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Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Monday, September 21, 2020 2:11 pm

Six feet and masks mark our lives but the members of our community fill Bates with a love of learning and each other. Take a look at This Month at Bates and count the ways.

Day two of a three-day move in featured loads of luggage, spirited greetings, and emotional goodbyes. For a small taste of what we saw, swipe left.Walking on Campus Avenue to her Chu Hall residence, OWL (Orientation Week Leader) Katia Ryan ’23 of Amsterdam, N.Y., swings her arms to express her excitement about returning to campus.Today’s historic student move in was the first of three. Most first-years begin to arrive Wednesday and Thursday.
Slideshow: 164 days after shutdown, Bates students return to campus

Friday, August 28, 2020 10:01 am

Over three days, Bates welcomed back to campus some 1,700 students. There was much less revelry and merrymaking, but a strong sense of purpose as Bates reopens for the first time since March 13.

Numbers, facts, and insights about the Class of 2024

Friday, August 21, 2020 12:55 pm

In their applications and conversations with the Bates Admission team, members of the incoming class share eye-catching facts.

Underhill Arena, where the college will test members of the Bates community for COVID-19, in the process of being set up on Aug. 17, 2020.Posing for portraits is Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Performance Nick Cooke, who Is running the testing center. He and President Clayton Spencer with Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh take a tour of the facility which is almost but not entirely set up. Testing for employees begins on Aug. 18, 2020.
This is a test: How (and why) Bates will test students for COVID-19 this semester

Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:04 pm

You take a driving test to drive legally. You take the bar exam to be a lawyer. But why, exactly, will Bates test 1,700 students twice weekly for COVID-19 this fall?

Slideshow: See how students’ internships become life-guiding forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:30 pm

From studying the diets of sea urchins to working with Lewiston's immigrant communities, Bates students forged their way into the world this summer with Bates-funded internships.

"Living and working in the Lewiston community has taught me a lot about what it really means to invest in the place one calls home because I’ve had the opportunity to work so closely with individuals who have committed themselves to connecting community members to food, land, and each other.”—Religious studies major Anna Maheu ’21 of New York City, photographed on Campus Avenue with the Good Food Bus, a mobile market that brings locally sourced produce to various neighborhoods.Maheu’s Harward Summer Civic Fellowship with the Nutrition Center is funded through the Harward Center for Community Partnerships @harwardcenter.A food security organization for food insecure and otherwise vulnerable families, the Nutrition Center’s integrated programs include urban community gardens, children’s gardening and cooking programs, cooking and nutrition education programs, youth leadership programs, food access initiatives, and a food pantry.Maheu’s work this summer consists of supporting the Nutrition Centers various gardens throughout Lewiston-Auburn, maintaining educational gardens, assisting the food pantry in its efforts to adapt to COVID-19 through food deliveries, and the Good Food Bus.Maheu’s hands-on experience, coupled with support provided by the Nutrition Center’s staff members, has provided her with a “ground-level look at the myriad ways that food justice and access is pursued,” she says, and “has reaffirmed how fundamental food and soil are to the lives we live, the power structures we must work against, and the relationships we cultivate.”Thanks to the Nutrition Center, she also has had the chance to grow much of her own food this summer. “I will take these sustaining and sustainable capacities with me into my life after Bates.”
Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Aug. 13, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:36 pm

A new addition to BatesNews, "Say What?" is an occasional roundup of what Bates folks are saying about this and that.

Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Monday, August 10, 2020 12:52 pm

Under the pall of COVID-19, summer at Bates was quieter (and warmer) than usual. Still, the sun continued to rise and set each day of June, July, and August.

My Last Year of Teaching: Jane Costlow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:17 am

It was the Tuesday after Commencement, and Jane Costlow paced around her Hedge Hall office, up to her elbows in books, boxes, papers, and assorted memorabilia.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:44 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions, struggles and reflections, but...

Great Day 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:08 am

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