Stories about "Diversity"
Leading intellectual of the hip-hop generation to speak

Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:40 am

One of the nation's leading intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, Marc Lamont Hill speaks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Pettengill Hall's Keck Classroom (G52), 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

'Sankofa': Reflections of the African Diaspora on the Schaeffer stage

Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:45 pm

Culminating the college’s Jan. 17 observances of Martin Luther King Jr. Day,...

'Destroy what destroys us,' says Service of Worship speaker

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:36 pm

"It's been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come." The hopeful words of the Sam Cooke song sung by soloist Megan Guynes '11 made a fitting opening for the Jan. 16 Memorial Service of Worship that began Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates.

MLK Day: Bates explores non-violent activism past, present and future

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:09 pm

In case you think that all the heavy lifting in the cause of social justice is over and done with, the Rev. James Lawson has news for you. "I am absolutely convinced" that the 21st century will be the time for a social justice movement that overshadows the transformative campaigns of the previous century, Lawson told a Bates College audience gathered on Jan. 17 to celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bates presents actress, activist and storyteller Vinie Burrows

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:25 pm

Called “an actress of superb virtuosity” by The Associated Press, performer and...

South Florida Gay News profiles hammer champ Keelin Godsey '06

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:05 pm

South Florida Gay News columnist Dan Woog profiles two-time NCAA champion hammer...

2011 King Day events include debate, performance

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 1:42 pm

Here’s a detailed schedule of events for the 2011 Martin Luther King...

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

Monday, January 3, 2011 4:44 pm

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.

Bates 'Swing Deans' featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, January 3, 2011 10:26 am

"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."

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 11:44 am

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.

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