Stories about "News and politics"
Bates in the News: March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020 10:47 am

As COVID-19 affects study and work, we revisit Bates history, celebrate fellowships and promotions, and follow a Bates alum reality star.

I am a philosophy major and I got the idea from a younger sibling who has a large interest in entomology told me about the Zophobas morio. I keep the larvae in storage and I use a large plastic storage bin as their enclosure. Theoretically, with the number of worms (2,000) that I have, it should take them a year to consume 92 grams of styrofoam. I will just use the adult beetles for breeding and the only reason why adult beetles would stop breeding is that they have died. Thursday would be best for the photo. Best, Henri Emmet
Worms ate my coffee cup! and other Green Innovation Grants for 2019–20

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:36 pm

From plastic-eating worms to stapleless staplers, Bates' Green Innovation Grants support surprising — and surprisingly effective — sustainability projects.

Bates in the News: Oct. 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 10:51 am

Recalling Elijah Cummings and Benjamin Mays, a friendship between American and Chinese artists, and a math professor explains her favorite theorem.

Left, Tamsin Stringer '22 of Bloomington, Ind., (system change not climate change) and Reilly Dwight '22 of Sebastopol, Calif. (our home is on fire) and in green jacket and black shirt on right, Ashka Jhaveri '22 of Chappaqua, N.Y.“I can't believe I'm even having to protest this.”.— Muskan Verma '21 of Shimla, India, shares the frustration of inaction on global climate change after she addressed a crowd of at least 2,000 at Portland City Hall gathered for the student-mobilized Global Climate Strike, ahead of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23..“I'm not from this country,” she said. “But that shouldn't matter. This is affecting us all. And whether we like it or not, we have to take action.”.A representative of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement for climate-change action, Verma is a double major in theater and in rhetoric, film, and screen studies. She joined a large contingent of Bates students and several faculty who attended the event, organized, in part, by the Bates Environmental Coalition..
‘We have to take action’: Bates students, faculty join in Global Climate Strike

Friday, September 27, 2019 11:07 am

The words are right there in the Bates mission statement: a call to "informed civic action." And it played out in Portland last week as Bates students took center stage at the Global Climate Strike.

A field guide to conspiracy-theory rhetoric

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:16 pm

If you want to understand what’s driving a particular conspiracy theory, advises rhetoric professor Stephanie Kelley-Romano, try to understand the perceived evil behind the theorists’ stories.

Bates in the News: Sept. 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 9:44 am

An alum helps Colin Kapernick guest-edit a magazine, and Olive Kitteridge returns to Elizabeth Strout ’77.

Bates in the News: Aug. 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019 9:14 am

Two alumni speak out on immigration, and faculty write op-eds on the Democratic debates, purposeful work, and the outrage machine.

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.

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