Archives for "Society and culture"
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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.

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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...

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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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Boston Globe reports Howie ’81 is game studio COO

Monday, July 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Boston Globe tech blogger Scott Kirsner reports that game development veteran Hank...

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Slate turns to anthropologist Danforth for firewalking explanation

Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:41 pm

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

Jeremy Fisher '06 is co-founder of Wander, developer of the Days app.
They want to know from Fisher ’06: What is Wander?

Monday, June 18, 2012 11:45 am

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

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