Archives for "Diversity"

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…

Thursday

October 28, 2010 10:00 pm

Homecoming spotlights the wide range of Bates pride

Whether it’s harkening back to gridiron triumphs a half-century ago, celebrating Bates’ embrace of the great outdoors or gathering to…

Wednesday

October 6, 2010 10:55 am

Times Union interviews roots musician Corey Harris '91 about new album

Albany Times Union contributor Michael Eck speaks to roots musician Corey Harris ’91 about Harris’ new album, blu.black that fuses…

Friday

September 3, 2010 10:02 am

Sept. 7 Convocation to focus on decision-making, shared purposes

Bates College opens its 145th academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with Convocation ceremonies welcoming the approximately 500 members of the Class of 2014. President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and Professor Marcus Bruce, chair of the Bates religious studies department, are the featured speakers, with Hansen giving an address on How We Decide and Bruce focusing on A Shared Vocation that the new students are entering into.

Tuesday

August 31, 2010 4:27 pm

Video: Growing a community of new math and science scholars

At Bates, we know that we must cultivate future scientists from a wide range of backgrounds in order to flourish…