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More Students Sent Home in Two Weeks than entire Fall Semester

McIntosh Warns Rising Cases May Prompt Campus-Wide Quarantine
Vanessa Paolella and Ellie Wolfe February 26, 2021

Students are letting their guard down against COVID-19 when it matters most. On Friday, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Joshua McIntosh wrote a message to students imploring them...

Bobcat Den worker Roman Hudgins ’21 hands over a Den Delivery food order to Olivia Kranefuss ’22 in 2019. Den Delivery is one of the most established student-run businesses on campus.

Commons to Partner with EasyEats to Bring Back Den Delivery

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor February 24, 2021

COVID-19 has radically changed what used to be one of the most universal social experiences at Bates: dining. While it has recently been announced that students will be able to make reservations to dine...

Reverend Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate 2020

Annual Mays Debate Sparks Conversation about History

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor February 10, 2021

The annual Reverend Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays debate serves as one of the longest and most popular traditions of Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming. Each year, Bates’ Brooks-Quimby Debate...

Communications and Admissions Seek Feedback During MLK Day Workshop

Amelia Keleher and Elizabeth LaCroix February 10, 2021

During Bates’ 2021 MLK Day observance on Jan. 18, over 70 students, administrators, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for “Between the Lines: Communications & the Predominantly White Institution...

Results of The Bates Student Winter Calendar Change Survey

Results of The Bates Student Winter Calendar Change Survey

Jackson Elkins, Managing Sports Editor December 29, 2020

After President Clayton Spencer and the Bates College administration announced that student return to campus would be delayed until Feb. 12, The Bates Student conducted a survey of the Bates community.  The...

Bates Pushes Move-In to Feb. 12, Most Students will not Receive Refund

Bates Pushes Move-In to Feb. 12, Most Students will not Receive Refund

Georgina Scoville and Vanessa Paolella December 7, 2020

After reading, please take our anonymous survey here. On Monday, Bates College faculty approved a motion for the start of the winter semester to be moved from Jan 13. to Feb. 17.  Module C will have...

Winter semester/January term plans for each NESCAC.

Bates Planned for a January Return. Will it Happen?

Max Devon, Assistant Design Editor December 5, 2020

At the time of publication, Bates plans to invite students back to campus on Jan. 8 to begin in-person classes days later. In the context of the NESCAC as a whole, Bates’ plans stand out. No other NESCAC...

Bates Leftist Coalition Forms Mutual Aid Fund to Help Cover Student Travel Costs

Sadie Basila, Copy Editor December 3, 2020

On Nov. 16, the Bates Leftist Coalition (BLC), a student group unaffiliated with the college, announced the formation of their student mutual aid fund via Instagram.  A rise in COVID-19 cases on campus...

Lane Hall houses Bates administrative offices

Bates Contributes to Retirement Funds, Raises Minimum Wage due to Improved Financial Situation

College attributes its favorable finances to high fall enrollment, cautious fiscal policies, and record fundraising
Vanessa Paolella, Jackson Elkins, and Sadie Basila December 2, 2020

Bates College is in a better financial position now than previously predicted. On April 27, President Clayton Spencer published a statement summarizing the financial impact of COVID-19. This message...

McIntosh Provides Insight to Module C Decision in Interview with Cats V Covid

McIntosh Provides Insight to Module C Decision in Interview with Cats V Covid

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor November 19, 2020

Tuesday night, Vice President of Campus Life Joshua McIntosh spoke to Imani Boggan ‘21 and Mary Corcoran ‘22, both members of Cats V Covid, on Instagram Live. Boggan and Corcoran asked McIntosh students’...

COVID-19 Cases Soar at Bates, still Middle of Road in NESCAC

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor November 18, 2020

COVID-19 cases on campus have hit an all-time high, with the official campus dashboard reporting 14 active cases (including 13 active student cases – one who is not on campus – and one active staff...

Academic Affairs Council Holds Open Forum on Critical Race Theory Requirement

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor November 18, 2020

On Thursday, Dean of Faculty Malcolm Hill invited students to voice their thoughts on the addition of a critical race theory (CRT) course as a curricular requirement at an Academic Affairs Council (AAC)...

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