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During the $19 million gift announcement celebration on campus Friday afternoon, Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Bates College Board of Trustees, talks about the $10 million gift, the largest in the college's history, that he and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80, have made to Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:00 am

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

Brett Huggett, assistant professor of biology. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
$165,000 grant funds Bates study of tree structure and drought response

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:35 pm

It's plain that a tree without water will die. What's not so clear is what happens inside a thirsty tree while it's still alive.

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Robert Feintuch, artist of psychologically pointed depictions of the male form, is at large in Greater NYC, Chicago

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:03 pm

You've heard it said, "Show 'em, don't tell 'em." But Robert Feintuch of Bates College's art and visual culture department will do both in the coming weeks.

Caroline Holm '17, Alex Krech, a Southern Maine Community College intern, and Anna Berenson '16, work  under the direction of chemistry professor Paula Schlax studying gene expression in the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Schlax nets $345K grant to study genetic ‘switches’ central to Lyme disease

Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:58 am

Chemistry professor Paula Schlax's $250,000 grant to study the bacteria that causes Lyme disease includes support for student research.

Carla Essenberg, a pollination ecologist, joined the Bates biology faculty as assistant professor in August 2015. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates welcomes new faculty: Carla Essenberg, biology

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:41 pm

Carla Essenberg, a pollination ecologist, joined the Bates College biology faculty as assistant professor in August 2015.

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Bates announces seven faculty promotions, including four tenure decisions

Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:24 pm

Recent faculty promotions at Bates include four professors earning tenure and three being named full professor.

Sean Findlen will become Bates College's chief communications officer Sept. 1.
Sean Findlen ’99 named chief communications officer at Bates

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:28 am

Sean T. Findlen, a senior vice president with the global communications firm Weber Shandwick, will become the college’s chief communications officer, effective Sept. 1.

The college's 35 percent giving increase in 2015 was matched by a surge in attendance at the annual Presidential Events, including the New York City event at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, where  journalist Bryant Gumbel ’70 (left) interviewed President Spencer and Trustee Emeritus Michael Chu ’80 on the topic "The Liberal Arts in an Age of Disruption." (Matthew Carasella Photography)
Giving to Bates jumps more than 30 percent for second straight year

Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:41 am

Giving to Bates College in 2015 increased more than 30 percent for the second consecutive year, as the college received $21.6 million from alumni, parents, and friends.

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Katie Vale named Bates Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian

Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:00 am

Vale, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2015, is currently director of digital learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

On the Coram Library porch, Bates Registrar Mary Meserve checks the diplomas one last time just prior to Commencement 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
It takes a campus to raise a Commencement

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:10 pm

Here's a sampling of the hundreds of actions, both tiny and Historic Quad-sized, that add up to a thrilling Bates College Commencement.

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