Stories about "News and politics"
1:30–2:30pmBates Alumni in CongressRepresentatives Ben Cline ’94 and Jared Golden ’11 will engage in a discussion about how their Bates experiences shaped their careers and road to the United States House of Representatives. Associate Professor of Politics John Baughman and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Stephanie Kelley-Romano will moderate a conversation examining their year as members of the congressional freshman class of 2019.Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)
Similar but different, Congressmen Ben Cline ’94 and Jared Golden ’11 return for Reunion

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:36 pm

For all that’s similar about the two Bobcats in Congress, a key difference — Golden being a Democrat, Cline a Republican — made their Reunion appearance a must-see event.

A Conversation with Congressman Bob Goodlatte Congressman Bob Goodlatte represented the sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representative from January 1993 to 2019. Congressman Goodlatte returns to Bates to engage in a conversation about how his liberal arts education helped shape who he is and how it prepared him for a career in politics. Congressman Goodlatte will also share his experience as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, a position he held for six years, and provide perspective on the importance of bipartisan politics today.Tuesday, May 7th 7:30-9:00pm, Olin Concert HallFacilitated by Frank Fusco ‘19 (College Republicans) and another studentThese events are sponsored by the Bates College Republican Club, The Center for Purposeful Work, and the Office of College Advancement.
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte ’74 invites, and gets, ‘tough questions’ during campus talk

Friday, May 10, 2019 11:24 am

Goodlatte, a longtime congressional Republican, talked about life in politics and fielded pointed questions from the other end of the political spectrum.

From behind the Iron Curtain, the German Green Belt is a unique nature preserve

Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:07 am

Germany's Green Belt project celebrates resurgent nature along the former East-West border — but also leaves some people behind, says Bates’ Sonja Pieck.

Exacting, empathetic, authentic: Kelley-Romano receives Kroepsch teaching award

Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:17 pm

She's known off campus for research on campaign rhetoric and alien abduction stories, but her students love her for keeping things real.

Students bring new analytical, visual skills to busting fake news

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:50 pm

The bull is in their court as students in a new digital studies course learn to discern real facts from fake.

Visiting Assistant Professors of Economics Kurzfeld's class on"Crime, Punishment and Rehabilitation" attended by Joyce Vance , where she participated in a panel. She talked about the work she did on penal reform in Alabama when she was the US Attorney for the Northern District. From Kurzfeld:The class on Thursday meets in Pettingill G50 at 1:10. The other two members of the panel are Joseph Jackson, Director of the Maine Prisoner's Advocacy Coalition, and Jesse Archer, a local defense attorney. Joseph is an African American man who was incarcerated in Maine State Prison for 20 years, including time in solitary confinement. He founded the first chapter of the NAACP in the Maine prison system, was the first inmate in the MSP to complete a Master's degree while incarcerated, and has since his release become a leading advocate for improved conditions for prisoners in Maine. He also works with the Maine Inside Out program, which uses theater to help incarcerated youth find their voice and their place in their communities. Jesse Archer is a criminal defense attorney who has been very interested in the racial inequities he has observed in his work in the local courts, including the racial disparities in jury representation, among other issues.She will speak tonight on The Mueller Investigation and the Rule of Law: A talk by Joyce White Vance ’82, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law, Culverhouse School of Law, University of Alabama. Vance is a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and frequent legal commentator for MSNBC. An entry in the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ Theory Into Practice series. FMI 207-786-6202.Muskie Archives
Joyce White Vance ’82: Whatever Mueller report says, rule of law stands strong

Friday, March 22, 2019 10:30 am

As the mythical Mueller report looms, MSNBC's go-to special counsel explainer brings Bates up to speed.

Bates in the News: Feb. 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019 9:42 am

The media turns to former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’82 to explain the Mueller investigation, and an alumna tells her classmate's story to emphasize the need for inclusive design.

Bates in the News: Jan. 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:22 pm

Bates alumni join and leave Congress, an alumna helms a university, and we learn how Brooks Quimby mentored Ed Muskie '36.

Video: MLK Day at Bates is a chance to ‘get vulnerable’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Racism and other social inequalities are ever-present but not ever-discussed. Members of the Bates MLK Day planning committee invite us to open the conversation.

Grassroots activism: 6 insights from MLK Day speaker Barbara Ransby

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:35 pm

Michael Sargent, an associate professor of psychology and a podcaster, interviews Ransby ahead of her Jan. 21 keynote address.

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