Stories about "Society and culture"
From Bates History: Bib, trowel, and a pinback Bates button

Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:21 pm

Here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, including an item worn during autumn haze days decades ago.

‘Ba-ha-ha Mitzvah’: Thesis binding with Frances White ’23

Friday, December 16, 2022 8:53 am

Hugs were had, congratulations traded, and champagne and cola shaken and opened. Another edition of a sweet Bates ritual, melding academics, friendship, and community, neared its end.

They don’t call it a trash can’t: Can-do students model fashion created from campus trash

Friday, November 18, 2022 9:59 am

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” as the proverb goes, and students took it to heart — and to the runway — during the 16th annual Trashion Show, and the first in-person edition since 2019.

Video: Learning life lessons in the Bates Garden

Friday, November 11, 2022 12:41 pm

“Some days you show up and everything you've planted has been eaten by groundhogs," says Nimco Jama '25, who tended the Bates Garden ove the summer. "That teaches you a lot about facing day-to-day challenges!

An inside look at the ‘invention’ of New England with Victoria Wyeth ’01

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:46 pm

In Wasilla, Alaska, this summer, incoming Bates student Karsten Stiner ’26 looked...

Q&A: Ceci Clark Craft ’05 helps these World Series ballplayers ‘build a mental game’

Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:44 pm

Craft’s rise to prominence in Major League Baseball mirrors, and in some ways has pioneered, the growing awareness among pro sports teams that mental performance is as important as physical strength and athletic skills.

Geoff LivingstonFollowYou Will Not Silence UsScenes from anti-Trump pro-Democracy protests in Washington DC on November 4.
Bates economist’s new research sees a shift in what young Americans want from the federal government

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:14 am

As they’ve experienced the pandemic young American voters have shifting notions of what they want from the federal government, according to new research co-authored by Bates Associate Professor of Economics Sandra Goff. But just what they want remains to be seen.

Video: Behind the scenes at the Bates men’s soccer sportrait session

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:43 am

Thirty-three Bobcat athletes gathered in an echoey gym, gearing up for their team's annual “sportrait” session. If you’re thinking loud, energetic, and silly, you’ve scored a hat trick.

Seven inventive door stops on move-in day for the Class of 2026

Friday, September 23, 2022 1:56 pm

Since Bates doors aren't made to be propped open, students have to be inventive on Propped Door Day — err, move-in day.

‘The spirit of John’: Lewiston and Auburn dedicate the John T. Jenkins ’74 Memorial Bridge

Friday, July 1, 2022 4:08 pm

A big gathering of friends, family, colleagues, and admirers gathered to remember John Jenkins and to dedicate the span as the John T. Jenkins Memorial Bridge. 

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