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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...

A Work in Progress: Students Are Included in the Bates Campus Safety Summer Working Group

A Work in Progress: Students Are Included in the Bates Campus Safety Summer Working Group

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor September 12, 2021

This summer, a committee composed of both staff members and students met regularly to discuss the implementation of changes to the policies and procedures of Bates College Campus Safety. Coined the Campus...

Bates Updates Masking Policies as Delta Variant Concerns Mount

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor August 16, 2021

Early in the afternoon on Aug. 16, Josh McIntosh, Vice President of Campus Life, sent an email updating the college’s public health policies for the fall semester that were previously released on July...

Economics Department Cancels Senior Thesis Amid Faculty Turnover

Ellie Wolfe and Sophie Mackin July 30, 2021

In an email sent to students majoring in economics on Monday, Professors Paul Shea and Daniel Riera-Crichton announced that the senior thesis will be canceled for the 2021-2022 academic year due to the...

Towards a More Pre-COVID Bates—a Recap of the Fall 2021 Important Information Webinar

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor July 30, 2021

Urged by changing COVID-19 public health policies, Bates Student Affairs hosted a webinar for returning students and parents on July 27. Some of the highlights included information regarding procedures...

A more normal looking Commons will await students in the fall.

Sit-Down, Self-Serve Summer Commons Provides Hope for Fall Semester

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor July 12, 2021

On May 28, a complete transformation hit campus, for both first-years and recently graduated seniors alike: sit-down, self-serve Commons. Governor Janet Mills ended Maine’s mask mandate for vaccinated...

Bates Students Become Tax Preparers — Doing their Part to Help L/A Become Financially Savvy

Sacha Feldberg, Assistant News Editor May 24, 2021

When Bates extended its break, seven Bates students seized the opportunity to make a difference in the Lewiston-Auburn community from the comfort of their homes. Their mission: to become IRS-certified...

Local Threatens Student, Campus Safety officer with Broken Bottle

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief May 24, 2021

Early Saturday morning, Campus Safety responded to a call for a disturbance on Frye Street where a local threatened a student and safety officer with a broken bottle. Campus Safety was called near 1:30...

This photo, which was taken on the Alumni Walk side of Roger Williams Hall, was taken on May 17. The graffiti reads Stop murdering Palestine Children multiple times with Censored overlaying the text.

Administrations Response to Anti-Israel Messages Draws Criticism from Students

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor May 24, 2021

On Sunday morning May 9, chalk writing was seen under the library arcade and on Bates campus buildings, including Commons. The messages displayed were in support of Palestinians in relation to the ongoing...

ALOK Speaks of going beyond the Gender Binary to Kick off Pride Week

Amy Townend May 24, 2021

During the week of May 10, Pride Week was celebrated on campus with a visit from a keynote speaker and a variety of other events. Though many events had to take place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic,...

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