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Kate McNally, who photographed the crew of a Grand Manan fishing boat during a research project in 2015, will continue that research in Newfoundland as a Fulbright Student. (Kate McNally '17)
With 22 grants offered, it’s another banner year for Fulbright and Bates

Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:56 am

The Fulbright U.S. Student program has offered 2017–18 grants to 19 Bates College seniors and young alumni.

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How did Ed Muskie ’36 get baseballs signed by the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers?

Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 am

The signed baseballs include Hall of Fame signatures of Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle.

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Look What We Found: Krista Aronson’s controversial children’s book

Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:36 pm

Psychology professor Krista Aronson has a copy of A Birthday Cake for George Washington — but she doesn’t necessarily want your child reading it.

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Look What We Found: Mike Milliken’s doll that sees all

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:23 pm

You never know where "McKell B Well" will show up or how he gets there.

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Video: Gideon Ikpekaogu ’17 explores his multiple identities

Friday, April 14, 2017 11:18 am

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," Ikpekaogu discusses his identities as Nigerian, African, and Dutch.

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Visionary educator Geoffrey Canada to deliver 2017 Commencement address, joining honorands Sen. Susan Collins, Wanda Corn, and Patrick Dempsey

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Visionary American educator Geoffrey Canada gives the Commencement address, joined by fellow honorands Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn ’62, and Lewiston-born actor Patrick Dempsey.

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“Astronomy Extravaganza” gives Lewiston schoolchildren the star treatment

Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:20 am

How many little kids can Bates entertain and educate about astronomy and science in one night?

Associate Professor of Politics Stephen Engel places his hand over his heart as the Manic Optimists sing the national anthem in Memorial Commons. Dressed as a Supreme Court justice, Engel swore in the new U.S. president, Gabriel Nott '17, who then delivered his vision for America in his inaugural address. It was all the culmination of the mock presidential election for the course “Presidential Campaign Rhetoric." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Newsmakers talk about rural education (it's not only about white Americans) and the Senate and the filibuster; plus two alumni innovators in the financial world.

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Q&A: Claire Brown ’17 measures the effectiveness of Maine’s adult drug court

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:14 am

In her honors thesis, Brown compares adult drug court to more traditional forms of incarceration and criminal justice in Maine.

Professor of Geology Mike Retelle found the walrus skull while doing research in the Canadian High Arctic in 1993. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Look What We Found: Mike Retelle’s walrus skull

Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00 am

“The walrus is a really strange story,” Retelle says.

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