Stories about "Society and culture"
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.

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.

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.

To the victors: How NHL champion Tim Ohashi ’11 spent his day with the Stanley Cup

Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:40 pm

“It makes people smile,” says Ohashi, a member of the champion Washington Capitals coaching staff, summing up the swell day spent with the famed Stanley Cup.

What’s in a Name: Tree Streets

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:36 pm

The downtown Lewiston neighborhood where streets have names like Oak and Maple is dubbed “the tree streets.”

Social Security going broke? Not so fast, says Richard Gelles ’68

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:08 pm

Despite recent headlines, we needn't worry about Social Security going broke, says Richard Gelles ’68: “It’s already broke."

Web Harrison ’63, longtime coach who inspired students with a fusion of Bates ideals and practical Marine Corps values, dies at age 78

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:33 am

A revered football and lacrosse coach from the 1970s into the 1990s, Harrison gave his players a way to live life with integrity and purpose.

Look What We Found: Ann Marie Russell’s art evokes spreadsheets and connections

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:04 pm

Every day as she walks to her desk, Ann Marie Russell passes a piece of Haitian-made art.

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