Stories about "Intellectual rigor"
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Debaters Blackburn and Stewart bring home national championship

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:00 pm

In the storied history of Bates debate, the victory is believed to be the first national title by a Bates varsity team.

Murambi Genocide Memorial, Rwanda. (Photograph by Aliza Luft)
Aliza Luft ’06 examines ‘risky defections’ during the genocide in Rwanda

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:58 am

Why, Luft asks in her guest blog post, did some Hutu "evade participation and help Tutsi" instead of killing them?

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Conference at Bates explores women’s ritual activities in ancient times

Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:12 pm

While men may have dominated public life in ancient Greece and Rome,...

Rebecca Goetz '00 is author of he Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).
Historian Joe Hall favors Goetz ’00 and ‘The Baptism of Early Viriginia’ in Elite 8 matchup

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Why not join a March Madness competition where you have a real rooting interest?

Kelton McMahon '05 (left) dives among coral reefs in the Red Sea. McMahon earned a doctorate from the joint MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution program in oceanography. (Michael Berumen / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

At Bates, these ocean scientists learned to "be fearless" in their approach to research.

Mount David Summit 2010. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Student research spans the disciplines at today’s Mount David Summit

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:45 am

The "premier academic event of the year" is today. Stop by if you're in the area!

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Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:23 am

The ad "Dad and Papa" highlights the "contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities," Engel writes.

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‘Agent provocateur’ Thomas Tracy is 2014 Kroepsch honoree for excellence in teaching

Friday, February 28, 2014 5:56 am

For students, the intrinsic value of studying philosophy is a "richer and more interesting life."

In Central Europe, Phillips Fellow Baumann ’14 sought missing pieces of a family puzzle

Friday, January 31, 2014 12:45 pm

Rachel Baumann's interest in her grandparents gained new intensity when, supported by a Phillips Fellowship, she spent summer 2013 researching their story of courage, audacity and survival as Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe.

Debater Shannon Griffin '16, left, listens to an objection Monday during the Reverend Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate between Bates and Morehouse colleges in the Olin Arts Center. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:19 am

As debaters from Bates and Morehouse colleges made clear, discussing Martin Luther King’s dream raises more questions than it answers.

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