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2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

"There is something about crouching beside someone, digging your hands into the same soft earth, cultivating the vegetables that will serve as the meal you will share together, that creates the strongest bonds of community, of family and of shared hope for a brighter future."--Women and gender studies and sociology major Alicia (Ali) Rabideau '17 of Natick, Mass., teaming up with organic community gardeners in Kingston's Southside neighborhood. Working in the garden, meeting Southside residents, and getting involved in neighborhood life were all p art of th intrepid fieldwork and ethnographic efforts that she and Keenan Shields '18 of Pittsford, N.Y., completed for their Short Term course "Place, Community, Transformation: Kingston, Jamaica," taught by Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology.The Southside gardeners, from left:Janet Williams, Suzzette Wilson, Frank Williams, neighborhood filmmaker and friend Shaquille Brown, and Rash-sean Thomas. The Williams are brother and sister, as are Wilson and Brown.Also appearing with his father is Hussein Williams, 11.Closeup of scotch bonnet peppers.This garden is an initiative of IDC (Industrial Commercial Development).Later Ali and Keenan walked up the street to Life Yard, a former dumpy that is now a sustainable urban farm and restaurant collective that grows food and mentors community children. It's also where the idea for Paint Jamaica grew.Across the street from Life Yard at 41 Fleet Street is a second grassroots social initiative in an old warehouse courtyard that has been transformed by Paint Jamaica whose artists have transformed it into an al fresco mural exhibition. This is in the Parade Gardens section of the city.
Bates matches its all-time record Fulbright Student offers in 2019–20

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:00 am

For the second time in three years, 25 Bates students and alumni have been offered Fulbright awards.

Hour by hour in Pettengill Hall — 4:12 a.m. to 8:39 p.m. — for a whirlwind day of Bates academics

Friday, February 8, 2019 10:02 am

For this day in the life of Bates academics, we roamed all around Pettengill Hall following professors, students, custodians, classes, and, yes, two pugs.

11 quotes that capture MLK Day 2019 at Bates

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:28 am

There's plenty to say during and about MLK Day at Bates, a celebration rich in revelations, recollections, and reminders.

Bates in the News: Nov. 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 10:14 am

Two alumni — one Democrat, one Republican — get elected to Congress, two more are quoted in a major National Geographic feature, and another coaches his 300th winning football game.

Q&A: Martin Andrucki on ‘Eurydice’ and the play’s reimagined Schaeffer stage

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:35 am

The play "Eurydice," says director Martin Andrucki, “tells a great story about love, death, and the intensity of devotion between fathers and daughters.”

Spring 1961 and Bates has its first ‘fraternity’

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:11 pm

At a college where the absence of fraternities has defined student life, what are we to make of the existence of the early-1960s mock fraternity Rho Beta Phi ("Roger Bill Fraternity")?

Senior lecturer of English at Bates and acclaimed poet Robert Farnsworth reads his works for a special Literary Arts Live event

Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:08 pm

Join us live from Muskie Archives as senior lecturer of English at...

Bates announces seven faculty promotions, including tenure, for the 2017–18 academic year

Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:37 pm

Meet the seven newly promoted professors, learn their research fields, and discover why they love to teach.

Slideshow: Best of the 2017 Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:04 pm

Among other goals, the exhibition gives students who haven’t yet studied off campus "an opportunity to imagine themselves in these places and landscapes."

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