Stories about "Student Life"
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Video: Road trip! 400 miles, six hours, and three Bobcat teams

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:04 pm

Whether watching movies (Bridesmaids!), hitting the books, or just zoning out, these Bobcats acted out their own buddy road-trip movie.

George Fiske '19, Brent Feldman '17, and Katharine Gaillard '19 are shown up close and personal with a Canadian Solar PV module. (Tom Twist/Bates College)
Bates strikes Gold with new sustainability rating

Friday, September 15, 2017 10:01 am

Reflecting strong collaboration and projects large and small, Bates earns a major rating for sustainability.

Jacqueline Forney '18 (15), Taylor Stafford-Smith '20 (9), Angel Echipue '21 (16), and Claire Naughton '19 (8) react after a point. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)
Bates at Night: First-years’ first home match in Alumni Gym

Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:14 pm

For a first-year Bobcat, there’s no better place to start your sports career than Alumni Gym.

#925 was taken by my mother, Juli Fournier, on August 27 12:24pm, taken at my next door neighbor's house. I actually don't have the name of the kayaker. 
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.

The Bates Community gathers on the Historic Quad for the college's Opening Convocation, featuring a procession with the Class of 2021, faculty and senior staff, a welcome and introduction by President Clayton Spencer, greetings from Walter Washington '19 of Fleetwood, N.Y., president of the Bates College Student Government, a Convocation Address "Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities," and a benediction by Brittany Longsdorf, multi faith Chaplain.
Walter Washington ’19 welcomes the Class of 2021 at Convocation

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:14 pm

"There is no way, absolutely no way, that I could have persevered through such an ordeal without being a part of the community that is Bates."

Wednesday, Sept. 6: Catching up at the OIE's reception, from left, are John Collantes '18 of Park Ridge, Ill., Sally Ceesay '18 of the Bronx, Jeanne Hua '18 of Honolulu, and Frederick Cheng '18 of San Leandro, Calif. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Click the kaleidoscope and see the Class of 2021 everywhere

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:32 am

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo follow our first-years as they dive into life at Bates.

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21 cool facts about 21 members of the Class of 2021

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:31 pm

The Class of 2021 includes a South Pole ski trekker, a vexillologist, and a certified instructor of mindfulness.

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Picture Story: Smiles, tears, and new beginnings on the Class of 2021’s Opening Day

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:10 pm

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo capture move-in, decorations, presentations, receptions, and goodbyes.

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Hour by hour with the Class of 2021 on its Opening Day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:16 pm

Pictured over a span of just 12 hours, Opening Day represents something much bigger: the beginning of a lifetime experience for Bates students and families.

This year's co-coordinators of the college's Orientation-week Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program  are, from left, neuroscience major Katie Hartnett ’18 of St. Paul, Minn., geology major Kurt Niiler ’18, of Freedom, N.H., and environmental studies major Adair Andre '18 of Edina, Minn. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
AESOP student leaders gear up for Orientation centerpiece

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:40 am

The sweet spot of any AESOP trip — the three-night, four-day excursions each incoming first-year takes during Orientation — is the third day.

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