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Friday

October 26, 2012 9:30 am

Peter Gomes ‘cherished’ the Chapel that now carries his name

Peter Gomes ‘cherished’ the Chapel that now carries his name

The Chapel became the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on Oct. 25 as hundreds gathered to remember the late preacher and teacher in words and song.

Monday

October 22, 2012 3:21 pm

Maine media quote Bates officials for stories on Supreme Court affirmative action case

Maine media quote Bates officials for stories on Supreme Court affirmative action case

Bates officials react to the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin now being considered by the Supreme Court.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 3:11 pm

Howard ’12 is proof that science internships pay, chemistry journal says

Howard ’12 is proof that science internships pay, chemistry journal says

An internship with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, whose CEO is Mike Bonney ’80, helped Jessica Howard ’12 land a research job.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Increasing short-term relief aid — although an important stopgap measure — is not a durable solution for Yemen.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 11:32 am

Press Herald turns to Baughman for insight into Senate race fundraising

Press Herald turns to Baughman for insight into Senate race fundraising

An anticipated campaign spending war never materialized.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 11:12 am

Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology, discusses free will and the brain, among other things.

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 10:33 am

Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

From the 1950s to the 1970s Arthur Marcus was one of the best at his job.

Monday

October 15, 2012 4:45 pm

Maine’s TED-inspired organization to present ‘Villages’ at Bates Oct. 20

Maine’s TED-inspired organization to present ‘Villages’ at Bates Oct. 20

On Oct. 20, the Olin Arts Center hosts the daylong event Villages, produced by Maine’s independent organizer of TED-style presentations, TEDxDirigo

Wednesday

October 10, 2012 8:29 am

Bates has a voice in landmark case on race-conscious college admissions

Bates has a voice in landmark case on race-conscious college admissions

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case challenging use of race as one factor in college admissions decisions, it…

Wednesday

September 5, 2012 8:39 am

Party platforms reflect ideological battles, says political scientist Engel

Party platforms reflect ideological battles, says political scientist Engel

Changes in party platforms over time can reflect the winners and losers among the party factions.