Stories about "Student Life"
‘A really amazing thing’: The 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition has arrived

Friday, April 12, 2024 10:03 am

Photographs and text about the eight seniors who have moved their artwork from studios into the Bates Museum of Art for the 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition — a "moment that validates what is possible."

Slideshow: Students, chefs, and breakfast in Commons (omelets, anyone?)

Thursday, April 11, 2024 5:45 pm

Hour by hour in dining Commons, featuring the staff who serve Bates students and, in turn, Bates students who serve them a heaping helping of appreciation and respect.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 3:15 pm

From thermoses in the classroom to preparation in the locker room, from eggs in the dining hall to wax in the studio, we’ve navigated campus from March to April.

Mic’d Up: Lacrosse captain Isla Cotter ’24 on life hacks, Vanessa Hudgens, and when it’s time to ‘lock in’

Friday, March 29, 2024 7:16 pm

A captain on the Bates women's lacrosse team, Cotter was mic'd up during a recent practice on Garcelon Field.

Campus Construction Update: March 22, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 9:57 am

With demolition finished by mid-February, the conversion of 96 Campus Avenue to student housing is now all about creation and renewal.

From Bates History: inaugural keys, silver chalice, and a 1908 Rand Hall midnight party

Friday, March 15, 2024 2:38 pm

A few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere on campus, including a Peter Gomes '65 chalice and a 1908 midnight party by the women of Rand Hall.

A cool Bates rowing ritual: putting out the docks, earlier than ever before

Friday, March 15, 2024 9:37 am

A historically warm winter meant that the Bates rowing teams could put out their docks and get onto the water earlier than ever before.

Bates receives record number of applications for the Class of 2028

Friday, March 8, 2024 1:30 pm

The incoming class that arrives at Bates College in August will be drawn from the largest applicant pool in the college’s history, totalling 10,029 applications, marking the third straight year of record-high applications to Bates. 

Bates College women’s basketball team reacts to being selected to participate in a NCAA tournament during a watch party in Commons 221 on February 26, 2024. (Theophil Syslo | Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, March 7, 2024 10:11 am

Not much snow, but enough. Lots of winning (there’s never enough, but…

What It Took: A childhood hobby creates community, a fun honors thesis, and me time for Grace Acton ’24

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:00 pm

At high risk for COVID, Grace Acton arrived at Bates during the height of the pandemic. By embracing a childhood hobby of sewing, she found mentors, community, and academic fulfillment.

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