Stories from 2018
Here’s what new Bates students say about Lewiston

Friday, August 17, 2018 12:12 pm

”The plaza and park are inviting and pretty. The people are diverse and friendly, and there are many different types of shops to explore.”

In labs, startups, and city streets, Bates students learn the meaning of their own work

Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:48 pm

In museums, labs, and cities; in San Francisco, Shenzhen, and Lewiston, Bates-funded summer experiences help students explore their interests and discover what's purposeful to them.

Meet Navy Capt. J.J. Cummings ’89, commander of the world’s largest aircraft carrier

Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:41 pm

The U.S. has 11 nuclear-powered carriers, and a Bates grad commands one of them: the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest and the world’s largest.

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:03 am

Between an HVAC overhaul and a rebuilt hot-water system, Carnegie Science Hall had a summer of pampering.

Recalling Bates’ post-war Sampsonville and its community of married students

Friday, August 10, 2018 12:20 pm

Seventy-two years ago, Bates debuted a post-World War II housing option that, to this day, remains unique.

A tuna tournament helps Michaela Pinette ’19 get in tune with purposeful work

Friday, August 10, 2018 10:29 am

Michaela Pinette '19 wasn't expecting a summer of sifting through bloody tuna parts for science, nor enjoying it so much.That's the beauty Purposeful Work.

Bates announces eight faculty promotions, including tenure, for 2018–19

Friday, August 10, 2018 8:00 am

The faculty promotions offer "outstanding examples of the consequential scholarship and creative work going on at Bates," says Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.

Q&A: For Bates interns, there’s ‘no better outlet’ for economics skills than alum-founded Analysis Group

Monday, August 6, 2018 3:34 pm

Find out what three Purposeful Work interns have learned at Analysis Group, which works on everything from antitrust cases to the opioid crisis.

Welcome (and welcome back) to BatesNews for 2018–19

Friday, August 3, 2018 1:06 pm

Welcome back to BatesNews, and a special welcome to parents and students of the incoming Class of 2022.

Bates in the News: August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018 12:50 pm

A train brings novelist Elizabeth Strout ’77 back to her childhood, a NASA scientist talks lunar eclipses, and a professor commemorates a dark chapter in Maine history.

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