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Plenty of class: A student-teaching placement links Bates generations

Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:13 pm

Feeling blue about civic society in a post-factual era? Then here's student teacher Elizabeth Erbafina '17 teaching seventh graders about using evidence in their writing.

Surrounded by scaffolding and newly clad in siding to match the adjacent Cutten Maintenance Center, the Renewable Fuel Oil tank is shown on Jan. 19, 2017. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Bates in the News: March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:51 pm

The media explain why pot is legal in Maine yet illegal at colleges like Bates, and why Bates is a case study of why a biofuel company might expand to Maine.

Alex Gogliettino '17 of Branford, Conn., poses in a Carnegie Science Hall laboratory on Feb. 28, 2017. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Q&A: Neuroscience major Alex Gogliettino ’17 explores ‘what makes us who we are’

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:49 am

Sarah Rothmann '19 asks Gogliettino, an honors candidate, about the implications of his brain research and hints for up-and-coming thesis students.

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Object Lesson: A historian’s life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:07 pm

Lecturer in History Patrick Otim's life-sized cutout of Frederick Douglass takes him back to Uganda. "Some of the memories are good, some bad."

The Bates Gamelan Ensemble, led by Associate Professor of Music Gina Fatone, rehearses at the Olin Arts Center on Feb. 8, 2017.
Bates at Night: Gamelan rehearsal

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:51 am

The unfamiliar tones and rhythms of this Indonesian genre stretch musical muscles.

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Object Lesson: dolls on an anthropologist’s shelf

Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:00 pm

Why are dolls in black abayas and head scarfs displayed with blonde Barbie dolls on Loring Danforth’s office shelf?

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Seven things about Ryan Bavis’ research on oxygen’s effects on how babies breathe

Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00 am

A respiratory physiologist, Bavis' research has significant implications for treatment of premature babies whose access to oxygen is too low or too high.

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Picture story: MLK Day 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Photographs of the many and varied people, places, and events capture the compelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates.

Tim Ohashi '11 is the hockey operations analyst for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bates in the News: Jan. 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 am

The Washington Post reports how Tim Ohashi '11 idolized the Washington Capitals as a kid and now he's on the NHL's team's coaching staff. How'd that happen?

Marcus Bruce '77, the college's Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, listens to his students on Dec. 8 during his class on Benjamin Mays. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Q&A: Marcus Bruce ’77 on Benjamin Mays, MLK, and the ongoing struggle for emancipation

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:50 pm

Bruce, the college's Benjamin Mays Professor, explains why Mays — Class of 1920, great 20th-century civil rights leader, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. — offers hope for "a new birth of freedom."

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