Archives for "Religious Studies"

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:31 pm

Consulting Magazine names Olivia Wakefield Lee '92 a leader in the field

Olivia Wakefield Lee ’92, a religion major at Bates, is one of Consulting Magazine‘s “future leaders,” as noted in the…

Friday

December 5, 2008 3:08 pm

On Being Raised Buddhist

Oh Buddhism, you complicate my life in so many ways but you also make it easy to write off bad things that happen. Chalk it up to karma. That spider was obviously some evil-doer in its past life, hence why it got killed by my Raid handling mother. Same with the black fly. However, it gets more complicated when you start to think about human beings. Could the starving people of this world really all have racked up bad karma in their past lives? I don’t buy it. That’s a question I constantly ponder. I hope I’ll come find some sort of satisfactory answer to that question someday. Maybe lying on the side of the road looking like road kill like my fake fur stole. Sigh.

Thursday

November 6, 2008 1:29 pm

I’m the Girl Talk of Philosophy

Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?

Saturday

October 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Autumn on Campus in Maine

My academic course load is really challenging this semester, but I am really happy with all of my classes. For instance, though I am a Religion major and a Philosophy minor, I registered to take an upper level History seminar on colonial America. It is a subject I wasn’t at all interested in or knew anything about. But all my friends who are History majors told me that Professor Hall was an amazing teacher. Though he was teaching a 100 level class this semester, I decided to take his 300 level seminar with only six other students. There has been tons of reading and writing assignments, but I have fallen in love with the material and the professor. That’s something special about Bates and the liberal arts experience. You don’t have to limit yourself to classes within your major, or even personal interests.

Friday

May 23, 2008 11:20 am

Tamara Wyche ’08 takes great heart and mind to law school

An ability to analyze complex situations, coupled with deep empathy, positions Tamara Wyche ’08 of Baltimore, Md., for a successful…

Tuesday

November 6, 2007 10:04 am

Graduate programs in health care accept 89 percent of Bates applicants

Eighty-nine percent of Bates College students who worked with the college’s Medical Studies Committee in applying to health care-related graduate programs for fall 2007 matriculation were accepted.

Tuesday

September 19, 2006 3:26 pm

Timothy McCall '08 researches Lewiston's Jewish community

A visit to the local Jewish cemetery taught Timothy McCall ’08 of Lawrenceville, N.J., a timeless lesson in history.

Thursday

March 30, 2006 12:00 am

Speaker discusses Palestinian-Israeli peace process

As part of an Islam and Middle East Awareness Week at Bates College, Forsan Hussein, an expert on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will give a talk on the conflict and discuss alternatives for the peace process at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science, 44 Campus Ave., Bates College. The public is invited to attend the talk, sponsored by Mushahada and the recently established Bates College Middle East Peace Alliance, at no charge.

Wednesday

May 11, 2005 2:55 pm

Ethics of Schiavo case at issue in panel discussion

A panel of experts in the fields of law, philosophy and bioethics will discuss the implications of the Terri Schiavo case at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

September 14, 2004 3:17 pm

Bates names three Dana Professors

Bates College has named three Dana Professors as two members of the anthropology faculty and one member of the religion faculty.