• February Slideshow — A series of historical photos showing how Bates students pass the long winter months.
  • February 1983: The final episode of “M*A*S*H” — If you’re a mid-1980s alum, you probably watched the final episode of M*A*S*H at Bates. And you weren’t alone: the telecast is the highest-rated TV program ever.
  • February 1920: Bates debates Harvard at City Hall — Like an up-and-coming prizefighter, Bates debaters in the early 20th century craved a shot at the best. In 1920, that meant a match versus Harvard, “the mecca of Bates’ debating hopes,” in the words of the 1920 Mirror.