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Outing Club strives for backcountry safety

Outing Club strives for backcountry safety

Grace Pezzella

February 6, 2013

If you have ever been to an Outing Club meeting, chances are you heard someone make a joke about purchasing avalanche beacons. For almost a year, the club argued over the merits of providing backcountry safety equipment. Would people use it? Who should be able to use it? Is the price of renting higher ...

Multifaith chaplin Bill Blaine-Wallace retires

Multifaith chaplin Bill Blaine-Wallace retires

Grace Pezzella

January 30, 2013

Bill Blaine-Wallace taught Bates College that, among other things, sadness is an acceptable emotion. As the Multifaith Chaplain announced his pending retirement late last week, his lesson held a lot of credence. After what he described as “seven amazing and life-giving years” at the college, Bla...

MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

Grace Pezzella

January 16, 2013

Each year for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Bates College celebrates with a series of events and workshops centered on a connecting theme. This year, the theme is Debt and Inequality: The Relevance of King’s Forgotten Economic Message. Beginning this Sunday and lasting through Monday, Bates will host feature films, workshops, and performances by Sankofa, as well as t...

Faculty meeting kicks off new semester

Faculty meeting kicks off new semester

Grace Pezzella

January 16, 2013

The beginning of the new semester brought the first faculty meeting of 2013. Held on the first Monday of every month, faculty meetings are a forum in which members of the voting faculty and some members of the Bates community can discuss important departmental and school-wide issues. "Voting faculty" ...

In Memoriam Troy Pappas ’16

In Memoriam Troy Pappas ’16

Grace Pezzella

October 31, 2012

On a weekend in early October, a tragic accident left a void in the Bates community. Troy Pappas passed away, taking with him a mélange of qualities that made him at once unique and a very fitting member of the student body. A first-year student, Troy’s time at Bates ended prematurely, cutting relations...

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