Stories about "Current topics"
For ‘One Goal’ author Amy Bass ’92, the Lewiston soccer team tells ‘an American story’

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:43 pm

The 2015 Lewiston boys soccer team, with many players who are Somali, were state champs. Bass spent months retracing their road to victory, getting to know the players, and understanding her college town in a new way.

Climate change is ‘not something you believe. It just is,’ says Trump whistleblower Joel Clement

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Clement is the former climate policy chief who says the Trump administration retaliated against him and fellow scientists for climate-change advocacy.

Did closing New York City bathhouses in the 1980s strip dignity from gay men?

Friday, March 16, 2018 9:35 am

The closing of gay bathhouses during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis constituted a “dignity taking,” two scholars argued in a Bates presentation.

Ian Erickson ’18 takes the first critical look at HIV/AIDs activism in 1980s rural Maine

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:22 am

In the beginning, “people in Maine, whether they were queer or not, viewed themselves as immune and separate from HIV/AIDS."

Q&A: Tim Dugan on Angels in America, 25 years after Broadway debut

Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:14 pm

Theater professor Tim Dugan felt that a Bates College production of Angels in America "would be embraced and celebrated." He was right.

Matt Dunlap: ‘Don’t call it fraud because you disagree with it’

Friday, March 2, 2018 12:47 pm

Maine's secretary of state talks to Bates politics professor John Baughman about why he joined the president's commission on voter fraud — and why he sued it.

Meet six alumni from Bates history as Black History Month concludes

Friday, March 2, 2018 11:36 am

Meet African American alumni Henry Chandler, Stella James, Benjamin Mays, John Davis, William Worthy, and Peter Gomes.

Q&A: Ben Tonelli ’18 creates model showing how songbirds spread ticks

Friday, March 2, 2018 10:34 am

"Until Ben’s model, we haven’t had a sense of where the redistribution might occur and the possible scale of that effect,” says his adviser.

Look What We Found: A note from Seamus Heaney to Georgia Nigro

Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:36 am

Heaney sent Nigro a poem with handwritten revisions.

Q&A: Three alumni poets honor the ‘perfect teacher of undergraduates,’ poet Rob Farnsworth

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:49 pm

As 'retirement urges sweet return,' Bates salutes poet Rob Farnsworth, who leaves the classroom after 26 years.

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