Stories about "News and politics"
Election Night at Bates

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.

Current Economic climate and Bates: A letter from President Hansen

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.

Congress extends tax break on gifts from IRAs

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The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extends the rollover provisions originally enacted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006.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.

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Monday, October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)

Muskie Oral History Project receives national award

Monday, October 13, 2008 1:45 pm

The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project, a decade-long College effort to preserve memories and impressions of people who knew the late U.S. senator and secretary of state, has received an important award from the national professional organization of oral historians.

Newspaper columnist, veterans among Iraq War panelists

Monday, October 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Newspaper columnist Bill Nemitz and two Iraq war veterans with political aspirations, Adam Cote and Alex Cornell du Houx, will take part in a Bates College panel discussion about the impacts of the Iraq War.

Crisis in the Caucasus: Cold War 2.0?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3:46 pm

The German-Russian Studies Department invites you to this year's first "Samovar Series for Cultural Inquiry." The topic will be recent events in the Caucasus and the impact those events are having and might have for the international community.

Harward Center launches 2008-09 Civic Forum series

Monday, September 22, 2008 10:22 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships inaugurates its 2008-09 Civic Forum series with a talk by a leading scholar-activist on democratic renewal and civic engagement.

Expert in ethnomathematics, math history to give Sampson Lecture

Friday, August 29, 2008 12:00 pm

Ubiratan D’Ambrósio, an authority on the fields of ethnomathematics, math education and the history of mathematics, offers two talks at Bates College on Sept. 18. D’Ambrosio offers an informal look at 19th-century Brazilian mathematician Joaquim Gomes de Souza at 4:30 p.m. His second talk, Bates' annual Sampson Lecture, is titled "Ethnomathematics in a Global World" and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Iranians of all political stripes, ages believe U.S. will attack

Sunday, August 10, 2008 12:38 pm

In an essay published in Maine's Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers in Maine, Visiting Professor of Politics Eric Hooglund writes about his early summer trip to Iran, which coincided with U.S. Senate and House resolutions (since blocked) authorizing President Bush to set up a naval blockade of Iran.

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