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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."

Slideshow: Celebrating seniors and the faculty who taught and mentored them

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:56 pm

In lieu of a traditional recessional, this slideshow served as the finale of the Commencement livestream on May 31.

Meredith Greer's upper-level "Advanced Topics in Biomathematics" today at 1:10-2:30pm in Hathorn 207.Mathematics students in the class:Sam Findlen-Golden '20, math majorEl Khansaa Kaddioui '20, math and economics double majorIn front fow with hat and black vest speaking with Meredith.They are reviewing simplest compartmental model of diseases spread. Differential equations describe how disease moves. They are learning the details of that model so they know the groundwork and can then tackle more complicated models.Three students together in the back, from left:Gabe Nelson '20, South Burlington, Vt.Adena Bernot '20, Old Westbury, N.Y.Josie Blanchon '20, Wash D>C>Front row, classroom right:Luca Polar '20, BudapestJason Canaday '20Two women togetherHelen Daigle '20 in lilacCasey Snow '20, stripesRear, classroom rightXuChong Show '20 Shanghai, ChinaKatie Leeke '20, Minnetonka, Minn.
Video: Meet, see, and hear from five Bates ‘Voices of the Class of 2020’

Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:31 am

Here are the five Bates seniors we profiled for the annual "Voices of the Class" series.

Bates College graduates 463 in historic virtual Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am

From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.

Vanessa German, award-winning visual and performance artist, to offer Commencement greetings to the Class of 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:38 pm

German will offer her greetings during the college’s 154th Commencement, which will be conducted remotely and livestreamed beginning at noon on May 31.

Slideshow: 12 images from the Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Food, music, play, and unforgettable nature embellish Bates' students formative studies in nations the world 'round.

‘Witness, testimony, and evidence’: Bates students photograph COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:15 am

In their transition to remote learning, Bates photography students found unprecedented opportunity to document the effects of COVID-19 in their home communities.

Video: Bates professors share what hasn’t changed during remote learning

Friday, April 10, 2020 12:14 pm

Faculty are still grading, still holding office hours, still exploring their fields in class — and amazed how Bates students have “stepped up to the plate.”

Video: Maddie Hallowell ’20 and the lows and highs of data collection

Friday, December 13, 2019 9:13 am

Inspired by her childhood in a Maine island community, Hallowell is developing sensors to track climate change. For fun, she sends balloons into the stratosphere to see what's there.

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