Stories about "Current topics"
While fellow politics faculty John Baughman and Ben Moodie look on, Leslie Hill makes a point during the department's "What Just Happened?" election analysis on Nov. 9 in the Mays Center. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
What just happened? Politics faculty offer insights into Election 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016 2:41 pm

At a large campus gathering Wednesday, four politics faculty gave insights and predictions about U.S. governance under President-elect Trump.

Julia Mason '17 of Niskayuna, N.Y., has her own OMG moment.
Bates at Night: Watching the debate

Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:19 pm

Though fall break made for a small crowd, the reactions were big as a viewing party scrutinized the third and final presidential debate.

George Fiske '19, Brent Feldman '17, and Katharine Gaillard '19 are shown up close and personal with a Canadian Solar PV module. (Tom Twist/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Oct. 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:41 am

The irrepressible Campus Construction Update returns with Bates' entry into solar electricity production.

Elizabeth Kolbert. (Nicholas Whitman)
Q&A: Elizabeth Kolbert works in a horrifying and amazing era for environmental journalism

Friday, October 21, 2016 8:33 am

Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker writer and winner of a Pulitzer for The Sixth Extinction, gave the annual Otis Lecture on Oct. 24.

One discussion group gathers in the attic space, one of several extra rooms opened for the surge of Hearth attendance.
Bates at Night: Hearth

Friday, October 14, 2016 11:18 am

Bates at Night: At the dinner gathering called Hearth, participants can share their thoughts, simply sit in silence, or anything in between.

Managing editors Torry Dobbin '18 of New Canaan, Conn., and Riley Hopkins '18 of Augusta, Maine, finalize the Arts & Leisure section.
Bates at Night: The Bates Student

Thursday, October 6, 2016 11:18 pm

Each Tuesday night, the editors of The Bates Student come together to put out a paper.

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Q&A: Based on a Short Term to Saudi Arabia, Loring Danforth’s new book challenges ‘destructive’ Orientalism

Friday, August 12, 2016 9:42 am

Danforth's new book, Crossing the Kingdom, is based on his 2012 Short Term that enjoyed amazing access inside Saudi Arabia.

George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn., cuts wire that holds derelict chain-link fencing to posts on Mount David during the EcoService Day project on May 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."

A member of the "Innovations in Mapping" class, Haley Crim '19 of Sandy Spring, Md., uses a surveyor's compass to determine an angle during a triangulation exercise on May 6, 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Here be Bates’: A history lab puts the college on the map

Friday, May 20, 2016 1:17 pm

The Bates College course "Innovations in Mapping" looks at two eras marked by big advances in mapmaking and navigation: the 1700s and the last few decades.

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Student laundry in the 1950s by mail, male, or the Hobby Shoppe

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:37 am

Students used mailable laundry packs, a nearby store's machines, or a Lewiston-Auburn service run on campus by students — who had to deal with deadbeat clients.

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