Stories about "Academic Life"
‘She saw herself as the Bride of Christ’: The story of an African nun in 18th-century Spain

Friday, December 7, 2018 12:40 pm

Bates professors Sue Houchins and Baltasar Fra-Molinero pooled their expertise in Spanish, African American Studies, gender and sexuality studies, and more to bring an African nun’s story to an English-speaking audience.

Marshall Scholar Chris Crum ’17 eyes legal remedies for online threats

Friday, December 7, 2018 9:08 am

Chris Crum '17 is one of 48 recipients of a 2019 Marshall Scholarship, and only the second from Bates since the program was founded in 1953.

What is truth? In a team-taught seminar, first-years learn to find out

Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:11 am

The truth is, the new seminar is less about figuring out what “the truth” actually is and more about exploring methods of discerning and crafting truth.

What I Mean When I Say: Joshua Rubin and ‘emergence’

Friday, November 30, 2018 11:28 am

As a scholarly term, "emergence" can explain political upheaval, a new fashion sense, or a good rugby match.

Resident dance artist Nora Chipaumire fuses the personal and political

Friday, November 16, 2018 9:43 am

“No apology, no surrender,” the renowned dance artist tells a Bates class. “However your day went today, it has now become brilliant.”

Here are the 23 items in the library’s Lost & Found on Nov. 13, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Items include a paint brush, course notes on Platonic notions of beauty, and a pair of headphones, reunited with their owner during our photo shoot.

Bates at Night: Trashion Show 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:30 pm

The annual Bates Trashion Show is a night of fun, with a message.

When legal nonprofit needs French language interpreters, Bates students step in

Friday, November 9, 2018 12:50 pm

French and francophone studies majors volunteer to interpret during asylum seekers' meetings with their potential lawyers, in a partnership that has only grown.

Bates politics professors offer a post-election brief on immigration, gender, and the rural-urban divide

Friday, November 9, 2018 12:11 pm

Democrats are able to debate issues like healthcare on their terms, while conversations about immigration have moved to the right, say Bates politics professors.

Senior thesis sees green inspirations in iconic West Coast homes

Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:52 am

The topic of Emerson Krull’s senior thesis was as near as her father’s business and as remote as the post-World War II era.

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