Kent Fischer

In addition to helping plan and lead the college’s overall communications strategy, Kent works with reporters from the web, print, and TV to tell the Bates story.

Stories by Kent Fischer
Opening Day 2015 , the first day of Orientation for the Class of 2019, included a First Generation to College Student and Parent Panel Discussion in Commons. Programming for First Gen students has been expanded this year. (Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College)
Here comes the Class of 2020, bringing ‘the world to Bates’

Friday, August 26, 2016 11:49 am

The 499 members of the Class of 2020 were selected from a pool of 5,356 applicants, the second-largest in Bates history.

Nicole Danser '15 answers questions about her short film "Good Art" after screening it in Shaefer Theatre during the Emerge Film Festival
Four questions with emerging filmmaker Nicole Danser ’15

Friday, May 6, 2016 11:46 am

Four questions with aspiring filmmaker Nicole Danser '15.

In her second floor Dana Chemistry office, biochemistry professor Paula Schlax helps AsiaLuna Patois '19 of Baltimore, Md. prepare for a chemistry exam.
Paula Schlax wins 2016 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:35 pm

Paula Schlax is the 2016 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching, Bates College's signature honor for great teaching.

Alisa Amador ’18 of Cambridge, Mass., works with a budding author on designing a chapter book at the Lewiston Public Library. Amador  volunteers with the mobile Art Van for area children. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Lewiston-Auburn groups receive $8,500 in grants from Harward Center’s Carignan Fund

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:54 am

The grants will help six local nonprofits while honoring Sally Larson Carignan '62 and the late Jim Carignan '61, a deeply respected Bates couple.

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Marriage, the ultimate crime fighter?

Friday, November 13, 2015 8:33 am

Research by Bates sociologist Michael Rocque finds that communities that have strong marriage rates demonstrate lower levels of crime.

The milky white and gray at center of the image shows smog and fog event over China. The brighter whites at left and right are clouds. (NASA Earth Observatory)
China’s social-media censors quicker than previously thought, Auer’s research reveals

Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:52 pm

Matt Auer, dean of the faculty and an environmental policy expert, and a colleague made their discovery by looking at censorship related to the film "Under the Dome."

Caroline Holm '17, Alex Krech, a Southern Maine Community College intern, and Anna Berenson '16, work  under the direction of chemistry professor Paula Schlax studying gene expression in the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Schlax nets $345K grant to study genetic ‘switches’ central to Lyme disease

Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:58 am

Chemistry professor Paula Schlax's $250,000 grant to study the bacteria that causes Lyme disease includes support for student research.

Valerie Smith '75 was announced as the 15th president of Swarthmore College on Feb. 21, 2015. (Laurence Kesterson / Swarthmore College)
Valerie Smith ’75 to be installed as Swarthmore’s 15th president on Oct. 3

Friday, October 2, 2015 9:54 am

Smith's accomplishment was set into motion, in part, by her experiences at Bates, both as a student and a trustee of the college.

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‘Community and connection’ are what’s in store for the arriving Class of 2019 on Aug. 31

Friday, August 28, 2015 11:38 am

After Opening Day on Aug. 31, the journey of becoming a bona fide Bates College student begins with Orientation.

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Bates announces seven faculty promotions, including four tenure decisions

Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:24 pm

Recent faculty promotions at Bates include four professors earning tenure and three being named full professor.

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