Campus on the afternoon of Oct. 22, 2020.Breakfast bar outside of Ladd Library facing the Library Quad: Ilana Zeilinger '23 of Washington, D.C. does reading for Ben Moodie's "Comparative Society" class.EUSO 395G - Comparative SociologyComparative sociology studies social institutions, economic systems, political systems, cultures and norms, legal systems, public policy, social change, and behavior in two or more settings. Comparisons can be qualitative or quantitative in nature and are usually driven by a desire to test theories or hypotheses. Topics of study may include the impact of globalization on nation-states, social movements, war and violence, place and cultural specificity, postcolonial dynamics, urbanization, immigration, and regional integration. The seminar introduces students to comparative sociology through an examination of recent exemplary works and the completion of individual projects related to each student's interests.She was reading about French and American values.

Early Decision II and Regular Decision Deadlines Moved to January 11

This year has presented great challenges to prospective college students, their families, and the counselors who support them. In recognition of these extraordinary circumstances, Bates has moved our Early Decision II and Regular…

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Friday

January 7, 2022 12:07 pm

Advice for honing your ‘authentic’ application to Bates

Advice for honing your ‘authentic’ application to Bates

Achieving authenticity is important for both prospective students and colleges themselves. Forbes reached out to Leigh Weisenburger, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid at Bates, for advice about what makes a college application authentic.

Wednesday

December 15, 2021 4:02 pm

The Year — 2021

The Year — 2021

Sending you warm holiday greetings from Bates, where our students are back in full Bobcat form and there’s joy in…

Tuesday

January 5, 2021 11:41 am

Hold the Door

Hold the Door

Courtesy is indeed common at Bates. We believe our liberal arts experience opens doors of opportunity for all our students.

Wednesday

December 16, 2020 5:04 pm

and yet, we persist: a documentary from Dance 253

and yet, we persist: a documentary from Dance 253

Take an inside look into how Bates Dance is moving through these challenging times. Hear from our dancers on how they…

Wednesday

December 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Spotify playlists curated by Bates students

Spotify playlists curated by Bates students

Check out these playlists curated by Kian Moaledj ’23, Max Friedenwald-Fisherman ’21, and Anna Truman-Wyss ’21 for three quintessential Bates…

Thursday

December 10, 2020 8:45 am

‘So, are you really Test-Optional?’ Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger weighs in.

‘So, are you really Test-Optional?’ Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger weighs in.

Because Bates is in its fourth decade of a test-optional admission policy, we are getting more questions than ever from students, parents, guardians, counselors, and our colleagues in admission who are moving test-optional. Learn more about why Bates has been test-optional for 36 years, what the data shows, and how the pandemic has provided a needed push for institutions in moving the conversation forward.

Tuesday

December 1, 2020 11:45 am

Navigating the New Normal of Optional Testing

Bates Dean of Admission and Financial Aid moderates this conversation organized by the College Guidance Network.

Wednesday

November 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Interview with a Clam Digger

Interested in a deeper dive into academics at Bates? Listen to this podcast created by Bates student Natalie Moon ’21 for her Science Communication course (Bio 126).

Wednesday

November 25, 2020 11:56 am

Early Decision II and Regular Decision Deadlines Moved to January 11

Early Decision II and Regular Decision Deadlines Moved to January 11

This year has presented great challenges to prospective college students, their families, and the counselors who support them. In recognition…

Tuesday

November 24, 2020 5:03 pm

Message for Students and Educators Affected by COVID-19

Message for Students and Educators Affected by COVID-19

The Bates Office of Admission wishes all those affected by recent natural disasters and extenuating circumstances — including the COVID-19…