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Bates in the News: May 10, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024 11:16 am

From the founder of a 10-year-old machine learning company and two hall of fame inductees to a Bates Film Festival packed with several Hollywood stars, this month’s installment of Bates In the News highlights high achievement and notable Bates news.

Bates College installs Garry W. Jenkins as ninth president

Saturday, May 4, 2024 1:17 pm

Installed as the ninth president in Bates College history on Saturday, Garry W. Jenkins used his inaugural address to offer four cornerstones to guide the work of the college. Keeping the college strong and vibrant benefits not only Bates students but U.S. democracy, he said. “They rise together.”

Emily Scarrow ’25, a Bates student who ‘doesn’t see any limits,’ earns Goldwater Scholarship

Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:43 am

Scarrow, who overcame a major health scare at Bates, will use the scholarship award to fund her research aspirations in medicine.

Bates professor Sonja Pieck authors award-winning book about German conservation, memory, and wounded land

Friday, April 19, 2024 4:30 pm

Sonja Pieck’s book "Mnemonic Ecologies," about the once-militarized inner German border becoming a Green Belt, tells a story of how "something healing could come out of the pain."

What It Took: Love led Anthony Phillips ’10 to ask, ‘How can we make other people’s lives better?’

Thursday, April 4, 2024 10:00 am

For Anthony Phillips, what it took to find a life journey worth pursuing was the love, resolve, and faith his mother and grandmother passed on to him. Their example led him to the community-focused work he’s now doing as an elected member of the Philadelphia City Council.

Refusing to let the killers have the last word, survivors of the genocide in Rwanda share their story with Bates students

Friday, March 29, 2024 5:00 am

Three survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide visited with Bates students this week, sharing how their stories of survival and reconciliation ensure that the killers do not "have the last word.”

Solidarity, empathy, and political agendas: Bates professor explains how and why Irish famine relief ‘went viral’

Friday, March 15, 2024 1:00 pm

Anelise Hanson Shrout's new book about Ireland’s Great Famine documents the first instance of large-scale international philanthropy — and the reasons behind it.

Humanity comes first in casting students for Bates theater’s ‘The Gravediggers Union’

Friday, March 8, 2024 11:21 am

Filling in for a cast member during a dress rehearsal, visiting director Kevin R. Free hopped into a grave on the set, but not before offering a giggle and a burst of mirth because, he says, “Joy is my activism."

What It Took: A childhood hobby creates community, a fun honors thesis, and me time for Grace Acton ’24

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:00 pm

At high risk for COVID, Grace Acton arrived at Bates during the height of the pandemic. By embracing a childhood hobby of sewing, she found mentors, community, and academic fulfillment.

Bates named a Fulbright Student ‘Top Producer’ for 13th straight year in 2023-24

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 9:30 am

For the 13th straight year, Bates College has been named a “Top Producer” of Fulbright Student awards in 2023-24, based on seven Fulbright offers made to graduating Bates seniors and alumni last spring.

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