Stories about "Academic Life"
Bates in the News: June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:40 am

Bates goes carbon neutral, students get real-world research experience, and a 1942 graduate turns 100.

Whidden, Gwendolyn R. "Gwen"ë19212-810-6606 (cell)gwhidden@bates.eduHome: 20 W 76th Street, Apt. 3B, New York, NY, 10023Campus: OFFCAM 2 1498 Bates College
$10,000 grant to help Gwendolyn Whidden ’19 create debate program in Rwanda

Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:06 am

Whidden, who spent time at a rural high school in Rwanda in 2017, will return to the school to promote critical thinking and open dialogue.

Bates alumni Elizabeth Merrill '00 and Lawson Rudasill '00 were married in the Bates College Chapel, with a "first look" and Ketubah (marriage contract) signing at Lake Andrews, followed by a cocktail hour in Commons' Fireplace Lounge, and a reception in Pettengill Hall's Perry Atrium.The ceremony officiants were Cynthia Link '00 and Ed Pauker '00.
The 10 most-viewed Bates News stories of the 2019 academic year

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:40 pm

As the college year ticks down, here are the 10 Bates News stories, from last August to now, with the most page views.

9:45–10:45am50th Reunion Seminar: The Emancipated Life: Benjamin Mays, Bates College, and the Practice of Freedom Benjamin Elijah Mays, Class of 1920, is remembered for his outstanding leadership and service as a teacher, preacher, mentor, scholar, author, and activist in the civil rights movement. Professor Charles Nero, Benjamin E. Mays ’20 Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies, will help us understand how Dr. Mays — and the role he played as a civil rights leader — was shaped by his Bates education.Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)
What emancipation meant to Benjamin Mays, and what it means now

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:21 am

At a Reunion seminar, rhetoric professor Charles Nero explains how Benjamin Mays used religion, gender, and citizenship to reject white supremacy and claim emancipation.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:19 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions. It's our pleasure to share them with you.

Summer at the Bates museum: Watercolor master Hardy, seldom-seen art from collection

Monday, June 3, 2019 10:27 am

In ‘DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor,’ five decades’ worth of paintings by one of Maine’s foremost watercolorists are on display at the Bates art museum this summer.

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.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

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.

The 2019 edition of the Bates ‘Good Reads’ list is here!

Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:13 pm

Science fiction, magical realism, history, politics, graphic novels — whatever gets you reading till your eyes are sore or sleepy, the Bates community has a book recommendation for you. 

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