Archives for "News and politics"
April 17, 2010 2:56 pm
Maine Gov. John E. Baldacci drove from state budget battles that continued into the early morning Friday to a breakfast presentation at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on “The Creative Economy and Maine’s Future.”
February 12, 2010 9:54 am
A panel of Bates College students and faculty, along with a Waterville peace activist, discuss the war in Afghanistan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).
February 2, 2010 11:05 am
Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee reviews the inaugural biennial at the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln, Mass.,…
December 3, 2009 9:01 am
The online magazine Miller-McCune.com highlights new research by Assistant Professor of Politics Clarisa Perez-Armendariz suggesting that the presence of Mexican…
October 28, 2009 4:36 pm
A video of table dancing at New Commons, organized by the student group Bates Energy Action Movement, has been posted…
October 20, 2009 6:34 pm
For its October 26, 2009 cover story, Newsweek magazine called on President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and four other thought leaders in American higher education to “debate the merits of a three-year degree and assess the state of higher education.”
October 16, 2009 4:19 pm
Berthe Kayitesi, an author and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, speaks on her experiences and the rebuilding of communities in post-conflict Rwanda at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture, titled “Tomorrow My Life: Orphans in Post-Genocide Rwanda,” is open to the public and admission is free. It is part of the Civic Forum Series sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates.
August 28, 2009 12:58 pm
David Scobey tells Inside Higher Ed readers that colleges should launch community news organizations
An Inside Higher Ed essay by Bates cultural historian David Scobey suggests how colleges might respond to the decline of…
August 27, 2009 8:43 am
New England Cable News focuses on the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s last visit to Maine, in February 2008, to campaign for Barack Obama. At about the 45-second mark, reporter Marnie MacLean talks to John Baughman, associate professor of politics, who recalls Kennedy’s speech in the Bates Chapel.
August 26, 2009 8:50 am
In covering the death and legacy of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, many news outlets, including ABC News and The Boston Globe, turned to Boston University social scientist Tom Whalen ’86, an expert on Massachusetts politics and presidential leadership whose books include Kennedy Versus Lodge, about the 1952 Senate race in Massachusetts in which John F. Kennedy defeated Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Regarding the Kennedy political dynasty, Whalen tells ABC News that “frankly, we might be moving into a new era in American politics where people have grown tired of the dynasties.”