Mary Pols

Stories by Mary Pols
Aiming for ‘different’: the story behind the 2021 ivy stone

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:07 am

A Bates tradition since 1879, class ivy stones tend to feature familiar elements year to year. Now it's time for something complete different.

Bates bio students join greenhouse-gas project to help squelch the bovine belch

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:14 pm

In partnership with a Maine research lab, an innovative Bates biology course gives students up-close experience with cows and dung — all in service to a project to reduce greenhouse gas.

On the finale of HBO’s ‘Mare of Easttown’: Richard of Bates?

Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:12 pm

“Never even heard of Bates College,” says Kate Winslet's character in the season finale of HBO's Mare of Easttown. What's up with that?

Both from Zimbabwe, Commencement’s two Senior Speakers also have compelling stories in common

Friday, May 21, 2021 12:06 pm

By coincidence, the two Senior Speakers at Commencement 2021 (one for each of two ceremonies) are both STEM majors from Zimbabwe. And both will tell compelling stories that are personal and universal.

Portraits of the artists, and their artwork, from the 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:31 am

This year's Senior Thesis Exhibition features work by six studio art majors in the Class of 2021. See examples of their work and portraits of the artists by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Marshall Hatch Jr. ’10 and the legacy of what it means to be Black in America

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:04 pm

In the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago, Marshall Hatch Jr. ’10 works with young men of color in a job and life-skills training project. Hatch is right where he’s supposed to be.

Bates announces virtual MLK Day events, including Angela Davis as keynote

Friday, January 15, 2021 2:13 pm

Davis opens a day of reflection with her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, "Reckoning," on the carceral state.

Bates loans pivotal COVID-19 storage freezers to local hospitals

Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:01 pm

In the life-and-death battle against the pandemic, Bates professors donate pivotal COVID-19 vaccine storage freezers to two Maine hospitals.

7 pieces of hopeful, loving, and creative advice from two artists’ 174 years of wisdom

Friday, November 6, 2020 9:01 am

Amid these tumultuous times, we found comfort and advice from the hopeful conversation between artists and friends Ashley Bryan, age 97, and Nikki Giovanni, age 77.

Video: Works by Ashley Bryan, who ‘finds love and joy in what we live in,’ at Bates Museum of Art

Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 am

Renowned poet Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. touched her heart with her...

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