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A more normal looking Commons will await students in the fall.

Sit-Down, Self-Serve Summer Commons Provides Hope for Fall Semester

Olivia Dimond, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor July 12, 2021

On May 28, a complete transformation hit campus, for both first-years and recently graduated seniors alike: sit-down, self-serve Commons. Governor Janet Mills ended Maine’s mask mandate for vaccinated...

A quarantined student sits on a bench in the Muskie Garden after receiving approval to go outside.

Quarantined Students Recount Confusing and Frustrating Process

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief September 9, 2020

All student names in this article have been changed to protect the identity of the student who tested positive.  On the morning of Friday, Aug. 28, Stella and Annabel woke to a knock at their door...

Ninety-four students test negative for COVID-19 in first round of testing

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief August 24, 2020

After a long, uncertain summer, the first wave of students moved into Bates this weekend.   Students were tested for COVID-19 on Sunday morning and received their results 23 and a half hours later,...

August 13 student Q&A highlights

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief August 13, 2020

Below are some of the highlights from the student Q&A held on Aug. 13. The Bates Student encourages students who want more information on these topics to check out the fall 2020 section of the website,...

Bates Solidarity Petition Demands A Safer Reopening Plan

Bates Solidarity Petition Demands A Safer Reopening Plan

Georgina Scoville, Managing Editor August 7, 2020

In the past several weeks, an Instagram account named Bates Solidarity has begun to regularly appear on student social media feeds. The group regularly posts anonymous statements regarding the institution’s...

Bates Provides more Details on Move-in during Live Q&A

Ellie Wolfe, Managing Sports Editor July 30, 2020

On Thursday, various Bates College staff members hosted a third webinar for new and returning students. This live stream was meant to update students on new policies and to answer questions regarding the...

Students Reconsider In-person Classes after Reading Required Waivers

Christina Leonard and Eleanor Boyle July 30, 2020

Returning students will be required to sign waivers disclosing the risk factors of returning to campus and acknowledge public health guidelines limiting social interactions if they wish to live on campus...

Information for International Students regarding ICE Guidelines and Travel

Eleanor Boyle, Community Outreach Coordinator July 11, 2020

FAQ from Bates about ICE guidelines issued on July 6, 2020   The information below was compiled from Dean Reese's information session with international students on July 8, 2020.   Academics  Bates...

Detailing the NCAA’s “Resocialization of Sport” and What It Means for Fall Sports at Bates

Detailing the NCAA’s “Resocialization of Sport” and What It Means for Fall Sports at Bates

Jackson Elkins, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2020

The NCAA released a memo on May 1 entitled “Core Principles of Resocialization of Sport” which laid out nine core principles of resocialization of college sports, as well as a three phase plan to serve...

Bates to Announce Plans for the Fall by June 30

Bates to Announce Plans for the Fall by June 30

Vanessa Paolella and Eleanor Boyle May 10, 2020

In a letter sent to students on Friday, President Clayton Spencer wrote that Bates intends to announce its plans for the 2020-21 academic year by the end of June. This is in line with other NESCAC institutions...

Still Unbroken: Acknowledging African-American Community Leaders during COVID-19

Miles Nabritt and Roy Matthews May 9, 2020

During this incredibly difficult time, we feel that it is important to think and reflect on how much the Coronavirus has impacted our community. Not only has the ongoing pandemic affected the lives of...

Class of 2019 Marshals Katharine Gaillard and Michael Driscal Jr. lead the procession of newly graduated seniors at Commencement last year.

Commencement and Reunion Weekend Cancelled amid COVID-19 Concerns

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief April 6, 2020

Bates officially announced the cancellation of both Commencement and Reunion Weekend today as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the U.S. While this move is not unexpected, it is a disappointment...

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