News Archives


March 19, 2007 2:48 pm

Expert on democracy to discuss plight, promise of the Middle East

Les Campbell, a leading expert on the development of democracy, visits Bates College to speak about the necessity and difficulty of building democracies in the Middle East Wednesday, March 21, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.


March 19, 2007 2:44 pm

Journalist presents relationship of environment to Chinese society

Journalist Bill Porter, aka “Red Pine,” will make two presentations about the relationship of the environment to Chinese history and culture at Bates College on Thursday, March 22.


March 19, 2007 2:39 pm

Harward Center screens film about Lewiston gun control activist

Bates College’s Harward Center for Community Partnerships will screen “There Ought to Be a Law” a new documentary film about a Lewiston woman who became a gun control activist after her teenager’s suicide.


March 19, 2007 2:27 pm

Human rights activist to speak as part of Stringfellow Awards ceremony

Human rights activist William H. “Bill” Slavick will visit Bates College to give a lecture titled Neighbors, Near and Far and present the annual William Stringfellow Awards in Justice and Peace Sunday, March 25, in the Benjamin Mays Center.


March 15, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of March 19

An interior tour of the new Commons on March 14 impressed Campus Construction Update many times over. What was so impressive? So much steel overhead and so much ice-crusted mud underfoot. The fast pace and no-nonsense demeanor of the workers hired by contractor Consigli Construction Co. Most of all, the size of the building, the soaring space of the building’s main dining hall and the views of campus it will command.


March 15, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of March 12

In April, work resumes on the cross-campus connector originally known as the Bates Walk, now officially titled the Alumni Walk. This east-west corridor will run from College Street through what is now Andrews Road and up to the new dining Commons. Paul Farnsworth, manager of both projects, explained this week that Walk work will recommence at a site between Lane and Pettengill halls.


March 14, 2007 2:53 pm

Amandla! presents 'Unity' conference, dinner and dance

Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents its fifth annual Unity Conference, Generation C: Generation Consciousness, an exploration of politics, gender and culture, on Saturday, March 17.


March 13, 2007 3:01 pm

Jones to address topic Betrayal: Sold Out by the Civil Rights Movement

Libertarian, entertainer and entrepreneur, Reginald Jones discusses the topic Betrayal: Sold Out by the Civil Rights Movement Wednesday, March 14, in Room 204, Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.


March 8, 2007 3:05 pm

Professor of African-American studies shares spiritual journey

Sue Houchins, associate professor of African American, American cultural and women and gender studies at Bates College, will speak Thursday, March. 15, at 161 Wood St., as part of the series “Spiritual Sojourners.”


March 7, 2007 3:35 pm

College presents acclaimed rappers the Roots

The Roots, a hip hop sextet recently nominated for two Grammy Awards, perform Monday, March 26, in the Bates College’s Gray Athletic Building, Central Avenue.