Stories from 2020
Donald Lent, artist, teacher, and mentor who built the visual arts program at Bates College, dies at age 86

Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:13 am

The architect of the college's studio art program, Lent mentored and instilled "a sense of possibilities" in generations of Bates art students.

‘We got you. We got each other:’ Words of encouragement to the Class of 2020, from a millennial professor

Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:01 am

Take it from millennials and a multitude of Black authors, writes English professor Therí A. Pickens: Class of 2020, you are not alone.

Announcing the 15 most-viewed Bates stories of 2019–20

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:51 pm

Reflecting a momentous and historic Bates year, here are the 15 most-viewed Bates News stories of the 2019–20 academic year.

Scenes from the Bates Campus on Commencement Day, May 31, 2020. The bobcat statue on the walk to Merrill Gym is outfitted with a coronavirus mask made by Christine McDowell's crew in Pettigrew Hall.
Bates announces plan to resume on-campus education for fall 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:06 pm

President Clayton Spencer announced on June 30 that Bates will invite students to return to campus for the fall semester. By planning for an in-person semester, she wrote, is the best path forward to support students' "forward momentum." Based on exhaustive consultation, the fall plan will require "broad commitment across the campus community."

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

Pete and Gerry’s Jesse Laflamme ’00 and the scrambled supply chain of eggs during COVID

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:46 am

Last winter, Jesse Laflamme '00 saw nothing to indicate that his organic egg business was on the verge of a radical jump in demand.

Bates in the News: June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:21 am

A Bates equity VP explores Juneteenth, an alumnus pens a new book on Bobby Orr and the Bruins, a student TikTok video goes viral, and a professor answers an NPR puzzle.

Campus Construction Update: June 26, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:54 pm

After a 22-month closure for exterior restoration, including 13 months behind a...

From a Distance: The meandering Sprague River at Bates–Morse Mountain

Friday, June 19, 2020 11:51 am

Check out this aerial photo of Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area and fun facts from Bates geologists Bev Johnson and Dyk Eusden '80.

The Bates campus shows off fall colors on the Historic Quad late in the afternoon on Oct. 15, 2019.Emma Soler '20 of Bethesda, Md., and Ian Rashleigh McNally '20 of Tiverton, R.I., say they "just got to have a break" as they found the light on the Quad and enjoyed some recreational reading before October Break. She was reading "The Namesake," a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, he Guy Paulsen's memoir "Winterdance."
In the 2020 list of faculty and staff book reccs, some Good Reads for a trying time

Friday, June 19, 2020 9:10 am

Among the titles: When You Reach Me, Where the Crawdads Sing, Why We Sleep, and How to Be an Antiracist

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