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Wednesday

March 4, 2009
1:25 pm

Icelandic Excitement

The Bates College Radio station, WRBC, brought Icelandic band FM Belfast to perform a free concert this past Saturday night for the Bates community. A totally great band that I would never have discovered were it not for the WRBC, the four fashionable Icelandic rockers also participated in a symposium on Saturday, similarly open to the Bates community, in which they discussed what’s ACTUALLY going on in Iceland Bates’ own Associate Politics Professor Aslaug Asgeirsdottir, also of Iceland, providing two contrasting but informed points of views.

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.

Tuesday

August 28, 2007
11:20 am

Fabled AESOP trips build first-year solidarity

Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) sends small groups of students hiking, camping, climbing, kayaking and canoeing across northern New England with the aim of helping the newbies make personal connections before classes start. This year’s 80 leaders, working in pairs, will bring more than 250 first-years to destinations from Isle au Haut to Baxter State Park to Vermont’s Long Trail.

Monday

October 22, 2001
3:35 pm

Marge Piercy to read for Annual Writers Harvest

Prizewinning poet and fiction writer Marge Piercy, whose critically acclaimed narratives link people, passion and politics, will read from her work during the Annual Writers Harvest Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College.

Wednesday

April 25, 2001
3:55 pm

Bates to host conference on the Caribbean and the Americas

A group of Bates, Bowdoin and Colby college faculty and students, joined by a colleague from the University of the West Indies, will gather to participate in a day-long conference and roundtable, “Scientific Knowledge, Culture and Political Economy: The Caribbean and The Americas,” Friday, May 4, in Chase Hall Lounge on Campus Avenue at Bates College.

Monday

January 26, 1998
12:03 pm

Portland Muslim shares perspective

Jim Weaver of the Portland Masjid and Islamic Center will discuss “A Muslim’s Perspective” as part of a Bates College lecture series “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul” at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.