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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

Students, faculty and community members marched on May 12 from Hathorn Hall to Maine Representative Jared Golden’s residence protesting Israels invasion of Rafah.

SJP Holds Mother’s Day Rally for Rafah

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor May 15, 2024

Calls like “Free, Free Palestine,” “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” and “End the killing, stop war crimes, get Israel out of Palestine” echoed from Hathorn Hall to Maine...

The Bates Spudent 2024

The Bates Spudent 2024

May 13, 2024

The Bates Spudent is a fake newspaper. The names, photos, quotes, opinions, facts, implications, proposals, events, and literally everything in the entire paper is fake.  

SJP Publishes Open Letter to President Jenkins Sparking Discourse with Administration

SJP Publishes Open Letter to President Jenkins Sparking Discourse with Administration

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor May 10, 2024

On May 4 the Bates College Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter published an open letter addressed to President Garry Jenkins, calling on both him and the administration to recognize the suffering...

Jenkins receives his presidential medallion at the inauguration on Saturday.

Garry Jenkins Inaugurated as Ninth President of Bates College

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor May 5, 2024

With much pomp and circumstance, Bates finally inaugurated Garry Jenkins as its ninth president in a well-anticipated ceremony on May 4. Taking the stage in front of his colleagues and a field of people...

Chalk saying Free Palestine written on the walk to Merrill Gymnasium

Students “Draw” Support for Palestine in Peaceful Demonstration

Catalina Passino and Trinity Poon May 5, 2024

On Saturday, May 4, the same day as President Garry Jenkins’ inauguration, students engaged in a silent demonstration to draw support and awareness around Palestinian lives and suffering as a result...

BREAKING NEWS Individual Identified for Inappropriate Grabbing near the Bonney Science Center

BREAKING NEWS Individual Identified for “Inappropriate Grabbing” near the Bonney Science Center

Ella Beiser, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2024

At 12:36 p.m. an individual was identified for having “inappropriately grabbed” a student following a Campus Safety investigation according to a text notification sent to students.  This update...

BQDC Investigation Finds No Evidence of Financial Mismanagement, APDA to be reinstated

BQDC Investigation Finds No Evidence of Financial Mismanagement, APDA to be reinstated

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor April 30, 2024

In a letter sent to The Student on Apr. 23, Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill shared findings from his team’s ongoing investigation of the allegations of inequitable conduct and financial mismanagement...

Clubs Get Creative As They Grapple With Limited Funding

Clubs Get Creative As They Grapple With Limited Funding

Trinity Poon and Zoe Schaedle April 25, 2024

With additional reporting by Felix Danishmend ‘26. Student clubs have been forced to change major performances, seek funding from academic departments and alter club experiences as a result of a broad...

Fiesta P’al Mundo, A Night of Joy and Celebration

Fiesta P’al Mundo, A Night of Joy and Celebration

Trinity Poon, Managing News Editor April 9, 2024

On the night of Saturday, Mar. 30, the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall was abuzz as students filed into their seats for Fiesta P’al Mundo, the Raíces Unidas annual Latin American cultural showcase.  Raíces...

BCSG and Campus Safety Hold Joint ‘Chai Chat’

BCSG and Campus Safety Hold Joint ‘Chai Chat’

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2024

In the dim light of the Ronj, Bates Student Government (BCSG) and Campus Safety hosted their second Chai Chat of the school year on April 3. Intended to provide more transparency on BCSG and Campus...

Photo of the snowy quad this morning.

College Close, Classes Canceled and Power Outages

Zoe Schaedle, Managing News Editor April 4, 2024

At 9:08 a.m. the Bates community received an email from Geoffrey Swift, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer describing several power outages suffered by the college due to a “nor-easter”...

A swastika was found drawn on the inside of an elevator in Hathorn Hall. This is the second incident this year where a swastika was found drawn on school property.

How the Antisemitic Graffiti in Hathorn was Discovered

Lena LaPierre, Assistant Forum Editor March 20, 2024

Please be advised that this article contains language talking about antisemitic graffiti. On March 15, Emily DeLossa ‘24 discovered a swastika in a Hathorn Hall elevator around 2:35 p.m. on her way...

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