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Douglass Morency: New Director of Security Champions Dialogue

Douglass Morency: New Director of Security Champions Dialogue

Halley Posner

January 24, 2018

On November 15, 2017, Douglass Morency started as Bates College’s new director of campus safety. Taking over from interim head, Paul Menice, Morency hopes to bring a fresh, new set of ideas to Bates security. Born in Haiti, Morency moved to northern Virginia at a young age when his mother got a job a...

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 ...

Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir Delivers MLK Keynote Speech

January 17, 2018

On Monday, January 15 Bates College invited Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir, President of the Spencer Foundation, to give the Bates MLK Day Keynote Address, “The Education Imperative: Dreaming a New Public Education Dream.” In the beginning of her speech, Dr. Nasir discussed this year’s theme of “Power...

Lewiston Mayoral Election Progresses into Runoff

Lewiston Mayoral Election Progresses into Runoff

December 9, 2017

The mayoral race for the city of Lewiston will continue until December 12, where voters will have the chance to choose between Ben Chin and Shane Bouchard. Early voting will be going on at Lewiston City Hall until December 7, and Election Day voting on December 12 will be at Longley Elementary Schoo...

Colombia’s Future Told through Journalism

Colombia’s Future Told through Journalism

November 15, 2017

Photojournalist Christian Escobar Mora came to Bates on November 9 to present his work covering the nation of Colombia’s five decade-long internal conflict. Escobar Mora was born in the capital, Bogota, and has been published in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, and The ...

The Value of Medical Skepticism in Psychiatry

The Value of Medical Skepticism in Psychiatry

November 8, 2017

On Thursday November 2, 2017 the Bates philosophy department sponsored a talk by Kathryn Tabb, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Tabb has recently been studying John Locke’s theories on medical explanation, which she calls "early modern medical skepticism." Tabb has found t...

Pondering Free Speech at Bates

Pondering Free Speech at Bates

November 8, 2017

Across the country students, professors, pundits, and politicians are arguing what does and what does not to constitute free speech, as well as what official stances universities should take on the matter. Bates College, however, is not shying away from these tense yet important topics. On Wednesday Novembe...

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...

Mayoral Hopeful Mark Cayer Makes Visit to Bates

Mayoral Hopeful Mark Cayer Makes Visit to Bates

November 1, 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, Lewiston mayoral candidate Mark Cayer visited campus to share his platform with Bates students. Cayer’s visit was part of a larger local election series at Bates, and was followed by a similar presentation by fellow mayoral candidate Ben Chin on Thursday, October 26. Cayer be...

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...

Student Government Pushes for Free Meals in Commons

Student Government Pushes for Free Meals in Commons

October 11, 2017

Bates has long provided its students with a tremendously unique dining program; the single dining hall setup allows students to connect in a centralized location, while unlimited swipes encourages students to enter and leave Commons as frequently as they desire with no financial recourse. Now, Student ...

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 ...

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