Stories about "Current topics"
Bates students help develop a better approach to English language learning

Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:05 pm

A really effective approach to working with English language learners is surprisingly simple.

In his inaugural lecture, Matthew Jadud calls for Digital and Computational Studies ‘for all our students’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:59 am

In his lecture as the inaugual holder of the Colony Professorship in Digital and Computational Studies, Matt Jadud describes how computing can intersect with the liberal arts at Bates — and how it already has.

Professor of German Craig Decker ’78, an ‘irascible and quick-witted’ teacher and scholar with ‘great depth and curiosity,’ dies at age 61

Friday, March 23, 2018 11:29 am

Decker, a member of the Bates faculty for 34 years and a renowned translator who explored German and Austrian social, literary, and cultural history, died on March 17 of cardiac arrest.

Look What We Found: A photograph of Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘Black Cabinet’

Friday, March 23, 2018 10:00 am

A framed photograph hangs in the office of Associate Professor of African American Studies Sue Houchins, a reminder of family and the power of education.

Video: Rakiya Mohamed ’18 looks forward to finding a path in two worlds

Friday, March 23, 2018 9:53 am

"I am a scientist, but I am also a scholar in African American studies. And I am going to find my way in both those worlds," says Rakiya Mohamed ’18 of Auburn, Maine.

Meet Ella Knowles, Class of 1884, Bates’ most dangerous alumna

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:34 pm

Meet Ella Knowles, Class of 1884 — a suffragist, trailblazing lawyer, and career boat-rocker whose life was a succession of singular female accomplishments.

For ‘One Goal’ author Amy Bass ’92, the Lewiston soccer team tells ‘an American story’

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:43 pm

The 2015 Lewiston boys soccer team, with many players who are Somali, were state champs. Bass spent months retracing their road to victory, getting to know the players, and understanding her college town in a new way.

Climate change is ‘not something you believe. It just is,’ says Trump whistleblower Joel Clement

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Clement is the former climate policy chief who says the Trump administration retaliated against him and fellow scientists for climate-change advocacy.

Did closing New York City bathhouses in the 1980s strip dignity from gay men?

Friday, March 16, 2018 9:35 am

The closing of gay bathhouses during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis constituted a “dignity taking,” two scholars argued in a Bates presentation.

Ian Erickson ’18 takes the first critical look at HIV/AIDs activism in 1980s rural Maine

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:22 am

In the beginning, “people in Maine, whether they were queer or not, viewed themselves as immune and separate from HIV/AIDS."

Load more