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Information for International Students regarding ICE Guidelines and Travel

Eleanor Boyle, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor

July 11, 2020

FAQ from Bates about ICE guidelines issued on July 6, 2020   The information below was compiled from Dean Reese's information session with international students on July 8, 2020.   Academics  Bates is using a hybrid system. F-1 international students attending Bates will rem...

Administration Expands on June 30 Announcement in Student Q&A

Ellie Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

July 7, 2020

On July 7, Bates College hosted its second returning students webinar, which featured deans and heads of different departments, to answer questions about what the fall and winter semesters will look like. This live stream came after the college announced its plans for returning, published on June...

Fall 2020 FAQ

Fall 2020 FAQ

Ellie Wolfe, Georgina Scoville, and Eleanor Boyle

July 2, 2020

You have questions about Fall 2020 - So do we. We're working on getting answers to some of the most commonly asked questions on our Instagram. As we receive new answers, we'll add them below. In the mean time, if you have a question that's not answered here, DM us on Instagram or comment below.  ...

Anti-Racism Coalition Raises more than $20,000 for Local Organizations

Anti-Racism Coalition Raises more than $20,000 for Local Organizations

Eleanor Boyle and Madeline Polkinghorn

June 30, 2020

Several Bates clubs have come together to form a coalition that stands for anti-racism and start a donation campaign to help Lewiston community organizations. At the time of writing, the fundraising campaign has raised $20,925.  The Bates’ Anti-Racism Coalition is a group of student clubs led by the Af...

“Puppet” Instagram Accounts Provoke Outrage

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Dominique Marley Frideger and Charlotte Olivia Karlsen

May 15, 2020

On May 13, an Instagram account was created called @batesfortrump. It claims to be a page made up of “Bates students working to support the re-election of @donaldjtrump.” Since the page’s creation, members of the Bates community have been challenging its content. These students encountered ...

Bates to Announce Plans for the Fall by June 30

Bates to Announce Plans for the Fall by June 30

Vanessa Paolella and Eleanor Boyle

May 10, 2020

In a letter sent to students on Friday, President Clayton Spencer wrote that Bates intends to announce its plans for the 2020-21 academic year by the end of June. This is in line with other NESCAC institutions which have promised to disclose their plans between mid to late June.   She indicated...

Economic Uncertainty of Bates Amidst COVID-19

Economic Uncertainty of Bates Amidst COVID-19

Georgina Scoville and Eleanor Boyle

April 22, 2020

Stay-at-home orders across the country are attempting to help flatten the curve of COVID-19; however, these continuous stay at home orders have led to drastic economic repercussions. Various economists have charted different examples of this fallout, such as a rapid increase in unemployment rates, highly u...

Students Push for Representation on Newly-formed Fall Planning and Finance Committees

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

April 22, 2020

On April 14, 2020 President Clayton Spencer announced that the College would institute two ad-hoc committees as part of its larger institutional response to COVID-19. These committees include a Fall Planning committee, co-chaired by Associate Professor of Politics Senam Aslan and Vice President for Ca...

“Bringing Bates to You” Helps Bridge the Gap to Prospective and Admitted Students

Vanessa Paolella and Jackson Elkins

April 22, 2020

While much about the next few months is uncertain, we can be sure that regardless as to whether classes are still online by then or not, there will be a new school year come September. With every new school year comes a new first-year class, and this year’s, the Class of 2024, faces an unprecedented...

Lewiston Farmers & Emergency Food Providers React to COVID-19

New Roots farmers Seynab Ali, Batula Ismail, and Abdi and Mohammed Abukar.

Amelia Keleher, Managing News Editor

April 21, 2020

Nationwide, farmers have been forced to let their crops go to waste because of the sharp reduction in demand following restaurant closures, while others have chosen to give their crops away for free rather than watch them rot. Meanwhile, 95% of food banks across the country are struggling to meet the increase in demand as food insecurity grows alongside risin...

Sex Therapist Answers COVID-19 Intimacy Questions

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

April 13, 2020

Several weeks ago, The Student had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Wiessner, a local sex therapist. Wiessner is a clinical social worker, certified sex therapist, sex educator, workshop creator, and sexual health innovator in Maine; also important to note is that she is one of only five sex the...

Interview with Maine Oncologist Dr. G. Richard Polkinghorn

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

With the emergence of the novel coronavirus, we have learned much about the selfless and valiant efforts of frontline medical professionals in the fields of emergency medicine and primary care. What we have discussed less, however, are the ways in which physicians in other fields have been affected by th...

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