Stories about "News and politics"
Monday, January 12, 2009 3:20 pm
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
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
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.
Friday, November 14, 2008 12:00 pm
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is one of three panelists who will discuss terrorism, homeland security and civil liberties in a Bates College presentation.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:39 pm
Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:33 pm
I stood in line for three hours. I was nervous. This was the first time I have ever voted and I had prayed that the person I had decided to vote for would win. I couldn’t believe that I casted my ballot for an African American candidate for president. I voted for Barack Obama, a Black man and a person I believe could lead our country in the right moral and social path for at least the next 4 yrs. Never in my lifetime could I have imagined a Black person having a legitimate chance of becoming President of the United States of America.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm
On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.
Friday, November 7, 2008 1:24 pm
Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:21 am
In a letter to the Bates community, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen outlines the College's financial management strategies, policies and priorities in the face of global economic turbulence.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:53 pm
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extends the rollover provisions originally enacted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The legislation offers charitably minded individuals a golden opportunity to make gifts directly from their IRAs and to exclude the amount of their gifts from gross income.