Stories about "The College"
‘We got you. We got each other:’ Words of encouragement to the Class of 2020, from a millennial professor

Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:01 am

Take it from millennials and a multitude of Black authors, writes English professor Therí A. Pickens: Class of 2020, you are not alone.

Announcing the 15 most-viewed Bates stories of 2019–20

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:51 pm

Reflecting a momentous and historic Bates year, here are the 15 most-viewed Bates News stories of the 2019–20 academic year.

Scenes from the Bates Campus on Commencement Day, May 31, 2020. The bobcat statue on the walk to Merrill Gym is outfitted with a coronavirus mask made by Christine McDowell's crew in Pettigrew Hall.
Bates announces plan to resume on-campus education for fall 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:06 pm

President Clayton Spencer announced on June 30 that Bates will invite students to return to campus for the fall semester. By planning for an in-person semester, she wrote, is the best path forward to support students' "forward momentum." Based on exhaustive consultation, the fall plan will require "broad commitment across the campus community."

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

Campus Construction Update: June 26, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:54 pm

After a 22-month closure for exterior restoration, including 13 months behind a...

Images from the topping off event on May 16, 2020, at the Bonney Science Center, featuring the final major piece of structural steel being installed on the building. In keeping with tradition, a small spruce tree was attached to the beam fluttered plus a Bates banner and the American flag. The beam has the signatures of Bates participants and members of the Consigli construction crew.Participants: Michael W. Bonney ’80, P’09, P’12, P’15Alison Grott Bonney ’80, P’09, P’12, P’15Sarah R. Pearson ’75, Vice President for College AdvancementA. Clayton Spencer, PresidentChris Streifel, Facilities Services Project ManagerGeoff Swift, Vice President for Finance and Administration and TreasurerPam Wichroski, Director of Capital Planning and ConstructionDave Thomas, Consigli Construction Michael Hinchcliffe, Payette Architecture Firm Bob Schaeffner, Payette Architecture Firm
Campus Construction Update: June 19, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020 8:08 am

A topping-off ceremony at the Bonney Science Center marks the end of structural construction.

My Last Year of Teaching: Jane Costlow’s departure prompts reflections on past, present, and future

Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:17 am

It was the Tuesday after Commencement, and Jane Costlow paced around her Hedge Hall office, up to her elbows in books, boxes, papers, and assorted memorabilia.

Items from the Bates artifacts collection, 1860s to 2011.See: bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC098.htmlIncluding: peace pipe used during class day; banners;Cornet used by Levi Washington Ballard who organized the Maine State Seminary Band; conk found by Outing Club; Paperweight with drawing of a scene from Bates vs Bowdoin football game of Oct. 29, 1898 showing William A. Saunders '99 with the ball and a score of Bates 6 and Bowdoin; nurse pin; shaving set; white cane used by President Phillips.
From the Archives: Bates nurses, Julia Child, and a German ace

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:52 pm

Historical items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collection Library and elsewhere.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:44 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions, struggles and reflections, but...

Current affairs: Student programmers simplify electricity management

Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:11 am

In a special Digital and Computational Studies project, three seniors join EcoReps to improve how Bates measures campus electrical use.

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