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Bates College announces goal to add eight new permanent faculty positions

Monday, January 23, 2023 1:03 pm

Expanding the Bates faculty “is a matter of central importance to the strength and vitality of our academic program,” said Malcolm Hill, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 19, 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 8:57 am

A sophisticated, highly virtuous wood product plays a (literally) central role in the Chase Hall renovation.

Professor Emeritus of English Lewis A. Turlish dies at age 80

Friday, January 13, 2023 12:02 pm

A member of the faculty from 1969 until 2008, Turlish was praised as a consummate teacher whose classroom style was “gracious, generous, witty."

Leana E. Amáez to join Bates College as vice president for equity and inclusion 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 8:58 am

Leana Amáez, who joins Bates on Feb. 27, 2023, is a seasoned equity and inclusion leader and longtime advocate for underrepresented populations. “I am thrilled to welcome Leana to Bates to lead our work in equity and inclusion — work that is central to our mission and to the success and well-being of every member of our community,” said Bates President Clayton Spencer.

“Peace begins with us.”That was the theme of this year’s United World College Day that a group of Davis United World Scholars at Bates celebrated by gathering with staff from the Center for Global Education in front of Roger Williams Hall. UWC Day is the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, which takes place on Sept. 21 every year, to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide, including students and staff at UWC schools and colleges, national committees, UWC alumni and friends. Associate Dean for International Student Programs James Reese likes to recognize the day at Bates with a photograph and gathering.The spirit of friendship was in the air as students broke up from their large group to exchange hugs and words with classmates. Newcomers Rosina Makwabe ’26 of Arusha, Tanzania, and Verina Chatata ’26 of Blantyre, Malawi, who met at Bates, laughed and hugged. “I’m happy to have a friend,” Makwabe said.A $5 million scholarship gift to Bates College has expanded access for talented international students who come to Bates from the highly respected secondary schools of the United World Colleges movement.The gift, from Jonathan Blair Frank ‘89 and Tena Fishman Frank ’89, provides need-based financial aid for UWC students at Bates under the Davis United World College Scholars Program.The world’s largest international undergraduate scholarship initiative, the Davis UWC Scholars Program is dedicated to bringing together “promising students from diverse cultures and supporting their undergraduate educations at selected American colleges and universities…to create greater international understanding among the world’s future decision makers.”Bates is among 99 U.S. colleges and universities that have partnered with the Davis UWC Scholars Program, which helps provide college access to 3,800 students from 165 nations.(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)Yvonne Chu ’25 of Changzhou, China, with Alan Wang ’24 of Henan, China
Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022 9:16 am

This end-of-the-year list — a tradition now in its ninth year — gathers our photographer's favorite images, both stills and video, that capture their own magic moments of 2022.

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 13, 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:14 am

That gobsmacking gulf that demolition crews created behind the back wall of Chase Hall Lounge is void no longer, as steelworkers have erected the support structure for the new central stair.

The 10 most-viewed BatesNews stories of 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:13 pm

As the year ticks to a close, here’s a top-10 countdown of the 2022 BatesNews stories with the most views, plus the average time readers spent on each story.

Q&A: ‘It’s a skill’ — Lindsey Hamilton ’05 explains the ins and outs of inclusive teaching and learning

Friday, November 18, 2022 11:32 am

A nationally regarded expert in the field of inclusive teaching, Hamilton is the inaugural director of the college’s new Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning. "The field of teaching is backed up with scholarship and evidence just like any other discipline. We can improve it but we just have to do things that we know work.”

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 12:43 pm

In no particular order, here are 10 words that explain why October, the 10th month, is so awesome at Bates.

Campus Construction Update: Oct. 27, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 8:35 am

Now that the demo and abatement days are done at Chase Hall, the renovation is taking a new direction. “We’ve transitioned from being reactive to being proactive,” says Project Manager Kristi Mynhier.

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