Stories about "Student Life"
Bates College graduates 463 in historic virtual Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am

From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.

It fits: A traditional ivy stone for the unique Class of 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020 12:48 pm

"I want our class to be remembered as the Class of 2020, not as the COVID class," says Hazel Simpson '20, who designed the Hathorn-focused ivy stone.

Slideshow: 17 happy, proud, wacky Bobcat portraits

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:17 pm

During their sports photo session, these Bobcats let it all hang out — "the more absurd the better" — celebrating both self and team, creating a spectacle of sports portraiture.

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.

Slideshow: 12 images from the Barlow Off-Campus Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Food, music, play, and unforgettable nature embellish Bates' students formative studies in nations the world 'round.

‘Witness, testimony, and evidence’: Bates students photograph COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:15 am

In their transition to remote learning, Bates photography students found unprecedented opportunity to document the effects of COVID-19 in their home communities.

Slideshow: Photography gives Bates student unique view of semester in Ghana

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:18 pm

“I was able to build relationships with other students, with Ghanaians, with musicians, that I don’t think would have been possible if I hadn’t been pursuing photography.”

For students on campus, ‘it’s all about the comfort food’

Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:51 pm

For those Bates students still on campus, it’s not remotely the same, but familiar foods and faces from Dining Services do help.

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.

Video: Bittersweet notes from Village Club student musicians

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:29 pm

It didn’t replace the feeling of performing on stage before friends and fellow students at Bates. But for these Bates musicians, it still felt good.

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