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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...

Brooks Quimby Debate Council now No. 11 in world, Etnire ’12 No. 4 in US

Ian Mahmud ’12 and Colin Etnire ’12, ranked among the top U.S. debaters in 2011-12

Gardiner Nardini

December 8, 2011

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council’s (BQDC) competitive success this semester was acknowledged by a drastic jump forward of 21 places in the international rankings, which were changed to accurately reflect how debate societies across the globe stack up against each other.  The International Debate Education Associati...

Harvard’s former VP for Policy selected to lead College

Harvard's former VP for Policy selected to lead College

Palo Peirce

December 8, 2011

After eight months of rigorously reviewing candidates and gathering community input, on Saturday, December 3, the Presidential Search Committee presented Ava Clayton Spencer as their candidate to the Board of Trustees, who voted unanimously to elect her the College’s eighth president. Although not ...

New Major Dances into College Curriculum

New Major Dances into College Curriculum

Kathryn Ailes

March 22, 2011

In a unanimous vote on March 7th, the Bates faculty approved the creation of a dance major, which will be the first new major since 1997 and the first major devoted to dance in Maine. This exciting victory for the dance department is the result of a seven-year long push from Director of Dance Carol Di...

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