Stories about "Society and culture"
Video: Voices from the class of 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:15 am

Katie Van Patten '17 of Chico, California recounts her experience directing a Sherlock Holmes play with an all-female cast.

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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?

Tim Ohashi '11 is the hockey operations analyst for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bates in the News: Jan. 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 am

The Washington Post reports how Tim Ohashi '11 idolized the Washington Capitals as a kid and now he's on the NHL's team's coaching staff. How'd that happen?

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photograph by Doug Van Hoewyk '98)
A year in Turkey teaches Doug Van Hoewyk ’98 to ‘maintain poise during stress’

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:35 am

A Fulbright Scholar in Turkey last year, biologist Van Hoewyk '98 and his family decided to stay despite the danger.

Jackson Whitehouse '17 of Cleveland, Ohio, plays the guitar during Pause on Nov. 30.
Bates at Night: A respite called {Pause}

Friday, December 2, 2016 11:25 am

A visit to the Gomes Chapel for {Pause}, a weekly secular service of music, poetry, silence, dance, and art.

Tessa Holtzman '17 of Las Cruces, N.M., Zoe Seaman-Grant '17 of Charleston, S.C., Arianna Fano '19 of Lincolnshire, Ill., Matthew Davis '19 of Chicago, Ill., and Daniel Basuk '19 of New York City react to early east coast results. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates at Night: Watching election results

Friday, November 11, 2016 11:54 am

Election night delivered a surprise to students, faculty, and staff who gathered in Chase Hall Lounge to watch election results.

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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.

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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