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Stephen Engel talks Gay Rights and Dignity in Kroepsch Award Lecture

May 2, 2018

As a part of his receiving of the annual Ruth and Robert Kroepsch Award, Associate Professor and Politics Department Chair Stephen Engel was given free reign to lecture on a subject of his choosing. His talk "The Conservative Potential of the Supreme Court’s Gay Rights Jurisprudence, or Why Justic...

Former Ambassador Burns Takes Trump to Task

Former Ambassador Burns Takes Trump to Task

Matt Morris

April 4, 2018

Students, staff, and the rest of the Bates community had a chance to hear a lecture from a former United States Ambassador and current Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Nicholas Burns on Thursday night in the Olin Arts Center. Burns was an ambassador to Greece and the North American Treaty...

Club Spotlight: Badminton Club

Club Spotlight: Badminton Club

March 14, 2018

Every few weeks The Bates Student covers one club out of the nearly one hundred clubs on campus. This week, we’re covering the Badminton Club which meets every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the Gray Cage. Though club meetings are casual and always welcome to new players, the club’s members are looking ...

Circus Club Prepares for Gala Dance

Circus Club Prepares for Gala Dance

January 31, 2018

Come one come all! Over the last few years, members of the Bates Circus Club have met up to practice their skills, learn new tricks from other club members. Now, the club is looking to demonstrate their skills on stage at the Gala dance later this year. Club practices typically take place weekly, t...

Free Speech Panel Discusses New Policy Implimentation

Free Speech Panel Discusses New Policy Implimentation

January 17, 2018

As a part of Bates College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming, students, staff and members of the community gathered in Pettengill Hall to discuss some of the issues surrounding free speech on college campuses. Ultimately, the intended goal of the meeting was to provide feedback on a “Free ...

Off Campus-Police Relations Disussed at Open Forum

Off Campus-Police Relations Disussed at Open Forum

November 8, 2017

As a part of their efforts to make changes to the social life experiences at Bates, the department of Student Affairs brought in two outside experts to give their input. While their open forum with students was sparsely attended, a variety of important issues related to the Bates experienced were discusse...

Cleaning Through Mud, Trash, and Mount David

Cleaning Through Mud, Trash, and Mount David

October 11, 2017

Despite rainy conditions, a large group of students gathered to volunteer their time and help make our campus a little cleaner during this past Sunday’s EcoService Day. The annual campus-wide cleanup started last year as an extension of the longer standing community cleanup throughout Lewiston tha...

Ladd Celebrates Banned Books Week in Style

Ladd Celebrates Banned Books Week in Style

October 4, 2017

As a part of National Banned Books Week, Ladd Library organized a series of mid-day talks by Bates professors about censorship across history and the world. The library is also placing a selection of books about censorship by the front entrance for easy accessibility. The speaker series was one of many ...

Bates Goes for Sustainability Gold

Bates Goes for Sustainability Gold

September 27, 2017

Over the summer, Bates was upgraded to a Gold rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an organization that reviews the environmental impact of colleges. The rating is the second highest that the association gives, and places Bates ahead of most of the r...

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