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Ben Ayers ’99 Kicks Off BOC Centennial

Outing Club Door

Margy Schueler

January 22, 2020

On the evening of Wednesday Jan. 15, students, alumni, and others from the Bates community gathered in the Benjamin E. Mays Center to celebrate the kickoff of the Bates Outing Club (BOC) centennial. Members of the audience, of various different age, backgrounds, and interests, appeared united by the ...

Seeking Representation in Male-Dominated Spaces: Women in Debate

Christina Perrone, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2020

It is no secret that debate teams in higher education have struggled with upholding equal representation of women and gender minorities. At Bates this is no exception. With incoming classes, the gender ratio is usually balanced in debate practices; however, after their first year many women decide ...

Bates Gets the Flu

Bates Health Center

Elizabeth LaCroix, Assistant News Editor

January 22, 2020

FULL DISCLOSURE: Madeline Polkinghorn is the Managing News Editor of The Bates Student. At the beginning of finals week, Madeline felt the dreaded symptoms of extreme fatigue, a bad cough, and nausea. Like most dedicated Bates students, she attempted to ignore her symptoms and tried to push through ...

Bates Vaccinates

Katherine Merisotis, Photographer

November 20, 2019

As every seasoned Batesie knows, with winter months follows the inevitable Bates “plague”. Bates College is especially vulnerable to the spread of disease due to its high community engagement and the overall design of a college campus. The influenza disease is a viral infection that spreads easily, at...

Bobcat339: Bates Molecule Could Treat Cancer

November 20, 2019

Built in 1965, Dana Chemistry Hall is one of the older buildings on the Bates College campus. Don’t let the aged exterior deceive you, though: the students and professors working inside Dana are producing cutting edge ideas and scientific creations. One recent exemplar of this pioneering work was the...

“Problematic Faves” Talk Balances Morality and Hollywood

Claire Kissane

November 20, 2019

Recent developments in popular culture have forced us to reckon with the moral failures of once beloved figures such as Woody Allen, Kevin Spacey, and Bill Cosby. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Bates hosted a talk with Erich Hatala Matthes, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wellesley College to discuss the ...

Africans in Academia: A Faculty Discussion

November 20, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 15 the Bates African Club produced a roundtable discussion entitled “Africans in Academia”, which hosted Professors Patrick Otim and Abraham Asfaw as speakers. The professors discussed their journeys into he academy as East African scholars. Otim, who is an Assistant Professor a...

Penobscot Nation Ambassador Speaks to Bates

November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the basement of Pettengill Hall, members of the Bates community gathered to hear a talk from Maulian Dana, the Penobscot Nation Ambassador. While it was not the first time Dana has visited Bates, (she previously spoke at a decolonizing workshop at the College last year) her ...

Juan Poveda: The New Spanish Foreign Language Learning Associate

November 6, 2019

As of this fall, Juan Poveda is the newest Foreign Language Learning Associate in the Spanish department. I am a freshman student,” he says with a laugh when we sat down to have our conversation. His job as a Language Associate puts him in charge of the Spanish 201 and 202 Discussion sections, as...

Annual Zerby Lecture Brings Popular Culinary Historian

November 6, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the annual Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lectureship on Contemporary Religious Thought, sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Office of Intercultural Education, brought culinary historian and independent scholar Michael Twitty to campus. The lectureship is offered annually out of ...

What Happened to Digital and Computational Studies?

What Happened to Digital and Computational Studies?

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

November 6, 2019

The Digital and Computational Studies (DCS) program has frequently been clouded by student discontent. Despite being established as an interdisciplinary program in the 2015-16 school year, there has yet to be a creation of a minor or major. In fact, only two courses listed under the program were offere...

Bates Democrats’ Conversation with Betsy Sweet

Bates Democrats’ Conversation with Betsy Sweet

November 6, 2019

Betsy Sweet, Sen. Susan Collins's potential opponent in the 2020 election talked policy and personal beliefs at BatesJames MacDonald/ The Bates Student On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Bates Democrats hosted a conversation with Betsy Sweet, a candidate running against United States Senator from Maine, Susan...

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