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January 26, 2015 1:06 pm

Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter Carnival festivities, drew hundreds of students to Lake…


May 23, 2014 10:33 am

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

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

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!


June 15, 2012 12:00 am

What Lurks in Lake Andrews?

Thanks to biology major Hannah Schultz ’12 and the college’s scanning electron microscope, we’ve got some recent additions to the Puddle’s motley catalog.


January 26, 2011 10:28 am

Sun Journal creates splash with Puddle Jump video

Sun Journal photographer and videographer Daryn Slover stops by the 2011 Puddle Jump to produce a video and slide show…


July 15, 2009 3:46 pm

Midsummer Lakeside series continues with songwriter Carolyn Currie

Maine singer-songwriter Carolyn Currie performs this week’s installment of the 2009 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater at the college’s Lake Andrews.


July 20, 2008 12:00 pm

Images of Bates: Summer 2008

Slideshow of images from Summer 2008.


January 6, 1999 2:33 pm

Warwick couple's $1-million gift funds Bates College campus restoration project

A $1-million gift from Henry “Jack” Keigwin ’59, and his wife, Beverly, of Warwick, R.I., has funded a major environmental restoration project and new granite amphitheater on the Bates College campus.


June 3, 1997 10:32 am

Andover student celebrates graduation by waterskiing on Lake Andrews

Stuart Abelson, a graduating senior from Andover, Mass., left Bates with a splash, when he waterskied across Lake Andrews on May 23, wearing a Bobcat mascot suit. Abelson was towed by a car driving alongside the two acre-size body of water that the students affectionately call “the puddle.” Abelson’s single pass on Lake Andrews lasted about 15 seconds.