Stories about "First-Year Seminar"
What is truth? In a team-taught seminar, first-years learn to find out

Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:11 am

The truth is, the new seminar is less about figuring out what “the truth” actually is and more about exploring methods of discerning and crafting truth.

12 writing tips from Bates students and professors

Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:38 am

“Nothing that comes after the phrase ‘throughout history’ is true.”

Slideshow: Click the kaleidoscope and see the Class of 2021 everywhere

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:32 am

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo follow our first-years as they dive into life at Bates.

Video: Professor Denis Sweet explains why he sent his students to the trees

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Sending his First Year Seminar students out to "experience" a tree starts them on the path of figuring out "what it is that they think about."

Choice Meat

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 2:17 pm

This issue reflects the College's ongoing Bates Contemplates Food initiative in myriad ways, including eight profiles of alumni who produce food in Maine.

Maine foundation awards college $255,000 grant for writing program

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:58 am

As Bates College prepares to begin its first academic year with a new set of core educational requirements, a foundation in Falmouth has awarded the college more than $250,000 to support the requirements' focus on writing skills.