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Dr. Lori Banks, Assistant Professor of Biology was named one of the 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America.

Dr. Lori Banks Named One of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor April 21, 2021

Before she was Dr. Banks, assistant professor of biology at Bates, she was a fourth-grader captivated by an experiment at a material science lab at the Boeing Company where her parents worked. A rubber...

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

Bates Virologist Lori Banks Addresses Common COVID-19 Misconceptions

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing 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...

OMT Offers Opportunities for Wellness

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing 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...

New STI Testing Kits on Campus

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing 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...

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Bates Gets the Flu

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing 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....

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...

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.”...

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