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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:54 pm
After a 22-month closure for exterior restoration, including 13 months behind a...
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.
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