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Bates Hosts International Dinner

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 for […]

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T. A. Spotlight: Franck Dumergue

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 the college’s French teaching assistant, Franck Dumergue, about bleu cheese, lobster, and adjusting to […]

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CHEWS Mindfulness

When people hear the word “mindfulness” what do they think? What do they associate it with? What do people do that may be considered mindful? These were the questions that guided my attempt to identify how mindfulness plays a role in the Bates community. Early on, I ran into a few roadblocks—most people I talked […]

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Debating 4 Democracy

Bates College is a constituent member of Project Pericles, a consortium of 31 institutions that have a commitment to public and community engagement. On February 9, Project Pericles held at Bates its Debating 4 Democracy workshop, which aims to train individuals interested in activism and advocacy work to effectively reach their goals. Leading the workshop […]

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How Gender, Race, and Geography Play a Role in Sentencing

On Monday January 21, Chad Posick, a Criminal Justice and Criminology professor at Georgia Southern University held a lecture as part of the MLK Day events program called “At the Intersection of Race, Gender and Geography: Criminal Justice Sentencing in the United States.” Posick is situated in Statesboro, Georgia— a small, rural town outside of […]