Stories about "News and politics"
No News is Bad News

Sunday, 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.

Trying on for size

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:23 am

Two Bates professors muse about 'Mao Jacket': Grafflin - It's easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one's own cultural background; Hirai - On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Coping against the odds

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:14 am

Taking Direction.

Dennis Grafflin tries on 'Mao Jacket'

Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:53 am

It's easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one's own cultural background.

Cornell professor to discuss global food crisis and poverty

Friday, February 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Cornell University professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen offers a lecture about the impacts of globalization on poverty, food security and nutrition.

Roar Young Lions, Roar

Friday, February 27, 2009 1:30 pm

While I am unsure about how I feel about Jacob Zuma as a president, it was really incredible to be apart of a political rally of tens of thousands of people. Besides the size, it was kind of like one big party which included a good message and lots of singing. The fact that Zuma broke out in song and dance after his speech made some level of his popularity clear. He spent so much time making jokes about the opposition that had the audience rolling and closed his words with a performance. Bravo JZ, Bravo.

Bates debates Yale, hosts national parliamentary debate tournament

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:42 pm

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts an American Parliamentary Debate Association Tournament at Bates College. As tournament host, the Bates team won't debate in this competition.To keep the squad limber, however, Bates team members will debate the Yale University team.

Of clams and climate: what bivalves can tell us about Arctic environmental histories

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:10 pm

The annual academic publication Polar Research in Tromsø included an article focusing on Arctic research conducted by Bates biology professor Will Ambrose and his students, including Greg Henkes '08.

Career centers see more students and fewer recruiters in tight job market

Friday, February 13, 2009 1:05 pm

The recession is forcing job-seeking seniors — and the colleges that are trying to help them — to refine their strategies, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education story.

President Hansen's update: Economic Climate at Bates

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 9:48 am

Following the January meeting of the Bates Board of Trustees and the February 2 meeting of the Bates Faculty, I write to share some of our most recent thinking about how best to steer the College through these uncharted economic waters. I want to reaffirm the principles and priorities articulated in my December letter, stressing again our confidence in the creativity of Bates people, the unflagging value of our mission, and the consistent strategies we will use to address both the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead.

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