Stories about "Academic Life"
Bates in the News: Nov. 11, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:43 am

The news media far and wide cover a trio of Bates "brides" hitting the road, a new novel by Liz Strout '77, and the troubling connection between existential risk and eugenics.

Otis Lecturer Winona LaDuke: ‘You need to make a choice between two paths’

Friday, November 5, 2021 10:47 am

What do hemp, centuries old squash seeds, and a lake of carefully tended wild rice have in common? The future, according to environmentalist, economist, writer, and activist Winona LaDuke.

‘Contented,’ says the cellist, rehearsing for his Bates senior recital

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:04 pm

Arie van Vuuren ’22 has played the cello since the second grade when his parents chose it for him so he could perform violin duets with his sister.

Professors, inspired by a Bates play, offer lessons in American redlining and racism

Friday, October 29, 2021 10:47 am

Bates professors offer a range of perspectives on racial justice, reparations, and housing inequity during a discussion inspired by the Bates production of the play The Luck of the Irish.

Charles Nero: This Spike Lee film is an ‘awesome takedown’ of the interracial buddy film genre

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:41 pm

Interracial buddy films like 48 Hrs. or Men in Black tell us that eradicating evil, including racism, is as "simple as black and white men becoming friends,” says Charles Nero, Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies. That’s not only simplistic but “a lie.” Here's why.

Frank? Fran K.? What’s in a name found in a Hathorn classroom

Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:21 pm

The mysterious signature — Fran K.? Frank? — was found over the summer by workers replacing old slate chalkboard in Hathorn Hall.

Say What? Bates quotes from here and there: Oct. 14, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:07 am

Here's the latest roundup of what Bates folks are saying about this and that, including why the Bates football coach felt like the King of England.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:08 pm

September's "it's-still-summer" warmth charmed us as we head deeper into the new school year, with lots of chances spend time alone and together.

Bates in the News: Sept. 24, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021 12:25 pm

An alumnus explains the push to exonerate one last Salem witch, and a professor shares his fright (and bias) during a post-9/11 flight.

Installation of upcoming Marsden Hartley exhibition.Included in the photographs: Gerald Walsh, art preparator (he is an independent contractor) vacuums dust bunnies from Hartley’s 1942 painting “Christ” (oil on masonite); education curator Anthony Shostak; curator Bill Low; and Corie Audette, assistant collections manager and museum registrar.
13 nuggets from a gem of an exhibition about Lewiston-born modernist artist Marsden Hartley

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:25 am

Personal effects and mementoes, alongside a powerful showcase of artwork, gives nuanced meaning to Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts, now at the Bates College Museum of Art.

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