Stories about "COVID-19"
What It Took: A childhood hobby creates community, a fun honors thesis, and me time for Grace Acton ’24

Friday, March 1, 2024 1:00 pm

At high risk for COVID, Grace Acton arrived at Bates during the height of the pandemic. By embracing a childhood hobby of sewing, she found mentors, community, and academic fulfillment.

COVID-19 income-support programs save lives, says Bates economics professor

Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:13 am

Massive income-support programs during the pandemic have been more than just a shot in the arm for the world’s economies, says Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Abraham Asfaw.

Video: Billy Lahart ’21 will never look at 2020–21 as a loss

Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:18 pm

For Lahart, varied college endeavors have combined to create a winning whole. Bates is where "you can embrace and live out our school motto, Amore ac Studio, 'With Ardor and Devotion.'"

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Bates’ Jason Fein named athletics director of the year

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:39 pm

In a year in which the pandemic stopped NESCAC sports, Fein and his team found creative ways to maintain team identities, create positive student experiences, and make a major contribution to Bates' successful COVID testing program.

Metro riders wear masks in Qingdao, China, in November 2020. (Photograph by Gauthier Delecroix)
Bates professor’s paper foretold growing risk of racism toward Asian Americans

Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:06 pm

One year ago, as the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Assistant Professor of Economics Leshui He and colleagues in China called attention to a growing threat of discrimination faced by Asian people worldwide.

One year after it was dedicated on New Year's Eve 2019, Lewiston-born and internationally recognized artist Charlie Hewitt’s 30-foot long aluminum sculpture continues to shine brightly on the side of Bates Mill No. 5 on Main Street, where it's framed by holiday lights on nearby Lincoln Street.We remain hopeful, joining Hewitt in his wish that the sign remain lit “24/7 for years to come.” Here's to a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year for all.
Slideshow: A year of COVID, from sudden shutdown to hopeful reopening

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:56 pm

It's been one year since the pandemic shut the campus. Take a look at this photo-driven review of what's happened since.

Bates loans pivotal COVID-19 storage freezers to local hospitals

Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:01 pm

In the life-and-death battle against the pandemic, Bates professors donate pivotal COVID-19 vaccine storage freezers to two Maine hospitals.

Despite no games, first-year Bobcats still win big with teamwork and belonging

Friday, December 11, 2020 10:33 am

Not one sports contest was played this fall. But teamwork was undiminished — especially how student-athletes helped bring new students into the Bobcat fold.

Bates Dining Services keeps the magic alive ‘until we can dine together again’

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:17 am

In big and small ways during trying times, Bates Dining Services works to sustain what students love about Bates dining.

Video: An ‘exquisite joy’ as spring teams enjoy fall practices with coaches

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:05 am

"Just being out on the field in any capacity has been honestly fantastic," says a Bates first-year athlete, referring to new NESCAC guidelines.

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