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Q&A: Claire Brown ’17 measures the effectiveness of Maine’s adult drug court

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:14 am

In her honors thesis, Brown compares adult drug court to more traditional forms of incarceration and criminal justice in Maine.

Professor of Geology Mike Retelle found the walrus skull while doing research in the Canadian High Arctic in 1993. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Look What We Found: Mike Retelle’s walrus skull

Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00 am

“The walrus is a really strange story,” Retelle says.

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Video: Katie Van Patten ’17 and the pursuit of directing

Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 am

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," Katie Van Patten recounts directing a Sherlock Holmes play for her senior thesis in theater.

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Love, family, and Bates friendship drive the documentary Guys Next Door

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:59 pm

An alumna-directed documentary about family that grew out of the love and friendship among Bates classmates plays on March 30 at the college.

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What do we know about Bates’ first Irish-born graduate?

Friday, March 17, 2017 12:22 pm

Dennis Joseph Callahan, Class of 1876, was born in Bishopstown, Ireland, on Christmas Day in 1852.

At the 2016 banquet for seniors who earned honors in their majors, Professor of Sociology Emily Kane introduces the guest speaker, Bridget Harr '07, Kane's former student and current colleague in the sociology department. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
What I Mean When I Say: Emily Kane and ‘Agency’

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:57 am

For Professor of Sociology Emily Kane, the word "agency" frequently describes not a place but a state of being.

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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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Look What We Found: 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."

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