Stories about "Student Life"
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:57 pm

October means fall foliage. And more foliage. That’s what the camera likes, anyway. But there's so much more going on beyond the leaves.

"This message is more than just three words. To grow, evolve, and transform means to accept and embrace the path you were meant to be on in order to grow as an individual and change the world around you."Thank you for this opportunity! I hope this can reach people. Let me know if you need anything else. “Sincerely,Elena Valle ’25 of Damascus, Md.Join us for Free Press on Friday, October 1st from 3:00pm-5:00pm outside of the Benjamin Mays Center.Printmaking at Free Press involves rolling ink out onto stamps carved by a variety of talented Bates artists and using those stamps to make designs on the canvas of your choice. We’ll provide limited quantities of paper, fabric masks, and canvas tote bags to print on, you bring whatever else is in need of artistic embellishment (t-shirts? jean jackets? your roommate’s bedspread?). No prior art experience or skill is necessary—we’ll have artists there to guide you through the printmaking process.
Free Press: printmaking and social justice amidst peppy pop music

Friday, October 8, 2021 11:43 am

Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center, students traded compliments and encouragement — all the while creating social justice prints — as the Bates "Stringfellows" held their third Free Press printmaking event.

18 items in the Bates library’s lost and found on Sept. 29, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 3:48 pm

A warm stretch of early fall weather here on campus might explain a couple things about the status of Ladd Library Lost and Found on Sept. 29. 

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:08 pm

September's "it's-still-summer" warmth charmed us as we head deeper into the new school year, with lots of chances spend time alone and together.

Images of Bates faculty and students from the 1800s focusing on those with beards and moustaches. Images sources from yearbooks of the era in Muskie Archives and Special Collections LibraryThomas Singer, Class of 1890
Slideshow: 11 great beards and mustaches of 19th-century Bates

Friday, September 24, 2021 2:29 pm

Beards, mustaches, and sideburns were all the rage at Bates in the late 1800s.

Stella Younkin ’24 of East Greenwich, R.I., reads on the Library Terrace for the course “Lives in Place” taught by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Tyler Harper.“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!”― Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice"Ellory Kearns '24 of Steamboat Springs, Colo., reads Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" on the stops of Coram Library for a course called "Jane Austen: Then and Now" taught by Professor of English Lillian Nayder.Swipe left to see a few scenes of other students reading — and writing — this afternoon throughout campus.
Slideshow: A walk around campus to see what students are studying

Monday, September 13, 2021 4:10 pm

Join us as we take a walk around campus to photograph students and ask what they're up to on a dazzling September afternoon.

Video: Exploring, connecting, and a new definition of ‘outdoors’ for Bates AESOP

Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:44 pm

New-student Orientation programs are usually all about the great outdoors — mountains, rivers, and everything in between. This year, the student leaders of the Bates program brainstormed an eclectic array of new trips to broaden the program's appeal.

10 pieces of advice, for all of us, from a wisdom-filled Bates College Convocation

Friday, September 3, 2021 11:53 am

Convocation and Commencement bookend the year with a similar look and feel. Similar, too, in offering sound advice, useful to far more than first years.

Video: ‘Overwhelming, but a good time’ as students welcome students on Bates’ Opening Day

Friday, September 3, 2021 11:29 am

A few Junior Advisors and Residence Coordinators talk about the work to welcome the Class of 2025 and why they do it. "Because my experience as a first-year, being welcomed with open hands, inspired me," says Oliver Barrera '22.

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