Stories about "Class of 2026"
An inside look at the ‘invention’ of New England with Victoria Wyeth ’01

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:46 pm

In Wasilla, Alaska, this summer, incoming Bates student Karsten Stiner ’26 looked…

Seven inventive door stops on move-in day for the Class of 2026

Friday, September 23, 2022 1:56 pm

Since Bates doors aren't made to be propped open, students have to be inventive on Propped Door Day — err, move-in day.

26 tips to navigate Bates for the members of the Class of 2026

Friday, September 16, 2022 10:21 am

Bates students are always willing to help onboard the newest members of the community. Gathered by Aaliyah Moore '24 of Phoenix, Ariz., are 26 tips for the Class of 2026.

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.