of furniture placement. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 8:07 am

Classrooms in a Bates College science hall are being made over to advance the college's understanding of the pedagogical practice of active learning.

Near Flagstaff, N.M., in 2011, on his final Short Term trip to the U.S. Southwest, John Creasy poses next to examples of "volcaniclastic" rock that's been moved or affected by wind, water, or similar action. (Photograph by Dykstra Eusden '80)
John Creasy, who ushered in the thriving modern era for geology at Bates, dies at age 71

Monday, June 26, 2017 2:01 pm

“We were in awe of him, but his intensity was contagious. There was so much respect for him: I wanted to work my butt off to impress John, to achieve for John.”

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Look What We Found: Aleks Diamond-Stanic’s plate with 1,400 holes

Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:55 pm

While it looks like a pizza screen, the plate was used by astronomers to collect spectra from objects throughout the universe.

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Video: Hear nine ‘Voices from the Class of 2017’

Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:45 pm

Here's our collection "Voices from the Class of 2017," a series of brief video portraits of nine seniors set to graduate on Sunday.

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Q&A: Gratitude, confidence, and optimism inspire Mike and Alison Bonney’s $50 million gift to Bates

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Supporting the investment in STEM facilities at Bates, the gift underscores the Bonneys' trust in Bates to "adapt, thrive, and continue to prepare our students and graduates."

Kate McNally, who photographed the crew of a Grand Manan fishing boat during a research project in 2015, will continue that research in Newfoundland as a Fulbright Student. (Kate McNally '17)
With 22 grants offered, it’s another banner year for Fulbright and Bates

Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:56 am

The Fulbright U.S. Student program has offered 2017–18 grants to 19 Bates College seniors and young alumni.

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Bates announces seven faculty promotions, including tenure, for the 2017–18 academic year

Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:37 pm

Meet the seven newly promoted professors, learn their research fields, and discover why they love to teach.

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Video: Zoë Seaman-Grant ’17 and the best part of debate

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:54 pm

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," debater Zoë Seaman-Grant talks about the thrill of hearing the unexpected.

Economics professor Michael Murray works with students in his econometrics course on April 3 during the final week of classes. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Economist Michael Murray wins 2017 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:06 am

The real-world power of economist Michael Murray’s teaching is on display everywhere his former students go. Here's an example.

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