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The Rev. Jonathan Walton
Peter Gomes ‘cherished’ the Chapel that now carries his name

Friday, October 26, 2012 9:30 am

The Chapel became the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on Oct. 25 as hundreds gathered to remember the late preacher and teacher in words and song.

Leigh Weisenburger, dean of admission and financial aid. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Maine media quote Bates officials for stories on Supreme Court affirmative action case

Monday, October 22, 2012 3:21 pm

Bates officials react to the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin now being considered by the Supreme Court.

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Howard ’12 is proof that science internships pay, chemistry journal says

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:11 pm

An internship with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, whose CEO is Mike Bonney '80, helped Jessica Howard '12 land a research job.

This family in Yemen's Mawza District received vouchers to buy food as part of Mercy Corps' emergency response to Yemen's humanitarian crisis. Photograph by Cassandra Nelson / Mercy Corps.
Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Increasing short-term relief aid — although an important stopgap measure — is not a durable solution for Yemen.

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Press Herald turns to Baughman for insight into Senate race fundraising

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:32 am

An anticipated campaign spending war never materialized.

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience.
Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:12 am

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology, discusses free will and the brain, among other things.

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

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.

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