Archives for "Society and culture"

Wednesday

December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

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

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 11:12 am

Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

Neuroscientist Jason Castro fields brain questions for Minnesota Public Radio

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

Wednesday

October 17, 2012 10:33 am

Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

Marcus ’82 pens Globe Magazine story of ‘Uncle Arthur,’ famed gambling racketeer

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

Wednesday

October 10, 2012 8:29 am

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

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

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case challenging use of race as one factor in college admissions decisions, it…

Monday

August 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Bates is best in higher-ed website competition

Bates is best in higher-ed website competition

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

Tuesday

July 31, 2012 12:33 pm

WCSH-TV interviews Olympic sports agent Carlisle ’91

WCSH-TV interviews Olympic sports agent Carlisle ’91

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

Monday

July 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Boston Globe reports Howie ’81 is game studio COO

Boston Globe reports Howie ’81 is game studio COO

Boston Globe tech blogger Scott Kirsner reports that game development veteran Hank Howie ’81 is the new chief operating officer…

Thursday

July 26, 2012 1:41 pm

Slate turns to anthropologist Danforth for firewalking explanation

Slate turns to anthropologist Danforth for firewalking explanation

The reason firewalkers don’t get burned lies in Loring Danforth’s research.

Monday

June 18, 2012 11:45 am

They want to know from Fisher ’06: What is Wander?

They want to know from Fisher ’06: What is Wander?

A startup social-media site reflecting users’ zeal for finding and sharing information about where they are and where they want to go.

Monday

June 18, 2012 11:28 am

Anthropologist Lynch ’89 examines one elderly workforce

Anthropologist Lynch ’89 examines one elderly workforce

Caitrin Lynch ’89 is an associate professor of anthropology at Olin College.