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Bates Endowment Dominates in Market Returns

October 23, 2019

James MacDonald/ The Bates Student This month, universities and colleges all over the country released their endowment returns for the fiscal year. The Harvard endowment results in particular were widely anticipated by analysts and administrators. The world’s wealthiest university has struggled ...

The End of Recycling As We Know It?

October 23, 2019

Due to an increase in recycling standards, much of Bates’ recycling is getting rejected, instead going into Maine’s landfills. As a result, Facility Services is considering removing recycling from troublesome dorms to combat the problem. This news has sparked increased efforts by the EcoReps, Bates’ s...

The Great Mug Heist of 2019

October 23, 2019

Have you ever taken a mug out of commons? If not, chances are ou have seen someone who has. Since the beginning of the school year, over 900 mugs have walked out of commons with students, and despite pleas from dining services the majority of them have not been brought back. The enormous number...

When Are We Getting Lizanecz’s On-Campus Bar?

October 23, 2019

Student body president Ryan Lizanecz ’20 has promised an on-campus bar since his initial campaign as a means of creating what he referred to as “a social place for upperclassmen.” He believes that a bar on campus can act as an alternative to the Blue Goose, a popular Lewiston-based establi...

Emanuel Merisotis ‘90 Reflects on The Student

October 23, 2019

Memories flood from living in Adams his sophomore year, to late night study sessions in Ladd Library or watching football games at Garcelon. For Emanuel Merisotis ‘90, Back to Bates Weekend is more than visiting his daughter at college; it is a reflection of his past. Merisotis was a graduate of t...

Theory into Practice: Maine’s Charter Schools

October 23, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Harward Center hosted a discussion entitled Navigating the Facts About Maine’s Charter Schools. This event was the first in the Harward Center’s Theory into Practice series. The series aims to inform the Bates community how theories that are studied in the classroom transl...

Meet the Bates Yoga Kula Instructors

October 2, 2019

Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, chances are likely that you’ll find yourself in downward dog in a yoga class at one point in your time as a student at Bates. For years, yoga has been one of the most common ways for Batesies to fulfill the Physical Education requirement for graduation. As Bate...

Kiese Laymon Brings Humor to Reckon with Racial Past in Liberal Arts Institutions

October 2, 2019

At 7:30 on Thursday, Sept. 26, students, faculty, and many others shuffled into Memorial Commons for an evening discussion of social justice with author and Mississippi native Kiese Laymon. Laymon’s talk garnered interest across campus after various FYS students praised his writing from their clas...

The Harward Center Presents: Public Works in Progress

October 2, 2019

On Sept. 26, the Harward Center presented their second presentation of a series on community-engaged summer work done by Bates students. It featured the work of six students who shared their experiences. Emma Block ’22 presented on her internship at the Lewiston District Court. Some of her assignment...

Lizanecz’s Plans for his Presidency

October 2, 2019

Ryan Lizanecz ’20 wasn’t planning on running for Student Body President. Although he has represented the class of 2020 for three years, he didn’t necessarily see himself in the chief position. “[Running] was a very last-minute thing,” he said. “To be completely honest, during my time...

23 and Who? Roth Explores DNA and Identity

October 2, 2019

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Dr. Wendy Roth of the University of Pennsylvania spoke in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom to members of the Bates community. Sponsored by the Sociology, Psychology, and Biology departments, the talk focused on the mass proliferation of genetic ancestry tests and their social ...

Seroy Presents Research on Phenotypic Plasticity in Changing Ocean

October 2, 2019

On Sept. 27, Sasha Seroy spoke in front of a mixed crowd of both students and professionals in her seminar on “Phenotypic Plasticity in a Changing Ocean: Integrating Effects from Organisms to Populations.” Seroy is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington and part of a research team at F...

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