Stories about "Maine and New England"
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.

Members of the 2008 AESOP trip dive into the frigid waters of the New Meadows River near Bath, Maine. From left: co-leader Emily Chandler '09, co-leader Lincoln Benedict '09, Ben Williams '12, Stephen Wright '12, Erin Pinover '12 and Monica Rodriguez '12. Standing near the stern is Maria Rouvalis '12.
AESOP is, and was, a great jumping-off point

Thursday, August 23, 2012 3:00 pm

For Monica Rodriguez '12, AESOP in 2008 shaped her understanding of Bates and herself.

Robert Long '79 poses with his daughter Erica Long '12 on Commencement morning. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen / Bates College.
Newspaperman Long ’79 praised by Times Record colleagues

Monday, July 30, 2012 4:33 pm

The departure of longtime managing editor Robert Long ’79 from The Times...

An unidentified archival image from the film "In the Blood."
‘In the Blood’: Bates presents Maine lumber industry documentary

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:26 pm

Wiscasset resident Sumner McKane shows his new documentary on Maine logging history, In the Blood, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

A photo from Ben Manter's bio thesis. Manter wanted to know if the specific yeast strain used in brewing hard cider affects the size and number of bubbles, which is known to affect the taste and aroma of a carbonated alcoholic beverage.
Maine media profile thesis-inspired hard cider business

Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:13 pm

Biology major Ben Manter ’11 used his senior thesis experience to kick...

Video: Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell’s keynote to ‘Open to the World’

Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:53 pm

Sharing the Chapel chancel with 15 Bates students supported in their studies by a statewide program that he founded, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell LL.D. '85 used incidents from his own life to drive home higher education's value to both personal growth and economic success.

Meet the Translations 2011 poets

Friday, October 7, 2011 2:19 pm

This year's Translations international poetry festival celebrates cross-cultural communication with visiting poets from the Americas, Europe and Japan. The festival begins at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, with a welcome, readings and a reception in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. Readings continue in Chase at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 29, and at 7:30 Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27-28. For more information, please contact 207-786-8293 or gdumais@bates.edu.

Civic Forums examine Androscoggin River, social entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:04 am

The Civic Forum Series at Bates offers presentations about the Androscoggin River and about social entrepreneurship during October. Bowdoin College faculty members Michael Kolster and Matthew Klingle explore the Androscoggin River. The following week, a co-founder of the fair-trade coffee importer Equal Exchange is among four of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs who discuss their work.

Video: Maine river restoration documentary features environmental economist Lynne Lewis

Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:19 pm

Professor of Economics Lynne Lewis’ collaborative work on Maine river rehabilitation is...

At Orientation, a get-out-the-vote effort

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:44 pm

Most of the registration tables on Saturday morning of Orientation focused on...

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