Stories about "News and politics"
Welfare reform advisers to lecture at Bates

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 10:53 am

Peter Edelman, a Clinton-administration appointee who recently resigned in protest over the new national welfare law, and Kevin Concannon, commissioner of the Maine Department of Human Services and a welfare-reform supporter, will discuss the implications of welfare reform on the national and state level at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, in Chase Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The presentation, sponsored by the Bates Democrats student organization, is open to the public without charge.

British debaters launch 75th anniversary tour at Bates

Monday, September 15, 1997 4:14 pm

"This house believes that the monarchy should be buried with Diana" will be argued by the British Debate Team and Bates College debaters at 4 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Kessler receives book award

Thursday, August 28, 1997 2:58 pm

Mark A. Kessler, professor of political science at Bates College, has received the Best Treatment of Women and Minority Groups in a Political Science Text award from the Women's Caucus of the American Political Science Association. Kessler was honored for The Play of Power (St. Martin's Press, 1996), a textbook he co-authored that concerns the integration of women and minorities into the U.S. government and political system.

Voting rights advocate to speak at Bates

Thursday, August 28, 1997 2:55 pm

Joaquin G. Avila, a litigator and advocate in the field of voting rights law, will deliver a lecture titled "The Voting Rights Act: Affirmative Action in Levelling the Political Playing Field" as part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy lecture seriesat 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.

Political analyst to speak at Bates

Wednesday, February 26, 1997 2:55 pm

Writer and political analyst Holly Sklar will explore economics and social analysis at 8 p.m. March 5, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Writer to discuss political activism at Bates

Tuesday, February 4, 1997 10:13 am

A writer-activist of Puerto Rican and Jewish heritage will discuss political activism during a visit to Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Panel at Bates to discuss women in leadership

Tuesday, January 28, 1997 3:45 pm

Representatives of the state's new female leadership will hold a panel discussion on the power of women in the Maine legislature as part of a Bates College lecture series, "Women and Public Policy in the Next Century."

Environmentalist Leon Billings to speak about environmental agenda

Tuesday, October 29, 1996 12:00 am

Leon Billings, an executive assistant to former Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie '36, will speak on "Shift in the Environmental Agenda" at Bates College at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Influential U.S. News editor to speak

Friday, October 11, 1996 11:00 am

James Fallows, one of America's most thoughtful social and political observers will speak on "The Media and Its Impact on Civic Discourse and Democratic Practice" on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

U.S. Rep. John E. Baldacci to visit

Tuesday, October 1, 1996 10:58 am

U.S. Rep. John E. Baldacci, D-Maine, will be the first speaker in a series of "Open Mike" talks at Bates College.

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