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Members of the campus community attend the gift announcement celebration in Memorial Commons on Friday. The gathering included faculty, staff, students, trustees, and Alumni Council members. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 am

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

Brian McGrory ’84, editor of The Boston Globe,  students in a course on public opinion taught by John Baughman, associate professor of politics.
Why newspapers and readers are at an ‘incredibly awkward moment,’ explains Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory ’84

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:03 pm

The health of democratic society depends on papers making a "nuanced transition" to an all-digital future, says McGrory. Plus: What he thinks about "the Bill" of today.

A worker installs Cut'nWrap modular and removable insulating product on a hot-pipe components in a Bates mechanical room. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Co.)
From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Here's how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

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Marriage, the ultimate crime fighter?

Friday, November 13, 2015 8:33 am

Research by Bates sociologist Michael Rocque finds that communities that have strong marriage rates demonstrate lower levels of crime.

The milky white and gray at center of the image shows smog and fog event over China. The brighter whites at left and right are clouds. (NASA Earth Observatory)
China’s social-media censors quicker than previously thought, Auer’s research reveals

Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:52 pm

Matt Auer, dean of the faculty and an environmental policy expert, and a colleague made their discovery by looking at censorship related to the film "Under the Dome."

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Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

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‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

The Arctic's long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

A representation of the oxytocin molecule, upper right, bound to the protein neurophysin, shown as ribbons, that carries it through the body.
‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

Kate McNally '17 bands lobsters on a lobster boat off Grand Manan Island.
Summer Student Work: Kate McNally ’17 was ‘everybody’s student’ on Grand Manan Island

Monday, July 20, 2015 1:54 pm

McNally spent the summer on a Bates-funded Otis Fellowship to record oral histories of the fishing community on Grand Manan Island.

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