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Friday

March 4, 2011
2:26 pm

Student political organizations present Santorum, McAuliffe

The initiative of student political groups at Bates College has drawn to campus national figures from both ends of the ideological spectrum during a single week in March. Rick Santorum, a Republican who represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House and Senate, addresses the topic of Islamic extremism at Bates at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Terry McAuliffe, who served as chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, offers the keynote speech at the Maine College Democrats Convention at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, also in the Muskie Archives. This talk, too, is open to the public at no cost.

Monday

March 19, 2007
2:48 pm

Expert on democracy to discuss plight, promise of the Middle East

Les Campbell, a leading expert on the development of democracy, visits Bates College to speak about the necessity and difficulty of building democracies in the Middle East Wednesday, March 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

October 18, 2006
2:40 pm

Iraq war veteran to speak

Adam Cote of Sanford, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the Maine Army National Guard, visits Bates College to offer a firsthand account of his time in Iraq at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall.

Tuesday

May 2, 2006
12:00 am

Bates Democrat events examine Iraq war, U.S. military policy

As Bates College gets its five-week spring Short Term into gear, the Bates Democrats sponsor three events examining the war in Iraq and American military policy. The events are open to the public at no charge.

Monday

September 26, 2005
4:22 pm

Commentators Horowitz, Franken slated for separate appearances

David Horowitz and Al Franken, authors and political commentators who represent distinctly opposed social and political viewpoints, are scheduled to speak within days of each other at Bates College.

Friday

October 29, 2004
12:44 pm

George Mitchell, Vanessa Kerry stump for John Kerry

In next Tuesday’s presidential election, Americans have a choice between “fear and hope,” former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell told an audience of about 100 at Bates College at midday Thursday, Oct. 28. Speaking in support of Sen. John Kerry and presented by the Bates Democrats, the Maine Democrat was the one of the latest in a series of notable figures campaigning here on behalf of the presidential candidates.

Saturday

October 9, 2004
1:00 pm

Bates community urged to register, vote

“It’s often said that democracies are measured by the participation of their citizens,” President Elaine Tuttle Hansen observed. “We are fortunate at Bates to have student Democrats and Republicans who each year take that civic commitment to heart and work to register their fellow students.”

Thursday

February 5, 2004
12:33 pm

Bates Democrats to host Kennedy appearance, candidates' forum

Sen. Edward Kennedy, along with the daughter of Sen. John Kerry, will speak at the Bates College Chapel, College Street, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in support of Sen. Kerry’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Thursday

January 15, 2004
11:48 am

Democratic contender Kucinich visits Bates

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio congressman and Democratic White House contender, stopped at Bates College during his Lewiston visit, Jan. 14.

Sunday

October 12, 2003
2:30 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland discusses veterans' issues

Max Cleland, a Vietnam veteran and former U.S. senator from Georgia, discusses veterans’ issues and the impact the Bush administration has had on American military veterans in a speech at 5:30 p.m. today in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, Campus Avenue.