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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.

From the Archives: Greek cup, sports medal, and a call for abstinence

Friday, September 11, 2020 10:31 am

Does sex weaken athletic performance? In 1955 Bates students thought it did.

Timelapse: Scenes from Bates’ reopening

Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Settle in for 180 seconds to see weedwacking, the Bates Testing Center in operation, and unloading family vehicles during move-in days in August.

The rhetoric of a Bates Convocation reminds us why we’re here

Friday, September 4, 2020 11:59 am

After a summer where the endless rounds of pandemic planning and announcements seemed to define the college enterprise, Opening Convocation offered welcome reminders of what we’re all about.

Picture story: What the Bates campus looks like in a pandemic

Friday, September 4, 2020 10:51 am

The Bates campus is alife and kicking — with COVID protocols, of course that create a "different but the same" visual vibe. Take a look.

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.
Slideshow: 164 days after shutdown, Bates students return to campus

Friday, August 28, 2020 10:01 am

Over three days, Bates welcomed back to campus some 1,700 students. There was much less revelry and merrymaking, but a strong sense of purpose as Bates reopens for the first time since March 13.

Numbers, facts, and insights about the Class of 2024

Friday, August 21, 2020 12:55 pm

In their applications and conversations with the Bates Admission team, members of the incoming class share eye-catching facts.

Bates remembers Don Lent and Leigh Campbell ’64

Friday, August 14, 2020 8:35 am

In different but equally powerful ways, the late art professor Don Lent and financial aid director Leigh Campbell '64 gave so much to generations of students.

Two alumni elected to the Bates College Board of Trustees

Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:24 am

New Bates trustees Michelle Angelone Rosenberg ’94 and Lance Matthiesen ’85 “bring both considerable professional experience and fresh perspectives to the board,” said board chair John Gillespie ’80.

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."

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