Stories about "Diversity"
"Tagged and Documented" (2013) by Hudu Bedoun appears in Phantom Punch.
Museum’s ‘Phantom Punch’ is among first in U.S. to present contemporary Saudi artists

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:23 pm

Bates makes art history on Oct. 28 when its Museum of Art opens the region's first exhibition of work by contemporary artists from Saudi Arabia.

"When I come to speak at colleges, this is what I look forward to the most. And this is one of the few Black Lives Matter classes in the country."
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-- Black Lives Matter activist @ShaunKing, expressing appreciation for the opportunity to speak in a Pettengill classroom with a small group of students in AAS/ACS -- "#BlackLivesMatter," a course taught by Visiting Instructor in African American Studies Yannick Marshall.
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King, senior justice writer for The New York Daily News, will speak tonight in the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on racial injustice and police brutality.
Shaun King: We won’t recover from the dip in our humanity by accident

Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:52 am

"Sometimes human beings are amazing, and sometimes they're really terrible," said Shaun King in his talk in Gomes Chapel on Oct. 11. And the U.S. is in one of those latter eras.

One of eight presenters at Bates' New Approaches to Early Modern Literature and Culture symposium, Patricia Akhimie of Rutgers University of Newark listens to a talk by a fellow presenter in a classroom in Commons on Sept. 26. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Literary symposium spotlights new scholars, new approaches

Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:39 am

Young scholars from diverse backgrounds brought fresh approaches to early modern literature at a Bates College symposium on Sept. 26.

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Picture story: Visiting Quebec City and Lewiston, learning to think like a historian

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:19 pm

Studying Quebec-to-Lewiston migration, students in a Short Term course learned the distinctive ways that historians “think and approach subject matter.”

During the winter months, the Bates Admission team gathered in Lindholm House to review the 5,300-plus applications for the Class of 2010. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Quotes heard during admission decisions — and what they mean

Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 am

In their deliberations, the Bates Admission deans seek to answer two overarching and linked questions: Is this student right for Bates? And is Bates right for this student?

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Livestream: Crystal Williams and Ford Foundation president lead MoMA equity discussion

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 1:34 pm

Williams, a Bates leader and highly regarded equity advocate in U.S. higher education, joins Ford Foundation president Darren Walker for the event.

William Jelani Cobb gives the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address in the Gomes Chapel at Bates on Jan. 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Acts of racial progress can ‘sow seeds of regression’

Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:32 pm

The keynote gathering in Gomes Chapel offered soaring rhetoric by essayist and scholar Jelani Cobb, U.S. Sen. Angus King, and Bates President Clayton Spencer.

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Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Incarceration experts and faculty members Michael Rocque and Chris Petrella ’06 comment on the Bates MLK Day theme, "Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship."

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As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

When students learn from faculty who are from many backgrounds, it "opens all students to the idea of possibility — both for themselves and for others," Williams says.

The Bates faculty during Commencement 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Mellon grants advance faculty diversity on campus and beyond

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:28 pm

Bates College recently received two grants, totaling more than $1.4 million, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance faculty diversity.

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