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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.

Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021 11:47 am

Welcome to the eighth annual Bates Photographers’ Favorites: 20 images from 2021, photographs and video clips, that try to answer the question, "What makes a photograph your favorite?”

Video: Behind the scenes of the Bates men’s basketball sportrait session

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:15 pm

"Basketball season is officially back!" That's how captain Stephon Baxter '23 sums up return of the team's annual sportrait session and the entire hoops season.

The 10 Bates Facebook posts with the greatest reach in 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:58 pm

Featuring BatesNews stories, stories from the news media, alumni photography, and campus event videos, here's a list of the top 10 Bates Facebook posts of 2021.

The 10 most-viewed BatesNews stories of 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:04 am

As the year ticks to a close, here’s a top-10 countdown of the 10 BatesNews stories, from Jan. 1, 2021, to now, with the most views.

“We’re at the Bates Garden and we’re doing something different this year, which is just cultivating a third of the garden with butternut squash and cherry tomatoes. The rest we’re just leaving to cover crop so we’ve planted oats and peas, and that will keep the weeds down amd also put a lot of organic material back into the soil.What we’ve also done differently is we’ve let a lot of stuff become wildflowers, and it’s really neat. It’s the most insect life I think I’ve ever seen in the garden. So we’re thinking about doing that going forward.The butternut squash we’re growing because it basically takes care of itself. Aaprt from Hermione, whose been volunteering every weekin the garden, we don’t have any paid student gardeners this year.This year we’ll probably send the cherry tomatoes to dining. A lot of the squash we’re going to send to St. Mary’s Food Bank.”Tom Twist, Sustainability ManagerFacility Servicesν “It’s just cool spending time with Tom and gardening. Quarantining can be kind of isolating so it’s nice to be out here and do some physical work, something that’s physical in the garden. And it’s nice to see them grow that fast. And we’ve got berries down there as well: strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. And apple trees.”Environmental studies major Hermione Zhou '21 of Shenzhen, ChinaTom says: “The blackberries are wild. Everything else we put in.” And they’ll be picking them too!
How’s Bates doing in sustainability? The answer is Gold

Friday, November 19, 2021 9:13 am

One of 10 "Top Performer"s in the country, Bates earned a Gold rating for excellence in sustainability performance from an international benchmarking organization.

Slideshow: Students’ dazzling Trashion Show outfits — and a professor

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:21 pm

Introducing the creative teams of the 2021 Trashion Show, including a Bates professor modeling COVID lounge wear made from face coverings.

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