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Wednesday

September 7, 2011
5:36 pm

Video: Francesco Duina's Convocation address on 'Winning'

Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina offers the keynote address at Convocation 2011. Duina is the author of the book Winning:…

Wednesday

September 7, 2011
5:31 pm

Video: President Cable explores 'our shared anthem" in Convocation address

In her Convocation Invitation to the College Community, President Cable transcended the usual convocation advice, instead asking the entire campus…

Wednesday

September 7, 2011
3:59 pm

Don’t be ruled by social constructs, ‘Winning’ author tells Convocation audience

“Become a sociologist of conscience, or perhaps an archeologist of culture,” the Bates College Class of 2015 was told as the new academic year began — in other words, this is your time to understand, and redefine, the social norms that guide us through life.

Tuesday

September 6, 2011
3:04 pm

Facing wind and rain, AESOP leaders held fast and thought faster

Bates’ student-run Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program expeditions are plenty stimulating all by themselves, but this year an uninvited guest called Tropical Storm Irene upped the ante on the excitement.

Tuesday

September 6, 2011
1:44 pm

At Orientation, a get-out-the-vote effort

Most of the registration tables on Saturday morning of Orientation focused on a student’s Bates identity, like ID photos and…

Tuesday

September 6, 2011
11:09 am

Orientation is a way to make yourself at home

The day started out wet, but the rain was giving way to a gentle warmth as Josh Quint ’14 moved into a ground-floor double in Parker Hall.

Tuesday

September 6, 2011
10:40 am

For parents during Orientation, a school bus parable

A highlight of the Parent Orientation was a story shared by Roland Davis ’92, director of the Office of Intercultural Education. In urging parents to turn their kids loose, Davis told of how he learned to give his young daughter some independence as she began kindergarten.

Tuesday

September 6, 2011
10:25 am

New students find the appeal of green at Orientation

“We have had steady business, and that’s great,” sustainability coordinator Julie Rosenbach said about the materials she offered at Orientation about “green” programs at Bates.

Friday

September 2, 2011
11:22 am

Ready, set, welcome: Nine behind-the-scenes stories about the new Bates year

After the first-year students and their trip leaders headed off on their preorientation AESOP trips on Monday, we did a…

Thursday

September 1, 2011
2:56 pm

Francesco Duina and the Convocation keynote

In his 2011 Convocation keynote address, Professor of Sociology Francesco Duina will draw from his book Winning, inviting all incoming…