A Bobcat’s Guide to Online Learning in the Time of Social Distancing

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2020

Up until a few weeks ago, an online campus at Bates was an unheard of prospect. Now, with the outbreak of COVID-19, faculty and students are left with the difficult challenge of finding a virtual alternative to face-to-face interaction. Obviously, with online learning comes the added challenge of accom...

Doug Morency Leaves Bates College

Doug Morency Leaves Bates College

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2020

After serving two years as Director of Security & Campus Safety, Douglass Morency has left Bates College to pursue his new position as Director of Safety & Security for the District of Columbia’s 26 branch Public Library System where he will be overseeing a 40 member armed special police fo...

Seeking Representation in Male-Dominated Spaces: Women in Debate

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2020

It is no secret that debate teams in higher education have struggled with upholding equal representation of women and gender minorities. At Bates this is no exception. With incoming classes, the gender ratio is usually balanced in debate practices; however, after their first year many women decide ...

Are We Running Our Own Show?

November 6, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24 Professor John M. Doris delivered a Philosophy lecture arguing against the notion that humans are free agents when it comes to moral decision making. Doris hails from Cornell University, where he works as a professor at both the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and M...

What is it Like to Be Religious at Bates?

What is it Like to Be Religious at Bates?

November 6, 2019

The transition to Bates can be difficult for people coming from religious backgrounds. It is the first time in your life where you get to decide how you spend your time. Often, this new found freedom can leave students reconsidering the role faith plays in their life. In search of some spiritual f...

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout ‘77 Returns to Bates

October 23, 2019

Photo Credits: Phyllis Graber Jensen/ Bates College On Tuesday Oct. 22, Elizabeth Strout ’77 returned to Bates to talk about her latest book: Olive, Again. That evening, fans poured into Olin Concert Hall, buzzing with anticipation. Upon entering, each attendant received a free, signed copy of Strout’s ...

Meet the Bates Yoga Kula Instructors

October 2, 2019

Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, chances are likely that you’ll find yourself in downward dog in a yoga class at one point in your time as a student at Bates. For years, yoga has been one of the most common ways for Batesies to fulfill the Physical Education requirement for graduation. As Bate...

Goldman Sachs Comes to Bates

May 1, 2019

Many consider Goldman Sachs to be the most powerful and influential investment banking company in the US, if not the world. The multinational company as of 2018 has a revenue of $36.62 billion, has $1.542 trillion assets under management, and employs around 36,600 people. On Saturday, April 27, six...

“Strong People Don’t Need a Strong Leader”

“Strong People Don’t Need a Strong Leader”

April 3, 2019

Dr. Barbara Ransby’s MLK Day Keynote After a snow delay prevented her from coming on MLK Day, historian and scholar activist Dr. Barbara Ransby of Illinois University came to Bates on March 25th to deliver her keynote speech, “Intersectional Feminist Praxis in the Black Freedom Movement from Ella B...

Street Explains the Difference Between “Me” and “Not Me”

April 3, 2019

On Thursday March 28th, Dr. Sharon Street of New York University came to campus to give a talk on metaethics, titled: “On Recognizing Oneself in Others: A Meditation-Based Response to Mackie’s Argument from Queerness.” In her talk, Street gleaned insights from Eastern Meditative traditions t...

Ryan, ‘86, Gives Scoop on Life After Bates

March 20, 2019

As college tuitions are at an all time high, many students both at Bates and abroad are forced to ask themselves when applying to colleges what they intend on doing with a liberal arts degree or a humanities major. Many high school and college students worry that they won’t be able to make a retur...

“Malarkey!” The Consequences of Charter Schools

February 13, 2019

On Thursday Jan. 31, John Kosinski, the Government Relations Director for Maine’s Education Association (MEA) gave a talk about the current state of “malarkey” in Maine regarding charter schools. His talk in particular focused on the need to recognize that charter schools are in fact private rat...