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Slideshow: Lunch, supper, and ‘such a genuine bond within us’ in Commons, Part II

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 10:06 am

In Part II of our Day in the Life of Commons, meet more of the staff who create an awesome dining experience for students, and students who, in unison, speak their appreciation for such a happy place on campus.

New to Bates, it’s the CATSBYS and six amazing sports moments in 2023–24

Friday, May 10, 2024 1:04 pm

Bates Athletics debuted its new awards program, “the CATSBYS” (think ESPN's "Espys," with a smidge of F. Scott Fitzgerald), and put a few defining Bobcat moments from 2023–24 on center stage.

Picture Story: ‘We Thrive, We Rise, Together’

Friday, May 10, 2024 12:23 pm

An immersive picture story capturing the ebullience, warmth, and resolute optimism that marked the inauguration Bates President Garry W. Jenkins, on May 4, 2024

Video: Scenes from the Jenkins Inauguration, selfies, high fives, and hugs in a ‘place of warmth and welcome’

Friday, May 10, 2024 10:10 am

The May 4 installation of President Garry W. Jenkins featured historic firsts — Bates' first Black and first openly gay president— and also whopping cheers, an eclectic slate of live music, and droves of Bates friends and supporters on campus from far and wide.

Say What: Quotable quotes from Batesies, family members, and guests at the Jenkins inauguration

Thursday, May 9, 2024 2:14 pm

We gathered brief quotes from 30-plus attendees at the inauguration of Garry W. Jenkins, everyone from Bates student waiters and musicians to the new Bates president's mom.

$1.34 million NSF grant positions Bates as leader in solar-terrestrial physics in Maine

Friday, April 26, 2024 10:48 am

Bates will use the grant to appoint a professor in solar-terrestrial physics, a field that explores interactions between the Sun and Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere. The faculty position will be the first of its kind at a Maine college.

Bates announces faculty promotions, including tenure awards, for 2024

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 3:23 pm

Eight professors at Bates College have received promotions, including tenure awards, effective…

Mary Louise Kelly, journalist and co-host of NPR flagship program ‘All Things Considered,’ to deliver 2024 Bates Commencement Address, joined by honorands Richard Blanco and Clayton Spencer

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 9:58 am

Set for May 26, 2024, the 158th Bates College Commencement takes place on the Coram Library Terrace on the Historic Quad.

Picture Story: Celebrating students at Mount David Summit 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024 12:12 pm

It's a Mount David Summit tradition: students show up to support their friends who are presenting at the summit. Summing up, Adelle Welch '25 said, “It’s all about spreading the love.”

‘A really amazing thing’: The 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition has arrived

Friday, April 12, 2024 10:03 am

Photographs and text about the eight seniors who have moved their artwork from studios into the Bates Museum of Art for the 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition — a "moment that validates what is possible."

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