Stories about "Bates in the News"
Associate Professor of Politics Stephen Engel places his hand over his heart as the Manic Optimists sing the national anthem in Memorial Commons. Dressed as a Supreme Court justice, Engel swore in the new U.S. president, Gabriel Nott '17, who then delivered his vision for America in his inaugural address. It was all the culmination of the mock presidential election for the course “Presidential Campaign Rhetoric." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Newsmakers talk about rural education (it's not only about white Americans) and the Senate and the filibuster; plus two alumni innovators in the financial world.

Surrounded by scaffolding and newly clad in siding to match the adjacent Cutten Maintenance Center, the Renewable Fuel Oil tank is shown on Jan. 19, 2017. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Bates in the News: March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:51 pm

The media explain why pot is legal in Maine yet illegal at colleges like Bates, and why Bates is a case study of why a biofuel company might expand to Maine.

President Clayton Spencer poses in Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall on April 2, 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: Feb. 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:01 am

The Maine media focused on President Clayton Spencer's statement following the executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Tim Ohashi '11 is the hockey operations analyst for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)
Bates in the News: Jan. 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 am

The Washington Post reports how Tim Ohashi '11 idolized the Washington Capitals as a kid and now he's on the NHL's team's coaching staff. How'd that happen?

In Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Othello: The Remix, Postell Pringle '98 (left, as Othello) and GQ (Iago) face off as Iago’s plot unfolds. (Photograph by Michael Brosilow)
Bates in the News: Dec. 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 4:27 pm

Bates College stands firmly by the DACA program, says President Spencer. Plus, Jason Castro is a "Scientist to Watch" and New York Times reviews an alum as a hip-hop Othello.

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Bates in the News: Nov. 11, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 8:38 am

Bates-related election news include local and national coverage of an attempt to discourage Bates students from voting.

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Bates in the News: Oct. 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016 8:00 am

The news media tells stories about coastal research, Bates parents of a transgender child, Val Smith '75's second year as Swarthmore president, and teaching 9/11 to students who don't remember it.

Voot Yin '96, a researcher at Mount Desert Island Biological Laborary, and a colleague have earned a patent for a new heart drug. (Photograph courtesy of MDI Biological Laboratory)
Bates in the News: Aug. 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:38 pm

The news media find Bates connections in wealth management, horse racing, heart disease, the Olympics, prison reform, transgender issues, higher-ed policy, and, of course, orphan parrots.

Thom Freeman '63 poses with head coach Chick Leahey '53, slugger Howard Vandersea '63, and (Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
Bates in the News: July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:57 pm

A 1960s Bobcat pitching ace gets a Hall of Fame nod; a Bates biologist explains why a petrel ignores a potential mate's immune genetics; and a Bob Dylan / Robert Indiana mashup at the museum gets a great review.

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Bates in the News: July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 8:00 am

A young alum's 11 road-trip rules in The New York Times; why a Chinese bishop recanted criticism of the state-controlled church; and two alums make a top-50 Mainers list.

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