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n preparation for today’s Harvest Dinner, Carpenter Jason Therrien of facility services lowers himself on a lift after installing a Commons banner for the Class of 2024. Each year, first-year students vote on a photograph for their class banner to be hung in Commons. There are four banners in all.The annual Harvest Dinner, a much anticipated food tradition for Bates students produced by Dining, Conferences and Campus Events @batescommons, is served tonight in Commons from 5 to 9 p.m.This year’s theme is “Life’s A Beach.” DCCE staff placed decorative inflatibles throughout the building.
Three recipes from the 2020 Harvest Meal (no flamingo, sorry)

Friday, November 20, 2020 1:15 pm

Pink flamingos weren’t on the Harvest Meal menu (they just helped with the theme, "Life’s a Beach”). But seafood chowder, beef brisket with brown sugar and chili rub, and herbed stuffing were — and here are the recipes.

Video: Vanessa Paolella ’21 and guiding the student newspaper during crisis

Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:40 pm

In a time of crisis, a college newspaper can do more than inform, says Paolella, editor-in-chief of The Bates Student. "It keeps the community together."

Video: A professor’s award-winning poem, graced by Androscoggin River scenes

Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:40 pm

Ian Khara Ellasante's poem is an ode to their grandfather, who like so many of our grandparents, write themselves on our hearts, helping to "grow us and shape us like water.”

HEC/29600/29676a.tifWomen of America! If you want to put a vote in in 1920 put a (.10, 1.00, 10.00) in now. National Ballot Box for 1920Harris & Ewing, photographer. Women of America! If you want to put a vote in input a .10, 1.00, 10.00 in now. National Ballot Box for. United States United States, 1920. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016884625/.
Bates folks share stories of their first presidential vote, and more

Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:55 pm

Stories go beyond ballots and candidates to capture feelings of pride and responsibility — and a deep awareness of what it means to protect one's vote.

Bates announces five 2020–21 faculty promotions, including tenure awards

Friday, October 30, 2020 9:26 am

Meet these five newly promoted faculty members, and learn a bit about what being a Bates professor means to them.

Video: Beautiful campus photos grace poet Robert Farnsworth’s ‘Toward Hallowe’en’

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:01 pm

In 2015, poet Rob Farnsworth, then a senior lecturer in English and...

In an effort spearheaded by Bates Democrats, Bates Republicans, and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Bates students led a bipartisan effort to get out the vote. Volunteers led walking groups from Commons on the hour and every 15 minutes during peak times to the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue.In red blazer, Maya Seshan '20 , president of Bates Democrats, of Wilton, Conn.
Please share your First Vote story

Monday, October 19, 2020 11:46 am

Do you have a story about your first vote for a U.S....

2019 Commencement speaker Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize

Friday, October 9, 2020 12:16 pm

Doudna, Bates' 2019 Commencement speaker, won the Nobel for co-discovering CRISPR-Cas9 technology, now in use in Bates classrooms.

Day two of a three-day move in featured loads of luggage, spirited greetings, and emotional goodbyes. For a small taste of what we saw, swipe left.Walking on Campus Avenue to her Chu Hall residence, OWL (Orientation Week Leader) Katia Ryan ’23 of Amsterdam, N.Y., swings her arms to express her excitement about returning to campus.Today’s historic student move in was the first of three. Most first-years begin to arrive Wednesday and Thursday.
Bates College announces record $33.7 million in total gifts for fiscal 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:31 pm

The gift total represents the second straight year of record giving to Bates. Since 2013, total annual gifts to the college have nearly tripled.

Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:48 pm

Recent quotes from Bates folks, from Kirk Read's Descartes- and COVID-inspired motto (in French) to Benjamin Mays' call to aspire higher.

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