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Wednesday

January 5, 2011
4:25 pm

Bates presents actress, activist and storyteller Vinie Burrows

Called “an actress of superb virtuosity” by The Associated Press, performer and social justice activist Vinie Burrows offers two performances…

Tuesday

January 4, 2011
4:05 pm

South Florida Gay News profiles hammer champ Keelin Godsey '06

South Florida Gay News columnist Dan Woog profiles two-time NCAA champion hammer thrower Keelin Godsey ’06, a biological woman who…

Tuesday

January 4, 2011
1:42 pm

2011 King Day events include debate, performance

Here’s a detailed schedule of events for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. All these…

Monday

January 3, 2011
4:44 pm

Influential figures in older, newer civil rights struggles offer MLK keynotes

One of them described by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “the greatest teacher of nonviolence in America,” leaders representing two generations of social activism offer keynote addresses during the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College on Monday, Jan. 17.

Monday

January 3, 2011
10:26 am

Bates 'Swing Deans' featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

“The college came up with the positions, known as “swing deans,” as part of a broader effort to increase the diversity of the student body and enhance the experience of students of color, as well as those who are first-generation collegegoers or who are from rural Maine. Bates has a history of diversity: The college was founded by abolitionists, and it counts Benjamin Mays, who mentored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was president of Morehouse College, among its alumni.”

Wednesday

November 17, 2010
11:44 am

Native Americans' role in mercury legislation at issue in talk by UMaine anthropologist

An associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research at the University of Maine, Darren Ranco discusses the influence of Native American tribes on environmental legislation in a Bates College lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

November 10, 2010
3:01 pm

One-man show at Bates College illuminates experiences of people of color

Actor, educator and writer Steven Tejada brings his one-man show Boogie Down Journeys to Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

Tuesday

November 9, 2010
3:26 pm

College-access program head fills swing dean position

Michael Martinez of Dallas, Texas, has joined an unusual and innovative Bates initiative for enhancing student diversity. Currently director of a highly successful college access program for high school students, Martinez joins Bates as associate dean for admission and student transition on Dec. 1.

Wednesday

November 3, 2010
3:21 pm

Expert on American Indian and Native Hawaiian issues to speak

An expert in American Indian and Native Hawaiian history and culture speaks at Bates College at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Room G21, Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). Professor of history, American studies and American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota, David Chang presents the talk Borderlands in a World at Sea: Konkow Indians, Native Hawaiians and South Chinese in Global and National Spaces, 1860s-1880s.

Monday

November 1, 2010
12:34 pm

Slide show features Homecoming 2010

“Reach out,” said Larry Handerhan ’05 during a Saturday-afternoon Homecoming panel discussion co-sponsored by OUTFront and Bates Alumni Pride. While…