Stories about "Society and culture"
Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson to deliver 2018 Commencement address, joined by honorands Lynsey Addario, Jill Lepore, and Bob Ludwig

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:00 am

Stevenson's work has freed wrongfully convicted death-row prisoners, reduced excessive sentences given to others, and brought greater equality to the U.S. criminal justice system.

James Reese recalls the night of King’s assassination, and the 50 years since

Friday, April 6, 2018 11:00 am

Twelve years old in 1968, James Reese recalls the night he learned of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and ponders unanswered questions of King's legacy.

In his inaugural lecture, Matthew Jadud calls for Digital and Computational Studies ‘for all our students’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:59 am

In his lecture as the inaugual holder of the Colony Professorship in Digital and Computational Studies, Matt Jadud describes how computing can intersect with the liberal arts at Bates — and how it already has.

Meet Ella Knowles, Class of 1884, Bates’ most dangerous alumna

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:34 pm

Meet Ella Knowles, Class of 1884 — a suffragist, trailblazing lawyer, and career boat-rocker whose life was a succession of singular female accomplishments.

For ‘One Goal’ author Amy Bass ’92, the Lewiston soccer team tells ‘an American story’

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:43 pm

The 2015 Lewiston boys soccer team, with many players who are Somali, were state champs. Bass spent months retracing their road to victory, getting to know the players, and understanding her college town in a new way.

Ian Erickson ’18 takes the first critical look at HIV/AIDs activism in 1980s rural Maine

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:22 am

In the beginning, “people in Maine, whether they were queer or not, viewed themselves as immune and separate from HIV/AIDS."

Q&A: Tim Dugan on Angels in America, 25 years after Broadway debut

Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:14 pm

Theater professor Tim Dugan felt that a Bates College production of Angels in America "would be embraced and celebrated." He was right.

A brief history of Frederick Douglass, Oren Cheney, and Bates

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Bates founder Oren Cheney and the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass were friends and giants in their worlds.

NBC’s Olympic-sized shout-out to Bates and skier Dinos Lefkaritis ’19

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:45 pm

Marching into the opening ceremonies, Bates Olympian Dinos Lefkaritis ’19 of Larnaca, Cyprus, drew an extended shout-out from NBC announcers.

With a box of photos, black history at Bates comes alive

Friday, February 9, 2018 11:29 am

As part of an annual conference, students delve into black history at Bates — and meet some of the history-makers

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