Stories from 2018
‘She saw herself as the Bride of Christ’: The story of an African nun in 18th-century Spain

Friday, December 7, 2018 12:40 pm

Bates professors Sue Houchins and Baltasar Fra-Molinero pooled their expertise in Spanish, African American Studies, gender and sexuality studies, and more to bring an African nun’s story to an English-speaking audience.

The top 5 Bates social media posts of 2018 from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Friday, December 7, 2018 10:07 am

In 2018, Bates social media followers showed a lot of love for big events and great news, not to mention blazing orange maple trees in their autumnal glory.

Marshall Scholar Chris Crum ’17 eyes legal remedies for online threats

Friday, December 7, 2018 9:08 am

Chris Crum '17 is one of 48 recipients of a 2019 Marshall Scholarship, and only the second from Bates since the program was founded in 1953.

What is truth? In a team-taught seminar, first-years learn to find out

Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:11 am

The truth is, the new seminar is less about figuring out what “the truth” actually is and more about exploring methods of discerning and crafting truth.

8 reasons why Edmund Muskie ’36 was an amazing political candidate in 1968

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:37 pm

Fifty years ago, Edmund Muskie '36 ran one of the “exemplary national campaigns of modern times.”

Campus events, updated: Dec. 6–17, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 3:06 pm

This is an updated listing of public events at the college during December 2018.

Campus Construction Update: Nov. 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 12:01 pm

The Peter J. Gomes Chapel at Bates has begun a new round of major restoration work.

What I Mean When I Say: Joshua Rubin and ‘emergence’

Friday, November 30, 2018 11:28 am

As a scholarly term, "emergence" can explain political upheaval, a new fashion sense, or a good rugby match.

Look What We Found: Joe Hall’s chunk of ash wood

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:06 pm

The ash tree looms large in Wabanaki culture. That’s why Hall, a Bates historian, keeps a hunk of the hardwood in his Pettengill Hall office.

From the Archives: Ode to a 30-cent hot dog

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am

A few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere on campus — and beyond.

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