Stories about "News and politics"
Bates alum's documentary to be shown

Thursday, 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.

Discussed the Icelandic recession

Tuesday, 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.

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

Sunday, 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.

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.

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