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Sunday

January 25, 2009
12:49 pm

Speech of a lifetime

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.”

Wednesday

January 21, 2009
12:28 pm

The inauguration: ‘Obama is the first president I ever voted for’

Hundreds at Bates gather to watch Obama inauguration.

Wednesday

January 21, 2009
12:00 pm

Prominent bailout critic to speak at Bates

Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in Harvard University’s economics department, presents a lecture titled “Bankruptcy or Bailout: A Libertarian Perspective on the Financial Crisis”.

Wednesday

January 21, 2009
12:00 pm

Bates exhibition chronicles Somalis' journey to U.S.

The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away, a touring exhibition of photographs chronicling the migration of Somali refugees to Maine and other U.S. locations, opens at Bates College.

Thursday

January 15, 2009
2:11 pm

A great first class

In my second class of my first day of the new semester, I was taken aback. The professor, who I only knew through one other class, taken two years ago, recognized me and remembered my name. He walked up to me as soon as he entered the room and said, “Graham, right?” I replied, “You got it.” And he pointed out, “I see you’ve moved from sitting in the back of the class to the front in four semesters.” Later, while reviewing the syllabus, he announced, ‘Graham here works at the Ronj, and has previously arranged video showings for my class. Can we do that again this year?

Monday

January 12, 2009
3:20 pm

The Speech: Have inaugural addresses been getting worse?

In a New Yorker essay about presidential rhetoric, Jill Lepore highlighted the book Rhetorical Presidency by Jeff Tulis ’72, who suggests that the founding fathers didn’t expect or even want the president to communicate directly with the masses.

Tuesday

December 2, 2008
1:31 pm

Update: Economic Climate and Bates

In a second letter to the Bates community, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen provides more insight on the College’s financial management and planning strategies, and the “people, structures, habits and values already in place to guide us.”

Sunday

November 16, 2008
1:16 pm

Trying new things…

I never thought when I came to Bates that I would act in a play, but that’s one of the great things about this college. If you put yourself out there, there are a ton of opportunities to try new things and get involved in programs, clubs, and activities you never imagined you would be interested in.