Stories about "Society and culture"
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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Student laundry in the 1950s by mail, male, or the Hobby Shoppe

Friday, May 6, 2016 10:37 am

Students used mailable laundry packs, a nearby store's machines, or a Lewiston-Auburn service run on campus by students — who had to deal with deadbeat clients.

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At Emerge, students learn film business ‘by seeing it in action’

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:48 am

Like much of Bates' engagement with Lewiston-Auburn, the college's sponsorship of this fast-growing festival is a two-way street.

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Picture story: A Japanese tea ceremony is about ‘treasuring every moment’

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:44 am

Featuring images of a Japanese tea ceremony she performed at Bates, here's a story about Yuko Eguchi '03 and her path from Japan to Bates — where she staged an opera for an epic senior thesis — and into a scholar's life.

Katherine Creswell reaps the bounty that was the 2015 winter squash harvest.
Katherine Creswell ’05 ate a Maine-only diet for a month. Here’s what she learned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:11 pm

Ten years after doing a senior thesis on Maine food security, she decides to eat a Maine-sourced diet for one month.

(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Here's how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

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Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Michael Rocque, assistant professor of sociology. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Daily Dot quotes sociologist Michael Rocque on the link between gender and active-shooter events

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:47 am

Pursuing the gender angle alone is fraught, says Rocque.

Professors Baltasar Fra-Molinero (left) and Charles Nero (right) are among the families represented in Household, the latest from documentary filmmaker Craig Saddlemire ’05.
Innovative techniques — and a faculty couple — mark film about family by Saddlemire ’05

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:12 pm

Employing his technique of "community-based cinema," Saddlemire follows four Lewiston families, including that of professors Charles Nero and Baltasar Fra-Molinero.

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Politics professor Stephen Engel analyzes gay identity in Honey Maid’s ‘Wholesome’ ad

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:23 am

The ad "Dad and Papa" highlights the "contemporary boundaries and privileging of certain gay identities," Engel writes.

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