Stories about "Maine and New England"
Slideshow: See how students’ internships become life-guiding forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:30 pm

From studying the diets of sea urchins to working with Lewiston's immigrant communities, Bates students forged their way into the world this summer with Bates-funded internships.

Truman Scholar Essie Martin ’21 looks to create sustainable fishing and communities

Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:01 pm

Good policy, Martin says, stems from good science — and giving everyone a seat at the table.

This Month in Bates Outing Club History: Video from the 1936 Winter Carnival

Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:19 pm

If a sporting event could be done on bare ground, Bates students were probably trying it on skis, skates, and snowshoes during Winter Carnival.

7:30pm | Bates Outing Club and Ben Ayers ’99: A climber, writer, documentary film maker and humanitarian based in Nepal, Ayers returns to campus to help kick off the 100th anniversary of the Bates Outing Club and to talk about his experience in the field, beginning with Bates. A recipient of the Bates Alumni Community Service Award, Ayers directs programs for the dZi Foundation, which partners with communities in Nepal’s remote eastern hills to improve their quality of life. FMI 207-786-8372.Mays Center
You need to fail, says Ben Ayers ’99 at Bates Outing Club kickoff

Friday, January 24, 2020 11:09 am

By letting go of the need for instant perfection, Ayers discovered that “adventure begets adventure" in a recent talk kicking off the Bates Outing Club's 100th anniversary year.

This Month in Bates Outing Club History: January

Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:57 pm

Throughout 2020, as the Bates Outing Club celebrates its centennial, we'll share monthly highlights about what's made the club distinctive and beloved.

Video: Maddie Hallowell ’20 and the lows and highs of data collection

Friday, December 13, 2019 9:13 am

Inspired by her childhood in a Maine island community, Hallowell is developing sensors to track climate change. For fun, she sends balloons into the stratosphere to see what's there.

Video: A first-gen student from Maine, Ryan Lizanecz ’20 found a home at Bates

Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:39 pm

A first-generation-to-college student from Portland, Maine, Lizanecz at first felt “anxious, curious, scared” on campus. The Bobcat First! program gave him a foothold.

Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 leads residents on Matinicus Island while loading a U-Haul full of recycling to be delivered mainland on August 7, 2019.A book author and essayist, she’s been a year-round resident of Matinicus Island for more than 30 years, starting as a teacher and now a leading island citizen involved in many island issues.
My Maine Summer: Eva Meltzer Murray ’85 and trash day on Matinicus Isle

Friday, September 13, 2019 8:53 am

Twenty miles off the Maine coast on Matinicus Isle, where Eva Murray ’85 has lived for 30 years, ”if you have a problem, you gotta fix it yourself.”

My Maine Summer: Miriam Smith ’85 and a little night music by the bay

Monday, September 9, 2019 4:34 pm

“In Maine in the summer, why wouldn’t you want to hear chamber music?” wonders Miriam Smith ’85, a violinist and supporter of Salt Bay Chamberfest.

My Maine Summer: Kate McGowen Wing ’01 and the family lobster-tour business

Friday, August 30, 2019 9:41 am

Kate McGowen Wing ’01 runs summer boat tours in the lobster-rich waters of Casco Bay. The tour guide? Her dad, Capt. Jay.

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