Archives for "Politics"

Wednesday

September 30, 2009 3:05 pm

The Huffington Post interviews Ru Seneviratne Freeman '94 about her debut novel

Ru Seneviratne Freeman ’94, a political science major at Bates, was interviewed by The Huffington Post about her debut novel,…

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 11:46 am

Paul Suitter ’09 pursues a career in politics

During the presidential primary campaign, the Obama camp contacted the Bates Democrats and asked if we would host Ted Kennedy’s…

Thursday

June 25, 2009 9:36 am

Dan Berman '08, 'statistics ace,' finds flaws in Iran's election data

A story by The Boston Globe reveals how Daniel Berman ’08, a graduate student at St. Andrews University in Scotland and self-described elections junkie, has “leaped beyond the blogosphere and into the global headlines” with a co-written article that points out “data-driven evidence of widespread election irregularities” in Iran.

Sunday

May 24, 2009 12:23 pm

U.S. attorney nominee Joyce Vance known as rock under pressure

The Birmingham News profiles Joyce White Vance ’82, a President Obama nominee as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of…

Friday

May 22, 2009 2:50 pm

Passion, intensity drive Short Term offerings

As students choose just one intensive course from a portfolio of offerings, Bates’ Short Term is amenable to all kinds of academic experimentation. But one of its most desirable qualities is the precious time it affords for sustained concentration.

Friday

May 1, 2009 1:58 pm

Symposium explores promises, perils of 'generation gap' in tech, diversity

“We’re in the middle of a revolution,” Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen said at midday on April 30, “and it’s a hard place to see from.”

Monday

April 20, 2009 1:42 pm

Powering Up

The annual Presidential Symposium

Tuesday

March 10, 2009 12:04 pm

Discussed the Icelandic recession

The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast’s tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

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

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.

Sunday

January 25, 2009 12:49 pm

Speech of a lifetime

Tom Whalen ’86 was part of a CNN panel that discussed President Obama’s inauguration speech. Whalen, author of A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, said the speech “overall [was] not a speech for the ages, but a speech for our times and the concerns people have. In many ways, it reminds me of a coach giving a halftime locker room speech to his team that’s behind in the game. What Obama saying is that we have to make improvements or adjustment in order to prevail.”