• April Slideshow — Begun as an outgrowth of the 4/3 option plan in the late 60’s, short term has provided Bates students various innovative opportunities for learning both on and off the campus.
  • April 1968: Benjamin Mays delivers King eulogy — Benjamin Mays ’20 and the Rev. Martin Luther King had promised each other: He who outlives the other will deliver his friend’s last eulogy.
  • April 1930: A winning decade at the Penn Relays — By the end of the 1920s, Bates’ string of winning track performances at the prestigious Penn Relays, held each April, had The Bates Student fretting about championship fatigue on campus.