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Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader's commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson,...

By Bates News on December 16, 2014

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Bates debate, ranked ninth in the U.S., looks ahead to Worlds in January

The legendary Brooks Quimby Debate Council will send three teams to Malaysia in January to compete at the World Universities Debating Championships.

By Bates News on December 10, 2014

Swimmers Jonathan Depew ’18 of Hudson, Ohio, Ned Thunem ’17 of New Canaan, Conn., and Alex Smachlo ’15 of Rexford, N.Y., prepare for their Dec. 6 meet at Tarbell Pool. Bates outscored UMaine for the first time since 2009. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

It's a time when students buckle down to review what they already know, even as the campus pulls them toward new ideas, people and experiences.

By Bates News on December 9, 2014

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

By Jay Burns on December 8, 2014

The 2011 Lessons and Carols event (see Dec. 7). (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Lessons and Carols service honors the season on Dec. 7

In an annual tradition at Bates College, a Service of Lessons and Carols for the Advent season takes place on Dec. 7.

By Bates News on December 5, 2014

Stacey Kabat '85 talks to students in a film criticism course taught by Jonathan Cavallero, assistant professor of rhetoric. She brought along her Academy Award because "it's fun to hold it, so I always feel like sharing." Students passed it around and, yes, it's heavy. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Neither naive nor cynical, Oscar winner Stacey Kabat ’85 reflects on her domestic-violence activism

A national leader in the fight against domestic violence, Kabat won an Academy Award for the 1994 film "Defending Our Lives."

By Jay Burns on December 4, 2014

Eileen Lam '15 of New York City is shown at  Columbia University's Low Memorial Library. A fellowship from the Creating Connections Consortium enabled Lam to spend the summer experiencing graduate-level work at Columbia. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Three Bates College students formed the largest contingent from a single institution to receive 2014 undergraduate fellowships from the Creating Connections Consortium.

By Doug Hubley on December 3, 2014

A student diner walks over protesters stretched out in front of the vegan bar. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Noontime demonstration brings Ferguson to Bates

At noon on Dec. 2, more than 60 Bates students put their outrage about the outcome of the Michael Brown case in a place where it could not be overlooked: Commons at the height...

By Doug Hubley on December 2, 2014

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Praised for the distilled beauty of his prose, Paul Yoon to read at Bates

Author of the acclaimed story collection "Once the Shore" and the award-winning novel "Snow Hunters," Paul Yoon reads at Bates College on Dec. 4.

By Bates News on December 2, 2014

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Erik Jarnryd ’87, P’17 and Mark Mandel ’89 bring rich experience in business and finance to the Bates Board of Trustees

Jarnryd is chairman and CEO of Harvey Building Products in Waltham, Mass. Mandel is the director of global industry research at Wellington Management.

By Bates News on November 24, 2014