Stories about "COVID-19"
Campus scenes on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.The football team has its first workout on Garcelon Field.
Video: How Bobcats redefine teamwork during the COVID-19 era

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:12 pm

With the fall competition season canceled, these Bobcats focus on what it means to be a team.

Have a seat: How Bates students are finding their favorite outdoor spots

Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:15 pm

With outdoors being the place to be during a beautiful time of year, Bates has busted out the outdoor furniture in a big way. And students love it.

Picture story: What the Bates campus looks like in a pandemic

Friday, September 4, 2020 10:51 am

The Bates campus is alife and kicking — with COVID protocols, of course that create a "different but the same" visual vibe. Take a look.

My COVID-19 test: ‘No brain scraping required’

Friday, August 28, 2020 11:56 am

Bates Communications editorial assistant Ellie Vance '21 talks about her COVID-19 test, including a stop at the eloquently named "snot station."

Day two of a three-day move in featured loads of luggage, spirited greetings, and emotional goodbyes. For a small taste of what we saw, swipe left.Walking on Campus Avenue to her Chu Hall residence, OWL (Orientation Week Leader) Katia Ryan ’23 of Amsterdam, N.Y., swings her arms to express her excitement about returning to campus.Today’s historic student move in was the first of three. Most first-years begin to arrive Wednesday and Thursday.
Slideshow: 164 days after shutdown, Bates students return to campus

Friday, August 28, 2020 10:01 am

Over three days, Bates welcomed back to campus some 1,700 students. There was much less revelry and merrymaking, but a strong sense of purpose as Bates reopens for the first time since March 13.

Underhill Arena, where the college will test members of the Bates community for COVID-19, in the process of being set up on Aug. 17, 2020.Posing for portraits is Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Performance Nick Cooke, who Is running the testing center. He and President Clayton Spencer with Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh take a tour of the facility which is almost but not entirely set up. Testing for employees begins on Aug. 18, 2020.
This is a test: How (and why) Bates will test students for COVID-19 this semester

Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:04 pm

You take a driving test to drive legally. You take the bar exam to be a lawyer. But why, exactly, will Bates test 1,700 students twice weekly for COVID-19 this fall?

‘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.

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."

Pete and Gerry’s Jesse Laflamme ’00 and the scrambled supply chain of eggs during COVID

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:46 am

Last winter, Jesse Laflamme '00 saw nothing to indicate that his organic egg business was on the verge of a radical jump in demand.

King Arthur’s Susan Reid ’79, Borealis’ Jim Amaral ’80 help new bakers go with the dough during COVID

Friday, May 15, 2020 8:02 am

Reid, a longtime staffer at King Arthur Flour, is inspiring (and calming) a wave of new home bakers.

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