Archives for "Intellectual rigor"


December 21, 2009 10:49 am

Bates Matters: Homage to Hedley

Like other members of the post–World War II baby boom who went into academe, I emerged from graduate school in the mid-1970s. Here at Bates, a new generation of professors like Martin Andrucki, Mark Semon, Steve Kemper, and Carole Taylor — plus many others, boomers all — arrived in response to what was promised them: the opportunity to be vigorous scholars and great teachers.


December 3, 2009 9:01 am highlights immigrant research by politics professor Clarisa Perez-Armendariz

The online magazine highlights new research by Assistant Professor of Politics Clarisa Perez-Armendariz suggesting that the presence of Mexican…


November 30, 2009 3:32 pm

The Stanford Daily reports on symposium honoring art history professor Wanda Corn '62

The Stanford Daily reports on the “Great American Thing,” a two-day symposium honoring Wanda Jones Corn ’62, professor emeritus at…


November 19, 2009 9:31 am

Video: South African dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma spends a week in residence

“As a black African dancer, I am constantly expected to conform to stereotypical perceptions of the Western world and of…


November 18, 2009 11:49 am

Video: Lee Abrahamsen is at the heart of Bates' medical studies program

Each year, close to 90 percent of Bates students applying to medical or veterinary schools gain admission. That record of…


October 26, 2009 1:28 pm

Five Bates College alumni receive Fulbright Scholarships

Five Bates College graduates are teaching and conducting research abroad this year thanks to scholarships from the Fulbright Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State.


October 20, 2009 6:34 pm

Newsweek calls on President Hansen for roundtable on higher education

For its October 26, 2009 cover story, Newsweek magazine called on President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and four other thought leaders in American higher education to “debate the merits of a three-year degree and assess the state of higher education.”


October 20, 2009 12:01 pm

The Chronicle of Higher Education dubs John Atchley '06 a 'new kind of Fulbrighter'

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles John Atchley ’06 in a story about the changing focus of Fulbright scholars in…


October 7, 2009 2:50 pm

Brooks Quimby season off to strong start

Bates College debaters started their season in style the weekend of Sept. 25-27 with a tournament win in Vermont and a strong showing at Boston University. Representing Bates’ Brooks Quimby Debate Council, sophomores Colin Etnire and Ian Mahmud finished first out of 76 teams in a tourney at the University of Vermont on Sept. 27. (Debate teams comprise two people.) Beginning debaters acquitted themselves well that same weekend, as two Bates teams won three out of four rounds in a novice tournament at BU.


September 30, 2009 3:13 pm

Faculty grant recipients honored in gathering

Bates faculty members are active scholars, and many receive external grants to support their scholarship. Faculty in fields as diverse…