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February 27, 2011 6:43 pm

Men’s swimming and diving has best NESCAC finish since 2003

Men’s swimming and diving has best NESCAC finish since 2003

The Bobcats’ highest conference finish since they were sixth in 2003.


February 24, 2011 4:53 pm

Learned Ladies celebrates French culture, Schaeffer Theatre's 50th

The Learned Ladies, says director Martin Andrucki, is “a wonderful Molière play. It’s got all the Molière hallmarks — the wit, the elegance, both broad and refined humor.”


February 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Oleanna explores sexual politics in academe

Known for its galvanizing, polarizing effect on audiences, Oleanna depicts the struggle between a college professor and a student who accuses him of sexual harassment and thereby spoils his chances for tenure.


February 24, 2011 2:21 pm

As Bates marks Schaeffer Theatre's 50th, March plays look at French culture, U.S. sexual politics

March is a month for theater classics at Bates College. Elizabeth Castellano, a Bates junior from New Suffolk, N.Y., directs the college’s production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, a highly charged story of sexual politics in the halls of academe. Meanwhile, the theater department honors French culture and marks the 50th anniversary of its mainstage venue, Schaeffer Theatre, with a production of Molière’s 1672 satire The Learned Ladies.


February 23, 2011 10:58 am

Postcard: Revolutionary icon accompanies history professor to class

Preparing to leave her Pettengill Hall office to teach HIST 390H, “The Mexican Revolution,” Assistant Professor of History Karen Melvin…


February 22, 2011 4:46 pm

Advocate of interfaith dialogue to give Zerby Lecture

Paul Knitter, a leading theologian of religious pluralism, offers the lecture Without Buddha, I Could Not Be a Christian, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.


February 22, 2011 4:33 pm

Language Arts Live presents poets Jackson, Girmay

The Language Arts Live series of literary readings at Bates College presents poets Major Jackson and Aracelis Girmay in March. Jackson, author of three poetry collections, reads from his work at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. An inheritor of Eritrean, Puerto Rican, and African American traditions, Aracelis Girmay visits at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Chase Hall’s Skelton Lounge, also at 56 Campus Ave.


February 22, 2011 1:31 pm

A night of wild music: Cutting-edge guitarist, drummer to perform

Under the tantalizing billing of “Wild Music for Guitar and Percussion,” guitarist-composer Cristian Amigo and drummer Gustavo Aguilar perform at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.


February 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Events Schedule: March 2011

Happy spring from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college in March 2011. Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge.


February 18, 2011 12:27 pm

Campus Construction Update: Feb. 18, 2011

Captivated by the details of steel, drywall and bricks, as we often are, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls is not actually the most important activity involving these buildings. What really matters, of course, is what people do in a building during those long intervals between construction projects.