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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 […]


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 Dance Festival 2014

by GeneGeiger on February 11, 2014

LEWISTON — The Bates Dance Festival has announced its 2014 season of public events, taking place July 8 through Aug. 9 on the Bates College campus. Presenting stunning new works, the renowned contemporary artists appearing at the six-week festival are Prometheus Dance, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, David Dorfman Dance and Vincent Mantsoe | Yin […]


The Iraqi film “About 111 Girls” will be shown Sept. 9, at Bates College’s Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. The film tells the story of an Iranian state official, his driver and a young guide who race across a troubled but magnificent landscape to stop 111 young Kurdish women from committing suicide in protest against conditions […]