Stories from March 2009
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Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

Opinions, stories, and comments from the Bates community

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled "Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia," published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.

Presenting new knowledge in 1700 square inches

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:25 pm

Dana Oster '09 had to think big — Atlantic Ocean big — during her geology research on the ever-shifting sands of Seawall Beach, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Maine coast.

No News is Bad News

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:24 pm

The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.

Vital statistics

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:15 pm

Honoring life's milestones From the Spring 2009 issue of Bates Magazine, Obituaries and recent news of Bates alumni deaths

They Came, They Bought

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:13 pm

Josh Holdeman '93, international director of 20th-century art for Christie's, talks to clients during bidding. Holdeman and his team oversaw the sale Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection in December 16-17, 2008, which acheived a record total -- more than $7 million -- for a single owner Christie's sale dedicated to photographs.

March 2009 Images of Bates

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:11 pm

Watch the slide show Click on thumbnails, above, to view the slide...

Help Wanted

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:10 pm

Anthropology students identify obstacles to Somali employment in the Lewiston-Auburn area — as well as potential solutions.

Everything Downhill

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:34 am

It's pandemonium atop a beginner lift at the Bretton Woods ski resort in New Hampshire. Limbs flail, ski equipment disconnects, and clothing detaches as fledgling skiers hit the snow on their first lift ride. Then Alexa Bernotavicz '94 steps in. She rights the skiers, guides them out of harm's way, and readies the lift for yet another wave of chaos.

Homing in on Green Design

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:33 am

Perils and possibilities arise as consumers seek green options in building and architecture.

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