Stories about "News and politics"
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.”

HEC/29600/29676a.tifWomen of America! If you want to put a vote in in 1920 put a (.10, 1.00, 10.00) in now. National Ballot Box for 1920Harris & Ewing, photographer. Women of America! If you want to put a vote in input a .10, 1.00, 10.00 in now. National Ballot Box for. United States United States, 1920. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016884625/.
Bates folks share stories of their first presidential vote, and more

Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:55 pm

Stories go beyond ballots and candidates to capture feelings of pride and responsibility — and a deep awareness of what it means to protect one's vote.

Bates in the News: June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 9:21 am

A Bates equity VP explores Juneteenth, an alumnus pens a new book on Bobby Orr and the Bruins, a student TikTok video goes viral, and a professor answers an NPR puzzle.

Bates in the News: April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 10:13 am

It's good Bates in the News: On April 17, Jack Allard ’16 left a Philadelphia hospital after a highly publicized weeks-long battle with COVID-19.

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