Stories from 2019
Bates joins national Schuler Initiative to support stronger engagement with millennial alumni

Friday, January 18, 2019 12:00 pm

The five-college partnership will explore and address an emerging trend in higher education philanthropy — declining rates of giving among younger alumni.

Video: Washington Post interviews Clayton Spencer about Purposeful Work innovations

Friday, January 18, 2019 10:44 am

Purposeful Work meets a major — though not always fulfilled — responsibility of a liberal arts college: helping students find jobs that feel meaningful.

Bates in the News: Jan. 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Bates alumni join and leave Congress, an alumna helms a university, and we learn how Brooks Quimby mentored Ed Muskie '36.

Amidst sharks and coral reefs, Kelton McMahon ’05 unravels a paradox as old as Darwin

Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:43 pm

Over the course of his career, Kelton McMahon ’05 has developed tools that can tell you what an animal eats, by looking at the atoms in its body.

Peer-tutor training passes milestone with national certification

Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:35 pm

The recent national certification of the college's peer-tutor training program "is a mark of maturity and a nice feather in Bates’ cap.”

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:52 pm

A second Renewable Fuel Oil burner in the campus heating plant has helped Bates cut its greenhouse gas emissions to a mere 5 percent of 2001 levels.

Video: MLK Day at Bates is a chance to ‘get vulnerable’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Racism and other social inequalities are ever-present but not ever-discussed. Members of the Bates MLK Day planning committee invite us to open the conversation.

Refugees’ stories come to life in puppetry of Ching ’19, Sandglass Theater

Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:54 pm

A singer, actor, and puppeteer with Sandglass Theater, Kei Ching '19 sparks the Vermont troupe's residency at Bates.

Look What We Found: Pat Cosquer’s ostrich egg

Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:11 pm

A beaded ostrich egg sits on the window sill in the memento-filled office of Bates squash coach Pat Cosquer '97.

Grassroots activism: 6 insights from MLK Day speaker Barbara Ransby

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:35 pm

Michael Sargent, an associate professor of psychology and a podcaster, interviews Ransby ahead of her Jan. 21 keynote address.

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