Stories about "Diversity"
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.

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bates looks forward to advancing broad diversity among its faculty. (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.

Jessica Clergeau '15 of Somerville, Mass., heads the line of models waiting to walk in the March 2013 Inside Africa Fashion Show (Michael Bradley/Bates College)
2015 ‘Inside Africa Fashion Show’ shares clothes, stories behind them

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:45 am

Bates College presents its fourth Inside Africa Fashion Show on March 7.

Bates student performers in the organization Sankofa answer questions from the audience following their performance during the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:44 am

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader's commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

Crystal Williams, associate vice president and chief diversity officer at Bates. (Leah Nash)
An award-winning poet, Crystal Williams to read in Language Arts Live event

Monday, November 17, 2014 11:09 am

The author of four collections of poems, Crystal Williams reads from her work in a Language Arts Live event at Bates College on Nov. 19.

Michelle Pham '15, Shamreen Fatima '16 and Daniel Oyolu '15 have organized TEDxBatesCollege.
Bates to explore ‘transformative power of difference’ at TEDx event

Monday, November 3, 2014 3:18 pm

Inspired by a phrase from the Bates mission statement, eight students will address the concept of the "transformative power of our differences" in a TED-style event on Nov. 8.

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