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7–8pm | MLK Day Spoken Word Festival Presentation: The Multifaith Chaplaincy convenes an evening of powerful words and uplifting songs to celebrate the many voices of the movement that propelled Martin Luther King Jr. We will hear from poets, spoken word artists, and musicians, including original works by students, faculty, and the evening’s special guest, Maya Williams, poet laureate of Portland, Maine. Jakob Adler ’24, Aidan Richmond ’24, and Jerry Brogan, Prelude Ian-Khara Ellasante, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, poetry; Alexandra Nevarez ’24, poetry; Caroline McCarthy ’26, poetry; Ahmednoor Hassan ’27, poetry; Bora Laguna ’25, poetry; Raymond Clothier, associate mutlifaith chaplain; Brittany Longsdorf, multifaith chaplain.
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Friday, February 2, 2024 4:51 am

The past month featured a fierce storm and the usual January snow, but also a thought-provoking Bates MLK Day keynote and several stirring art installations and exhibits. Plus a big Bates' win over Colby in men's basketball.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:04 am

In the last 30 days, we’ve photographed on and off campus, switched from daylight savings to standard time, and adjusted to the arrival of winter in Maine. Bates business as usual, right? Of course, there’s no such thing, as each season and time has its own rhythm and particulars.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023 11:44 am

What began with warmth and optimism in early October ended with a tragedy in our home city of Lewiston. Bates and Lewiston have responded with strength and hope, realizing there’s a long road ahead.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 3:07 pm

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

Bates Dance Festival faculty member and choreographer Duane Lee Holland Jr. leads a Hip Hop Class in the Gray Athletic Building. He is joined by BDF faculty member Akili Jamal Haynes, aka Chibuzo Dunun, a composer and multi-instrumentalist (who is shown dancing with his guitar). Bates student Lucy Whitelam ’26 (she/hers) of Reading, Mass., is taking the class. She’s shown wearing her black “Be Nice” t-shirt). It’s a combined class of Hip Hop and Modern, joined into one because of a COVID outbreak within the BDF community. After warming up, the dancers began rehearsing a series of movements that referenced a football play running with a ball and making a pass.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2023 5:51 pm

Bates had a stormy, special summer: Groundbreaking research, campus renovations, Admission Visit Days, and student internship experiences, all in This Summer at Bates.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023 12:25 pm

June was full of rekindling: alumni pouring onto campus for Reunion, Bates' Employee Enrichment Week, and a new outdoor gear-lending library co-founded by Hallie Herz '11 — all in This Month at Bates.

The Bates Bobcat (played by BCO writer Freddie Wright) tours Lake Andrews and the historic Quad with BCO designer Kirsten Burns. On left, in brown shirt, William Spencer Orto Symmans ’23, whose neuroscience thesis is titled “ A Data-Drive Taxonomy of Olfactory System Principal Neurons.” On right, in striped shirt, Evan Koch ’23, whose neuroscience thesis (adviser: Jason Castro) is titled “A Comparative Analysis of Gene Expression in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex of Autistic Individuals Across Age and Sex.”
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Monday, June 5, 2023 4:02 pm

As we slide into summer, we pause to share various moments from the month of May.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023 3:18 pm

From the softball field to the stars, students are stretching their competitive and creative muscles, as Short Term takes off. This edition of This Month at Bates is a time for reflection and anticipation, as we draw closer to Commencement.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:47 am

Spring is a time of rebirth. With that in mind, we've included a newborn in this latest edition of This Month at Bates, a collection of images filled with signs of resilience, community, creativity, and spirit. We hope that there's something for everyone on our latest visual menu.

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Thursday, March 9, 2023 4:14 pm

Snapshots from February: snow (and so much of it!), sports, and stages big and small, presenting everything from plays to a president-elect.

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