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Bates Magazine: Spring 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024 10:30 am

The cover story of the new issue of Bates Magazine features extensive interviews with students and alumni to share the history and current impact of Bates Emergency Medical Services, founded by four Bates students in 1995.

Campus Construction Update: July 10, 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 9:07 am

Bates’ recent architectural adventures have emphasized bringing daylight indoors. We’ve seen it in new construction, such as the Bonney Science Center, and in the renovation of such venerable structures as Dana and Chase halls. The current renovation of 96 Campus Avenue extends that theme.

Bates College Board of Trustees elects three new members, effective July 1, 2024

Friday, June 28, 2024 5:15 am

Serving new five-year terms on the Bates College Board of Trustees are Robert Alan “Hob” Brooks Jr. ’02, David M. Marchick P’26, and Natalie Sanchez Rodriguez ’92, P’26.

‘Friend, dad, brother, mentor,’ retired head coach Al Fereshetian dies at age 66

Friday, June 28, 2024 5:01 am

Professor Emeritus of Physical Education Albert M. Fereshetian Jr., affectionately known as “Coach Fresh” during his 26 years as head coach of Bates men’s cross country and track and field, has died at the age of 66.

Six alumni recognized for contributions to Bates and wider world during Reunion 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:16 pm

Six alumni received awards for their contributions to Bates and to the wider world during the Annual Gathering of the Bates College Alumni Association on June 8 during Reunion.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Friday, June 7, 2024 8:48 am

This has been a month of firsts and lasts, of beginnings and…

Campus Construction Update: June 7, 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:18 am

Others may eagerly anticipate beach trips, camping, cookouts, etc., but for Campus Construction Update summer means just one thing: facility projects at Bates.

APPROVED, Alan Wang ’24 on College Street in front to Parker Hall where covered bus stop will be built on lawn behind him. 11/13/2023 16:25:54 Transportation for Bates 5075817683 Student Better Bus Stop for Bates The MaineDOT is planning on implementing a commuter bus line between Lewiston and Portland. The bus line is set to terminate at Bates near Underhill Arena. However, the bus stop might not be pleasant and intuitive to use. Study from University of Minnesota show that bus stop amenities have a direct relationship with rider's perceived waiting time; having a bench can reduce the perceived waiting time by half compared to a stop without a bench. A well-equipped bus stop can entice more people to use it, thus reducing Bates' carbon footprint. "A bus shelter costs around $5,500. I want to apply for the full $2,000 grant to ultimately put this money back in the school's pocket, in the form of a well-designed bus shelter. This green fund can be a part of a larger funding package, I'm assuming that MaineDOT and the operator of this bus line will both pitch in to fund this shelter. The bus shelter should protect riders from weather elements, display proper signage and maps, equip with lighting and seating. MaineDOT also recommends installing bike racks and trash cans. The green grant can be used to achieve aspect(s) of the above objectives. " Increase comfort level when using public transportation. Reduce perceived waiting time. Encourage faculties and staff to commute using public transportation, thus reducing GHG emissions and free up parking spots.
A welcoming bus stop and bird-safe windows are among 2024 Green Grant initiatives

Friday, May 31, 2024 1:18 pm

This spring, three of four $2,000 Green Innovation Grants — totalling $8,000 — helped fund or start three new sustainability initiatives at Bates: a bus stop, bird-safe window treatment and recycling signs for residence-hall rooms.

Try not to let the success treadmill ‘obscure the actual living of life,’ Bates seniors told at 158th Commencement

Sunday, May 26, 2024 2:32 pm

One of the nation’s foremost journalists, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, offered three pieces of life advice to the Class of 2024: Be wary of when success becomes a non-stop treadmill, remember much of life depends on what we choose to see, and hold tight to those lifelong friendships forged at Bates.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 3:21 pm

As we enter the home stretch of the academic year, the pace…

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