Stories about "Maine/world"
‘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. 

What’s in a Name: Montello

Friday, June 17, 2022 4:12 pm

A residential area just north of campus, Montello is the name of a street, a rise of land familiar to generations of Bates joggers, and once home to two commercial mineral springs.

When ‘The Birth of a Nation’ came to Lewiston and struck fear in a young Benjamin Mays

Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:06 pm

On this weekend in 1919, Benjamin Mays and Bates friends went to see a movie in Lewiston. Afterwards, they ran back to campus, fearing for their safety. Professor Charles Nero helps explain what happened.

10 insights into the Russian invasion of Ukraine from Bates professors

Friday, March 11, 2022 2:20 pm

What does Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake have to do with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? That and other answers from Bates faculty members with expertise in the issues at play in the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

AMERLING, Friedrich von(b. 1803, Wien, d. 1887, Wien) Portrait of Count István Széchenyi1836 Oil on canvas, 250 x 165 cmHungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Bates named a Fulbright Top Producer for 11th straight year

Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:42 am

Check in with two of Bates' 2021–22 Fulbright Student award winners now abroad, as Bates claims its 11th straight year as a Fulbright Top Producer.

Blown ashore on the Maine coast, Bates geology students were blown away by their magical visits with artist Ashley Bryan

Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:23 pm

Whike kayaking the Maine coast in May 2014, geology professor Dyk Eusden '80 and his students were blown off course — and into the welcoming an magical world of artist Ashley Bryan, who died last week at age 98.

Video: Essie Martin ’22, a budding scientist-activist fighting climate change, one kelp at a time

Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:08 am

One day, the little girl announced to her kindergarten teacher, “I want...

From a Distance: What can you see above the Bates campus in 1928?

Monday, January 31, 2022 5:28 pm

Click or tap the garnet buttons to learn what we saw as we virtually soared above the campus in April 1928.

Video: Maya Benziger ’22, from hesitation to the ‘full nine yards’

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:44 am

After a year and a half of COVID-cancelled a cappella performances, Maya Benziger '22 realized there was more at stake than just singing on stage: the entire pre-pandemic Merimander experience could disappear with her graduating class, and she realized, "I didn't want that to end with me."

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Thorne

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:20 pm

The name "Thorne" goes deep into Lewiston history, providing half the name of the nearby Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary.

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