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Foreign Language TA Spotlight: Andrea Elisabeth Kreditsch

The Bates Student runs a regular column which hopes to highlight the unique gifts to the Bates community brought forth by foreign language teaching assistants. This week, I spoke to Andrea Elisabeth Kreditsch, the 2018-19 German language teaching assistant, about her native country of Austria, adjusting to American culture, and Austrian food! Bates Student (BS): […]

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AESOP and the Outing Club are Made of White Privilege

It comes as no surprise to most Bates students that our ‘beloved’ AESOP orientation trips are led by an overwhelmingly white organization. Whiteness is central to this path to entry to our college; to have an identity dissociated from a ‘hip,’ outdoorsy norm rooted in a Northeastern white understanding of self seems almost inconceivable by […]

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Q&A: New Athletic Director, Jason Fein, Opens Up about his Vision for Bates Athletics

2016-17 was arguably the most impressive year for Bates Athletics. Women’s rowing won the NCAA Division III Championships. Several men’s and women’s track and field athletics earned All-American honors. The program placed 20th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup final Division III standings, a national ranking system of the country’s most successful varsity programs. So what’s […]