Letter to the Editor, The Bates Student

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 is an expensive form of education to […]


In Whom Do We Trust?

Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. For a lot of people in this country, experiencing the presidential leadership of Donald Trump has been less than inspiring and wholesome. From his aggressive political rallies to his confrontational rhetoric on national television to everything that he symbolizes, Donald Trump has been involved in controversy from […]


One Last Season

Sarah Rothmann ‘19 discusses her personal journey through 24 seasons of competitive running I used to only think in numbers. Now, as an English major at Bates, this seems absurd. But it’s true. In high school, I measured my success as a cross country and track-and-field runner based on how fast I could run certain […]


Students Present Their Work at the Mount David Summit

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 numerous posters designed by students presenting their research.