Archives for "News and politics"
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?
March 1, 2009 11:14 am
March 1, 2009 10:53 am
It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 25, 2009 12:49 pm
Tom Whalen ’86 was part of a CNN panel that discussed President Obama’s inauguration speech. Whalen, author of A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, said the speech “overall [was] not a speech for the ages, but a speech for our times and the concerns people have. In many ways, it reminds me of a coach giving a halftime locker room speech to his team that’s behind in the game. What Obama saying is that we have to make improvements or adjustment in order to prevail.”