Archives for "Bates history"
The front page of the Lewiston Daily Sun (now the Sun Journal) on May 26, 1965. The fight story refers to Ali as "Cassius M.A. Clay," the media not quite agreeing to Ali's name change.
50 years ago: Ali, Liston, Lewiston, Bates

Friday, May 22, 2015 9:47 am

Bates and Bates people are part of the main event in coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston boxing match held in Lewiston.

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

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Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

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Video: The Bobcat’s 1997 waterskiing trek across Lake Andrews and into college lore

Friday, May 23, 2014 10:33 am

When the Bobcat (Stu Abelson '97) waterskied across Lake Andrews 17 years ago today, ABC News was there to cover the story. Take a look!

Edmund Muskie '36 is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state by longtime friend and adviser Frank Coffin '40, a federal judge at the time. Looking on are, from left, President Jimmy Carter; Muskie's daughter Ellen Muskie Allen; and his wife, Jane Muskie.
On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:08 pm

On his centennial today, what everyone should know about Edmund Muskie '36, our iconic U.S. statesman and environmental pioneer.

President John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy ride with Texas Gov. John Connally and Nellie Connally in the presidential motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963.
(Victor Hugo King / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
After JFK’s assassination, The Bates Student reflects a grieving community

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Essays, articles and poems in The Bates Student captured emotions and innocence.

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Revealed: Who coined the distinctive Bates cheer ‘Great day to be a Bobcat’?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Reunion Weekend was an opportune time to discover who coined the cheer "Great day to be a Bobcat."

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Biographer of the Rev. Benjamin Mays ’20 to speak at Bates

Friday, March 22, 2013 11:30 am

Bates presents award-winning Benjamin Mays biographer Randal Maurice Jelks on March 25.

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Peter Gomes ‘cherished’ the Chapel that now carries his name

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:30 am

The Chapel became the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on Oct. 25 as hundreds gathered to remember the late preacher and teacher in words and song.

The women's dining room in Rand Hall, circa 1920. The archives helps faculty and students investigate how Bates' inclusive history has played out over time. Photograph courtesy of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.
Past is prologue, says new Muskie Archives director Pat Webber

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:00 am

The archives supports the academic community by keeping one foot in the past and one in the present.

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