Stories about "Awards"
In an effort spearheaded by Bates Democrats, Bates Republicans, and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Bates students led a bipartisan effort to get out the vote. Volunteers led walking groups from Commons on the hour and every 15 minutes during peak times to the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue.In red blazer, Maya Seshan '20 , president of Bates Democrats, of Wilton, Conn.
Bates gains national recognition for student voting turnout

Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:18 pm

With 85 percent of eligible students heading to the polls in 2020, Bates was recognized for having one of the highest voting rates in the nation.

Charles Nero: This Spike Lee film is an ‘awesome takedown’ of the interracial buddy film genre

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:41 pm

Interracial buddy films like 48 Hrs. or Men in Black tell us that eradicating evil, including racism, is as "simple as black and white men becoming friends,” says Charles Nero, Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies. That’s not only simplistic but “a lie.” Here's why.

Video: ‘Nostalgic bookends’ as seniors lead Bobcats to fourth straight NCAA rowing title

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:40 am

After a year where everything was so uncertain, everything came together in...

Slideshow: Joy, exultation in Bates’ fourth straight NCAA rowing title

Friday, June 4, 2021 9:49 am

The Bates women’s rowing team won a fourth straight NCAA championship with...

"Despite working remotely this summer, I’ve been glad to still be able to engage with the community a bit in-person like this.”—Anthropology major and Bonner Leader Hannah McKenzie of Stevenson, Md., photographed on Lewiston’s Lisbon Street and in the Heritage Restaurant and its adjacent market place, where she regularly shops and purchases tea. This summer, McKenzie has divided her time between two local organizations providing support to refugees and immigrants: the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.The tea she purchases at the Heritage Restaurant, says Mckenzie “reminds me of one of the first cultural lessons I learned in Lewiston.” When Hamza Abdi, a community leader and an academic administrative assistant at Bates and she first started teaching an IRCM English class together her first semester at Bates, “Hamza would leave in the middle of each class to retrieve us each traditional Somali tea, flavored with spices like cinnamon and cardamom and sweetened in condensed milk. I loved this tea,” she says. “Only three months into teaching did I realize Hamza had been buying the tea from this restaurant downstairs, rather than making it in the office break room as I had assumed. I contested that I didn’t want him spending his money on me — after all, if I come to the Center twice weekly for four years, that’s a lot of money. Hamza laughed, well versed in the differences between our cultures. He explained that in Djiboutian culture, money is considered best used for gestures of sharing and showing others appreciation. Someone in his culture doesn’t ‘lose’ money, as people essentially take turns paying for their friends.”These days, Mckenzie regularly picks up tea at the Heritage Restaurant. “I really appreciate the culture of collectivity that surrounds it. These kind of cultural lessons are what have made my experience of Lewiston and my studies of anthropology at Bates so eye-opening a
Q&A: Hannah McKenzie ’21 and the ‘unfathomable beauty’ of a Watson Fellowship

Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:31 am

As she concludes her Bates education, McKenzie is at a crossroads. the Watson Fellowships, she believes, will be the perfect guide.

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Bates’ Jason Fein named athletics director of the year

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:39 pm

In a year in which the pandemic stopped NESCAC sports, Fein and his team found creative ways to maintain team identities, create positive student experiences, and make a major contribution to Bates' successful COVID testing program.

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 4, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:05 pm

Chapel preservation award shows true colors of Nutting '76. Not to be outdone, the Bonney Science Center gets the bronze metal.

Hope abounds as Fulbright offers awards to 10 Bates seniors and young alumni

Friday, May 29, 2020 7:51 am

Seven members of the Bates Class of 2020 and three young alumni...

Bates biochemist and physicist receive $373,000 for Lyme research

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:31 pm

A cutting-edge microscope at Bates will provide new insights — literally — into bacterial genetics.

‘We had each other’s backs’: Memories from volleyball’s perfect season

Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:50 pm

Thirty years ago, the Bates volleyball team put together the greatest season in Bates athletics history. This is the story of the undefeated 1989 Bobcats.

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