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Friday

May 1, 2009
10:18 am

Lumina's leader sets lofty goals for fund's role in policy debates

A major profile in the The Chronicle of Higher Education portrays Jamie Merisotis ’86, president of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as a U.S. higher education policy leader whose “big goal” has caught the attention of the Obama White House.

Sunday

April 26, 2009
9:50 am

On same-sex marriage, look to Iowa

Writing in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent joins the discussion of a proposed same-sex marriage…

Friday

April 10, 2009
4:52 pm

Merimanders, Bates chaplain open legislative session April 14

The Merimanders, Bates all-female a cappella group, will perform in Augusta under the Capitol dome, third and fourth floor,  from…

Thursday

April 9, 2009
9:59 am

Health care should be federalized

A letter in the Portland Press Herald by Dr. John Radebaugh ’48 of Falmouth, Maine, supports a federal single-payer health reform bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The proposed legislation will “cover all of the 46 million Americans who lack coverage by eliminating deductibles and restoring free choice of physician.”

Monday

April 6, 2009
11:23 am

Military doctor discusses ethics and careers

Doctor and retired U.S. Army Col. Dave Lounsbury ’72 shares his experience in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuesday

March 10, 2009
12:04 pm

Discussed the Icelandic recession

The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast’s tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
1:19 pm

Turning Points: Simple Questions

The latest campus comings and goings

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:39 pm

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled “Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia,” published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:24 pm

No News is Bad News

The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:14 am

Coping against the odds

Taking Direction.