Archives for "News and politics"
May 1, 2009 10:18 am
A major profile in the The Chronicle of Higher Education portrays Jamie Merisotis ’86, president of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as a U.S. higher education policy leader whose “big goal” has caught the attention of the Obama White House.
April 30, 2009 10:46 am
This is the first of what we anticipate will be a series of communications as we all deal with the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak in the United States and internationally.
April 29, 2009 9:27 am
John Comaroff, an influential social scientist at the University of Chicago, gives a talk titled “Ethnicity, Inc.: The Commercialization of…
April 26, 2009 9:50 am
Writing in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent joins the discussion of a proposed same-sex marriage…
March 20, 2009 12:10 pm
The New York Daily News gave staff writer Matt Gagne ’04 an assignment he’s been training for since his Bates days: Cover the NCAA men’s basketball tournament from a sports bar in Manhattan. With a couple of friends, including a chum from Bates, Gagne watched the first-round games from the ESPN Zone in Times Square.
March 19, 2009 4:40 pm
Marfa Inofuentes and Rosana Silva Chagas, cultural activists from Bolivia and Brazil, speak at Bates College on March 23. The event is co-sponsored by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series, a program of the Bates Office of Multicultural Affairs.
March 19, 2009 4:25 pm
Created by Craig Saddlemire, a Lewiston resident and member of the Bates class of 2005, the film follows the response to the city’s plan in 2004 to build a four-lane boulevard through a low-income neighborhood. The project would have displaced 850 residents and destroyed playgrounds, vegetable gardens and historic buildings.
March 10, 2009 12:04 pm
The Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið took note of dance band FM Belfast’s tour of the U.S., including a stop at Bates College that was sponsored by WRBC-FM. Besides offering a concert, the Icelandic band participated in a discussion about the recession in their homeland.
March 1, 2009 12:39 pm
For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled “Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia,” published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.
March 1, 2009 12:24 pm
The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.