One thing I really like about Bates is that it seems to be VERY friendly towards GLBT people (read about the professor helping transexuals find a voice), and I find this welcoming.
Are there any specific community service opportunities Batesies really love or are welcoming? Is the food as wonderful as the website seems to suggest?
I also wonder how the religious groups at Bates interact. Does anybody here know about the Muslim Association? They have no link/website on their own on the Bates website.
Also wondering how welcoming Bates is towards International students, (Malaysian, but currently living in Romania). I know they have an office and a multicultural club, but is there interaction between americans and intels or are the intels a mostly tight-knit group?