Stories about "Diversity"
Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm

On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.

Election Night at Bates

Friday, November 7, 2008 1:24 pm

Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.

Global Lens 2008 film series continues with Argentinian, Iranian entries

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:11 pm

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, continues at the Olin Arts Center, Bates College, this week with 7 p.m. screenings of the 2006 Iranian drama 'The Fish Fall in Love' on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Room 104, and 'Kept and Dreamless' (Argentina, 2005) on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Room 105.

Global Lens 2008 film series continues with Lebanese drama 'The Kite'

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 11:50 am

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, continues in Bates College's Olin Arts Center this week with a 7 p.m. screenings of the 2003 Lebanese drama "The Kite" on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Room 104.

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.

Cornfield as Classroom

Saturday, November 1, 2008 9:20 am

Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.

Keeping Pace with the Earth

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:58 am

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why.

It's all about the paper trail for archives director Kat Stefko

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:44 am

Asked to describe her job as an archivist, Katherine Stefko's stock reply is, "I'm paid to read other people's mail." The joke is revealing. Director of archives and special collections at Bates, Stefko oversees the delicate work of gathering documentary materials that reveal the details — sometimes very personal — of history.

Sulochana's mainstage production

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:57 pm

Sulochana Dissanayake ’09 of Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka, directed the Bates College...

Phillips Fellow to discuss research into Chinese subgroup

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

Kong wanted to learn more about the Hakka culture, a subgroup of China's dominant Han people, and compare the influence of that culture in a city of the new China and in Mauritius, with the ultimate goal of better understanding her own identity as a Hakka

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