The Bates Student

Ryan, ‘86, Gives Scoop on Life After Bates

March 20, 2019

As college tuitions are at an all time high, many students both at Bates and abroad are forced to ask themselves when applying to colleges what they intend on doing with a liberal arts degree or a humanities major. Many high school and college students worry that they won’t be able to make a retur...

BCSG’s Campaign Heats Up

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

March 20, 2019

This year’s election of the Bates College President and Vice President is even more important than usual: in the aftermath of the Student Government temporarily stepping down to protest their lack of purpose, the new leaders will have an exciting opportunity to lead the transition into increased autonomy...

“Commitment, Cultivation and Curation:” Prof. Imani Perry on Digital Activism

March 20, 2019

The Bates College Office of Equity and Diversity welcomed Professor Imani Perry to the Olin Arts Center on March 7, 2019. Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies and faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University...

Women in Politics: The New Normal

March 20, 2019

The 2018 midterms saw the election of a record-breaking number of women, many of whom achieved historic “firsts” as individuals. To name a few, Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the youngest woman elected to Congress, and Kyrsten Sinema the ...

Admissions Discusses Incoming Class of 2023

March 20, 2019

The Bates Student sat down with the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Leigh Weisenburger on Friday, March 15 to discuss the incoming Bates class of 2023. The next morning, regular decision candidates were notified with their admission decisions. The 2023 applicant pool is another record-breaking ...

Benevides Fights for Acceptance in Brazilian Navy

March 6, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27, Bruna Benevides, a Second Sergeant in the Brazilian Navy, spoke in Chase Hall. Translated from Portuguese by Visiting Assistant Professor Jacob Longaker, Benevides advocated for tolerance and activism in her hour-long talk. While Bruna Benevides was serving in Brazil’...

Karen Jaime Discusses the Glam Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café

March 6, 2019

The words ballooned on the homepage of the Nuyorican Poets Café’s website are derived from the quote by the iconic beat poet, Allen Ginsburg: “The Nuyorican Poets Café is the most integrated place on the planet.” Karen Jaime, Ph.D. who came to Bates on Wednesday, February 27, to talk on a partic...

Citizen Talk: A Different Kind of Presentation

March 6, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27, students entered Commons 221 to find the room set-up differently from the usual presentation layout. Instead of the typical rows of chairs facing a chalkboard, the room was filled with round tables covered with pens and paper. This presentation, one of a three-part series ...

Bates Hosts International Dinner

March 6, 2019

Foodies at Bates from all four corners of the campus flocked to the Gray Cage for the annual International Dinner on Saturday, March 2. The dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as Batesies get the rare opportunity of a literal world-class dinner for the price of $10. In preparation ...

T. A. Spotlight: Franck Dumergue

March 6, 2019

The Bates Student runs a column featuring an invaluable part of Bates’ academic community—foreign language teaching assistants. These TAs provide foreign language students with firsthand cultural interaction and strengthen their abilities to converse with native speakers. This week, I spoke with...

Club Spotlight: Bates College Republicans

Quinn Troy

February 13, 2019

Sunday afternoon I was pleased to sit down and meet with the presidents of a club, one of whom suggests, “people don’t know it exists.” Frank Fusco, ’19, and Charles Harker, ’19, are co-presidents of Bates College Republicans. The club can be characterized as the proverbial “black sheep” of Ba...

“Malarkey!” The Consequences of Charter Schools

February 13, 2019

On Thursday Jan. 31, John Kosinski, the Government Relations Director for Maine’s Education Association (MEA) gave a talk about the current state of “malarkey” in Maine regarding charter schools. His talk in particular focused on the need to recognize that charter schools are in fact private rat...

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