Stories from 2018
Bates dedicates Traquina Boathouse, culminating $2.7 million giving effort

Friday, October 12, 2018 10:23 am

“The Traquina name represents incredible dedication by a Bates family to our college and our rowing program,” President Clayton Spencer said.

In state-of-the-art labs, Bates alumni work toward Ebola treatments

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:17 am

Two Bates alumni try to understand how Ebola and its relatives infect cells — and what we can do to stop it.

How Gabby Rivera is revolutionizing pop-lit’s depiction of the comic-book hero

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:09 am

Speaking to a Bates audience, Rivera, who is the author of Marvel’s first queer Latinx superhero, says that being soft can redefine what it means to be a hero.

Bates in the News: Oct. 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018 8:55 am

NBC takes to the air with a Bates student pilot, and two alumni connect on a story about football concussions, thanks to a Reunion connection.

Veterans’ recognition project update

Friday, October 12, 2018 8:16 am

An update on the veterans' recognition project at Bates and an invitation to share your perspective.

Spring 1961 and Bates has its first ‘fraternity’

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:11 pm

At a college where the absence of fraternities has defined student life, what are we to make of the existence of the early-1960s mock fraternity Rho Beta Phi ("Roger Bill Fraternity")?

Look What We Found: Susan Stark’s lucky great-grandmother

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8:55 am

A striking black-and-white photograph of Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Stark’s great-grandmother occupies a place of honor in her Hedge Hall office.

How do we know what we’re seeing? A Bates professor finds out

Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:17 pm

Michelle Greene and a colleague created a mathematical model of how our brains process the world around us.

Bates at Night: It’s ‘murder’ in Chase Hall, thanks to the Robinson Players

Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:43 pm

At 9:22 on Wednesday night, a blood-curdling scream erupted from within Chase Hall. Crime? None. Fun? Tons.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:58 am

October is a moment of transition. Oscar Wilde said it: “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”

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