Stories about "Student Life"
Q&A: Commencement senior speaker learned to plant seeds of her own confidence

Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:05 pm

Senior speaker at Commencement on Sunday, Teresa Chico '22 talks about her experience as a first-gen student, how she's like a certain plant, and why she claps really loud when a cup is dropped in Commons.

Spring at Bates (No. 2): It’s Commencement, time for the annual annual plantings around campus

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:46 pm

Aided by seniors keen on making the campus look great for their graduation, the Bates grounds crew plants annuals here and there, including an iconic Commencement location.

How Bates is ‘moving the needle’ on the gender gap in economics

Friday, May 20, 2022 1:37 pm

A visit by White House economist Cecilia Rouse underscores work by Bates economics students and faculty to bring women into a historically male-dominated field.

The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 4:04 pm

The true joys of spring arrive as April slides into May and...

Video: Noah Pott ’22 and the romance between theater and music

Friday, April 1, 2022 9:30 am

Noah Pott '22 believes in the power of collaboration, as he makes a habit of directing — from a capella choir, to a musical, to a live orchestra.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 11:54 am

Anticipation for spring metamorphosis builds in March as we edge closer to...

U.S. Rep. Jared Golden ’11 (D-Maine) lights the Winter Carnival torch brandished by Charlie Gainey '24 of Portola Valley, Calif. The torch seemed a little less ornate this year, more of a fuel-soaked rag wrapped around an ax handle. But it got the job done. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Video: Scenes (and behind the scenes) of Puddle Jump 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022 9:00 am

Within vaunted traditions there are always new wrinkles. Take the Bates tradition of the Maine governor lighting a torch to kick off Winter Carnival

Video: Ski area takeover is ‘part of going to college in Maine’

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:07 pm

Despite temperatures dipping into the single digits above zero, some 500 Bates students flocked to a local ski area for a takeover night.

Picture story: After a year’s hiatus, a gleeful return for the Puddle Jump

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 3:49 pm

The pandemic showed us how quickly beloved traditions, silly or significant, can be disrupted. Hence the unbounded glee during this year's Puddle Jump — the Return!

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