Holding onto hope after the Lewiston shootings

Generosity, care, and kindness remind us ‘to hold onto hope’

During a vigil in Gomes Chapel on the one-week anniversary of the Lewiston shootings, President Garry W. Jenkins reminded the Bates community of the capacity for human acts to help lift the darkness left in the wake of tragedy.

‘We appreciate this so much:’ a gift of smiles on a frosty Halloween evening

Pain and worry have ruled days and nights in Lewiston since Oct. 25. But on a frosty fall afternoon, smiles were everywhere as local children and families came to campus for trick or treating, welcomed by Bates students showing love for their Lewiston community.

This Month at Bates

What began with warmth and optimism in early October ended with unspeakable sadness in our home city of Lewiston. Bates and Lewiston have responded with strength and hope, realizing there’s a long road ahead.

Bates in the News: Nov. 3, 2023

A selection of recent mentions of Bates in the news media, including a summary of coverage of Bates during the Lewiston tragedy.

Mic’d Up: As volleyball’s libero, Ellie Asada is ‘smooth like butter’

The Bates libero is full of energy, encouragement, and wit for all those around her: “Ooh, she’s smart, she goes to Bates!”