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Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:00 am

Atskuo Hirai tries on 'Mao Jacket'

On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:53 am

Dennis Grafflin tries on 'Mao Jacket'

It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.

Thursday

February 26, 2009
11:56 am

History professor Hall receives Kroepsch Award for teaching excellence

Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall Jr., a member of the Bates College faculty since 2002, has received the college’s 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. In conjunction with this honor, Hall gives a talk titled “How Maine Was Discovered.”

Monday

January 12, 2009
3:20 pm

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis ’72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn’t expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.

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.

Wednesday

April 2, 2008
10:38 am

Ernest P. Muller, professor emeritus of history, dies at 89

Ernest P. Muller, professor emeritus of history and a member of the Bates faculty from 1950 to 1988, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. He was 89.

Tuesday

March 4, 2008
12:00 pm

Video: Roots musician Corey Harris ’91 in residence

During his Bates residency, Corey Harris ’91 spoke to students in an introductory course on the Francophone world.

Saturday

March 1, 2008
4:39 pm

Of Climate, Clams, and Colleagues

Arctic clams are sentinels of climate change, says biology professor Will Ambrose. But he didn’t find that out by himself