News and Updates

  • The Work of Antiracism at Bates: Progress Update
    As promised in a June 2020 letter to the community, this report provides an update regarding progress during the fall semester on antiracism work being carried out across Bates involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It also addresses a recent call by students for the college to make clear and actionable its commitment to antiracism.
  • Multifaith Vigil 6/5/20
    A vigil held on June 5th to grieve race-based violence, police brutality, and black deaths and find renewed energy for the work of anti-racism and justice.
  • COVID-19 Update from the Office of Equity and Inclusion
    Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: We write to encourage our campus community to be thoughtful and supportive of each other as we face the challenges presented by the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  As many of you know from the recent message from Geoff Swift, the college is actively monitoring, assessing, planning for,…