Stories about "The College"
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:19 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions. It's our pleasure to share them with you.

Campus Construction Update: June 7, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:03 pm

The next big objective in the construction of the Bonney Science Center will be the setting of piles, dozens or hundreds of them, to support the building’s foundation.

Summer at the Bates museum: Watercolor master Hardy, seldom-seen art from collection

Monday, June 3, 2019 10:27 am

In ‘DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor,’ five decades’ worth of paintings by one of Maine’s foremost watercolorists are on display at the Bates art museum this summer.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Picture story: Baccalaureate 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49 am

Photographs from Baccalaureate 2019: an afternoon of reflection and celebration, of song and dance — a time to remember, rejoice, and give thanks.

21 years later, a Bates father and soon-to-graduate son re-enact a favorite family photo

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:25 am

Twenty-one years later, on the eve of Commencement, a Bates father and son re-enact a favorite family photo from October 1998.

2019 Baccalaureate:Saturday May 25, 20192:00 p.m.Historic Quad Francisco "Franky" Urueta of Facility Services delivered the Baccalaureate Address.Baccalaureate is a gathering of graduating seniors and their families and friends to celebrate the journey through Bates and beyond. The service speaks through the languages of many religions and spiritualities, and celebrates with poetry, music, dance, and reflection.Seniors process into the service in their gowns, and all friends and family are welcome to attend. Seating is first-come, first-served on folding chairs. The rain site is in Merrill gym. The procession begins at 1:50, with a musical prelude before. Graduates will process and recess through trellises adorned with “blessing tags” bearing well-wishes from parents and guardians. For those who have not mailed in blessing tags, there will be a table and supplies for creating and hanging the tags before the service.
Video: Franky Urueta, famous for fist bumps and kind words, delivers 2019 Baccalaureate Address

Friday, May 31, 2019 9:11 am

Elected to speak by the Class of 2019, Urueta is a well-known Bates custodian, always greeting students with a kind word and his signature fist bumps.

From folks on the front lines, Short Term students learn about sea level rise

Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30 pm

For a Short Term course new in 2019, professors Lynne Lewis and Francis Eanes brought students to the front lines of the battle against rising seas.

Slideshow: Commencement 2019 moments from 7:36 a.m. to 12:12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Moment by moment, see the Class of 2019 graduate — with the people who got them there by their side.

Commencement 2019: Scientists must ‘rebuild public trust’ in their work, says CRISPR pioneer

Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:16 pm

It's up to scientists to address public’s loss of faith in science, gene-editing pioneer tells the 2019 Commencement gathering.

What to expect when you’re expecting Commencement 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:40 am

Class of 2019 by the numbers, historical Commencement facts, and livestream information for Sunday's big event.

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