Stories about "People and groups"
Bates professor wins national mathematics teaching award

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:48 pm

Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno says it feels odd getting an individual award because teaching "is a community activity."

FAQ: What to expect at the inauguration of Bates College President Garry W. Jenkins

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 10:55 am

Bates will install a new president for only the eighth time in its 168-year history.

Bates in the News: Sept. 29, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023 11:40 am

Bates photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen's pathbreaking past, a student's new insight into the humanity of religion, and a faculty member's take on the conspiracy rhetoric of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Bates Dance Festival faculty member and choreographer Duane Lee Holland Jr. leads a Hip Hop Class in the Gray Athletic Building. He is joined by BDF faculty member Akili Jamal Haynes, aka Chibuzo Dunun, a composer and multi-instrumentalist (who is shown dancing with his guitar). Bates student Lucy Whitelam ’26 (she/hers) of Reading, Mass., is taking the class. She’s shown wearing her black “Be Nice” t-shirt). It’s a combined class of Hip Hop and Modern, joined into one because of a COVID outbreak within the BDF community. After warming up, the dancers began rehearsing a series of movements that referenced a football play running with a ball and making a pass.
Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 5:51 pm

Bates had a stormy, special summer: Groundbreaking research, campus renovations, Admission Visit Days, and student internship experiences, all in This Summer at Bates.

Nathaniel Boone '52 poses with his wife who now lives in Manchester Center, Vt., Harriet Howell Boone outside of their Manchester Center, Vt., home, after Boone received a Congressional Gold Medal for his service as one of about 400 surviving "Montford Point Marines," the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. Given basic training in the 1940s at the racially segregated Montford Point facility at Camp Lejeune, N.C., more than 19,000 black Marines broke the Corps color barrier in a time and place where desegregation was anything but welcome.
Bates in the News: August 25, 2023

Friday, August 25, 2023 3:14 pm

A veteran's legacy is honored, a faculty member weighs in on anti-racist culture, and an alumus is creating queer community for gamers, all in this month's edition of Bates in the News.

Bates professor Michel Droge paints the ocean depths, and discovers an octopus nursery

Friday, August 25, 2023 2:32 pm

A fish on stilts, an octopus nursery, and "bioluminescent disco balls" are just a few of the deep-sea wonders Michel Droge, a visiting assistant professor in art and visual culture, saw while spending a month at sea as an artist-in-residence on a scientific expedition.

Bates Dance Festival performance at Lake Andrews on Monday, July 11, 2022. Fist & Heel Performance Group …together, they stood shaking, while others began to shout Mon, July 11, 7 pm Lake Andrews Tickets Available June 1st Join Fist & Heel Performance Group, Bates Dance Festival students and faculty members, and community members from all around Southern and Central Maine in a devised performance using dances from the company’s Shaker-inspired work Power. Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. Our performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora, including the Blues, Slave and Gospel idioms. The group has received support from major foundations and corporations and has performed at notable venues in the United States and abroad. In the spirit of building equitable relationships with our community partners, Bates Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the intellectual, creative and administrative labor that Indigo Arts Alliance has contributed to the fulfilment of Reggie Wilson’s residency. We could not have successfully executed community outreach and connections for all of the programs without the expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance.
Bates in the News: June 29, 2023

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 4:49 pm

An alumna's debut novel is making a national splash, The Bates Dance Festival is here, and some billion-year-old rocks are a hop, skip, and a jump away in Penobscot Bay.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 12:25 pm

June was full of rekindling: alumni pouring onto campus for Reunion, Bates' Employee Enrichment Week, and a new outdoor gear-lending library co-founded by Hallie Herz '11 — all in This Month at Bates.

Announcing the 27th annual Bates College summer book list

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 1:52 pm

In the words of Madeleine L'Engle, “a book, too, can be a star." The Bates community offers up over 200 "stars" in this year's book list.

Bates in the News: June 9, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 5:01 am

The news media covers Bates Commencement, a professor's expertise in the ritual practice of firewalking, and alumni trying to save local journalism.

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