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“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.

“My thesis is about the evolving role of French in Maine, and as a Franco-American and French speaker, Herb has been a great friend and contributor to the brainstorming process surrounding my thesis.” Martha Coleman ’23 of Seattle, a double major in French and Francophone studies and American studies, took to the steps of Coram Library to bind her honors thesis, along with other students, staff, and faculty. Coleman recruited the help of Herb Saucier, the Learning Shuttle bus driver for the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, to bind her thesis, titled “Le français et le Franco(phone)s: An exploration of the evolving significance of French in Maine,” advised by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Mary Rice-Defosse. “Over the last four years, I've gotten to be here and speak this language, and speak it with people who grew up here speaking French,” she said. Saucier has been a “supporter and cheerleader” for Coleman throughout the thesis writing process. “I just think it's such a nod to how important community work and community members have been to this project.” “Community engagement has been a huge part of my time at Bates and I hope that my thesis binding will be an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the community members who made my thesis project, and my Bates career as a whole, possible,” says Coleman. Allison Fischman ’23, a sociology major from Woodbridge, Conn., and Sam Manogue ‘26 of Wynnewood, Penn., were binding Fischman’s thesis, titled “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Conceptualizations in Research and Policy,” advised by Professor of Sociology Emily Kane. Liam Daly-Smith ‘23, a physics major from Montclair, N.J., got help from Jing Fang ’23 of Beijing, and Adriana Pastor Almiron ’25 of Asuncion, Paraguay, to bind his thesis, titled “Tidal Energy in Cobscook Bay: An Analysis of Tidal Range Energy and Tidal Barrage Generation Paradigms,” advised by Professor of Physics John S
An honors thesis creates a French connection between Martha Coleman ’23 and shuttle driver Herb Saucier

Friday, May 19, 2023 1:57 pm

Herb Saucier was flabbergasted. Invited to attend a senior’s thesis-binding ceremony on the porch of Coram Library, he suddenly found himself at the center of attention.

2pm | All These Sons Screening and discussion. Chicago’s West and South sides are infamous for their high murder rates. In this documentary directed by Bing Liu and Joshua Altman, Marshall Hatch Jr. ’10 and Billy Moore (who served 20 years in prison for murder) create healing spaces for young men to reimagine themselves, find redemption, and embrace causes worth fighting for. Hatch, the subject of a cover story by Bates Magazine in 2021, will introduce the film. (2021; 88 min.) Sponsored by the Program in American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Hispanic Studies, and Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies. Location: Olin Concert Hall
Bates in the News: Jan. 20, 2023

Friday, January 20, 2023 10:10 am

Marshall Hatch '10 returns to Bates, tips from an alumna on how business leaders can help their teams combat the winter blues, and how Bates President Clayton Spencer has "defined her presidency" around the concept of work.

‘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.

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