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Annual Zerby Lecture Brings Popular Culinary Historian

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the annual Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lectureship on Contemporary Religious Thought, sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Office of Intercultural Education, brought culinary historian and independent scholar Michael Twitty to campus. The lectureship is offered annually out of an endowed fund affiliated with the Multifaith Chaplaincy. According to Rev. Dr. Brittany […]

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What Happened to Digital and Computational Studies?

The Digital and Computational Studies (DCS) program has frequently been clouded by student discontent. Despite being established as an interdisciplinary program in the 2015-16 school year, there has yet to be a creation of a minor or major. In fact, only two courses listed under the program were offered this fall semester. This may come […]

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Bates Democrats’ Conversation with Betsy Sweet

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Bates Democrats hosted a conversation with Betsy Sweet, a candidate running against United States Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, in the 2020 election. The event was an opportunity to hear not only about Sweet’s policy proposals and goals, but also her personal stories and experiences. For over three decades, Sweet […]

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Are We Running Our Own Show?

On Thursday, Oct. 24 Professor John M. Doris delivered a Philosophy lecture arguing against the notion that humans are free agents when it comes to moral decision making. Doris hails from Cornell University, where he works as a professor at both the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Sage School […]

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Reviving Homework Help at the Lewiston Public Library

Bates College partners with the Lewiston Public Library to host tutoring sessions every Monday through Thursday after school. The program is specifically geared towards the high school-aged refugee population in the Lewiston area, but is open to all high school students. Often, the kids seeking help do not yet have the English language skills that […]

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Elizabeth Strout ‘77 Returns to Bates

Photo Credits: Phyllis Graber Jensen/ Bates College On Tuesday Oct. 22, Elizabeth Strout ’77 returned to Bates to talk about her latest book: Olive, Again. That evening, fans poured into Olin Concert Hall, buzzing with anticipation. Upon entering, each attendant received a free, signed copy of Strout’s new novel. The event was split into three […]

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Nicholas Eaton ‘20 Shares Visions for Fall Concert

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Bates will welcome rapper and songwriter Bryce Vine to headline its annual Fall Concert, supported by rock band Manwolves. I spoke with Nicholas Eaton ‘20, Fall Concert co-director for the Chase Hall Programming Board (CHPB), to discuss his vision for the event and the process behind it. Eaton’s motivations for getting […]

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Bates Endowment Dominates in Market Returns

This month, universities and colleges all over the country released their endowment returns for the fiscal year. The Harvard endowment results in particular were widely anticipated by analysts and administrators. The world’s wealthiest university has struggled since the 2008 financial crisis–first under Jane Mendillo (2008–2014) and now under N.P. Narvekar–to perform well. Its reported 6.5% […]

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The Great Mug Heist of 2019

Have you ever taken a mug out of commons? If not, chances are ou have seen someone who has. Since the beginning of the school year, over 900 mugs have walked out of commons with students, and despite pleas from dining services the majority of them have not been brought back. The enormous number of […]

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When Are We Getting Lizanecz’s On-Campus Bar?

Student body president Ryan Lizanecz ’20 has promised an on-campus bar since his initial campaign as a means of creating what he referred to as “a social place for upperclassmen.” He believes that a bar on campus can act as an alternative to the Blue Goose, a popular Lewiston-based establishment among Bates students ages 21 […]