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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...

In Memoriam Troy Pappas ’16

In Memoriam Troy Pappas ’16

Grace Pezzella

October 31, 2012

On a weekend in early October, a tragic accident left a void in the Bates community. Troy Pappas passed away, taking with him a mélange of qualities that made him at once unique and a very fitting member of the student body. A first-year student, Troy’s time at Bates ended prematurely, cutting relations...

Welcome home, President Spencer

Welcome home, President Spencer

Keenan Brent

October 31, 2012

On October 26, Bates College faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered inside Merrill Indoor Gymnasium to formally welcome President A. Clayton Spencer to her new home. In 2011, Spencer’s impressive résumé and “Bates” personality convinced the Board of Trustees that she was the right pick...

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