Stories about "News and politics"
What It Took: Love led Anthony Phillips ’10 to ask, ‘How can we make other people’s lives better?’

Thursday, April 4, 2024 10:00 am

For Anthony Phillips, what it took to find a life journey worth pursuing was the love, resolve, and faith his mother and grandmother passed on to him. Their example led him to the community-focused work he’s now doing as an elected member of the Philadelphia City Council.

13 insights about the 2022 midterms from Bates politics professors

Friday, November 18, 2022 12:56 pm

What the pundits got wrong, why a new same-sex marriage law doesn't make constitutional sense, and why election denying isn't a strong strategy;.

Geoff LivingstonFollowYou Will Not Silence UsScenes from anti-Trump pro-Democracy protests in Washington DC on November 4.
Bates economist’s new research sees a shift in what young Americans want from the federal government

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:14 am

As they’ve experienced the pandemic young American voters have shifting notions of what they want from the federal government, according to new research co-authored by Bates Associate Professor of Economics Sandra Goff. But just what they want remains to be seen.

How Bates students and faculty seek to ‘move the needle’ on economics gender gap

Friday, May 20, 2022 1:37 pm

A visit by White House economist Cecilia Rouse underscores work by Bates economics students and faculty to bring women into a historically male-dominated field.

From Ed Muskie ’36 to Angus King, the desk of the senators from Maine remains the same 

Friday, April 1, 2022 1:16 pm

How the legacy of a piece of office furniture mirrors the responsibilities of representing Maine in Washington, DC. 

10 insights into the Russian invasion of Ukraine from Bates professors

Friday, March 11, 2022 2:20 pm

What does Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake have to do with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? That and other answers from Bates faculty members with expertise in the issues at play in the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Not so fast with the ‘time for unity’ calls, say Bates scholars

Friday, January 22, 2021 12:25 pm

Recovering our damaged democracy does not “come through any blind call for unity." Plus, the events of Jan. 6 may, in fact, be who we really are.

Video: Vanessa Paolella ’21 and guiding the student newspaper during crisis

Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:40 pm

In a time of crisis, a college newspaper can do more than inform, says Paolella, editor-in-chief of The Bates Student. "It keeps the community together."

13 post-election faculty insights: grift, con, and a dangerous game being played with our democracy

Friday, November 13, 2020 11:59 am

Five members of the politics department offer a 11 post-election insights, including whether Trump’s refusal to concede threatens “even a most minimalist definition of democracy.”

A ‘status quo election,’ say Bates professors — with disappointments, surprises, lessons

Friday, November 6, 2020 10:52 am

Regardless of who ends up in the White House, the 2020 election may have "revealed who we are as a country.”

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