Last Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Bates College Student Government (BCSG) welcomed Bates Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer Geoffrey Swift to their first meeting of the winter semester to discuss the bane of Bates–the rising cost of tuition. While this is an issue affecting just about every institution of higher education, few colleges […]
On Jan. 17-18 the Bates Nor- dic Ski teams kicked off the competitive season with the Harvard Carnival held in Craftsbury, Vt. The Bobcats placed sixth out of 15 teams with a combined Nordic and Alpine score of 420 points. The Harvard Carnival was originally supposed to take place at the Dublin XC Ski Center […]
The Men’s and Women’s Squash teams opened the 2019-20 season this past week with mixed results; the women won against both Bowdoin (7-2) and Vassar (9-0), however the men lost a tight match at Bowdoin (5-4), dropping their previously held 29-match winning streak against the Polar Bears. The next day, the men’s team came back […]
Renowned sculptor and performer Vanessa German visits Bates, installs art exhibit On Oct. 25, Vanessa German celebrated the opening of her art installation Miracles and Glory Abound in the Bates Museum of Art with a performance for students, staff, faculty and community members. German held the audience in thrall as she began her opening performance. […]
Due to an increase in recycling standards, much of Bates’ recycling is getting rejected, instead going into Maine’s landfills. As a result, Facility Services is considering removing recycling from troublesome dorms to combat the problem. This news has sparked increased efforts by the EcoReps, Bates’ student sustainability group, led by Director of Sustainability Tom Twist. […]
Sixty-nine Bates athletes and one staff member raised a combined $21,916 for the 2019 Dempsey Challenge, winning the College Cup. The Dempsey Challenge is an annual fundraising event that supports the Dempsey Center. Founded by Lewiston-native Patrick Dempsey, this organization assists cancer patients and their families at no charge, providing wellness, counciling, and family services. […]
Over the summer, the world has watched as Hong Kong continues to protest for its freedom. Marches on the street. Sit-ins in the airport. Lennon walls. Vandalism. These are just a few of the ways Hong Kongers have fought to have their voices heard. Yet, while these issues can seem far removed from us in […]
The men’s cross country team dominated the Bates Super XC Shootout Invitational held at Pineland Farms on Sept. 16. Bates took five of the top six places in the race, overwhelmingly taking first wth 109 points. And this race wasn’t just a preseason warm-up either. Three NESCAC opponents, Connecticut College, Tufts and no. 22 Middlebury, […]
As part of an initiative to revamp sports medicine at Bates and better support student-athletes’ well-being, the Athletic Department has decided to repurpose the second and last on-campus convertible squash/racquetball court into a physical training room.
Rumors have circulated Bates about the sudden aggressive illness which affected a significant portion of the student body last week. Health Services has confirmed that this outbreak was the result of a highly-contagious gastrointestinal (GI) virus.