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The Efforts of Faculty and Staff to Unionize Continue: Bates Consults Labor and Employment Lawyer, Others Oppose

The Efforts of Faculty and Staff to Unionize Continue: Bates Consults Labor and Employment Lawyer, Others Oppose

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor October 13, 2021

To many members of the Bates community, the messages scrawled in chalk showing support for the efforts of faculty and staff to unionize on campus buildings came as a surprise on the morning of Oct. 4....

Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of the BESO’s unionization efforts, urging the administration to take a neutral stance.

Students Demonstrate in Support of BESO

Aanika Patel, Contributing Writer October 13, 2021

On Thursday October 7, 2021 from 10:45 to 1:00 PM, approximately 50 students gathered outside of Pettengill Hall chanting slogans such as, “What do we want? Transparency! When do we want it? Now!”...

Recycling Contamination Rates Higher Than Ever: Dorm Recycling Could Be Cut

Recycling Contamination Rates Higher Than Ever: Dorm Recycling Could Be Cut

Aneeza Ahmad, Contributing Writer October 13, 2021

Recycling contamination rates at Bates are higher than ever. If contamination is not decreased, recycling from residential buildings may be cut. This would mean that all recyclable items from dorms —...

12 students attended the class of 2024 town hall on Monday, October 4th.

The Class of 2024 BCSG Representatives Host Their First-Ever Town Hall

Aneeza Ahmad and Elizabeth LaCroix October 13, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 4, Bates class of 2024 representatives Sacha Feldberg ‘24, Mia Brumsted ‘24 and Rebecca Anderson ‘24 held a town hall for members of their class. The gathering was part of a larger...

Jared Golden ’11 Releases Statement of Support for Bates Union Efforts

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor October 7, 2021

Maine 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden ‘11 came out with a statement Wednesday in support of Bates faculty and staff workers in their efforts to organize a union – a hot topic at Bates right now.  As...

The chalk outside of Commons is just one of numerous places that messages of support for BESO can be found around campus.

Bates Faculty and Staff Promote the Organization of a Union

Ellie Wolfe, Elizabeth LaCroix, and Sacha Feldberg October 6, 2021

A group called the Bates Educators and Staff Organization (BESO) has emerged this week advocating for the creation of a union for adjunct faculty and staff members on campus.  Members of the organization...

Bates Spends $80,000 on a New WRBC Radio Tower

Bates Spends $80,000 on a New WRBC Radio Tower

Ella Beiser, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

A new radio tower was installed for WRBC, Bates’ student-run radio station, after the station faced transmission difficulties caused by a corroded radio tower. The new tower began transmitting Sept....

Bates has shifted to a pooled testing process for their surveillance testing to prevent COVID spread on campus.

Where are the Rapid Tests? Bates Testing Center Switches to Pooled Testing

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor September 29, 2021

Frequent testing has become one of the major resources allowing Bates to continue in-person classes, and consequently, upperclassmen have become exceedingly familiar with the routine PCR and antigen tests...

Campus Safety is currently being revitalized following recommendations from Sarah Worleys external report.

An Update on the 2021 Campus Safety Investigation

Skye Brown, Assistant News Editor September 29, 2021

On July 26, Carl Steidel, former senior associate dean of students, sent out an email regarding the findings of the incident between a Campus Safety officer and a Bates student. He was referencing an incident...

Science on Display: The Renovation of Dana Chemistry Hall Will Cater to More Than Just STEM Classes

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor September 22, 2021

It is easy to be distracted by the grandeur of Bonney Science Center, which recently opened in late June; however, the Bates community has yet another expectant addition to its science buildings: the renovation...

Opportunities for Change: Bates College Student Government’s Plans for the 2021-22 School Year

Aneeza Ahmad, Contributing Writer September 22, 2021

It’s a new school year, and that means old problems, new problems and fresh opportunities to solve them. The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) is already working on solutions. The Student sat...

Faculty and Staff Departures Raise Questions about Bates Culture

Faculty and Staff Departures Raise Questions about Bates Culture

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Contributing reporting by Sophie Mackin ‘22, Assistant Forum Editor A number of faculty and staff members at Bates have announced their departures from the college in the past year, prompting concern...

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