Archives for "Current topics"

Friday

February 5, 2016 12:03 pm

Why newspapers and readers are at an ‘incredibly awkward moment,’ explains Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory ’84

Why newspapers and readers are at an ‘incredibly awkward moment,’ explains Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory ’84

The health of democratic society depends on papers making a “nuanced transition” to an all-digital future, says McGrory. Plus: What he thinks about “the Bill” of today.

Thursday

January 28, 2016 1:14 pm

From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

From high-tech to old school, Bates’ energy projects offer quick paybacks

An opportunistic investment of $1.5 million in energy projects is helping Bates lower its utility costs by a projected 22 percent.

Wednesday

January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Here’s how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

Thursday

November 19, 2015 7:16 pm

Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

Slideshow: Trashion Show proves that your trash is another’s fashion treasure

The annual Trashion Show once again featured wearable runway designs made from recycled stuff, including one outfit inspired by Barbarella and Madonna.

Friday

November 13, 2015 8:33 am

Marriage, the ultimate crime fighter?

Marriage, the ultimate crime fighter?

Research by Bates sociologist Michael Rocque finds that communities that have strong marriage rates demonstrate lower levels of crime.

Thursday

October 29, 2015 2:52 pm

China’s social-media censors quicker than previously thought, Auer’s research reveals

China’s social-media censors quicker than previously thought, Auer’s research reveals

Matt Auer, dean of the faculty and an environmental policy expert, and a colleague made their discovery by looking at censorship related to the film “Under the Dome.”

Friday

October 16, 2015 11:46 am

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Thursday

October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

The Arctic’s long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

Wednesday

September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

Monday

July 20, 2015 1:54 pm

Summer Student Work: Kate McNally ’17 was ‘everybody’s student’ on Grand Manan Island

Summer Student Work: Kate McNally ’17 was ‘everybody’s student’ on Grand Manan Island

McNally spent the summer on a Bates-funded Otis Fellowship to record oral histories of the fishing community on Grand Manan Island.