Stories about "Academic Life"
Bates College ranks fourth in the nation in Fulbright U.S. Student awards

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:22 am

With 13 awards this academic year, Bates has now earned Fulbright Top Producer honors for eight straight years, including a No. 1 ranking in 2017-18.

Bates in the News: Feb. 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:42 am

The media turns to former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’82 to explain the Mueller investigation, and an alumna tells her classmate's story to emphasize the need for inclusive design.

Q&A: Dale Chapman on neoclassical jazz in a neoliberal economy

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:24 am

The Jazz Bubble by music professor Chapman draws surprising parallels between conservative schools of jazz and political economy.

Video: With low-fives and shoulder bumps, Bobcats thank professors

Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:40 pm

In a fun and heartfelt event before a recent men's basketball game, nine Bates faculty members were honored for “being instrumental in the success of Bobcat student-athletes.”

Hour by hour in Pettengill Hall — 4:12 a.m. to 8:39 p.m. — for a whirlwind day of Bates academics

Friday, February 8, 2019 10:02 am

For this day in the life of Bates academics, we roamed all around Pettengill Hall following professors, students, custodians, classes, and, yes, two pugs.

In biomimetic experiment, cat tongues lick the competition nearly every time

Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:20 pm

In a class on nature-inspired design, Andrew Mountcastle tasks his students with building a better brush.

What I Mean When I Say: Katharine Ott and ‘Harmonic’

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:59 am

Harmonic functions help explain physical phenomena like heat conduction and fluid flow, says Associate Professor of Mathematics Katharine Ott.

NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 31, 2019: The Polar Vortex edition

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:10 pm

Bates and NESCAC dodged the worst of the polar vortex cold (this time), but we're simpatico with our neighbors to the west.

Andrew Jarboe ’05 brings his high schoolers home to learn from Bates debaters

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:02 pm

In bringing his history students to campus to learn debate, Jarboe returns to "where I devoted all of my energy."

Ten Bates professors share their favorite writing assignments

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:28 pm

Through these assignments — such as describing as tree species or penning an op-ed — Bates professors teach their students to write with power and skill.

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