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Bates debate “breaks” at worlds

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”, […]

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MLK day events explore how economics and social justice connect

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, […]

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Student Conduct Committee recap

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 behavior by virtue of violating the College’s Drug and Alcohol […]

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Welcome home, President Spencer

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 for the school’s next president. Her vast experience with education […]