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Letter to the Bates Community

My Fellow Bates Students, Today marks over a month since Student Government has been in full force, working hard to transform itself into a more student-facing organization. This necessary rebuild comes with a host of diligent effort and, to be completely honest, a lot of trial and error. We are living in an extraordinary time

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Dear Sustainable Abigail…

Hi Abby! I am living in Adams this year and I have noticed students putting the trash bags from their room into the larger bathroom bins. I was under the impression that all trash from our room should be placed in a trash room, and definitely not the bathroom. I want to tell people to

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Cleaning Through Mud, Trash, and Mount David

Despite rainy conditions, a large group of students gathered to volunteer their time and help make our campus a little cleaner during this past Sunday’s EcoService Day. The annual campus-wide cleanup started last year as an extension of the longer standing community cleanup throughout Lewiston that the EcoReps and the Harward Center organize during Short

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Slavery in the New England Colonies

On Thursday, October 5, Bates held its annual Andrews Lecture in the Muskie Archives. This year, Wendy Warren, an assistant professor of History at Princeton University and the recent author of New England Bound, came to deliver a speech on slavery in the New England colonies. “This is her first book,” began Professor Joseph Hall

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Battle of the Bridges

Lewiston and Auburn are famous as the great “twin cities” of Maine, often going under the name LA for shorthand. However, on the ballot this November. 7, there will be a referendum question on whether Lewiston and Auburn should legally merge to become one city under one government. The measure, if passed, would cause changes

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Student Government Pushes for Free Meals in Commons

Bates has long provided its students with a tremendously unique dining program; the single dining hall setup allows students to connect in a centralized location, while unlimited swipes encourages students to enter and leave Commons as frequently as they desire with no financial recourse. Now, Student Government is making moves for an even more comprehensive

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Ladd Celebrates Banned Books Week in Style

As a part of National Banned Books Week, Ladd Library organized a series of mid-day talks by Bates professors about censorship across history and the world. The library is also placing a selection of books about censorship by the front entrance for easy accessibility. The speaker series was one of many events across the country

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Mindfulness and Relationships at Bates

Heiku Jaime McLeod came to Commons on Friday, September 29 to give a talk titled “Mindfulness & Relationships.” McLeod is a priest in the Soto Zen tradition and is the Buddhist Chaplain at Bates. The talk was the first Mindfulness Lunch of the year. These lunches are a collaboration between the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the

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New Dean of Faculty on the Horizon

Bates College is nothing if not fastidious in our selection of faculty members. Our professors are constantly striving to make their endeavors with both students and the Bates administration run as smoothly as possible. To facilitate this, Bates maintains a Dean of Faculty, who doubles as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Our current Dean

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