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

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

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...

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

Councilwoman Khalid Shares Goals for Lewiston

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...

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

Bates Professors reflect on Kavanaugh appointment

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...

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

Bobcats Takes Down Bowdoin to Claim Fourth Straight CBB Title

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....

Bates Students register to vote in the 2016 election

Report Shows Disappointing Voter Turnout Statistics for Bates

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...

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

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

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...

These fliers were dispersed around the Bates College campus early Sunday

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

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...

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...

STORIES OF THE DECADE

Twenty Stories for 2020
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...

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

Bates ranks 3rd in 2016 Fulbright “Top Producers”

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...

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

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

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...

Athlete recruitment: A complicated and confidential process

Athlete recruitment: A complicated and confidential process

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...

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