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Street Explains the Difference Between “Me” and “Not Me”

On Thursday March 28th, Dr. Sharon Street of New York University came to campus to give a talk on metaethics, titled: “On Recognizing Oneself in Others: A Meditation-Based Response to Mackie’s Argument from Queerness.” In her talk, Street gleaned insights from Eastern Meditative traditions that emphasize the thin separations between the self and others to […]

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BCSG’s Campaign Heats Up

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. Need another reason to be an active […]

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

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, was chosen as the OED’s 2019 social […]

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Women in Politics: The New Normal

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 first openly bisexual senator. There are currently 102 women […]