Stories from 2018
Video: Watch ski jumping off Mount David in 1936

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:51 pm

The spectacle of ski jumping from Mount David in 1936 was no less grand, or less popular, than the Olympic version.

Q&A: Three alumni poets honor the ‘perfect teacher of undergraduates,’ poet Rob Farnsworth

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:49 pm

As 'retirement urges sweet return,' Bates salutes poet Rob Farnsworth, who leaves the classroom after 26 years.

Bates College attracts record number of applications for incoming class

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:23 am

“We are meeting more prospective students where they are and telling a story that is more compelling and relevant than ever,” said Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger.

Bates College ranks No. 1 in Fulbright Student awards for 2017–18

Monday, February 19, 2018 11:06 am

The prestigious Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship initiative for international educational exchange.

A brief history of Frederick Douglass, Oren Cheney, and Bates

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Bates founder Oren Cheney and the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass were friends and giants in their worlds.

Why the sultans read Socrates

Friday, February 16, 2018 1:14 pm

Ali Akhtar's first book explores how medieval caliphates were ruled, and how ancient thought influenced the rulers and their people.

Bates at Night: Intramurals and ‘playing the game we love’

Friday, February 16, 2018 10:40 am

When it comes to Bates intramurals, you try not to let "passion get in the way of having fun and showing good sportsmanship."

NBC’s Olympic-sized shout-out to Bates and skier Dinos Lefkaritis ’19

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:45 pm

Marching into the opening ceremonies, Bates Olympian Dinos Lefkaritis ’19 of Larnaca, Cyprus, drew an extended shout-out from NBC announcers.

Bates adaptation of ‘Diary of a Madman’ wins theater festival honors

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:24 pm

The Bates adaptation and production of Diary of a Madman took three awards at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Picture Story: Behind the scenes at Asia Night and highlights from the show

Friday, February 9, 2018 11:38 am

Photographer Theophil Syslo shares images of the preparations for and colorful spectacle of the annual Asia Night show at Schaeffer Theatre.

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