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Those infamous 1800s pistol duels? They actually served a purpose

Friday, April 12, 2024 1:49 pm

Even before the musical Hamilton, the Burr-Hamilton duel had most people figuring that pistol duels were deadly and irrational. But for the most part, they were neither, according to new research by Bates economist Paul Shea.

Refusing to let the killers have the last word, survivors of the genocide in Rwanda share their story with Bates students

Friday, March 29, 2024 5:00 am

Three survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide visited with Bates students this week, sharing how their stories of survival and reconciliation ensure that the killers do not "have the last word.”

This Month at Bates

Thursday, November 2, 2023 11:44 am

What began with warmth and optimism in early October ended with a tragedy in our home city of Lewiston. Bates and Lewiston have responded with strength and hope, realizing there’s a long road ahead.

11 new CatFacts: the 2023 Bates football edition

Friday, September 15, 2023 1:12 pm

This edition of CatFacts gives a nod to the gridiron, as Bates football opens its season tonight vs. Wesleyan University, in a game that was moved from Saturday due to impending effects of Hurricane Lee.

Campus Construction Update: July 6, 2023

Monday, July 3, 2023 2:24 pm

Still a constellation of construction hotspots, but with Bates folks scheduled to return in August, Chase Hall had a certain air of anticipation last week — something along the lines of, “Is it Christmas yet?"

Just July. Or as Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kirk Read says: “We are in that month we wish could last forever.”Hathorn Hall and Historic Quad
Campus Construction Update: June 16, 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023 8:26 am

Like the work we covered last week, construction projects begun this week involve campus landmarks whose long histories resound in Bates lore.

Campus Construction Update: June 9, 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 1:48 pm

When it’s tourist season in Maine, it's construction season at Bates. Join Campus Construction Update this week and next for a look at this summer’s projects.

Picture Story: A sweet Bates ritual that binds the Class of 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023 2:34 pm

Senior savor a rite of passage. It’s a college ritual like none other. (Trust us: We've checked.)

Scenes from early summer on the Bates campus Hathorn Hall weathervane
Reflections from a Fulbright alumna as Bates announces seven new Fulbright Student offers for 2023-24

Friday, May 19, 2023 11:01 am

Meet Bates' seven new recipients of Fulbright Student Awards, before they set out to teach English and do research projects in six different countries.

30 items in the Bates library’s Lost and Found on March 30, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023 4:07 pm

At first we thought it might be a cat carrier. But no,…

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