Stories about "Current topics"
At father’s alma mater, ‘Real American’ author discusses growing up black and biracial

Friday, September 21, 2018 8:46 am

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the 2018 Common Reading and daughter of George Lythcott '39, returned to campus to share her father's story, her story, and the "catharsis" that allowed her to finally love herself.

‘Compelling scholars and educators’: Meet 2018’s tenure-track faculty

Monday, September 17, 2018 3:43 pm

Six of Bates' 21 new faculty members are on the tenure track. Let’s meet them.

Charlie Cook: 2018 midterms truly the ‘most important since Moby Dick was a guppy’

Friday, September 14, 2018 9:15 am

Which will be stronger in November: the Democratic wave or the Republican seawall?

18 years after ‘just friends,’ they tied the knot back at Bates

Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:50 am

Another summer weekend, another alumni wedding in the Gomes Chapel. But this time, we were there to tell the story, of best Bates friends who became much more.

Look What We Found: Michael Rocque’s fun house

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:34 pm

“There are a lot of messages in this office,” says Assistant Professor of Sociology Michael Rocque, “and one of them is that it's OK to play with toys.”

Convocation 2018 remarks: President Clayton Spencer

Friday, September 7, 2018 12:16 pm

President Spencer considers the famous phrase "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Is it false hope? Or a call to action?

Now on our doorstep, the Class of 2022 ‘represents Bates College history’

Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00 am

Selected from the largest applicant pool in college history, the 550 members of the Class of 2022 arrives on Monday.

How to be ‘a guide on the side’ and other tips for new Bates College parents

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:34 am

Of the ways parents can support their newly fledged students, one of the most valuable is easing back and trusting them to figure college out.

Meet Navy Capt. J.J. Cummings ’89, commander of the world’s largest aircraft carrier

Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:41 pm

The U.S. has 11 nuclear-powered carriers, and a Bates grad commands one of them: the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest and the world’s largest.

Recalling Bates’ post-war Sampsonville and its community of married students

Friday, August 10, 2018 12:20 pm

Seventy-two years ago, Bates debuted a post-World War II housing option that, to this day, remains unique.

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