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Friday

February 4, 2011
3:01 pm

A Burning Interest in the Serengeti

• Click the thumbnails above to view the slide show These photographs of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park illustrate research by…

Wednesday

January 26, 2011
12:03 pm

Economist Nathan Tefft explains how the recession has reduced traffic deaths

Writing in The Portland Press Herald, Assistant Professor of Economics Nathan Tefft and his colleague Chad Cotti of the University…

Tuesday

January 25, 2011
3:58 pm

Carolyn Ryan '86 named editor of the 'soul' of The New York Times

Carolyn Ryan ’86 has been named metropolitan editor of The New York Times, according to the paper’s Media Decoder blog and…

Tuesday

January 18, 2011
3:09 pm

MLK Day: Bates explores non-violent activism past, present and future

In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson has news for you. “I am absolutely convinced” that the 21st century will be the time for a social justice movement that overshadows the transformative campaigns of the previous century, Lawson told a Bates College audience gathered on Jan. 17 to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday

January 3, 2011
4:44 pm

Influential figures in older, newer civil rights struggles offer MLK keynotes

One of them described by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “the greatest teacher of nonviolence in America,” leaders representing two generations of social activism offer keynote addresses during the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College on Monday, Jan. 17.

Thursday

October 7, 2010
12:03 pm

After 12 years, Jill Reich to transition from dean of faculty to psychology professor

After 12 years of service as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, Jill N. Reich will…

Wednesday

September 29, 2010
12:01 pm

Bates students reflect on research abroad, from Africa to Indonesia

Phillips Student Fellowship recipients will present their research on the fate of the orangutan and its rainforest home, the provision of eye care to underserved African communities and the aftermath of Liberia’s brutal civil wars at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Tuesday

September 21, 2010
4:53 pm

Daily Series: Michael '12 finds an oil-water mix at the Sierra Club

As summer enters its final week, we are sharing stories from students who had Bates-related summer experiences, each day through…

Wednesday

September 8, 2010
3:13 pm

Ready to respond, 501 new students hear the call as Bates begins 145th year

“What we do today is symbolic of what we do all year long,” Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 told some 501 new students during Bates College’s Convocation on Sept. 7. One of five speakers at the ceremony on the Historic Quad, Bruce’s keynote address eloquently wove together an explication of the College’s new mission statement with the meaning of “convocation” itself — and, most importantly, what it all means to the new arrivals.

Thursday

September 2, 2010
1:41 pm

Chronicle of Higher Education quotes thought-leader Merisotis '86 on rankings

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Richard Kahlenberg discusses a new book by Ben Wildavsky, former education editor at U.S. News…