Stories about "Bates history"
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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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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