The Bates Student

Perla Figuereo ’21 Makes BCSG History as the First Woman of Color Elected President

BCSG President Perla Figuereo ’21 (right) and President Lebanos Mengistu ’21 (left).

VANESSA PAOLELLA — APRIL 3, 2020

August 22, 2020

The Bates College Student Government (BCSG) released the results of the 50th BCSG election last week, naming Perla Figuereo ’21 and Lebanos Mengistu ’21 as the next President and Vice President of the 2020-21 assembly. The Bates Student has confirmed that Figuereo will be the first woman of color to hold t...

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

KHADEEJA QURESHI — FEBRUARY 5, 2020

August 22, 2020

Sixteen years ago, a seven year old Somali girl arrived in a congested terminal of JFK airport alongside her mother and her two younger brothers with no knowledge of what the signs above read, no familiar faces to find solace in, and no way to ask for help from passersby. This young girl was Safiya Kh...

Bates Professors reflect on Kavanaugh appointment

Professor Hill with 1991 open letter to the Times in protest of Thomas appointment.

CHRISTINA PERRONE — OCTOBER 24, 2018

August 22, 2020

On Oct. 5, Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, a vote that ultimately decided his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Two days before her decision, Collins received an open letter signed by faculty, administration, and staff members of higher education institutions around...

Bobcats Takes Down Bowdoin to Claim Fourth Straight CBB Title

Bobcats celebrate after their victory over Bowdoin to claim their fourth consecutive CBB Title

GERALD NELSON — NOVEMBER 8, 2017

August 22, 2020

It was a great day to be a Bobcat on Saturday, November 6. The football team beat the Bowdoin Polar Bears 24-17 to capture the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title for a team-record fourth consecutive year. No team has won four in a row since Colby won five in a row between 1988 and 1992. The senior class...

Report Shows Disappointing Voter Turnout Statistics for Bates

Bates Students register to vote in the 2016 election

MADELINE POLKINGHORN — SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

August 22, 2020

From its very founding by abolitionists to its history as one of the first coeducational undergraduate institutions in the nation, Bates has prided itself on its reputation as a college brimming with active political awareness. However, according to a study conducted at Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts ...

What You Need to Know About Lewiston Police and Bates Campus Security

What You Need to Know About Lewiston Police and Bates Campus Security

HALLEY POSNER & CHRIS HASSAN — SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

August 22, 2020

For years, Bates College has allowed students in their senior year to live off-campus, renting houses from local landlords. Most of these houses are situated very close to campus on streets like: College Street, White Street, Elm Street, Davis Street, and Mountain Avenue. Unfortunately, relations bet...

Maine ACLU asks US Dept. of Justice to investigate voter suppression effort at Bates College

These fliers were dispersed around the Bates College campus early Sunday

AMAR OJHA & NOAH LEVICK — OCTOBER 9, 2016

August 22, 2020

Sunday morning students encountered bright orange leaflets reading "BATES ELECTION LEGAL ADVISORY." The word ‘legal’ was underlined and had stars around it to add emphasis. Below that were two categorically false statements. First, students wanting to vote must change their driver’s licenses to...

Bates crew conquers New England and ECAC Rowing Championships

Bates crew conquers New England and ECAC Rowing Championships

NOAH LEVICK — MAY 13, 2015

August 21, 2020

Though they may not compete under the spotlights in front of hundreds of fans at Alumni Gym or Garcelon Field, Bates rowing has been quietly dominating on the water. In the wake of the team’s historically excellent performances at the New England and ECAC Rowing Championships, a national championship...

STORIES OF THE DECADE

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

August 20, 2020

In the past few years, I've come across many remarkable articles in past issues of The Bates Student. Some of these articles tell of momentous events: the creation of new majors, celebrations of great achievements, and proud deeds of activism. In 2012, we welcomed a new president; now in 2020, Batsies ex...

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

HANNAH GOLDBERG — MARCH 9, 2016

March 10, 2016

The Bobcats have earned their place on Fulbright’s “Top Producer” list for the past five years. This year, Bates surged from 9th to 3rd in the country, ranking below only Pitzer (CA) and Smith Colleges (MA) for the Bachelor’s and Liberal Arts category. Rival Bowdoin ranks 4th with Williams clos...

College receives $19 million to establish Digital and Computational Studies Program

The Digital and Computational Studies program is introduced to Bates with the help of Mike Bonney ‘80 and six other families.

JULIA MONGEAU — FEBRUARY 10, 2016

February 11, 2016

Bates College will now boast a Digital and Computational Studies program with the support of a $19 million donation from seven Bates families. In addition to the three new professorships needed for the DCS programs, a portion of the gift will go towards endowed professorships in neuroscience, economics...

Athlete recruitment: A complicated and confidential process

Athlete recruitment: A complicated and confidential process

NOAH LEVICK, JAMO KARSTEN & KYLE OLEHNIK — APRIL 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

College athletics is an incredible source of energy and excitement.  From the booming Division I football stadiums, to the raucous Alumni Gymnasium, college sports are undoubtedly an important component of college life.  But how exactly do these athletic teams form at academic institutions? In this...

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