Stories about "Society and culture"
Bates joins national Schuler Initiative to support stronger engagement with millennial alumni

Friday, January 18, 2019 12:00 pm

The five-college partnership will explore and address an emerging trend in higher education philanthropy — declining rates of giving among younger alumni.

Video: Washington Post interviews Clayton Spencer about Purposeful Work innovations

Friday, January 18, 2019 10:44 am

Purposeful Work meets a major — though not always fulfilled — responsibility of a liberal arts college: helping students find jobs that feel meaningful.

Video: MLK Day at Bates is a chance to ‘get vulnerable’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Racism and other social inequalities are ever-present but not ever-discussed. Members of the Bates MLK Day planning committee invite us to open the conversation.

From the Archives: Chase Hall barbershop and 1939 Wedgwood

Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:54 pm

From Brylcreem to bow ties, here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, elsewhere on campus — and beyond.

‘Just like Bates’: Ngan Dinh ’02 helps build Vietnam’s first liberal arts university

Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:40 am

Among the first Vietnamese students to attend Bates, Ngan Dinh ’02 is now a key figure in the creation of Fulbright University Vietnam.

The top 5 Bates social media posts of 2018 from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Friday, December 7, 2018 10:07 am

In 2018, Bates social media followers showed a lot of love for big events and great news, not to mention blazing orange maple trees in their autumnal glory.

8 reasons why Edmund Muskie ’36 was an amazing political candidate in 1968

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:37 pm

Fifty years ago, Edmund Muskie '36 ran one of the “exemplary national campaigns of modern times.”

From the Archives: Ode to a 30-cent hot dog

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am

A few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere on campus — and beyond.

Ben Cline ’94 wins U.S. House seat; Jared Golden ’11 awaits historic decision

Friday, November 9, 2018 10:24 am

Ben Cline '94, R-Virginia, is heading to Congress. Maine Democrat Jared Golden '11 might know his results next week. Plus other alumni victories from Tuesday.

In telling climate stories, who’s in and who’s out? asks Otis speaker Elizabeth Rush

Friday, November 2, 2018 11:13 am

For Rush, author of the acclaimed Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, offering the 2018 Otis Lecture was a homecoming of sorts.

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