Stories about "Diversity"
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Video: Matt Baker ’17 has learned to trust his voice

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:15 am

Rhetoric major Matt Baker of Clinton, Md., begins our series of portraits of members of the Class of 2017.

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Picture story: MLK Day 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Photographs of the many and varied people, places, and events capture the compelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates.

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Slideshow: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 at Bates, hour by hour

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:31 pm

From Sunday's interfaith service to Tuesday's read-in at a local school, immerse yourself in Bates College's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Marcus Bruce '77, the college's Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, listens to his students on Dec. 8 during his class on Benjamin Mays. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Q&A: Marcus Bruce ’77 on Benjamin Mays, MLK, and the ongoing struggle for emancipation

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:50 pm

Bruce, the college's Benjamin Mays Professor, explains why Mays — Class of 1920, great 20th-century civil rights leader, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. — offers hope for "a new birth of freedom."

"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.

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