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Annual Zerby Lecture Brings Popular Culinary Historian

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the annual Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lectureship on Contemporary Religious Thought, sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Office of Intercultural Education, brought culinary historian and independent scholar Michael Twitty to campus. The lectureship is offered annually out of an endowed fund affiliated with the Multifaith Chaplaincy. According to Rev. Dr. Brittany […]

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout ‘77 Returns to Bates

Photo Credits: Phyllis Graber Jensen/ Bates College On Tuesday Oct. 22, Elizabeth Strout ’77 returned to Bates to talk about her latest book: Olive, Again. That evening, fans poured into Olin Concert Hall, buzzing with anticipation. Upon entering, each attendant received a free, signed copy of Strout’s new novel. The event was split into three […]

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Bates Endowment Dominates in Market Returns

This month, universities and colleges all over the country released their endowment returns for the fiscal year. The Harvard endowment results in particular were widely anticipated by analysts and administrators. The world’s wealthiest university has struggled since the 2008 financial crisis–first under Jane Mendillo (2008–2014) and now under N.P. Narvekar–to perform well. Its reported 6.5% […]