Stories about "Society and culture"
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Slideshow: National Selfie Day lures the Bobcat from his den

Friday, June 23, 2017 12:48 pm

The Bates Bobcat was on the prowl Wednesday for selfie, not selfish, reasons.

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How did Ed Muskie ’36 get baseballs signed by the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers?

Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 am

The signed baseballs include Hall of Fame signatures of Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle.

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Video: Gideon Ikpekaogu ’17 explores his multiple identities

Friday, April 14, 2017 11:18 am

In our latest "Voices from the Class of 2017," Ikpekaogu discusses his identities as Nigerian, African, and Dutch.

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Visionary educator Geoffrey Canada to deliver 2017 Commencement address, joining honorands Sen. Susan Collins, Wanda Corn, and Patrick Dempsey

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Visionary American educator Geoffrey Canada gives the Commencement address, joined by fellow honorands Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn ’62, and Lewiston-born actor Patrick Dempsey.

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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.

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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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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