Stories about "Maine/world"
In 1940, pilot Catherine Winne ’41 was the first Bates female student to take to the skies

Friday, March 22, 2019 11:17 am

In 1940, Winne learned to fly through a civilian pilot training program that was also about preparing for war.

Did you know: In 1922, Bates College founded the Maine high school basketball tournament

Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:03 pm

In 1922, Bates’ promotions-minded athletics director invited eight schoolboy teams to compete for the first statewide high school hoops title. And a tradition was born.

Video: Winter Carnival torch lighting returned today with Maine Gov. Janet Mills

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:26 pm

Earlier today, a 20th-century Bates Outing Club tradition was reignited when newly...

From the Archives: Old hockey puck and horse-drawn mail delivery

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:42 am

Mail delivery by horse-drawn carriage, and the hockey puck from a 1927 game that was “fast and furious and marked by many swinging sticks.”

Refugees’ stories come to life in puppetry of Ching ’19, Sandglass Theater

Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:54 pm

A singer, actor, and puppeteer with Sandglass Theater, Kei Ching '19 sparks the Vermont troupe's residency at Bates.

Through hands-on research, Bates students help expand access to energy-saving window inserts

Friday, December 14, 2018 9:56 am

In a community-engaged environmental studies research course, the community engagement and the research happen simultaneously.

Look What We Found: Joe Hall’s chunk of ash wood

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:06 pm

The ash tree looms large in Wabanaki culture. That’s why Hall, a Bates historian, keeps a hunk of the hardwood in his Pettengill Hall office.

From the Archives: Ode to a 30-cent hot dog

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am

A few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere on campus — and beyond.

When legal nonprofit needs French language interpreters, Bates students step in

Friday, November 9, 2018 12:50 pm

French and francophone studies majors volunteer to interpret during asylum seekers' meetings with their potential lawyers, in a partnership that has only grown.

Five bales of plastic recyclables sit outside Commons. But is it art yet?

Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:18 am

Five bales of plastic recyclables sitting on the lawn outside Commons challenge our "out of sight, out of mind" attitudes.

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