Short Term is a time of celebration, of spring and student accomplishments, and both are abundant on the Bates Instagram page. Here are the 10 Bates Instagram posts from Short Term that captured the most likes.

10. Making their mark

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“That’s more betterer!” says Ron Tardif, a mason with Bates Facility Services, as he installs the Class of 2019 ivy stone, designed by senior Laura Nguyen, near the entrance to Pettengill Hall. . Not pleased with how the stone looked the first time he placed it, Tardiff had done some extra chiseling to adjust the stone’s fit. After placing mortar on all four sides and cleaning away the excess, the job was done. Until next year! . Installation of a class ivy stone is a Bates tradition dating to the 1870s. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College) #batescollege #bates2019 #ivystone #tradition

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9. Winning the title

 

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Coxswain Evan Saltman ‘22 hoists a trophy at the awards ceremony after the Bates rowing teams @batesrowing won 10 out of 12 races Sunday to clinch the Bobcats’ eighth consecutive Presidents Cup in the 23rd edition of the annual regatta hosted at the Bates boathouse in Greene. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #rowing #gobatesbobcats

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8. Sights of Spring

 

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Even without yesterday’s sun, it feels like spring. Swipe left for some additional views. . (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #rain #lewiston #maine

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7. Recognizing leadership

 

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“We are pleased to honor this next student for his extraordinary commitment to a group of young people in our community.” . — Ellen Alcorn, describing Ellijah McLean ’20 of Providence, R.I., who last night received a Harward Center for Community Partnerships Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism and Student Leadership. Alcorn, director of the Harward Center’s Bonner Leader Program and assistant director of community engaged learning, continued: . “His work has had such resonance across this campus that he was nominated four separate times, by a student, by a staff member, and by two faculty members,” said Alcorn, including, “He is a consummate activist, organizer, and community leader who constantly seeks to broaden his understanding of the experiences of minority and marginalized populations,” and “He is dedicated to the upliftment of young black and brown men within the education system.” . The work he is doing, concluded Alcorn, “is having a transformational effect on young men in this community.” . (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #community #activism #leadership #Lewiston #Maine #beingsofbates

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6. All things seem possible

 

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“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” . — Edwin Way Teale . (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #thismorning #maine #spring #lewiston #maine

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5. Fashioning unity

 

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Afia Sekyere ’19 of Tampa, Fla, and Alexia Sahué ’19 of Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, acknowledge an appreciative crowd during the 2019 African Fashion Show held in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall on May 10. . An annual tradition presented by the Bates Africana Club to celebrate the African diaspora, this year’s show featured the theme “Umoja,” the Swahili word for “unity.” The presentation included fashion, songs, dances, and spoken word from throughout Africa. . Swipe left for additional scenes from the memorable evening. (Samuel Mironko ’21 for Bates College) #batescollege #africana #umoja #unity #fashion #culture #maine

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4. Letting go

 

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The Hathorn Hall magnolia tree lets go, and Reed Sandbach ‘20 walks on by. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #spring #magnolia #lewiston #maine

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3. Rowing in the ethereal

 

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“It’s a dream.” . — Peter Steenstra, head rowing coach at Bates, says of the stretch along the Androscoggin River in Greene that Bates rowers call home. . This afternoon afforded the men’s and women’s teams delightful conditions in which to practice for Sunday’s upcoming President’s Cup, the signature home regatta hosted by Bates with Bowdoin and Colby. . Swipe left to see Steenstra following his rowers. . (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #rowing #androscogginriver #glass #beingsofbates #batesrowing

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2. The mighty Falls

 

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As the snow melts from up river in the early spring, the roaring Great Falls, located between Lewiston and Auburn on the Androscoggin River, are exciting to watch. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #spring #river #lewiston #maine

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1. A momentous occasion

 

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It’s official. Bates College is carbon neutral, one year ahead of schedule! . Bates is extremely proud to attain carbon neutrality ahead of our 2020 goal, but we’re even prouder of the way we did it: by switching to renewable fuels, investing in energy efficiency, and working hand-in-hand with students to create a culture of sustainability on campus. . Out of some 700 U.S. colleges and universities to sign a carbon-neutrality pledge in 2007, Bates is one of only seven to date that have reached that goal. . President Clayton Spencer shared the exciting news on reaching this historic milestone in a special announcement at Bates’ Earth Day celebration held Wednesday evening in the Gray Cage. . “This achievement shows Bates at its best,” said Spencer. “More important, we have met this goal through shared effort, commitment, and creativity by the entire college community with students leading the way.” . Click the link in our bio 👆 to learn how we got to this moment. 🌎 . (Photo: Phyllis Graber Jensen / Design: Bates Communications) . #carbonneutral #batescollege #climatechange #sustainability #gogreen #greenenergy

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