Stories about "Academic Life"
In labs, startups, and city streets, Bates students learn the meaning of their own work

Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:48 pm

In museums, labs, and cities; in San Francisco, Shenzhen, and Lewiston, Bates-funded summer experiences help students explore their interests and discover what's purposeful to them.

A tuna tournament helps Michaela Pinette ’19 get in tune with purposeful work

Friday, August 10, 2018 10:29 am

Michaela Pinette '19 wasn't expecting a summer of sifting through bloody tuna parts for science, nor enjoying it so much.That's the beauty Purposeful Work.

Bates announces eight faculty promotions, including tenure, for 2018–19

Friday, August 10, 2018 8:00 am

The faculty promotions offer "outstanding examples of the consequential scholarship and creative work going on at Bates," says Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill.

Bates wins $1 million grant for equity-driven STEM innovations

Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:23 am

The grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will fund the transformation of STEM culture at Bates to fully support all students in the sciences.

How to keep teens from taking dangerous diet pills? Tax ’em

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:44 pm

A diet pill tax could reduce purchases among households with teens by 17.5 percent, according to a study by Bates economics professor Nathan Tefft.

Bates in the News: June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:38 pm

Netflix options an alumna’s book, a professor explains Trump’s victory, and an alumnus argues that tech and humanities can save each other.

Here’s the 2018 Bates summer reading list!

Friday, June 22, 2018 10:17 am

From a dazzling array of Bates people, this year's recommendations range from romance to science fiction to history. (You might want to brush up on your French, too.)

Video: A student’s love letter to Short Term

Friday, June 8, 2018 1:27 pm

In a short film, Durotimi Akinkugbe '18 shares the myriad ways that Short Term delights the collective Bates soul.

Theodore Walther, a Bates ‘professor and friend’ for parts of six decades, dies at age 88

Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:21 pm

Walther traversed his long tenure with a New Yorker’s bemusement, leavened by a Navy sailor’s equanimity and undergirded by devotion to his students.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:15 pm

May turns into June. Seniors become alumni. Summer arrives. Revisit the change as it happens,

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