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Bates has shifted to a pooled testing process for their surveillance testing to prevent COVID spread on campus.

Where are the Rapid Tests? Bates Testing Center Switches to Pooled Testing

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor September 29, 2021

Frequent testing has become one of the major resources allowing Bates to continue in-person classes, and consequently, upperclassmen have become exceedingly familiar with the routine PCR and antigen tests...

Bates Updates Masking Policies as Delta Variant Concerns Mount

Elizabeth LaCroix, Managing News Editor August 16, 2021

Early in the afternoon on Aug. 16, Josh McIntosh, Vice President of Campus Life, sent an email updating the college’s public health policies for the fall semester that were previously released on July...

Parties in COVID-19 Isolation House Irritated Neighbors, Caused Concern

Parties in COVID-19 Isolation House Irritated Neighbors, Caused Concern

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor May 1, 2021

 A group of COVID-19 positive students isolating in Clason House broke multiple quarantine guidelines during the recent campus outbreak, according to eyewitnesses and an email sent by Student Affairs...

Bates Lifts Campus Lockdown

Bates Lifts Campus Lockdown

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor April 14, 2021

On Apr. 1, Vice President for Campus Life Joshua McIntosh instituted a mandatory in-room restriction lockdown following an exponential rise in positive cases. At the time, the campus listed a total of...

Active COVID-19 Cases Rise to 79

Active COVID-19 Cases Rise to 79

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief April 7, 2021

COVID-19 has spread like wildfire at Bates.  Just a little more than a week ago on March 29, Bates posted its highest single-day number of positives at the time – seven. A week later, the single-day...

Lewiston/Auburn COVID Vaccination Sites

Lewiston/Auburn COVID Vaccination Sites

Max Devon, Digital Editor April 5, 2021

In light of Governor Mills' announcement that all Maine residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 7th, The Bates Student has created an interactive map of all the vaccination...

Information for International Students regarding ICE Guidelines and Travel

Eleanor Boyle, Community Outreach Coordinator 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...

Administration Expands on June 30 Announcement in Student Q&A

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports 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...

Fall 2020 FAQ

Fall 2020 FAQ

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...

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...

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...

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

Lewiston Farmers & Emergency Food Providers React to COVID-19

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...

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