Stories about "Historic Quad"
The Bates Community gathers on the Historic Quad for the college's Opening Convocation, featuring a procession with the Class of 2021, faculty and senior staff, a welcome and introduction by President Clayton Spencer, greetings from Walter Washington '19 of Fleetwood, N.Y., president of the Bates College Student Government, a Convocation Address "Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities," and a benediction by Brittany Longsdorf, multi faith Chaplain.
Walter Washington ’19 welcomes the Class of 2021 at Convocation

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:14 pm

"There is no way, absolutely no way, that I could have persevered through such an ordeal without being a part of the community that is Bates."

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Compare the look of 10 Bates places in winter (snow!) and right now (green!)

Monday, May 22, 2017 5:21 pm

Here’s an interactive look comparing the look of 10 Bates places in the depths of winter and again this week.

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For Short Term’s student grounds workers, it’s much ado about mulch

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:09 am

“It's cool to have a part in how campus is going to look when I graduate in a few weeks,” says senior Clarke Shipley ’17.

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Video: After the fall, here’s what happened to the Quad’s huge ‘hobbit’ maple

Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:31 am

The fallen tree, a century-old sugar maple, “had a life…and it supported a lot of life,” said Professor Emerita of Biology Sharon Kinsman.