Stories about "Society and culture"
From greenhouse to labs, Bates coaches put teamwork into practice

Friday, May 22, 2020 12:36 pm

In the weeks since sports seasons ended in March, Bates coaches have put into play the lessons in teamwork they teach student-athletes, taking on new roles as movers, lab and greenhouse attendants, and helpers in security.

Vanessa German, award-winning visual and performance artist, to offer Commencement greetings to the Class of 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:38 pm

German will offer her greetings during the college’s 154th Commencement, which will be conducted remotely and livestreamed beginning at noon on May 31.

King Arthur’s Susan Reid ’79, Borealis’ Jim Amaral ’80 help new bakers go with the dough during COVID

Friday, May 15, 2020 8:02 am

Reid, a longtime staffer at King Arthur Flour, is inspiring (and calming) a wave of new home bakers.

Recalling when the Patriots drafted Tom Carr ’66

Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:42 pm

In 1966, the then-Boston Patriots selected Carr, a fullback, in the American Football League draft. "I developed a love of the game at Bates, and I think it was mainly because of Bob Hatch," Carr says.

‘Witness, testimony, and evidence’: Bates students photograph COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:15 am

In their transition to remote learning, Bates photography students found unprecedented opportunity to document the effects of COVID-19 in their home communities.

‘Food for the soul’: Dr. Anthony Fauci recalls his 1993 Bates Commencement visit

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:11 pm

A 1993 Bates honorary degree recipient, Fauci was then — as well as now — “intentionally addressing robust human challenges.”

Slideshow: Bates seniors partner with Phyllis Graber Jensen

Monday, April 27, 2020 11:39 am

From homes and other quarantine places, 10 Bates seniors partner with photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen to create FaceTime portraits.

My Last Year: Teaching in Russia

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:43 pm

From Gorbachev to Putin and St. Petersburg to Orel, retiring professor Jane Costlow looks back on leading students through 10 trips to Russia.

Video: Coaches grade Bobcat athletes of 70-plus years ago

Monday, April 13, 2020 3:12 pm

After reviewing vintage film clips from the 1930s, Bates coaches critique the abilities of Bates athletes in tennis, hammer throw, pole vault, and baseball.

Bates Purposeful Work expert: Sense of purpose offers a path forward during COVID-19

Friday, April 10, 2020 11:22 am

“These are extremely hard times. They are also extremely purposeful times, as a result,” says Bates psychologist and Purposeful Work expert Rebecca Fraser-Thill

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