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Mt. David Summit Showcases Student Work

Each spring, Bates students are given the opportunity to share their unique research projects with the rest of the Bates community at the Mount David Summit. This past Friday, March 23, Pettengill Hall was buzzing with academic energy as students presented their research projects in the atrium and more formal presentations in the classrooms below. […]

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Bates Launches Digital Computational Studies

On Wednesday March 21, 2018, Professor Matthew C. Jadud delivered his inaugural lecture, “It Begins with a Step” to celebrate the generous donation and contribution the Colony family has given towards founding the Bates Digital Computational Studies Program (DCS). Jadud has been inaugurated as the Colony Family Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies and […]

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Foreign Language Spotlight: Jing Tian

As part of a series here at The Bates Student, our News section has interviewed different foreign language teaching assistants (TAs) in an effort to better understand Bates’ foreign language department. Throughout the series, we have aimed to seek greater insight into the invaluable work the TAs and learning associates do to provide Bates students […]

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Who is Clayton Spencer?

Clayton Spencer is a name immediately familiar to anyone who knows Bates College. She is Bates’ eighth president as well as a great fundraiser, but we want to know more about the lady behind Bates and how she got here. Growing up in the South, Spencer’s father was president of two different colleges. Living on […]

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Mayor Bouchard’s Letter Rattles the Community

On February 28, Lewiston’s mayor, Shane Bouchard, sent a letter out to 221 people, Bates students and community members alike, that can be understood as voter intimidation or an attempt to subdue the vote. This is not the first time a letter has been sent out to Bates students seeming to attack their constitutional right […]

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Douglass Morency: New Director of Security Champions Dialogue

On November 15, 2017, Douglass Morency started as Bates College’s new director of campus safety. Taking over from interim head, Paul Menice, Morency hopes to bring a fresh, new set of ideas to Bates security. Born in Haiti, Morency moved to northern Virginia at a young age when his mother got a job at the […]

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The search for the perfect internship

Right now, many Batesies are extremely busy, and not from midterms. Rather, students are preoccupied with finalizing their summer plans. For college students, February marks the height of the summer internship search process. Students pour over ads in pursuit of an internship that could lead to a job offer or shed light on a possible […]

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The influenza epidemic hits Bates

Feeling sick? You are not alone. Many Bates students are fighting the flu this winter. The sound of coughing echoes throughout campus and a multitude of professors can be heard commenting on the large amount of flu-related Dean’s Excuses flooding their inboxes. Flu outbreaks are far from unusual on college campuses. Close-living conditions and the […]

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Student government treasurer appointed, not elected

Last week Batesies elected several of their classmates to positions in student government. Alyssa Morgosh was elected VP of Student Committees, Paul Fourgous VP of Student Clubs, and Brad Reynolds Student Body President. One position, however, was conspicuously absent from the list of elected positions—BCSG treasurer. There has been a great deal of controversy over […]