March 4, 2011 2:26 pm
The initiative of student political groups at Bates College has drawn to campus national figures from both ends of the ideological spectrum during a single week in March. Rick Santorum, a Republican who represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House and Senate, addresses the topic of Islamic extremism at Bates at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Terry McAuliffe, who served as chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, offers the keynote speech at the Maine College Democrats Convention at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, also in the Muskie Archives. This talk, too, is open to the public at no cost.
July 1, 2009 11:46 am
During the presidential primary campaign, the Obama camp contacted the Bates Democrats and asked if we would host Ted Kennedy’s…
March 19, 2007 2:48 pm
Les Campbell, a leading expert on the development of democracy, visits Bates College to speak about the necessity and difficulty of building democracies in the Middle East Wednesday, March 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.
October 18, 2006 2:40 pm
Adam Cote of Sanford, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the Maine Army National Guard, visits Bates College to offer a firsthand account of his time in Iraq at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall.
May 2, 2006 12:00 am
As Bates College gets its five-week spring Short Term into gear, the Bates Democrats sponsor three events examining the war in Iraq and American military policy. The events are open to the public at no charge.
September 26, 2005 4:22 pm
David Horowitz and Al Franken, authors and political commentators who represent distinctly opposed social and political viewpoints, are scheduled to speak within days of each other at Bates College.
October 29, 2004 12:44 pm
In next Tuesday’s presidential election, Americans have a choice between “fear and hope,” former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell told an audience of about 100 at Bates College at midday Thursday, Oct. 28. Speaking in support of Sen. John Kerry and presented by the Bates Democrats, the Maine Democrat was the one of the latest in a series of notable figures campaigning here on behalf of the presidential candidates.
October 9, 2004 1:00 pm
“It’s often said that democracies are measured by the participation of their citizens,” President Elaine Tuttle Hansen observed. “We are fortunate at Bates to have student Democrats and Republicans who each year take that civic commitment to heart and work to register their fellow students.”
February 5, 2004 12:33 pm
Sen. Edward Kennedy, along with the daughter of Sen. John Kerry, will speak at the Bates College Chapel, College Street, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in support of Sen. Kerry’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
January 15, 2004 11:48 am
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio congressman and Democratic White House contender, stopped at Bates College during his Lewiston visit, Jan. 14.