Stories about "Student Life"
18 items in the Library’s Lost and Found on Dec. 17, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020 11:30 am

Much has changed during the pandemic. What hasn't: Students still lose things in Ladd Library.

The top 13 Bates College Facebook posts of 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:15 pm

The top 13 Bates College Facebook posts of 2020 puts into sharp relief just what, in the midst of the trials of a pandemic, the Bates community values.

Prof of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Prof of Interdisc Studies Holly Ewing and Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Learning Associate in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish take students in the Soils/Lab course for a field trip to Pettengill Farm in Freeport, Maine. A nineteenth century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, the farm is owned by Freeport Historical Society(FHS). It includes a saltbox house (ca. 1800) on 140 acres of fields, woods, antique apple orchards and salt marsh. Most interesting are the etchings (sgraffitti) found on the plaster walls in the upper chambers of ships, sea monsters, longboats and animals. The farmhouse remains without plumbing, central heat and electricity and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mildred Pettengill was its last resident and lived in the house until 1970.The students are digging up soil and making observations (soil profiles) before putting it back where it came from.ENVR 310 - Soils/LabDepending on one's point of view, soils are geological units, ecosystems, the foundation of plant life, a place for microbes to live, building material, or just dirt. This course takes a scientific perspective and explores the genesis of soils, their distribution and characteristics, and their interaction with plants. Field studies emphasize description of soils, inferences about soil formation, and placement within a landscape context. Labs investigate the chemistry of soils and their role in forestry and agriculture.
Bates students dig into the science of dirt in a historic Maine landscape

Monday, December 7, 2020 5:46 pm

Bates environmental studies professor Holly Ewing guides her students to historic coastal Maine farmland for course that digs into the science of dirt.

Setbacks and successes: How students navigated academic surprises in the fall 2020 semester

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:01 am

For every challenge or setback — and let’s be clear, this was very difficult on our students — they often found something that worked, something that felt “normal,” and someone who gave them a little help. Read how seven Bates students fared.

Bates Dining Services keeps the magic alive ‘until we can dine together again’

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:17 am

In big and small ways during trying times, Bates Dining Services works to sustain what students love about Bates dining.

Video: Vanessa Paolella ’21 and guiding the student newspaper during crisis

Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:40 pm

In a time of crisis, a college newspaper can do more than inform, says Paolella, editor-in-chief of The Bates Student. "It keeps the community together."

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:53 am

It’s been a remarkably challenging and unprecedented few months. But let’s not forget to call it safe and successful, too.

Slideshow: What they brought for comfort

Monday, November 2, 2020 6:13 pm

We talked to Bates students about the treasured objects, from juggling clubs to house plants, that they brought with them to ease the stress of being away from home during a pandemic. 

Ken Williams ‘23 of Phenix City, Alabama (he/him/his)Residence: Kalperis
Inside the residences, student leaders strive to support Bates’ newest students

Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:08 pm

Meet these talented and devoted Junior Advisors who are, in a pandemic, bringing their first-year students into the Bates community. "We owe them

Video: Keeping Bobcats well, active, and healthy during COVID-19

Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:39 pm

With public-health protocols limiting the scale of indoor activities, Bates is helping the campus community stay well and healthy in creative and safe ways.

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