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Thursday

October 7, 2010
4:10 pm

Student from Afghanistan leads book drive for Kabul university to top 2,000 volumes

Last spring, Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges channeled their long-standing rivalry for altruistic purposes. The three schools competed to collect the most books to donate to the Polytechnic University of Kabul, in Afghanistan. A Bates student, Kabul native Mustafa Basij-Rasikh ’12, launched the project in an effort to restock the university’s library, left critically short of English literature and textbooks. The book drive collected more than 2,000 books in a variety of disciplines. Bates raised the most books.

Thursday

July 23, 2009
9:19 am

Bates, Bowdoin share $150,000 grant to improve quantitative education

A national foundation that supports liberal arts education has awarded nearly $150,000 to Bates and Bowdoin colleges for a collaborative effort to strengthen students’ quantitative reasoning skills.

Friday

May 1, 2009
11:44 am

Softball Victory

The Bates College softball team celebrates an 8-1 NESCAC East Division victory against rival Bowdoin.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:30 am

Passing Thought

With 4:34 remaining in the first half of the men’s basketball game vs. Bowdoin on Jan. 23, 2009, Neil Creahan ’10 of Hingham, Mass., drives between Bowdoin defenders and dishes to Jimmy O’Keefe ’10 of Lexington, Mass., for the layup.

Thursday

December 11, 2008
12:00 pm

Shibles relishing first year as Bowdoin coach

Both the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News recently profiled Maine native Adrienne Shibles ’91, in her first year as head coach of women’s basketball at Bowdoin College.

Friday

January 5, 2007
4:00 pm

College wins grant for collaborative library program with Colby, Bowdoin

Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges have received a $280,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build a model program for the collaborative development of library collections.

Thursday

March 3, 2005
10:09 am

Maine essayist Franklin Burroughs to give Otis Lecture

Franklin Burroughs, author of the acclaimed books “Billy Watson’s Croker Sack” and “The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Low Country,” visits Bates College to give the eighth annual Otis Lecture Wednesday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

November 27, 2001
8:56 am

Men's basketball to host Bates-Bowdoin Classic

The Bobcats host the first round of the inaugural Bates-Bowdoin Classic men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Wednesday

April 25, 2001
3:55 pm

Bates to host conference on the Caribbean and the Americas

A group of Bates, Bowdoin and Colby college faculty and students, joined by a colleague from the University of the West Indies, will gather to participate in a day-long conference and roundtable, “Scientific Knowledge, Culture and Political Economy: The Caribbean and The Americas,” Friday, May 4, in Chase Hall Lounge on Campus Avenue at Bates College.

Monday

January 29, 2001
9:35 am

Colby, Bates and Bowdoin create online library catalog

Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges are pleased to introduce Maine’s first statewide online library catalog. On January 4, the Maine Info Net system was turned on and the Colby, Bates and Bowdoin library collections, with more than two million items, became available to participating libraries throughout the state.