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For her senior thesis in environmental studies, Taryn O’Connell ‘13 investigated a debate about Androscoggin River pollution that took place in Lewiston in the 1950s. Photograph by Hank Schless '13.
Senior thesis Q-and-A: The 1950s debate over Androscoggin River pollution

Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 pm

In her thesis, Taryn O'Connell '13 examines strategies used to reach different social classes in Lewiston during a landmark pollution debate.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Douglas Hodgkin. Photograph courtesy of the Androscoggin Historical Society.
Coverage of Maine gun control legislation quotes emeritus professor Hodgkin

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:21 pm

Douglas Hodgkin offers insight into how voters treat lawmakers who vote against their gun views.

When Whitten's blog post recommended Slave to Sensation, there was a run on the book at Maine libraries.
Bangor Daily News profiles Whitten ’94, romance writers’ Librarian of the Year

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:06 pm

Whitten is a circulation assistant at Bangor Public Library who several years ago co-founded the library's Not Your Ordinary Book Club.

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Media describe arc of newspaperman Brian McGrory ’84, new Boston Globe editor

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:02 am

McGrory once served 52 readers as a Boston Globe paperboy and now serves over a million as the paper's new editor.

All smiles, Drew Gallagher '11 poses with a group of his students at Bruce-Monroe Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Drew Gallagher '11.
Gallagher ’11 makes a splash in D.C. schools, garners hometown attention

Monday, February 25, 2013 9:32 am

Drew Gallagher '11 believes all his students "have the ability to rise."

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Todd Robinson ’79 bets on Belcampo, a ‘breathtakingly complex’ tri-country agribusiness

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:52 am

Belcampo is not just an interesting company but a potentially important one.

YourBrand LIve founder Fritz Brumder '01 discusses his web application on a "Meet the Startup" interview in Portland, Ore.
Oregonian profiles Your Brandlive app developed by Brumder ’01

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:38 pm

It's a kick to Skype with Grandma or a job candidate, but would you want to have an interactive video session with your favorite retailer?

A captive adult male Cercopithecus lomamiensis. Photograph by  Maurice Emetshu.
Detwiler ’95 plays key role in confirming new African monkey species

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:02 pm

An African monkey known as a lesula was recently confirmed as a new species by Kate Detwiler '95 and her fellow primate researchers.

A participant as well as scholar of culture, Rand often injects personal experiences into her work. Here, skating in Falmouth, she bends back her leg for a catch-foot spiral, an "age-defying" move she describes in Red Nails, Black Skates. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Figuring out Erica Rand, the scholar

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Red Nails, Black Skates is a crash course in Erica Rand's areas of cultural criticism, through the lens of figure skating.

During a vaccine clinic in October 2009, Miljan Zecevic '10 receives his vaccine injection. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Shifts in student routines may explain 2009’s H1N1 surge, Bates researchers find

Monday, January 28, 2013 12:00 pm

The findings suggest that the patterns of student movement across a campus like Bates is not as "well-blended" as thought.

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