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Kiese Laymon Brings Humor to Reckon with Racial Past in Liberal Arts Institutions

At 7:30 on Thursday, Sept. 26, students, faculty, and many others shuffled into Memorial Commons for an evening discussion of social justice with author and Mississippi native Kiese Laymon. Laymon’s talk garnered interest across campus after various FYS students praised his writing from their class as witty, introspective, and eye-opening. Some students came to learn […]

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Lizanecz’s Plans for his Presidency

Ryan Lizanecz ’20 wasn’t planning on running for Student Body President. Although he has represented the class of 2020 for three years, he didn’t necessarily see himself in the chief position. “[Running] was a very last-minute thing,” he said. “To be completely honest, during my time on student government I found that the system wasn’t […]

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23 and Who? Roth Explores DNA and Identity

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Dr. Wendy Roth of the University of Pennsylvania spoke in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom to members of the Bates community. Sponsored by the Sociology, Psychology, and Biology departments, the talk focused on the mass proliferation of genetic ancestry tests and their social impact. Roth aimed to investigate a timely and fascinating […]