Stories about "Academic Life"
Slideshow: Lunch, supper, and ‘such a genuine bond within us’ in Commons, Part II

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 10:06 am

In Part II of our Day in the Life of Commons, meet more of the staff who create an awesome dining experience for students, and students who, in unison, speak their appreciation for such a happy place on campus.

Picture Story: ‘We Thrive, We Rise, Together’

Friday, May 10, 2024 12:23 pm

An immersive picture story capturing the ebullience, warmth, and resolute optimism that marked the inauguration Bates President Garry W. Jenkins, on May 4, 2024

Bates in the News: May 10, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024 11:16 am

From the founder of a 10-year-old machine learning company and two hall of fame inductees to a Bates Film Festival packed with several Hollywood stars, this month’s installment of Bates In the News highlights high achievement and notable Bates news.

Video: Scenes from the Jenkins Inauguration, selfies, high fives, and hugs in a ‘place of warmth and welcome’

Friday, May 10, 2024 10:10 am

The May 4 installation of President Garry W. Jenkins featured historic firsts — Bates' first Black and first openly gay president— and also whopping cheers, an eclectic slate of live music, and droves of Bates friends and supporters on campus from far and wide.

Video: 10 cheerful, tearful, and inspirational moments from President Jenkins’ inaugural address

Friday, May 10, 2024 9:48 am

President Garry W. Jenkins' inaugural address took his audience through a range of shared emotions. Of the many moving moments in the speech, here are 10.

Say What: Quotable quotes from Batesies, family members, and guests at the Jenkins inauguration

Thursday, May 9, 2024 2:14 pm

We gathered brief quotes from 30-plus attendees at the inauguration of Garry W. Jenkins, everyone from Bates student waiters and musicians to the new Bates president's mom.

Bates College installs Garry W. Jenkins as ninth president

Saturday, May 4, 2024 1:17 pm

Installed as the ninth president in Bates College history on Saturday, Garry W. Jenkins used his inaugural address to offer four cornerstones to guide the work of the college. Keeping the college strong and vibrant benefits not only Bates students but U.S. democracy, he said. “They rise together.”

70 years after his Bates honorary degree, William Grant Still ‘returns’ for inauguration

Thursday, May 2, 2024 11:40 am

Still, who received an honorary degree from Bates 70 years ago and whose music will be performed May 4 during the installation of Bates President Jenkins, was known as the dean of African American composers.

Emily Scarrow ’25, a Bates student who ‘doesn’t see any limits,’ earns Goldwater Scholarship

Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:43 am

Scarrow, who overcame a major health scare at Bates, will use the scholarship award to fund her research aspirations in medicine.

$1.34 million NSF grant positions Bates as leader in solar-terrestrial physics in Maine

Friday, April 26, 2024 10:48 am

Bates will use the grant to appoint a professor in solar-terrestrial physics, a field that explores interactions between the Sun and Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere. The faculty position will be the first of its kind at a Maine college.

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