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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
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

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

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)...

Three Students Reported Positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday

Only half of Monday's tests — just one quarter of the student body — have been reported
November 10, 2020

In an email sent to students on Tuesday, Vice President for Campus Life Josh McIntosh confirmed three new COVID-19 cases on campus, bringing the tally of active cases to six.  The three new cases were...

Safety Takes Notice as Bike Thefts Shift into High Gear

Vanessa Paolella's '21 bike was stolen outside of Merril on Oct. 27.
November 6, 2020

A concerning uptick in bicycle thefts in October has left Bates students angry and confused.  In September, Bates Campus Safety received no documented reports of bicycle theft. Yet, according to the...

Students Demand Accountability Following Instagram Post

Organizers demanded that Bates should require all students to take a race theory course, among other demands.
November 6, 2020

Last Friday, students gathered around the steps of Coram Library in protest of a Bates College Instagram post published on Oct. 27. The post featured the President of Bates College Republicans along with...

SPARQ! Undergoes Transitions to Build Professional & Sustainable Support for Students

SPARQ! Undergoes Transitions to Build Professional & Sustainable Support for Students
November 6, 2020

In a semester full of transitions and change, SPARQ! is yet another evolving component of campus life at Bates.  SPARQ! is a program run through the Office of Intercultural Education (OIE) that supports...

Senior Thesis Café Provides Writing Support & Community

“We want seniors to feel comfortable asking for help. We will meet each writer where they are and help them get to where they want to be.” - Sarah Raphael ‘21
November 6, 2020

One unique and fundamental aspect of the Bates learning experience is the senior thesis that all students are required to complete. Thesis Cafe is a space for seniors to plan, write, and revise their theses....

Congressman Joe Kennedy III urges Lewiston and Young People to Vote

Congressman Joe Kennedy III urges Lewiston and Young People to Vote
November 2, 2020

With less than a week prior to the 2020 general election, Congressman Joe Kennedy III held a small, socially-distant ‘Get Out The Vote’ event at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston on Friday. Kennedy’s...

Bates Experiences Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

October 31, 2020

In a campus-wide email sent by Josh McIntosh, Vice President for Campus Life, on Thursday morning, Bates confirmed that three students tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday. This is the greatest number...

Bates’ Academic Resource Commons Copes with COVID

Bates' Academic Resource Commons Copes with COVID
October 14, 2020

Upperclassmen at Bates remember the Academic Resource Commons (ARC) as crowded and bustling with the energy of students helping and learning from one another. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the...

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