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Letter to the Editor: Support Open Dialogue on Israel/Palestine

Steve Hoad '72 May 14, 2021

As a Bates alum, I write to support some open dialogue about the situation in Palestine and Israel today. My long study of history, and reading plus speaking with people on each side of the situation has...

83% Of Students Received the Pfizer Vaccine

83% Of Students Received the Pfizer Vaccine

Elizabeth LaCroix and Sacha Feldberg May 12, 2021

Bates students are getting the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following in step with the rest of the nation as it continues to move towards a post-pandemic world.  “To me, it didn't...

Bates Mandates Vaccination For the Fall Semester

Bates Mandates Vaccination For the Fall Semester

Max Devon, Assistant Design Editor May 12, 2021

Bates will require all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus for the upcoming fall semester, Dean of Students Josh McIntosh wrote in an email to the student body.  “The...

Students Gather to Defund and Disarm Campus Safety

Students Gather to Defund and Disarm Campus Safety

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

More than 100 students gathered outside Lane Hall on Friday to protest Campus Safety’s policies. The rally, which was promoted and facilitated by the Bates Restorative and Transformative Justice Coalition...

Deon Custard ‘21 directed

Deon’s “Twelfth Night” Dazzles Audience

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor May 12, 2021

When going to a Shakespeare play, one may expect to be hushed early on and to remain in one’s seat — at least the plays I have been to. What one may not expect when waiting for the show to begin is...

Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki directed a virtual staging of his show

Andrucki Bids Farewell to Bates with “Class Notes”

Olivia Dimond, Assistant Arts & Leisure Editor May 12, 2021

After forty-five years of teaching at Bates, Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater Martin Andrucki will retire at the end of the year. A founding professor of the Theater Department (then the Department...

At Journey’s End: A Year In Review

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor May 12, 2021

With every start of a journey, there is always an end. As there are only two weeks left in the semester, we are all rapidly approaching that end. Recently, I have found myself in a swarm of conflicting...

Students Think I am Safety When I Drive Around Campus — This is what I See

Students Think I am Safety When I Drive Around Campus — This is what I See

Sadie Basila, Copy Editor May 12, 2021

I drive a silver SUV. It looks almost exactly like a Campus Safety car. Of course, I don’t have the red letters (by the way, how much did they spend on getting those new ones that say safety instead...

Ashka Jhaveri '22, left, and Amalia Herren-Lage '22 led the Harward Center’s effort to maximize student voting participation through Bates Votes, a non-partisan initiative. Their work resulted in more than 800 new voter registrations among Bates students.

Bates Named ‘Voter Friendly Campus’

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

For the first time in its history, Bates has received the ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation from the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project,...

Commons seeks to support the local food system through sourcing from local producers and supporting campus sustainability initatives such as the Bates Garden and Pollinaotr Project.

Commons’ Local Night and Pollinator Project Aim to Support Local Food Systems

Fernando Rojas May 12, 2021

Local Night On Wednesday, May 12, Commons will feature Local Night – an opportunity to highlight the Maine products typically served in the Bates dining hall. This is an opportunity for students to...

Photos: Students Express Frustration with Campus Safety, Administration through Chalk Art, Graffitti

George Natsis and Vanessa Paolella May 5, 2021

Some students are calling on the administration to reform or abolish Campus Safety following a year of tense interactions between officers and students.  In March, an officer tackled and handcuffed...

Bates Outing Club Members celebrated the centennial of the club last year.

Outdoors and Culture: Update on Bates Outing Club

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor May 5, 2021

After a year in which Bates has been reckoning with its own problematic past, Bates clubs have been reckoning with theirs too. One such club is none other than the Bates Outing Club (BOC).  Over the...

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