The Bates Student

Letter to the Editor, The Bates Student

Clayton Spencer, Bates College President

May 1, 2019

Earlier this week, I sent a letter to returning students and their families regarding the single fee for the 2019-20 academic year. I write this letter to provide some additional context for understanding the factors that inform our approach to setting the number. The residential liberal arts experience...

Say Yes to Fulbright

Georgia Scoville

May 1, 2019

Students entered Keck on Thursday afternoon to an unfamiliar setting. Instead of current college kids filling the rows, former fulbright scholars stood with nametags, chatting and milling about. They offered advice that students should make sure to spend time outside of the United States, and to delve in...

Rising Tuition Incites Petition

Margy Schueler, News Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Bates Students and families received an email from President Clayton Spencer concerning tuition for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Bate’s single fee will total the large sum of 71,388 dollars, an increase of 2,370 dollars over last year’s total price. The tuition hike is not...

Cigarettes, INC!

April 3, 2019

The evening of Thursday, March 28th marked the third installment of the “What is American Studies?” series. The Bates community in PGill G65 was joined by Nan Enstad, the Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Enstad’s lecture, “Cigarettes INC!” focused on her ...

Restructuring, a Student Discount Program, and Dodgeball: A Student Government Update

April 3, 2019

In the final weeks of Student Government for the 2018-2019 academic year, Walter Washington and Myles Smith are preparing to pass the torch as Student Government President and Vice President to Ryan Lizanecz and Lebanos Mengistu. Read More »...

Bates “Plague” Sends Nearly 100 to Health Services

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2019

Rumors have circulated Bates about the sudden aggressive illness which affected a significant portion of the student body last week. Health Services has confirmed that this outbreak was the result of a highly-contagious gastrointestinal (GI) virus. Read More »...

“Strong People Don’t Need a Strong Leader”

“Strong People Don’t Need a Strong Leader”

April 3, 2019

Dr. Barbara Ransby’s MLK Day Keynote After a snow delay prevented her from coming on MLK Day, historian and scholar activist Dr. Barbara Ransby of Illinois University came to Bates on March 25th to deliver her keynote speech, “Intersectional Feminist Praxis in the Black Freedom Movement from Ella B...

Students Present Their Work at the Mount David Summit

Students Present Their Work at the Mount David Summit

April 3, 2019

The annual Mount David Summit allows Bates students—particularly seniors who have completed their theses—to present research, academic, and artistic work to the Bates community at large. This Friday, Pettengill was teeming with students, parents, and faculty members trying to catch a glance at the n...

Street Explains the Difference Between “Me” and “Not Me”

April 3, 2019

On Thursday March 28th, Dr. Sharon Street of New York University came to campus to give a talk on metaethics, titled: “On Recognizing Oneself in Others: A Meditation-Based Response to Mackie’s Argument from Queerness.” In her talk, Street gleaned insights from Eastern Meditative traditions t...

Moore ‘21 on Writing a Philosophy Book

March 20, 2019

On any given summer night at roughly 1:00 in the morning, you are apt to find Shane Moore ‘21 at the Portland Denny’s typing furiously on his computer. At this establishment, says Shane, is where he and his high school friend Gus wrote a sizeable portion of their six month long project—a 325 pa...

Ryan, ‘86, Gives Scoop on Life After Bates

March 20, 2019

As college tuitions are at an all time high, many students both at Bates and abroad are forced to ask themselves when applying to colleges what they intend on doing with a liberal arts degree or a humanities major. Many high school and college students worry that they won’t be able to make a retur...

BCSG’s Campaign Heats Up

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

March 20, 2019

This year’s election of the Bates College President and Vice President is even more important than usual: in the aftermath of the Student Government temporarily stepping down to protest their lack of purpose, the new leaders will have an exciting opportunity to lead the transition into increased autonomy...

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