Stories about "Society and culture"
Images of Bates faculty and students from the 1800s focusing on those with beards and moustaches. Images sources from yearbooks of the era in Muskie Archives and Special Collections LibraryThomas Singer, Class of 1890
Slideshow: 11 great beards and mustaches of 19th-century Bates

Friday, September 24, 2021 2:29 pm

Beards, mustaches, and sideburns were all the rage at Bates in the late 1800s.

‘Love persevering’: 9/11, Peter Goodrich ’89, and a legacy of hope

Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:51 am

When Peter Goodrich ’89 died on Sept. 11, 2001, grief enshrouded his family and his Bates friends. Twenty years later, love has persevered, providing a path forward to honor his legacy at Bates.

Meet the 97-year old World War II vet who helped reopen the Bobcat Den

Friday, August 20, 2021 11:03 am

Shortly after the Bobcat Den reopened after its 516-day closure due to the pandemic, 97-year-old Ralph Sylvester ‘50 arrived for breakfast.

On the finale of HBO’s ‘Mare of Easttown’: Richard of Bates?

Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:12 pm

“Never even heard of Bates College,” says Kate Winslet's character in the season finale of HBO's Mare of Easttown. What's up with that?

19 items in the Library’s Lost and Found on May 10, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:51 pm

As we were setting out items for Library Lost and Found, Elliott Vahey ’23 stopped by. And pointed. “That’s my bike lock key!”

Recalling a 1931 women’s archery tourney vs. ‘unseen opponents’

Friday, April 30, 2021 11:48 am

Bates' participation in a 1931 “telegraphic” tournament is considered the first intercollegiate competition joined by Bates women.

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Recalling 1941, when Bates touted ‘up-to-the-minute’ airline service

Friday, April 16, 2021 1:35 pm

Northeast Airlines, with a smiling pilgrim logo, used to serve Lewiston and a number of other New England cities.

Recalling when a Ford sedan drove through flames on Bardwell Street

Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:31 pm

In the 1950s, the raucous event known as Mayoralty made it possible for a student to drive his Ford through a wall of flames.

Metro riders wear masks in Qingdao, China, in November 2020. (Photograph by Gauthier Delecroix)
Bates professor’s paper foretold growing risk of racism toward Asian Americans

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:06 pm

One year ago, as the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Assistant Professor of Economics Leshui He and colleagues in China called attention to a growing threat of discrimination faced by Asian people worldwide.

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