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Information for International Students regarding ICE Guidelines and Travel

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

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
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...

Bates to Announce Plans for the Fall by June 30

Bates to Announce Plans for the Fall by June 30
Spencer speculates potential options for the fall semester
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
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...

Lewiston Farmers & Emergency Food Providers React to COVID-19

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

Commencement and Reunion Weekend Cancelled amid COVID-19 Concerns

Class of 2019 Marshals Katharine Gaillard and Michael Driscal Jr. lead the procession of newly graduated seniors at Commencement last year.
Bates proposes virtual programming alternatives and rescheduling both events
April 6, 2020

Bates officially announced the cancellation of both Commencement and Reunion Weekend today as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the U.S. While this move is not unexpected, it is a disappointment...

What does COVID-19 mean for our incarcerated population?

April 3, 2020

Today, we are all grappling with the effects of COVID-19 as well as the fear and anxiety that come with it. However, many of us are able to take steps to protect ourselves and can retreat to our homes...

Bates Virologist Lori Banks Addresses Common COVID-19 Misconceptions

Assistant Professor of Biology Lori Banks joined the Bates Community in the fall of 2019.
April 2, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and our new favorite activity—social distancing—most of our social lives are now confined to social media and the internet. These same platforms, however, make it a lot...

How to Survive Quarantine: A Parody

March 27, 2020

We all know the preventative measures we need to take in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus—wash your hands, social distancing, etc. But what about quarantine? Many of us are back at home...

Coronavirus? Like the beer?

March 27, 2020

I was recently reminded to look for the comedically-dark silver lining in this pandemic after watching an episode of “Spongebob Squarepants” (judge me, please). Sandy Cheeks, everyone's favorite undersea...

Student, Faculty Concerns Prompt Pass/Fail Option

March 27, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 25th, Bates has moved to implement an optional pass/fail policy for the remainder of the winter semester as a means of adjusting academic expectations in response to the emergence...

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