Stories about "Lewiston-Auburn"
Video: Scenes from the Jenkins Inauguration, selfies, high fives, and hugs in a ‘place of warmth and welcome’

Friday, May 10, 2024 10:10 am

The May 4 installation of President Garry W. Jenkins featured historic firsts — Bates' first Black and first openly gay president— and also whopping cheers, an eclectic slate of live music, and droves of Bates friends and supporters on campus from far and wide.

A cool Bates rowing ritual: putting out the docks, earlier than ever before

Friday, March 15, 2024 9:37 am

A historically warm winter meant that the Bates rowing teams could put out their docks and get onto the water earlier than ever before.

A Bates professor and Lewiston educators team up to show the power of fun and games in math education

Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:42 am

It's all fun and games until someone learns something. That was the idea when Lewiston educators teamed up with Bates math professor Meredith Greer to introduce the fun of robots to her First-Year Seminar.

What It Took: Erin Reed ’08 on a journey of compassion, community, and loving Lewiston

Friday, December 8, 2023 8:44 am

In challenging times, Erin Reed '08 is resolute in doing the important and life-changing work as executive director of Lewiston's Trinity Jubilee Center. Here's what it takes.

“The brightness that shines through the dark of a tragedy such as we have suffered here in Lewiston, our home, is what it always is in times like these: the immense capacity of our shared humanity,” said Bates President Garry W. Jenkins in his remarks during today’s Vigil for Grief and Remembrance, held at 4:30 p.m. in Gomes Chapel on the one-week anniversary of the shootings in Lewiston. Led by the Rev. Brittany Longsdorf, the college’s multifaith chaplain, the vigil gave the campus community an opportunity to come together for silence, candle lighting, poetry, and interfaith prayers, and, ultimately, to share communal grief with their Lewiston community. Welcome & Naming Grief: Brittany Longsdorf, Multifaith Chaplain and Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Bates President Garry W. Jenkins Remarks Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline’s Remarks Invitation for Sharing: Brittany Longsdorf *Barry Music* (single floor mic, guitar output) Reading of the Names: Brittany Longsdorf and Raymond Clothier, associate multifaith chaplain •Tricia C. Asselin •Peyton Brewer-Ross •William Frank Brackett •Thomas Ryan Conrad •Michael R. Deslauriers II •Maxx A. Hathaway •Bryan M. MacFarlane •Keith D. Macneir •Ronald G. Morin •Joshua A. Seal •Arthur Fred Strout •Stephen M. Vozzella •Lucille M. Violette •Robert E. Violette •Joseph Lawrence Walker •Jason Adam Walker •William A. Young •Aaron Young *moment of silence* & closing, begin to pass candle lighting READINGS (all from Lectern mic unless noted) Aneeza Ahmad ‘25 of Sharon, Mass., and Alaina Rauf ‘25 of Yarmouth, Me., of the Bates Muslim Student Association Sophie Leight ‘26 of Easton, Md. Venerable Tenzin Dasel, ‘88 - volunteer spiritual advisor and founder of the Maine Mindfulness Project and is an active retreat leader and speaker in the International Network of Engaged Buddhists Levi Mindlin ‘24 of Portland, Ore - song (single floor mic, guitar output) Ethan Baker ‘24
Generosity, care, and kindness remind us ‘to hold onto hope’ in the wake of tragedy

Friday, November 3, 2023 10:25 am

"Generosity and care and eagerness to help, to support, to embrace...remind us of human goodness. They remind us to hold onto hope," said President Garry W. Jenkins during a Vigil for Grief and Remembrance held in Gomes Chapel on the one-week anniversary of the Lewiston shootings.

Lexi Inger’s ‘26 didn’t have the kind of first year she expected to have. But that disappointment led Inger to a daily meditation practice that gave her resilience, strength, a kickstart to her day, and a daily dose of joy. When Inger’s first-year roommate didn’t turn into an instant pal as she expected, she started taking a daily morning walk to give them each some space. She found herself calling her older brother, Joe Inger ‘21, for a pep talk. Inger poses for a portrait adjacent to Lake Andrews and then circles the Puddle, speaking with her brother Joe.
What It Took: Lexi Inger’s morning walk that became a pep talk

Friday, September 29, 2023 1:33 am

Inger didn’t have the kind of first year at Bates that she anticipated. But disappointment led Inger discover a daily meditation practice that gave her resilience, strength, and a daily dose of joy. 

What’s in a Lewiston name: Edward Little

Friday, September 22, 2023 3:07 pm

Across the Androscoggin River in Auburn, atop Goff Hill, the public high school is named for Edward Little, a 19th-century lawyer and philanthropist.

Cool, comfortable, and connected to Bates: AESOP delivers its promise to the Class of 2027

Thursday, September 21, 2023 11:42 am

Outdoor orientation trips are not unique to Bates, nor are they new. But in recent years, more has been done make the beloved Bates program, AESOP, more welcoming to all students.

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 10, 2023

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 1:41 pm

A rainstorm pushes back move-in day for Chase Hall, but three other summer projects are complete or nearly so.

Bates students create a self-guided tour of Riverside Cemetery that tells historical stories of Lewiston

Thursday, June 8, 2023 12:46 pm

Created by Bates students, a self-guided online tour of Lewiston's Riverside Cemetery tells stories of Civil War veterans, immigrants to Lewiston, and Maine industrial workers.

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