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Bates Virologist Lori Banks Addresses Common COVID-19 Misconceptions

Assistant Professor of Biology Lori Banks joined the Bates Community in the fall of 2019.

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and our new favorite activity—social distancing—most of our social lives are now confined to social media and the internet. These same platforms, however, make it a lot harder to find reliable resources that are not riddled with fake news about coronavirus. Fortunately,...

OMT Offers Opportunities for Wellness

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor

March 11, 2020

This January, Bates Health Services has started a transition towards a different kind of healthcare: one that incorporates osteopathic manipulative medicine. This is a non-traditional type of medicine where Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.’s) manipulate the musculoskeletal system in order to relieve var...

New STI Testing Kits on Campus

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2020

A new method for testing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been distributed around campus. You can find paper bags containing these kits in Commons, Merrill Gymnasium, the OIE, and residence halls. “This is a way to make STI screening more available and accessible to students outside of Heal...

Bates Gets the Flu

Bates Health Center

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor

January 22, 2020

FULL DISCLOSURE: Madeline Polkinghorn is the Managing News Editor of The Bates Student. At the beginning of finals week, Madeline felt the dreaded symptoms of extreme fatigue, a bad cough, and nausea. Like most dedicated Bates students, she attempted to ignore her symptoms and tried to push through ...

Juan Poveda: The New Spanish Foreign Language Learning Associate

November 6, 2019

As of this fall, Juan Poveda is the newest Foreign Language Learning Associate in the Spanish department. I am a freshman student,” he says with a laugh when we sat down to have our conversation. His job as a Language Associate puts him in charge of the Spanish 201 and 202 Discussion sections, as...

Seroy Presents Research on Phenotypic Plasticity in Changing Ocean

October 2, 2019

On Sept. 27, Sasha Seroy spoke in front of a mixed crowd of both students and professionals in her seminar on “Phenotypic Plasticity in a Changing Ocean: Integrating Effects from Organisms to Populations.” Seroy is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington and part of a research team at F...

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