The first day of Short Term begins as students enter the College Store to purchase textbooks, including “Chapter Zero: Fundamental of Abstract Mathematics” for Math S21-A Introduction to Abstraction, aka “Math Camp.”

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"These days it’s not really relaxing, but it’s something I want to catch up with when I have free time. It’s something everyone needs to do in the day."
— Will Reber ‘16, of Johnson, Vt., a music and art double major, on following world and national events, which he does by reading The New York Times daily
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"These days it’s not really relaxing, but it’s something I want to catch up with when I have free time. It’s something everyone needs to do in the day."

— Will Reber ‘16, of Johnson, Vt., a music and art double major, on following world and national events, which he does by reading The New York Times daily

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"It’s nice to see our campus blooming again. And it’s kind of fun working in the dirt. You don’t really get the opportunity to do that too much here."—Politics major Liz Bassani ‘14 of Havertown, Pa., on her second day of assisting Landscape Architect Bill Bergevin
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"It’s nice to see our campus blooming again. And it’s kind of fun working in the dirt. You don’t really get the opportunity to do that too much here."

—Politics major Liz Bassani ‘14 of Havertown, Pa., on her second day of assisting Landscape Architect Bill Bergevin

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The arrival of spring and the beginning of Short Term coincides with school vacation week, when large groups of prospective students arrive on campus for information sessions, campus tours, and a taste of Bates.

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Spring is here, and the mighty Androscoggin River rushes over the Great Falls.

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"It’s May in Maine. What’s more beautiful than that?"
— Associate Dean of Admission LK Gagnon ‘88, on how she communicates excitement to prospective students about Short Term, a delicate balance of great academics and fun
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"It’s May in Maine. What’s more beautiful than that?"

— Associate Dean of Admission LK Gagnon ‘88, on how she communicates excitement to prospective students about Short Term, a delicate balance of great academics and fun

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

"Gender ends up influencing a lot of things in college. It permeates everything we do, and it’s an area that can use some changes in terms of popular perception."
— Junior Adviser Chris Opie ‘15 of Arlington, Mass., awaiting the 8:30 a.m. opening of the College Store to purchase a text for his Short Term course “Gender, Sexuality and Violence,” taught by Lecturer in Anthropology and Title IX Officer Heather Lindkvist
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"Gender ends up influencing a lot of things in college. It permeates everything we do, and it’s an area that can use some changes in terms of popular perception."

— Junior Adviser Chris Opie ‘15 of Arlington, Mass., awaiting the 8:30 a.m. opening of the College Store to purchase a text for his Short Term course “Gender, Sexuality and Violence,” taught by Lecturer in Anthropology and Title IX Officer Heather Lindkvist

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"Someone out there is interested in that, too, and they are giving out money."
— English Lecturer and Graduate Fellowships Adviser Robert Strong, holding copies of Karsh and Fox’s “The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need,” a text he will use in his new Short Term Course, “Grant Writing.”  Strong says that teaching grant writing is about getting students “to shift from being aspirational to being proactive.”
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

"Someone out there is interested in that, too, and they are giving out money."

— English Lecturer and Graduate Fellowships Adviser Robert Strong, holding copies of Karsh and Fox’s “The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need,” a text he will use in his new Short Term Course, “Grant Writing.”  Strong says that teaching grant writing is about getting students “to shift from being aspirational to being proactive.”

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

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"That’s the point of libraries. We don’t have secrets."
—Jeff Kazin ‘04, Library Assistant-Public Services, explaining how he does his entire job at the front desk. Here he places Ladd Library books on reserve for Short Term.
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

"That’s the point of libraries. We don’t have secrets."

—Jeff Kazin ‘04, Library Assistant-Public Services, explaining how he does his entire job at the front desk. Here he places Ladd Library books on reserve for Short Term.

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

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"I’m a senior. And I can’t believe I am finished!"
—Anthropology major Devin Tatro ‘14, of Haverhill, Mass., just after handing in her portfolio for “Prose Writing” taught by English lecturer Robert Strong
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"I’m a senior. And I can’t believe I am finished!"

—Anthropology major Devin Tatro ‘14, of Haverhill, Mass., just after handing in her portfolio for “Prose Writing” taught by English lecturer Robert Strong

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

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