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Q&A: New Bates A.D. Jason Fein on the NESCAC, his Yankees, and Commons pizza

Friday, September 1, 2017 12:17 pm

Jason Fein's rise through the AD ranks is a bit distinctive — in the same way his Brooklyn-bred New York sports loyalties are distinctive here in Maine.

Pete Culcasi of Northbridge, Mass., looks at the eclipse through protective eyeglasses as his daughter, Maddie, and wife Jody, watch. A welder by trade, he'd also brought protective welder's glass. (Jay Burns/Bates College)
‘Follow me’: How Bates’ eclipse party got hopping

Friday, August 25, 2017 12:35 pm

“Excuse me,” Sylvia Deschaine told the surprised Admission gathering. “The eclipse is starting, and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event."

(Photograph by W. Hrybyk / NASA)
In the eclipse’s path, these 10 Bates alumni are totally ready

Friday, August 18, 2017 10:57 am

From west to east, alumni in the path of Monday's total eclipse talk about their plans, what's afoot in their towns, and what has surprised them so far.

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‘Tremendous teammate’ Rob Gomez ’05 forgoes race victory to help a fallen runner

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:50 pm

With the finish of the world-class Beach to Beacon in sight, and a Maine title on the line, Gomez slowed to help a staggering fellow runner finish first.

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What’s In a Name: Androscoggin

Thursday, August 3, 2017 4:30 pm

"Androscoggin," the name of Lewiston's river and county, is the contemporary word describing a Native American tribe that lived here.

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Look What We Found: Raj Saha’s water wheel

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:29 pm

You'll find pure chaos inside a storage room in Carnegie Science Hall.

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Celebrate Thoreau’s 200th birthday with a summer poem from a Bates author

Monday, July 10, 2017 12:13 pm

Chute's "Heat Wave in Concord" recreates a sizzling summer day in 1852 when Thoreau and a friend went on a "fluvial walk" in the Concord River.

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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Slideshow: National Selfie Day lures the Bobcat from his den

Friday, June 23, 2017 12:48 pm

The Bates Bobcat was on the prowl Wednesday for selfie, not selfish, reasons.

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Mays Medal to Ed O’Neil ’82 highlights alumni awards at Reunion 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:10 pm

O'Neil has literally written the book on sustainable and efficient solutions to the problems of global health inequity.

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