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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.

Bates to show influential documentary 'Affluenza'

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 1:35 pm

The Bates College Program in Environmental Studies will show "Affluenza," the acclaimed 1997 documentary about the impact of rampant materialism in America, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Room 104, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

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.

'Soul of a Citizen' author to address Convocation

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 3:44 pm

Paul Rogat Loeb, author of a highly praised book exploring community involvement, opens the 150th academic year at Bates College with the Convocation address "The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Hope in a Time of Fear" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

Bates presents panel on the United States and the Middle East

Sunday, May 9, 2004 10:25 am

As a follow-up to a well-attended discussion last month about the United States and Iraq, Bates College presents a panel discussion about the United States and the Middle East at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, call 207-786-6195.

Student researchers to offer Dirigo Health Care Plan information session

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:41 pm

Student members of a social justice club at Bates College will present a 60-minute information session about the hotly debated Dirigo Health Plan, proposed by Gov. John Baldacci, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Bates debaters tackle political diversity

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:43 am

The Office of College Advancement will sponsor an April 1 debate by the Brooks Quimby Debate Society on the issue of campus political diversity. The question to be debated reads: "Do Liberal Arts Institutions Inappropriately Marginalize the Right?"

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