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Romney’s social policy represents a step backward for America

Romney’s social policy represents a step backward for America

Amy Schmidt

November 7, 2012

In recent weeks leading up to the presidential election, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been trying to gain support from women voters. While both candidates float the same general statements about increasing opportunities and support for women in the workforce, Romney’s record reveals a de...

A Balanced Approach

A Balanced Approach

David Weinman

November 7, 2012

Whoever takes the oath on January 20 will face the daunting challenge of stabilizing the unsustainable levels of debt that our nation continues to accumulate. During the last four years, the debt has increased by six trillion dollars. The growing costs of entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security...

It happens here, too. Bates needs to change the way we deal with sexual assault.

It happens here, too. Bates needs to change the way we deal with sexual assault.

Caroline Richards and Rachel Baumann

November 7, 2012

Judging from the number of students at NESCAC colleges who have come forward following former Amherst student Angie Epifano’s account in the Amherst Student of the horrifying details of her rape and the college’s inappropriate response and lack of support, one might say that it would not be surpr...

President Clayton Spencer’s Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

President Clayton Spencer's Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

Curtis Rheingold

November 7, 2012

To be completely honest, I had no idea what to expect from President Spencer’s inauguration ceremony. It was taking place in the middle of a Friday afternoon (a time when people were probably either in class or getting ready to start the weekend), and was located in Merrill gymnasium – a building ...

Dress nice, make ‘em look twice

Dress nice, make ‘em look twice

Catherine Tuttle

October 31, 2012

Women Advocacy Group’s soiree and reactions to sexual assault controversy at Amherst This past Saturday evening, the Bates Women’s Advocacy Group held their first-ever Soiree, held from 8-11pm in the Little Room in Chase. It was advertised as a “classy and elegant evening” and expectations were sur...

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