Freddie Wright

Stories by Freddie Wright
Title devised by Library staff.- Copyright deposit; Underwood & Underwood; 1908.[Women inspecting currency at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing]- Title devised by Library staff.- Copyright deposit; Underwood & Underwood; 1907.- No. 658.
Cryptocurrency banking pitch wins 2022 Bobcat Ventures competition

Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:25 am

The $10,000 first prize in the 2022 Bates College student pitch competition was won by a cryptocurrency banking startup that seeks to usher in a new, "borderless world that accepts all forms of payment."

Commencement exercises were held on Historic Quad for 498 members of the Class of 2022 on May 29, 2022.Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control received an honorary degree and was the featured speaker of the 156th. Commencement.Shah was one of four honorary degree recipients, the others being:Michael Bonney ’80, a nationally recognized biotech CEO whose extensive philanthropy has funded the Bonney Science Center, new professorships, and innovations in STEM education at Bates.Nikki Giovanni, a widely acclaimed poet, teacher, and voice of the Black experience for more than 50 years.The Rev. Becca Stevens, an author and social entrepreneur whose Thistle Farms organization supports those who have experienced trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
Slideshow: Bates Class of 2022 caps off graduation with creative mortarboard art

Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:37 am

With a nod to the past and a look to the future, the Class of 2022 marched through Commencement in style — with a few personal touches.

Q&A: Commencement senior speaker learned to plant seeds of her own confidence

Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:05 pm

Senior speaker at Commencement on Sunday, Teresa Chico '22 talks about her experience as a first-gen student, how she's like a certain plant, and why she claps really loud when a cup is dropped in Commons.

Spring at Bates (No. 2): It’s Commencement, time for the annual annual plantings around campus

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:46 pm

Aided by seniors keen on making the campus look great for their graduation, the Bates grounds crew plants annuals here and there, including an iconic Commencement location.

Class of 2022 ivy stone is a study in simplicity

Friday, May 20, 2022 3:26 pm

Designed by a Bates studio art major, and installed by Bates mason Ron Tardif with the tools of his trade, the Class of 2022 ivy stone is all about simplicity. This year’s design shows the power of simplicity.

How Bates students and faculty seek to ‘move the needle’ on economics gender gap

Friday, May 20, 2022 1:37 pm

A visit by White House economist Cecilia Rouse underscores work by Bates economics students and faculty to bring women into a historically male-dominated field.

Bates in the News: May 13, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:12 am

One alumna dispels stereoptypes about dog breeds, another becomes a managing editor of The New York Times, and an alumnus is now a Maine harbormaster.

The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Video: Mount David Summit speedrun

Friday, April 15, 2022 1:46 pm

Watch as 65 students present their theses at Bates' Mount David Summit; from psychology, to history, to mathematics, these Bobcats are ready to leap into the future.

Photos: Ladd Library’s edible books festival is a novel idea featuring confictionary treats

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:38 am

Don't judge a book by its cover. Judge it by the edible creation that it inspires. Check out these creative dishes seen at the recent Edible Books Festival.

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