Stories about "The College"
FAQ: What to expect at the inauguration of Bates College President Garry W. Jenkins

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 10:55 am

Bates will install a new president for only the eighth time in its 168-year history.

Timeline, fun facts, and did-you-knows from past Bates inaugurations

Thursday, October 12, 2023 11:29 am

Here are facts, stories, and did-you-knows from all past Bates presidential inaugurations — plus world and Maine events.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 3:07 pm

Starting with summer, and ending with fall (but it still feels like…

Cole De Magistris ’24, an economics and rhetoric, film, and screen studies double major from Emerson, N.J. He had a purposeful work internship during August 2023 with the Minnesota Vikings training facility in Eagan, Minn. He was photographed here on Aug. 21, 2023. Work: Supporting marketing, fan engagement, and guest services initiatives included with Fan Village, the Vikings’ fan experience program during training camp.
NFL internship more than just fun and games for Cole De Magistris ’24

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:18 pm

An NFL training camp is more than just practices. It’s a huge opportunity to cultivate new fans, which is what Cole De Magistris ’24 was tasked with during his internship with the Minnesota Vikings.

Campus Construction Update: Sept. 15, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 2:12 pm

The renovated Chase Hall is “absolutely fantastic and ready to bring students and faculty back,” President Garry Jenkins stated at the building’s reopening on Sept. 7.

At Convocation, an embrace and promise for the Class of 2027: ‘You get to be who you want to be’

Friday, September 8, 2023 10:08 am

From the Bobcat cheers coming from the women’s soccer team to President Garry W. Jenkins’ promise to the Class of 2027 that Bates is a place where “you get to be who you want to be,” the resounding message at Convocation on Sept. 5 was that Bates is a community centered on caring and kindness. 

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day with the Class of 2027

Friday, September 8, 2023 9:01 am

Friendly and efficient, the Bates community turned out on Opening Day, Aug. 31, to help the members of the Class of 2027 get settled in their campus residences.

The brand new Bates Food Truck arrives at the Commons lock midday on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. It will take about two weeks before it is up and running. Exterior design by Olivia Orr of the Bates Communications Office. Todd McCollough and John Lajoie left Wednesday from South Bend, Ind., where they picked up the truck and drove 11,160 miles to Lewiston, Maine. Lajoie drove and McCollough was the co-pilot and navigator. They were met at Commons by colleagues, including and Chrstine Schwartz, Cheryl Lacy. Other students and staff who passed by stepped into the truck’s interior at Schwartz’s invitation to check it out. Three students inside the truck, from left to right are sophomores Lucas Jordan, Adrian Allannic, and Ethan Rayburn. Allannic said: “It’s beautiful. I am very excited to see what’s coming out of here.” Student alone in truck is Owen Chang.
From A to Z, here’s what’s new at Bates for 2023–24

Friday, September 1, 2023 1:40 pm

Some things are new, some old things have been updated, and others have been moved, renamed, or remixed — but it’s all still Bates!

‘They’re problem solvers’: Facts, figures, talents, and tidbits about the Class of 2027

Friday, September 1, 2023 12:37 pm

The newest Bates class, 509 students strong, is filled with examples of engagement and action. "They’re problem solvers,” says Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger. Sometimes quite literally.

Campus Construction Update: Summing up summer 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023 9:24 am

The weekly BatesNews email has been on hiatus since June, but Campus Construction Update has chugged along, capturing a season of high intensity on the Bates facilities front.

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