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Video: ‘It’s OK to struggle,’ says senior speaker Claire Naughton ’19

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:56 am

A lesser-known aspect of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus resonated with the senior speaker.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Video: Franky Urueta, famous for fist bumps and kind words, delivers 2019 Baccalaureate Address

Friday, May 31, 2019 9:11 am

Elected to speak by the Class of 2019, Urueta is a well-known Bates custodian, always greeting students with a kind word and his signature fist bumps.

Studio art thesisStudent in blue top and pants with brown pants working on mixed media and figure painting is Flannery Black-Ingersoll '19 of Concord, N.H., a double major in studio art and mathematics;Student in blue coveralls is Daisy Diamond '19 of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. , a studio art major working with art, steel, and fabric.
Video: For Daisy Diamond ’19 and her sculptures, it’s touch and go

Friday, May 3, 2019 12:31 pm

When a viewer is given permission to touch and feel artwork, "it creates a more intimate experience," says Diamond, a studio art major from Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Timelapse: Mount David Summit 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:12 pm

A camera, a motor, and a dolly capture the totality of the research, learning, and personal journeys contained within the Perry Atrium.

Video: Don’t just accept what you’re told, says Carlyle Turner ’19 — ‘challenge it’

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:13 am

A psychology major, Turner talks about the "mental sweat" and professors' guidance needed to gain essential skills for today's world.

Convocation, held at 11 a.m. today on the Historic Quad, “provided Bates with an opportunity to welcome the Class of 2022, to celebrate the opening of the college, and to consider, as a community, our shared goals and hopes for the academic year,” said President Clayton Spencer..Led by the College Mace Bearer Michael Murray, Phillips Processor of Economics, the Convocation procession included President Spencer, Student Body President Walter Washington '19 of Fleetwood, N.Y., and Associate Professor of History Joe Hall..According to Spencer, “the College has resuscitated what was once a Convocation tradition at Bates: asking the outgoing senior class to select a faculty speaker for the incoming freshman class.” In this case, the Class of 2018 chose Hall to address the Class of 2022 -- and the entire Bates community. His talk was titled, “Questions for Bates.”.Immediately following Convocation, members of the Bates community attended a brief tree-planting ceremony, on the Quad behind Carnegie Science, held in memory of those in the Bates community who died during the past year. The ceremony was followed by a lunch will be served on the Library Quad for the college community.
Video: For Walter Washington ’19, “it started with taking an opportunity”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:09 am

An award-winning senior, Washington offers advice to Batesies just starting out.

Video: Student talent and creativity take the stage on Sangai Asia Night

Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:04 pm

“Seeing all the Asian cultures come together and celebrate each other’s art” — that's Sangai Asia Night at Bates.

Bates at Night: Trashion Show 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:30 pm

The annual Bates Trashion Show is a night of fun, with a message.

Bates at Night: Preparing dinner with Dining Services

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:22 am

“The students live here, so this is their home, this is their kitchen," says sous chef Michael Staffenski of Dining Services.

Video: Feel the joy of a Bates student singing group

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:07 am

Being part of a Bates a cappella group is fun, no question. And the fun has a function.

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