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Seeking Representation in Male-Dominated Spaces: Women in Debate

It is no secret that debate teams in higher education have struggled with upholding equal representation of women and gender minorities. At Bates this is no exception. With incoming classes, the gender ratio is usually balanced in debate practices; however, after their first year many women decide to leave, shifting the balance. The reasons as […]

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout ‘77 Returns to Bates

Photo Credits: Phyllis Graber Jensen/ Bates College On Tuesday Oct. 22, Elizabeth Strout ’77 returned to Bates to talk about her latest book: Olive, Again. That evening, fans poured into Olin Concert Hall, buzzing with anticipation. Upon entering, each attendant received a free, signed copy of Strout’s new novel. The event was split into three […]

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Goldman Sachs Comes to Bates

Many consider Goldman Sachs to be the most powerful and influential investment banking company in the US, if not the world. The multinational company as of 2018 has a revenue of $36.62 billion, has $1.542 trillion assets under management, and employs around 36,600 people. On Saturday, April 27, six Bates alumni working at Goldman Sachs […]

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Street Explains the Difference Between “Me” and “Not Me”

On Thursday March 28th, Dr. Sharon Street of New York University came to campus to give a talk on metaethics, titled: “On Recognizing Oneself in Others: A Meditation-Based Response to Mackie’s Argument from Queerness.” In her talk, Street gleaned insights from Eastern Meditative traditions that emphasize the thin separations between the self and others to […]