Stories about "The College"
Dana Hall re-opens to the Bates community on Monday, Aug. 29 from 2-4 pm for light refreshments and a chance to celebrate its renovation.The renovation of Dana is an important part of both our revitalization of STEM at Bates and creating new flexible classrooms for all - this is truly an all-campus building. You’ll see new student spaces throughout the building, teaching labs on the first and third floors, and three new flexible classrooms on the second floor. Core facilities and accessibility have been improved as well. We are excited about the impact these spaces will have on teaching and learning in the decades to come. We are looking forward to sharing Dana with you and to celebrate the work of the many Bates employees and our partners who made this renovation possible.
Campus Construction Update: Sept. 22, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:47 am

After a renovation that redefined Dana Hall’s role in Bates science education, the building reopened with an Aug. 29 celebration. Also: an abyss in Chase Hall!

Move-In Day scenes on Aug. 31, 2022, as members of the Class of 2026 arrive on campus with their families.OWLS Linnea Selendy ’23 and Eva Wu ’25 greet arriving students and their families as they pull up in their vehicles on the Alumni Walk side of Commons.
Video: Experience the first week for the Class of 2026 in two minutes

Friday, September 9, 2022 11:55 am

It’s been a whirlwind of firsts for the first-year Class of 2026,...

‘Your footprints are the only road,’ and other advice to the Class of 2026 at Convocation

Friday, September 9, 2022 10:26 am

Paths can get us to the right place at the right time. But they can also confine us, said Professor of Economics Daniel Riera-Crichton, who delivered the Convocation address on Sept. 6, asking the Class of 2026 to create their own route through Bates.

Slideshow: Hour by hour on Opening Day with the Class of 2026

Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:31 am

Opening Day for the 520 members of the Class of 2026 on Aug. 31 dawned cloudy and rainy and ended sunny and warm. Nuff said!

Welcome, and welcome back, to BatesNews for 2022–23

Friday, August 26, 2022 3:07 pm

A special welcome to parents, students, and families of the incoming Class of 2026, who are receiving BatesNews for the first time.

A “fruit-full” summer internship can look like…Eli Boesch-Dining ’23 is an environmental studies major from Concord, N.H., and he’s working as a Purposeful Work summer intern at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association in Unity, Maine.Part of his @mofga job looks a little like this: thinning fruit in the apple trees, of which the orchard is home to over 340 varieties.Under the watchful eye of Laura Sieger, MOFGA’s orchard coordinator, Boesch-Dining determines which unripe fruits to cut from the branches, which helps alleviate pest problems like apple maggots and apple tree borers, and helps the tree determine which fruits should get more auxin, a phytohormone for fruit development.“This is only my second or third day thinning apples, so I'm by no means an expert,” says Boesch-Dining. “I think leaving one every eight inches or so is what we do.”
Bates has talent: Facts, trends, and mad skills of the Class of 2026

Friday, August 26, 2022 1:09 pm

Need your car cleaned up? Some seafood? A game of chess? We've got a first-year Bates student for you.

Exceeding goal, Bates College successfully ends record-setting campaign with gifts of $345.7 million

Friday, August 26, 2022 8:48 am

“We owe the success of the Bates Campaign to the exceptional generosity of our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students,” said President Clayton Spencer. “Today, we are better resourced and equipped to broaden access to a Bates education."

‘It’s togetherness’: Bates prepares to welcome the incoming Class of 2026

Friday, August 26, 2022 8:44 am

The rising hum on campus is a reminder of the promise of a new school year. “The togetherness,” says Ashley Pomelow, a custodial supervisor for Facility Services.

Bates photography exclusively featured in special issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, August 22, 2022 3:13 pm

The Chronicle of Higher Education, the preeminent U.S. higher ed publication, features Bates College photography exclusively for its 2022–23 Almanac issue.

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