Stories about "academic life"
Men’s cross country hosted and won the Bates Invitational vs. Tufts, WPI, and Southern Maine at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 9:21 am

Here at Bates, our physical landscape complements our intellectual and social environments.

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‘Together we harness the power of questions’ — Senior Address

Friday, June 24, 2016 11:50 am

Shannon Griffin '16, a Chinese and psychology major from Philadelphia, gave this year's Senior Address at Commencement.

In February, seven Bates families announced gifts of $19 million to the college, led by a $10 million gift from Mike ’80 and Alison Bonney ’80, seated at right with Mike’s parents, Wes ’50 and Elaine Bonney, during the announcement in Memorial Commons. The gifts will fund six new professorships and help launch the college’s Program in Digital and Computational Studies. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Multimedia: The major stories at Bates College in 2015-16

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:07 am

With the Bates academic and giving year coming to an official close on June 30, here's a look back at the year's major stories in text, photographs, and video.

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Video: 11 scenes of swordplay, suffering, and speechifying at the Battle of Maldon

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:45 pm

“And now for something completely different”: Vikings cross Lake Andrews and fight the English at the Keigwin Amphitheater.

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Five stories from Short Term’s innovative practitioner-taught courses and course redesigns

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:38 pm

Students and faculty in two innovative types of Short Term courses showed their stuff at an end-of-term showcase, including a major redesign of intro chemistry.

A photographer flattens himself on the walkway to Ladd Library to capture spring beauty. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:40 pm

It seems impossible to have moved so quickly from the commencement of Short Term to the end of Commencement. Now you see it, now you don't.

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Video: a rookie mace bearer’s first carry at Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 12:34 pm

The mace bearer is an attention-grabber at Commencement, so when it changes hands, as it did this year, it's like getting a new James Bond.

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Multimedia: 33 powerful moments from Commencement 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:34 pm

In photos, video, and text, moments from Commencement Day 2016.

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Video: Commencement 2016 livestream

Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:41 pm

Video clips of the college's 150th Commencement on May 29, 2016, from the Processional through to the Benediction and Recessional.

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Q&A: Bates psychologist Rebecca Fraser-Thill on drawing a blueprint for your future

Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:26 pm

Drawing from psychology and philosophy while giving practical advice, Fraser-Thill's course "Life Architecture" gives students the tools to marry professional and personal fulfillment.

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