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Multifaith chaplin Bill Blaine-Wallace retires

Multifaith chaplin Bill Blaine-Wallace retires

Grace Pezzella

January 30, 2013

Bill Blaine-Wallace taught Bates College that, among other things, sadness is an acceptable emotion. As the Multifaith Chaplain announced his pending retirement late last week, his lesson held a lot of credence. After what he described as “seven amazing and life-giving years” at the college, Bla...

Introducing the Sportsmen’s Club

Introducing the Sportsmen’s Club

Keenan Brent

January 23, 2013

In early December, freshman Sam Glasgow led Bates College’s first official Sportsmen’s Club meeting. Students gathered to hear about the opportunity to learn about firearm use and safety and to discuss the direction of the new club. The meeting was well attended, and the club will now have regular ...

Puddle Jump enthralls first-years

Puddle Jump enthralls first-years

Julia Mongeau

January 23, 2013

  What did you do last Friday afternoon? Most Batesies would answer, "I jumped in a puddle." It was the day of the annual Puddle Jump, hosted by the Bates Outing Club, a day when brave Bates students take the plunge into Lake Andrews in the frigid month of January. A tradition that began in 1975 on St. Patrick’...

Dr. Anthea Butler kicks off MLK celebration

Dr. Anthea Butler kicks off MLK celebration

Sam Learner

January 23, 2013

This year’s three-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life, legacy, and "forgotten economic message," began with a keynote address delivered by Dr. Anthea Butler, a professor of religion at the University of Pennsylvania. President Spencer’s introduction, in which she praised the Bates tradition of observing t...

A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future

A bridge between the past and the present: A call to action for the future

Katharine Sgarro

January 23, 2013

"It does not mean anything if you fight to sit at the lunch counter and you still cannot buy the hamburger." On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a substantial segment of the Bates community gathered in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel to listen to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Address entit...

Bates democrats and republicans continue activism

Bates democrats and republicans continue activism

Katharine Sgarro

January 23, 2013

Two of the most well-known and active clubs on campus, also happen to be each other’s biggest competition, the Bates Democrats and the Bates Republicans. Both clubs assumed center stage in November as they fiercely promoted their respective parties during the 2012 presidential election. Now that the election is over, what will these two clubs set their sigh...

Club Rondevu welcomes all Batesies

Club Rondevu welcomes all Batesies

Haley Keegan

January 23, 2013

Last week, doors opened to the newest phase in Batesies’ quest for a Thursday night hot spot as Club Rondevu began its, "We Love College Night." Set to happen every Thursday at 16 Park Street, the event is run by Maine-based entertainment group 207 Nightlife. It is also supported by the Bates DJ S...

Bates debate “breaks” at worlds

Bates debate

Katharine Sgarro

January 16, 2013

The Bates Quimby Debate Council has reached new heights. Over winter break the team travelled to Berlin, Germany for the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held at the Technische Universität Berlin. Over a week of competition, the Bates debate team performed strikingly well at the largest international debate tournament in the world. "Bates A", c...

My Bates-funded trip to Patagonia, Argentina

My Bates-funded trip to Patagonia, Argentina

Catherine Tuttle

January 16, 2013

I first heard about the Bates Barlow Grant from a now-alumni friend that traveled back to Germany during February break of his senior year to conduct research for his history thesis. When he told me about the unreal deal (Bates paying for him to return to his study abroad country to peruse museums, stay in hostels, and meet fellow travelers), I knew I had to f...

MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

Grace Pezzella

January 16, 2013

Each year for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Bates College celebrates with a series of events and workshops centered on a connecting theme. This year, the theme is Debt and Inequality: The Relevance of King’s Forgotten Economic Message. Beginning this Sunday and lasting through Monday, Bates will host feature films, workshops, and performances by Sankofa, as well as t...

Faculty meeting kicks off new semester

Faculty meeting kicks off new semester

Grace Pezzella

January 16, 2013

The beginning of the new semester brought the first faculty meeting of 2013. Held on the first Monday of every month, faculty meetings are a forum in which members of the voting faculty and some members of the Bates community can discuss important departmental and school-wide issues. "Voting faculty" ...

Student Conduct Committee recap

January 16, 2013

Each semester, the Student Conduct Committee brings forth the cases that were adjudicated during the previous semester.  The following are incidents that recently took place and the committee’s response to those incidents. Incident Date: May 4, 2012 Charge: A student was charged with unacceptable social beh...

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