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Bookies and other gamblers used to depend on skilled "line men," like Uncle Arthur, for timely sports results, including race results from Suffolk Downs in East Boston, shown here in the 1930s. Photograph courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:33 am

From the 1950s to the 1970s Arthur Marcus was one of the best at his job.

Rachel Boggia, assistant professor of dance at Bates, is one of the presenters at the Oct. 20 TEDxDirigo event "Villages." Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.
Maine’s TED-inspired organization to present ‘Villages’ at Bates Oct. 20

Monday, October 15, 2012 4:45 pm

On Oct. 20, the Olin Arts Center hosts the daylong event Villages, produced by Maine's independent organizer of TED-style presentations, TEDxDirigo

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Bates has a voice in landmark case on race-conscious college admissions

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:29 am

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case challenging use of race...

The 1860 Republican Party platform called the expansion of slavery a "crime against humanity." Detail of a photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.
Party platforms reflect ideological battles, says political scientist Engel

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:39 am

Changes in party platforms over time can reflect the winners and losers among the party factions.

Todd Gitlin. Photograph by The Associated Press.
Authority on Occupy movement to open Civic Forum Series

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:43 am

Todd Gitlin, the author of a new book about the Occupy movement that swept the nation in 2011, speaks about the movement on Sept. 11.

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Bates is best in higher-ed website competition

Monday, August 13, 2012 12:00 pm

The redesigned Bates website won Best Website and Best Home Page in the 2012 eduStyle Awards.

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Slide Show: Summer Scholars dive into college life

Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:15 pm

Summer scholars are academically gifted first-year students who might be unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the college experience.

The women's dining room in Rand Hall, circa 1920. The archives helps faculty and students investigate how Bates' inclusive history has played out over time. Photograph courtesy of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.
Past is prologue, says new Muskie Archives director Pat Webber

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:00 am

The archives supports the academic community by keeping one foot in the past and one in the present.

From 2007, this portrait of Peter Carlisle '91 was taken in his Portland, Maine, office. The poster behind Carlisle shows Michael Phelps wearing his Olympic medals in Athens. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College.
WCSH-TV interviews Olympic sports agent Carlisle ’91

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:33 pm

Peter Carlisle '91 discusses what the Olympics are like from an agent's perspective.

Robert Long '79 poses with his daughter Erica Long '12 on Commencement morning. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College.
Newspaperman Long ’79 praised by Times Record colleagues

Monday, July 30, 2012 4:33 pm

The departure of longtime managing editor Robert Long ’79 from The Times...

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