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Arrival of Assistant Coach Jacob Ellis Marks Start of New Era for Men’s Track and Field

September 27, 2017

Ellis, a three-time All-American in the 800 meter, comes to Bates from southern Vermont. He ran cross country and track and field for Bowdoin College for four years and coached for a boarding school in Bath, Maine after graduating in 2016. "By my junior year of college, I had a feeling I would want to co...

Bates Goes for Sustainability Gold

Bates Goes for Sustainability Gold

September 27, 2017

Over the summer, Bates was upgraded to a Gold rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an organization that reviews the environmental impact of colleges. The rating is the second highest that the association gives, and places Bates ahead of most of the r...

Report Shows Disappointing Voter Turnout Statistics for Bates

Bates Students register to vote in the 2016 election

Madeline Polkinghorn, Managing Editor

September 27, 2017

From its very founding by abolitionists to its history as one of the first coeducational undergraduate institutions in the nation, Bates has prided itself on its reputation as a college brimming with active political awareness. However, according to a study conducted at Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts ...

What You Need to Know About Lewiston Police and Bates Campus Security

What You Need to Know About Lewiston Police and Bates Campus Security

Halley Posner, Chris Hassan

September 20, 2017

For years, Bates College has allowed students in their senior year to live off-campus, renting houses from local landlords. Most of these houses are situated very close to campus on streets like: College Street, White Street, Elm Street, Davis Street, and Mountain Avenue. Unfortunately, relations bet...

Commons cups get eco-friendly makeover

Commons cups get eco-friendly makeover

March 15, 2017

  Bates Dining Services has announced that starting this Short Term, there will be no more paper cups in Commons. The 7.5 ounce plastic cold beverage cups will be replaced with 12 ounce cups, reusable 12 ounce hot-beverage mugs will be made available for in-Commons use, and each student wil...

Maine ACLU asks US Dept. of Justice to investigate voter suppression effort at Bates College

These fliers were dispersed around the Bates College campus early Sunday

Amar Ojha and Noah Levick

November 9, 2016

Sunday morning students encountered bright orange leaflets reading "BATES ELECTION LEGAL ADVISORY." The word ‘legal’ was underlined and had stars around it to add emphasis. Below that were two categorically false statements. First, students wanting to vote must change their driver’s licenses to...

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

Hannah Goldberg

March 9, 2016

The Bobcats have earned their place on Fulbright’s “Top Producer” list for the past five years. This year, Bates surged from 9th to 3rd in the country, ranking below only Pitzer (CA) and Smith Colleges (MA) for the Bachelor’s and Liberal Arts category. Rival Bowdoin ranks 4th with Williams close behind. With students tr...

College receives $19 million to establish Digital and Computational Studies Program

The Digital and Computational Studies program is introduced to Bates with the help of Mike Bonney '80 and six other families.

Julia Mongeau

February 9, 2016

Bates College will now boast a Digital and Computational Studies program with the support of a $19 million donation from seven Bates families. In addition to the three new professorships needed for the DCS programs, a portion of the gift will go towards endowed professorships in neuroscience, economics and chemistry with a prefer...

RA passes no confidence vote on President Spencer and Dean McIntosh

RA passes no confidence vote on President Spencer and Dean McIntosh

Alex Daughtery

March 4, 2015

Last Wednesday, the Representative Assembly voiced their frustration with a perceived lack of transparency between the administration and student body through a vote of no confidence towards President Clayton Spencer and Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh. Members of...

The year without Trick or Drink: Tradition unexpectedly cancelled

Hundreds of Students from all class years gathered in Memorial Commons to hear from President Spencer and Dean McIntosh

Julia Mongeau and Hannah Goldberg

October 22, 2014

Bates students were overwhelmingly disappointed last week when an announce email informed the campus that the long-celebrated Halloween tradition, Trick or Drink, was cancelled. As Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs Joshua McIntosh explained in his message to the student body,...

Students unsatisfied with forum

Hundreds of Students from all class years gathered in Memorial Commons to hear from President Spencer and Dean McIntosh

Alex Daugherty, Lydia O'Brien

October 22, 2014

On Tuesday evening, President Clayton Spencer and Dean McIntosh met hundreds of students in Old Commons to answer questions about the cancelling of Trick or Drink and larger concerns about Bates’ social culture. The event was moderated by Student Body President Alyssa Morgosh and was an open question-and-answer...

Lost Valley will remain open this season

Lost Valley will remain open this season

October 8, 2014

Earlier this fall, Auburn’s own Lost Valley Ski and Banquet Resort publicized their financial struggles. The two-chair mountain was unable to earn enough income last winter; despite lots of snow, the bitter cold and rain became a liability and ticket sales plummeted. Co-owner Connie King told The Bates...

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