Stories about "The College"
The Bates classes that celebrated 2017 Reunions, including the high-energy 5th Reunion Class of 2012, boosted their Bates Fund giving by 53 percent over 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Gifts to Bates top $27 million in 2016-17, new Bates Fund record set

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:46 pm

The record $6.98 million total for the annual Bates Fund, a priority of The Bates Campaign, is a 7 percent jump.

Christened the Bates Computational Vision Lab, neuroscientist Michelle Greene's new neuroscience lab in Hathorn Hall includes two isolation rooms. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Aug. 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:42 am

At Bates College, two Carnegie Science Hall classrooms are being revamped as settings for the teaching approach called active learning.

Rolls of insulation ready to be wrapped around pipes serving the Den's new HVAC system. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Aug. 4, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:30 pm

An HVAC project nearing completion in Chase Hall will finally unify the building under a single heating technology for the first time in years.

Bobcat Venture Pitch Competition judge Chris Barbin '93 gives first-place winner Ali Rabideau '17 of Natick, Mass., a $9,000 check for her pitch, Herban Works, a line of home products made from medicinal herbs and flowers by at-risk women of the Center for Wisdom's Women in Lewiston. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
The major Bates College stories of 2016–17

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:23 am

It was a year of never-befores and how-about-thats, with a few way-to-goes along the way.

In support of "active learning," Carnegie 339 will lose its tiered seating and lab bench -- and with them its frontward focus -- but will gain whiteboards all around and tables that enable a variety of furniture placement. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 8:07 am

Classrooms in a Bates College science hall are being made over to advance the college's understanding of the pedagogical practice of active learning.

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Crystal Williams appointed associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Boston University

Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:19 am

Since 2013, Williams has served as Bates’ chief diversity officer, associate vice president for strategic initiatives, and professor of English.

It's a wrap: Booths in the Den are protected with plastic sheeting as new heating and air conditioning equipment is installed. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:27 pm

Today's Campus Construction Update focuses on a question of acute importance to folks who spend the summer at Bates College: Why is the Bobcat Den closed?

On a balmy February day, Sadie James ’17 of Avon, Maine, skis her way to the 5K classical win at the Bates Carnival, becoming the first Bates woman in 14 years to win an EISA carnival Nordic race. (Steve Fuller ’82/Flying Point Road)
Relive the top seven Bates sports moments of 2016–17

Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:13 pm

We’ve compiled the top seven sports moments of the 2016–17 Bates College school year. Feel free to add to the list in the comments section.

Bates is a green campus. A plant glistens after a late spring shower. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:30 am

We’ve finally transitioned from spring to summer.

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Q&A: Poet Robert Strong on ‘Bright Advent’ and King Philip’s War

Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:21 pm

A poet and Bates College faculty member, Robert Strong explores the origins of King Philip's War in his latest book, Bright Advent.

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