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58.2% of Bates Students Say They Have Never Missed a COVID-19 Test: COVID-19 Testing Compliance Fall 2021

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor November 17, 2021

According to an anonymous survey conducted by The Bates Student, 58.2% of the 67 students who completed the survey have never missed a COVID-19 test. Another 23.9% said they miss about one test per academic...

Update on the Campus-Wide Masking Mandate

Skye Brown, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2021

On Nov. 10, Vice President for Campus Life Josh McIntosh and Vice President for Finance and Administration Geoff Swift sent out an email regarding a change of the mask policies on campus. In the email,...

The Bates Student spoke with the administration, BESO Organizing Committee, and union-eligible employees to learn more about their positions on the labor organizing.

Q&A With Bates Administration, the BESO Organizing Committee and Union-Eligible Employees

Jackson Elkins and Elizabeth LaCroix November 16, 2021

It has been over a month since the Bates Educators and Staff Organization (BESO) filed with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election. With the election drawing ever closer, The Bates...

Bobcat First Students Speak Up After OIE Staff Departures

Bobcat First Students Speak Up After OIE Staff Departures

Sacha Feldberg and Elizabeth LaCroix November 10, 2021

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OIE) is billed as a quintessential part of the Bates experience for many students, aiming, according to their mission statement, to “provide students with a sense...

Election Rundown: Local and Statewide Results from Nov. 2

Noah Forman, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

A lot happened last Tuesday — let’s start local in Lewiston.  After defeating Donna Gillespie in last week’s race, Carl Sheline will be the next mayor of Lewiston. Sheline emerged victorious...

Winning in a landslide, Bates Professor Elizabeth Eames aims to use her position on the Lewiston School Board to improve the public school system for the towns immigrant population.

Bates Professor Elizabeth Eames Elected to Lewiston School Board

Noah Forman, Contributing Writer November 10, 2021

Late into the hours of last Tuesday night, Professor Elizabeth Eames was elected to the Lewiston School Board. Brushing off write-in candidate Felicia Hinkley, Eames won her Ward 3 race with nearly 98%...

Labor Shortages, CAPS and Unionization: The Bates College Student Government’s October Update

Labor Shortages, CAPS and Unionization: The Bates College Student Government’s October Update

Aneeza Ahmad, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

The Student has established a collaboration with the Bates College Student Government (BCSG) to write monthly articles updating the student body on the BCSG’s meetings and plans in an effort to increase...

Bates Named as the Fourth-Highest Voter Turnout School in the U.S.

Bates Named as the Fourth-Highest Voter Turnout School in the U.S.

Noah Forman, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

In an election, which, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, saw the greatest voter turnout since 1992, the 2020 presidential election was certainly not short of activists across both sides of the aisle...

Winona LaDuke’s “The 7th Fire and a Just Tradition: Indigenous People and the Next Economy”

Ella Beiser, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

Winona LaDuke spoke to a packed auditorium on Oct. 25 for the 24th Annual Otis Lecture. LaDuke is an environmental activist, economist and a two-time Green Party candidate for vice president. LaDuke attended...

The Schuler Access Initiative will match every dollar raised by Bates donors over the next 10 years, funding a $100 million expansion in financial aid.

Schuler Access Initiative Awards Bates With $50 Million Financial Aid Grant to Support Pell-Eligible, Low Income and Undocumented Students

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor October 27, 2021

Earlier this semester, Bates announced that a challenge grant of $50 million had been given to the college from the Schuler Access Initiative to support more Federal Pell Grant-eligible, low-income and...

Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie, An Indigenous Mathematician, Visits for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie, An Indigenous Mathematician, Visits for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Skye Brown, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a celebration that recognizes and honors the culture and lives of Indigenous people globally, took place on Oct. 11. To commemorate this day, members of the Howard Hughes Medical...

BESO Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Bates College

BESO Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Bates College

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2021

On Oct. 18, the Bates Educators & Staff Organization (BESO) filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against Bates College.  The allegations, according to a press release from MSEA-SEIU Local 1989,...

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