Stories about "Faculty and staff"
Leigh Campbell ’64, beloved Bates financial aid director with empathy and expertise, dies at age 79

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:48 am

As the college's longtime financial aid director, Campbell "showed students the path forward when they felt stuck, and instilled hope and confidence when there was fear and uncertainty.”

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

Bates in the News: June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:21 am

A Bates equity VP explores Juneteenth, an alumnus pens a new book on Bobby Orr and the Bruins, a student TikTok video goes viral, and a professor answers an NPR puzzle.

The Bates campus shows off fall colors on the Historic Quad late in the afternoon on Oct. 15, 2019.Emma Soler '20 of Bethesda, Md., and Ian Rashleigh McNally '20 of Tiverton, R.I., say they "just got to have a break" as they found the light on the Quad and enjoyed some recreational reading before October Break. She was reading "The Namesake," a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, he Guy Paulsen's memoir "Winterdance."
In the 2020 list of faculty and staff book reccs, some Good Reads for a trying time

Friday, June 19, 2020 9:10 am

Among the titles: When You Reach Me, Where the Crawdads Sing, Why We Sleep, and How to Be an Antiracist

My Last Year of Teaching: Jane Costlow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:17 am

It was the Tuesday after Commencement, and Jane Costlow paced around her Hedge Hall office, up to her elbows in books, boxes, papers, and assorted memorabilia.

Just July. Or as Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kirk Read says: “We are in that month we wish could last forever.”Hathorn Hall and Historic Quad
Transformative: The Bates Mission Statement at age 10

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Even as COVID-19 puts it to the test, the 2010 mission statement is a cultural touchstone for Bates.

Stacia Poulin, President's House Coordinator/Events AssistantDining, Conferences and Campus Events, prepares a hamburger for Cheryl Lacey on the Commons Grill.Dining Services in CommonsAssociate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell leads a team of Bates students — in residence — as they work in Schaeffer Theatre’s costume shop making coronavirus masks for members of the Bates community. To date, they have provided 340 masks for Dining Services, Security, Facility Services custodians, and Occupational Health and Safety.
By hand-making face masks for Bates workers, students feel ‘part of something’

Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:21 pm

Bates hopes to provide cloth face coverings for every student and employee who needs one. In their new jobs in the costume shop, resident students are contributing hundreds.

My Last Year: Teaching in Russia

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:43 pm

From Gorbachev to Putin and St. Petersburg to Orel, retiring professor Jane Costlow looks back on leading students through 10 trips to Russia.

Bates in the News: April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 10:13 am

It's good Bates in the News: On April 17, Jack Allard ’16 left a Philadelphia hospital after a highly publicized weeks-long battle with COVID-19.

‘Great work!’ Two seniors meet the honors thesis deadline

Friday, April 3, 2020 12:23 pm

"Hannah Johnson and Emma Wheeler have been great to work with — always positive, always thinking,” says thesis adviser Mike Retelle. ⁣

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