Bates Magazine: Winter 2013


Photograph by Will Ash

Beauty and the Brain

Feeling distracted by too much screen time? Feeling “eco-anxious” by the portents of climate change? Try some beauty.

“W. 10th St. Clock Shop,” New York City.  Photograph by Alexander Verhave

Photographers with a Vision

Young alumni photographers Alex Verhave ’05, Alexandra Strada ’10 and Ryan Heffernan ’05 have artfully gone beyond the basic documentary approach to their craft.

Shown at his Manchester Center, Vt., home in September 2012, Nathaniel Boone ’52 displays the Congressional Gold Medal he received for his service as a Montford Point Marine.  Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen

The Beachhead in North Carolina

Congressional honors to Nathaniel Boone ’52 and his fellow African American Marines for breaking the color line.

Spencer to Bates: Engage!

Citing Benjamin Mays ’20 as metaphor and guide, Clayton Spencer’s inaugural address frames the challenges facing Bates and suggests why the college is fully equipped to move forward.


Chapel to Lewiston: Hello!

The location of the Chapel, now named for Peter Gomes ’65, tells a story about the college’s historical relationship with Lewiston.

The Daring Young Man

The trapeze gives flight to Travis Jones’ senior theses in theater and art

About the Cover


Opening Thought


Editor’s Note

Bates in Brief


History Lesson

From the Archives


In Memoriam


From a Distance

Multimedia Gallery

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