Archives for "News and politics"

Friday

May 1, 2009 10:18 am

Lumina's leader sets lofty goals for fund's role in policy debates

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.

Thursday

April 30, 2009 10:46 am

Important information regarding H1N1 (swine flu)

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.

Wednesday

April 29, 2009 9:27 am

'Ethnicity, Inc.' lecture highlights visit by noted social scientists

John Comaroff, an influential social scientist at the University of Chicago, gives a talk titled “Ethnicity, Inc.: The Commercialization of…

Sunday

April 26, 2009 9:50 am

On same-sex marriage, look to Iowa

Writing in the Lewiston Sun Journal, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent joins the discussion of a proposed same-sex marriage…

Friday

March 20, 2009 12:10 pm

It's beer and brackets for News' sports writer as NCAA Tournament kicks off

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.

Thursday

March 19, 2009 4:40 pm

Cultural activists from South America to speak at Bates

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.

Thursday

March 19, 2009 4:25 pm

Bates alum's documentary to be shown

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.

Tuesday

March 10, 2009 12:04 pm

Discussed the Icelandic recession

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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:39 pm

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:24 pm

No News is Bad News

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.