Stories about "Society and culture"
Keelin Godsey '06 makes a point during the panel discussion "Economic Challenges, Social Justice and the Athletic Experience," part of the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program on Jan. 21, 2013. Panelists also included moderator Erica Rand, Whitehouse Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Women and Gender Studies; student athlete Jacqui Holmes '13; and head squash coach Pat Cosquer '97. Photograph by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Outside the lines, athletes face social and economic challenges, say MLK Day panelists

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Coaches and students agree, athletes from underrepresented backgrounds face tough challenges.

Bates Athletics’ ‘You Can Play’ video supports LGBT inclusion

Monday, January 21, 2013 12:00 pm

Featuring 19 Bates student-athletes and President Clayton Spencer, the video campaign supports LGBT athletes in all facets of the college's 31 varsity programs.

Members of President Woodrow Wilson's cabinet appear to be maintaining their fitness resolutions in this photo from August 1917. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, National Photo Company Collection.
Langdon talks New Year’s resolutions with Maine Public Broadcasting

Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:00 pm

When it comes to weight loss, Langdon is more concerned with the “why?” and “how?”

Public radio interviews Kane about her book ‘The Gender Trap’

Thursday, December 6, 2012 9:35 am

Customs like pink for girls and blue for boys are not necessarily benign choices, says Bates sociologist Emily Kane.

Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

Danforth's letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

Jason Castro, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience.
Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:12 am

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

Bookies and other gamblers used to depend on skilled "line men," like Uncle Arthur, for timely sports results, including race results from Suffolk Downs in East Boston, shown here in the 1930s. Photograph courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:33 am

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

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:29 am

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case challenging use of race...

2012 Bates website
Bates is best in higher-ed website competition

Monday, August 13, 2012 12:00 pm

The redesigned Bates website won Best Website and Best Home Page in the 2012 eduStyle Awards.

From 2007, this portrait of Peter Carlisle '91 was taken in his Portland, Maine, office. The poster behind Carlisle shows Michael Phelps wearing his Olympic medals in Athens. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College.
WCSH-TV interviews Olympic sports agent Carlisle ’91

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:33 pm

Peter Carlisle '91 discusses what the Olympics are like from an agent's perspective.

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