Stories about "Current topics"
Emily Scarrow ’25, a Bates student who ‘doesn’t see any limits,’ earns Goldwater Scholarship

Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:43 am

Scarrow, who overcame a major health scare at Bates, will use the scholarship award to fund her research aspirations in medicine.

Bates professor Sonja Pieck authors award-winning book about German conservation, memory, and wounded land

Friday, April 19, 2024 4:30 pm

Sonja Pieck’s book "Mnemonic Ecologies," about the once-militarized inner German border becoming a Green Belt, tells a story of how "something healing could come out of the pain."

‘A really amazing thing’: The 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition has arrived

Friday, April 12, 2024 10:03 am

Photographs and text about the eight seniors who have moved their artwork from studios into the Bates Museum of Art for the 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition — a "moment that validates what is possible."

What It Took: Love led Anthony Phillips ’10 to ask, ‘How can we make other people’s lives better?’

Thursday, April 4, 2024 10:00 am

For Anthony Phillips, what it took to find a life journey worth pursuing was the love, resolve, and faith his mother and grandmother passed on to him. Their example led him to the community-focused work he’s now doing as an elected member of the Philadelphia City Council.

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.”

Solidarity, empathy, and political agendas: Bates professor explains how and why Irish famine relief ‘went viral’

Friday, March 15, 2024 1:00 pm

Anelise Hanson Shrout's new book about Ireland’s Great Famine documents the first instance of large-scale international philanthropy — and the reasons behind it.

Humanity comes first in casting students for Bates theater’s ‘The Gravediggers Union’

Friday, March 8, 2024 11:21 am

Filling in for a cast member during a dress rehearsal, visiting director Kevin R. Free hopped into a grave on the set, but not before offering a giggle and a burst of mirth because, he says, “Joy is my activism."

What It Took: A childhood hobby creates community, a fun honors thesis, and me time for Grace Acton ’24

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:00 pm

At high risk for COVID, Grace Acton arrived at Bates during the height of the pandemic. By embracing a childhood hobby of sewing, she found mentors, community, and academic fulfillment.

Recalling when venerable Alumni Gym had a 6-foot growth spurt

Friday, March 1, 2024 12:47 pm

On the eve of Bates hosting two rounds of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, we look back to when the Bobcats earned the right to host the first-ever home NCAA tourney game, but had to hit the road — because Alumni Gym was 6 feet too short.

From Lake Andrews to 17th-century Japan, two student-built boats now part of TV series Shōgun

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:41 am

Two traditional Japanese river boats, hand-crafted by Bates students and launched into Lake Andrews five years ago, are part of the historical re-creation of feudal Japan for the TV adaptation of Shōgun, which debuted this week on FX.

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