Stories about "Academic Life"
Social justice takes many forms at inaugural Bates Film Festival

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:13 pm

When it was time for students in the Bates College course “Film Festival Studies” to produce the inaugural Bates Film Festival, friends were ready to help.

Did closing New York City bathhouses in the 1980s strip dignity from gay men?

Friday, March 16, 2018 9:35 am

The closing of gay bathhouses during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis constituted a “dignity taking,” two scholars argued in a Bates presentation.

Bates’ environmental studies program cited as national model for community engagement

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:30 am

“The way the Bates environmental studies program weaves public engagement into the fabric of the major produces fabulous outcomes."

Ian Erickson ’18 takes the first critical look at HIV/AIDs activism in 1980s rural Maine

Friday, March 9, 2018 11:22 am

In the beginning, “people in Maine, whether they were queer or not, viewed themselves as immune and separate from HIV/AIDS."

Bates at Night: Dodgeball for a cause

Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:34 pm

Student and faculty-staff teams dodged, dipped, ducked, dived, and dodged to support a school food pantry.

Q&A: Ben Tonelli ’18 creates model showing how songbirds spread ticks

Friday, March 2, 2018 10:34 am

"Until Ben’s model, we haven’t had a sense of where the redistribution might occur and the possible scale of that effect,” says his adviser.

Bates College ranks No. 1 in Fulbright Student awards for 2017–18

Monday, February 19, 2018 11:06 am

The prestigious Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship initiative for international educational exchange.

A brief history of Frederick Douglass, Oren Cheney, and Bates

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Bates founder Oren Cheney and the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass were friends and giants in their worlds.

Why the sultans read Socrates

Friday, February 16, 2018 1:14 pm

Ali Akhtar's first book explores how medieval caliphates were ruled, and how ancient thought influenced the rulers and their people.

Bates at Night: Intramurals and ‘playing the game we love’

Friday, February 16, 2018 10:40 am

When it comes to Bates intramurals, you try not to let "passion get in the way of having fun and showing good sportsmanship."

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