As the college year ticks down to a close (the end of the giving year is June 30), here’s a top-10 countdown of the Bates News stories, from last August to now, with the most views.
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.
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Twenty-five Bates students and alumni have been offered Fulbright awards for 2019–20, matching the college’s record from 2017.
An internationally renowned biochemist, Commencement speaker Jennifer Doudna is a leading public voice in the emerging discussion of the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology.
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For the Class of 2023 that arrives this August, the college received a record-setting 8,222 applications, topping last year’s record total by 7 percent.
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Science fiction, magical realism, history, politics, graphic novels — whatever gets you reading till your eyes are sore or sleepy, the Bates community has a book recommendation for you.
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5. Meet Navy Capt. J.J. Cummings ’89, commander of the world’s largest aircraft carrier (Aug. 16, 2018)
The U.S. has 11 nuclear-powered carriers, and a Bates grad commands one of them: the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest and the world’s largest carrier.
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The faculty promotions offer “outstanding examples of the consequential scholarship and creative work going on at Bates,” said Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.
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3. Favorite 2018 images from Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo (Jan. 1, 2019)
Our fourth annual Bates Photographers’ Favorites list featured 20 photographs from 2018 that tried to answer the question, “What makes a photograph your favorite?”
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Another summer weekend, another alumni wedding in the Gomes Chapel. But this time, we were there to tell the story, of best Bates friends who became much more.
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The celebration began with a record number of admission applications. It peaked in August as the 550 members of the Class of 2022 arrived on campus.
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