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The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

College to Cut Budgets in Coming Year

College to Cut Budgets in Coming Year

Ellie Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2023

In a letter to faculty and staff earlier this month, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Geoff Swift announced that the college has asked senior staff to reduce their programmatic...

MLK Day Recap: “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs U.S. Immigration Policy of Family Separation”

MLK Day Recap: “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs U.S. Immigration Policy of Family Separation”

Trinity Poon, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

On the afternoon of Jan. 16, a ground floor Pettengill Hall classroom was filled with Bates students eager to engage in the workshop, “The Right to Live with One’s Parents vs. U.S. Immigration Policy...

Workshop Introduces New BlackNESCAC Campus Group

Workshop Introduces New BlackNESCAC Campus Group

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor January 18, 2023

The BlackNESCAC workshop was led by Bates student Sabrina Mohamed ‘24 and Colby student Samah Mohamedzein ‘24. BlackNESCAC is a pilot program created by Mohamed and Mohamedzein to connect Black students...

The Future of Equity in Education: Un-grading? 

The Future of Equity in Education: Un-grading? 

Christina Leonard and Ferzan Coskun January 18, 2023

On MLK day, there were two workshops hosted by Bates’ Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning on equity in grading.  The first workshop, “Mythbusting Grading for Equity,” was hosted by Director...

Sankofa Lights Up Schaeffer Theater Celebrating Black Joy

Sankofa Lights Up Schaeffer Theater Celebrating Black Joy

Maple Buescher, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor January 18, 2023

I’m going to be honest with you: I have shown up to a lot of events at Schaeffer Theater without having signed up for a ticket online, and I have never been challenged about this. The house managers...

“Speak Your Purpose into Existence:” Keith Hamilton Cobb’s opening remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

“Speak Your Purpose into Existence:” Keith Hamilton Cobb’s opening remarks for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Zoe Schaedle and Lucy Green January 18, 2023

Students, faculty and community members filled the Peter J. Gomes Chapel to listen to welcoming remarks by keynote speaker, playwright and actor Keith Hamilton Cobb on Monday, Jan. 16. The event was...

CAPS Provides New Opportunities for Mental Health Care

CAPS Provides New Opportunities for Mental Health Care

Aneeza Ahmad and Aanika Patel November 16, 2022

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) announced a new wave of mental health programs and resources in an email sent to students on Nov. 3 from Director of CAPS Wayne Assing. Assing also met with...

Amid Lack of Gender Neutral Spaces, Bates Students Mobilize for Bathroom Equity

Amid Lack of Gender Neutral Spaces, Bates Students Mobilize for Bathroom Equity

Fiona Cohen, Managing News Editor November 15, 2022

On Oct. 24, Bates students met at the Multifaith Chaplaincy to discuss steps that could be taken to ensure that accessible and gender neutral bathrooms would be widely provided on campus. There is only...

Takeaways from the Daily Crime Log: September - October

Takeaways from the Daily Crime Log: September – October

Ella Beiser, Assistant Features Editor November 15, 2022

September and October saw 27 incidents of theft and burglary, a sharp increase from the 12 during those months in 2021, but less than the 32 seen in 2019 – the most recent year unaffected by the COVID-19...

Governor Mills Re-elected as Lewiston Leans Blue in Midterms, Elects Three Bates Associates

Governor Mills Re-elected as Lewiston Leans Blue in Midterms, Elects Three Bates Associates

Election day took place across the country yesterday, with several important elections in the state of Maine. Local races trended blue, with the hotly contested congressional competition still too close...

Presidential Response to Influx in Campus Safety Incidents Leaves Community with Lingering Doubt

Presidential Response to Influx in Campus Safety Incidents Leaves Community with Lingering Doubt

Lucy Green, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Bates students have raised concerns about recent assaults on campus and in response, President Clayton Spencer released a statement regarding campus safety. In her letter, she addresses the incidents on...

Bates VP of College Advancement Describes Successful Fundraising Campaign

Bates VP of College Advancement Describes Successful Fundraising Campaign

Ferzan Coskun, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

As the Bates Campaign reached its end, the College surpassed its fundraising goal of $300 million by an additional $46 million. The Campaign began over five years ago in a push to fund new programs and...

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