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Bobcat First! helps first-gen students find success that lasts

Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:18 pm

The Bobcat First! program for first-generation-to-college students at Bates College promotes participants’ success at Bates and beyond.

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Classics enthusiasts connect with club, honor society

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:36 am

Eta Sigma Phi is a national classics honor soceity. The Classics Club offers museum visits and other events. Both give classics majors and enthusiasts a way to connect outside class.

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Look What We Found: Jakub Kazecki’s 1905 Bates German Club medal

Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:45 am

“Students graduate and start their lives." But there are material things that will "bring them back to Bates and create a Bates identity.”

Most of the financially disadvantaged people that Francesco Duina interviewed for Broke and Patriotic, he says, "take ownership of their life histories." They don't blame the system. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)
Q&A: Francesco Duina explains why Americans who have the least love the U.S. the most

Monday, October 2, 2017 3:57 pm

Broke and Patriotic, the latest book by Bates College sociologist Francesco Duina, explains why the poorest Americans are also the most patriotic.

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Bates debuts one-of-a-kind search engine for diverse children’s books

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:28 pm

A Bates College team led by Krista Aronson has created the Diverse BookFinder, a set of resources that makes diverse children’s books newly findable.

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U.S. Sens. Collins and King commend Bates in announcement of $250K Diverse BookFinder grant

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:45 pm

On Sept. 7, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that a federal agency had awarded $250,000 to Bates College's Diverse BookFinder.

Assistant Professor of Physics Travis Gould, left, and Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Jason Castro are typical of newer faculty at Bates who are running with the college tradition of collegiality and cross-discipline collaboration. They're working on a project to image brain structures at the resolution of a single cell. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
New professors launch Bates careers, forge bonds just like first-years

Friday, September 22, 2017 12:33 pm

We know that students can be grouped by class year. Perhaps less obvious, but equally telling, are ways that faculty can be grouped.

Responding to Charlottesville: Historical Perspectives at Pettengill G21 on September 18th, 2017.  A roundtable discussion with Dr. Andrew Baker, Bates College, Dr. Margaret Creighton, Bates College, Dr. Patrick Otim, Bates College, Robin McDowell, Harvard University, and moderated by Dr. Christopher Petrella, Bates College. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Removing Confederate monuments is only a starting point, Bates panelists say

Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:46 pm

Removing monuments to Confederate leaders means little without an understanding of why they were created, how racism persists today, and how to move forward.

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Parents: Here’s your customized Back to Bates weather forecast

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:40 pm

Here's what Friday's and Saturday's temperatures in Lewiston will feel like for our Bates families.

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Look What We Found: Chip Ross’ colorful 1990s fractal poster

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Bates mathematician Chip Ross won't toss a 20-year old coloring project. “This was a labor of love for me. I put my heart and soul into it.”

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