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Thursday

April 1, 2010
4:00 pm

Military and medical perspectives on nuclear threat to be discussed

A former U.S. Air Force officer and a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility present a talk at Bates College titled “A Fork in the Road on Nuclear Weapons: Which Path to Security?” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 5 in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. Hosted by the Brooks Quimby Debate Council, retired Col. Richard Klass of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility will present the talk to provide medical and military perspectives on questions of nuclear security issues.

Tuesday

March 23, 2010
10:00 am

WRBC to present Icelandic folk group Seabear

Seabear, a band based in Reykjavik, Iceland, performs indie folk at 9 p.m. Monday, March 29, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, please contact this email. The concert is sponsored by the Bates College radio station, WRBC 91.5 FM.

Wednesday

March 3, 2010
3:36 pm

It can be arranged: The art of setting songs for a cappella

For three years, I have sung oohs, ahs and na-nas with The Crosstones. Having never been in an a cappella group before, I started out wary of singing in semi-circles and using bizarre syllables to recreate Billy Joel’s greatest hits. But after spending my first year at Bates watching numerous a cappella performances in packed rooms all over campus, I was hooked.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
1:56 pm

Commentator Bay Buchanan to discuss immigration at Bates College

Bay Buchanan, one of the most prominent contemporary conservative voices, offers a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College, 56 Campus Ave. Buchanan will address immigration issues in the United States. Sponsored by the Bates College Republicans, this event is open to the public at no cost.

Tuesday

March 2, 2010
8:03 am

Press Herald interviews Snoop Dogg before Bates concert

The Portland Press Herald’s Ray Routhier interviews rap artist Snoop Dogg via e-mail before his Feb. 27 Bates concert, sponsored…

Monday

March 1, 2010
10:42 am

Bates Hillel to screen 'Between the Lines' as part of 2004 Maine Jewish Film Festival

“Between the Lines,” a 2001 award-winning documentary film by Yifat Kedar about Amira Hass, the only Israeli journalist living in the Occupied Territories, will be screened as part of the 2004 Maine Jewish Film Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall. A facilitated discussion with the filmmaker will follow the 58-minute screening (in Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles), and the public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

February 4, 2010
4:27 pm

CHC lands rapper Snoop Dogg for Feb. 27 performance

Twelve-time Grammy Award nominee Cordozar Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus performs at Bates College at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building, 130 Central Ave. Dogg’s performance is sponsored by the Chase Hall Committee, a student organization. Admission is $35 and general admission seats go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at www.batestickets.com. For more information, please call 207-795-7496.

Tuesday

February 2, 2010
3:37 pm

Maine news media interview Tyler Fish '96 about his North Pole conquest

The Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal and Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Things Considered all sought out Tyler Fish…

Tuesday

January 26, 2010
5:00 pm

State Legislature, North Pole skier help Outing Club celebrate 90th

Founded to get students out of doors during the long Maine winter, the Bates Outing Club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Two events this week kicking off the organization’s yearlong birthday celebration. The Maine Legislature honored the student organization with a Legislative Sentiment on Tuesday, Jan. 26, during a ceremony at the State House. Later in the week, Tyler Fish, a Bates alumnus and one of the first Americans to complete an unsupported cross-country ski expedition to the North Pole, visits the college to discuss this grueling journey at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Tuesday

January 26, 2010
8:34 am

Brooks Quimby takes on Yale, hosts tournament

The atmosphere in the College Chapel was one of excitement on Jan. 21 as the Brooks Quimby Debate Council held its annual public debate against rival Yale. Anticipation ran high, given Quimby’s long tradition of excellence and Yale’s current position as the world’s top-ranked American team. Accordingly, a large and enthusiastic contingent of Bates students, both debaters and non-debaters, attended. The audience included Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and a group of Yale supporters.