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Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:24 pm

No News is Bad News

The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.

Sunday

January 25, 2009
12:49 pm

Speech of a lifetime

Tom Whalen ’86 was part of a CNN panel that discussed President Obama’s inauguration speech. Whalen, author of A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, said the speech “overall [was] not a speech for the ages, but a speech for our times and the concerns people have. In many ways, it reminds me of a coach giving a halftime locker room speech to his team that’s behind in the game. What Obama saying is that we have to make improvements or adjustment in order to prevail.”

Tuesday

December 2, 2008
1:31 pm

Update: Economic Climate and Bates

In a second letter to the Bates community, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen provides more insight on the College’s financial management and planning strategies, and the “people, structures, habits and values already in place to guide us.”

Friday

November 7, 2008
1:24 pm

Election Night at Bates

Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
4:16 pm

Where Credit Is Due

The lessons go beyond economics when an entire department helps students sort out the credit crisis.

Tuesday

October 21, 2008
1:53 pm

Congress extends tax break on gifts from IRAs

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extends the rollover provisions originally enacted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The legislation offers charitably minded individuals a golden opportunity to make gifts directly from their IRAs and to exclude the amount of their gifts from gross income.

Sunday

October 19, 2008
1:33 pm

Field Geology in Maine

Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.

Tuesday

August 12, 2008
12:00 pm

From Bates to the Games

Andrew Byrnes ’05 is a member of the Canadian men’s eight crew that captured the gold medal Aug. 17 during the 2008 Olympics — Canada’s first medal in the event since 1992.

Sunday

August 10, 2008
12:38 pm

Iranians of all political stripes, ages believe U.S. will attack

In an essay published in Maine’s Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers in Maine, Visiting Professor of Politics Eric Hooglund writes about his early summer trip to Iran, which coincided with U.S. Senate and House resolutions (since blocked) authorizing President Bush to set up a naval blockade of Iran.