Archives for "Intellectual rigor"


April 18, 2011 12:08 pm

Video: Schaeffer Theatre celebrates 50th anniversary

As Bates marks Schaeffer Theatre’s 50th anniversary, Johsua Ajamu ’14 of Breinigsville, Penn., explores the theater from top to bottom…


April 18, 2011 9:38 am

Video: Handing in senior honors thesis, an unforgettable moment

Video: Handing in senior honors thesis, an unforgettable moment

The Bates community celebrates an academic milestone with a flourish.


April 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Video postcard: Re-enacting the historical Battle of Maldon

On the Historic Quad, students in Associate Professor of English Sylvia Federico‘s course “Lord of the Rings in Context” re-enact…


April 6, 2011 1:43 pm

For aspiring researcher Ducommun '11, senior thesis is a springboard to graduate school

Melissa Ducommun ’11 talks about the role her senior thesis and adviser have played in her path to graduate school…


April 6, 2011 10:55 am

Three stories from three posters at the Mount David Summit

Bacteria-fighting cranberry juice, falling humans  and TMI on Facebook — those were the topics of discussion with three Bates students…


April 4, 2011 2:45 pm

Student endeavors shine brightly at 10th annual Mount David Summit

As happens every year, the Mount David Summit made a beehive of Pettengill Hall.


March 29, 2011 1:48 pm

Pamela Baker ’69 appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced to the Bates community today that Associate Dean of the Faculty Pamela J. Baker, the College’s Helen A. Papaioanou Professor of Biological Sciences, has accepted a two-year appointment as the institution’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1.


March 28, 2011 2:24 pm

Current, former students honor Koven, Pieck for excellent teaching

Sonja Pieck, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, and Nancy Koven, assistant professor of psychology, are this year’s recipients of the Bates award for superior teaching. They are co-winners of the Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.


March 21, 2011 9:13 am

For 10th year, Mount David Summit spotlights student work across disciplines

The 10th annual Mount David Summit, Bates College’s celebration of student academic achievement, begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). The summit offers poster presentations of student research, short talks, panel discussions, a photography exhibition and film screenings. Following the daytime activities are performances by the Bates College Choir and the Bates College Modern Dance Company. The event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please visit or call 207-753-6952.


March 9, 2011 4:44 pm

Three reasons to cheer Bates faculty scholarship

Why is faculty scholarship important at a college like Bates? At a March 7 reception designed to celebrate such scholarship,…