Stories about "Exclude from Loops"
Peek Behind the Curtain (Ep. 2): Maine takes the main stage

Thursday, February 2, 2023 4:49 pm

Fly fishing in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing?" See how Carol Farrell, costume shop supervisor, and Adelle Welch '25 bring Shakespeare to Maine in this second "peek behind the curtain" of the production process.

Track is a game of centimeters for this Bobcat sprinter

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:36 pm

After setting a Bates sprint record by one one-hundredth of a second, Colby Stakun-Pickering was asked what a centisecond looks like at the finish line. The math and physics double major had a quick answer.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:25 pm

January experiences: Clowning, celebrating, studying, knitting, reading, knitting, debating, GPSing, and scoring (our 999th point!).

Stacy Lynn Waddell (Washington, D.C., 1966) The Dawn of Our Kindred Sower of Parable (for Octavia Butler) 2020 22-karat gold leaf on canvas Stacy Lynn Waddell's portrait celebrates author Octavia E. Butler on a monumental scale, using the allure of a brilliant, untarnished gold surface to draw our attention to her face. The first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Genius Award (in 1995) and the first Black woman recognized in this field, Butler was a pioneer. She wrote over fifteen books addressing questions of race, sex, and power. Butler's 1993 book Parable of the Sower envisions a dystopian America of the 2020s, proposing an alternative philosophy to a world of rampant corporate greed, environmental damage, and wealth inequality. (From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)
This Just In: A sampling of recent Bates faculty articles (and what they mean)

Friday, January 27, 2023 1:26 pm

From cannibal nihilism in literature to "loan pairs" in molecules, a few recent scholarly articles by Bates professors, including what it all means in easy-to-grasp language.

Bates Dance Festival performance at Lake Andrews on Monday, July 11, 2022. Fist & Heel Performance Group …together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout Mon, July 11, 7 pm Lake Andrews Tickets Available June 1st Join Fist & Heel Performance Group, Bates Dance Festival students and faculty members, and community members from all around Southern and Central Maine in a devised performance using dances from the company’s Shaker-inspired work Power. Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad. In the spirit of building equitable relationships with our community partners, Bates Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the intellectual, creative and administrative labor that Indigo Arts Alliance has contributed to the fulfilment of Reggie Wilson’s residency. We could not have successfully executed community outreach and connections for all of the programs without the expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance.
Bates Dance Festival earns $40K NEA grant

Friday, January 27, 2023 11:49 am

The annual Bates Dance Festival helps to "strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy," said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson.

A peek behind the curtain (Ep. 1): Contents of a costume shop

Friday, January 27, 2023 9:00 am

Step into the costume shop, ground zero for the many costumes in the Bates Theater Department's upcoming production of "Much Ado About Nothing" in the first "peek behind the curtain" of the production process.

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.

Welcome, and welcome back, to BatesNews for 2022–23

Friday, August 26, 2022 3:07 pm

A special welcome to parents, students, and families of the incoming Class of 2026, who are receiving BatesNews for the first time.

Bates welcomes two new members of the college’s senior leadership team

Friday, August 26, 2022 1:57 pm

Over the summer, President Clayton Spencer announced two new members of the college's senior leadership team.

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Dr. Noelle Chaddock to step down from post in July

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 9:40 am

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Dr. Noelle Chaddock has informed the...

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