Stories about "News and politics"
Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to deliver 2018 Commencement address, joined by honorands Lynsey Addario, Jill Lepore, and Bob Ludwig

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 am

Stevenson's work has freed wrongfully convicted death-row prisoners, reduced excessive sentences given to others, and brought greater equality to the U.S. criminal justice system.

Former NATO ambassador: Global leadership more important than ever

Friday, March 30, 2018 1:14 pm

Problems facing the United States are transnational, but the White House is pulling away from the international stage, says Nicholas Burns.

Video: Student athletes present their research at Mount David Summit

Friday, March 30, 2018 12:59 pm

Bates student athletes excel on the field and in the classroom. Hear from three of the more than 50 who participated in this year's Mount David Summit.

Bates in the News: March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 11:29 am

After the Trump administration rolled back the definition of an organic egg, PBS NewsHour interviewed Jesse Laflamme ’00, CEO of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.

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.

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.

Look What We Found: Leslie Hill’s prized document of protest by African American women

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Hill, a Bates politics professor, explains a historic act of protest during the infamous 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings — and what it means for her students today.

President Spencer op-ed: Tax bills ‘constrict access to education’

Friday, December 8, 2017 11:43 am

Spencer writes that Congress’ current efforts at tax reform represent a puzzling "assault on educational opportunity."

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Kennedy

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:37 pm

Then-candidate John F. Kennedy visited Lewiston in November 1960. Three years later, the city named its downtown park after the slain president.

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