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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.

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.

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.”

As Irma and Harvey closed in, Bates students felt close support

Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:37 pm

While not a direct hit, hurricanes Harvey and Irma still touched the lives of three Bates people.

Look What We Found: Robert Frost in a Bates poet’s office

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:11 pm

On a bookcase facing Rob Farnsworth sits a bust of poet Robert Frost, "presiding over everything that gets said in here."

Bates’ memorial tree planting embraces the ‘sacred tension’ of gratitude and grief

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:25 pm

“It’s actually a beautiful gesture to say, dead or alive, you’re still a part of the Bates community,” says Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf.

2017 Convocation address: ‘Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities,’ by Professor of Sociology Emily Kane

Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:25 pm

"Maybe already, maybe tomorrow, but definitely over time, you’ll begin to find the particular faculty members with whom you’ll forge especially deep bonds."

Convocation 2017: ‘A time to take up our work with new resolve’

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:13 pm

Bates College's 2017 Convocation gave three speakers the opportunity to offer three distinct perspectives on what “Bates community” means.

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.

‘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."

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