Stories about "Society and culture"
Video: Devanshi Trivedi ’22, neuroscience, philosophy, and ‘what makes us who we are’

Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:35 pm

Trivedi has wanted to study the brain ever since a childhood friend told her that our eyes see the world upside down, but our brains flip everything right side up.

Bates Film Festival announces 2022 awards in six categories

Friday, May 13, 2022 1:01 pm

From more than 20 films screened at the 2022 Bates Film Festival, the Bates students who produced the festival have announced jury and audience awards in six categories.

When ‘The Birth of a Nation’ came to Lewiston and struck fear in a young Benjamin Mays

Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:06 pm

On this weekend in 1919, Benjamin Mays and Bates friends went to see a movie in Lewiston. Afterwards, they ran back to campus, fearing for their safety. Professor Charles Nero helps explain what happened.

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. 

Part feminist pep talk, part history lesson: five alumnae Bobcats deliver sports and life insights

Friday, March 18, 2022 11:03 am

A discussion among five alumnae who've made significant contributions to the women in sports was part history lesson and part feminist pep talk, with lots of practical lessons along the way.

Ecorep Tamsin Stringer ’22 of Bloomington, Ind., poses at the new electric charger stations behind Underhill in the Merrill Gym parking lot.“Underhill Electric Vehicle Chargers Project “Bates has installed other EV chargers in the past. This project will be different for three primary reasons. First, we have already received a grant from CMP for the make-ready infrastructure portion of the project, which has historically been the bulk of the expenses for EV charger installations. Secondly, this project will include installing level 2 chargers for the first time at Bates, which will allow for monetary collections for charging, tiered charging for different kinds of customers, and incentivize to move one’s car once it's fully charged. Finally, this project allows for future EV charger installations in the same location for much lower cost, because the make-ready infrastructure for more EV chargers will be easily accessible.
Bates College announces plan to become climate positive by 2030

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04 am

Meeting the goals of the Bates Sustainability Roadmap will "touch and enrich our lives here on campus," said President Clayton Spencer, while also furthering the college's stated mission of "to prepare leaders with a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world."

Why Costco gas pump hoses are so long and other retail insights from Joel Bines ’92, author of ‘The Metail Economy’

Friday, March 11, 2022 8:35 am

“Consumers have always had agency. The difference now is that they also have power," says Joel Bines '92, author of The Metail Economy.

NESCAC Snow Poll: 24 inches is a Jumbo-sized blizzard

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 1:13 pm

What NESCAC campus got the most snow on Jan. 29? Where does "blizzard" come from? Answers to those questions, and more.

Sitting with Desmond Tutu on Bates Commencement day

Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:54 am

Trish Morse '60 recalls Commencement 2000, sitting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Coram Terrace, watching the academic procession arrive, and talking — a conversation she recalls often, particularly after learning of his death in December.

Voices from MLK Day: ‘We are finished sitting quietly, insisting on the possibility of change’

Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 am

Five speakers on MLK Day at Bates, Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists, offered personal narratives and insights that vividly captured the day's theme, "What I Mean When I Say: Decolonization and Liberation."

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