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Bates College

They Came. They Studied. They Stayed.

by GeneGeiger on May 25, 2014

Julia Sleeper, center, in white T-shirt, is a Brewer native who graduated from Bates College in 2008 and stayed in Lewiston to help disadvantaged children. She co-founded the Tree Street Youth Center in downtown Lewiston and is currently the executive director Bates is an extraordinary college and an extraordinary resource for the LA community. It […]


Two New Dorms For Bates

by GeneGeiger on May 6, 2014

Bates hopes new dorms will make room for students and renovations Scott Taylor, Sun Journal, April 29 April 29–LEWISTON — A project to build two new Campus Avenue student dormitories over the next two summers is a key part to Bates College’s master plan for the next 20 years. The dorms, with around 230 beds, should open in time for […]


A Local Treasure: Frank Glazer at 99

by GeneGeiger on March 30, 2014

The Channel 6 TV news magazine 207 profiles pianist Frank Glazer, Bates’ remarkable 99-year-old artist in residence. “Ninety-nine? I can’t believe it,” Glazer says. “It’s as though it’s thrust upon you all of a sudden. Especially if you feel like I do, like 35 inside.”


Retired Bates College educator, Bill Hiss, has authored a study showing that high school performance, rather than college entrance exams, is the best indicator of college success. Standardized tests are an important consideration for admissions at many colleges and universities. But one new study shows that high school performance, not standardized test scores, is a […]


Bates Debators Ranked 5th Nationally

by GeneGeiger on November 10, 2013

Bates College debators have traditionally ranked in the top tier of colleges nationwide.  Currently, the Bates team ranks fifth overall in the American Parliamentary Debate Association standings, trailing only Yale, Harvard, Brandeis and Rutgers. Taylor Blackburn ’15 and Matt Summers ’15 get ready to drive the Bates team to Harvard for a recent tournament, where they finished fifth […]