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One discussion group gathers in the attic space, one of several extra rooms opened for the surge of Hearth attendance.
Bates at Night: Hearth

Friday, October 14, 2016 11:18 am

Bates at Night: At the dinner gathering called Hearth, participants can share their thoughts, simply sit in silence, or anything in between.

Managing editors Torry Dobbin '18 of New Canaan, Conn., and Riley Hopkins '18 of Augusta, Maine, finalize the Arts & Leisure section.
Bates at Night: The Bates Student

Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:18 pm

Each Tuesday night, the editors of The Bates Student come together to put out a paper.

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Q&A: Based on a Short Term to Saudi Arabia, Loring Danforth’s new book challenges ‘destructive’ Orientalism

Friday, August 12, 2016 9:42 am

Danforth's new book, Crossing the Kingdom, is based on his 2012 Short Term that enjoyed amazing access inside Saudi Arabia.

George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn., cuts wire that holds derelict chain-link fencing to posts on Mount David during the EcoService Day project on May 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."

A member of the "Innovations in Mapping" class, Haley Crim '19 of Sandy Spring, Md., uses a surveyor's compass to determine an angle during a triangulation exercise on May 6, 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Here be Bates’: A history lab puts the college on the map

Friday, May 20, 2016 1:17 pm

The Bates College course "Innovations in Mapping" looks at two eras marked by big advances in mapmaking and navigation: the 1700s and the last few decades.

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Student laundry in the 1950s by mail, male, or the Hobby Shoppe

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:37 am

Students used mailable laundry packs, a nearby store's machines, or a Lewiston-Auburn service run on campus by students — who had to deal with deadbeat clients.

This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

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At Emerge, students learn film business ‘by seeing it in action’

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:48 am

Like much of Bates' engagement with Lewiston-Auburn, the college's sponsorship of this fast-growing festival is a two-way street.

Picture story: A Japanese tea ceremony is about ‘treasuring every moment’

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:44 am

Featuring images of a Japanese tea ceremony she performed at Bates, here's a story about Yuko Eguchi '03 and her path from Japan to Bates — where she staged an opera for an epic senior thesis — and into a scholar's life.

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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.

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