Stories about "Alumni"
From Bates History: Pin, picture, fob, and trophy

Friday, June 24, 2022 4:03 pm

Here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere.

Measuring pollen and fighting ticks: it’s been their full-time job this summer.For eight weeks, Henry Hardy’22 of Gloucester, Mass., and Sebastian Leon Fallas ’24 of Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica have studied the pollen environment in a meadow at Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary under the supervision of Associate Professor of Biology Carla Essenberg.Leon Fallas is a STEM Scholar, and Hardy, a Bates Summer Research Fellow.Swipe left for a few scenes from their research this afternoon, July 22, 2021, that included applying bug spray and slipping into mesh shirts before heading out to take notes and measurements and gather samples.
‘It takes work’: Transforming how science is taught at Bates

Friday, June 17, 2022 9:07 am

Structural racism and a “survival of the fittest” mindset in STEM education won't be undone by waving an academic wand. It takes work — and listening to brave students. Here’s what Bates has been up to.

Bates celebrates retiring professors for their ‘persistence and care, grace and humility’

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:59 pm

At three campus events during the 2021–22 academic year, Bates College celebrated the retirements of 12 faculty members. Read what their colleagues said about each.

Puerto Rican Wedding, East Harlem, 1970(Camilo J. Vergara, Camilo J. Vergara Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington
A 50th Reunion alumnus recalls a seminal Short Term trip to East Harlem in 1970

Friday, June 10, 2022 10:03 am

Mac Herrling '72 recalls one of the first off-campus Short Term courses,  which traveled to East Harlem under a young religion professor, Garvey MacLean '57, to explore the possibilities of Love in Action.

Video: Class of 2022 arrives for their class photo at Garcelon

Friday, May 27, 2022 3:49 pm

The Class of 2022 gathered this morning for their senior photo at Garcelon Field. Aside from a round of good-humored booing, all went well.

EXDS s15Z, Writing WarPaul Shinkman teaches his Short Term course in the Bonney Science Center.Manuel Machorro Gomez Pezeula ’24 of Mexico CityAshka Jhaveri, ‘22Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, CongoHe reviewed a mock press conference earlier in the day and then discussed student writing for a previous writing assignment in journalism.
Disorientingly different but exhilarating: Short Term courses taught by visiting practitioners

Friday, May 20, 2022 2:14 pm

Practitioners descend onto campus to teach courses, from marketing to national security reporting, that teach applied skills and give students a chance to expand their professional networks.

Bates in the News: May 13, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:12 am

One alumna dispels stereoptypes about dog breeds, another becomes a managing editor of The New York Times, and an alumnus is now a Maine harbormaster.

When ‘The Birth of a Nation’ came to Lewiston and struck fear in a young Benjamin Mays

Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:06 pm

On this weekend in 1919, Benjamin Mays and Bates friends went to see a movie in Lewiston. Afterwards, they ran back to campus, fearing for their safety. Professor Charles Nero helps explain what happened.

Dr. Nirav Shah, leader of the COVID-19 public health response in Maine, to deliver 2022 Bates Commencement Address, joined by honorands Michael Bonney ʼ80, Nikki Giovanni, and the Rev. Becca Stevens

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:11 pm

As director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shah emerged as a trusted and valued source of public health guidance, wisdom, and compassion during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bates Film Festival roars back to life

Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:51 pm

Delayed because of the pandemic, the 2022 Bates Film Festival festival featured special guests like actor, writer, directors John Turturro and John Shea ’70.

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