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The 15 most-viewed BatesNews stories of 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023 9:38 am

As the year ticks to a close, here’s a countdown of the 10 most-viewed BatesNews stories of 2023, ranked by page views and also including the average time you all spent viewing the stories.

Aleisha Martinez Sandoval ’26 of of Edinburg, Texas, (left) and Caroline Cassell ’24 of Woodstock, Vt., listen in rapt attention to Otis speaker Nancy Campbell in a Dana Hall classroom as Campbell explains a writing exercise. Campbell met with Director of Student Writing and Lecturer in Humanities Bridget Fullerton and the peer-writing tutors at 4:15 in Dana 204.
By agreeing to abandon one word, Bates peer tutors gain insight into the power of language

Thursday, November 30, 2023 5:59 pm

Visiting Bates to deliver the Otis Lecture, poet Nancy Campbell invited the peer writing and language tutors to play her famed Polar Tombolo game to gain insight into language diversity and the power of words.

Q&A: On the job with Alex Provasnik ’25, good chemistry in the Bates ceramic studio

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 5:49 pm

Provasnik's campus job, in the Olin Arts Center ceramics studio, fits both her majors: studio art (of course) but also chemistry. She's one of 716 students, or 40 percent of the campus enrollment of around 1,800, who have at least one campus job this semester.

Say What? Quotable quotes from Bates folks: Nov. 17, 2023

Friday, November 17, 2023 3:28 am

Our latest in an occasional roundup of quotable quotes about the fall theater production, our Veterans Day observance, and the painful aftermath of the Lewiston shootings.

Bates faculty member Kati Vecsey helps give voice to a fellow Hungarian’s right-to-die case

Thursday, November 16, 2023 11:33 am

Dániel Karsai, a Hungarian human rights lawyer, has ALS and wants the right to die with dignity. Vecsey, a Bates faculty member and voice expert, is helping him voice his case before the European Court for Human Rights, Nov. 27–28.

Bates professor wins national mathematics teaching award

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:48 pm

Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno says it feels odd getting an individual award because teaching "is a community activity."

Associate Professor of Mathematics Katy Ott teaches “Mathematics for Justice" course in Carnegie 339 on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1:10 p.m. MATH 233 - Mathematics for Social Justice This course teaches quantitative literacy, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a socially relevant context. Students use mathematics as a powerful analytic framework for understanding and developing realistic solutions to issues of social, political, and economic justice. The overarching goal of this course is for students to develop the ability and inclination to use mathematics to understand, and improve, the world around them. Prerequisite(s): MATH 106. Recommended background: MATH 205.
In Katy Ott’s math classroom, stress = low and learning = high. Here’s her winning equation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 8:18 am

An innovative and inclusive teacher, Ott received the 2023 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching for helping students be "the best version” of themselves.

12 new CatFacts: Field hockey’s amazing, historic season

Friday, November 10, 2023 1:44 pm

For folks who've just climbed aboard the Bobcat bandwagon, here are 12 CatFacts about this year's historic field hockey program, team, and players.

Ladd Library Lost & Found: October 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023 2:40 pm

As we were setting out items for this edition of Ladd Library Lost & Found, retired math professor Bonnie Shulman stopped by because a venerable Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus calculator caught her eye.

Bates in the News: Nov. 3, 2023

Friday, November 3, 2023 10:53 am

A selection of recent mentions of Bates in the news media, including a summary of coverage of Bates during the Lewiston tragedy.

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