Stories from 2022
Voices from MLK Day: ‘We are finished sitting quietly, insisting on the possibility of change’

Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 am

Five speakers on MLK Day at Bates, Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists, offered personal narratives and insights that vividly captured the day's theme, "What I Mean When I Say: Decolonization and Liberation."

Video: Maya Benziger ’22, from hesitation to the ‘full nine yards’

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:44 am

After a year and a half of COVID-cancelled a cappella performances, Maya Benziger '22 realized there was more at stake than just singing on stage: the entire pre-pandemic Merimander experience could disappear with her graduating class, and she realized, "I didn't want that to end with me."

Sociologist Ken Kolb ’98: Well-intentioned efforts to fix food deserts are ‘flawed’ and miss the point

Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:44 am

Access to better food is championed by the foodie movement, says Furman University sociology professor Ken Kolb '98, but "there's really no evidence that increasing access will actually change the way people eat."

Bates in the News: Jan. 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022 1:39 pm

The media recalls when the late Ruth Slovenski lost, then got back, her beloved bike, plus faculty insights into figure skating's reliance on gender stereotypes and new psychological research on antiracism.

Bates announces MLK Day 2022 events

Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:05 pm

It's a term you may have heard — "decolonization" — without fully grasping its meaning or relevance. If that's true for you, then welcome to Bates' 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 13, 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:15 am

These days, the Dana Chemistry renovation is all about steady progress, instead of the crane choreography we saw in late November. 

NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 12, 2022: Oh, what might have been!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:44 am

Bates eked out a victory in this week's NESCAC Chill Poll, our occasional survey of the coldest campuses in the 'Cac on chilly winter nights. But oh, what might have been!

Spied: 11 curiosities in a Bates student’s circa 1908 dorm room

Monday, January 10, 2022 12:00 pm

Click the garnet buttons of this interactive photograph to learn what we spied in the Parker Hall room of George French, Class of 1908.