Stories about "News and politics"
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.
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.
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?
Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:14 am
Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:53 am
It's easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one's own cultural background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.