Stories about "Society and culture"
Bates dedicates Veterans Plaza, now ‘part of our mission to educate and transform lives’

Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:21 am

"Veterans Plaza will be part and parcel of our mission to educate and transform lives," said President Clayton Spencer at the virtual dedication event on Oct. 9.

Brian Evans - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance (bevans@bates.edu) Teaching in person:Dance Repertory
Meet new faculty: Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:15 pm

We create meaning with more than our brains, says Evans, a new lecturer in dance. Through the embodied arts, we can literally "dance through life" — and gain the power "to be unabashedly human.”

Meet new faculty: Yunkyoung Garrison and the impact of racism and classism on mental health

Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:40 pm

Garrison studies the impacts of racism and classism on mental health, including how the social concept of meritocracy contributes to stress.

Meet new faculty: Lisa Gilson and political words that fit the need

Friday, September 25, 2020 9:18 am

A political theorist, Gilson explains why activists need to use language that is "adapted to their specific situation" — even if the language is off-putting to voters.

Meet new Bates faculty: Nivedhitha Subramanian and what job-searching women in Pakistan seek

Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:39 am

A development and labor economist, Subramanian studies economic challenges in less-developed countries, especially for women/

Meet new Bates faculty: Seulgie Lim and gender equality in West Africa

Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:54 am

Born in South Korea and raised in Mauritania, Lim researches gender equity efforts in West African nations. At Bates, she anticipates learning her students' "experiences and stories."

Campus Construction Update: July 24, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:04 pm

“Things are looking awesome” at Veterans Plaza, reports Shelby Burgau, who is managing the project for Bates.

‘We got you. We got each other:’ Words of encouragement to the Class of 2020, from a millennial professor

Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:01 am

Take it from millennials and a multitude of Black authors, writes English professor Therí A. Pickens: Class of 2020, you are not alone.

‘Wow!’ Bates Admission video series wins national communications award

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:20 pm

Produced in-house at Bates, the award-winning video series sheds light on the college search, application, and financial aid process with wit, warmth, and candor.

Items from the Bates artifacts collection, 1860s to 2011.See: bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC098.htmlIncluding: peace pipe used during class day; banners;Cornet used by Levi Washington Ballard who organized the Maine State Seminary Band; conk found by Outing Club; Paperweight with drawing of a scene from Bates vs Bowdoin football game of Oct. 29, 1898 showing William A. Saunders '99 with the ball and a score of Bates 6 and Bowdoin; nurse pin; shaving set; white cane used by President Phillips.
From the Archives: Bates nurses, Julia Child, and a German ace

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:52 pm

Historical items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collection Library and elsewhere.

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