Stories about "Society and culture"
For Chip Noble ’97, Trek Across Maine is a family affair

Monday, April 15, 2019 10:19 am

Noble, a senior product manager at Garmin, makes the maps for each year's Trek. And this year, he's riding it with his two daughters.

“It was rewarding to start as a kind of blank slate and work my way to where I am now.”.— Ben Lyons ’19, an economics major from San Rafael, Calif., posing in front of the dramatic Nasdaq MarketSite overlooking New York City’s Times Square..Lyons is concluding a 10-week Purposeful Work internship at Nasdaq Private Market with the company’s head, Eric Folkemer ’02..Working on a long-term project under the guidance of Nasdaq Private Market staff, Lyons has gained practical understanding of data analysis, financial documents, and Nasdaq trading and technology. In the spirit of Purposeful Work, the experience has helped Lyons both explore and refine his interest in finance.
Bates-Gallup study finds ‘purpose gap’ between what college graduates seek and find in their work

Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:14 pm

The new study also suggests that Bates Purposeful Work offers ways that colleges and universities might better prepare students for the future of work.

Tales of wayward trustees and lost telegrams from Bates’ founding trustee meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:38 pm

When you're launching a new college, as Oren Cheney was doing on this day in 1855, you sweat the details, you don’t suffer fools, and you watch your money.

Student research reveals China’s uneasy embrace of video gaming, hip-hop music

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:42 pm

Can "positive energy and socialist values" co-exist with Western pop culture? A Mount David Summit session takes a look.

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.

Jennifer Doudna, pioneer and leading public voice of CRISPR gene-editing research, to deliver 2019 Commencement Address, joined by honorands Dolores Huerta, Travis Mills, and Megan Smith

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:12 am

An internationally renowned biochemist, Doudna is a leading public voice in the emerging discussion of the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology.

In 1940, pilot Catherine Winne ’41 was the first Bates female student to take to the skies

Friday, March 22, 2019 11:17 am

In 1940, Winne learned to fly through a civilian pilot training program that was also about preparing for war.

Q&A: Director Tim Dugan on the racial tension and theatrical ethics of ‘We Are Proud to Present’

Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:20 pm

"If people say that the play feels improvised, that to us is a success," says Dugan, a Bates theater professor and director of We Are Proud to Present.

Look What We Found: Wes Chaney’s historical contracts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:06 pm

“The history of Chinese emperors and generals has been written,” says Assistant Professor of History Wes Chaney. “I’m interested in telling the stories of everyday life.”

Recalling when Bates fought, yet benefited from, a racist debate organization

Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:33 pm

Fraught and frustrating efforts by Bates to get the national Delta Sigma Rho debate society to admit black members reveals a stark conflict between Bates’ ideals and the reality in which it operated.

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