Stories about "News and politics"
Bates in the News: Jan. 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Bates alumni join and leave Congress, an alumna helms a university, and we learn how Brooks Quimby mentored Ed Muskie '36.

Video: MLK Day at Bates is a chance to ‘get vulnerable’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Racism and other social inequalities are ever-present but not ever-discussed. Members of the Bates MLK Day planning committee invite us to open the conversation.

Grassroots activism: 6 insights from MLK Day speaker Barbara Ransby

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:35 pm

Michael Sargent, an associate professor of psychology and a podcaster, interviews Ransby ahead of her Jan. 21 keynote address.

Bates in the News: Dec. 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:10 pm

An alumna discovers her great-grandfather's art, an economics professor recreates Maine election results, and Ed Muskie's people recall his 1968 campaign.

8 reasons why Edmund Muskie ’36 was an amazing political candidate in 1968

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:37 pm

Fifty years ago, Edmund Muskie '36 ran one of the “exemplary national campaigns of modern times.”

Bates in the News: Nov. 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 10:14 am

Two alumni — one Democrat, one Republican — get elected to Congress, two more are quoted in a major National Geographic feature, and another coaches his 300th winning football game.

Bates politics professors offer a post-election brief on immigration, gender, and the rural-urban divide

Friday, November 9, 2018 12:11 pm

Democrats are able to debate issues like healthcare on their terms, while conversations about immigration have moved to the right, say Bates politics professors.

On Election Day, students help each other get out the vote

Friday, November 9, 2018 11:08 am

“We want to make sure there’s no way a student goes through their day at Bates today not knowing that it’s Election Day.”

Want some insight into the 2018 midterms? Look through the lens of gender.

Friday, November 2, 2018 3:05 pm

Associate Professor of Politics Leslie Hill on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, the politics of gender in the midterm elections, and a class project on voter engagement

How Gabby Rivera is revolutionizing pop-lit’s depiction of the comic-book hero

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:09 am

Speaking to a Bates audience, Rivera, who is the author of Marvel’s first queer Latinx superhero, says that being soft can redefine what it means to be a hero.

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