Stories about "Teaching and education"
Bates students help develop a better approach to English language learning

Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:05 pm

A really effective approach to working with English language learners is surprisingly simple.

Professor of German Craig Decker ’78, an ‘irascible and quick-witted’ teacher and scholar with ‘great depth and curiosity,’ dies at age 61

Friday, March 23, 2018 11:29 am

Decker, a member of the Bates faculty for 34 years and a renowned translator who explored German and Austrian social, literary, and cultural history, died on March 17 of cardiac arrest.

Q&A: For Pat Schoknecht, Bates’ distinctive melding of IT and libraries was a draw

Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:34 pm

As Bates’ new head of Information and Library Services, Pat Schoknecht’s domain...

Look What We Found: Leslie Hill’s prized document of protest by African American women

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Hill, a Bates politics professor, explains a historic act of protest during the infamous 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings — and what it means for her students today.

Picture Story: MLK Day 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 12:16 pm

Photographs by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo of the Bates Communications Office portray moments from the college’s 2018 MLK Day observance.

MLK Day 2018: Education is ‘the key to the kind of society we need’

Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:38 pm

In an era when enlightenment seems to be draining from U.S. society, Bates on MLK Day was a source of replenishment, choosing education its theme.

Look What We Found: Mara Tieken’s green, battered, and beloved armchair

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:00 pm

Call it ugly, and she’ll agree, but Mara Tieken still loves the green chair for its personality and history, if not its Mad Men style.

Look What We Found: Kirk Read’s methuselah bottle of champagne

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:59 pm

A shuttered shop’s model bottles are now applaudable props for pedagogical dramas.

Diversity at Bates, other consortium schools to benefit from $5.5 million grant

Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:58 am

The Creating Connections Consortium, which includes Bates College, has received a $5.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to advance campus diversity.

Look What We Found: Andrew Kennedy’s Compound Microscope

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:40 pm

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Andrew Kennedy has a microscope in his Dana...

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