Freddie Wright

Stories by Freddie Wright
Commons at dinner hour on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.WileyAnderson’26 of Ithaca, N.Y., made tops off a custom-made treat: Layer butter and marshmellows at the bottom of a cup. Microwave for 30 seconds, then add rice crispies and stir.
Is the chili sauce gone for good? That answer plus other Bates dining news

Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Trends for 2022 include increasing interest in vegan items, some shortages (where's the Sriracha?), and a longstanding partnership with the world of research and discovery.

‘Your footprints are the only road,’ and other advice to the Class of 2026 at Convocation

Friday, September 9, 2022 10:26 am

Paths can get us to the right place at the right time. But they can also confine us, said Professor of Economics Daniel Riera-Crichton, who delivered the Convocation address on Sept. 6, asking the Class of 2026 to create their own route through Bates.

Bates in the News: Sept. 2, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:32 pm

The Naval aviator alumnus who helped advise Top Gun: Maverick, the alumna winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, and how salt marshes in Maine are helping fight climate change.

Bates is the place for K–3 educators seeking to learn the best way to use children’s picture books

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:50 pm

Over the summer, K–3 educators came to campus to learn from a Bates expert how to use children's picture books to teach their young charges about inclusion, respect, and cultures beyond their own.

‘It’s togetherness’: Bates prepares to welcome the incoming Class of 2026

Friday, August 26, 2022 8:44 am

The rising hum on campus is a reminder of the promise of a new school year. “The togetherness,” says Ashley Pomelow, a custodial supervisor for Facility Services.

With $10,000 Davis Award, Ramiro Davila ’25 takes steps for children in Ecuador

Friday, July 1, 2022 10:01 am

With a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Award, Ramiro Davila '25 wants to help students in Ecuador get better access to education — one step at a time, literally.

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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.

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