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‘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."

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."

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.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Gile

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 2:54 pm

Older alumni might recall Mount Gile in Auburn as a recreation spot, a ski slope, a destination on the annual Stanton Ride, and where a stone monument marks a 19th-century tragedy.

Rabies tag, Softee edge control, and other items in Bates library’s Lost and Found on Feb. 8, 2024

Friday, February 9, 2024 12:37 pm

Just how did a rabies dog tag from Andover, Mass., find its way into the Lost and Found cubby in Ladd Library?

Asmayt Medhanie ’27 of Cambridge, Mass., poses with her message. Well-Being @ Bates presents: First Friday Notes Event date: Friday, Feb 2nd — 11:00-2:00 Location: Fireplace Lounge Stop by the Fireplace Lounge during lunch and join the Well-Being at Bates team in practicing gratitude by writing a postcard to someone you’re thankful for. Postage is on us — on or off-campus! For More Information Well-Being at Bates (Well-Being at Bates) (Well-Being at Bates (Well-Being at Bates)) 2077866199
At Commons on first Friday, it’s a grateful day to be a Bobcat

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 3:57 pm

On the first Friday of each month, students heading into Commons can stop to write a note of gratitude to a person of their choosing — an act that's more valuable than a 53-cent postcard.

Say What? Quotable quotes from Bates folks: Jan. 26, 2024

Friday, January 26, 2024 1:25 pm

Our latest in an occasional roundup of quotable quotes about cooking demonstrations, ice skating, and ducks.

Bates faculty member Kati Vecsey helps give voice to a fellow Hungarian’s right-to-die case

Thursday, November 16, 2023 11:33 am

Dániel Karsai, a Hungarian human rights lawyer, has ALS and wants the right to die with dignity. Vecsey, a Bates faculty member and voice expert, is helping him voice his case before the European Court for Human Rights, Nov. 27–28.

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