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What’s up with Hong Kong? Students Share Insight on Living with Protests

September 18, 2019

Over the summer, the world has watched as Hong Kong continues to protest for its freedom. Marches on the street. Sit-ins in the airport. Lennon walls. Vandalism. These are just a few of the ways Hong Kongers have fought to have their voices heard. Yet, while these issues can seem far removed from u...

Fellowship Winners Present on Summer Experiences

September 18, 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, the Harward Center began the first round of presentations on work that fellowship winners completed over the summer. Located in Commons 221-222, the program featured the stories of four students who were awarded a Harward Center Summer Fellowship to work in the local commu...

Cory Booker In Portland, Greets The Student

September 18, 2019

Full Disclosure: Polkinghorn gained access to this event through a family donation. This article does not endorse any particular candidate. On Saturday, September 7, United States senator from New Jersey and presidential candidate Cory Booker departed from the usual New Hampshire and Iowa circuits to p...

“Pizza and Politics” Event Screens Democratic Debate

September 18, 2019

Last Thursday, members of the Bates community gathered in the Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall to watch the third Democratic debate of the primary cycle. Aired by ABC News with moderators George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Jorge Ramos, the debate featured the top ten polling candidates ...

Bates Russian Department Welcomes Julia Gerlyuk

September 18, 2019

Julia Gerlyuk beams as she describes her career as a journalist. It is undeniable how much she enjoyed her career in broadcast journalism in Moscow before moving to New York City to live with her husband two years ago. Gerlyuk spent four days last week on Bates’ campus, speaking to Russian students and...

Morency Shares Health, Safety Views on 80’s

September 18, 2019

The decade of the 1980’s, according to the Urban Dictionary, can be summed up in six words: sex, drugs, alcohol, music, hair, and technology. For some Bates students, those words are also an accurate description of the annual 1980’s dance, which took place this past Saturday night. The event hosted...

Goldman Sachs Comes to Bates

May 1, 2019

Many consider Goldman Sachs to be the most powerful and influential investment banking company in the US, if not the world. The multinational company as of 2018 has a revenue of $36.62 billion, has $1.542 trillion assets under management, and employs around 36,600 people. On Saturday, April 27, six...

MLK and Masculinity

Sophie Mackin, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Because weather prevented her from joining us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dartmouth professor and author Shatema Threadcraft came to Bates to speak about her research paper “Gender Trouble: Manhood, Inclusion and Justice” on Thursday, April 25th instead. Politics professor Nina Hegel and Philosop...

Letter to the Editor, The Bates Student

Clayton Spencer, Bates College President

May 1, 2019

Earlier this week, I sent a letter to returning students and their families regarding the single fee for the 2019-20 academic year. I write this letter to provide some additional context for understanding the factors that inform our approach to setting the number. The residential liberal arts experience...

Say Yes to Fulbright

Georgia Scoville

May 1, 2019

Students entered Keck on Thursday afternoon to an unfamiliar setting. Instead of current college kids filling the rows, former fulbright scholars stood with nametags, chatting and milling about. They offered advice that students should make sure to spend time outside of the United States, and to delve in...

Rising Tuition Incites Petition

Margy Schueler, News Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Bates Students and families received an email from President Clayton Spencer concerning tuition for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Bate’s single fee will total the large sum of 71,388 dollars, an increase of 2,370 dollars over last year’s total price. The tuition hike is not...

Cigarettes, INC!

April 3, 2019

The evening of Thursday, March 28th marked the third installment of the “What is American Studies?” series. The Bates community in PGill G65 was joined by Nan Enstad, the Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Enstad’s lecture, “Cigarettes INC!” focused on her ...

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