Stories about "Voices of 2019"
Video: How Sarah Rothmann ’19 learned to take a ‘step beyond’

Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:41 pm

“I just didn’t want to take any risks,” recalls Rothmann of her first-year mindset. But that sure has changed.

Studio art thesisStudent in blue top and pants with brown pants working on mixed media and figure painting is Flannery Black-Ingersoll '19 of Concord, N.H., a double major in studio art and mathematics;Student in blue coveralls is Daisy Diamond '19 of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. , a studio art major working with art, steel, and fabric.
Video: For Daisy Diamond ’19 and her sculptures, it’s touch and go

Friday, May 3, 2019 12:31 pm

When a viewer is given permission to touch and feel artwork, "it creates a more intimate experience," says Diamond, a studio art major from Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

These 10 Bates students were nominated by their peers to share their stories of joy, discomfort, growth, and at least one octopus. Before their performance in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall today, they posed on stage for a memento. Below, Martin Harrison '17 of Beachwood, Ohio, and Essence Hill '17 of Chicago.The Office of Intercultural Education sponsored this presentation, "Stories From the Dinner Table," and the storytelling sessions that built it. Storyteller Jo Radner served as a coach for the students. She said that all the student storytellers were dealing with difficult topics ("the hard stuff") in an "openhearted way." She said, "It's not the easiest to tell a story about a dilemma you haven't fixed yet."Student Storytellers are: Morgan Leeson '18 (red with blonde hair), oddball out themeChirayu Baral '19 (dark blue oxford shirt), too close for comfort themeEmily Bowen '19 (hair in braids) oddball out themeSarah Frankie Sigman '19 (headband), too close for comfort themeEllie Mata '17 (white sweater), too close for comfort themeEssence Hill '17 (scarf), oddball out themeMary Krathwohl '16 (blue plaid), too close for comfort themeMartin Harrison '17 (red plaid), oddball out themeKatharine Gaillard '19 (yellow skirt), oddball outTeddy Rube '16 (beard), Yikes! theme
Video: Chirayu Baral ’19 treasures ‘humility’ of the Bates faculty

Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:26 pm

Bates "does become a home," says Baral, who has come to treasure his connections to his professors.

Video: Don’t just accept what you’re told, says Carlyle Turner ’19 — ‘challenge it’

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:13 am

A psychology major, Turner talks about the "mental sweat" and professors' guidance needed to gain essential skills for today's world.

Convocation, held at 11 a.m. today on the Historic Quad, “provided Bates with an opportunity to welcome the Class of 2022, to celebrate the opening of the college, and to consider, as a community, our shared goals and hopes for the academic year,” said President Clayton Spencer..Led by the College Mace Bearer Michael Murray, Phillips Processor of Economics, the Convocation procession included President Spencer, Student Body President Walter Washington '19 of Fleetwood, N.Y., and Associate Professor of History Joe Hall..According to Spencer, “the College has resuscitated what was once a Convocation tradition at Bates: asking the outgoing senior class to select a faculty speaker for the incoming freshman class.” In this case, the Class of 2018 chose Hall to address the Class of 2022 -- and the entire Bates community. His talk was titled, “Questions for Bates.”.Immediately following Convocation, members of the Bates community attended a brief tree-planting ceremony, on the Quad behind Carnegie Science, held in memory of those in the Bates community who died during the past year. The ceremony was followed by a lunch will be served on the Library Quad for the college community.
Video: For Walter Washington ’19, “it started with taking an opportunity”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:09 am

An award-winning senior, Washington offers advice to Batesies just starting out.

Video: Kudzaiishe Irene Mapfunde ’19 discovers how students learn from each other

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:14 pm

Psychology major Kudzaiishe Irene Mapfunde ’19 of Harare, Zimbabwe,  discusses the power of place in Ladd Library's Acadademic Resource Commons.