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Rhetorical fireworks fly as college team hosts debate tournament

Monday, March 14, 2005 9:58 am

As a warm-up for a Bates College-hosted national debate tournament, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council debated Harvard University on the issue "The United States has a moral obligation to spread democracy around the world."

Israeli consul to New England to discuss Middle East peace prospect

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:15 pm

Hillel Newman, the Israeli consul to New England in Boston, will offer a lecture titled "Prospects for Peace in the Middle East: After Arafat" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College, Campus Avenue. Sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 207-786-6195.

Bates student delegate to attend Republican National Convention

Friday, November 26, 2004 9:23 am

A Bates College junior will represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District at the Republican National Convention in New York City starting Aug. 30.

International Monetary Fund official to speak at Bates

Thursday, November 11, 2004 12:41 pm

Mark Plant, assistant director of the Policy Development and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund, comes to Bates College to offer a lecture on IMF policies regarding poverty at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road.

Elections 2004: The Last Push

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 12:31 pm

"Have you voted today?" asked senior Katie Franich as she greeted classmates entering Chase Hall for lunch. Franich, of Milton, Mass., was one of a group of Bates students who participated in a nonpartisan election-day canvass to encourage their peers to go to the polls and vote. She wore an oversized T-shirt that read: "Make them pay attention to us. VOTE November 2."

George Mitchell, Vanessa Kerry stump for John Kerry

Friday, October 29, 2004 12:44 pm

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.

Panel to discuss Vietnam and Iraq wars

Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:56 am

To provide historical perspective on what happened more than three decades ago and what is going on now in the Middle East, a Bates College panel consisting of a Vietnam veteran, a Vietnamese student from Hanoi, a Republican Party student activist, and a former member of Congress and Reagan arms control official will debate the differences and similarities between the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq.

Bates community urged to register, vote

Saturday, October 9, 2004 1:00 pm

"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."

Bush twins visit Bates, a presidential campaign crossroads

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 1:27 pm

President George W. Bush's daughters, Jenna and Barbara, visited the Bates College campus today to extend a thank-you to Bates Republicans for continued efforts to re-elect their father.

Nader's vice presidential running mate to address students

Monday, September 20, 2004 2:32 pm

Peter Miguel Camejo, longtime antiwar and social justice activist and the vice presidential running mate of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, will address students of History 265, "Wartime Dissent in Modern America," at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Bates College Chapel. Taught by Associate Professor of History Hilmar Jensen, the course explores, in part, "what the long-term consequences of even short-term curtailments of freedom portend for the future of American democracy." The event is open to the Bates community free of charge.

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